Indigenous NH 101: HB221

This week, New Hampshire legislators will vote on HB221, a bill to rename Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples' Day. The Indigenous New Hampshire Collaborative Collective reflected on why we support the bill and we urge our listeners to call their representatives to ask them to vote in favor of it.

Indigenous Dreams

Indigenous Dreams: Prophetic Nature, Spirituality, and Survivance By Alessandro Casale The nature of dreams and dreaming have different interpretations cross-culturally. Analyzing the content of dreams and their symbolic meaning for individuals and their communities can help us understand greater cultural contexts. For instance, many Indigenous societies in North and South America have dream theories and... Continue Reading →

Indigenous NH 101: Student Reflections

Indigenous NH 101 is a podcast series created by the Indigenous New Hampshire Collaborative featuring Indigenous songs and stories recorded by our collaborators. This episode features the voices of our UNH student interns. We asked them to reflect on their semester as part of this collaborative project and about what they wished their peers knew... Continue Reading →

The Wobanadenok

In celebration of the United Nations International Mountain Day with the theme Mountains Matter to Indigenous Peoples, the Indigenous NH Collaborative collective selected several mountains from the rage of the Woban-aden-ok, in the Algonquian language meaning “to the place of the high white or crystal/mica mountains,” or what Euro-American settlers refer to as the “White Mountains”... Continue Reading →

Reflections on the film “Dawnland”

In the United States (like elsewhere, e.g., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand), the government’s systematic efforts to uproot Indigenous cultures through violence, resettlement, ideology, and education had adverse effects on Native communities and larger society. Among these efforts, Native children were taken from their homes and placed in the institutions (e.g., boarding schools) or with... Continue Reading →

Indigenous NH 101: Maple Syrup

Indigenous NH 101 is a podcast series created by the Indigenous New Hampshire Collaborative featuring Indigenous songs and stories recorded by our collaborators. This episode features Paul Pouliot of the Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook Abenaki People telling the story of maple syrup. Learn about Gluskabe, the Alnombak, and why maple syrup is made the... Continue Reading →

Indigenous NH 101: Cowass

Indigenous NH 101 is a podcast series created by the Indigenous New Hampshire Collaborative featuring Indigenous songs and stories recorded by our collaborators. "Cowass means Place of the White Pines and we are the People of the White Pines." Paul Pouliot "Cowass" features Paul and Denise Pouliot of the Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook Abenaki... Continue Reading →

Methods of Decolonization

Linda Tuhiwai Smith, an Indigenous woman (Ngāti Awa and Ngāti Porou) and Professor of Maori and Indigenous Studies at the University of Waikato in New Zealand, writes about twenty-five indigenous projects that are part of a larger program of Indigenous research. These projects work toward goals of social justice and reclaiming Indigenous culture (Tuhiwai Smith, 1999). A... Continue Reading →

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