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In addition to her own performing, Jean represents prize-winning acoustic guitarist
and singer-songwriter Geoff Bartley.

 photo of Geoff Bartley, by Susan Wilson
photo by Susan Wilson

"(Bartley) is a world-class guitarist, a resonantly emotional singer and a brilliant songwriter with a gift for provocatively personal imagery set to lovely musical landscapes. He has nine excellent recordings under his belt and is respected throughout the folk music world... he has become a precious... gifted... resource in the folk world... both an inspiration and a mentor..."
~ Scott Alarik, The Boston Globe

Geoff's recordings are available online at

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The 2020 festival will be held in April (tentative dates 24-26) at the Mansfield, MA High School/Middle School complex. Check the NEFFA website for information about the 2020 festival.

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The Children's Music Network is an organization that connects people who believe that music can make a powerful difference in the lives of children. The website is a wonderful resource and introduction to the organization.

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"The Folk Song Society of Greater Boston is a non-profit organization of people who are interested in folk music: its traditional origins and sources, as well as its current expression. We are dedicated to providing opportunities for everyone to make, enjoy, and support this music."

Some years ago at NEFFA Jean had the good fortune to meet Princess Winona. Princess Winona was an Honorary Member of the Penobscot Tribe and a founder of the Indian Cultural Art Lodge of Worcester. When Princess Winona crossed in 2003 at the age of 92 Jean attended her memorial PowWow and has been participating in PowWows throughout New England and learning about Native American crafts and music and dance - and values - since that time. Jean is grateful to Princess Winona's daughter, June Little Winona, for extending the hand of friendship that made all of this possible.

Jean is a member of the Greater Lowell Indian Cultural Association and a charter member of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Recently Jean attended a PowWow where she purchased a hand drum made by a teen on the Pine Ridge reservation, and became aware of the work of the ONE Spirit organization there. Please take a minute to visit their site.

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"The survival of the world depends upon our sharing what we have and working together. If we don't, the whole world will die. First the planet, and next the people."

FOOLS CROW Ceremonial Chief of the Teton Sioux

"The ONE Spirit Mission is to assist the Lakota people in preserving and revitalizing the Lakota culture, language, and self-sufficiency while meeting the basic needs of Lakota families, children, and elders. We strive to cultivate an intercultural relationship that recognizes that we are all related and that American Indians are an equal and valued part of our society."

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"The National Museum of the American Indian is the sixteenth museum of the Smithsonian Institution. It is the first national museum dedicated to the preservation, study, and exhibition of the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of Native Americans. Established by an act of Congress in 1989, the museum works in collaboration with the Native peoples of the Western Hemisphere to protect and foster their cultures by reaffirming traditions and beliefs, encouraging contemporary artistic expression, and empowering the Indian voice."

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"The Greater Lowell Indian Cultural Association is a family orientated group of Native American Indians that come together to acknowledge and share their religion, culture, spirituality and traditions in accordance with the ways of their Ancestors.  GLICA is composed of many different tribes of people from various Indian Nations.  Our strength lies in our diversity and our ability to live in the present while holding on the past and looking forward to the future of our people.

Tradition tells us that we are responsible for the next seven generations.  That is to say that we must protect and pass on our traditions intact, in a lasting way for future Native American Indian People and future generations.  With this in mind, we teach not only our own people our ways and customs but also non-native peoples who we hope will better understand us and respect our culture.

Education is a powerful tool for all peoples." logo is an incredible online community and resource for all things related to PowWows. There are forums where information about Native American crafts and music and dance is freely - and generously - exchanged and there are galleries of photos, archives of articles, calendar listings for PowWows all across the country, and much more.

Look for other links to be added as time goes on . . .