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PO Box 259 Rosendale, NY 12472 ~ (845)266-9231


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

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

APRIL "Grass and Geese Moon"
Wuskiixaskwal Waak Waapsowihleewi Niipaahum

April 1st, 2019: April Fools Day, day to fool cruel fate and begin donating your dust-collecting books to the Pleasant Valley Public Library, which needs them now to replace some of the thousands of valuable books destroyed last year in a terrible fire, including a leather bound first edition of Lossings Hudson, and Smith's book on Dutchess County history to name a few. Members of the Landkeeper Society will be donating for sure.

April 4th, 2019: Developing Your Intuition, with Etaoquah, 6 pm, see above.

Friday, April 5th, 2019: Four Goals in Medicine Wheel Tradition: Wisdom Power Knowledge Compassion.
7 pm, Sacred Space, 463 Main Street, Beacon, NY $20. This is a repeat of an earlier workshop at Sacred Space. See last month's listings.

Saturday, April 13th, 2019: Native American Gathering at Pine Hill Community Center,
12 to 4 pm. Main Street, Pine Hill, NY. Dancing and drumming with the Grey Wolf Spirit Drum Circle. We will discuss upcoming events, including an educational sweat lodge display, the event on June 8th at the Museum, and upcoming Big Indian multicultural powwow. All are welcome, donations of all sizes appreciated. Contact Mary Lou Stapleton at (845)254-4238.

Sunday April 14th 2019: Four Goals in Medicine Wheel Tradition; Wisdom Power Knowledge Compassion a workshop exploring practical goals in Algonquin spirituality with Evan Pritchard In this workshop we will explore each of these four goals, and how they relate to the Red Road teachings and the four directions of the Medicine Wheel. Each direction relates to a part of the self; spirit, mind, heart, and body. We will learn about building backwards before going forwards, about adopting certain practices in order to build that foundation, about choosing a quality we want to cultivate, and then fulfilling one of the four goals. As these goals become more real to us we see them transforming the way we make our livelihood, all the while acquiring the virtues of Neoline or enlightenment. Describing the way these four goals inter-relate is complex but putting these teachings into action is simple; all it takes is faith in the process. Participants should bring paper and pen, prepared to acquire many new resources. Flower Power Herb Shop 449 Piermont Ave Piermont NY 6 pm

Monday, April 15th-Sat April 22nd, Spring Break Camp for Kids at Seed Song Farm. info@seedsongfarm.org, 160 Esopus Avenue Kingston.

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019: SUNY New Paltz lecture on Munsee Delaware legacy with Judith Abbott and Evan Pritchard, 5 to 7 pm. RSVP Daniel Schniedewind, at dschnied@ucsc.edu.

Thursday, April 18th, 2019: Writing Is Becoming: 6 pm- 9 pm. $25 class fee. Rosendale, or other location, RSVP. Based on the book Writing Is Becoming. No homework; we respond to newly developed prompts each class, write creatively with a willingness to make and learn from mistakes, then share our work while the ink is wet, with a highly supportive circle of fellow travelers. For location and more information contact evan.pritchard7@gmail .com or call (845)377-1110.

Friday, April 19th, 2019: Full Moon Event for all, honoring the earth, in Newburgh area. Details TBA, contact Jordan at 542-7541 or Evan Pritchard at (845)377-1110 or email evan.pritchard7@gmail.com

Sunday, April 21st, 2019: Easter. Earth Consciousness Event in NY 3 to 8 pm. General announcement, TBA.

Thursday, April 25th, 2019: Tribal Harmony, featuring the Dennis Yerry Jazz Quintet: Dennis Yerry, Christian Fabian, David Laks, Tom Depetris, Harvey Sorgen.

Dennis Yerry is a Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) composer and the founder of The Hawk Project (a musical group combining Native American music and jazz). He was musical director, composer and performer for the American Indian Dance Theatre; for the theatrical production of Black Elk Speaks in Denver, CO and L.A.; and the Native American Day of Thanksgiving at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in NYC and the outdoor drama, Unto These Hills in Cherokee, NC. He is featured in the Ken Burns' documentaries, Lewis and Clark and The West as well as other film, TV and CD credits. He is also an adjunct professor at Dutchess County Community College in Poughkeepsie, NY teaching Native American flute, jazz piano and jazz improvisation. http://www.dennisyerry.com/ Doors, Restaurant open at 5:30. Music at 7:00. No Cover. Donations encouraged.

Saturday, April 27th, 2019: 1 to 4PM "Honoring the Earth: Walking a Wilder Path to Wholeness." Neolyth, 39 Glenridge Road, Montclair, NJ. evan.pritchard7@gmail.com
In this workshop we'll talk about practicing "wild" animal stalking techniques in daily life,
including; the liquid gaze; walking toes first; decolonizing the mind; stop look and listen; following the felt senses in the body; looking for signs; following your nose. We will go on a guided journey to contact and become one with an animal spirit and then separate, to become fully human again, or perhaps for the first time.

Sunday, April 28th, 2019: Seed Song Farm, Kingston Land Trust. Details to follow. Contact Seed Song Farm.

MAY "Flowering Moon"
(Ehahkiiheet Niipaahum/Planting Moon)

May 2nd, 2019: Developing Your Intuition, with Etaoquah, 6 pm, see above.

Sunday, May 5th, 2019: Clinton Corners (Dutchess County) Public Reading regarding Doctrine of Discovery. Contact Liselih@juno.com for more details.

Saturday, May 18th,2019: In Full Faith: Cultivating Hope in The Flowering Moon of May. Workshop 2 to 4 PM. Mirabai Books 31 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY 12498 (845)297-2100 $18/$21
We will honor the seasonal blue moon (the third full moon of spring this night) with story, ceremony and song, along with teachings about keeping a positive outlook based on understanding natural cycles. Hope sounds like Hype, but a hope based on a deep understanding of "Indian Time" will help us ride out the tough times. The May Moon is not only a time to pick flowers but to plant corn seeds. If you plant too early or gather too late, you'll have a hard time. Get back in harmony with Grandfather Sun and Grandmother Moon and hope and patience become the same thing.

Sunday, May 19th, 2019: Drums Along the Esopus. 11 am to 4 pm. Join us for this special multi-cultural pow wow on the banks of the Esopus River at the Big Indian Powwow Grounds on Route 28 in Big Indian, NY. Algonquin, African, Ramapo, Irish, Taino, etc. All new event!
Vendors contact Mary Lou Stapleton, (845)254-4238.

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019: Tribal Harmony, at the Falcon Underground, "Wasn't That a Time: A Nod to Pete Seeger on the Month of his 100th Birthday." Waterfall ceremony at 7, opening act with Evan Pritchard at 7:30; featured performers at 8 pm. A wide array of songs interspersed with nods to the master of the sing-along, Pete Seeger.

Saturday, May 25th,2019: All day educational activities at Stony Point Conference Center, Stony Point, NY. A follow up to last year's Memorial Day workshops with Evan Pritchard.

Sunday, May 26th, 2019: All day educational activities at Stony Point Conference Center. See above.

Wednesday, May 29th/ Thursday May 30th/ Friday, May 31st: BEA (Book Expo America) Jacob Javits Center. Possible appearance celebrating new release of Native New Yorkers and Henry Hudson by Chicago Review Press this season. TBA.

JUNE "Strawberry Moon"
(Wteehiimiiwi Niipaahum)

Saturday, June 1st, 2019: Seed Song Farm will begin planting the three sisters, corn, beans and squash.

Saturday, June 8th, 2019: all day Native American cultural festival. Shandaken Historical Museum, Academy Street, Pine Hill, NY. Evan will present the Niccolls Treaty Wampum Belt and give an illustrated lecture on its fabled history. Q and A to follow, plus book signing of new booklet on the Esopus Nation and others. Contact Mary Lou at (845)254-4238.

Sunday, June 9th, 2019: noon to 5 pm. Sam's Point's Ice Caves-A City in Stone. Tentative; In this guided tour, we will explore many rock shelters and caves both at the approach to Sam's Point and at the Ice Caves, and imagine what this city of stone must have been like 500 years ago, and how many people might have lived here. Contact Sam's Point Nature Preserve for Updates. Tentative: New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
Sams Point Area P.O Box 86, Cragsmoor, New York 12420(845) 647-7989 ext. 102

Saturday, June 15th, and Sunday June 16th, 2019: Croton Clearwater Music Festival and Celebration of Pete Seeger's 100th Birthday. Croton Point, NY all day.
Clearwater is planning to feature Native American musicians, poets, speakers, and more in honor of Pete Seeger's 100th, and Evan will be a part of it. Possible appearances by Joanne Shenandoah, Buffy Ste Marie, Pura Fe, Fidel Moreno, and many others. Special Native American music festival Saturday from 12:15 to 1:30 pm on Rainbow Stage. Stay tuned for more details.

Thursday, June 27th, 2091: Tribal Harmony, downstairs at the Falcon: TBA Opening ceremony at 7 pm.

Saturday, June 29th, 2019: Rain date for the Sam's Point Cave Tour. 11-5 if needed.

Saturday, June 29th, 2019; Mohawk Strawberry Festival, Fonda, NY 11 am to 5 pm. $5 adult, $3 seniors/children over 5. 4934 State Highway 5, Fonda NY 12068. For information contact (518)673-4197 or kanatsiokareke@gmail.com

Sunday, June 30th, 2019: Mohawk Strawberry Festival, see above.
Saturday July 6th, 2019: Calico Dancers Powwow, Morrow State Park, near Glen's Falls, NY. Evan performs at 10 and will sign books.
Sunday, July 7th, 2019: Calico Dancers Powwow.

Friday, July 12th, 2019: Rose Kill Farm, Rosendale, gathering and music jam with Hoke and Jill honoring the Saami.

Thursday, July 25th, 2019: Tribal Harmony The Falcon Underground: "A Tiding of Magpies, featuring Terri Leonino and Greg Artzner, AKA Magpie!"
At long last, world famous folk duo Magpie, will perform at Tribal Harmony at the Falcon Underground on 9W in Marlboro. Opening waterfall ceremony at 7 pm, opening act at 7:30, Magpie at 8 pm. You won't believe your ears.

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019: Tribal Harmony, upstairs at the Falcon Jazz Club Live. Joan Henry and "Spirited" Jazz Quintet, back by popular demand! Waterfall ceremony at 7 pm, opening act at 7:30, and headliner Joan Henry and "Spirited" at 8 pm.

Friday, August 30th, 2019: Kipona Powwow, at City Island in the Susquehanna, Harrisburg, PA. All day. Evan will perform throughout the day, signing books and answering questions at his book table, for the 15th consecutive year.
Saturday, August 31st, 2019: Kipona Powwow. See above.
Sunday, September 1st, 2019: Kipona Powwow, see above.

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

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

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

To receive our electronic newsletter, The Landkeeper, email Evan Pritchard

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

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

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.


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.


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.


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.


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