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


Updated March 2017
For more information, contact Evan Pritchard at

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

Summary of Upcoming Events/Workshops with Evan Pritchard (Full Schedule follows)

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Center for Algonquin Culture www.algonquinculture.org
Evan.pritchard7@gmail.com (845)377-1110
All listings subject to change: Please report any inaccuracies, and please RSVP

Friday, May 12th, 2017:
6 PM. Rail Trail Café, near Stone Mountain Farm and rail trail. (River Road Extension) The great Cloud Breakers drum group will perform. Evan will talk about the new Medicine Wheel in progress and tell traditional stories and sit in with the "Cloud Breakers."

Saturday, May 13th, 2017:
Pine Hill gathering, featuring flute and storytelling by Evan Pritchard and others, plus traditional dancing and drumming circles. Noon to 4 PM. Contact Marylou Stapleton at (845)254-4238.

Sunday, May 14th, 2017:
Mother's Day gathering at Kowawese 2 pm (General announcement)

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017:
Walking Tour of Greenwich Village with UFTWF Retirees' Programs, private, Native American walking tours of Manhattan are available for schools, organizations, and for groups of all ages. A great way to learn about Native American history.

Thursday, May 18th, 2017:
7 pm. "Free* Health Care**" in the Traditional Algonquin Way (and Worth Every Penny!) * $20 per person (yes it's ironic, but what you learn may save you a lot of money in the long run!) Everyone in Washington is talking about cutting the health care budget. In this workshop, Evan Pritchard (Mi'kmaq) will lead a discussion about **Native American health practices which predate the invention of money and how modern science is just catching up. We will experience meditation, visualization, shamanic journeying, grounding and shielding, deep relaxation, and calling on animal powers. We will also discuss prayers, offerings, fasting, diet, herbs, workouts, and rituals that have worked for us, and much more. This is not a health clinic but an anthropological approach to alternative healing. No medical advice will be given, but participants are sure to receive new insights and gain new perspectives into staying healthy. Sacred Space 436 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508 7-9 PM RSVP Evan Pritchard at (845) 377-1110, evan.pritchard7 @gmail.com, or Donna Brickwood at sacredspace77@gmail.com (845)742-8494.

Saturday, May 20th, 2017:
Ninth Annual Millbrook Literary Festival, all day, featuring "Native Voices." Join us as we celebrate the new work of contemporary Native American authors at the 2017 Millbook Literary Festival, Main Street, Millbrook. Joe Bruchac, Evan Pritchard and Molly McGlennan will sign and celebrate the release of Tending the Fire,(New Mexico University Press) a table-top book of hand-written poems by Native American authors, with museum quality photographic portraits by Chris Felver. Joe, Evan and Molly will be on hand to sign some of their individual titles as well, while providing live music and readings. "Native Voices" will be held inside the library from 11 am to noon. Contact Alison at (845)677-5857.

Saturday, May 20th, 2017:
Drums Along the Esopus, Big Indian Park, route 28. (general announcement) MaryLou Stapleton, at (845)254-4238.

Sunday, May 21st, 2017:
The Importance of Circles in Building Community. Noon to 6 pm. Contact Alison at (914)486-0606, Alison.b.levy@gmail.com (general announcement) Etaoquah will conduct a circles workshop.
Saturday, May 21st, 2017: Heart of the Earth: Mediating and Celebrating-Two Forgotten Aspects of the Shaman's Role in Indigenous Culture: Workshop 1 -4 pm followed by Pot Luck and Giveaway In this workshop we will delve deeply to the heart of the Great Mother to enliven our connection with the Soul of Planet Earth and to ask Her what she wants in her heart of hearts, and share the message with others. As we bring Earth's restorative creative energy into our being we will find many creative, fun ways to let that power of regeneration into our hearts, to help Creation continue. Evan will reflect on the shaman's traditional role in leading a celebration of life. Then we plan to celebrate with a pot luck and more traditional music and dancing, and a giveaway blanket. (bring one dish and one gift for the blanket). Neolyth, 39 Glenridge Ave, Montclair, New Jersey. $25 per person. Call Brian at (646)256-0515 for directions to Neolyth.

Thursday, May 25th, 2017:
Writing is Becoming, 6 to 9 PM. (no break so bring a snack).
This workshop has been going steady for two years with many enthusiastic participants. No homework! We sit at a table together sharing our spontaneous writing responding to "challenges" to lead us into new areas of creativity. In this session we explore"Moving to a Bigger Canvas," (fun for revisionists), "When Less is More," and also experiment further with "Writing Backwards" (for those who want stronger closing sentences) Center for Algonquin Culture, RSVP for location and directions (845)377-1110. $25 Evan.pritchard7@gmail.com.

Saturday, May 27th, 2017:
Seed Song Farm; First Annual Three Sisters Planting at Seed Song Farm. Evan will tell traditional stories.

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017:
Delaware River Bears' Circle Intertribal Powwow Village Pavillion, 36 Bridge Street, Margaretville, NY John Boles, MC Info call Don Gibson (607) 746-6833 or John Boles (914)204-1913. $5 adults, $3 children $0 children under six.

Sunday, June 4th, 2017:

Drums Along the Hudson, Inwood Hill Park. Delaware River Bears' Circle Powwow (see above) (general announcement)

Monday, June 5th, 2017 through Friday, June 9th, 2017:
Abenaki Retreat in northern Vermont. (arrive Sunday, June 4th, leave Saturday, June 10th) Evan will present 90 minute programs each day on Algonquian spirituality and cosmology, many other teachers. Participants are generally Abenaki adults who will attend the entire program and share with their communities what they learn. For more information, contact Carol Irons at (802)755-6143, or email Paul Fassler at pcfmvu@gmail.com

Sunday, June 11th, 2017:
Story and Myth Explosion! Elting Memorial Library, New Paltz, NY all day; Storytelling and Myth, featuring Evan Pritchard and many other storytellers.

Saturday, June 17th, 2017:
CROTON CLEARWATER REVIVAL. All day. Evan will once again be a performer, flute player, and Native American Storyteller at the famed Story Grove at the Croton Clearwater Revival. "Story Medicine." 1 pm. Check on-line for exact schedule,

Saturday, June 17th, 2017:
Drums Along the Susquehanna; Susquehanna, Pa. 10-4 pm. (General announcement) Mary Lou Stapleton (845)586-3684.

Sunday, June 18th, 2017:
CROTON CLEARWATER REVIVAL: Evan Pritchard will host/MC "Standing Rock on Hudson" at Clearwater, a ceremonial and musical event featuring Native Americans, musicians and Water Protectors from Standing Rock, N.D. including Margo Thunderbird, Joan Henry, Matoaka Little Eagle, Quiltman, Fidel Moreno, Jay Mankita, David Amram, Paul McMahon, and many others. 6:15 to 7:45 between Story Grove and Activists Tent.

Saturday/Sunday, June 24th, 25th, 2017:
Mohawk Strawberry Festival, one of the best gatherings to go to in New York State. Evan will sign books all weekend. 4934 Rte 5, Fonda, NY

Saturday, June 24th, 2017:
Catskill Book Fair, 10 to 4 PM, 60 vendors, Catskill Interpretive Center, Mt Tremper, NY route 28, (general announcement)

Saturday July 1st, 2017:
Calico Dancers Good Time Powow. Moreau Rec. Park, South Glens Falls, NY Contact Nancy Salazar, (518)793-1693

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017:
Calico Dancers Good Time Powwow TBA, see above.

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017:
Stony Point Conference Center, Summer Institute, The Sacred Geometry of Wigwam Building; 1 PM. For enrolled students.

Saturday/Sunday, July 15th, 16th, 2017:
Thunder in the Valley Powwow, noon to 5 PM each day. Big Indian Park, route 28, Big Indian, New York. Evan will tell stories and sing drum songs at various times on the main stage, and will be available for book signings throughout both days. For more information, contact Mary Lou Stapleton, at (845)254-4238. Vendors call Tony Moon Hawk at (917)415-5139.

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017:
Looking for Signs from Spirit. A workshop with Evan Pritchard at Mirabai Books Woodstock; RSVP Jeff and Audrey at Mirabai Books 679-2100 23 Mill Hill Rd Wdstk 12498 info@mirabai.com In this workshop we will learn how to distinguish a normal event from a sign from spirit, and how to keep track of signs through time. We will also learn about the language of signs, and how to set up a context for signs to appear and be noticed. Bring your "signs from God" stories. 2 -4 PM.

Friday, Saturday Sunday July 28th 29th, 30th:
Queens County Farm Powwow, TBA

Saturday, August 19th, 2017 - Sunday, August 20th:
Daniel Nimham Powwow, Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park, 201 Gypsy Trail Road, Carmel, NY 10512 Contact Nimham Mountain Singers (845)225-8154. 11 AM Evan Pritchard will do storytelling and sing traditional and original songs and play flute. He will be available for book signings throughout weekend.

Saturday, August 19th, Sunday 20th, 2017:
(General announcement) Powwow at New York Power Authority, N. Blenheim, NY 12131 featuring the Dakota Unity Riders; contact Mary Lou Stapleton (845) 254-4238 (Also Sunday, August 20th) Also contact John Boles, (914)204-1913. Unity Riders will be at Cohoes Falls on Monday August 21st, and at Walkway Over the Hudson on Wednesday, August 23rd, and in Connecticut on August 26th and 27th . Contact John Boles for more information.

Saturday, August 26th, 2017:
3 PM Water Ceremony at Beacon Landing (Clearwater Dock, just south of the Sloop Club Bldg) with Neetopk-Keetopk and Clearwater. Followed by a Native American themed sail on the Clearwater with educator Evan Pritchard. (For info Contact Evan (845)377-1110

Sunday, August 27th, 2017:
Spirit of the Wolf Powwow, Evan will perform at 11 am and sign books throughout the day. 5832 State Highway 30, Amsterdam, NY 12010. Contact Betty Overrocker at (818)842-6672.

Thursday, September 14th, 2017:
First Peoples of the Hudson Valley, a class lecture by Evan Pritchard. 1 to 2:30 PM Mount St. Mary's College, Desmond Campus. For details (845)565-2076; or email msmc.edu/desmond.

Sunday, September 24th, 2017:
Kowawese. A Native American Walking Tour; Plum Point/Kowawese Park, 2 to 4 PM. Historical Society of Newburgh Bay. Open to members only.
Saturday, October 7th, 2017: Sapohannikan Trail Tour Through Greenwich Village, 11:30 to 1:30. Contact Harry Bubbins..

Friday November 3rd, 2017:
Honoring the Ancestors. White Rose Farm, Taneytown, MD. Tentative, not confirmed. For more information, see www.whiterosefarm.com, or call (410)756-9303.

Saturday, November 4th, 2017:

Honoring the Four Elements, White Rose Farm see above.

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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

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

~ The Landkeeper Newsletter ~
Vol. 1 Issue 4 ~ AUG 2011 ~ PO Box 140, Salt Point, NY 12578