Pow Wow Schedule 2015

Arawak Design
Pow Wow Schedule 2015 “Short List”

(for more details and contact information, scroll "Extended List" on the left)

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Click HERE for complete New England Pow Wow schedule

And click HERE for more Pow Wows in the Southeastern United States.
  
* Asterix events are other Native American gatherings, NOT Pow Wows

January 17 – Greater Lowell Indian Cultural Association (GLICA) Mid-Winter Indoor Pow Wow, Bedford, MA VA Hospital
* March 29 – MCNAA 24th Year Anniversary Celebration, Randolph, MA
May 3Harvard University Outdoor Pow Wow, Cambridge, MA
May 23-24 – MCNAA Spring Planting Moon Outdoor Pow Wow and Educational Workshop, Randolph, MA
July 18-19 – MCNAA Summer Pow Wow and Educational Workshop at Endicott Park, Danvers, MA
July 26 – Nipmuc Nation Native American Outdoor Pow Wow, Hassanamissitt Reservation, Grafton, MA
August 8-9 – Attean's of Maine Pow Wow, Maine Wildlife Park, Gray, ME *NEW* 
September 12-13 – MCNAA and the City of Haverhill Annual Outdoor Intertribal Pow Wow and Educational Workshop, Haverhill, MA
September 19-20 – GLICA 31st Annual Indoor Pow Wow, Bedford, MA
* October 25?? – MCNAA 14th Annual Luncheon and Fundraising Auction, Middleboro, MA
November 15 – MCNAA Heritage Day Indoor Pow Wow and Educational Workshop, Bridgewater, MA
* November 21 – Middlesex Community College Craft Fair 9AM-3PM
* November 26 (Thanksgiving) 44th Annual Day of Mourning @ noon - Cole’s Hill, Plymouth, MA

NOTES ON POW WOWS:
* Please call first to receive the most up-to-date information, event hours, directions, and possible cancellations
* Gates generally open around 10:00/11:00 am
* Grand Entry is usually between noon and 1:00 pm
* Pow Wows generally end at 4:00 pm, sometimes later
* All events are alcohol and drug free
* Bring a chair
* Listen to the Master of Ceremonies (Arena Director) for information regarding activities, dancing, hat-wearing, photography, when to stand, when public can dance, etc.

Native American Resources

This BLOG is a place where I present lesser known truths (some may call it "revisionist history" - I just call it history) and perspectives about the Indigenous People of the Western Hemisphere, which are not easily found in other places.  I address a broad range of Native American issues, with a focus on my Nation, the Arawak (and the Taino Nation), Massachusetts (where I live), and social activism/responsibility (related to NA's). I recommend many of these resources in courses and workshops I teach about Native Americans - book lists, websites, video clips, music/songs, curriculum ideas, and other thoughts thrown in for explanation…

Multicultural Imperatives (Lists of Resources)

I teach several courses under the broad topic of "Multicultural Education," prioritizing social justice issues of access, power/privilege, & narrowing the academic achievement gap. I am a person of color and I almost always have a white co-teacher. We include topics, such as: racism, sexism, heterosexism, ableism, ethnocentrism, deculturalization, transforming curriculum, etc. This is a place where I post information that we teach; lesson plans for activities; and resources we use and/or which are shared with me by my adult students.

Here are RESOURCES and LESSONS I use when TEACHING ABOUT SOCIAL JUSTICE - especially race, ethnicity, and culture can be found HERE. You will find MANY LINKS TO SITES & ARTICLES, BUT ONLY THE FIRST FEW PARAGRAPHS (due to copyright laws), so please press the link to read the articles in their entirety. TO SEARCH, use the "SEARCH BY LABEL OR CATEGORY" section in the right column.

A Sampling of the Many Items I Sell at Pow Wow

Native American jewelry and hair accessories - specializing in beautifully hand crafted clay beads. Established in 1994. P.O. Box 1454 Concord, Massachusetts 01742
At this time, Arawak Design does not allow purchases from this site, nor do we currently have a catalog for the items that we carry. To see more products or to purchase, please come to a Pow Wow (scroll down to see a list of my shows).
ZIPPERED DRUM POUCHES lined with plastic (cold wash/no dryer please!), these pouches have photos of my family drum ©2007 and can be used to carry candy, make-up, sage, or so many other important items (Approx. $20.00).




LEATHER NECK POUCHES: my handcrafted clay beads attached to leather cords on beautifully dyed suede and leather (Approx. Approx. $15.00).

Other Items

I have a selection of items that I do not make, but fit my style and product assortment.  (photos to come!)  They include:

Beaded Barrettes

Social Justice Buttons

Bookmarks

Pens

Canvas Bags

T-Shirts

These are all original (and copyrighted) designs:

The Drum Connects Our Hearts and Hands…
To the Heartbeat of the Mother Earth…
These are full color front and back shirts (Approx. $25.00).

Earrings

THREE DANGLE EARRINGS: each has a small concho on which dangles three of my handcrafted clay beads with accents of glass seed beads, shells, stone chips, and/or other interesting beads ($28.00).


FETISH EARRINGS:
each has one of my handcrafted clay beads with accents of glass seed beads, shells, stone chips, and/or other interesting beads, as well as a stone or metal fetish representing an animal or human (Approx. $20.00).






SMALL DANGLE EARRINGS: each has one of my handcrafted clay beads with accents of glass seed beads and/or stone chips (Approx. $15.00).





POST OR CLIP EARRINGS: each has one my handcrafted clay beads (Approx. $5.00).

Bracelets

LARGE BEADED BRACELET: 5 of my handcrafted clay beads and glass, metal and/or stone bead accents (Approx. $12.00).



MEDIUM BEADED
BRACELET: 4 of my handcrafted clay beads and glass, metal and/or stone bead accents (Approx. $10.00).








SMALL BEADED BRACELET
: 3 of my handcrafted clay beads and glass, metal and/or stone bead accents (Approx. $8.00).










ONE BEAD LEATHER BRACELET
: one of my handcrafted clay beads on a piece of leather and a glass crow bead accent (Approx. $4.00). A Real Bargain!



OR: a memory wire bracelet with a single clay bead (Approx. $4.00).

Necklaces

CHOKERS: bone hairpipe and glass crow beads threaded on imitation sinew with a leather tie in back. Each choker has a small concho on which dangles three of my handcrafted clay beads with accents of glass seed beads, shells, stone chips, and/or other interesting beads (Approx. $35.00).











LARGE BEADED NECKLACE: 15-20 of my handcrafted clay beads with accents of seed beads, stone chips, and or shell (Approx. $50.00).












MEDIUM BEADED NECKLACE: 8-13 of my handcrafted clay beads with accents of seed beads, stone chips, and or shell (Approx. $35.00).












SMALL BEADED NECKLACE: 3-7 of my handcrafted clay beads with accents of seed beads, stone chips, and or shell (Approx. $25.00).





OR: Memory wire necklace with 3 to 5 clay beads (Approx. $25.00).
















ONE BEAD NECKLACE: one larger sized clay bead with accents of seed beads, stone chips, and or shell (Approx. $12.00).



























ONE BEAD PENDANT
: my handcrafted clay beads hung on leather cord (Approx. $5.00) A Real Bargain!