Center for Algonquin
Culture, PO Box 259 Rosendale NY 12472
(CAC Learning Center is on Mossy Brook Road, Rosendale,
call (845) 377-1110
an interactive PDF version of the Sept 4 Newsletter, click
an interactive PDF version of the Sept 12 Newsletter,
an interactive PDF version of the Oct 24 Newsletter, click
an interactive PDF version of the Dec 10 Newsletter, click
Center for Algonquin
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
Feature article in Braided
Kingston Freeman video clip of
Joanne Shenandoah singing "When
the Eagle Flies."
Article in Daily Freeman online about Shenandoah/Pritchard
see page 11
27th 2018 is our special Christmas Concert at the
celebrating Taino Indian culture, which is alive
Taino Traditionalist Luis Ramos will be featured,
With MC Evan Pritchard, opening act.
Thursday, December 13th, 2018:
Voice and Vision meeting with Elly Wininger and Marty
Korn, Woodstock, NY for info call (845)679-6309.
Friday, December 14th, 2018:
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)
Friday, December 14th through
Sunday, December 16th, 2018: Non-violence workshop
at Stony Point Conference Center. 5:30 to 9 pm on Friday,
9 am to 6 pm Saturday and Sunday. (general announcement).
Friday, December 21st, 2018:
5:23 pm, Winter Solstice Celebration at Seed Song Farm.
We gather at the greenhouse at 4:30 pm for ceremony and
song. Pot luck at 5:45. Free will donation. Esopus Landing,
Esopus Avenue, Kingston, NY.
Saturday, December 22nd, 2018:
Singing Up the Sun: A workshop with Evan Pritchard. Neolyth,
39 Glen Ridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 2 to 5 pm, $25 RSVP
On the shortest day of the year,
Mi'kmaq author Evan (Chipmunk) Pritchard, will lead us
in singing songs that bring light to dark times. As we
sing up the sun for the following morning, combined with
smudging, tobacco ceremony, story telling, talking feather,
and more, we are actually praying for Creation to continue
on this earth, the ultimate shamanic act of magic. Mi'kmaq
and other northern peoples such as the Saami /Norse people
and the Celts have been singing up the sun each morning
for 10,000 years, and so far so good. But at the winter
solstice, the sun, the generator of life, is at its weakest
and according to ancient tradition it needs our help just
to rise above the horizon. Come and join us as we send
out positive life-affirming energy to keep the planet
going for the benefit of all beings.
MeetUp or call (646)256-0515.
Thursday, Dec 27: 8pm "The
Eagle, the Condor, The Coqui: a celebration of Latino
and Taino culture," featuring traditional percussionist
Luis Sanakori Ramos, at the Falcon, part of the Tribal
Harmony series. There will be a water ceremony at 7:00
outdoors (dress appropriately, followed by Evan's opening
set at 7:30, followed by Luis at 8 pm. Mr. Ramos will
also offer a tribute set to the great Native American
song writer Bill Miller (Mohican), followed by other guest
speakers and performers, celebrating Taino culture.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
5 to 8 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.
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
Spirit: Urban Biophilia Sunday
Princeton University lecture "The
Cultivation of Consciousness in Algonquin Spirituality"
(sponsored by Dr. Robert Jahn and PEAR Group)
Evan on WKNY Kingston NY, discussing the 1643
one hour broadcast on WJFF with interviews http://wjffradio.org/wjff/index.php?section=38
and Joan Henry on Jimmy Buff radio show,
Tuesday, May 22nd, 3:30 pm WKNY, Kingston. 1490 AM, also
on WVKR with Rita Ryan, Wednesday, 5:15
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
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.
Evan Pritchard has
a new one hour CD called "Before the Heart Fell
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.
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
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
o 14 Traditional Mi'kmaq Songs
transcribed in classical notation. Email email@example.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.
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
Here is the link for the Podcast with Kathleen Schassler
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.
Way Magazine: May the Path Be Beautiful
Spirit Magazine: Urban Biophilia
(Look for more links for NY Spirit magazine in the near
Vermont Cable TV program; Wabanaki
Spirituality: Praying with Our Hands
Vermont Cable TV program: Wabanaki
Spirituality: Bird Medicine and You
Buff Show, WKNY AM 2/23/18 - Evan discusses
the 1643 Pavonia Massacre
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.
Eagle's Wings Matinecock pt 1
Eagle's Wings Matinecock pt 2