Great Barrington holding Indigenous Peoples’ Day event

Berkshire County

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. (WWLP) — The town of Great Barrington is hosting a four-part event to commemorate Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

The third event in its series is being held on Monday in honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day at the Gazebo behind Great Barrington Town Hall. The event will feature traditional songs and a number of guest speakers. The event held on Monday is the third of a four-part, multi-day event, beginning at 11 a.m.

The first part of the event, the Equinox Campfire and Potluck, took place on September 23. It included food, family fun, and a guided night hike. The second event, held October 1, offered insight into Indigenous Peoples’ Day and was held over Zoom.

The fourth and final event is scheduled for Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will feature a discussion on the deep connection between the Great Barrington area and Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

The multi-day event was organized by Alliance for a Viable Future, a self-described local grass-roots organization, whose aim is to “acknowledge and heal the wounds of our past, honor the Native American ethic of respect and care for the natural world, and integrate indigenous values into our response to climate change,” according to founder Lev Natan.

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