Larry Spotted Crow Mann
Award-Winning Author, Poet, Musician and Native American Cultural Educator is a member of the Nipmuc Tribal Nation
Larry Spotted Crow Mann, is a internationally acclaimed writer, poet, cultural educator, Traditional Story Teller, tribal drummer/dancer and motivational speaker involving youth sobriety, cultural and environmental awareness. Mann is also a board member of the Nipmuk Cultural Preservation, which is an organization set up to promote the cultural, social and spiritual needs of Nipmuc people…
Larry Spotted Crow Mann, is a internationally acclaimed writer, poet, cultural educator, Traditional Story Teller, tribal drummer/dancer and motivational speaker involving youth sobriety, cultural and environmental awareness.
Mann is also a board member of the Nipmuk Cultural Preservation, which is an organization set up to promote the cultural, social and spiritual needs of Nipmuc people as well an educational resource of Native American studies.
Mr. Mann is drum keeper of the Quabbin Lake Singers, a group that shares the culture and music of the Nipmuc people at schools, colleges, powwows and other events throughout the United States and Canada. He’s also appeared in movies about Native Americans, including “We Shall Remain,” produced by PBS.
Mr. Mann has been running these outreach efforts for about 17 years. He is also a writer, having recently published a book, Tales from the Whispering Bakset, which he read from at the event. The presentation was sponsored by BSU, U.S. Ethnic Studies and the English department.
At an early age, Mann developed an interest in the history of his tribe and has sought to educate the public about aspects of Nipmuc history and culture through various media, saying “I’m somebody who is dedicated to my culture and traditions, and through that I hope to bring forth the intrinsic connection we all have as human beings.
I love to learn new things and from other cultures.” Mann intends his writing and music to honor traditions and teach uninformed audiences about Nipmuc people and their history.’
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LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
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WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
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It is a rich and gripping story that is the first of its kind. This novel and speech delves into the real life, lived experiences of Native American People and their complex world ,within and without. The story is centered around one of the most perplexing celebrations for Native Americans: Thanksgiving. A Native American Man. Haunted by his childhood, and furious about the treatment of his people since the landing of Mayflower: Sets off on an unforgettable quest to heal himself and Indian people everywhere. He decides he can accomplish both by putting an End to America’s beloved Thanksgiving—Forever. A heart wrenching , daring and sometimes humorous journey that goes far beyond a litany of hardship and loss and will reveal the healing spirit within all of humankind. This ground breaking tale artfully dismantles the accepted story of Thanksgiving while taking us on an unforgettable journey of redemption, unity and forgiveness. The Mourning Road to Thanksgiving will inspire you and reveal the endless possibilities when we open our hearts.
“After writing this narrative I realized the power and potential this story carries to not only share the account of Native Americans; but also open the door to a new dialogue and understanding of cultural diversity like never before. That is why I’m so excited to share this story across the country and beyond! I think it’s imperative this book is in our school system, grade nine to college level. It is as entertaining as it is educational. It is a book for our generation and takes us bravely forward to new possibilities.” – Larry Spotted Crow Mann
The Mourning Road to Thanksgiving by Larry Spotted Crow Mann
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