For many of us, strawberries signal the real start of summer. For Native Americans, strawberries are deeply rooted in their beliefs and spiritual traditions. Native Americans believe that when wild strawberries ripen they represent life and good health.
On Sunday, June 13 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. the Institute for American Indian Studies located on 38 Curtis Road in Washington Connecticut is hosting an event that celebrates the strawberry. Participants will enjoy family-friendly small group education activities related to the gifts of this fruit that holds great significance to many Native American communities. A highlight is listening to traditional Native American stories with Education Director, Darlene Kascak, Schaghticoke Tribal Nation while learning about the importance of giving thanks for the bounty of the Earth.
The price of the event is $15 Adults, $13 Seniors, $11 for Children, $5 for IAIS Members. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Questions? Please call (860) 868-0518 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To register click here.