Strategic Planning

The Museum has a proposed Strategic Plan that I hope will be adopted by the Museum Committee. It’s posted below the break. First, here is the Museum’s mission: Mission Statement: To perpetuate the arts, crafts, and way of life of New England’s Indigenous Peoples; preserve the culture and history of indigenous people, particularly that of the Nipmuc Indian; and preserve and protect the unique character … Continue reading Strategic Planning

List of Scheduled Events in Nipmuc Country, 2012-2013

May 5th Planting Moon/New Year Ceremony, Hassanamesit, 1 pm to 4 pm May 5th & 6th Nipmuc Spiritual Gathering, Hassanamesit, 4 pm to 4pm June 16th Strawberry Moon, Hassanamesit, 1 pm to 4 pm, Quarterly Tribal Meeting at noon July 29th Hassanamisco Indian Fair, Hassanamesit, 10 am to 4 pm Sept 16th Nipmuc Nation Annual Meeting/Election, Hassanamesit, Noon to 4 pm Nov 24 & 25 … Continue reading List of Scheduled Events in Nipmuc Country, 2012-2013

Working Together in Nipmuc Country in 2011

Before I start this post, let me say straight out. There is no nefarious plot to combine the bands, change the spelling of Nipmuc Nation, or overthrow the current administration. OK? That being said, we accomplished alot in the working together column. In April, the Natick Nipmuc Band presented at the Nipmuc Nation tribal office “‎2010 Deer Island Memorial Sacred Run & Paddle: Nipmuc Perspectives … Continue reading Working Together in Nipmuc Country in 2011

Hassanamisco Reservation on the National Register of Historic Places!

On September 6, 2011, the National Register of Historic Places added the Hassanamisco Reservation to its list of national treasures. Known as Hassanamesit, the under 4 acre reservation serves as the cultural and spiritual center of the Nipmuc Nation, a state-recognized tribe in Massachusetts. Located on the reservation is the Cisco Homestead, which for two centuries served as home to Nipmuc tribal leaders and now … Continue reading Hassanamisco Reservation on the National Register of Historic Places!

Celebrate Columbus? Nah! Let’s Celebrate “Indigenous Survival Day”!

Ok so every second Monday in October the same thing occurs. Columbus Day. Named for that intrepid sailor who refused to believe that the Americas were not Asia until his THIRD trip here. Every year there are parades and every year Native people and others (btw, “Thanks, Others!”) protest the celebration of a man who dedicated years of his life to the exploitation, torture and … Continue reading Celebrate Columbus? Nah! Let’s Celebrate “Indigenous Survival Day”!

NENAI Celebration and Ceremony Day, May 28, 2011

On May 28th of this year, two very important and incredible things will happen. 1. My oldest daughter will be married to her soul mate; and 2. The New England Native American Institute (NENAI) will dedicate a plaque and rock monument on the grounds of the Pegan Band of Nipmuc Indians’ last 26 acres in what is now Webster, Massachusetts. For those of you who … Continue reading NENAI Celebration and Ceremony Day, May 28, 2011