Sponsor

Kutaputush, Thank you to all who have supported the t-shirt sales, donated and sponsored so far! We have raised over $17,000 to date!

Aquené kah Noonantam-Peace & Blessing!


Dear Friend,

Join us by supporting the creation of a Native American Veteran’s Monument at the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Exeter, Rhode Island. This project is led by the Honoring Indigenous Veterans Committee and is a project of the Tomaquag Museum’s Indigenous Empowerment Network. Tomaquag Museum, a 2016 Institute of Museum & Library Services National Medal winner, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a GuideStar platinum rating, and ensures fiscal responsibility and transparency. Our goal is $50,000.

Over the last year, we created a committee named Honoring Indigenous Veterans of Turtle Island which includes Indigenous veterans, educators, artists, advocates and allies who are committed to the integrity of this project to ensure Indigenous Veterans are honored.

“We are requesting donations for an intertribal Native American monument. It will be installed at the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, in Exeter, Rhode Island. Its purpose is to honor Native American Military Warriors, men and woman, who fought for our freedom in the wars for the United States of America.

My father served in the United States Navy and also is buried in the R.I Veterans Cemetery where I am employed as a Cemetery Specialist. My father fought in three wars including: World War II, the Korean War, and in the Vietnam War. Presently, there is no monument to recognize or acknowledge or honor my father nor any other Native American veterans”. Charles B. Smith Jr. (Snow Bear)

Purpose of Request: To build a Native American Monument honoring all Indigenous Warriors within the US Armed Services within the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery. These are the tribal nations found to date, we intend to honor all those who served-past, present and future.

  • Narragansett

  • Nipmuc

  • Shinnecock

  • Manissean

  • Wampanoag

  • Osage

  • Pequot

All proceeds benefit the creation of the Native American Monument.

All sponsors will be recognized on the Honoring Indigenous Veterans Website, on the Ribbon Cutting Program booklet, on the signage for Groundbreaking and Ribbon Cutting, additionally they will receive invitations to the Groundbreaking and Ribbon Cutting Events.

Specifications for program ads will be sent to your business contact. For questions contact the committee at HonoringIndigenousVets@gmail.com or call 401-285-0260 Google voice.

Please remit your payment via Pay Pal link below or

Please remit your payment via check:

Tomaquag Museum

c/o Honoring Vets

390 A Summit Road

Exeter, RI 02822

In gratitude,



Charles B. Smith Jr., Seaconke Wampanoag Tribal Nation


Lorén M. Spears, Narragansett Tribal Nation


Darlene Bruce-Spencer, Pokanoket Wampanoag Tribal Nation


Maija Hill, Narragansett Tribal Nation*


Silvermoon LaRose, Narragansett Tribal Nation


Maryann Mathews, Manissean Tribal Council


John Pompey, Narragansett Tribal Nation*


Ilana Rose, South County Sunrise


Angel Beth Smith, Narragansett Tribal Nation


Robin Spears Jr., Narragansett Tribal Nation*


Deborah Spears-Moorehead, Seaconke Wampanoag Tribal Nation


Candyce Testa, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation*


Bella Noka, Narragansett Tribal Nation


Randy Noka, Narragansett Tribal Nation


Bobby Jones, Narragansett Tribal Nation


Chrystal Mars Baker, Narragansett Tribal Nation



*Veteran


Testimonials:

"There needs to be a monument to honor the indigenous servicemen/women who have served this country honorably."

-Kyle Doran


"This is our tribe! And our clan symbol! "

-Veronica Horal


"This is such an important memorial! Thank you for fundraising for it!"

-Colleen Crotteau


Poem:

"songs gone

after centuries

things

change

looking to find

right words

for sorrow

Cecelia Estrada Vaughan

Chahta ohoyo"


-Cecelia E. Vaughan