In The Roundhouse

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Roger Williams Park, Providence RI

Presented by First Works: a celebration of traditional and contemporary Indigenous Music

Thea will be joined by educator and noted Native American flutist Hawk Henries, a member of the Chaubunagungamaug band of Nipmuck, a people indigenous to what is now southern New England. He has been composing original flute music and making flutes using only hand tools and fire for over twenty 25 years. Hawk is committed to music as a traditional art form and as a vehicle for building bridges of communication and mutual respect.

Dawn Dove, Narragansett / Niantic Elder will conduct an opening blessing. She is Mother to two daughters and grandmother to 10 grandchildren. Dawn is a published author and editor: Through Our Eyes, An Indigenous View of Mashapaug Pond, edited by Dawn and Holly Ewald and most recently Dawnland Voices an anthology of Indigenous writing from New England, edited by Siobhan Senier. Dawn is a Cultural educator and Traditional knowledge keeper. Dawn’s life work is dedicated to the continuation of the culture, language and traditions of her people. For more information: