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Saturday event remembers Great Falls Massacre, marks 20th anniversary of reconciliation ceremony
05-16-2024 2:41 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

TURNERS FALLS — The 348th anniversary of the Great Falls Massacre will be marked with a Day of Remembrance on Saturday, as well as a commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the reconciliation ceremony held to establish friendship and trust between...

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PHOTOS: Author speaks on lasting legacy of 1704 attack on Deerfield
03-04-2024 2:27 PM


Presentation, dance at GCC to shed light on Native American culture
02-22-2024 10:56 AM

GREENFIELD – Western Mass Rights of Nature and the Nolumbeka Project are holding a pair of events at Greenfield Community College on Friday and Saturday that will teach attendees more about Native American culture.The two organizations first invite...


Efforts to change school mascots, state seal make slow, steady progress
01-14-2024 10:00 AM

By STELLA TANNENBAUM

Slowly but surely — and not without opposition — age-old efforts to change images of Native Americans that many view as offensive have gained new momentum across Massachusetts, sparking conversations about history, representation and what it means to...


How many children were taken: Greenfield resident attempts to piece together just how many people have been taken from their tribes
01-12-2024 11:32 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

Drawing on her own background of being an adopted Native American child and her journey to find her birth parents, a Greenfield author and activist is launching her fifth book alongside an ambitious project to document other adoptees.Longtime...


Northfield oral history program to explore region’s Indigenous history
12-03-2023 2:17 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

NORTHFIELD — As the last month of Northfield’s 350th anniversary celebration kicks off, the public is invited to Dickinson Memorial Library for the premiere of a long-running oral history project.After taking on smaller, individual- and family-focused...


Bills seek to ban Native American mascots at public schools
11-23-2023 2:50 PM

By SAM DRYSDALE

BOSTON — The 23 schools in Massachusetts that use an image of an Indigenous person as their school mascot would have to start looking for new names and logos under a pair of bills that advocates hope will get passed this session.After years of...


Photobook showcasing Indigenous history subject of Sunderland Public Library talk
11-20-2023 11:08 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SUNDERLAND — Residents are invited to the Sunderland Public Library on Tuesday, Nov. 21, for a presentation and discussion about a locally produced photobook.The library is hosting photographer Sandra Matthews and Nolumbeka Project President David...


Third annual Shelburne event boosts awareness of Indigenous history, culture
10-16-2023 2:39 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

SHELBURNE FALLS — Despite some unforeseen circumstances casting a shadow on the event, art, music and food highlighted the beauty of Indigenous culture during the Shelburne Historical Society’s third annual Indigenous Peoples Celebration on...


Shelburne Falls event to celebrate Indigenous peoples 
10-13-2023 8:32 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

The public is invited to join together in a tribute to Native American culture and history in the Shelburne area on Sunday.The Shelburne Historical Society will host its third annual Indigenous Peoples Celebration on Sunday, Oct. 15, from 11 a.m. to 4...


Conway students learn about Native American culture in two-day program
10-10-2023 7:12 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

CONWAY — Gathered on furs and blankets in a wigwam, Conway Grammar School students are getting a first-hand look at Native American history and culture over two days this week.Throughout Tuesday and Wednesday, students and teachers are joining the...


Comerford-sponsored bill would drop Columbus Day, change to Indigenous Peoples Day in state
10-06-2023 5:07 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

Weeks of research into a change they would like to see in the world prompted students at Fort River School in Amherst to champion the idea of Indigenous Peoples Day becoming a state holiday. This week, three sixth graders brought their expertise on...


New UMass center will ‘braid’ Indigenous know-how, Western science to tackle pressing problems
09-11-2023 4:30 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

AMHERST — A new center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst aims to harness both Indigenous and Western environmental science to tackle issues relating to climate change, food insecurity and archaeological preservation.The center, officially...


Following talks of removal, Charlemont Indigenous statue headed to Oklahoma
08-11-2023 6:13 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

CHARLEMONT — Since 1974, the giant fiberglass Native American statue outside the Native and Himalayan Views souvenir shop has watched over Route 2.Now, more than four decades later, the controversial statue is on the move following months of...


Pocumtuck Homelands Festival considers how history ‘ties together’
08-06-2023 4:20 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI and JULIAN MENDOZA

TURNERS FALLS — Organizers of the Pocumtuck Homelands Festival celebrated a decade of bringing people together to learn about Native American culture and history over the weekend.The 10th annual festival, put on by the Nolumbeka Project with help from...


Now in 10th year, Pocumtuck Homelands Festival continues sharing Indigenous traditions
08-01-2023 11:26 AM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

TURNERS FALLS — The annual Pocumtuck Homelands Festival will serve as an intertribal confluence once again this weekend, returning to Unity Park for its 10th year.Organized by the Nolumbeka Project — a nonprofit dedicated to cultural and historical...


Nolumbeka Project seeks White Ash Swamp with rezoning
07-19-2023 2:59 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — In the month since City Council voted to rezone a portion of the French King Highway, the fate of White Ash Swamp — a 10-acre portion of land included in the rezoning — remains in limbo as historical preservationists continue to push for...


Historic Deerfield launching three-part Indigenous history series
07-03-2023 10:04 AM

DEERFIELD — A Deerfield resident and local historian has been tapped to kick off Historic Deerfield’s summer lecture series.Peter Thomas, an independent historian involved in helping plan the town’s 350th anniversary celebrations as well as several...


Indigenous rep added to Woodlands Partnership of Northwest Massachusetts board
07-02-2023 4:09 PM

The board of the Woodlands Partnership of Northwest Massachusetts is expanding its membership to include Indigenous representation.Following a unanimous vote taken during the board’s June meeting, the Ohketeau Cultural Center of Ashfield, a...


Student project shines light on ‘alternate perspective’ of Deerfield history
06-22-2023 12:31 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Native American history is a standard element of the fourth grade curriculum. However, with Deerfield celebrating its 350th anniversary this year, Jennifer Smith’s class went one step further.Throughout the year, Smith’s students at...


Great Falls Massacre anniversary a time for reflection, healing
05-21-2023 8:22 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

TURNERS FALLS — Marking the 347th anniversary of the Great Falls Massacre on Saturday, organizers with the Nolumbeka Project reflected on not only the past, but the importance of healing from it.“You are all proof that we can look at each other as...

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