N’Sibo: the River to Which I Belong
The concept of ‘indigeneity’ denotes the Original People of a Place. This is not a dualistic relationship but, rather, an understanding that the people are the land and the land is the people, including All of Our Relations. We will explore principles of relationship, reciprocity, and responsibility, along with an examination of how these ways of being have been embraced or rejected in the Northeast, along with the implications.
Rich Holschuh is a resident of Wantastegok (Brattleboro, VT) and an independent historic and cultural researcher. He has served on the Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs and is a public liaison and Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Elnu Abenaki Tribe, members of the contemporary Indigenous community in Vermont. Rich is founder and director of the Atowi Project. His work draws upon indigenous history, linguistics, geography, and culture to share beneficial ways of seeing and being in relationship with place.
Join us for this free series featuring speakers whose work is advancing efforts to strengthen belonging and connection between communities of color and the outdoors.
The speaker series is hosted by Farrington Nature Linc, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Mass Audubon, Lincoln Land Conservation Trust, The Food Project, and The Walden Woods Project. Fall sponsorship by The Sudbury Foundation.