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Indian Village Project

Northeast American Cultural Resource

P.O.B. 602

Amherst, NH 03031 Text Box:

 

Phone: (603) 261-7228

Email: noodin@northeastcultural.com

Web: www.northeastcultural.com


Program:

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.

 

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Typical Day Schedule of Activities:  

Lodge construction

Hide stretching, cleaning and prep

Making pouches, dream catchers, drums, shakers, flutes, jewelry, fans, bundles, wood tools, stone tools, weaving, painting.

Story telling

Native drumming and dance

Circles & ceremony

Animal spirit programs

Fire building and starting

Nature and survival programs

Native cooking

~   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

Iron pot

 

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.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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      Day one

 

·         Sunrise:  Sunrise ceremony at central fire.

·         Preparation of fire areas and community cooking area, meal preparation, gathering materials, morning meal.

·         Circle gathering to outline the days goals to be achieved as a group and individually.

                      Activities for  the day would be determined and people would be given choices pertaining to some of the non-group activities that they wish to participate in. 

·         Structure building is a community activity and all participants would be engaged in the gathering and construction of varied structures. 

                     Primary structures to make would be a council lodge, long house and wigwam, rounded structure. 

                     Other structures to be built could be; sweat lodge, teepee style wigwam, teepee and cover structures.

·         Midday meal, Storytelling.  Setting of fire and pot for feast meal.  A wild rice stew.

·         Continuation of lodge building, individual crafting, nature walk

·         Preparation of sweat lodge fire.  Sweat lodge preparation and teachings.   Preparation of water for sweat lodge.

·         Sweat lodge for those wishing to participate.  Pipe ceremony and entry.

·         Feast meal and social with fireside legends, native songs and dancing.

 

       Day two

 

·         Sunrise:  Sunrise ceremony at central fire.

·         Preparation of fire areas and community cooking area, meal preparation, gathering materials, morning meal.

·         Circle gathering to outline the days goals to be achieved as a group and individually.

 Activities for  the day would be determined and people would be given choices pertaining to some of the non-group activities that they wish to participate in.

·         Activities individual crafting in camp, hiking of mountain, nature hike, pack lunches.

·         Setting of fire and pot for feast meal. 

·         Powwow social.  Pipe ceremony and entry.

·         Feast meal and social with fireside legends, native songs and dancing.

        Closing morning

 

·         Sunrise:  Sunrise ceremony at central fire.

·         Clean up and breakdown of all lodges.  Area to appear as before it was used.

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information 

If you have an interest in the cultural ways of the Northeastern Native American people please contact me.

    Telephone                Postal address                                Email

    603-261-7228    P.O.B. 602, Amherst, NH 03031        noodin@northeastcultural.com

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