Honoring the Past • Healing the Present • Celebrating the Future

We want to acknowledge that we are standing on and benefiting from land that has been seized, expropriated, and stolen from Indigenous peoples. For thousands of years, this has been Pocumtuck land. This is still the homelands of the Pocumtuck, Norwottock, Woronoco, Agawam, Nipmuck, Abenaki. These Native peoples and their descendants are still living here among us. Every time we gather here we must acknowledge and respect that fact

2 OUTSTANDING NOLUMBEKA PROJECT EVENTS THIS WEEK-END!!! SCROLL DOWN FOR INFO.

Here are the links to the following event: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87584070668 OR

http://www.facebook.com/nolumbekaproject

Thanks to the members of New Leaf for offering a fun and uplifting fundraiser for the Nolumbeka Project this Saturday and Sunday. The live broadcast will take place outdoors on Saturday and the forecast is for a gorgeous day! Tickets at kirafiddle@gmail.com
“Our band may play the music of the Irish diaspora but we, like our Ireland-dwelling and Native brethren, feel a strong connection to the land we inhabit and to the importance of music and dance in keeping cultural tradition strong. With so many tumultuous political happenings of late, all of the members of New Leaf want to use our music and our public persona to take a stand for what we feel is important in the world. Our fiddler Kira Jewett and accordion player John Tabb played with Nolumbeka Project leader David Brule in the band Banish Misfortune for many years as well. For all these reasons, we feel honored to use our live and Facebook streamed-concerts this week to support and promote the work of the Nolumbeka Project.
https://nolumbekaproject.org/donate/

Sunday, October 25, Live on Facebook, 4 p.m.: https://facebook.com/newleafirishband/live/

Link to YouTube of 400 Years: Truth & Healing for the Next Seven Generations:

Here is the link. https://youtu.be/K07l7PpZizg

Thanks to the wonderful presenters and special guest Miguel Garate.

An article about the launch of the mishoon: https://www.recorder.com/nolumbeka-boat-launch-35514141?fbclid=IwAR3MZ_DNNlb9NDU6FD-NblTY6a8ot4I0jscyX825GILwisEuWyKu3ZdeZ1k

Paddlers (right to left) Jared James, Andrew DaVita, Leah Hopkins, not shown behind Leah, Jonathan Perry. (Cyn Fritz pnoto. More on facebook.com/nolumbekaproject)

Photos of the paddle from Melissa Vanek of the co-sponsor Connecticut River Conservancy: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1rIgCLEmqlUtkbgk55OkW35TXiXTMhp6W?fbclid=IwAR3FyYHoTP_TDGA_ZM99a3msgidbzlZtgLsDtmT9ZV6HltULNmro2zuqRUg

Past Virtual Events:

LIVE FROM MINNEAPOLIS, JUNE 28, TALL PAUL, ANISHANAABE AND ONEIDA HIP-HOP ARTIST

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xkLsmf6AKw

We have a wonderful and powerful collection to share with beautiful and thoughtful compositions that were submitted by friends to commemorate the 344th anniversary of the May 19, 1676 Great Falls Massacre. Here is a link to the compilation. Thanks so much for the thoughtful submissions. Here is the link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IAgVb26b26hCrLmkFg8jEpPTWEoBqSdL/view
The Water Water Song by Bear Fox sung in Kanienke:ha by Lily-Rakia near the Great Falls
 
https://www.facebook.com/578154759/posts/10157985408739760/?d=n

Nisnol Siboal/Two Rivers: Celebrating the Waters of Ndakinna (Our Land), link to the April 4 webcast with Joseph and Jesse Bruchac. Sponsored by Mascoma Bank, Peace Development Fund, Great River Hydro, and the Brattleboro Coop. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5kwGArXGk8

Social & Stomp Dance with Annawan Weeden and James Moreis, February 1, Greenfield Community College, sponsored by Greenfield Community College, Greenfield Savings Bank, the Babson 2020 Fund of the Peace Development Fund, and the Greenfield and Shelburne Local Cultural Councils.

LIVE EVENTS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19. RIVER STORIES 2021? 

river stories full schedule

 
(co-sponsors welcome! nolumbekaproject@gmail.com)
Donate in Support of River Stories 2020 at
 
or click on the link below Or send a check to Nolumbeka Project, P.O. Box 285, Greenfield, MA 01302. THANK YOU!!!
 
 
 
Offering of Thankfulness
 
drone photo
Visit our  Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/NolumbekaProject
to see pictures from the 6th Annual Pocumtuck Homelands Festival.
It was fantastic!  Thanks to all who participated, volunteered and attended. We’re doing it again next year and welcome donations. 
Scroll down the donate button at the  bottom of the page to support the work we do, which includes protecting  the Wissatinnewag site
 
Pollinator Youth Program Proposal (2)