New England Native Art and Crafts Show and Sale

Native American artists from across New England and beyond will showcase their work for one day only, minutes from Harvard Square. Silver and wampum jewelry, baskets of ash, sweetgrass and etched birch-bark, wampum creations, carvings, pottery, paintings, 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. Admission to the event is free.

Featured artists include: Allen Hazard, Ramona Peters, Elizabeth Perry, Berta Giles Welch, Sarah Sockbeson, Toni Scott, Rob Peters, Jonathan Perry, Kathy Pollard, Barry Dana, Geraldine Barney, Deborah Spears Moorehead, Nicole Johnson and Owisokon Lahache.

Storytelling, musical performance, and book readings, from regional and nationally known Native American performers and authors will include Joseph and Jesse Bruchac, Melissa Tantaquidgeon-Zobel, the Nettukkusqk Singers, Mwalim7 and Allen Sockabasin.

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.

Birch bark baskets by Barry Dana

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