Celebrating First Nations People this Weekend in Western MA

Native American Pow Wow this Weekend
in Lanesborough, MA

Modern pow wows invite both Native and non-Native American people together to honor American Indian culture and history. Authentic dancing, drumming and tribal regalia will be presented at the 7th Annual Rock, Rattle & Drum Pow Wow this weekend in Lanesborough, MA.

Celebrate Native American culture in the Berkshires this weekend at the 7th Annual Rock, Rattle and Drum Pow Wow! The celebration takes place on August 11th and 12th at Wirtes Farm, located at the base of Mt. Greylock in Lanesborough, and will feature music, dance, food, art, crafts, storytelling, and more from Native Americans throughout the northeast. Sample traditional foods like Indian fry bread, buffalo and  corn soup while watching a drum circle, or peruse a wide variety of Native American arts and crafts, such as native bead and quill work.

Pow Wows are celebrations that bring our First Nations People together to honor their traditional culture and history while connecting with their larger community.  The Rock, Rattle and Drum Pow Wow is open to both native and non-native families. Learning opportunities will be plentiful at the Pow Wow – children of all ages will be able to learn firsthand about Native American culture, and can supplement studies of local history, American history, and the natural history of New England!

The event even includes an intertribal group dance that non-natives are invited to join in on – learn the dance as a family, and come away having had a meaningful cultural learning experience. Special guests at the Pow Wow include Grammy award winner Joseph FireCrow and”Lod of the Strings” Arvel Bird. For more information, visit healingwinds.net or call 413-443-2481. Rain location:  Mt. Greylock High School (Route 7) Williamstown, MA. ($)

[Photo credit: (ccl) Andrew Brannan]

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