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¿Me Escuchas? / Can You Hear Me? Listening to Experiences of Indigenous Erasure (Workshop #1)
Sat, February 1, 2020 1:00 P.M.
Fishtown Community Library
There There shows how historical Indigenous erasure—the deliberate and systematic destruction of cultures and violent displacement of peoples—continues today. Join the Counter Narrative Society (CNS) and collaborators for workshops that explore the history and impacts of pan-Indigenous erasure here in Philadelphia. Dialogues will center the lived, hyper-present experiences of Lenni-Lenape today—whose traditional homeland is where Philadelphia now stands—as well as the experiences of Taino (Indigenous Caribbean) and other Native communities living in the region. Non-Native participants are invited to listen, learn, and join in collaborative conversations about healing.
"Philadelphia in Lenapehoking" is the first of three workshops in a series. This workshop will begin at what is now Penn Treaty Park, a significant place where the Great Elm Tree of Shackamaxon once stood and where many sachems of the Lenni-Lenape and other tribes from the Lenapehoking territory met for council. Conversation will continue at the Fishtown Community Library, guided by Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape voices and opened up to all pan-Native experiences as well.
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Workshop Two: Taino in Lenapehoking (February 22)
Workshop Three: South Philly in Lenapehoking (March 14)
Workshops are facilitated by TRINITY NORWOOD, MABEL NEGRETE (CNS) and PRISCILLA BELL.
Photo of Trinity Norwood by Zein Nakhoda.