Nonotuck Resource Associates recently wrapped up another enlightening celebration of Native American Heritage Month (NAHM) this November. We started the month by acknowledging the lands our offices sit on. This was made possible by the website through Native Land Digital.
We were honored to host artist and activist Nayana Lafond, who spoke of her recent project highlighting the untold stories of missing and murdered Indigenous people, their family members and community activists.
Singer, model, and activist Alexis Raeana met with the Nonotuck community, providing an in-depth presentation that included songs and spirited discussion.
We concluded our month with a Listen and Learn event that allowed the Nonotuck community to reflect upon a great week of presentations, as well as taking in some additional videos.
The Native American Heritage Month events were programmed by Nonotuck’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee. If you are interested in joining the committee please email committee co-chairs Jannelle Robinson (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Nichole Bourke (email@example.com).
Learn how Nonotuck developed a love-based ideology of care. We started our shared living program as an alternative to group homes for people with disabilities. Instead, Shared Living creates genuine life transformation for people with disabilities, as well as families and communities. The true power of caregiving is found through hospitality, authenticity, and love.