Family Program: Listening to the Land with Joseph and James Bruchac

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All are invited to join us as we welcome Abenaki storytellers Joseph and James Bruchac for a special program of traditional Native American Tales focused on the natural world.

For over forty years Joseph Bruchac has been creating literature and music that reflect his indigenous heritage and traditions. He is a proud Nulhegan Abenaki citizen and respected elder among his people. He is the author of more than 120 books for children and adults. His best selling Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children series, with its remarkable integration of science and folklore, continue to receive critical acclaim and to be used in classrooms throughout the country. Learn more about Joseph Bruchac and James Bruchac

Registration is required. . This event has a limited group size and priority will be given to those signed up for Lake Mansfield Nature Explorers. for more information 

When you feel this land

when you taste this land

when you hold this land

as your lungs hold your breath

you will be the rattlesnake

always embracing earth with her passage,

you will be the salmon, a chant whipped through the ripple,

you will be the deermouse,

small feet stitching the night,

you will be the bear,

thunder held in soft steps,

when your songs see this land

when your ears sing this land

you will be this land

you will be this land.

- Joseph Bruchac excerpt from his poem, "NDAKINNA - Our Land"

Meet Joseph Bruchac (Scholastic Interview)

Abenaki Author and Story teller is coming to Lake Mansfeild for a kids program