Wed., April 11th: On Eagle’s Wings, at Stony Point, with guest speaker Mohawk elder Gail Whitlow. Suggested donation $30 but no one turned away for financial reasons.
Fri., April 13th: 7pm, ANA Gathering at United Reformed Church of Bloomington, NY, 11 Church, 12411
Wed., April 18th: 6:00 - 7:30 pm, The Tappaen: Keepers of the River Crossings, Tappan Library, contact Peter Haxton 914 359-3877. Author Evan Pritchard will go into depth about the amazing history of the forgotten Tappaen Indians, as presented in his new book The Tappaen: Keepers of the River Crossings. With unveiling of the new map of Rockland County, a power-point on the Tappaen, and much more. Book signing.
Sat., April 21st: 4 - 7pm, Mamaroch and the Indigenous People of Ulster County; A Talk by Evan Pritchard; by donation. Sunkskwa/Female Sachem of the local Esopus Indians of Ulster County, Mamaroch, gave her peace speech on this day 343 years ago, declaring that all people desire peace “as much as anybody desires the light of early morning which is pleasant to everybody.” Peace reined in Kingston for one hundred years afterwards. Come sing and drum and learn about Mamaroch’s people. African Roots Library 43 Gill St, Kingston, NY 12401.
Sun., April 22nd: Earth Day Workshop: Helping Creation Continue: Ten Simple Ceremonies to Honor the Earth. In honor of Earth Day 2018, Evan will lead us in ten indoor and outdoor (weather permitting) ceremonies that will help amplify through simple ritual our inherent devotion to Mother Earth so that we tap more deeply into the feeling of love that all children have for their mother.
These are ceremonies that participants can repeat at home.
1. We sing earth mother spirit song.
2. We offer tobacco to fire wind water and earth.
3. We each improvise a drum song in praise of mother earth.
4. We talk to a tree or plant as messenger of mother earth.
5. We write a prayer on birchbark and burn it.
at Mirabai Books, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, NY. 12498. Pre-register 845 679-2100. www.mirabai.com.
Wed., April 25th: On Eagle’s Wings, at Stony Point, with guest speaker M'hican Karine Gordineer. Suggested donation $30 but no one turned away for financial reasons.
Sun., May 5: 10 am -12 noon “Take a Hike” with Evan Pritchard; walking tour. Hudson Highlands Museum, Cornwall, NY. TENTATIVE; Learn about the Hudson Highlands in a Native American context, and native hand signing as it relates to wildlife, for those moments when you don’t want to make a sound. Contact Nicole Wooten at (845) 424-3358x5.
Wed., May 9th: On Eagle’s Wings, at Stony Point, with guest speaker M'hican Karine Gordineer speaking on Plant Spirit Medicine. Suggested donation $30 but no one turned away for financial reasons.
Fri., May 11th: 7pm, ANA Gathering at United Reformed Church of Bloomington, NY, 11 Church St., 12411
Wed., May 16; 6 - 8pm, Healing Ancestral Grief, part 1 [plus Wed. May 30. June 6 and June 20] at Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall St, Kingston, NY, 12401, facilitated by Etaoqua. Many carry ancestral trauma manifesting as behavioral patterns from one generation to another. This frequently shows up as depression but can be expressed as any not so good habits or behaviors, such as addictions, excesses, family black sheep, anger, anti-social patterns, avoidances, hereditary diseases, etc. We recognize it as ancestral when we can see it among various family members in multiple generations. The time to heal this is now.
To heal this grief requires recognition that it is there, acceptance that it is not unique to the individual but is shared by others [this is healing in itself], looking at the instances and commonalities of its expression in our life, accepting the situation(s), and then forgiving and letting it go. This can be done all at once but frequently is easier to do in smaller bites. Healing Ancestral Grief is a process which may take a short time for some and longer for others.
Wed., May 30, Healing Ancestral Grief, 6-8pm, Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall St., Kingston NY. 2nd of 4 sessions Sessions 3 and 4 are June 6 and 20. Feel free to attend one or all.
Fri., June 1st: “Tecumseh and Pushmataha, The Great Debate!” A stage play by Sally Bermanzohn [narrator], adapted from her novel “Indian Annie: A Grandmother's Story”, 6-8:30pm. Starring Rev. Nick Miles as Tecumseh (Pamunkey Tribe, Powhatan Nation), and Rev. Evan Pritchard (Mi'kmaq/Celtic) as Pushmataha, this recreates a pivotal debate between these two chiefs that preceded the War of 1812. Tecumseh (1768-1812), a Shawnee Warrior, tried to unite indigenous peoples to stop U.S. land grabbing. Thousands of Native Americans witnessed this event in the Choctaw Nation, Mississippi, 1811. Drum and Song by the Cloudbreakers & Red Feather Singers. The Rail Trail Café, (outdoors) near Stone Mountain Farm, in Tillson, 310 River Road Ext [off Springtown Rd.], New Paltz, NY 12561. See http://www.railtrailcaferosendale.com/
Sat., June 2: Seedling Sale [10a-2p] & 3 Sisters Garden Planting [11:30am], Seed Song Farm & Center, 160 Esopus Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401. Also CSA pick-up, wigwam covering and other exciting events. Kids welcome.
Wed., June 6, Healing Ancestral Grief, 6-8pm, Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall St., Kingston NY. 3 of 4.
Thur., June 13, 7pm, TRIBAL HARMONY with host/performer Evan Pritchard & The Indigenous.
Live Music at The Falcon Underground. Second of a series of Native American musical experiences
at the Falcon, an historic event. Audience participation. Explore ways music and poetry can weave
us all together as one family. ($20 suggested donation) 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro NY 12542 . (845)236-7970.
See Phoebe “Song Bundle” Legere (Penobscot/ Mi’kmaq traditional singer, cabaret diva, and opera composer) on June 28 and
David Amram (NY Phil conductor/ composer/ ethnomusicologist) on July 23.
Fri., June 15th: ANA (Association of Native Americans) solstice party at Nick’s lodge in evening. email@example.com
Sat., June 16th: Way of the Heron—A one day Seminar in Conflict Resolution. Led by Evan at Blue Deer Center in Margaretville /Andes. Call Blue Deer for information. Starting after lunch (12 to 1,) we will discuss the Rainbow Prophecies, the Landkeeper traditions, and then segue into the non-violent teachings of the Way of the Heron. Dinner break from 5:30 - 6:30 pm, then an intensive session from 7 to 9pm.
Thur., June 21: 5:30 -8 pm, Neetopk Keetopk’s Summer Solstice Celebration at Seed Song Farm & Center, 160 Esopus Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401.. Ceremony followed by potluck. Volunteers needed to help setup and cleanup. Please contact Etaoqua at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sun., June 24th: Rosendale Farmers’ Market, behind the Theater, Main St. 10 am - 2 pm. Evan will present lots of Native American stories and songs, for all ages.
Sat., June 16th: 6th Juneteenth, 1-5pm, Harambee, Hasbrouck Park, Kingston, NY
Sun., June 17th: 10:30 a.m. Celebrating Creation and Reconciling with Mother Earth. A service of music, song, readings, dance that will end with a tree planting in the Church Yard. Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall St., Kingston NY
Wed., June 20, Healing Ancestral Grief, 6-8pm, Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall St., Kingston NY. Last sessions on recognizing, processing and releasing ancestral trauma. Facilitated by Etaoqua, Tunxis, M’hicanu.
Thurs., June 21: 5:30 - 8 pm, Neetopk Keetopk’s Summer Solstice Celebration at Seed Song Farm & Center, 160 Esopus Ave., Kingston, NY 12401. Ceremony, then potluck. Volunteers needed for setup and cleanup. Contact Etaoqua at email@example.com.
Fri., June 22: 3pm Summer Solstice Celebration at White Pine Community Farm, contact: Phil Erner. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sun., June 24th: Rosendale Farmers’ Market, behind the Theater, Main St. 10 am - 2 pm. Evan Pritchard will present lots of Native American stories and songs, for all ages.
Thurs., June 28, 7pm, Tribal Harmony, Live at the Falcon, Phoebe “Song Bundle” Legere (Penobscot/ Mi’kmaq), ) 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro NY 12542 (845)236-7970.
June 29th, to July 7th: Paddle Against addiction, [Canoe on the Wallkill] and Walk for Life. Travel the Wallkill River (Wild Plum Creek; Sipu Sipuas) from NJ, near the source, Lake Mohawk, to New Paltz, NY. Water Walkers will accompany the paddlers, closely aligning with the course of the river. There will be a Sweat in NJ the day before the start on Fri., June 29th. We will sweat again in Gardner, NY on Fri., July 6th. Sat., July 7th will be the last day on the river. The Paddlers and Walkers will arrive in New Paltz, July 7th at 1 PM; hold a ceremony, exchange gifts and offer prayers to the water. Then, Vincent Mann (Big Eagle Spirit), Ramapough Lenape Nation Turtle Clan Chief and Nina Postupack, the Ulster County Clerk, holder of the Wampum belt, will renew the Richard Nicolls Esopus Indian Treaty of 1665. Looking for people who can commit to walk or paddle.