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The Power of Native Women
September 19 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm$20
This informative program will examine the history of Indigenous Women’s political power and voting rights throughout time with a focus on the Esopus-Munsee Women associated with the Mid-Hudson region. Planned for September 19, 2020, the program ties into the museum’s 2020 programming related to the U.S. Women’s Suffrage Centennial.
Following the successful model provided by last year’s “Brotherhood & Belonging,” this new Indigenous Women’s rights and history-based program will engage the public with a unique array of educational opportunities and experiences, which include:
• Exhibited archival material;
• An informative, educational lecture;
• Breakout sessions that allow attendees to engage one-on-one with scholars, museum professionals, and cultural representatives; and
• Traditional Indigenous cuisine
While 2019’s “Brotherhood & Belonging” focused heavily on Indigenous Peoples’ rights in the past, especially land rights following the American Revolution, the 2020 program will focus on Indigenous Women’s rights and issues of both the past and present, while incorporating discussions related to the long-ignored crisis of the thousands of Indigenous women and girls who go missing every year.
Through programs such as last fall’s “Brotherhood and Belonging” and the upcoming “The Power of Native Women,” Historic Huguenot Street hopes to shed light on the history and culture of the people whose ancestral lands New Paltz was built on, as well as the accomplishments, challenges, and injustices Native Women have faced and continue to face today in our modern society.