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
WE HOPE 2021 WILL BE HEALTHY AND HAPPY FOR ALL. WE WILL SOON BE ANNOUNCING A SERIES OF WEBINARS DURING FEBRUARY AND MARCH BASED ON CEREMONIAL STONE LANDSCAPES AND ARE PLANNING AT LEAST THREE LIVE EVENTS THIS YEAR — THE DAY OF REMEMBRANCE: COMMEMORATION OF THE MAY 19, 1676 GREAT FALLS MASSACRE ON SATURDAY, MAY 22, AND THE POCUMTUCK HOMELANDS FESTIVAL, SATURDAY, AUGUST 7 (ALSO AUGUST 8 IF CONDITIONS ALLOW) & SEPTEMBER 19 AT THE HITCHCOCK CENTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT IN AMHERST. WE WILL PROVIDE MORE DETAILS AS TIME GOES ON.
STAY SAFE AND STAY WELL.
JESSE BRUCHAC SPEAKS TO CHILDREN AT COLRAIN CENTRAL SCHOOL
Link to Deborah Spears Moorehead & Annawon Weeden, October 25 event
A Wampanoag Perspective 400 Years After the Mayflower
Link to YouTube of 400 Years: Truth & Healing for the Next Seven Generations:
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
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
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
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?