The Watermill Center Announces Viewpoints

with Niamuck Land Trust Featuring NLT CEOs Tela Troge & Shane Weeks

,Tuesday, August 23, 2022 @ 6:00 PM


WATER MILL (August 3, 2022) – The Watermill Center, an interdisciplinary laboratory for the arts and humanities located in Water Mill, will host Niamuck Land Trust CEOs Tela Troge and Shane Weeks as part of their year-round Viewpoints conversation series.

Troge and Weeks, who is the author of “Good Neighbors: A Shinnecock History from a Shinnecock Perspective,” will share information regarding the work and purpose of the Graves Protection Warrior Society, the mission of the Niamuck Land Trust, Shinnecock history, and history of the indigenous people of Long Island. Copies of “Good Neighbors” will be available for purchase.

Niamuck Land Trust (NLT) was founded in November 2021 by members of the Shinnecock Nation Graves Protection Warrior Society (GPWS). NLT, comprising permanently and solely of members of the Shinnecock Nation, is committed to working to protect, preserve and purchase indigenous burial sites and culturally significant sites sacred to the Shinnecock Nation and their neighboring indigenous communities. With a strong base on cultural education of and for the Shinnecock community, NLT was founded as an entity with the ability to raise funds and other resources to facilitate land acquisitions and continued stewardship of these sites as they are acquired for preservation, ceremonial, and educational purposes.


Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/384205096787


Viewpoints is The Watermill Center’s year-round conversation series, granting art enthusiasts the opportunity to gather and discuss creative themes vital to the contemporary moment. Viewpoints engages with the community through intriguing dialogue, artist talks, and lectures that span across disciplines.


39 Watermill Towd Road, Water Mill NY, 11976 


The Watermill Center is the principal operation of the Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation,

a US 501(c)3 organization incorporated in the state of New York.




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