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Woven Through the Sweetgrass: Memories of a New England Abenaki Famiily

October 12, 2022 @ 6:00 pm

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Keene Public Library acknowledges Indigenous People’s Day by hosting this event, presenting an important story that will help us understand the Abenaki people’s survival in northern New England and the history of this region and its original inhabitants.

Suzie O’Bomsawin, Assistant Executive Director and Human Resources Officer at the Abenakis of Odanak Council, will join virtually to give a historical perspective of the traditional use and occupation of the Abenaki on the land that is now Vermont and New Hampshire. She will discuss the limits of the Ndakina (the ancestral territory) and the north-south movements on the territory.

Joyce Heywood, the great-granddaughter of Israel, and Mary (Watso) Sadoques of Keene will discuss the history of the Sadoques family and how it intersects with this area and provides insights into the complex story of the Abenaki people. Joyce is a co-editor with her late sister of her mother’s book, Woven Through the Sweetgrass. Books will be available for purchase after the presentation.

This presentation is co-sponsored by the City of Keene’s Human Rights Committee.

The presentation will be broadcast simultaneously on Facebook Live and available on Youtube for later viewing. Sign up at https://keenepubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/calendar to receive an email with information about accessing the video.

If you require another access service to participate or have any questions about accessibility fully, please get in touch with Gail Zachariah at 603-352-0157 or [email protected]. To ensure the best experience, please try to contact us at your earliest convenience.


October 12, 2022
6:00 pm
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Keene Public Library
60 Winter Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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