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Indigenous Connecticut River Celebration

September 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday, September 17
10:00 am to 4:00 pm


A Day of Stories and Song With The Nehantic and The Abenaki

FREE Outdoor Event centered on Indigenous arts, traditions, stories, and language at the Connecticut River Museum.

Programming Highlights

Nehantic and Abenaki representatives share personal stories
Humble Spirits drum group
Schaghticoke Tribal Dancer
Jennifer Lee returns to present her wigwam and artefacts
Academic presentations about indigenous history
Hands-on activities

The Nolumbeka Project, Inc. envisions a Connecticut River Valley where the histories, cultures, and persistence of Northeastern Indigenous Peoples are recognized and celebrated, and where all beings are recognized as sharing a mutual existence in an environment of balance and reciprocity. The Nolumbeka Project, Inc. hosts multiple annual events and educational programs featuring Indigenous presenters sharing their music, art, and cultures.

The Nehantic Native Nation, Elnu Abenaki, Connecticut River Museum, The Nolumbeka Project, and Essex Historical Society all join together to provide this day for our community.

The event has limited seating available. In case of rain, please check our website for information.

Photo Credit: Ben Carlson


September 17
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Jane S Raunikar
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Connecticut River Museum
67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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