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“There is Nothing Left to Colonize but Ourselves.” with Hartman Deetz

When: Sunday, October 11, 2020, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • Boston


When the Mayflower left Europe, its passengers sought to find a place in the world that they could be free to practice their religion as they saw fit, to escape the overreach of the crown and the materialism of that surrounded them. Sadly when they arrived they sought to impose the same overreach and intolerance on the Native people they were trying to escape. After 400 years the mentality of colonization, the commodification of the natural world, and Native people is still causing great harm to the ability of the earth to sustain human life.
• Hartman Deetz is an artist/ educator who is an enrolled member of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe. Deetz has been involved in activism advocating for Native rights and environmental preservation for the majority of his life, traveling nationally and abroad to learn from and advocate for issues affecting Native people.


music by Andre Strongbearheart


Andre Strongbearheart Gaines Jr. is of the Nipmuc people, serves as Secretary of Cultural Stewardship and Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Global Initiative for Indigenous Advancement. A strong cultural steward, Andre is a public speaker, traditional dancer, poet, and educator.

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Community Church of Boston is located at
565 Boylston Street, 2nd fl., Boston, MA 02116

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