Honoring the Past • Healing the Present • Celebrating the Future

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“From Standing Rock to Otis State Forest” will be presented by Rhonda Anderson who brought supplies to Standing Rock last winter and stayed to help for a week; and is now among the protectors fighting the pipeline threatening Otis State Forest in Sandisfield, MA.  David Detmold will share stories and pictures from his 2500 mile, 42 day, “From Plymouth Rock to Standing Rock by Bicycle” journey.  And musician activist Annie Hassett will perform “Songs for Standing Rock”.  
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Photo by Tim MacSweeney

DEAR FRIENDS, WE MISSED MANY OF YOU ON SATURDAY (AT THE POCUMTUCK HOMELANDS FESTIVAL AUGUST 6) AND COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND WHY YOU DID NOT COME. FOR ALL OF US WHO ATTENDED IT WAS A LEAP OF FAITH AND AN ADVENTURE BUT OUR SPIRITS WERE NOT DAMPENED BY THE CLOUDBURSTS. WE APPRECIATE EVERYONE WHO DID MAKE IT, PRESENTERS, VENDORS, VOLUNTEERS AND VISITORS, WHO ALL CONTRIBUTED TO THE BLESSING OF THE INTERWEAVING OF MUTUAL RESPECT, UNDERSTANDING AND GRATITUDE.  MANY EXPERIENCED A SENSE OF AWE AND REVERENCE DURING HAWK HENRIES’ SECOND SET WHEN A DOUBLE RAINBOW APPEARED EAST OF THE STAGE CONNECTING THE BANKS OF THE RIVER AND A BALD EAGLE FLEW THROUGH  IT. WE ARE FULL OF GRATITUDE FOR ALL OF YOU AND TO OUR SPONSORS, MENTIONED 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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