“Praying Town” Film & Community Dialog

Date: August 20, 2020

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pn

Location: Zoom

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“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 […]

Indigenous Peoples Day: Land Clean Up

Date: October 12, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Location: Longfellow Pond on Oakland Street

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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. 

First Light Flashback: A Performance by Annawon Weeden

Date: October 13, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: 26 Benvenue St, Wellesley

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The World of Wellesley invites the community to join for this special presentation. Annawon Weeden explains that “Wampanoag means ‘People of the First Light’ due to our geographic location as the furthest eastern tribe.” Born and raised in the tribal community of Charlestown, R.I., among relatives of both Narragansett/Pequot lineage through his father, Annawon now […]

Indigenous Peoples Day Children and Family Event

Date: October 14, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM - 1:15 PM

Location: Schofield Elementary School

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Please join the World of Wellesley in honoring Indigenous Peoples Day with a children and family event that will explore Indigenous culture, traditions, and history. Professional educator Claudia Fox Tree, M.Ed. (Arawak/Yurumein)​, will lead our engagement together with a presentation centered on Native American (First Nations People) identity, culture, and history. Indigenous food options and pizza will […]

Film Screening & Discussion: The Doctrine of Discovery

Date: June 18, 2019

Time: 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Location: Wellesley Free Library, Wakelin Room

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Join us for a community viewing and discussion of Sheldon Wolfchild and Steven Newcomb's film 'The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code." This film sheds light on how documents written during the fifteenth century influenced doctrines of "ultimate dominion" that are used against native nations to this day. The film is 60 minutes long. […]

Public Forum on Indigenous Peoples Day

Date: April 29, 2019

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Wellesley Town Hall

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The Wellesley Board of Selectmen will hold a public forum during its regular meeting on Monday, April 29, 2019 at 7:00 pm at Town Hall to begin consideration of a request from World of Wellesley to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day. Please make every effort to attend this public forum. The Board of Selectman […]

Community Read Author Visit

Date: April 25, 2019

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Wellesley Community Center

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Join co-author Dina Gilio-Whitaker as we discuss her book "All the Real Indians Died Off" And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans. Unpack the twenty-one most common myths and misconceptions about Native American culture and history that have misinformed generations. FREE event.