For Immediate Release

New England Native Art and Crafts Show and Sale

(November 4, 2010 Cambridge) Native American artists from across New England will showcase their work for one day only, minutes from Harvard Square. Jewelry, baskets, wampum, carvings, and more will be available for purchase, along with books on local Native topics.

On Saturday, December 4, 2010, the Harvard University Native American Program, Peabody Museum of Archeology & Ethnology, and Gedakina present the New England Native Art and Crafts Show and Sale at the Peabody Museum, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge from 9 AM to 5 PM.

About Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP)
HUNAP brings together Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students and interested individuals from the Harvard community for the purpose of advancing the well-being of indigenous peoples through self-determination, academic achievement, and community service.

About Gedakina, Inc.
Gedakina is a multigenerational endeavor to strengthen the cultural identity and knowledge of Native American youth and families from across northern New England and to conserve traditional homelands and sacred places. Gedakina's goal is to develop new ways of reaching Native American youth, rooted in traditional cultural teachings and values, which will provide young people with the skills and resources to better navigate the challenges they face in a changing landscape. Gedakina focuses on leadership development, community health and wellness, environmental justice and conservation, healthy relationships and cultural reclamation. It is a region-wide organization working with youth and families from rural, urban and reservation communities in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. www.gedakina.org

About the Peabody Museum
The Peabody Museum is among the oldest archaeological and ethnographic museums in the world with one of the finest collections of human cultural history found anywhere. It is home to superb materials from Africa, ancient Europe, North America, Mesoamerica, Oceania, and South America in particular. In addition to its archaeological and ethnographic holdings, the Museum’s photographic archives, one of the largest of its kind, hold more than 500,000 historical photographs, dating from the mid-nineteenth century to the present and chronicling anthropology, archaeology, and world culture.

Hours and location: 9 A.M. to 5 P.M., seven days a week. The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. The Peabody Museum is located at 11 Divinity Avenue in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Museum is a short walk from the Harvard Square MBTA station. Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for students and seniors, $6 for children, 3–18. Free with Harvard ID or Museum membership. The Museum is free to Massachusetts residents Sundays, 9 A.M. to noon, year round, and Wednesdays from 3 P.M. to 5 P.M. (September to May). Admission includes admission to the Harvard Museum of Natural History. For more information call 617-496-1027 or go online to: www.peabody.harvard.edu.

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Faith Sutter
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Peabody Museum
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Birch bark baskets by Barry Dana

Birch bark baskets by Barry Dana

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Saturday, December 4, 2010: New England Native Art & Crafts Show and Sale

9-5 at the Peabody Museum, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA

Admission is free

Information: 617-495-4923 Harvard University Native American Program

 

 


 

 

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