Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Join Us For Free Soup and Games Night
Next Monday!

Hope & Olive
44 Hope Street
March 2, 5-7:30 PM

Nolumbeka Project 
is the beneficiary of the March
Free Soup and Games night.

Raffle - Desserts - More


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

"The Language Belongs to the Land Itself"

Full Snow Moon Gathering Features Interactive Presentation by David Tall Pine White on the Nipmuc Presence and Persistence in Southern New England 

Saturday, February 21, 1-3 PM, 
Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA
Doors open at 12:30

David Tall Pine White
David Tall Pine White, Tribal Council Vice-President of the Chaubunagungamaug Band of Nipmuck Indians and a language consultant and actor in the 2009 PBS series "We Shall Remain", offers a two hour interactive presentation "The Language Belongs to the Land Itself" on the Nipmuck Presence and Persistence in Southern New England at the Full Snow Moon Gathering, Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA, Saturday, February 21, 1-3 PM.

A community activist and teacher of Nipmuc language, history and culture, White states "There's a lot of wisdom and knowledge in Our language. Based on the observations of nature over thousands of years, it shows how our surroundings are alive and an important part of life itself. It teaches an appreciation and purpose of each living thing."

The Full Snow Moon is the name given by the tribes of the Northeast to the full moon of February, a month when heavy snows are common. It was also known as the Hungry Moon by some tribes because of the harshness of the weather and lack of game.  The Full Snow Moon Gathering on February 21 joins the Great Falls Massacre Commemoration, Pocumtuck Homelands Festival and Beaver Moon Gathering in a series of cultural events celebrating Native American history and culture to be presented in Turners Falls during 2015.

The event, co-sponsored by Nolumbeka Project and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, is free and open to the public.  Doors open at 12:30. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request.  Light refreshments will be provided.


Thanks to Roberto Mighty, MFA, for the use of this video, produced as part of First Contact, an immersive digital multimedia art exhibit about the roles of Christianity, Indigenous Spirituality, and land use in 17th century central Massachusetts.

Roberto received his Master of Fine Arts in the Visual Arts from Lesley University and his BA in History from Boston University; and is currently Adjunct Professor in the Department of Visual and Media Arts at Emerson College, and a lecturer in narrative cinematography, documentary filmmaking and digital editing at Boston University’s Center for Digital Imaging Arts.
An immersive digital multimedia art exhibit about the roles of Christianity,

David Tall Pine White 
and Nolumbeka Project
Board Member David Brule were interviewed by reporter Cory Urban for her advance feature on this Saturday's
Full Snow Moon Gathering. 
The article appears on MASS LIVE and slated to be published in the Springfield Republican this week.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Nolumbeka Project President Joe Graveline To Be Panelist at Mt. Toby Peace and Social Concerns Film Event

“Guswenta: Renewing the Two Row Wampum Treaty”
Thursday, February 12, 
7:00 P.M.
Mt. Toby Friends Meetinghouse
194 Long Plain Road, Leverett, MA 

“Guswenta: Renewing the Two Row Wampum Treaty” is an 33-minute, award-winning documentary by Gwendolen Cates, featuring stunning footage from the 28 - day paddling journey from the Onondaga Nation to the United Nations during the summer of 2013, along with powerful words from Haudenosaunee leaders, including Onondaga Faithkeeper, Oren Lyons, Onondaga Clan Mother, Freida Jacques, Mohawk Spiritual Leader, Tom Porter, Tadodaho Sid Hill and non-native allies. 
The film inspires us to consider our collective responsibility 400 + years after the Two Row Wampum Treaty was agreed upon by Dutch Colonists and representatives of Haudenosaunee tribes. 
Following the film, 
a panel discussion will be moderated by paddler, 
Beth Adams of the 
Mt. Toby Peace and Social Concerns Committee. 
Panelists are: Don Campbell from Mt. Toby, Two-Row participant, Karen Nylander from Amherst, Native New York paddler, Dennis Willard, New York Quaker paddler, Buffy Curtis, and Joe Graveline, Nolumbeka Project
This event is the second this year in the Mt. Toby Peace and Social Concerns Committee film series . 
All welcome!