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August 2021

Beginner’s Guide to Abenaki Language Course (Online)

August 2, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - August 29, 2021 @ 8:00 pm

Ndakinna Education Center Abenaki Language Remote Learning Classes: Beginner's Guide to Abenaki During our Beginner's Guide to Abenaki, students will learn to confidently construct their own basic sentences based on carefully selected models. Each class will begin with a single key word that students will then learn more of the language off of.  Special focus will be given on the imperative form, as well as the incorporation of adjectives and adverbs.  Classes will include games, songs, group activities, and lesson…

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Intermediate Guide to Abenaki Language (Online)

August 3, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - August 29, 2021 @ 8:00 pm

Ndakinna Education Center Abenaki Language Remote Learning Classes: Intermediate Abenaki Our intermediate class is designed to enable the speaker to not only converse in Abenaki, but teach it to others. Each class will build directly off the material introduced in the beginner class,  making it accessible to beginners who are interested in taking both levels at the same time.  Our intermediate course will have a focus on additional inflections and expansions to words and phrases, with a special focus on…

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Adirondack Pathfinders Wilderness Skills and Expeditions (Ages 12-16)

August 9, 2021 @ 8:00 am - August 13, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
$500 – $650

August 9-13 (Mon-Fri | 8:00am to 6:00pm)| Standard Level: $500, Donation Level: $650 ::WAITLIST ONLY:: Led by Ndakinna Director James Bruchac, this camp will include a mix of wilderness training and field trips into the Adirondacks. Participants will learn a host of ancient and modern wilderness skills such as animal tracking and survival skills including shelter making, land navigation, and fire by friction. Along with their wilderness exploration, participants learn numerous basic to advanced awareness through activities and games. From…

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Asban Wilderness Adventure Day Camp (Ages 5-7) Session 3

August 16, 2021 @ 9:00 am - August 18, 2021 @ 4:00 pm

August 16-18 (Mon-Wed | 9:00am to 4:00pm) Session Pricing: Standard Level: $230, Donation Level: $285   ::WAITLIST ONLY::   Three days of outdoor fun including wilderness skills, animal tracking, Native American games, storytelling and daily visits to our adventure challenge course. Taking place at the Ndakinna Education Center with miles of nature trails, Native American wigwams, and other educational exhibits. In case of bad weather programming will take place inside our Education center, with 3,200 square feet of teaching space.…

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Awasos Wilderness Adventure Day Camp (Ages 10-12) Session 3

August 16, 2021 @ 9:00 am - August 20, 2021 @ 4:00 pm

August 16-20 (M-F | 9am to 4pm) ::WAITLIST ONLY::   Session Pricing: Standard Level: $375, Donation Level: $425 A full week of wilderness skills, Native American games, group challenges, Animal Tracking, nature awareness, hiking, Native stories and daily visits to our adventure challenge course. Also included is a full-day of flat-water kayaking. In case of bad weather, programming will take place inside the educational center. Bring a bag lunch and dress for adventure. The group will at times be divided…

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Nolka Wilderness Adventure Day Camp (Ages 8-9) Session 3

August 16, 2021 @ 9:00 am - August 19, 2021 @ 4:00 pm

Session 3: August 16-19 (M-TH | 9am to 4pm) Session Pricing: Standard Level: $300, Donation Level: $375 ::WAITLIST ONLY:: Four days of wilderness skills, Native American games, group challenges, Animal Tracking, nature awareness, hiking, Native stories and daily visits to our adventure challenge course. In case of bad weather programming will take place inside our Education center. Session 2, and 3 include a wealth of new skills, stories, and activities. Bring a bag lunch and dress for adventure. Group will…

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Nadawaha Wilderness Survival Day Camp (Ages 9-11)

August 30, 2021 @ 9:00 am - September 2, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

August 30- September 2nd (Mon-Thu) | 9:00am to 5:00pm) | Session Pricing: Standard Level: $340, Donation Level: $415   ::waitlist only:: Become a Nadawaha; the Abenaki word for woodland scout. Led by author, storyteller and wilderness survival expert James Bruchac, participants ages 9-12 will learn a host of ancient and modern survival skills. After setting up a base camp deep within the Ndakinna preserve, participants will focus on primitive shelter making, navigation, basic wild edibles, camp craft, fire by friction,…

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Naozat Wilderness Survival Day Camp (Ages 12-16)

August 30, 2021 @ 9:00 am - September 3, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

August 30th - September 3rd (Mon-Fri) | 9:00am to 5:00pm) |   ::WAITLIST ONLY:: Session Pricing: Standard Level: $425, Donation Level: $485 Become a Naozat; the Abenaki word for animal tracker. Led by author, storyteller and wilderness survival expert James Bruchac, participants ages 9-12 will learn a host of ancient and modern survival skills. After setting up a base camp deep within the Ndakinna preserve, participants will focus on primitive shelter making, navigation, basic wild edibles, camp craft, fire by…

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October 2021

Beginner’s Guide to Abenaki Language Course (Online): The Four Senses, Part 1

October 4, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - October 26, 2021 @ 8:00 pm

Ndakinna Education Center Abenaki Language Remote Learning Classes: Beginner's Guide to Abenaki: The Four Senses During our Beginner's Guide to Abenaki, students will learn to confidently construct their own basic sentences based on carefully selected models. Each class will begin with a single key word that students will then learn more of the language off of.  Special focus will be given on the imperative form, as well as the incorporation of adjectives and adverbs.  Classes will include games, songs, group…

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23rd Annual Scary Story Night (Online Only)

October 30, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Suggested Donation: Online: Suggested Donation of $10 or more per Zoom. On this dark and scary Saturday night in late October, we're proud to present the Twenty-Third Annual SCARY STORY NIGHT. This evening of spooky Native tales will be hosted by the well-known storytelling trio of Joseph, James, and Jesse Bruchac. Joining the Bruchac family this year is celebrated Haudenosaunee storyteller Perry Ground. Due to Covid-19, this year we will be broadcasting the performance via Zoom. We may have in…

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November 2021

Beginner/Intermediate Guide to Abenaki Language Course (Online)

November 8, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - December 2, 2021 @ 8:00 pm

Ndakinna Education Center Abenaki Language Remote Learning Classes: Beginner and Intermediate Guide to Abenaki During our Guide to Abenaki, students will learn to confidently construct their own sentences based on carefully selected models. Each class will begin with a single key word that students will then learn more of the language off of.  Special focus will be given on the imperative form, as well as the incorporation of adjectives and adverbs.  Classes will include games, songs, group activities, and lesson…

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Wlakikan Storytelling Evening (Online)

November 20, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Suggested Donation: $10 or more per Zoom. Help Ndakinna celebrate Native American Heritage Month! On this Saturday night in late November, we're proud to present the second Wlakikan Storytelling Evening. This evening of Native tales will be hosted by the well-known storytelling trio of Joseph, James, and Jesse Bruchac. Joining via Zoom will also be the talented Mohawk storyteller Amanda Tarbell. Due to Covid-19, this year we will be broadcasting the performance via Zoom. The evening will be split into…

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December 2021

December Beginner/Intermediate Guide to Abenaki Language Course (Online)

December 6, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - December 30, 2021 @ 8:00 pm

Ndakinna Education Center Abenaki Language Remote Learning Classes: Beginner and Intermediate Guide to Abenaki During our Guide to Abenaki, students will learn to confidently construct their own sentences based on carefully selected models. Each class will begin with a single key word that students will then learn more of the language off of.  Special focus will be given on the imperative form, as well as the incorporation of adjectives and adverbs.  Classes will include games, songs, group activities, and lesson…

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January 2022

January Beginner/Intermediate Guide to Abenaki Language Course (Online)

January 3 @ 6:00 pm - January 27 @ 8:00 pm

Ndakinna Education Center Abenaki Language Remote Learning Classes: Beginner and Intermediate Guide to Abenaki During our Guide to Abenaki, students will learn to confidently construct their own sentences based on carefully selected models. Each class will begin with a single key word that students will then learn more of the language off of.  Special focus will be given on the imperative form, as well as the incorporation of adjectives and adverbs.  Classes will include games, songs, group activities, and lesson…

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February 2022

Winter Tracks & Trails (Online)

February 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Ndakinna Education Center, 23 Middle Grove Road
Greenfield Center, NY 12833 United States
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$10 – $25

Adult and Teen |10:00 am to 11:30 am | $10 - $25 Join Ndakinna Director, and co-author of “Scats and Tracks of the Northeast,” James Bruchac for a 90-minute virtual mammal tracking class. With the help of his vast collection of plaster casts, along with dozens of images captured in the field, Jim will teach participants to better identify and interpret the signs left by such animals as deer, moose, coyote, rabbits, bobcat, fisher, mink, porcupine, ermine, snowshoe hare, black…

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Winter Wilderness Survival Walkabout: Adult and Teen

February 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$75 – $100

Adult and Teen |10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $75-$100 Join wilderness expert and Ndakinna Director Jim Bruchac for a full-day of winter wilderness essentials. Traveling by snowshoe (weather dependent) into the ADK foothills, participants will learn key winter survival skills such as natural insulation, shelter building, fire-making, natural navigation, and rescue signaling. Also an expert tracker, Mr. Bruchac will help interpret any animals signs found along the way. Dress for the weather and bring a bagged lunch. Snowshoe rental…

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February Beginner/Intermediate Guide to Abenaki Language Course (Online)

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - February 28 @ 8:00 pm

Ndakinna Education Center Abenaki Language Remote Learning Classes: Beginner and Intermediate Guide to Abenaki Classes will include games, songs, group activities, and lesson specific worksheets. This month, beginners and intermediate students will work together during our studies. This is a 4 week course taking place Feb 7th to the 28th at 6-8pm on Monday, 10 am to 12 pm Tuesday, with an open community game night and review period from 6-8pm on Thursday evenings. Minimum 10 person class, maximum 25.…

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Winter Wilderness Adventure & Storytelling Camp [Ages 6-8]

February 21 @ 10:00 am - February 23 @ 4:00 pm
Ndakinna Education Center, 23 Middle Grove Road
Greenfield Center, NY 12833 United States
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$205 – $255

::WAITLIST ONLY::   Children (6-8) - Standard Level: $205, Donation Level: $255 2/21-23 | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm |Run by Assistant Director Jesse Bruchac, this is three full days of both indoor and outdoor activities from shelter making and animal tracking to Native American games, crafts and storytelling. Dress for the outdoors and bring a bag lunch. Due to Covid-19, this 3 day camp's participation is limited to 15 participants. Masks are required when indoors and all Covid-19 regulations…

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Winter Wilderness Adventure Camp [Ages 9-13]

February 21 @ 10:00 am - February 24 @ 4:00 pm
Ndakinna Education Center, 23 Middle Grove Road
Greenfield Center, NY 12833 United States
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$260 – $315

Youth (9-13) - Standard Level: $260, Donation Level: $315 2/21-24 | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm | Run by Director James Bruchac, this is four days of indoor and outdoor winter activities from snowshoeing to animal tracking, shelter building, Native American games, basic winter survival and more. Dress for outdoor adventure (bring snowshoes if you have them). Bring a bag lunch.   Due to Covid-19, this four day camp's participation is limited to 15 participants. Masks are required and all…

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March 2022

Intermediate Guide to Abenaki Language (Online)

March 7 @ 6:00 pm - April 6 @ 8:00 pm

Ndakinna Education Center Abenaki Language Remote Learning Classes: Intermediate Abenaki Classes are designed specifically for those with experience in the language, but still open for all. Classes will include immersion techniques, as we play games, sing language songs, and do group activities. This is a 4 week course taking place March 7th to the 31th at 6-8pm on Monday, 10 am to 12 pm Tuesday, with an open community game night and review period from 6-8pm on Thursday evenings. Suggested…

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Intro to Abenaki Language (Online)

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - April 1 @ 8:00 pm

Ndakinna Education Center Abenaki Language Remote Learning Classes: Intro to Abenaki: Classes are designed specifically for those with little to no experience in the language.  We will introduce the basic patterns in the language as easy to remember paired phrases, along with games, songs, group activities, and lesson specific worksheets. This is a 4 week course taking place March 8th to the April 1st 6-8pm on Tuesday, 10 am to 12 pm Wednesday, with bonus Intro to Immersion and a…

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April 2022

Intro to Abenaki Language (Online), April 2022

April 4 @ 6:00 pm - April 28 @ 8:00 pm

Ndakinna Education Center Abenaki Language Remote Learning Classes: Intro to Abenaki: Classes designed for those at all levels. We will focus on five paired phrases. The first will introduce us to making requests. The “Core Four”verb endings will be mastered in the remaining 4 phrase pairs. All these phrases will be reinforced throughout with moon with interactive conversations, games, songs, activities, and lesson specific worksheets. This is a 4 week course which takes place April 4th to the 28th. 6-8 pm…

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April Beginner Guide to Abenaki Language Course (Online)

April 5 @ 6:00 pm - April 29 @ 8:00 pm

Ndakinna Education Center Abenaki Language Remote Learning Classes: Beginner Guide to Abenaki Classes are designed specifically for those with little to no experience in the language.  We will introduce the basic patterns in the language as easy to remember paired phrases, along with games, songs, group activities, and lesson specific worksheets This is a 4 week course taking place April 5th to the 29th at 6-8pm on Tuesday, 10 am to 12 pm Wednesday, with an open community game night…

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Asban Spring Tracking & Adventure Camp (Ages 5½-7)

April 18 @ 9:00 am - April 20 @ 4:00 pm
Ndakinna Education Center, 23 Middle Grove Road
Greenfield Center, NY 12833 United States
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$225 – $275

4/18-20 Standard Level: $225, Donation Level: $275 Participants join Ndakinna's Jesse Bruchac for a three day outdoor adventure to learn how to identify basic mammal tracks (fox, coyote, deer, raccoon, and more) and make plaster casts. Kids will be using the adjacent 80-acre Nature Preserve as well as our extensive animal tracks collection. Also included will be various Native American legends, awareness games and activities to further heighten participants understanding of the natural world and Native American culture. There is also…

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Awasos Spring Tracking & Adventure Camp (Ages 8-13)

April 18 @ 9:00 am - April 20 @ 4:00 pm
Ndakinna Education Center, 23 Middle Grove Road
Greenfield Center, NY 12833 United States
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4/18-4/20 Standard Level: $225, Donation Level: $275 Participants join expert tracker Jim Bruchac (co-author of three Scats and Tracks books – covering the Northeast, Southeast, and Mid-Atlantic) for an outdoor adventure to learn how to identify basic mammal tracks (fox, coyote, deer, raccoon, and more) and make plaster casts. Participants will be using the adjacent 80-acre Nature Preserve as well as our extensive animal tracks collection. Also included will be various Native American legends, awareness games and activities to further…

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