Engaging with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community
Please complete this form if you are a member of the Williams College community and interested in learning about the Stockbridge-Munsee Community’s history and/or are interested in collaborating with the Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO). THPO is a Tribal Government entity wholly separate from Williams, and its staff are not employees of Williams College. Therefore, the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (OIDEI) serves as the College’s liaison to the Stockbridge-Munsee Community for the College’s official partnership with the Tribe. As liaison, OIDEI will field inquiries from the Williams community via this form.
The Stockbridge-Munsee Community hosts interns each semester in partnership with the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. These are valuable opportunities to benefit the efforts of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community in amplifying its cultural heritage and representation efforts in its homelands and to learn and engage with local indigenous history and contemporary Native cultural heritage issues. Learn more about these opportunities!
“This experience was a great example of using the field of historic preservation for resistance and empowerment.”—Trudy Fadding, ’23, Winter and Spring 2021 Intern
Read about the internship experience of Meadhbh Ginnane ’21, who successfully assisted the Community in repatriating the leggings of Mohican Sachem John W. Quinney.
Mirabai Dyson ’24 visited the Stockbridge-Munsee Community in 2022 for the Tribe’s annual powwow during her OIDEI-sponsored summer internship with the Tribal Historic Preservation Office.