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A Song for Standing Rock: Snapshots from the 2500 Mile

Plymouth Rock to Standing Rock Bicycle Tour

Stories from the Road by David Detmold – Music and Stories by John Sheldon

“A Song for Standing Rock”, a presentation by Nolumbeka Project Board member David Detmold and guitarist John Sheldon, will take place on Thursday, September 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Brick House, 24 Third St. in Great Falls (Turners Falls), MA

 David Detmold recently returned from his 42 day, 2500 mile bike ride in support of Native American treaty rights,  which began in Mashpee, MA on July 1 and ended at Standing Rock last month. He will share stories and pictures of his journey, the memorable people he met along the way, and his visits to several Native American Nations including the Standing Rock Lakota and Pine Ridge Oglala Nations last month. Singer/songwriter John Sheldon will talk about his trip to Standing Rock last year at the height of the “Water Is Life” occupation and share songs inspired by that experience. The program is sponsored by the Nolumbeka Project. Donations appreciated.

 

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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. 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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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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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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