As They Speak: Native Voices in Today’s Literature – Virtual Book Club

As They Speak: Native Voices in Today’s Literature – Virtual Book Club July Title: The Creator’s Game by Allan Downey Wednesday, July 27, 7:00pm Looking to expand your reading list and discuss a variety of issues and topics important to Native people? Please join our digital book club, As They Speak: Native Voices in Today’s […]

Green Corn Festival 2022

River Walk Pavilion, 11A School Street Washington, CT 11A School Street, washington, CT

Sunday, August 14th, 12:00pm - 4:00pm (dancing at 1:00pm and 3:00pm) Outdoor Event, Rain or Shine Location: River Walk Pavilion, 11A School Street Washington, CT Corn is an integral part of the annual life cycle of Native American people. When the first tender ears are ripe for picking it is cause for celebration. Welcome the […]

Recurring

Let’s Get Fired Up! Traditional Pottery Workshop

Insitute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT

Saturday, August 20 1:00pm – 4:00pm Sunday August 21 1:00pm – 4:00pm Saturday, August 27 1:00pm – 3:00pm Join a three-day workshop where participants will be guided through the construction and pit-firing of their own clay vessel. Learn about elements of traditional pottery, including clay sourcing, temper, building methods, surface treatment, decoration and firing. Along […]

As They Speak: Native Voices in Today’s Literature – Virtual Book Club

August Title Original Instructions: Indigenous Teachings for a Sustainable Future Wednesday, August 31  7:00pm Looking to expand your reading list and discuss a variety of issues and topics important to Native people? Please join our virtual book club, As They Speak: Native Voices in Today’s Literature. Based on a variety of topics and featuring a range of […]

Beaded Earring Workshop

Insitute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT

Saturday, September 10 1:00 pm  For thousands of years, many Native peoples have decorated clothing and items with materials found in nature, such as shell, stones, seeds and porcupine quills. In more recent centuries, multi-colored glass beads have become a favorite medium, as well. In this wonderful workshop hosted by IAIS Educator Irene Norman (Mohawk […]

From the Earth and the Sea: Founders’ Lobster Clambake and Drumming Festival

18 Apple Lane, Roxbury, CT

Saturday, September 176:00pm – 8:00pm Event Location: 18 Apple Lane, Roxbury, CT Savor local Indigenous foods of lobster, clams, corn, and potatoes while enjoying drumming & dancing as performed by members of the Redhawk Indigenous Arts Council! In Native communities, festivals are often a way to both celebrate and give thanks. At this annual event, […]

A Step Back in Time: Housatonic Heritage Walk

Insitute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT

Sunday, September 181:00 pm We are once again pleased to be participating in this series of educational walks, coordinated by the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area. Join an IAIS Museum Educator as we lead a walk along our museum’s trails and end at our replicated 16th Century Algonkian Village. Get a glimpse into the […]

Recurring

Let’s Get Fired Up! Traditional Pottery Workshop

Insitute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT

September 24th, 25th & October 1st1:00pm - 4:00pm Join a three-day workshop where participants will be guided through the construction and pit-firing of their own clay vessel. Learn about elements of traditional pottery, including clay sourcing, temper, building methods, surface treatment, decoration and firing. Along the way, participants will learn about types of pottery found […]

Every Child Matters: Orange Shirt Printing Workshop

Insitute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT

ISunday, September 2511:00 am The Orange Shirt Project originated in Canada and is designed to commemorate the residential school experience in Indigenous communities, and to commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation. The name for this project is based on the lived experiences of Phyllis Webstad (Northern Secwpemc from the Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation), who […]

As They Speak: Native Voices in Today’s Literature – Virtual Book Club

September TitleNo Parole Today by Laura Tohe Wednesday, September 28, 7:00pm Looking to expand your reading list and discuss a variety of issues and topics important to Native people? Please join our virtual book club, As They Speak: Native Voices in Today’s Literature. Based on a variety of topics and featuring a range of genres, […]