"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
Doors open at 12:30
|David Tall Pine White|
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.
VIDEO INTERVIEW ON FIRST CONTACT
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,