EVENTS

9th Annual Pocumtuck Homelands Festival

Saturday, August 6, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday, August 7, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Scroll down for information about the Paddle to Peskeompskut

SCHEDULE OF FESTIVAL EVENTS & FOOD VENDOR MENUS BELOW

The 9th Annual Pocumtuck Homelands Festival: A Celebration of Native American Art, Music and Cultures, Unity Park, 1st St., Turners Falls/Peskeompskut. Featuring Indigenous music, drums, dancing, crafts, children’s activities, history talks, storytelling, Eastern Woodland skills demonstrations, and more. Keynote speaker: Tom Porter. Presenting musicians Hawk Henries, Nipmuck flute player, Keith Secola, Ojibwe-American rock musician, and the Kingfisher Singers with traditional Northeastern Native American songs. Storytelling with Abenaki authors / scholars / language teachers Joseph Bruchac, Jesse Bruchac, and Marge Bruchac. Drums: Wicozani Singers, Black Hawk Singers, Social dancing led by Andre Strongbearheart Gaines, Jr., and Robert Peters. Children’s activities with Dan Shears, Nulhegan-Abenaki artist, and historian. Emcee and Odenong Powwow organizer Justin Beatty. History talks with David Brule and Evan Pritchard. Time to meet by the river with Doug Harris and discuss Ceremonial Stone Landscapes AND the May 19, 2004 Reconciliation Ceremony. And more!

FAMILY-FRIENDLY. FREE. FUN. Appealing to all ages and backgrounds.

Tom Porter will be live streamed on Facebook at noon both days – and 3 p.m. Saturday (facebook.com/nolumbekaproject).

ATTENTION VENDORS: NO MORE SPACES AVAILABLE

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PADDLE TO PESKEOMPSKUT

Friday, Aug 5, 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Join a PROCESSION of kayaks and canoes AND TWO TRADITIONAL MISHOONS (DUGOUT CANOES) BUILT LOCALLY & PADDLED BY INDIGENOUS CREWS

Paddlers on the Connecticut River
2021 Paddle on the Connecticut River, led by the mishoon (dugout canoe) started in 2019 and launched in 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIMpiFfIZ_Y&t=115s

Did you miss the presentation?

Visit the Nolumbeka Project’s FB page to see a video of Robin Wall Kimmerer’s June 23 presentation:
facebook.com/nolumbekaproject
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