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Newton Conservators’ Annual Meeting
May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
May 4 Newton Conservators’ program on Newton’s Indigenous History moved to Zoom
Learn About Newton’s Indigenous History at May 4th Newton Conservators Annual Meeting on Zoom
Due to rising Covid-19 numbers in our region, the Newton Conservators has moved its May 4, 2002 Annual Meeting to Zoom, beginning at 7 pm.
There is no charge to attend this Zoom meeting, but advance registration is required. Please register at https://newtonconservators.
If you already purchased a ticket for the previously announced in-person dinner, you will receive an email explaining that you have already been registered on Zoom and offering you a full refund.
The meeting program remains as previously announced, with a keynote presentation on Newton: Land of the Massachusett, by two distinguished representatives of the Massachusett Tribe at Ponkapoag, the original people of the Charles River Basin and greater Boston, including Newton:
— Sagamore Faries Gray will focus on the tribe’s long history and association with our region’s landscapes. He has worked with local historical societies in both Natick and Newton, has done field research to reveal the enduring traces that indigenous land uses and technology left on the land, and has offered numerous presentations on Massachusett history.
— Tribal Elder Elizabeth Solomon will connect the tribe’s history to present policies and issues. She serves on many advisory boards, including for the Boston Harbor Islands’ Stone Living Lab, which develops collaborative approaches to managing climate change. She is committed to using her master’s degree in museum studies to bring to the forefront the voices of native communities.