October is Native American Heritage Month at Bergen and there are many events to attend to celebrate and learn about Native American history.
Special Opening Celebration – The Women of the Ramapough Lenape Nation – West Hall October 4 @ 6 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Featuring Women of the Ramapough Lenape Nation, photographic portraits by Lisa Levart, and installations drawn from the interactive exhibit, Our Land, Our Stories Excavating Subterranean Histories of Ringwood Mines, and the Ramapough Lunaape Nation. The 24- panel pop-up exhibit will be set up on several sites on the BCC campuses through October and November. Lisa Levart has been creating alternative photographic portraits of women embodying poetic myths for well over a decade. Her latest exhibition, The Women of the Ramapough Lenape Nation, is a creative collaboration between the artist and women from the Ramapough Lenape Nation exploring long-forgotten Lenape myths.
Englewinds: Tuhòna: Branching Out- October 20 @ 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
A “Surround Sound” style concert with the flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon, and piano at Gallery Bergen in West Hall. Englewinds — an award-winning eco-music ensemble — will perform Tuhòna: Branching Out, a program of dynamic music by First Nations and African American composers. Live, in-person event and live-streamed on Gallery Bergen’s Facebook and YouTube channels.
Film Showing and Panel Discussion: Women of the Ramapough Lenape Nation-October 25 @ 6 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
A film by Myles Aronowitz with a special panel discussion with women of the Ramapough Lunaape Nation discussing issues of identity and survival facing them as First Nation women living in one of the longest settled regions of the US. Live, in-person event and live-streamed on Gallery Bergen’s Facebook and YouTube channel.