Saturday, 02. November 2019, Bronx Zoo Mitsubishi River Walk, Reflections of the 16th Century: Paddle & Outdoor Living Experience

from 02. November 2019 - 11:00 till 16:00

Bronx Zoo Mitsubishi River Walk

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Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a FREE paddling tour through the fall foliage, and explore the traditions of the woodlands. 
Saturday, November 2nd & Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 11am-4pm
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the Bronx River Alliance has partnered with Moskehtu Consulting to present a paddling tour of the Bronx River and an up close look into the lifeways of indigenous people along the New York Coastlines. Participants will have a chance to paddle through the fall foliage, then meet Chenae Bullock and explore the history, culture and traditional experience of Native American people with social dances and a 16th century historical cooking demonstration featuring foods of the fall harvest season. Explore and see first-hand, Native People’s various historical and modern contemporary items, objects from our past, as well as our present; will be on display and available for you to handle under supervision. Learn about Indigenous Plants and medicines that are harvested throughout the Bronx River and where to find them or stop by and Create a native merican dream catcher with a workshop provided by the Bronx Drew Gardens team.
Moskehtu Consulting is an Indigenous owned and operated organization, founded by Chenae Bullock, an enrolled Shinnecock Indian Nation Tribal Member and descendant of the Montauk Tribe in Long Island New York. Chenae is a historian, activist, preservationist and traditionalist. She has over 10 years of experience as an Indigenous perspective Historian. She has worked at many accredited Indigenous museums such as the Shinnecock Indian Museum and cultural center, Plimoth Plantation, and Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center. She has extensive experience in National Archives and State local research experience, federal & state legislated histories relative to Indigenous people's issues.
This is a FREE Event, however donations are encouraged. All paddles will be done on a first come, first served basis until the end of the paddle starts and ends within the Mitsubishi River Walk area of the Bronx Zoo and are approximately 30 minutes long. On this trip, you will have the opportunity to travel south through The Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo. All registering should be predominately fit for this challenging, yet rewarding experience on the Bronx River. Please allow time for registration, put in and take out.
Please note: We will not be able to provide parking access for vehicles, all those driving to the paddle and planning on parking on zoo property, must pay zoo parking fees.
All participants are to have filled and completed an ACA ***** or minor waiver to participate in activities. All participants are to also abide by the Bronx River rules of safety and wear appropriate close toed attached shoes throughout the entire paddle. The Bronx River Alliance reserves the right to deny any person participation if they are not fully abiding by our safety measures.

For more information please call 718-430-4677 or Email: Paddle@bronxriver.org

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