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Humanities Collaborative Grant- Job Opportunity for Tribal Members

Notice to Tribal Members:
Dr. Paul Grant Costa and Tobias Glaza of Native Northeast Research Collaborative and the Mashantucket Pequot Museum have received a National Endowment for the Humanities Cares Collaborative Grant, “On Our Own Ground, Pequot Community Papers (1813-1849) Digital Humanities Project.” The grant provides $17,000 for the next 6 months to a committee of (4) Eastern Pequot Community Scholars to work part time. If interested and qualified, please send a letter by July 20, 2020 by email or mail to:
Katherine Sebastian Dring, Chairwoman, or
P.O. Box 208
North Stonington, CT 06359

Tribal Council will select (4) applicants as soon as possible.

Description of Work and Qualifications:
Review and analyze 42 historical Eastern Pequot Overseer documents for culturally sensitive information.
Highlight key words for electronic research or interpretation.
Add relevant tribal knowledge.
Work on Eastern Pequot electronic portal landing page.
-have some knowledge of Eastern Pequot history or culture
-be able to do the above-described work
-be able to work on a computer (we will provide loaner computers if a committee member doesn’t have one)
-be able meet online for periodic meetings (since we have no idea when the quarantine will last — the training and meetings will be online)
-be able to work in a timely manner.

2020 Tribal Council Election

Notice from the Election Committee:

The 2020 Tribal Council election has been postponed due to coronavirus. Nominations will take place at the Tribal Membership meeting on Saturday, August 22nd, 2020. The election will take place at the Tribal Membership meeting on Saturday, October 24th, 2020.

Eligibility criteria will still be based on attendance at Tribal Membership meetings from March 2019- March 2020 and the term for all open positions will run from October 2020- July 2023.

07/25/2020- Annual Membership Meeting

For Members Only: The Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation Annual Membership meeting will be held on the reservation on Saturday July 25, 2020 at 10:30am, rain or shine. Masks and social distancing will be required. Lunch will be provided by the tribe.

The tribe has a limited amount of Census T-shirts for members present at the meeting on a first come basis.

Elections have been postponed and the Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation Annual Pow Wow is canceled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Stay safe and well.

06/13/2020- Census T-Shirt Giveaway

Brenda Geer will be handing out Census T-Shirts on the reservation on Saturday, June 13th from 10-11am.

Please bring a Picture ID as shirts will only be given to those that are present and on the tribal rolls.
Shirts will be given out on a first come, first serve basis and are only available in adult sizes.

During this distribution, you MUST wear a mask and practice social distancing.