James B Beard aka Noodin
A Northeast American Cultural Resource
A doorway to understanding between people
Indian Village Project
Northeast American Cultural Resource
Amherst, NH 03031
Phone: (603) 261-7228
The program involves the building of a Native American village on a designated area of a site that will include the construction of a wigwam, council lodge and medicine lodge.
The site will consist of a one half acre area for an educational program to be offered to participants. This is a nature and cultural interpretive program based on aboriginal Native American teachings. The program is available to youth groups, scout troops and school programs as well as private groups. The cost of the program to the groups will be separately handled through the presenters providing the program.
The program can be put on at any location that consists of at least one half acre of open land. The site must permit camp fires. Utilities must include availability of water and rest rooms. Any fees for the use of a designated property will be the responsibility of the participating group.
Up to 35 participants per session. Each group will be working in units of seven and will have one presenter as their leader for entire program. Each group of seven will establish themselves as a clan following the rules of the clan and establishing some of the rules that would apply. As they progress through the day the presenter will guide them to establish certain customs to interact with the clan and others, thereby demonstrating some of the values of the community.
Typical Day Schedule of Activities:
~ one, two, three up to seven day program ~
Presenters: Jim Beard Wind Ojibwe/Celt
Larry Matrious First to Speak = Ojibwe Elder
Nish Nung Two Stars Ojibwe
Bob Olsen White Bear Wampanoag
Sussie Rose Shields Strong Standing Woman Cherokee
Anne Bernier - Star Speaking Woman - Ojibwe/Celt
Aaron Gooday - Bear Looking - Apache
Paul Beaulieu - Ojibwe/Abinaki/Celt
Site Area: Open one half acre or better area. [site would be cleared after use]
Structures: Rounded Wigwam , Tiipii Wigwam, Tiipii, Teaching lodge, Sweat Lodge. Shaded areas, racks for hides
Materials: Canvas for cover, twine, tree saplings [easily removable and renewable]
Buckskin, raw hide, feathers, drum rounds, beads, assorted craft materials
Fees: 7 participants = $ 39.00 per participant per day / $275.00 minimum.
14 participants = $ 35.00 per participant per day
21 participants = $ 34.00 per participant per day / or more.
(Additional charges may be applicable for additional presenters and/or
travel expenses to be determined.)
If you have an interest in the cultural ways of the Northeastern Native American people please contact me.