Pocumtuck Homelands Festival

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Pocumtuck Homelands Festival logo drawn by Neil Dargis

The Pocumtuck Homelands Festival This program is supported in part by grants from the Mass Cultural Council and the Bernardston, Deerfield, Leyden, Montague, Orange and Warwick Local Cultural Councils, local agencies supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency

7th Annual PHF, Saturday August 1, Sunday August 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Unity Park Waterfront, Turners Falls, MA. Free. Accessible. Entertaining and Educational. Family Friendly. Rain or Shine. Free raffle to win large birch bark basket created by Jennifer Lee. 

Tall Paul, Anishinaabe and Oneida Hip-Hop artist enrolled on the Leech Lake reservation in Minnesota. Born and raised in Minneapolis, his music strongly reflects his inner-city upbringing. From personal expressions of self, to thought provoking commentary on issues affecting Indigenous and diverse communities as a whole, Tall Paul’s music evokes a wide variety of substance and soul

Wolf Cry Singers,

Justin Beatty, emcee, and Urban Thunder

Eastern Woodlands Village with Chris Bullock of Wandering Bull

Woodlands Skills Demonstrations

Children’s activities with Kerri Helme of the Mashpee Wampanoag 

River Stories 2020: Recovering Indigenous Voices of the Connecticut River Valley presentations by representatives of the Abenaki, Nipmuc, Narragansett, and Wampanoag Nations

Exhibit tent focused on the May 19, 1676 Great Falls Massacre sponsored by the Local Cultural Councils of Gill and Montague.