Honoring Indigenous People at the Providence Honk Festival

Indigenous People’s Day was recognized during Providence Honk, a festival that included Land Acknowledgement, Indigenous Artist Blessing and Performance and a Peoples’ Ribbon Cutting and Torch Procession across the Pedestrian Footbridge in downtown Providence on October 14, 2019. Click here for a ten-minute video of the event.

 

(Above) Darlene Monroe, center, of the Narragansett Nation talks with event officials as Raymond Two Hawks Watson, Pomham Sachem of the Mashapaug Nahaganset Tribe greets some of the Native dancers and drummers before the event begins.

 

Cathy Spirit Dance and Raymond Two Hawks Watson exchange glances before Black Hawk, left, and Daryl Black Eagle Jamieson, right, of the Eastern Medicine Singers begin drumming.

Members of the Narragansett Nation join Mrs. Monroe, her son, Keith Hileru, and students from Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts as they pause for a moment of silence to recognize Indigenous People’s Day before the the  drumming begins again.

Click here for a ten-minute video of the event.

Click here for the WJAR Channel 10 coverage of the event.

Click here for the Providence Journal coverage of the event.

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