Published on June 4, 2012 by Amy
Trudie Lamb-Richmond is a member of the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation and has been involved in Native American educational and political issues over forty years.
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A graduate of Long Island University with a master’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Connecticut and a master’s in Education from the Bank Street College of Education, Richmond has written and edited several publications and educational projects and exhibits. These include The Spirit of the Drum (1986) and Perspectives: Authentic Voices of Native Americans (1996). She is the Director of Public Programs for the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, on the Mashantucket Pequot Reservation, and was the Director of Education for the Public Programs for the Institute for American Indian Studies in Washington, Connecticut from 1988 to 1993 and its assistant director from 1993 to 1996. She co-founded the American Indians for Development (A.I.D.) in 1974 and served as its Assistant Director until 1986. In 1987 the Governor of Connecticut (William O’Neill), appointed Richmond to a task force on Native American issues. She was a member of the Connecticut Indian Affairs Council (C.I.A.C.) from 1974 to 1985, and also serves on the Native American Heritage Committee as a legislative appointee. Richmond is a Native storyteller and still gives seminars in Ledyard, Connecticut.