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
"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
April 4th, 2019: Developing
Your Intuition, with Etaoquah, 6 pm, see above.
Friday, April 5th, 2019: Four
Goals in Medicine Wheel Tradition: Wisdom Power
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
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.
firstname.lastname@example.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,
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 email@example.com
Sunday, April 21st, 2019: Easter.
Earth Consciousness Event in NY 3 to 8 pm. General
Thursday, April 25th, 2019:
Tribal Harmony, featuring the Dennis Yerry Jazz Quintet:
Dennis Yerry, Christian Fabian, David Laks, Tom Depetris,
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.
Restaurant open at 5:30. Music at 7:00. No Cover. Donations
Saturday, April 27th, 2019:
1 to 4PM "Honoring the Earth: Walking a Wilder Path
to Wholeness." Neolyth, 39 Glenridge Road, Montclair,
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.
(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.
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
Sunday, September 1st, 2019: Kipona Powwow, see
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
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
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