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The Center for Algonquin Culture
PO Box 259 Rosendale, NY 12472 ~ (845)266-9231


UPCOMING EVENTS WITH EVAN PRITCHARD

Updated Oct 25 7 2018
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Center for Algonquin Culture, PO Box 259 Rosendale NY 12472
(CAC Learning Center is on Mossy Brook Road, Rosendale, call (845) 377-1110

For an interactive PDF version of the Sept 4 Newsletter, click HERE:
For an interactive PDF version of the Sept 12 Newsletter, click HERE:
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For an interactive PDF version of the Jan 2019 Newsletter, click HERE:

Center for Algonquin Culture Send Email (845)377-1110

Link for on-line Chronogram article by Peter Aaron w/video clip of MAGPIE in performance.

Evan's Article "Twelve Birds" was included in the Fall 2018 issue of Four Winds Journal-Exploring Sustainability (p. 38). Winds of Change Press (A subsidiary of Orenda Healing International)
Publisher: Valentine McKay-Riddell, PhD Telephone: 505-780-5990
Email: windsofchangepress@orenda-arts.org

Feature article in Braided Way Magazine

Kingston Freeman video clip of Joanne Shenandoah singing "When the Eagle Flies."
Article in Daily Freeman online about Shenandoah/Pritchard concert.
http://capitalcentral.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx see page 11

Saturday, January 5th, 2019: Saugerties Public Library, history lecture by County Clerk Nina Postupec 2 pm (general announcement)

Thursday, January 24th, 2019: WRITING IS BECOMING! A Guide to Unblocking the Path of Words A unique writing workshop with author Evan Pritchard. We will explore "barebones diary keeping" also, we will create another "teaching tale" using at least15 characteristics (handouts provided, no experience necessary) of a Native American "Medicine Story," based on well-known tales. We will also create more "I Ching Hexagram" poems. 6 pm $25 per person, Rosendale, NY. Call for directions. (845)377-1110, evan.pritchard7@gmail.com Based on the book Writing Is Becoming (now ready for national distribution, $12 per copy, purchase not required) Bring a snack or bagged meal, no pot luck. Tea will be served.

Friday, January 25th, 2019: 6:30 -- ANA Association of Native Americans) 6:30 pm pot luck followed by drumming and dancing. By donation. Bloomington United Reformed Church, 11 Church Street, off Main Street, Bloomington, New York (off 32 just south of Kingston)

Saturday, January 26th, 2019: African Roots Library/Neetopk Keetopk Bear Moon Winter Celebration, TBA.
Sunday, Feb 24, 1:30 - 4:00 pm -Speaking Our Truth, Healing our Wounds. Join in community at Kingston, New York's Old Dutch Church, honoring the memory of those Native Americans killed at the Pavonia Massacre, of February 24 - 25th, 1643, and the screening of the excellent new documentary, Dawnland, (that was shown recently at SUNY Ulster), assessing the suffering caused by the inhumane forced adoption of Native American infants into white families in recent years, continuing the cultural genocide begun in 1643.

Sunday, January 27th, 2018: The Celestial Bear Comes to Earth, and Other Imperceptible Signs of Hope.
During this dark-looking time of year, the constellation Ursa Major (The Bear/Big Dipper) comes back down to the horizon, heals itself of its wounds, and gives birth to babies for the only time this year. With it comes ten+ hours of light per day, not much, but enough to inspire underground seeds to sprout, and for ewes and other mammals to give milk. Life begins again. The celestial bear also brings an end to starvation, as it gives women of the Lenape/Munsee Delaware First Nation a vision of where to find one bear willing to sacrifice its life so that all may live, launching a 14 day cycle of feasting and ceremony. The bear also looks for its shadow, the ultimate weather forecast and psychic consultation. We will go within to glimpse the future, and bless ourselves with "bear energy" to strengthen ourselves to embrace that future with a big bear hug (and then eat cake for the Baby Bear Birthday Party) Bring a bear image; a teddy bear, a stone medicine bear, a Cubs jacket, a Green Bear tee shirt, etc.
Evan will also discuss his own Mi'kmaq Bear Lodge insights. 4 to 7 pm https://www.meetup.com/Montclair_Shamanic_Circle/events/255828998/ or call (646)256-0515
Master of Imbolch Lore Brian McGuire, Neolyth, 39 Glenridge Road, Montclair, NJ.

Monday, February 28: Tribal Harmony, Live at the Falcon Underground, EvanPritchard welcomes Mataoka Little Eagle. 7 PM.

Saturday, March 9: Women and Earth: Sarah Elizabeth and Sally Bermanzohn at African Roots Library, 4 to 6pm


Look for the archived radio show from Sunday, June 10th, 2018 onWJFF website, 90.5FM, The Jeff Horse Show. Evan discussed working at the Falcon with The Indigenous' lead guitarist Monto, and Phoebe Legere.

NY Spirit: Urban Biophilia Sunday

Princeton University lecture "The Cultivation of Consciousness in Algonquin Spirituality" (sponsored by Dr. Robert Jahn and PEAR Group)

Evan's YouTube Channel

Truth and Reconciliation Evan on WKNY Kingston NY, discussing the 1643 Pavonia Massacre

Evan's Tribal Harmony Special, one hour broadcast on WJFF with interviews http://wjffradio.org/wjff/index.php?section=38

Evan and Joan Henry on Jimmy Buff radio show, Tuesday, May 22nd, 3:30 pm WKNY, Kingston. 1490 AM, also wknyradio.net.

Evan on WVKR with Rita Ryan, Wednesday, 5:15 pm: https://www.facebook.com/LocalMotionWVKR

Joan Henry on Doug Grunther's show on WDST

The Bob Hieronimus Show, March 5th, 2017,
CDs available 21st century Productions, (410)356-4852.

Video of Fire in Our Heartssong from "A Time To Remember" Thanksgiving event at Stony Point, November 23rd, 2017.

Look for the archived radio show from Sunday, June 10th, 2018 onWJFF website, 90.5FM, The Jeff Horse Show. Evan will discuss work at the Falcon with The Indigenous' lead guitarist Monto, and Phoebe Legere.

See "Cash is King"

Evan Pritchard has a new one hour CD called "Before the Heart Fell Open"
This talking book includes 40 dramatic readings of poems appropriate for gatherings and celebrations and interfaith worship services of all kinds; heart-felt expressions of the human spirit. $10.

Evan Pritchard has seven new books:

o The Tappan: The Keepers of the River Crossings; The Lenape Nation that Helped America Discover Itself (Resonance, comb, 235 pp.) There are a lot of things they didn't tell you in school. This book opens up a whole new chapter on American history, as it was never told before. $15+P&H PO Box 259 Rosendale.

o Red Head Band-A Bindle Stick of Poems by Evan Pritchard $10 (Resonance Communications; ISBN 978-1-64316-461-8.) Possibly Pritchard's most significant poetic offering yet.

o 14 Traditional Mi'kmaq Songs transcribed in classical notation. Email evan.pritchard7@gmail.com for more details.

o Music as Medicine for Troubled Nation, an amazing 235 page book about things musical in 1967, filled with surprises. $15 plus postage.

o Native American Stories of the Sacred, the new hardback edition of from Turner Books of Nashville. $26 plus postage ($6 for priority postage) from PO Box 259 Rosendale, NY 12472.

o People of Manitou: The first complete version of this biographical history of the Algonquin people. Based on the earlier (limited edition) Algonquin Eagle Song from 2001. Self published, Resonance Books (comb binding) $10 plus postage. PO Box 259, Rosendale, 12472.

o Daho! A Book of Lyrics to Evan Pritchard's songs, for singalongs.
" CAC/Resonance 2018 catalogue.

Teachable Moments: Main Blog:

Here is the link for Mocassin Tracks Radio out of Vermont with Deb Regger, released May 31st, 2018, discussing the new book Red Head Band.

Here is the link for the Podcast with Kathleen Schassler on Conscious Creator Network, recorded May 1st, 2018. After an interview with Evan about being a co-creator with the universe and helping creation continue, there is an unusual unrehearsed dialogue between Evan Pritchard and fellow guest Raymond Tarpey, comparing notes, which lasts well over an hour.

Here is the link for the History Channel show, Oak Island Mystery: The Knights Templar Connection, featuring Evan at 28 minutes onward. There are other ways to watch it archivally. Also the History Channel will be rebroadcasting at various times, see weekly TV listings. Very interesting show.

Braided Way Magazine: May the Path Be Beautiful

NY Spirit Magazine: Urban Biophilia

(Look for more links for NY Spirit magazine in the near future)

Vermont Cable TV program; Wabanaki Spirituality: Praying with Our Hands

Vermont Cable TV program: Wabanaki Spirituality: Bird Medicine and You

Moccasin Tracks radio

Jimmy Buff Show, WKNY AM 2/23/18 - Evan discusses the 1643 Pavonia Massacre

Welcome Yule Part One
Evan played some prominent percussion in this choral work celebrating Standing Rock. (Look for Welcome Yule Part Two.) Evan played the cedar flute in the manner of a wolf howl a la Paul Winter in the second half of this amazing concert with Ars Choralis.

On Eagle's Wings Matinecock pt 1
On Eagle's Wings Matinecock pt 2


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Chief William Commanda passed into the spirit world August 3rd, 2011. Memorial services began the following day and his body was buried on Friday, August 5th, 2011.
I wrote this song for the occasion and sang it at the memorial services.

~ Evan

I Think of You
(To William Commanda)

Copyright © 2011 Evan Pritchard

CHORUS:
Ojigwano, Ojigwano, born beneath a morning star long ago
Shine your light from heaven, Ojigwano, Shine your light from heaven now.

VERSE:
I think of you and all the songs we played and I think of you and all the jokes we made,
and I think of you whenever I'm afraid and I say a prayer my friend and I think of you, Ojigwano.
And I think of you when fiddlers strike a tune, and I think of you when I sing to the moon
And I think of you whenever flowers bloom, I say a prayer my friend and I think of you, Ojigwano.

CHORUS

I think of you when snow begins to fall, and I think of you whenever eagles call
And I think of you at every waterfall, I say a prayer my friend and I think of you, Ojigwano.
And I think of you and all the trails we blazed, and I think of you and all the Hell we raised
And I think of you and I still stand amazed, I say a prayer my friend and I think of you, Ojigwano.

CHORUS

I think of you and all the time we spent, and I think of you and what the words all meant
And I think of all the helping hands you lent, I say a prayer my friend and I think of you, Ojigwano.
And I think of how you grew up on the run, and I think of all the battles you have won
You built a rainbow bridge to make us one, I say a prayer my friend and I think of you, Ojigwano.

CHORUS

I think of you when wolves begin to howl, and I think of you when I'm watched by an owl
And when I think I should throw in the towel I say a prayer my friend and think of you, Ojigwano.
I think of you when eagles call my name, and I think of you when I think I'm to blame
And I think of you when I feel I've been tamed, I say a prayer my friend and I think of you, Ojigwano.

CHORUS

I think of you and why you had to die, and I think of you and I try not to cry
But if life's a prayer in action I know why, 'cause you had your say, my friend, and I'm thanking you, Ojigwano.
I think of you and all the songs we played, and I think of you and all the jokes we made
And I think of you whenever I'm afraid, I say a prayer my friend and I think of you, Ojigwano.

CHORUS (variation)
Ojigwano, Ojigwano, left this earth beneath his star not long ago
Shine your light from heaven, Ojigwano, shine your light from heaven now. o o o