Nipmuc Cultural Steward
Running Time: 5:36
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Andre Strongbearheart Gaines Jr., a Nipmuc Cultural Steward, demonstrates the ancient art of tanning hides. This is one of the ways he passes on traditional knowledge and values to the next generation of young people. He also talks about the importance of different Native communities coming together.
From the film:
“For me, it’s of the utmost importance to be able to teach whatever knowledge I have to all these young ones that are around me.”
— Andre Strongbearheart Gaines Jr. (Nipmuc)