Event Categories: IPD

“Praying Town” Film and Discussion

Date: August 20, 2020

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Zoom

praying town
“Praying Town” is a documentary that explores the history of Natick’s Praying Indians tribe from the 1630’s to the Civil War. We will watch part one of the film will be followed by facilitated dialogue and discussion. Everyone is welcome and invited to continue to learn our history and deepen our understanding about the origins […]

From Smallpox to COVID-19: Microbes, Hate, and History

Date: July 29, 2020

Time: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Location: Zoom

From Smallpox to COVID-19
From smallpox and measles, to cholera, dysentery, and tuberculosis, Indigenous peoples have suffered disproportionate loss of life from disease since European settlers began to trade with them and later occupy their land. The novel coronavirus has impacted Indigenous peoples with a familiar ferocity, flagging their perennial lack of good jobs, housing, and healthcare. Join a […]

“Doctrine of Discovery” Film Viewing & Discussion

Date: July 23, 2020

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Zoom

Doctrine of Discovery film
How did European explorers and colonial settlers use the Doctrine of Discovery to justify the taking of Native peoples’ land in what became the United States? "We study the Doctrine of Discovery to listen to voices that have been silenced and disregarded for centuries. These voices tell a frequently overlooked story about the origins of […]

National Day of Mourning 2020

Date: November 26, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm

Location: Online

National Day of Mourning 2020
The livestream and pre-recorded content for the National Day of Mourning on November 26 can be viewed beginning at approximately 12 noon EST via the United American Indians of New England (UAINE) website, at the UAINE facebook group, on Youtube, and at the hate5six website.

Myth Busting Thanksgiving

Date: October 28, 2020

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Location: Online

mythbusting thanksgiving
If you plan to have your students learn and write about Thanksgiving, this webinar will help you teach this topic with greater accuracy and sensitivity. Kisha James, enrolled member of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gayhead Aquinnah and Oglala Lakota and the grand-daughter of Wamsutta James, will cover common myths. Dr. Debbie Reese, tribally enrolled, Nambé […]

30 Day+ Racial Equity Indigenous Peoples Challenge

Start date: October 1, 2020

End date: October 30, 2020

IP Challenge
World of Wellesley is proud to launch the 30 Day+ Racial Equity Indigenous Peoples Challenge aimed at breaking down barriers and biases by collectively and individually: Increasing our awareness and appreciation for the diversity of Indigenous people Deepening our understanding about the history of Indigenous people Deepen our understanding about the current issues faced by Indigenous […]

Indigenous Peoples Day Virtual Film and Community Dialogue

Date: October 12, 2020

Time: 3:00 - 4:15 pm

Location: Zoom

IPD film Lyla June
Please join us for a short film presenting Lyla June, an Indigenous environmental scientist, educator, community organizer and musician. Lyla June, who is of Diné (Navajo), Tsétsêhéstâhese (Cheyenne) and European lineage is from Taos New Mexico.  She inspires personal, collective and ecological healing through her multi-genre presentations on the topics of climate crisis, Indigenous rights, […]

Indigenous Peoples Day Land Clean Up

Start date: October 10, 2020

End date: October 12, 2020

IPD land clean up
Let's honor Mother Earth by working together to clean up our town! Join us this weekend for the 2nd Stewards of the Earth event where you will SAFELY gather with family, friends and neighbors and clean your neighborhood, local trails and ponds. The brook near Whole Foods is in need of our special attention. If […]

Natick Powow

Date: September 28, 2019

Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, Grand Entry 1:00 pm

Location: Cochituate State Park, Natick

Natick Powwow
Annual Harvest Moon and Creator Praise Celebration. Hosted by the Praying Indians of Natick Tribe. Honoring the Elders, Special Guest, Food, Singing, Dancing, Storytelling & More. This powwow takes place the last Saturday of September every year. The earth is sacred, Creator says it is so. Join us and give honor to this sacred bond. […]

Indigenous Peoples Day: Land Clean Up

Date: October 12, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Location: Longfellow Pond on Oakland Street

Please bring your family and neighbors for a walk honoring Mother Earth and clean-up around the pond. We will meet at Longfellow Pond on Oakland Street (parking lot by the pond) and decide the route together. All supplies will be available including gloves and bags. Co-Sponsored by Sustainable Wellesley.