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Nakai Northup from MPMRC at Crystal Lake

Nakai Northup from MPMRC at Crystal Lake In-Person

Join Russell Library and Nakai Northup courtesy of the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center for a presentation on Pequot Traditional and Natural Knowledge, Culture, Hunting, Fishing and Ways of Life in New England, Contemporary Indigenous Environmental Activism, and Tribal Community.

Nakai Northup, a member of both the Narragansett and Mashantucket Pequot tribes, is a museum educator at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and has more than ten years of experience teaching eastern woodland tribal history. Northup has spent his entire life in his Native communities and is passionate about preserving tribal histories and traditions for future generations. (bio source)

This event will take place at Crystal Lake in McCutcheon Park.  In the event of inclement weather we will move this program indoors to the Hubbard Room at Russell Library (123 Broad Street)

This program is aimed at ages 8 +. (Remember, a caregiver should remain in the building for young people 11 years old and under. Thank you!)

Registration is required (and will close 24 hours before the event begins). 

Covid Library Event guidelines: to ensure everyone's safety we request that if any member of your household is experiencing Covid symptoms or is quarantining, we ask that you and your family stay home.

Directions: Here is a link to the location of the City Park in google maps: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Crystal+Lake+Park,+Middletown,+CT+06457/@41.5145974,-72.6395091,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xe18adeb53786e13e!8m2!3d41.5145974!4d-72.6395091

From Randolph Road (Route 155), turn south onto Millbrook Road. Follow Millbrook Road for 1.5 miles and take a right onto Livingston Road. After 0.2 miles, take the first right off Livingston Road into McCutcheon Park!  

https://www.middletownct.gov/DocumentCenter/View/2583/Middletown-Trail-Guide-PDF (Pg 31-33)

Funding for this program was supplied by the Rockfall Foundation! To find out more about the work that the Rockfall Foundation does promoting and supporting environmental education and conservation in the Lower Connecticut River Valley check out their website: https://www.rockfallfoundation.org/


Thursday, October 6, 2022
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Other 2
In person: offsite
  Ages 12-18     Ages 19+     Ages 6-11     General Interest  

Registration is required. There are 36 seats available.

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If you require special accommodations for any library sponsored event please call 860-347-2528 or email dmarques@russelllibrary.org at least ten (10) days prior to the scheduled meeting.