Honoring CHIEF ROBERT REDFEATHER STEVENSON with a "2013 Outstanding Advocate for Cultural & Historical Education Award" presented by the Native American Indian Alliance Historical Society, April 24th, 6pm to 8pm, at The Woodlands
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
CHIEF ROBERT REDFEATHER STEVENSON
Recipient, "2013 Outstanding Advocate for Cultural & Historical Education"
The Native American Indian Alliance Historical Society recently named Chief Robert Redfeather Stevenson as a recipient of a 2013 OUTSTANDING ADVOCATE FOR CULTURAL & HISTORICAL EDUCATION AWARD. He will be honored on Wednesday, April 24th at The Woodlands Mansion, Woodbury, N.Y., for his outstanding contributions toward the advancement of multi-culturalism and historical education.
Please help support Chief Robert Redfeather Stevenson in his goal to raise a minimum of $1,000 for this important fundraiser.
Proceeds support the Native American Indian Alliance Historical Society's important programs and services!
Below is a brief summary of Chief Robert Redfeather Stevenson's in his own words:
I am learned in the ways of my people. My tribal affiliation is with the Montaukett. Our tradition is of the Matriarchal society. My father’s people are Lenape.
Raised in New Jersey and New York, I am a member of the AIM society. I have sat at council with my grandmother’s people of Iroquois long houses. I have accepted the great peace and taken shelter under the long leaves of that tree. I was voted in as Chief/Trustee for the benefit of my people. I have fiercely dedicated my life for justice of our people. I have traveled and fought all over Turtle Island in that quest.
I am a Montaukett, my ancestors were warriors. I am a warrior of my people. I take nothing from my Nation, only my existence. To our people the Long Island burial places are sacred and the sites are hallowed ground. In order to belong to a land the routes of a tree of your life must grasp the rocks and soil.
The Montauketts are part of the formative processes of Long Island. We are vested; we have been born and reborn on this land. Our bodies are formed from the dust of our ancestor’s bones. Our quest will never end for our land. It should be understood the only descents future that lives in America now, is to re-discover our fragile environment and to establish a relationship with the lands and resources. Otherwise the destruction of all nature will follow.
The 2013 ADVOCATES FOR CULTURAL & HISTORICAL EDUCATION AWARDS takes place on Wednesday, April 24, 2014, 6pm to 8pm, at The Woodlands Mansion, Woodbury. N.Y.. To register or for more information, call Tracey Gittere at (516) 222-0550 or TGittere@LegendaryEvents.net
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Native American Indian Alliance Historical Society
Proceeds of this important event will benefit the Long Island Native American Indian Alliance Historical Society, a not-for-profit organization established in 2007 to educate the community on Long Island Native American Indian affairs. The New York State Board of Regents designated this organization as the first Not –for-Profit American Indian historical society within the Long Island New York region. Volunteers provide lectures, educational programs and activities to various schools, museums and other entities throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties.