A conversation with Heidi K. Brandow (Diné & Kānaka Maoli), artist and co-founder of the Harvard Indigenous Design Collective

Hosted by Mass History Commons

October 8, 2021, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.


How do local organizations and towns think about Indigenous history and perspective in their own community histories? What are practical ways that we, as members of cultural organizations, can integrate these perspectives into the programs, language, and conversations we have about local history? Join us to discuss ways to counter Native American erasure and build more nuanced and inclusive narratives about Massachusetts history.

The conversation will be moderated by Ymelda Laxton, Assistant Curator at Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library

REGISTER HERE or visit the Mass History Commons to learn more.

This event will be livestreamed. We will do our best to monitor questions and comments during the livestream. A recording will be publicly available in the Conversations on the Commons Archive.Questions? Be in touch with Caroline Littlewood: commons@masshistoryalliance.org

2 thoughts on “Event | Countering Native American Erasure: Practical Steps for History & Culture Organizations on 10/8

  1. Often it takes a fresh look, from the outside to recognize the wrong. In this case, credits must go to the work of the Mayflower 400 UK to do just this. Thru their efforts, finally, the critical role of the Mashpee Wampanoag in saving the very lives of the few remaining Mayflower settlers. Are you aware of this effort, placing these tribal peoples and their present day descendants – front and center: the ” creation of a new Wampum Belt” was only one of the many events undertaken in the UK these last months.

  2. Yes. I am aware I am about to publish a book on certain aspects of Wampanoag culture based on articles of mine in the past.

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