Jay “Westwind Wolf” Hollingsworth a Mohegan Indian, “Muks Papaunituk” a federally recognized Tribe, will prsent a short story of the Mohegan people, the Wolf Clan of the Delaware & part of the Algonquin Nation of Tribes. He will also share the current status of the revived reservation in Mohegan, Connecticut.
Come share Mohegan Succatash (which means “ear of corn”) stew. This recipe comes handed down from generation to generation in the “spoken word” tradition and now written down for posterity.
By day, Jay is a Civil Engineer Designer/Drafter and a tireless community activist (a board member of United Indians for All Tribes Foundation, Vice-chair of Washington State Democratic Central Committee – Native American Caucus, Co-chair for the John T Williams Organizing Committee & a member of the Minority Executive Directors Police Accountability Task Force & the Multi-Racial Task Force on Police Accountability). He believes in his 21 year marriage, his family & community. His beliefs help him move to build a stronger Democratic Party through participation & progressive policies.
Jay will talk about the John T Williams Memorial Totem Pole, an Urban Indian story of tragedy to forgiveness. He will talk about the love of a brother who lost a loved one to police violence. The Totem Pole now stands as part of the permanent art collection at the Seattle Center.
Date: Friday, August 17th
AT: The White Center Community Cultural Center
9421 - 18th Ave SW (& SW Cambridge) - Hillborn Room
Time: 5:30 Light meal from presenter’s culture/heritage
6:00 Storytelling Program - followed by Q/A segment
More information on the Our Stories, Our Voices Storytelling Series can be found here
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