Pokanoket Tribe celebrates their third annual Heritage Day in Warren, RI

Over two hundred people gathered in Burr’s Hill Park in Warren for the third annual Pokanoket Heritage Day on August 6, 2023. The event celebrates the Pokanoket culture through singing, dancing, and story telling that has its roots in the 10,000 year history of the Tribe. Click here for a 12-minute video of the event. Click here and here for photos of the event in the Warren Times-Gazette.

(Above, left and center)Tribe members Harry “Hawk” Edmonds and his brother Brave Heart dance in the circle while guests enjoy watching them. (Above, right) Pokanoket Sagamore Winds of Thunder welcomed Plimouth Patuxet Museums Deputy Director Richard Pickering and Executive Director Ellie Donovan.

(Above) Rainbow Warrior and She Walks with the Wind join Sachem Dancing Star for a healing dance in honor of missing and murdered Indigenous woman (MMIW).

(Above) Bill Napolitano listens as Grey Fox points out some of the displays and dances at the event, including a finger weaving demonstration by Svonne Virgadamo (seen in the video).