Pigsgusset Initiative Invites Public to Discussion of Local Indigenous History

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The following information was provided by the Pigsgusset Initiative:

The Pigsgusset Initiative, a working group of Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment, invites the community to a panel discussion about local Indigenous history and the MA Indigenous Legislative Agenda.  

The forum on Indigenous History of Watertown and State legislation will be on Sunday, Nov. 14th, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Speakers include: 

  • Mwalim (Morgan James Peters), Mashpee Wampanoag performing artist, UMass Dartmouth professor and playwright who will discuss the Indigenous perspective on how Indigenous history is/is not represented
  • Dr. Mishy Lesser, Learning Director of Upstander Project,  who will discuss Watertown Indigenous history including the narrative embodied in the town seal 
  • Mahtowin Munro (Lakota), co-leader of United American Indians of New England and the MA Indigenous Legislative agenda, who will discuss the status of legislation.
  • Sarah Morrisette, Moderator, theatre artist and administrator and Pigsgusset Initiative member 

Following the presentations, participants will have an opportunity to ask questions.

This event is co-sponsored by: 

  • Kingian Response Team
  • Progressive Watertown

You need to register in advance for this webinar.   https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nVnQ-cnLSyGpApJzWt0GZA

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The Pigsgusset Initiative seeks to increase communication and promote collaboration among Watertown residents to undo the erasure of Indigenous Peoples from the place now called Watertown and to promote inclusive historical narratives.  For more information about Pigsgusset Initiative: https://watertowncitizens.org/working-groups/pigsgusset-initiative/

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