Join us for the annual MCNAA National Native American Heritage Day Pow-Wow on November 19, 2017 at Bridgewater State University Kelly Gymnasium in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Celebrate this special day and experience Inter-tribal Dancing, Dance-style Demonstrations, Native Storytelling, Children’s Craft-Making Activities and Traditional Native American Craft Demonstrations.
The MCNAA National Native American Heritage Day Pow-Wow is sponsored by the Mass. Center for Native American Awareness, in partnership with BSU President’s Office, the U.S. Ethnic & Indigenous Studies Program, and the Native American Cultural Association (student group).
The MCNAA National Native American Heritage Day Pow-Wow is a family friendly event, so bring everyone. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating!
The Pow Wow is Open To The Public – Everyone is Welcomed!
Children 4-16 yrs.: $3.00;
Children 3 yrs. and under: FREE.
Bridgewater State University students & faculty: FREE
Free parking: Chapel Lot at the gym.
Hours: Doors open from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM both days.
Host Drum: TBA
Invited Drum: TBA
Bridgewater State University
Kelly Gymnasium (indoors)
34 Park Avenue
Bridgewater, MA 02324
For more information: call 617-642-1683; email firstname.lastname@example.org
MCNAA National Native American Heritage Day Pow-Wow Demonstrations & Activities
Claudia Fox Tree, professional educator, will present an interactive conversation about First Nations People (Native Americans) on identity, culture and history. Discover First Nations female role-models and their contributions to contemporary society as Native American history and culture is discussed.
Jennifer Lee will give a presentation on “18th Century Northeast Native American Lifeways: Pre-contact Realities.” She will also have a large hand-made basket display made from white pine bark and ash bark.
- Storytelling with Jennifer Lee
- Craftmaking with the children with Kerri Helme
- Craft Demonstrations by Yolanda Smith (quillwork on birch bark, smoked hide & rawhide)
- Student Information Table set up by the Native American Cultural Association (Student Group)
- Native Foods by Silver Moon Catering – Sonya Avant
(Rice & beans, kale soup, Indian tacos, hot dogs, hot & cold drinks, and strawberry shortcake)
- Native American Arts & Crafts for sale
About the Mass Center for Native American Awareness
Mass Center for Native American Awareness holds a number of pow-wows each year,like the MCNAA National Native American Heritage Day Pow-Wow, in different cities/towns in Massachusetts. The pow-wows serves as an opportunity for “cultural expression” for Native Americans who are dancers, artisans, storytellers and craftmakers. They all come together to exhibit their skills, and share their culture. The pow-wows are also an opportunity to bring awareness to the public about Native American traditions and culture and for the public to participate in our rich cultural heritage.
Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next MCNAA National Native American Heritage Day Pow-Wow in Bridgewater, MA.