Center for Algonquin
Culture, PO Box 259 Rosendale NY 12472 (845) 377-1110
an interactive PDF version of the March 2020 Newsletter,
an interactive PDF version of the February 2020 Newsletter,
Center for Algonquin
Email (845) 377-1110
List of Evan's YouTube Videos!
(Not an accredited institution)
Educational Outreach Project of Center for Algonquin Culture
in Times of Covid 19
University Winter/Spring Semester (NSU #4)2022
With Professor Evan Pritchard email@example.com
All14 classes are 90 minutes or more. (Not an accredited
The suggested donation for all single classes is $20.22
(all donations accepted)
Suggested donation for all 14 is $250 in advance.
Topics subject to Change
University, with Professor Evan Pritchard
Winter Semester Jan-Feb-March, 2023 Class Schedule PDF
The suggested donation
for each class is $20.23, via Paypal, using firstname.lastname@example.org
as address. If by check, make check to Evan
Pritchard and mail to Evan Pritchard PO Box 259, Rosendale
NY 12472. Please email also to above address with your
name and address (both email and USPS) and amount sent
as temporary proof of payment. Everyone will receive zoom
link in a poster for each class. Every student enrolled
in any class gets a free scanned "anniversary"
copy of Resonance Magazine/SFP and a 2023 NSU wall art
calendar) The winter medicine course is a ten week semester.
You can enroll for the entire semester for $150. If you
miss the first or any class you paid for you will receive
a video recording. You may also purchase a recording of
any class by donation. Limited scholarships available.
NSU #1 Thursday,
January 5th: Living in the Here and Now-Neegeh-Gachami.
Out of the Head (Aleutian Wisdom) Meditations on Empty
Mind, Full Heart.Clearing away the past.Purification ceremony.
Seven Daily Tobacco Prayers. Perihelion, earth is closest
to sun. Parallels between Kwanzaa (ends Jan 1) and Great
Lodge (Midewiwin) Teachings of the Anishinabe. Full Moon
(Fri 6:08 pm)
NSU #2 Thursday, January 12th: O What a Tangled Web
A Workshop on Non-Violence to Self.
Grandmother Spider's web is a symbol of peacemaking in
Algonquin culture. In the shadow of her teachings about
interconnectedness is her teaching about making good boundaries
and not getting tangled up in your own web, or the webs
of others. As both are essential for keeping the peace,
so balance is the key to achieving non-violence to self.
Notes on Treaty of Fort Clark and the lost Treaty of Hoboken.
NSU #3 Thursday, January 19th:
Fibrins-The Phanton Menace; new reasons to keep
a simple diet, as Nature intended. Also, The lost Native
American history of Woodstock, NY, the Waughkonk Band
of the Esopus Munsee. Meditations on new beginnings. M.
L. King discussion. Guest speaker Angeline will talk about
MLK and early sit ins, and also talk about alternative
health practices. New Moon on Saturday.
NSU #4 Thursday January 26: Happy Bearday; Annual
Honoring of the Baby Bears' Birthday Meditations with
the Bear Protectors. The Bear Sacrifice, Robin and Bear.
Guardians for the guardians.
NSU #5 Thursday, February 2nd: Punksutawney Day and
the Munsee Westward Migration. Ground Hogs Day aka
Imbolch (Candlemas). Full Moon on Feb 5 Halfway through
winter. A day for foretelling the future; ceremonies using
oracle devices, tassiomancy, etc. Feb 1st, National Freedom
Day, first sit-ins at Greensboro, NC.
NSU #6 Thursday, February 9th: Sky Medicine Teachings
(12 levels of clouds meditation, Eagle Mating Time
(Valentine's Day) Eagle Spirit meditations.
NSU #7 Thursday, February 16th: Islands of Fire:
The Worldwide use of Islands as Council Fire Places;
The Island of Taiwan, The Great Mother of Peace (Mother
Language Day is 21st ) Meditations on Love, and Loving
Kindness. Also Honoring Delaware Peacemaker, Neolin. Avatar
movie as history.
NSU #8 Thursday February 23rd: Apology Day,
a New Holiday for Our Times - Katonah, Pavonia (Paulus
Hook) and Corlears Hook Massacres (2/25-26) . Personal
Apology Meditation. Honoring The Canarsie, Keepers of
the Watershed." Hopi Purification Day Pa-mu-ya)
NSU #9 Thursday, March 2nd: Going To the Wild
Within World Wildlife Day (3/3) Self-healing shamanic
meditations on merging with animal powers. Also animal
NSU #10 Thursday, March 9th: semester in review-and
in action, moving forward into 2023.
NSU make-up (if needed), March 16th: St Patrick's
Day, meditation on guardian and ancestral spirits.
The above is a link to Moccasin
Tracks radio show of Vermont, hosted by Deb Regger, interviewing
Evan Pritchard on a variety of topics. The next live broadcast
is Monday, March 16th, 2020, and will be archived at the
 In this podcast from the radio interview on WGDR March
16 2020, Moccasin Tracks host Deb Reger welcomes back
Algonquin Culture scholar, author, musician, and teacher
Evan Pritchard, who speaks
"The Way of The Heron",
an Algonquin way of governance and conflict resolution,
a way of living that is ancient but relevant in today's
society. He also speaks to doing ritual when you are afraid
and how simple rituals can be sacred because of understanding
and bringing together the elements. Evan reminds us that
we are on a cycle and to remember also the "unseen".
 A historian and
researcher, Evan shares with us about a project he is
working on to interpret very old recordings of Mi'kmaq
songs from 1520. He speaks to an instrument made from
ash wood that makes clacking sounds as the songs were
sung probably for ceremony.
Reading from his new book "Red
Head Band" a poem that he has been
sharing at public readings rallies and concerts we are
inspired! His concerts coming up this summer sound wonderful
as he performs with other Native musicians and shares
his talents and knowledge. Look for events on his webpage
and appreciate his teachings as many know him fondly as
Grandfather Chipmunk. Always a most interesting conversation
with Evan Pritchard, Moccasin Tracks is most appreciative
and honored to share this conversation with you here and
on the syndicated Moccasin Tracks.
the Land (Jan 7 Webinar)
Tracks" interview on "Re-Envisioning the Land"
Kelsey Jr. Walks On
From Center Director Evan Pritchard:
"I knew Charlie for a number
of his 90 years, and we always had fun. He made me feel
like family. It was an honor to talk with him about the
history of the Esopus Munsee Delaware, as I always felt
the spirits of those ancestors around him. Now he is an
the time of his death(very early Christmas morning before
dawn) I was at home talking to my son (also part Munsee)
on the phone and a great tree fell outside my house that
landed with such a resounding boom that it shook the house
like an earthquake had hit. I said to my son Sage "DID
YOU HEAR THAT? That's a sound I've never heard before
in real life...just in movies. A great tree falling over
in death." I told Sage that I was sure someone important
had just died...that sound of the "timber" falling
was a sign from spirit. Then fifteen minutes later the
power went out, leaving me to meditate on the meaning
of it all realizing it might be someone close to me. Days
later I learned that grandpa Charlie had walked on, and
I was shocked. I somehow thought he'd live forever, as
he was always around at every gathering and always at
Pine Hill's Native American festivals. (I had even sung
a journey song at the funeral of a beloved Kelsey family
cat 18 months earlier and it never occurred to me he might
be next.) The great local chief Daniel Nimham was shot
in the battle of Van Cortlandt Park at about 70 years
of age, and was thought to have said "Let me like
an old tree die here..." I know Charlie knew that
quote, or at least of Chief Nimham, and it underscores
the connection between a tree letting go and falling into
the earth, and a great leader letting go of family and
friends and returning to Mother Earth, for life to someday
begin again. It was time for Charlie to let go."
Soon after the funeral I learned
that the Native American peacemaker Hank Adams, 77, had
passed into the spirit world on Christmas Eve, just hours
before Charlie. I never knew Mr. Adams, but he had a reputation
as an effective negotiator and a great leader. Maybe a
branch of that 70 foot long pine tree was for Hank Adams
Visionary Hank Adams Walks On
The Landkeeper Newsletter, Center for Algonquin Culture/
Evan Pritchard ~ Tribal Harmony ~ Resonance Communications