Monday, July 18, 2016

Schedule for 2016 Pocumtuck Homelands Festival

10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Opening 
10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Black Hawk Singers
11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Medicine Mammals Singers 
11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. – History Walk
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Black Hawk Singers 
12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Storytelling at Tipi
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. – Mixashawn 
1 – 1:30 p.m. Children’s Crafts at Tipi ($2)
1:15 p.m. – 2 p.m. – Theresa “Bear” Fox 
and Kontiwennenhawi: the Akwasasne Singers
2 – 2:45 p.m. – Barbara Giammarino, hoop dancer
2: 45 – 3 p.m.  Friendship Dance
3 – 3:45 p.m. Black Hawk Singers  
3 – 3:30 p.m. – History Walk
3 – 3:30 p.m. – Storytelling at Tipi
3:45 – 4:15 p.m. – George Leduc, Native American flute
4:15 – 5 p.m. – Mixashawn
5:45 – 6:30 p.m. –  Theresa “Bear” Fox 
and Kontiwennenhawi: the Akwasasne Singers
6:30 – 7 p.m. – Raffle drawing and closing

Schedule for the 2016 Pocumtuck Homelands Festival

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Upcoming Events
2016 marks the 340th Anniversary of the Great Falls Massacre and the Nolumbeka Project is planning events to acknowledge and commemorate this tragedy. 

What Really Happened Here?” 

Friday, May 20, 7-9 p.m., Greenfield High School auditorium, the Native American perspective of the  history of the  Great Falls Massacre, David “Tall Pine” White, Nipmuc,  and David Brule, Nolumbeka Project, funded by a grant from the Greenfield and Massachusetts Cultural Councils. 

Day of Remembrance: Commemoration of the 340th Anniversary of the Great Falls Massacre

Saturday, May 21, at 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Great Falls Discovery Center. CEREMONY BEGINS 1 P.M. We are allowing time for visitors to tour this battlefield area near what was once Great Falls (Peskeompskut) for personal reflection and  historic perspective. Key ingredients of the day will include Elder Teachings by Native American Grandmothers Jeorgina Larouque and Nancy Andry, a look back to the lasting significance of the Reconciliation Ceremony, guest speakers, musical offerings,  and special tributes to Monique Fordham and George Nelson. 

Pocumtuck Homelands Festival 

Medicine Mammals Return for 2016 PHF
Saturday, August 6, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., the Pocumtuck Homelands Festival returns to Unity Park in Turners Falls where the Reconciliation Ceremony took place. The festival keeps the promise by inviting Native American artists, musicians, and educators to participate. The Festival’s music this year will feature Theresa “Bear” Fox, Mohawk (Wolf Clan), and   Kontiwennenhawi, the Akwasasne Women Singers, “Wave Artist” Mixashawn, and the Medicine Mammals Singers.  Also, The Black Hawk Singers, Visioning B.E.A.R. Circle Intertribal Coalition Singers, a Penobscot hoop dancer, round dancing, elder teachings and a powwow emcee.