Tomaquag Museum Celebrates Nikommo Wintermoon 2015
Sat Dec. 5th, From 10-2pm
Tomaquag Museum celebrates Nikommo Wintermoon, a traditional give-away thanksgiving which includes a ceremony, museum tours, and storytelling. “Nikommo”, the Narragansett word for “giving away”, has free admissions with a bagged gift for someone in need.
During this event, we will also be featuring a new film entitled “Woven In Time; The Narragansett Salt Pond Preserve“. This documentary focuses on the revealing and preservation of the only surviving, pre-contact Native American Village on the New England Coast (1100-1400) and how its resiliency parallels that of the Narragansett, whose village it was. “Woven In Time” is a film of extraordinary beauty, poetry and of the harsh relational reality of, yet in this matter, the ultimate cooperation between, the State of Rhode Island and the Narragansett. Film director and producer Marc Levitt will be onsite during this event to answer questions about his film.
About Tomaquag Museum
Tomaquag Museum was established over 50 years ago by Eva Butler an anthropologist with the guidance of the late Princess Red Wing (Narragansett/ Wampanoag), and is Rhode Island’s only museum entirely dedicated to telling the story of the state’s Indigenous Peoples.
Its mission is to educate the public and promote thoughtful dialogue regarding Indigenous history, culture, arts, and Mother Earth and connect to Native issues of today. Tomaquag Museum envisions its future as an Indigenous Cultural Education destination that engages visitors in thoughtful dialogue that promotes understanding and strives to create experiences that transform people’s lives by broadening their perspectives, attitudes, and knowledge of Indigenous Cultures and the interrelationship with the wider world.