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June 2018

Dan Bern Performs at Ndakinna Education Center Fundraiser

June 2, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ndakinna Education Center, 23 Middle Grove Road
Greenfield Center, NY 12833 United States

June 2nd I 6:00PM - 8:00 PM I All Ages I Join us for a family friendly evening of music, food and drink with musician Dan Bern during a benefit concert for Ndakinna Education Center. He has released some two dozen studio albums, EPs, and live recordings since his first CD on Sony/Work in 1997. Either fronting various bands or as a solo performer, he is convincing, funny and timely, with an unassuming tip of the hat to the spirits of…

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February 2019

Ndakinna Fundraiser: How to Make Maple Syrup with a Maple Product Taste Testing

February 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ndakinna Education Center, 23 Middle Grove Road
Greenfield Center, NY 12833 United States

Feb. 23rd I 6:00-7:30 pm I Suggested Donation: $12 Adults, $7 for Children under 12 Join Retired DEC Forester and long time Maple Producer John Hastings for an evening talk on the history and basics of making Maple Syrup from the trees near your home. Whether you want to set up a few buckets on a couple of trees or run a modern tubing system in a woodlot, learn the necessary steps needed to start producing your own maple syrup…

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April 2019

Author Talk with Melissa Otis: Rural Indigenousness: A History of Iroquoian and Algonquian Peoples of the Adirondacks

April 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ndakinna Education Center, 23 Middle Grove Road
Greenfield Center, NY 12833 United States

Join us for an evening book reading, signing, and panel discussion with Melissa Otis, author of Rural Indigenousness: A History of Iroquoian and Algonquian Peoples of the Adirondacks. Joining Otis for a panel discussion of the book will be Abenaki authors Joe Bruchac, and his sister Margaret Bruchac. Margaret Bruchac has recently released Savage Kin, which will also be available for sale and signing. We're also glad to welcome back Northshire Books! They will have copies of both books and…

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June 2019

Let’s Talk Owl! An Evening Chat and Woods Walk at Ndakinna

June 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Come to Ndakinna Education Center for an evening talk about the nocturnal raptors in your own backyard. You probably haven’t seen them, but you’ve most likely heard them at some point! They come in many shapes and sizes, and they all have their own story to tell.   Tim Demers would like to share his experiences working with Spotted Owls in California and talk about the owl species that we have in our area, and what we can do to…

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September 2019

Mushroom Walk with Ken Kleinpeter

September 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Ken Kleinpeter for a walk in the woods at Ndakinna Education Center Sunday, September 15th, 2019 from 10:00 to Noon. Ken has been a forager of mushrooms for more than 30 years. While he is not a mycologist and will not be able to identify every mushroom in the woods, he can give a basic overview for safe and satisfying mushroom foraging. You will learn about families of mushroom, and how to distinguish them. He can identify most of…

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Saratoga Native American Festival

September 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Congress Park, 1 E Congress St
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 United States
free

September 22nd | 10:00-4:30 | Free Admission A Celebration of Northeastern Native Culture Join us on September 22nd, 2019 as the popular Saratoga Native American Festival returns to Saratoga Springs at a new location this year – the historic Congress Park in the heart of downtown Saratoga (390 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866).  Activities will be held indoors and outdoors, rain or shine! The festival offers authentic northeastern Native American drumming and dance, storytelling, music, crafts, art and native food.…

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November 2019

Dan Berggren in Concert, Nov. 16

November 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join consummate folk musician Dan Berggren for an evening of music here at Ndakinna Education on November 16th, 2019 at 7:00 pm. A perennial favorite, Berggren shares his love of the Adirondacks and traditional music with people throughout the world. Dan Berggren’s roots are firmly in the Adirondacks where he was raised but his music has branched out across many borders. The award-winning musician and educator grew up on the land farmed by his mother's family for generations and has…

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February 2020

Abenaki Language Workshop Weekend

February 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - March 1, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

Learn the basics of the Abenaki Language from Jesse Bruchac during this weekend workshop. Classes are appropriate for all levels and ages, and include basic conversational Abenaki, language learning games, songs, dances and other creative and fun interactive indoor and outdoor activities. Starting at 10 am Saturday, two hour sessions will take place in the morning, afternoon, and evening. Class times are 10am-12 pm, 1-2 pm, 3-5, 8-9 pm.  One final Sunday morning session will conclude the weekend, starting at…

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October 2020

Awighiganikok (From What’s Written) Abenaki Stories and Lessons
 (Online)

October 6, 2020 @ 10:00 am - October 29, 2020 @ 8:00 pm

Ndakinna Education Center Abenaki Language Remote Learning Classes: Awighiganikok (From What’s Written), Abenaki Stories and Lessons Tuesdays 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Thursdays & Sundays 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 

The goal of this Abenaki Language course is to offer students the opportunity to become familiar with essential historic Abenaki language texts. This will allow them to be used in our continuing language reclamation efforts as they were intended by their authors. 

The course will be taught using the writings…

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November 2020

Wlikikan Storytelling Evening (Online)

November 27, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Suggested Donation: $10 or more per Zoom. Help Ndakinna celebrate Native American Heritage Month and Day! On the last Friday night in late November, we're proud to present the first Wlikikan Storytelling Evening. This evening of Native tales will be hosted by the well-known storytelling trio of Joseph, James, and Jesse Bruchac. Due to Covid-19, this year we will be broadcasting the performance via Zoom. The evening will be split into two sections, starting with traditional tales of the Northeastern…

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December 2020

Intro to Abenaki Language (Online)

December 7, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - January 4, 2021 @ 8:00 pm

Ndakinna Education Center Abenaki Language Remote Learning Classes: Intro to Abenaki: Open to all levels with a focus on essential conversational phrases.  Open to the entire family, with the first 1/2 hour of each class specifically focused on children’s learning activities. Learning by Immersion, Games, Songs, Stories and Culture! Classes include access to the Ndakinna Course Hub on Canvas, with the class schedule, quizzes, activities, and other asynchronous learning tools. There is also bonus access to all our class materials…

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January 2021

Alamikos Storytelling Evening (Online Only)

January 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Suggested Donation: $10 or more per Zoom. Help Ndakinna celebrate the New Year! On the last Friday night in late January, we're proud to present the first Alamikos Storytelling Evening. Alamikos, means the Greetings Maker Moon. It is a time for giving thanks to one another, asking for forgiveness and sharing stories to brighten the cold winter nights. This evening of Native tales will be hosted by the well-known storytelling trio of Joseph, James, and Jesse Bruchac. Due to Covid-19,…

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March 2021

Sogalikas Storytelling Evening (All Ages) (ONLINE ONLY)

March 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ndakinna Education Center, 23 Middle Grove Road
Greenfield Center, NY 12833 United States
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$7 – $10

March 19th | 6:00 to 8:00 pm | Suggested donation $10 (ONLINE ONLY) We're proud to present our eighth annual Sogalikas (Sugaring Moon) Native American Story and Music Night. This evening of Native tales and music will be hosted by members of the well-known Bruchac family and other special guests. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, this event will be streamed via zoom.

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May 2021

Conversational Abenaki (Online)

May 3 @ 6:00 pm - May 30 @ 8:00 pm

Ndakinna Education Center Abenaki Language Remote Learning Classes: Conversational Abenaki: Open to all, no prior experience with the language is required. This course is built entirely around everyday essential conversational phrases utilizing recordings of heritage speakers as our guide to both learn to hear and say each phrase with confidence. Similar to our Intro to Abenaki Course, classes are taught using elements of immersion, games, songs, stories and built around the Abenaki culture.  Includes a certificate of completion in Conversational…

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