This program presented by Arla Patch seeks to foster greater understanding and empathy for Native Americans. Join us to learn the historical context and impact of the shared history non-Native communities have with Indigenous Peoples in New Jersey, both past and present.

Says Kidsbridge Executive Director, Lynne Azarchi, “Having recently learned the extent to which Native American tribes in New Jersey are undermined and not respected by both our state and national governments, Kidsbridge decided to partner with experts and Native Americans in New Jersey to illuminate the lack of deference and social justice for Indigenous Peoples. Kidsbridge offers a session for middle schoolers and their teachers to help them critically evaluate sports teams — those that feature Native American stereotypes as their mascots.” Partners NJ Council for the Humanities, Not in Our Town: Princeton, and the Historical Society of Princeton all agree with Kidsbridge that this unique presentation by Ms. Patch is one not to be missed.

Also included is a video featuring Native American voices in NJ and the Delaware Valley.

Click here to print out a flyer that summarizes all the details. Please share and post at your school or place of business!

The first presentation on October 2 held at the Princeton Public Library was well attended and well-received by attendees.