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Lorén Spears | Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Environmental Justice


Thursday, September 29, 2022

Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center

In this presentation, Lorén Spears weaves traditional ecological knowledge (TEK), environmental justice, and our relationship with Mother Earth.

* This event is open to RISD students, faculty and staff only.

Lorén Spears

Lorén M. Spears, Narragansett, Executive Director of Tomaquag Museum, holds a Master’s in Education and received a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa in 2017, from the University of Rhode Island and Doctor of Education, Honoris Causa from Roger Williams University in 2021. She is an author, artist and shares her cultural knowledge with the public through museum programs. She has written curriculum, poetry, and narratives published in a variety of publications such as “Dawnland Voices, An Anthology of Indigenous Writing of New England;” “Through Our Eyes: An Indigenous View of Mashapaug Pond;” “The Pursuit of Happiness: An Indigenous View;” “From Slaves to Soldiers: The 1st Rhode Island Regiment in the American Revolution;” co-edited a new edition of “A Key into the Language of America by Roger Williams;” and recently co-authored “As We Have Always Done”: Decolonizing the Tomaquag Museum’s Collections Management Policy" published in the Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archive Professionals.