RIC to host first New England Native American Culture Week events in July

The first annual New England Native American Culture Week (NENACW) is a weeklong celebration of Southern New England Native American history and culture from both a traditional and contemporary perspective.

The NENACW and will focus on educating the non-native Rhode Island and New England community about the culture, traditions, successes and ongoing challenges of Native Americans indigenous to the eastern woodlands area of the United States of America.

NENACW events:

• Forum discussion on sovereignty, Monday, July 19, from 6:30-8 p.m. in RIC’s Student Union.

• Native American film screening and discussion, Wednesday, July 21, from 6:30-8 p.m. in RIC’s Alger Hall 110. Both events above sponsored by Rhode Island College.

• Powwow (traditional gathering of Native peoples), Saturday, July 24, at Roger Williams National Memorial, 282 North Main St., Providence. Gates open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., grand entry at noon. Sponsored by the Mount Hope Neighborhood Association and Sound Session.
Powwow flyer

All events are free and open to the public. For further information, contact Raymond Watson at (401) 338-7606 or Jenifer Giroux at (401) 456-9762.