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The long held conventions we associate with Thanksgiving are beloved traditions, particularly in New England, but with them comes an adherence to erroneous, antiquated, and even offensive beliefs about the origins of this holiday. In this presentation, we will disperse the myths and explore the Indigenous concept of 13 thanksgivings, the traditional ceremonies celebrated by tribal communities of Southern New England.

Hosted by Club Member Mark Allio and featuring Silvermoon Mars LaRose, Assistant Director of the Tomaquag Museum and member of the Narragansett Tribe.

Streaming live here on explorers.org, our Facebook Live, and our YouTube Channel – Monday, November 22 at 7:00 pm ET

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Silvermoon Mars LaRose

Silvermoon Mars LaRose, a member of the Narragansett Tribe, is the Assistant Director of the Tomaquag Museum. She assists the Executive Director with managing the museum’s collections and archives, cultural education, and the Indigenous Empowerment projects. Silvermoon has worked in tribal communities for over 20 years, serving in the areas of health and human services and education. Throughout her career, she has had the opportunity to travel extensively, learning from Indigenous communities throughout the United States. As an artist and educator, Silvermoon hopes to foster Indigenous empowerment through education, community building, and the sharing of cultural knowledge and traditional arts. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, a minor in Justice Law and Society from the University of Rhode Island, and a partially completed Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling from Western Washington University.

November 22,2021
November 22, 2021
7:00 pm ET
7:00 pm ET
Silvermoon Mars LaRose
Silvermoon Mars LaRose
Breaking Apart the Thanksgiving Myth

Featuring Silvermoon Mars LaRose

The long held conventions we associate with Thanksgiving are beloved traditions, particularly in New England, but with them comes an adherence to erroneous, antiquated, and even offensive beliefs about the origins of this holiday. In this presentation, we will disperse the myths and explore the Indigenous concept of 13 thanksgivings, the traditional ceremonies celebrated by tribal communities of Southern New England.
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