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Sacred Kashi is hosting Dr. Barbara Purdy as part of their Visibilty + Voices lecture series. Dr. Purdy will share archaeological evidence about the indigenous communities who lived in the area prior to historic contact (nearly 13,000 years ago) as well as the interactions of the Ais with the French and Spanish during the historic period beginning in the 1500s AD. Dr. Purdy's research on the Paeloindian period was the
Sacred Kashi is hosting Dr. Jerald Milanich at the Environmental Learning Center as part of their Visibility + Voices lecture series. Milanich will share accounts from the diary of 17th-century merchant Jonathan Dickinson, written during his journey along the Florida coast in the 1690s. Shipwrecked on the Florida Atlantic coast near Jupiter Inlet, Dickinson and his fellow travelers found themselves among indigenous communities. Afraid of repercussions from Spanish St. Augustine,
In collaboration with IR Cares, Sacred Kashi is hosting Jonnie Mae Perry at the Environmental Learning Center as part of their Visibility + Voices: The Untold History of Indian River County lecture series. In her presentation, Perry will discuss the story of the Gifford community and its historical prosperity, a history we can honor together as we work to enrich the community today and into the future. Jonnie Mae Perry