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Finding My Medecine

  • 55 acres 483 Great Neck Road South Mashpee, MA, 02649 United States (map)

Finding My Medicine will start on July 19 and continue on Mondays and Thursdays from 9-4 through August 30 at 55 Acres (ceremonial grounds).

This project will offer cultural teachings and traditional practices to help our youth ages 14-19 to find and build upon their personal medicine.  They will experience a series of cultural activities that are designed to bring about self-awareness, discovering their inner talents and strengths.  Some of these activities include; receive their Indian name (if they don’t have one), develop their tribal sound, create personal symbol, and learn how to connect with their personal animal totems.  They will also learn traditional Wampanoag ceremonial practices that they can use throughout their lives.

This project takes place mainly on the tribal ceremonial grounds during the summer months.  Together with training and supervision they will build a better shelter around the ceremonial circle to offer the tribe in September. This is a perfect time to construct the new arbor because the youth are interested and there are key elders, traditionalists, and volunteers available to help complete the project.

Participants who see the project through from beginning to end can take advantage of the internship stipends through the Education Department.

Sponsored by Tribal Historic Preservation and the Education Department.

Contact Ed. Dept. John Hanlon to sign up. 508-477-0208

Earlier Event: July 19
Elders Lunch and Learn
Later Event: July 23
Crazy 8 Walking Club