Indigenous in Rhode Island: Reflections on Courage and Community

In a wide-ranging conversation, facilitated by local leaders from Rhode Island’s native communities offered Indigenous voices and reflections on local history on October 12, 2020, from pre-contact with colonists to present day, providing an opportunity to celebrate the region’s Indigenous communities, gain critical perspective on the legacies of colonialism, and appreciate the enduring vitality of the original peoples of these lands. Click here for the 90-minute video.


(Above) Roger Williams University President Ioannis N. Miaoulis and Provost and Doctor of Anthropology Margaret Everett, welcomed an audience of 328 on the Zoom platform for the 90-minute presentation.


(Above) RWU History Professor Charlotte Carrington-Farmer and Anthropology Professor Jeremy Campbell hosted the event and introduced Pokanoket Nation Sagamore Winds of Thunder (William Guy) and Tomaquag Museum Director Lorén Spears (below).



(Above) Pokanoket Sachem Dancing Star (Tracey Brown) and Sagamore Winds of Thunder (William Guy) appear in short videos during the zoom session about the history of their Tribe produced by RWU students.