Knowing Nipmuc

Knowing Nipmuc – Building Relationships with Nipmuc People & Organizations

Zara and Sarah at the Hassanamisco Indian Fair in the late 1940s.

Knowing Nipmuc is a series of seven webinars explaining Nipmuc history and our current culture including topics like land acknowledgments for public organizations seeking this information from the tribe.

The webinar series will promote and explain Nipmuc history and culture for organizations that seek to interact with the tribe. Many organizations hoping to meet their diversity and inclusion metrics seek information from our tribe, often in an extractive process. The tribe’s current policy is to first develop a reciprocal relationship with organizations that seek our assistance. This webinar series will set clear standards and guidelines for organizations interested in interacting with out tribe.

The webinar series will also provide training and education for tribal members. This knowledge base can be used by tribal members seeking to work for the tribe, interact more confidently with the public, or for their own edification.

endawnis Spears (Dine/Ojibwe/Chickasaw/Choctaw) discusses ways to form true connections between Indigenous communities and organizations.
Troy Philips discusses best practices for Land Acknowledgements

Short film of the 2022 Corn Harvest at Pequoig Farm

Hassanamisco Nipmuc Tribal Council member Rae Gould explains the history and traditions behind Nipmuc leadership and governance.
Dr. Rae Gould explains the particulars of Native American Graves Protection & Repatriation Act
The basics of Nipmuc history from just before the English arrived in Dawnland to the end of the 19th century.
A continuation of Nipmuc history from 1900 to the present day.

This series is sponsored by the Mass Cultural Council