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Field Trip to Exhibit on American Indian Boarding Schools, hosted by Calvary Church, Stonington
January 5 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pmFree
This profoundly moving national touring exhibition, on display at the campus of University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI and sponsored locally by the Tomaquog Musuem in Exeter, RI, examines a hidden chapter in American history, when the U.S government aimed to assimilate American Indian children into “civilized” society by placing them in far-away boarding schools, an experience that continues to profoundly impact American Indian communities today. Organizers have worked diligently to represent different perspectives and varying experiences at American Indian boarding schools, revealed through personal stories and historical legacies. Following our visit, we will gather for lunch at the nearby Sly Fox Den Too in Charlestown, RI, owned and operated by Indigenous people, featuring traditional Native American food. The exhibition is free, but donations are welcome. The field trip recognizes and supports the Episcopal Church in Connecticut’s recent Resolution 4 (“Fostering Right Relationship: ECCT, Indigenous Episcopalians and our Indigenous Neighbors”). We will meet at Calvary Church, 27 Church Street, Stonington and carpool to URI (volunteer drivers welcome). Contact Tom Verde of Calvary Church, Stonington for more information and to book a spot.