Save the Date!
Pocumtuck Homelands Festival Returns to Unity Park
ONE DAY ONLY! AUGUST 1 (RAIN DATE AUGUST 2). WE HOPE TO HAVE A COMBINATION OF VIRTUAL AND LIVE PRESENTATIONS. WE WILL HAVE MORE INFORMATION AVAILABLE WHEN WE CAN POST IT. PLEASE CONTINUE TO WEAR YOUR MASKS AND PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING. IF EVERYONE HAD DONE IT FROM THE BEGINNING WE WOULD ALL BE LOOKING FORWARD TO A LARGE GATHERING. WHATEVER IS DECIDED EVERYONE’S HEALTH AND SAFETY WILL BE THE NUMBER ONE CONSIDERATION.
THIS IS WHAT WE HAD PLANNED: 7th Annual PHF, Saturday August 1 2020, Sunday August 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Unity Park Waterfront, Turners Falls, MA. Free. Accessible. Entertaining and Educational. Family Friendly. Rain or Shine. Free raffle to win large birch bark basket created by Jennifer Lee.
Tall Paul, Anishinaabe and Oneida Hip-Hop artist enrolled on the Leech Lake reservation in Minnesota. Born and raised in Minneapolis, his music strongly reflects his inner-city upbringing. From personal expressions of self, to thought provoking commentary on issues affecting Indigenous and diverse communities as a whole, Tall Paul’s music evokes a wide variety of substance and soul. Cancelled until 2021 but watch a June 28 Zoom meeting with Tall Paul speaking from his home in Minneapolis.
Wolf Cry Singers
Justin Beatty, emcee, and Urban Thunder
Eastern Woodlands Village with Chris Bullock of Wandering Bull
Woodlands Skills Demonstrations
Children’s activities with Kerri Helme of the Mashpee Wampanoag
River Stories 2020: Recovering Indigenous Voices of the Connecticut River Valley presentations by representatives of the Abenaki, Nipmuc, Narragansett, and Wampanoag Nations
Exhibit tent focused on the May 19, 1676 Great Falls Massacre sponsored by the Local Cultural Councils of Gill and Montague.