Mashantuckets to celebrate Native American Heritage Month events Friday

Mashantucket — The Mashantucket Tribe will publicly celebrate two events Friday.

The tribe, owner of Foxwoods Resort Casino, will observe the start of Native American Heritage Month from noon to 1 p.m. in the casino’s Rainmaker Square. Scheduled speakers will include Scott Butera, Foxwoods president and chief executive officer; Rodney Butler, chairman of the tribal council; Fatima Dames, the council’s vice chairwoman; and state Rep. Ernest Hewett, D-New London.

Dancers and Native American craftsmen will participate.

Following the observance, the tribe will mark the tribal court’s relocation to the Mashantucket Public Safety Building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m.


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