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National Native American Indian Heritage Month at MassBay Community College

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

WELLESLEY HILLS (November 4, 2014) – Larry Spotted Crow Mann presentation and discussion of his book, “The Mourning Road to Thanksgiving”, followed by a book signing.  Books will be available for purchase.

Location: MassBay Community College, Library Atrium, 2nd Floor, 50 Oakland Street, Wellesley Hills, MA  02481, with Skype to FR323 to Framingham campus.

Larry Spotted Crow Mann is a citizen of the Nipmuc Tribe of Massachusetts.  He is an internationally acclaimed writer, poet, cultural educator, traditional storyteller, tribal drummer/dancer and motivational speaker involving youth sobriety, cultural and environmental awareness.  Mann is also a board member of the Nipmuc Preservation Trust, which is an organization set up to promote the cultural, social and spiritual needs of Nipmuc people, as well as an educational resource of Native American studies.  He travels throughout the United States, Canada and parts of Europe to schools, colleges, pow wows and other organizations sharing music, culture and history of Nipmuc people.  He has also given lectures at universities throughout New England on issues ranging from Native American Sovereignty to Identity.  In 2010, his poetry was a winner in the Memscapes Journal of Fine Arts and in 2013 nominated for the Pushcart Prize.  He is the author of the internationally acclaimed Tales from the Whispering Basket, as well as the newly released groundbreaking novel, The Mourning Road to Thanksgiving.

MassBay awards associate degrees and certificates in over 80 academic programs in a wide range of career-driven subjects such as business, computer science, life sciences, health care and the liberal arts. The College’s facilities in Wellesley Hills, Framingham and Ashland house day, evening and weekend classes that meet the needs of degree-seeking students and career minded life-long learners. Online options provide convenience and allow faculty to facilitate the learning process. Since its founding in 1961, MassBay has been accredited by several governing bodies and strives to meet the needs of the diverse local communities it serves. To learn more about MassBay, attend the Fall Open House on Saturday, November 22.