Local Native American Culture Virtual Assembly

JUL 1 - JUN 30, 2022

Did you know that New York City has the largest native population and that there are still active tribes living in New York, Long Island, and New Jersey? Everyday we use or see native words and don't even realize it, like Rockaway, Canarsie, Manhattan and more. This virtual assembly is led by Reggie Ceaser (Sagamore of the Matinecock Turkey Clan) and Tecumseh Ceaser (Wampum Carver and Cultural Consultant), members of the Matinecock Tribe of Queens and Long Island, one of the original tribes of New York and the first people of Flushing, Queens. Through interactive discussions, students will get familiarized with Matinecock history, culture and customs and NYC's Native American perspectives. This presentation also creates a space to connect with Native People from the land on which many of them live and work each day. Students will recognize the relationship among Native American culture and land use, acknowledge Matinecock land, and demonstrate respect for the rights of others. This program includes an interactive powerpoint presentation, pre-recorded footage of music and dance, and a live discussion.

FTH EDU is able to work with your existing virtual platforms like Google Classroom, Zoom, Skype, etc. Assembly fees vary depending on the program. If you have any questions regarding the assembly content or fees, please contact the Education Department at education@flushingtownhall.org.

LOCATION:  FTH at HOME (Virtual Venue)