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May 1-July 12, 2015


Open through

the powwow

next weekend


Don't Miss It!


Beautiful Markings:

Native American


Native woman showing tattoos on forearms


Liz Charlebois (Abenaki) guest curator.  

For thousands of years people have been

marking their bodies for personal and spiritual reasons.  

See examples of modern day traditional tattooing of

First Nations people.  

In the Contemporary Art Gallery.


Saturday, July 4, 2015, 10am-5pm


Free Demonstrations:


-Traditional Native



-Wampum Work


-Dugout Canoe Burning*

   *(weather permitting)

Roger Longtoe Sheehan

Kwai all, Roger Longtoe Sheehan and Mike Plant,

members of the Elnu Abenaki Tribe, will be demonstrating

one of the ways traditional Native tattooing

could have been done.  

They will also be talking to folks about what their tattoos

mean to them, and some of the history and traditions of

northeastern Native tattooing. 

Roger, at the age of 14, did his first traditional tattoos on

himself after he had a dream about them.  This led him to

want to learn more about how his ancestors tattooed and

what their tattoos looked like. 

He has been learning ever since.


Linda Longtoe Sheehan holding a wampum belt

Linda Longtoe Sheehan will be demonstrating

her wampum work.  Linda has been designing

and making wampum belts, writsbands, necklaces,

bracelets and earrings for over twenty-five years.

You'll be able to purchase her work that day and

later through our museum store.


We'll Be Working on Our

Dugout Canoe Too


Stop by the parking lot

to say hello!


Buring Log to Create a Dugout Canoe


Saturday & Sunday, July 11 & 12, 2015, 10am-5pm


16th Annual

Intertribal Powwow


Fun For the Whole Family!


Scott Devoid Mens Fancy Dance

Admission:  Native Americans & MKIM Members Free

                      $26 Family-one day

                      $40 Family-weekend pass

                      $8.50 Adults

                      $7.50 Seniors & Students

                      $6.50 Children ages 6-12

                      Children under 12 free

Saturday Schedule:  10am-Gates Open

                                     11am-Storytelling in the Medicine Woods

                                     Noon-Grand Entry

                                     2pm-Hand Drum Competition

                                               Storytelling in the Medicine Woods

                                     5pm-End of Session

Sunday Schedule:     10am-Gates Open

                                     11am-Native flute in the Medicine Woods

                                     Noon-Grand Entry

                                     2pm-Native flute in the Medicine Woods

                                     5pm-End of Session

All Day:  Kids crafts, special dances, Intertribal dancing (we can

                all join in), self-guided tours of the museum and

                Medicine Woods

There is some seating and shade available, but we encourage you

to bring chairs and shade if you are able.

Click Here to See the Powwow Flier

Places To Stay Near Warner


Saturday, July 25, 2015, 10am-3pm


Quillwork Class

with Jim Taylor


Jim Taylor Quilled Bag


You've seen Jim's beautiful work on

display in the MKIM Contemporary

Art Gallery.  Now you have the

opportunity to learn from him.

Cost: $35 Members, $45 Non-members

includes materials

August 1-October 31, 2015


New Exhibit:

Protection and Warmth


Opening Reception August 1, 1pm-3pm


Painting by Francine Poitras Jones

Clothing keeps us warm and protects us from the

elements.  Explore the evolution of Native American

clothing in New England from pre-contact times to

the 21st century.

Featured artists include: Rhonda Besaw, Gerry Biron,

Carolyn Hunt, Francine Poitras Jones, Lori Lambert,

Julia Marden, TK Matthews, Liz Charlebois, Chris Bullock

and Omar Panjwani.

Guest curated by Vera Longtoe Sheehan. 

Chief's coat with beaded herons by Rhonda Besaw

Saturday August 1, 2015, 1pm-3pm


Exhibit Opening

Reception for

Protection and Warmth

with guest curator Vera Longtoe Sheehan


and Book Signing for

Wabanaki Blues

with author Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel

Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel

Mona Lisa LaPierre is a 17-year-old

Native American/French Canadian

blues musician who becomes embroiled

in the unsolved murder case of another

musical teen killed at her Hartford high

school 20 years ago. When Mona's parents

send her to live with her grandfather in

rustic New Hampshire, she derives insights

about the murder, her music, & her place

in the universe. Mona learns that to achieve

what she most wants, she must sacrifice

what she most loves.

Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel is a citizen of

the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut.

Everyone is welcome

at this Free event!


Saturday, August 22, 2015, 10am-3pm


Twining Class(flat bag)

with Julia Marden


Twined flat bag by Julia Marden


Julia returns to teach twining a flat bag. 

See Julia's website for information about

twining and more examples of her work:

Cost: $35 Members, $45 Non-members

includes materials


For more information about these events

please call 603-456-2600

or email

Please consider joining us as an MKIM event volunteer.

Click here to see event volunteer position descriptions.

To become a volunteer: contact MKIM’s Volunteer Coordinator

at 603-456-2600, x227 or email