ALSO COMING IN 2022:
- Thursday, June 23, 7 p.m., Robin Wall Kimmerer at Greenfield Community College, 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. Original artworks from the INDIGENOUS VOICES: Stories from the Connecticut River Valley of Massachusetts, A Series of Short Videos About Native Life Past and Present, will be on display. Parts of the exhibit will be on display in downtown Greenfield through July leading to the August 6-7 9th Annual Pocumtuck Homelands Festival: A Celebration of Native American Art, Music and Cultures. Free.
- 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, Keith Secola, and the Kingfisher Singers. Storytelling with Joseph, Jesse and Marge Bruchac. Drums: Iron River Singers, Wicozani, Black Hawk Singers. Social dancing led by Andre Strongbearheart Gaines and Robert Peters. Emcee Justin Beatty. More. Free. Fun. Educational. Appealing to all ages and backgrounds.