Log in

My Profile

Understanding Place: Relationship Building with Indigenous Communities

Friday, November 15, 2024

12 - 1:30 PM EST

Are you interested in building or strengthening your organization’s relationships with local Indigenous communities? In this webinar, the Long Island Children’s Museum, Denise Silva-Dennis of the Shinnecock Nation, and Allison McGovern, an Anthropological Archaeologist discuss the ways in which they, and others, collaborated to make connections, deepen cultural understanding and share learning. Value is given voice through authentic relationship building, listening and collaboration. Discover ways in which your organization can further your connections.

Click here to register


Jeanmarie Walsh Mansfield

Director of Special Projects & Community Initiatives

Long Island Children's Museum

Walsh Mansfield is a certified elementary and art teacher with a BFA in Fine Arts from RISD and a Master's of Arts in Education from Bennington College. At Long Island Children’s Museum for 19 years, Walsh Mansfield oversees community outreach initiatives, visual arts exhibits and programming and is Co-Chair of the Museums DEAI Committee.

Denise "Weetahmoe" Silver-Dennis

Educator and Artist

Shinnecock Nation

Denise “Weetahmoe” Silva-Dennis (Shinnecock/Hassanamisco-Nipmuc) Dennis is an educator and artist with significant expertise in Shinnecock culture, history, matrilineal society, stories & legends. Dennis sits on the boards of the Niamuck Land Trust, Shinnecock Kelp Farmers, Graves Protection Warrior Society, Hampton Community Outreach Boards and the Peconic Land Trust. Dennis appears in "A is for Arts and Crafts" Episode 5405: Sesame Street Self-Portraits, facilitating a Talking Stick workshop at the Shinnecock Boys and Girls Club.

Allison McGovern, PhD

Anthropological Archaeologist

Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum

Allison is a consulting anthropological archaeologist and Associate Executive Director of the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum. Her research integrates archaeology with historical research methods, public engagement, planning, and historic preservation advocacy. She is active in professional service as a member of the Professional Archaeologists of New York City, an elected Board member of the New York Archaeological Council, a member of the Suffolk County Parks Historic Trust Committee, various local preservation and historical societies.

MANY is committed to making our virtual programs as accessible as possible. All virtual programs will have Closed Captioning and ASL Interpretation provided by InterpretekFor more information, please email or call 518-273-3400.

All virtual programs are recorded and available for MANY members via the Member Resource page within 7 days of the live program. 

Click here to learn more about joining MANY or email to see if you membership is active.

Live out of state? Join MANY Online! With our growing national and international audience in mind, we are pleased to announce a new virtual membership category for individuals who live outside of New York State.

Virtual members can access the library of over 70 programs and receive discounted registration for MANY’s annual conference. Click here to learn more.

Virtual programs are made possible by the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation.

The Museum Association of New York helps shape a better future for museums and museum professionals by uplifting best practices and building organizational capacity through advocacy, training, and networking opportunities.

Museum Association of New York is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. 

265 River Street
Troy, NY 12180 USA

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software