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 Free Webinar

Date: October 28, 2020

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Location: Online

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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

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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

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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 […]

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: 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. 

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 […]