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Our last event was our "Connecticut Christmas Powwow & Seminar co-sponsored with Venture Crew 4 in Torrington, CT on Saturday, December 13th, 2014

OUR WINTER SOCIAL SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY FEBRUARY 14th, 2015 AT BARNES AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE IN WESTFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS HAS BEEN CANCELLED. This event will not be rescheduled. The weather events affecting the northeast and other issues led to the cancellation. Please try to contact anyone that you know that was planning on attending and inform them of the cancellation.

Our next event will be our Memorial Day Powwow Saturday & Sunday May 23-24, 2015 at 4-H Camp Marshall in Spencer, Massachusetts

Our first event flyer appears below and may be downloaded. It will be updated as more details are added.

Pow-wows:  Traditionally, the American Indianist Society sponsors two major pow-wows. One is held during the Memorial Day Weekend at the end of May and the other during Columbus Day Weekend in October.  These coincide with the three day holiday weekends.  Throughout the year, there are many pow-wows which are supported by members of the American Indianist Society.
Craft Shows: At pow-wows members display their own craft work and study the craftwork of others.  The shows are usually held in the arbor and the craftwork is displayed on blankets or benches. Ribbons are awarded, but awards are really secondary to the learning potential presented to those who attend the show.
Educational Seminars:  Periodically, the American Indianist Society sponsors or assists at workshops and seminars on various craft techniques, dance steps, specific regalia, and singing.  These workshops are announced in our newsletter, Talking Leaves.
Artifact Sales:  Besides being a fund raiser for our organization, artifact sales are one way to recycle items not needed or outgrown with the intention of making them available to someone looking to put an outfit together and could use a good deal.  Persons who present items for the artifact sale may either donate the item to our organization or receive a percentage of the final auction price with the proceeds going into our general fund.
Marie Radice Award:  This award is presented for excellence in Native American craftwork and research.  Marie had been making Native American regalia for many years and she was known for her intensive research and precise attention to detail.  Marie's craftwork sets a standard of excellence we should strive to achieve.  This award is now given in her memory.
Fashion Shows: In addition to craft shows, fashion shows display the rich variety of American Indian regalia.  This show can inspire you to dreate your own clothes or can provide ideas and techniques as to how to improve your own clothing projects.

Memorial Day Weekend Powwow Flyer
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This is our first flyer for the Memorial Day Weekend Powwow. Please check back as it will be updated with more details.

Please note that there is overnight camping available between 6:00 pm on Friday night through Noon on Sunday.

Quite hours between 11:00 pm and 7:00 am per Town of Spencer Noise Restrictions.

Limited electrical hookups available.

Limited rental cabins available for booking after April 1st.

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