Center for Algonquin
PO Box 259 Rosendale NY 12472
(CAC Learning Center is on Mossy Brook Road, Rosendale,
call (845) 377-1110
EVENTS LISTING March
Center for Algonquin Culture www.algonquinculture.org
All listings subject to change: Please report any inaccuracies,
and please RSVP
Thursday, March 22nd, 2018:
Writing is Becoming.
6 to 9 pm, no break. We will
meet again in Rosendale around a table near a fire place
with hot tea and crackers. Now in its third year. We will
discuss framing a quotation, juxtaposing opposites, code
poems, and much more. RSVP email@example.com (845)377-1110.
$25 class fee. Now available, the "COMPLETE"
edition of Writing is Becoming $10.
Friday, March 23rd, 2018: Seven
Forgotten Tribes of the Hudson Valley: A New Illustrated
Lecture with Evan Pritchard, on the Wampanosch, Tappan,
Ahqua, (Aquanessing) Skonanokee, Waoraneck (including
Pochuck and Mistucky), Sepasco, and Acquacanonk, all lost
nations of our local Mohican, Delaware, and Wappingers
Confederacies that never made it into your High School
curriculum. Merritt Book Store, PO Box 1156/57 Front Street,
Millbrook, NY 12545; $7-$10 suggested donation. 7 pm lecture
followed by Q and A and book signing. For information
call Merritt Books (Alison) (845)677-5857 or contact Evan
Saturday, March 24th, 2018:
DAHO! A Spring Equinox Concert of Algonquin-Inspired
Music with Evan Pritchard and his Djee-gum-a-desq Orchestra
(which is really the audience, including some unusual
audience participation). Pine Plains Public Library, 2
to 4 PM. All donations freely accepted. Concert will include
traditional and semi-pop-traditional Algonquin music,
with guitars, flutes, drums, shakers, sweet potatoes,
clapping, whistling, foot-stomping poetry reading, story-telling,
and of course...the mighty Djeegumadesq!! Pine Plains
Public Library, 7775 South Main, Pine Plains, NY (route
82 and 199) 2 to 4 pm, all donations accepted. For more
information, contact Veronica, at (518)398-1927, or email
pineplainsdirector @gmail.com (see poster)
Sunday, March 25th, 2018:
Rosendale Farmers Market (behind the Rosendale Theater)
10-2, story telling and music.
Wednesday, March 28th, 2018:
On Eagles' Wings with Cherokee singer/film actress
activist Joan Henry, featured guest. Stony Point Conference
Center. Suggested donation $30 but no one turned away.
Thursday, March 29th, 2018:
A camp gathering for kids focused on learning about Native
American culture with Evan Pritchard. We will build a
wigwam from scratch, using sacred geometry and available
materials. Seed Song Farm, Kingston. 10 AM to 3 PM. Meet
at the "hoop house" on Esopus Avenue for orientation.
Saturday, March 31st, 2018:
COSM Full Moon Gathering, 7:30 to whenever. On this
second blue moon of the year Evan will share spring equinox
teachings of the ancient past, describing the "Moon
Turtle Calendar" and medicine wheel, and talk about
what is going on right now. Look for announcements about
a COSM workshop.
Sunday, April 1st, 2018:
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rock Tavern, (UURT)
9 Vance Road, Rock Tavern, NY Easter sermon on hope and
faith in Native American spirituality. Evan Pritchard
Everything Happens for a Reason. Spring is a time of renewed
hope. What is the difference between faith and hope from
the indigenous perspective? Spring gives us renewed hope
for a new beginning, and new growth. Faith is the conviction
that, even if the growth is slow and painful at times,
"everything happens for a reason," even if we
can't figure out the reason. It's not about what we want,
but about what we can learn, from the close observation
of nature. This Easter, let us remember times when things
worked out according to a plan larger than our own.
Wednesday, April 11th, 2018:
Sacred Heart School. Evan will conduct Native American
mindfulness and medicine wheel workshops with all third
grade students. Closed, but similar programs available
for all schools.
Wednesday, April 11th, 2018:
On Eagle's Wings, at Stony Point Conference Center,
19 Cricketown Road, Stony Pt. NY, with guest speaker Mohawk
elder Gail Whitlow. 7 to 9 pm. Suggested donation $30
but no one turned away for financial reasons.
Saturday April 14th, 2018:
NEARA conference in Southbury, CT. Evan will present a
power point lecture, 4 to 5 pm Saturday, on the use of
calendar turtles, "Hoops Within Hoops, Algonquin
Cycles of Time," based on material explored in the
book Henry Hudson and the Algonquins of New York. He will
be signing books throughout the event. Heritage Hotel,
522 Heritage Rd Southbury, Ct. (202)264-8200. Write firstname.lastname@example.org
Take route 84 east to exit 15; the hotel is right off
Sunday April 15th, 2018:
The Blossoming of the Soul: Seven Stages of Unfoldment
in Algonquin Spiritual Tradition. Once we plant the seed
of intention for spiritual growth, in the soil of our
inner tranquility and stability, the soul begins to blossom.
This unfoldment often occurs in stages; Deep peace, wisdom,
the awakening of the heart, the awakening to our dreams,
then Neoline or enlightenment. Then we become the Tool
of the Creator, and then Dreamwalker. Then before the
end of our Earthwalk, we can offer ourselves back to spirit
as a Madnaq Hakee, or Landkeeper. Some may have past life
experiences on the Algonquin Red Road, so for them, these
can happen in any order, but this is the teaching structure,
and each of these stages have their own history and tradition,
often taught separately. Based on Mi'kmaq traditions explored
in the book Sacred Ways of Manitou, available for signing
at the workshop. 2 to 5 PM. $25 Neolyth, 39 Glen Ridge
Avenue, Montclair, NJ. (646)256-0515 See Neolyth meetup
page for map, etc. https://www.meetup.com/Montclair_ Shamanic_Circle/events/249000459/
Wednesday, April 18th, 2018:
The Tappan: Keepers of the River Crossings, 6:00 to
7:30 pm, Tappan Library, contact Peter Haxton (914)359-3877.
Author Evan Pritchard will go into depth about the amazing
history of the forgotten Tappan Indians, as presented
in his new book The Tappan: Keepers of the River Crossings.
With unveiling of the new map of Rockland County, a power-point
on the Tappan, and much more. Copies of the new 225 page
book will be available to sign.
Saturday, April 21st, 2018:
Mamaroch and the Indigenous People of Ulster County; A
Talk by Evan Pritchard; 7 to 9 pm, by donation. Sunkskwa/Female
Sachem of the local Esopus Indians of Ulster County, Mamaroch,
gave her peace speech on this day 343 years ago, declaring
that all people desire peace "as much as anybody
desires the light of early morning which is pleasant to
everybody." Peace reined in Kingston for one hundred
years afterwards. Come sing and drum and learn about Mamaroch's
people. African Roots Library 43 Gill Street, Kingston,
NY 12401. Contact Odell Winfield, director (914)388-3092
Sunday, April 22nd 2018:
Earth Day Workshop: Helping Creation Continue: Ten Simple
Ceremonies to Honor the Earth. In honor of Earth Day 2018,
Evan will lead us in ten indoor and outdoor (weather permitting)
ceremonies that will help amplify through simple ritual
our inherent devotion to Mother Earth so that we tap more
deeply into the feeling of love that all children have
for their mother. These are ceremonies that participants
can repeat at home. 1. We sing earth mother spirit song.
2. We offer tobacco to fire wind water and earth. 3. We
each improvise a drum song in praise of mother earth.
4. We talk to a tree or plant as messenger of mother earth.
5. We write a prayer on birchbark and burn it. 6. We make
a prayer ribbon bundle and tie it to a tree. 7. We speak
to mother earth in meditation. 8. We place stones on the
ground in form of medicine wheel. 9. We cut a snip of
our hair and let the wind take it as offering and as an
expression of sorrow for all the harm to earth that has
been done. 10. We lay upon the earth and make a covenant
of protection and love with her. Mirabai Books, 23 Mill
Hill Road, Woodstock, NY. 12498. Pre-register at (845)679-2100.
Wednesday, April 25th, 2018:
On Eagle's Wings; featuring Karin Gordineer and Plant
spirit medicine, outside and inside workshop. Stony Point
Conference Center, 19 Cricketown Road, Stony Pt. NY 7
Sunday, May 5th, 2018: "Take
a Hike" with Evan Pritchard; walking tour 10 am to
12 noon. Hudson Highlands Museum, Cornwall, NY. Tentative
but save the date; We will learn about the Hudson Highlands
in a Native American context, and learn native hand signing
as it relates to wildlife, for those moments when you
don't want to make a sound. Contact Nicole Wooten at (845)
Sunday, May 6th, 2018: Balance
and Harmony. Meredith Millen and Evan Pritchard share
ancient and contemporary healing modalities to help participants
to find inner balance in harmony with opposites, as a
good foundation for spiritual unfoldment and a good way
to live. We will work with stones in a variety of ways.
2 to 4 pm, $25; Montgomery, NY. TBA.
Wednesday, May 9th, 2018: On
Eagle's Wings; The Last Class. 7 to 9 pm. Evan will help
students integrate and absorb what they have learned from
the five previous speakers to gain a bigger picture of
Native American spirituality. We will discuss ways we
plan to apply these teachings to our own lives so that
our spirits may soar a little higher in these stormy times.
Bring a notebook and an open mind. Suggested donation
$30, but no one turned away for financial reasons.
Friday, May 11th, 2018:
"Native American History in Ulster County: The Minisink
Trail and the Path to Water"
In this powerpoint illustrated lecture, Native author
and historian Evan Pritchard will present an overview
of native settlements and trails in what is now Ulster
County, using his recently published wall map, Esopus
Munsee Territories in Ulster County. He will also discuss
the history of the Minisink Trial, now 209, and its ancient
inter-relationship with water, dating back to the time
of mastodons. $5 per person goes to support renovations
on the D&H Museum. Q and A and book signing afterwards.
7 to 9 PM. D&H Museum, 23 Mohonk Rd and 213. Contact
museum at (845)687-9311 or David Kime at (845)246-2038;
Saturday, May 12th, 2018: The
Altar of the Earth, a special all day ceremonial gathering
at Rick Jarow's, 123 Academy Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY.
Saturday, May 19th, 2018: Millbrook
Literary Festival, Millbrook Library, Main Street, Millbrook,
NY sponsored by Merritt Books. 9 to 5 pm; Evan will chair
Native American Poetry Panel and much more. His new poetry
book Red Head Band-A Bindle Stick of Poems will also be
Friday, June 1st, 2018:
"Tecumseh and Pushmataha, The Great Debate!"
A stage play by Sally Bermanzohn, adapted from her novel
"Indian Annie." 6 PM? Starring Reverend Nick
Miles as Tecumseh, and Reverend Evan Pritchard as Pushmataha,
this dialogue recreates a pivotal debate between these
two chiefs that preceded the War of 1812. The Rail Trail
Café, (outdoors) near Stone Mountain Farm, in Tillson,
Thursday, June 7th, 2018: "Gathering
Around the Fire: The Mamakating and the Minisink Trail"
In this illustrated lecture, Evan will go into depth about
the Mamakating (place-in-the-pines-where-we-gather-at-the-fire)
region and its native history. We will also discuss Wawarsing,
Socconessing, Ioskawasting, Awosting, Kerhonkson, and
Wurtsboro, formerly known as Shawanoesburg (Hill-of-the-Shawnee
Indians). We'll discuss the differences between the Shawnee
and the Munsee Delaware associated with the Minisink Trail,
now route 209. The talk will be followed by Q and A and
book signings. 7 to 9 PM, Mamakating Library, 128 Sullivan
Street, Wurtsboro, NY 12790, contact Peggy Johansen, (845)888-8004
Friday, June 15th, 2018: ANA
(Association of Native Americans) solstice party at Nick's
lodge in evening. email@example.com
June 21st, 2018: Summer
Solstice with Neetopk-Keetopk (My Friends-Your Friends)
June 29th, to July 7th, 2018:
Canoe Trip Down the Wallkill, Welcoming reception in New
Paltz. Neetopk Keetopk. TBA
July 14th, 2018: Stone House
Tour of Kingston area with Cloudbreakers Drum Circle.
July 14th, 2018: Big Indian
Powwow, at Big Indian Camp Ground, route 28, Big Indian,
New York 11 to 5; grand entry at noon. Evan will perform
from 11 to 12, with drum songs, guitar, flute, and local
history. Contact Tony Moonhawk to vend: firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 15th, 2018: Big Indian
Powwow, as above. Contact Tony Moonhawk at email@example.com.
TBA The Landkeepers and the Land:
Connecting With the Earth We Stand On. Neolyth Center,
39 Glen Ridge Road, Montclair, NJ.
Evan Pritchard has five new
o The new hardback edition of Native American Stories
of the Sacred from Turner Books of Nashville. $26
plus postage ($6 for priority postage) from PO 259 Rosendale,
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.
o The Tappan: The Keepers of the River Crossings; The
Lenape Nation that Helped America Discover Itself
(Resonance, comb binding, 220 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 plus postage. PO Box 259 Rosendale.
o Also coming soon: A new edition of Red Head Band-A
Bindle Stick of Poems by Evan Pritchard
o Also: A newly revised edition of Music as Medicine
for Troubled Nation, a 200 page book about things
musical in 1967. $15 plus postage
Many illustrated lectures available: Ask to see catalogue.
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
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 ala 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