Friday, March 1, 2013

Nolumbeka Project Now Caretakers of Wissatinnewag!

This is the letter announcing the acquisition of the Wissatinnewag Property from the Friends of Wissatinnewag.                                                                                                                              

February 4, 2013
Dear Friends,

We, the Board of Directors of the Nolumbeka Project, Inc., are pleased to announce that we are now the caretakers of the forty-one acre Wissatinnewag property in Greenfield, MA. The Friends of Wissatinnewag blended into the Nolumbeka Project and the deed to the property was transferred from the Friends of Wissatinnewag, Inc. to the Nolumbeka Project, Inc.  We are eager to move forward on several short and long term projects and welcome your support.

The Nolumbeka Project, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, incorporated in 2009, dedicated to the preservation of the history of Native Americans/American Indians of New England through educational programs, art, history, music, heritage seed preservation and cultural events. We are actively building, maintaining and expanding an historical archive research library for use by the Tribes and Educators of the Northeast. This project has received funding from Credit Data Services, Inc. at Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts.

We define as our mission: to promote a deeper, broader and more accurate depiction of the history of the Native Americans/American Indians of New England before and during European contact and colonization; to protect and preserve sites sacred to, and of historic value to, the Native Americans/American Indians of New England; to create and promote related educational opportunities, preservation projects and cultural events; and to work in partnership, as much as possible, with the tribes.

We will strive to exemplify the Native American/American Indian peoples’ respect for Mother Earth and all living beings; to be mindful of our role as caretakers for future generations; and to honor our connection to the Earth and Sky and to the Creator

Many of you are past supporters of Friends of Wissatinnewag and we sincerely hope you have an interest in becoming involved with us. We welcome you and all newcomers to help us build a strong and viable organization. Please share this news with friends and associates whom you think might also be interested. Whatever your current status and level of interest, please contact us at and let us know whether or not you want to remain on our e-mailing list. We will continue to send messages to keep everyone up to date on our activities.
We have a website under construction at  and welcome you to visit it now and in the future, as we have substantial information to add. You can also email us at