This panel representing various tribes among the five recognized in Connecticut will be curated by Dr. Siohban Senier of the University of New Hampshire who edits the online publication Dawnland Voices. The event is coordinated with input from Ruth Torres, West Haven resident and co-editor for the Schaghticoke section in the print version of Dawnland Voices, also edited by Dr. Senier. This anthology project, as described by the book's publisher in 2014, “calls attention to the little-known but extraordinarily rich literary traditions of New England’s Native Americans...from the earliest petroglyphs and petitions to contemporary stories and hip-hop poetry.” This panel discussion will inform our deeper understanding of contemporary indigenous culture and the living writers - our neighbors - who represent its diversity and strength.