Native American Heritage Month is celebrated to honor the remarkable Native Americans who have contributed a lot to improve the character of the nation. Throughout this month, we commit to keep on supporting the remaining Native American tribes and let the world know about their sacrifices.
Join Sydney Devereoux as she discusses the Act to Preserve Racial Integrity of 1924, employed by physician Walter Ashby Plecker,, VA State Registrar of Vital Statistics and an avid promoter of Eugenics.
Sydney Devereoux is a native Philadelphian and resides in the Germantown area. She is one of two indigenous caretakers in Philadelphia for the historic properties run by the Fairmount Park Commission. Being of Leni Lenape descent (the indigenous tribe of Philadelphia), and living on her ancestor's lands, her mission is to encompass nature in all that she does. A visual artist, herbalist, sound therapy healer, and farmer, her goal is to regard the earth with care and help to reinstitute the indigenous sciences into our everyday lives. She is currently in the process of erecting a community micro-farm in Vernon Park for all of her neighbors to commune in, and enjoy its harvest. The path of searching for answers about her own indigenous roots has led her on a journey of ethnography, history, and spirituality. Sharing what she has learned with the world and for other indigenous brothers and sisters to trace their lineage, is part of her mission on Turtle Island.