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WestportREADS 2023 Indigenous Culture in Literature & Life

February 7, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

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Join Silvermoon LaRose of the Tomaquag Museum for an engaging discussion of Firekeeper’s Daughter. Although this literary work focuses on the Anishinaabe communities of the Great Lakes, the copious cultural nuances described in the book are relatable to Indigenous communities far and wide. Together we will explore this exciting publication and the relevance to the Indigenous communities of Southern New England that makes Firekeeper's Daughter meaningful to so many.

Silvermoon Mars LaRose, a member of the Narragansett Tribe, is the assistant director of the Tomaquag Museum in Rhode Island. She assists the museum's executive director with managing the museum’s collections and archives, cultural education, and the Indigenous Empowerment projects. Silvermoon has worked in tribal communities for more than 20 years, serving in the areas of health and human services and education. Throughout her career, Silvermoon has had the opportunity to travel extensively, learning from Indigenous communities throughout the United States. Silvermoon is also a member of the Rhode Island Foundation’s inaugural cohort of the Equity Leadership Initiative.

As a public servant, Silvermoon serves as the secretary for the Charlestown Conservation Commission. As an artist and educator, she hopes to foster Indigenous empowerment through education, community building, and the sharing of cultural knowledge and traditional arts. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, with a minor in Justice Law and Society, from the University of Rhode Island, and a partially completed Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling from Western Washington University.

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February 7, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
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