Seven New Power Point Lectures (2017) available from Evan Pritchard for your organization, club, or school:
(most are 90 minutes)
Sunkskwa: First Nations Women Leaders of the Esopus Munsee and Eastern Algonquins:
A groundbreaking exploration of Chief Mamaroch and 20 other forgotten “Sunkskwa” or women sachems in Algonquin history. Also, how the Haudenosaunee Clan Mothers started the Women’s rights movement leading to the right to vote one hundred years ago.
The Tappaen: Keepers of the River Crossings: The Tappaen Indians of NY and NJ
Learn about the Lenape nation that was written out of the history books and why we need to honor them now. Are you one of the 1.7 million Americans who live on Tappaen land? Are you one of the tens of thousands opposed to the renaming of the Tappen Zee Bridge? This study reveals the location of their 60 mile stretch of homeland, their inspiring deeds, tragic history, and over a dozen river crossings that the Tappaen administered before the advent of European technology.
Giving Thanks in Native American Sign Language: Using slides of Printup’s wonderful illustrations of the book by Jake Swamp, Evan teaches audiences of all ages how to sign the Giving of Thanks prayer.
The Way of the Heron: A Timeline of Non-Violent Action. In this richly illustrated lecture, Evan explains the cultural background behind highlights from the last thousand years of environmental and civil action here in North America, in chronological order.
Puzzle Words in Algonquin: Using Mi’kmaq and Munsee Delaware examples, Evan’s power point shows how many nouns such as animal names are really sentences that describe what makes that animal or thing totally unique. Some of the phrases inside these single words are sheer poetry.
Love It When You Say the Word Poughkeepsie (And Other Native American Place Names) Commissioned by Dutchess Co. and the NEA “Big Read” Native American Cultural Festival, this power point includes photos of about 90 road and town signs in the Hudson Valley that are in the Algonquian language, plus a glimpse of the landscapes referred to, with translations for the curious.
What Are Whales Doing in the Hudson? An illustrated lecture celebrating the return of Humpbacks and other endangered whales to the Hudson River, indicating a much cleaner waterway than seen in 3 centuries. Learn how Humpbacks are the “yogis” of the deep.
Many other illustrated lectures available: Ask to see catalogue. See http://www.algonquinculture.org/