What’s in a Name? Indigenous Words and Meanings in Fairfield and Beyond

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The Native American communities who live locally are uniquely tied to the landscape, which is reflected through the geography as well as Fairfield place names like Unquowa, Pequot, Poquonnock, and Connecticut. Join Akomawt Educational Initiative co-founder and Executive Director and Senior Partner to Wabanaki Nations of the Abbe Museum Chris Newell (Passamaquoddy), and Akomawt Educational Initiative co-founder and Executive Director of Connecticut Humanities Dr. Jason Mancini, as they discuss the historical and cultural context of Indigenous names as well contemporary tribal nations and cultures in Fairfield and beyond.

During this historic time of social justice movements and cultural change across the United States, these intersectional themes of culture, history, and information are more important now than ever.

This program is presented by Akomawt in collaboration with the Pequot Library, Fairfield Museum & History Center, and Fairfield Yabantu.

Registration is required. Attendees will receive the Zoom link the morning of the event.


August 27, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT 06890 United States
(203) 259-0346