Honoring the Past • Healing the Present • Celebrating the Future

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Talks with Doug Harris, Deputy Historic Preservation Officer for the Narragansett

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Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4,  6th Annual Pocumtuck Homelands Festival,  Unity Park Riverfront, 1st St., Turners Falls, MA. The Kingfiisher Singers, Hawk Henries, Joseph and Jesse Buchac, Lee “Mixashawn” Rozie, Kerri Helme, childrens’ activities, and more. Witness the carving of a dugout canoe from a white pine log with traditional fire carving and scraping by a team from the Aquinnah Wampanoag. Vendors, educators, authors, archaeologists, ceremonial stones expert, demonstration of primitive skills, Native American food vendor, etc. Welcoming and interesting for all ages. Donations appreciated.

 

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This program is sponsored in part by grants from the Buckland,  Charlemont-Hawley,  Colrain, Conway, Deerfield, Gill, Heath, Leyden, Montague, Northfield, Orange,Shelburne Falls, and Warwick CulturalCouncils, local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council,a state agency.

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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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