Honoring the Past • Healing the Present • Celebrating the Future

 Saturday, November 10, 1 – 4 p.m., Beaver Moon Gathering, Great Falls Discovery Center,2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA, “Stolen Identities: The Mashpee Wampanoag, Defined Out of Rightful Inheritance”.  Hartman Deetz is a Wampanoag of Mashpee who has worked in the field of cultural education and preservation for over 20 years and been active in native politics since 1988. As an activist Deetz began in junior high school and has worked with groups such as the Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee, 1994 Walk for Justice, Mashpee Coalition for Native Action, The Longest Walk 2 San Francisco to D.C, Idle No More SF bay, NoDAPL, Indigenous People Organizing for Change, the Sunflower Alliance, and No Bayou Bridge Pipeline. Deetz,s activism has been centered around Native American rights, and environmentalism. As a cultural educator Deetz has worked with the Wampanoag Language Reclaimation Project, Plimoth Plantation Museum, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Museum, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Education Dept, Mashpee Tribal Historic Presrvation Office, Decolonize Academy, as well as speaking at various colleges, museums, historic societies, panels and conferences. Deetz is also a contributing author to Food First’s 2017 publication “Land Justice- Re imagining Land, Food and the Commons in the United States.” Co-sponsored by DCR and the New England Peace Pagoda 



Raffle Drawing that day. Items donated by

artists at the 5th annual Pocumtuck Homelands Festival below:

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Our Mission

The mission of the Nolumbeka Project is to promote a deeper, broader and more accurate depiction of the history of the Native Americans/American Indians of New England before and during European contact and colonization;


To protect and preserve sites sacred to, and of historic value to, the Native Americans/American Indians of New England; to create and promote related educational opportunities, preservation projects and cultural events; and to work in partnership, as much as possible, with the tribes.


We will strive to exemplify the Native American/American Indian peoples’ respect for Mother Earth and all living beings; to be mindful of our role as caretakers for future generations; and to honor our connection to the Earth and Sky and to the Creator.

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Who We Are

The Nolumbeka Project, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the history of Native Americans/American Indians of New England through educational programs, art, history, music, heritage seed preservation and cultural events. We are actively building, maintaining and expanding an historical archive research library for use by the Tribes and Educators of the Northeast and beyond.

Our Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers who have been active for more than 40 years in a number of other preservation, historical research, environmental and social justice organizations. 

Several of our Board members are of mixed Native American  /American Indian heritage.  


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