Saturday, August 6, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday, August 7, 10 a.m. – 5p.m., Unity Park, Turners Falls, MA
The 9th Annual Pocumtuck Homelands Festival: A Celebration of Native American Art, Music and Cultures, Unity Park, 1st St., Turners Falls/Peskeompskut.
A celebration of Native American Art, Music, and Cultures
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.
The event will be live-streamed on Facebook (facebook.com/nolumbekaproject).