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Reader, writer, educator. Soon offering bibliotherapy and more. Come read with me! @msmagazine @gwslibrarian
Nov 22, 2020 27 tweets 6 min read
Sherri Mitchell (Penobscot) is the final speaker at the #Indigenous History Conference. She is the author of the award-winning book Sacred Instructions; Indigenous Wisdom for Living Spirit-Based Change. sacredinstructions.life Mitchell: What guidance have I been given that will lead me into the future? It's a circular route that we travel. We have to be living for all of our relations. This is how prayers are ended, relations are acknowledged.
Nov 22, 2020 28 tweets 5 min read
Really excited for this final session of the #Indigenous History Conference today! Robin Wall Kimmerer is first up. If you haven't read her classic BRAIDING SWEETGRASS, you should get the beautiful special edition of it now (would make a great holiday gift!) from Milkweed Editions @Milkweed_Books: milkweed.org/book/braiding-…
Nov 21, 2020 18 tweets 5 min read
And the second session today at the #Indigenous History Conference is "From Traditional Knowledge to Colonial Oversight to Indigenous Integration: Educator’s Roundtable Indian Education in New England" with Alice Nash, Tobias Vanderhoop (Aquinnah Wampanoag), Jennifer Weston (Hunkpapa Lakota, Standing Rock), and
Alyssa Mt. Pleasant (Tuscarora).
Nov 21, 2020 30 tweets 8 min read
This morning I'm attending the second to last panels of the conference! "Writing Ourselves into Existence: Authors’ Roundtable: New England Native Authors and Literature" with Siobhan Senier @ssenier, Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel (Mohegan) @tantaquidgeon, Carol Dana (Penobscot), John Christian Hopkins (Penobscot), Cheryl Savageau (Abenaki), and Linda Coombs (Aquinnah Wampanoag). This has been a fantastic conference, I hate that this is the last weekend! Thanks to all for your hard work! @Plymouth_400 @BridgeStateU @joyce_rain18
Nov 19, 2020 8 tweets 4 min read
Happening NOW - I'm there are you?
Panelists include LaVar Charleston @DrLJCharleston, Rob DZ @iamrobdz, Michael Ford @HipHopArch, Duane Holland Jr, Michele Byrd-McPhee @ladiesofhiphop, and Sofia Snow. @UWMadEducation @uw_diversity hiphoparchitecture.com/mixtape
Nov 1, 2020 74 tweets 16 min read
Excited to attend the #Indigenous History Conference once again today. It has been fantastic so far! First panel today is #Decolonizing Methodologies: Challenging Colonial Institutions with Lisa King (Delaware), @CLegutko, and Christine Delucia. @Plymouth_400 @BridgeStateU #twitterstorians
Oct 25, 2020 66 tweets 13 min read
I’ll be there; this has been a fantastic conference. First is "Wampum Research and Relations" with Marge Bruchac and Paula Peters @SonkWaban. @Plymouth_400
Oct 18, 2020 54 tweets 12 min read
Excited for the next session of the #Indigenous History Conference today! Starting shortly. .@PauletteSteeves is up first to discuss "Reclaiming and Reviving Deep Indigenous Histories on Turtle Island". Steeves is Cree-Metis first, researcher and archaeologist second.
Oct 17, 2020 110 tweets 27 min read
Excited to be able to witness this today. May live tweet but not sure what to expect, so stay tuned! Karissa Lewis starts off the afternoon with inspiring words about what is challenging for her, but what also inspires her. This will be a day of testimony from those on the front lines. #TheFreedomSide #risingmajority
Oct 6, 2020 50 tweets 11 min read
I'm here, are you?? Will be live tweeting. Be sure to buy the book haymarketbooks.org/books/1555-how…
Oct 5, 2020 4 tweets 11 min read
Oct 4, 2020 38 tweets 6 min read
Second panel at today's #Indigenous History Conference is on colonization in America and features Lisa Brooks (Abenaki), Marjorie O'Toole, Tyler Rogers (Narragansett), and Jason Mancini. #indigenoushistory @Plymouth_400 Lisa Brooks: What true history is buried beneath the narratives? It is emerging through the work of many people, including those we've heard this weekend. Discusses Weetamoo of the fertile land of the Pocasset in Wampanoag Territory.
Oct 4, 2020 42 tweets 7 min read
Thomas Wickman is the first panelist of the first session, discussing wintering well in Native New England. 1300-1850 considered a Little Ice Age and the 1600s were among the coldest temps. Native communities were equipped to live well during these times. @Plymouth_400 Wickman: Tropes imply that modern history begins with European colonists. But there were millennia of winters that occurred before 1620. 17th c sources make clear that Indigenous families moved toward colder conditions, not away from them as colonists did.
Oct 4, 2020 13 tweets 3 min read
Day 2 of the #Indigenous History Conference will feature panels on #colonization in American history. The first will include Jean O'Brien (Ojibwe), Tom Wickman, Darius Coombs (Mashpee Wampanoag), jessie little doe baird (Mashpee Wampanoag), and Robert Miller (Eastern Shawnee). First, Mark Charles (Navajo) will be speaking on the doctrine of discovery. Many people in Native communities have researched and written on this in attempt to bring it to the forefront.
Oct 3, 2020 14 tweets 3 min read
Now listening to @candacytaylor as part of @Neon_Speaks talking about "Highway Life: Roots of Black Travel in America" and her book Overground Railroad. The Green Book published 1936-1967; covered US and international destinations. Distributed by Black owned businesses and via mail order. Victor Green strategized to increase circulation via word of mouth. Provided ideas for safe accommodations for black people.
Oct 3, 2020 42 tweets 6 min read
Next at the Indigenous history conf @Plymouth_400 is a panel on traditional life incl Gkisedtanamoogk (Mashpee Wampanoag), Annawon Weeden (Mashpee Wampanoag/Pequot/Narragansett), Donald Soctomah (Passamoquoddy), Paulla Jennings (Narragansett), David Weeden (Mashpee Wampanoag). Gkisedtanamoogk: Life BC--Before Columbus--was one of deep, abstract thought and being. Why didn't Columbus see the sophistication, peace, culture of the peoples he encountered? A nuanced culture that can live *with* the earth.
Oct 2, 2020 50 tweets 8 min read
Attending this conference, all throughout October, starting tomorrow. Check it out. This morning will begin with Linda Coombs (Aquinnah Wampanoag) giving an introduction to the conference.
Sep 26, 2020 23 tweets 7 min read
This morning I'm attending "Using Digital Humanities to Tell Stories" @AsalhConvention. Panelists include @cheylonkwoods @kenvi_phillips, @drpezster and @bookworme7787. #asalh2020 #libraries #archives #librarytwitter Haykal: DH is an intesection of humanities and arts disciplines and technology. Involves examining how digital tools can be applied to humanities and how these subjects can influence knowledge of computing (Kirschenbaum 2010). DH brings the academy to the community.
Sep 25, 2020 27 tweets 6 min read
Excited for this one - starting soon! @agordonreed Matt Burriesci from @pvdAth introduces Annette Gordon-Reed and Emily Owens. The Most Blessed of the Patriarchs is Gordon-Reed's most recent book. She's an expert on Thomas Jefferson and worked with another Jefferson expert (and friend) Peter Onuf on it.
Sep 24, 2020 23 tweets 7 min read
First up at @AsalhConvention for me is: "Must they All Fall Down?" Perspectives on the Removal of Monuments and Narratives of Historical Figures. Panelists include @lkimblejr @HilaryGreen77 @SassyProf @ScottSandage #asalh2020 Prof. Kimble is up first: What to do with Civil War or slaveholder monuments, not just in the US but globally? How do we use these monuments in public history? #asalh2020
Sep 22, 2020 26 tweets 4 min read
Attending this session now! Richard Rothstein's book is The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America epi.org/publication/th…