Press Release - For Immediate Release
Date: March 23, 2017
EXETER, RI - Tomaquag Museum welcomes the public to join us on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 1:00pm-2:00pm for an oral history presentation “Reflections on the American Indian Movement” with Tall Oak Weeden. Tall Oak will share on the history of the social, political, and economic roots of the American Indian Movement (AIM). His experience and perspective will contextualize current indigenous resistance movements. The presentation is free with regular museum admission.
Tall Oak, a tribal elder of Wampanoag, Pequot, and Narragansett decent, has dedicated his life to the education and advocacy of Indigenous rights. “Tall Oak Weeden is one of our most treasured elders in the community. Inever cease to be amazed by his wealth of knowledge and experience. It’s a pleasure to listen to him speak as he emotes in a way that helps you to see through his eyes. It’s really exciting to be able have him come and share at the Museum.” Silvermoon LaRose, assistant director of the Tomaquag Museum.
The American Indian Movement (AIM) has been dedicated to the Native American civil rights movement since its founding in 1968. With a history of controversial protests, the movement haslong sought to bring about awareness and resolution to issues of indigenous injustice. The fight continues. “During the past thirty years, The American Indian Movement has organized communities and created opportunities for people across the Americas and Canada. AIM is headquartered in Minneapolis with chapters in many other cities, rural areas and Indian Nations.” Laura Waterman Wittstock and Elaine J. Salinas. To learn more about the American Indian Movement, visit their official page at www.aimovement.org.