We are proud to participate in the Card to Culture program, a collaboration between Mass Cultural Council and the Department of Transitional Assistance, the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program, and the Massachusetts Health Connector, by making all Nolumbeka Project events free, accessible, and open to all. See the complete list of participating organizations offering EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare discounts.
SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
INDIGENOUS VOICES: STORIES FROM THE CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY OF MASSACHUSETTS VIDEO SCREENING & DISCUSSION
The Lava Center, 324 Main Street, Greenfield, MA
Saturday, April 22, 1-3 PM
Indigenous Voices of the Berkshires presents
Wampanoag Elder Mother Bear,
Village Church, 32 Main St., Cummington, MA
Mother Bear, Mashpee Wampanoag Bear Clan Elder, esteemed Tribal dignitary, regalia maker, museum educator, teacher, story-teller, mother and grandmother, will share from her life work. Free; all are welcome to come, listen, learn and gather together in this spring season. Thankfully, supported in part by the Local Cultural Councils of Charlemont-Hawley, Plainfield and Cummington part of the Mass Cultural Council and the Nolumbeka Project
UPCOMING EVENTS: DETAILS COMING SOON.
Saturday, May 20, Day of Remembrance: Commemorating the 347th Anniversary of the Great Falls Massacre on May 19, 1676. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Ave. A, Turners Falls, MA
10th Annual Pocumtuck Homelands Festival: A Celebration of Native American Art, Music & Cultures, Saturday, August 5, 10 am – 7 pm, Sunday, August 6, 10 am to 5 pm. Unity Park, Turners Falls, MA. Indigenous musicians and presenters to be announced. Free and open to all.
VENDORS INTERESTED IN RESERVING A SPACE AT THE FESTIVAL PLEASE EMAIL NOLUMBEKAPROJECT@GMAIL.COM FOR A REGISTRATION FORM. SPACES ARE LIMITED. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. 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, 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.
SEE PHOTOS FROM PREVIOUS FESTIVALS AT www.facebook.com/nolumbekaproject
Video of the King Philip talk given in Northfield by David Brule on March 11, 2023. Thanks to Misha Storm. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9woVxbYes
Video of Full Snow Moon Eastern Woodlands Social Dance February 4, 2023 led by Andre StrongBearHeart Gaines Jr. https://youtu.be/w_aD9Hu28OY
Video of Mohawk Elder Tom Porter speaking about the Equinox, August 8, 2021 at the Pocumtuck Homelands Festival https://vimeo.com/807132979
Social Dance led by Annawon Weeden, February 1, 2020, Greenfield Community College https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjmNRsj12jQ