Larry Spotted Crow Mann, a member of the Nipmuc Tribe of Massachusetts, will present an evening of Native American poetry and storytelling on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m. in Olin 115.
His appearance, part of the College’s commemoration of Native American Heritage Month, is sponsored by Union’s Office of Intercultural Affairs.
Mann is an award winning writer, poet, cultural educator, traditional storyteller, tribal drummer/dancer and motivational speaker who travels the U.S., Canada and Europe sharing the music, culture and history of Nipmuc people.
He is the author of three books, a collection of stories, Drumming and Dreaming; a novel, The Mourning Road to Thanksgiving; and a collection of short stories and poetry, Tales from the Whispering Basket.
He is co-director of the Ohketeau Cultural Center and founder of the Native Youth Empowerment Foundation. He is a former board member of the Nipmuk Cultural Preservation, an organization promoting the tribe’s cultural, social and spiritual needs.