In recognition of Native American Heritage Month, our speaker will be Karelle Hall of the Nanticoke Indian Tribe.
The Lenape are the original people of this region of Turtle Island (North America) and are often considered to be the grandfathers of many Native nations today, including the Nanticoke tribe. As a result of colonial violence that continues to this day, the Lenape were forced into the margins of their homelands as well as west and north into other territories.
Today there are multiple Lenape communities across the United States and Canada, each with their own aspects of Lenape identity and sovereignty. They continue to protect and revive cultural practices including food, clothing, songs, stories, and ceremonies. Language is also an integral aspect of Lenape identity and is being revitalized within and across the different Lenape communities. Each of these communities is constantly working to assert and negotiate their identity, sovereignty, and relationships to each other through this constantly shifting political landscape.
Karelle Hall is a PhD candidate in anthropology at Rutgers University. As a member of the Nanticoke Indian Tribe, she has represented her nation at numerous events as both a speaker and dancer. She is an activist and representative for her community, promoting visibility, decolonization, and education.
This meeting requires advance registration.
After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the link to join the meeting.
Come early and join us for social time at 1:00 pm (the Zoom confirmation start time will say 1:00).
The program will start at 1:30 pm.
Published on 11/20/21