Pow Wow Schedule 2016

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Arawak Design™ (for more details and contact information, scroll "Extended List" on the left) 
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* Asterix events are other Native American gatherings, NOT Pow Wows  

January 16 – Greater Lowell Indian Cultural Association (GLICA) Mid-Winter Indoor Pow Wow, Bedford, MA VA Hospital
March 28 – Wheelock Dance Demonstration (mini pow wow)
* April 3 – Massachusetts Center for Native American Awareness MCNAA Anniversary Celebration, Randolph, MA
April 30Harvard University Outdoor Pow Wow, Cambridge, MA
May 28-29MCNAA Spring Planting Moon Outdoor Pow Wow and Educational Workshop, Randolph, MA
July 16-17 MCNAA Summer Pow Wow and Educational Workshop at Endicott Park, Danvers, MA
July 31Nipmuc Nation Native American Outdoor Pow Wow, Hassanamissitt Reservation, Grafton, MA
August 13-14 – Attean's of Maine Pow Wow, Maine Wildlife Park, Gray, ME *NEW*
September 10-11MCNAA and the City of Haverhill Annual Outdoor Intertribal Pow Wow and Educational Workshop, Haverhill, MA
September 17-18 GLICA 31st Annual Indoor Pow Wow, Bedford, MA
* October 23MCNAA Annual Luncheon and Fundraising Auction, Middleboro, MA
* November 19 – Middlesex Community College Craft Fair 9AM-3PM
November 20MCNAA Heritage Day Indoor Pow Wow and Educational Workshop, Bridgewater, MA
* November 24 (Thanksgiving) United American Indians of New England UAINE Annual Day of Mourning @ noon - Cole’s Hill, Plymouth, MA

* 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.

2016 Update: Some of the Arawak/Taino Designs I've made

Top row:  Atabey's face, Atabey - mother earth (upside down), Yocahu - volcano, Sun, Yocah   

Second row:  Behique - medicine healer, Owl, Coqui - tree frog (upside down), Lizard Man, Love Birds   

Third row:  Dream Keeper, Twins, Pregnant Female Cacique, Atabey - Caguana ceremonial park location, Log Drum.   

Bottom row: face of Yocahu, Sun, Sun - Sol de Jayaya location, Infant on a Cradle Board, Log Drum surrounded by rattles.

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



Canvas Bags


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).


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).

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).


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

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

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

: 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).