The time of the Harvest is rapidly approaching, a time for gathering and preparing for the winter. The leaves are changing colors as the trees prepare to hibernate for the coming winter. It is a time for celebration of Family and friends. We have a few things coming up in the next few weeks that we are very excited about.
First we are excited to be attending the Ramapough Lenape Nation Powwow on September 16th and 17th. Can’t wait to see many of our relatives there!!
Also on the 16th and 17th of September, some of our tribal members will be joining the team at the Irondale School house in Millerton N.Y. for a teachin. There will be Drumming, living history and storytelling.
On September 30th, come join Sachem HawkStorm at the Hamannassett Festival where he will be speaking about Bio-Cultural Diversity as well as issues facing Indigenous communities here in North America as well as around the world.
Where: Guilford Fairgrounds, 111 Lovers Lane, Guilford, CT. (Note change of venue from Ham- monasset Beach State Park)
Directions: Exit 59 off the Connecticut Turnpike, south on Goose Lane and across Boston Post Road, right on 146 (Boston Street), left onto Lovers Lane.
Parking: Free on-site parking
We plan to hold the 2017 Hammonassett Festival on September 30 and October 1. It will be at the Guilford Fairgrounds again, because of the utility project still underway in the Park.
We are happy to announce that Erin Meeches and the Native Nations Dance Troupe will be performing at this year’s event. We are also working with Redhawk Native American Arts Council to create an educational and entertaining lineup of Native American music and dance, since 1994, the Redhawk Council has been dedicated to educating the general public about Native American heritage through song, dance, theater, works of art and other cultural forms of expression.
We are still in the planning stages! Expect even more Native American music, dance, art, crafts and food. Enjoy awesome storytelling and children’s activities. There will be museum outreach programs, environmental exhibits and live wildlife shows. Amazing feats of skill will be on display at the New England Atlatl Championships!