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The History and Future of Connecticut’s Indigenous People

February 16, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Registrations are closed for this event

Darlene Kascak, a member of the Shaghticoke Tribal Nation and the education director of the Institute for American Indian Studies in Washington, CT, will join us via Zoom.  Darlene will very briefly introduce the audience to the 12,000-year history of Connecticut’s indigenous people, and then discuss more current topics such as stereotypes, Native identity, and the development of Native American social studies curriculum.

Darlene’s experience as an educator, tour guide, museum assistant, and Traditional Native American Storyteller has taught her the importance of educating both young and old about the many misconceptions and stereotypes about her ancestors. Her style of teaching from a Native American’s point of view allows children and adults the opportunity to have a new understanding of Connecticut’s Indigenous Peoples’ lives both in the past and in the present.

Co-sponsored with CT-S.E.E. (Solidarity-Equity-Education).

Registration required.  The Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before the program.



February 16, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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