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IN PERSON Indigenous Perspective Canoe Series

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  • Oct. 04, 2020, 1pm
  • Billy Joel Park & Boat Ramp
  • 100-198 NY-25A, Cold Spring Harbor
  • All Ages
  • $45

Moskehtu Consulting Presents “Long Island Indigenous Perspective Paddle Tour at Conscience Point” sponsored by Southampton History Museum, The Whaling Museum & Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor and Indigenous Owned and Operated Sly Fox Den Restaurant invite you to join them to paddle on a guided tour of the ancient waterways of the Indigenous people of the Long Island Sound. The tour will be lead by Chenae Bullock, also known to many by her traditional name Sagkompanau Mishoon Netooeusqua which translates to English as “I lead Canoe I am Butterfly Woman”. She is a lineal descendant of the Shinnecock and Montauk communities of Long Island, New York. Raised in her traditional Native American culture, she has become a community leader as a water protector, cultural preservationist, and humanitarian. The foundation of her work has been based on the resurgence of the traditional canoe culture of the northeast coastal Algonquin communities. From organizing historically, sacred paddles in the ancient waterways of the northeastern seaboard to spreading awareness of the roles indigenous communities contribute to ocean sustainability internationally at places like the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, the Earth Institute at Columbia Law School and International Treaty Commission at the United Nations. Conscience Point is the known for being the landing place where the Shinnecock people made contact with the first English colonist who arrived in Southampton in June of 1640. In June 2012 the Shinnecock Paddled in a 4 day canoe journey from their territory to Pequot Territory where Sly Fox Den is located today. Attendees are encouraged to have lunch at Sly Fox Den after the tour. The tour will cover oral Indigenous history, Indigenous plant identification, indigenous lifeways, Indigenous songs, Indigenous Activism today. Topics of discussion from the last canoe tour included life for the indigenous peoples over 12,000 years ago, kinship and relationships inter-tribally, importance of preserving indigenous plants, the misunderstanding of land purchases, and the continuation of fighting of our rights to exist.

What to bring: Dry Bag, Sunscreen, Bug Spray, Hat, Sunglasses

Paddlers are asked to arrive at least 30 min prior to the time noted to be prepared to unload vessels and gather as a group before they launch. The duration of the tour will be determined on the group. The tour can range from 1 hour to 2 hours.

Social distance guidelines will be followed to make sure everyone is safe and still having an enjoyable experience. All paddlers joining MUST BRING THEIR OWN CANOES/KAYAKS PADDLES, and life vest to join the tour. Advanced registration required. 

About Billy Joel Park & Boat Ramp

100-198 NY-25A

Cold Spring Harbor, NY