EVENTS


Indigenous Voices Video Series Release Celebration and 10th Day of Remembrance 5/21/22

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Indigenous Voices Film Series Release Celebration 5/22/22

Please note: Liz Santana Kiser of the Nipmuc will be joining us for all three events on May 21 & 22. She will speak and bring beautiful handcrafted items for sale. Several other arts vendors will also be there. More updates at http://www.facebook.com/nolumbekaproject


ALSO COMING IN 2022

Thursday, June 23, 7 p.m., Robin Wall Kimmerer at Greenfield High School auditorium, 21 Barr Ave., Greenfield, MA,  Restoration and Reciprocity: Healing Relationships with the Natural World.  Will also be live streamed. Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She is the author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants.  Special guest Rhonda Anderson, Western MA Commissioner on Native American Affairs. Co-sponsored by the Nolumbeka Project, FirstLight and Greening Greenfield. Free. Donations appreciated.

Saturday, August 6, 10 a.m.. to 7 p.m., Sunday, August 7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 9th Annual Pocumtuck Homelands Festival: A Celebration of Native American Art, Music and Cultures, Unity Park, 1st St., Turners Falls. Featuring Indigenous music, drums, dancing, crafts, children’s activities, history talks, storytelling, Eastern Woodlands skills demonstrations, more. Presenting musicians Hawk Henries, Nipmuck flute player, https://hawkhenries.com/Keith Secola, Ojibwe-American rock musician https://secola.com/, and the Kingfisher Singers with traditional Northeastern Native American songs. Storytelling with Abenaki authors/scholars/language teachers Joseph https://www.josephbruchac.com/, Jesse https://www.ndakinnacenter.org/about/people/ and Marge Bruchac https://anthropology.sas.upenn.edu/people/margaret-bruchac. Drums: Iron River Singers, https://www.facebook.com/IronRiverSingers, Wicozani Singers, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZcXiBQAwko Black Hawk Singers, Social dancing led by Andre Strongbearheart Gaines, https://www.andrestrongbearheart.com/and Robert Peters, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CmaWc1D8W4. Children’s activities with Dan Shears, Nulhegan-Abenaki artist and historian, https://abenakitribe.org/preservation. Emcee and Odenong Powwow organizer Justin Beatty, https://www.artshubwma.org/profile/justin-beatty. More.  FAMILY FRIENDLY. FREE. FUN.. Appealing to all ages and backgrounds.


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