Beaver Moon Gathering
Saturday, November 21
Great Falls Discovery Center
2 Avenue A
Turners Falls, MA
Billy Myers will be the featured speaker at the third annual Beaver Moon Gathering on Saturday, November 21, noon – 3 p.m., at the Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA. Suggested donation $2 - $5.
A brief opening focused on “Giving Thanks” will begin at noon, followed by the keynote presentation by Billy "Iahteho:tas” Myers of the Kanien' ke'ha (Mohawk) Bear Clan. He will talk about the challenges faced by American Indians in the 21st century while remaining connected to their nation, history, ceremony and commitment to the environment. He will also share his experiences in activism, education and tolerance while touring the country, and the experiences with many Native nations, including issues with resources, alcoholism, and death rates on various reservations. Myers is a Professional Conservator/Artist/ Musician and Touring drummer for Gary Farmer, actor, musician, and activist.
The gathering is named in honor of the full moon on November 25. Traditionally, this full moon marked the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze to ensure a supply of warm winter furs.
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