East Providence hosts Native American Heritage Month event

Features speakers, performances

Photos by Julie Furtado
Posted 11/21/19

EAST PROVIDENCE — The city’s Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity office celebrated Native American Heritage Month plans a celebration on Wednesday night, Nov. 20, with a host of …

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East Providence hosts Native American Heritage Month event

Features speakers, performances

Posted

EAST PROVIDENCE — The city’s Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity office celebrated Native American Heritage Month plans a celebration on Wednesday night, Nov. 20, with a host of activities and performances from area indigenous peoples.

Council president Bobby Britto represented the city during the evening. Speakers included Sachem Harry “The Hawk” Edmonds, of the Pokanoket Nation and Chief Tracey Brown, of the Pokanoket Nation. The Heartbeat of Pokanoket Nation, Carole “Little Meadow” Brown and Patricia “Gentle Rain” Booker performed ceremonies.

East Providence Post and eastbayri.com contributing photographer Julie Furtado shot the accompanying gallery of photos.

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