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Darren Bonaparte, Wampum Teachings

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 from 7 – 8 pm

Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 202

Lessons from the Longhouse: Haudenosaunee Wampum Teachings

Darren Bonaparte is a Mohawk writer, artist, and cultural historian from the Akwesasne First Nations. He is the creator of the Wampum Chronicles website, and a frequent lecturer at schools, universities, museums, and historical sites in the United States and Canada. Darren has written two books, served as consultant to television documentaries, and has written the libretto for the McGill Chamber Orchestra's upcoming performance of Aboriginal visions and Voices. He currently serves as the Director of the Tribal Historic Preservation Office of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe. In this presentation, he will use replica wampum belts to explain and demonstrate Haudenosaunee diplomacy and governance practices.

This even is made possible by the Indigenous Initiative Visitorship Fund.

All are welcome.

Presented by Office of Indigenous Initiatives and Queen's University

Department of English, Queen's University

Watson Hall
49 Bader Lane
Kingston ON K7L 3N6

Telephone (613) 533-2153


Telephone (613) 533-6000 ext. 74446 extension 74446


Telephone (613) 533-6000 ext. 74447 extension 74447

Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.