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Indian Villages, Paths, Ponds, and Places in Kings County, 1946. Print on paper, 18 × 151/2 in. © 1946 by James A. Kelly; C. W. Nenning, cartographer. Brooklyn Maps collection, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection

Virtual Teacher Workshop: Native Americans in New York

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

4–6 pm

Online

Join us online for a two-part professional development workshop in conjunction with Brooklyn Public Library, and examine the different ways the history of Native Americans in New York has been told, who has told it, and how it has changed over time.

In the first session, learn about Lenape history and contemporary culture in a panel discussion with Lenape leaders in New York and beyond, including representatives of three federally recognized Lenape (Delaware) Nations. Hear from experts as they discuss the history of Lenape displacement in and around New York, as well as the contemporary issues facing their communities. The panel features Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, Wisconsin; Chief Mark Peters of the Munsee-Delaware Nation, Ontario; Curtis Zunigha, Director of Cultural Resources for the Delaware Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma; and Joe Baker, Executive Director of the Lenape Center, New York; and is moderated by Nancy Rosoff, Andrew W. Mellon Senior Curator, Arts of the Americas, Brooklyn Museum. The discussion is followed by a Q&A. 

In the second session, on October 7, presenters from Brooklyn Public Library and the Brooklyn Museum share resources and strategies for teaching about New York's Indigenous communities. 

This workshop is offered in conjunction with Brooklyn Public Library's Brooklyn Connections, and will be held via Zoom. Registration is $15 for one session, or $25 for both, and is available through Brooklyn Public Library. Financial assistance is available; email us at teacher.services@brooklynmuseum.org to learn more.