Thank you to everyone who attended the cooking demonstration and discussion on succotash with Lorén Spears of the Tomaquag Museum who generously led a tremendous class and shared heartwarming stories, honest history, and vibrant culture related to this traditional recipe. We learned about the importance of corn as one of the many of the different plants that traditional Narragansett people used to sustain their lives, the three sisters (bean, corn, and squash), the many variations of the dish, succotash’s origin story, and so much more.
If you didn’t get the chance to join us but would still like to watch, the recording of the live event is available on our Youtube channel.
The Tomaquag Museum is committed to rooting out poverty in local Native communities by creating opportunities for advancement for Indigenous peoples via,
🌽 building connections to local Indigenous artists and educators to enhance public programming throughout RI;
🌽 providing professional development trainings for teachers, businesses, and other agencies to promote diversity, equity and inclusion;
🌽 advocating for environmental justice, Indigenous rights, food sovereignty, health & wellness, and educational equity;
🌽 coordinating educational opportunities for Native youth and adults via their network of partners;
🌽 being a resource for their partner organizations, supporting their initiatives and providing archival and collections resources for their research;
🌽 creating a bridge from their Indigenous community to the outlying community in Rhode Island through their Indigenous Empowerment Network (IEN), leveraging their relationships with local businesses and organizations to affect change in Indigenous communities through the creation of educational opportunities, job creation and job training, small business development, advocacy and more! DONATE HERE and check out their volunteer opportunities.