8th Annual Pocumtuck Homelands Festival: A Celebration of Native American Art, Music, and Cultures, Saturday, August 7, Sunday, August 8, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Unity Park, Turner Falls, MA. Special Guests: Tom P8th Annual Pocumtuck Homelands Festival: A Celebration of Native American Art, Music, and Cultures, Saturday, August 7, Sunday, August 8, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Unity Park, Turner Falls, MA. Special Guests: Tom Porter, Mohawk Spiritual Leader and Annawon Weeden, actor, activist, dancer and artist with Mashpee Wampanoag, Narragansett and Pequot heritage. Live music with Jennifer Kreisberg who comes from four generations of Seven Singing Sisters through the maternal line. Black Hawk Singers. Traditional music by the Kingfisher Singers; contemporary Algonquin music with Nulhegan-Abenaki singer-songwriter Bryan Blanchette , Justin Beatty. emcee. Superior Native American arts and crafts vendors, Eastern Woodlands skills demonstrations, Ceremonial Stone Landscapes display, children’s activities including making corn husk dolls with Kerri Helme; social dancing, history presentations, Native American food vendor. Free, welcoming, accessible, and fun for all ages and backgrounds. There will be a free raffle to win a birch bark basket by Jennifer Lee.
NORTHEASTERN NATIVE AMERICAN VENDORS WELCOME. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Request an application at email@example.com. Space is limited so there will be no exceptions. CRAFT CRITERIA: Multiple items must be created by hand, one at a time. No imports. Craft items should contain natural materials rather than machine made All beads should be glass, bone, shell, stone or wood. No plastic. All books, photographs or artwork should be Native American or American wildlife in subject matter. Organizers reserve the right to remove any items not in compliance with guidelines
Look for upcoming details about the Paddle to Peskeompskut in partnership with the Connecticut River Conservancy on Friday August 6 alongside the mishoon started at the festival in 2019 and launched last year on the date that would have been the festival.
Questions? email firstname.lastname@example.org ATTENTION VENDORS: SPACES ARE LIMITED AND PREREGISTRATION AT ABOVE EMAIL IS REQUIRED. NO EXCEPTIONS.