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Virtual Vermont History Day Workshop - Evaluating Sources when Researching Indigenous People in History

Lyndon Town School winners

Join Indigenous Educator Leah Hopkins (Narragansett) for this virtual workshop for teachers and students embarking on teaching and researching Indigenous histories.  Though the workshop is organized by New England History Day coordinators, the tips and guidance provided by Ms. Hopkins will surely be of interest to any teacher or student researching topics and histories with sensitivity and respect.  Ms. Hopkins will cover topics such as how to recognize bias in sources, how to find Indigenous voices to include in your research, and where to find Indigenous-produced sources.

Ms. Hopkins, a mother, educator, culture bearer, subsistence practitioner and museum professional, is an enrolled member of the Narragansett Indian Tribe of Rhode Island.  Ms. Hopkins works to develop and implement programs, curricula and digital content for Indigenous and non-Indigenous audiences about Native history, culture, values, lifeways and practices. Ms. Hopkins holds a BA in Anthropology from the University of Rhode Island and has a background in museum and tribal education that spans over 10 years. She has worked at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), and other institutions. She is currently the Community Engagement Specialist at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology at Brown University.

Sponsored by the Massachusetts Historical Society.

Hosted by Rhode Island History Day, National History Day in Massachusetts, Connecticut History Day, National History Day in Maine, Vermont History Day, and National History Day in New Hampshire.

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