NORTH ADAMS -- Shake your tail feathers and celebrate Native American culture on Thursday, July 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the CAFE (Creative Arts for Everyone), located at 107 Main St. Enjoy a free evening of Native American culture, storytelling, music and tipi painting, fun for the whole family.
Rock, Rattle & Drum Pow Wow's Jerry "Thundercloud" McDonald will share his Mohawk culture, history, song and dance. McDonald is a traditional performing artist of the Mohawk Nation and Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy. He is a Native American storyteller, singer, dancer, choreographer and actor.
McDonald, who starred in the PBS special "The Peacemaker," will tell the story of the Native American peacemaker who was responsible for bringing the Northeast tribes together in peace to create the Iroquois confederacy, which influenced the U.S. constitution. There will also be traditional games and other hands on activities. Native American vendors have been invited to share their traditional and contemporary arts and crafts.
"Waubeeka" is a Mohican word that translates as "to gather." The evening is hosted by the local nonprofits Art About Town and Healing Winds. Art About Town increases public awareness, participation and appreciation of the unparalleled cultural energy and natural beauty of North Adams and the region.
Healing Winds, a Native American organization based in Lenox, will host the eighth annual Rock, Rattle & Drum Pow Wow on Aug. 10 and 11 at the Bowe Field, Route 8, Adams.
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