Candid, informative, and thoughtful entries surrounding the status of the visibility and knowledge of Native Americans, both their histories and contemporary lives, including perspectives on being Native within this widoktadwen (community).

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Planting Seeds

Niben (Summer) is here, and it’s easy to see why niben is called the “time of plenty.” If you’re a forager like me, you know the excitement that comes from finding tiny edible treasures among the brambles. Demen (strawberry) season is fading, but we see an abundance of berries wherever we turn. A new foray…

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples!

Mno waben, jayek! Good morning, folks! We know, we know…it’s been a while. But we have a lot of exciting updates for you! First, we’re excited to announce that we’ve been awarded a grant from the United Way of Berks County through their LIVE UNITED grant program to launch our Firekeepers Youth Program in the…

Update: We’re growing up strong!

Wow, has it been an eventful year for the Widoktadwen Center for Native Knowledge! Starting a nonprofit is no easy task, and we are thankful to have had so many partners and mentors guiding us along the journey. During the 2020-2021 academic year, we worked with a group of law students through the Penn State…

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