Saturday, March 29, 2014

Nolumbeka Project President Joe Graveline to speak a week from tomorrow, April 5

Nolumbeka Project's President Joe Graveline will be speaking on "Franklin County's First Peoples: History, Heritage, & Current Events" on Saturday, April 5, 2014, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Doors open at 9:30, First Congregational Church, 43 Silver Street, Greenfield MA 01301, sponsored by the Mass Slavery Apology .

"If we deny a people's history, we deny that people's existence. If the voices of our ancestors are silenced, our history is silenced."

The first peoples of our area left a 12,000-year legacy of living, loving, laughing, and dying. That legacy has been - and is still being - wiped out and denied, actively and passively. We will examine how inequities in cultural preservation have created social and economic
injustice here in the valley and beyond. Of Cherokee and Abenaki decent, presenter Joe Graveline has been working on Native American/Indian issues for over twenty years.

President and Co-founder of the Nolumbeka Project, Joe specializes in bringing to light the unrepresented Indian side of New England history. He is active on environmental and social issues on a local, regional and national level. Learn more at

- FREE -Light snacks provided. Childcare available by RSVP ~ Let us know number & ages of children in advance.Donations Welcome BRING your courage, your inquiring mind, & your compassion.For more information or to reserve childcare: or 413-625-2951 FREE PARKING behind church.Wheelchair accessible. Please, no fragranced products. MANY THANKS to the FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF GREENFIELD This program is supported in part by grants from the Ashfield, Bernardston, Buckland, Conway, Deerfield, Gill, Montague, New Salem, Orange, and Shelburne Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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