Greater Lowell Indian Cultural Association

Greater Lowell Indian Cultural Association


Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a day in which we acknowledge the role and contributions of Native people in the history of the United States. It is also a day to reflect on that history and the inaccuracies in its retelling. Recognition of indigenous communities and the issues they face should not only take place today but every day.

Below are 6 ways in which you can help support the indigenous communities in your area:

1. Relearn the story of Christopher Columbus – to understand the significance of the Indigenous Peoples’ Day you must understand the true story of Columbus and his arrival to the “New World”.

2. Join an Indigenous Peoples’ Day event – there are many rallies, vigils and marches that take place both in person and virtually on this day. For more information on virtual events you can participate in check out the National Museum of the American Indian website - - or the Massachusetts Center for Native American Awareness -

3. Support Native owned businesses – look up listings for and shop at Native American small businesses in your area.

4. Read books by indigenous authors – what better way to learn more about indigenous people than to read it in their own words. Visit First Nations Development Institute for a list of recommended books -

5. Donate to a cause you care about to support indigenous communities – there are many organizations providing support to Native people. Take a peek at this article for a list of organizations you can donate to -

6. Focus on the indigenous communities in your area – follow the Greater Lowell Indian Cultural Association to learn more about how to support the indigenous folks living in your community.
Happy #IndigenousPeoplesDay! Thank you to Chief Eagle Rising, the Greater Lowell Indian Cultural Association, and the First Congregational Church in Billerica for inviting me to learn about the history of Native Americans in our area and to recognize their many ongoing contributions to our communities.
You can't jet off to India any time soon but we can bring some Indian flavor's and colors to you!
Time to plan for the week. Enjoy a joyful experience and witness our passion for Indian biryani .Serving classic and tasty delicacies all week.
Treat yourself this evening with some authentic biryani , freshly made and delivered straight to your door!
Don’t forget to try our new menu items!!!
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𝙂𝙤𝙤𝙙 𝙖𝙛𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙣𝙤𝙤𝙣. UNACC has 𝙙𝙚𝙘𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙤𝙪𝙧 "𝘾𝙝𝙞𝙚𝙛 𝙍𝙤𝙡𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙅𝙚𝙧𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙈𝙚𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙞𝙖𝙡 𝙋𝙤𝙬𝙬𝙤𝙬, 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙗𝙚 𝙥𝙤𝙨𝙩𝙥𝙤𝙣𝙚𝙙 𝙪𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙡 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙚𝙚𝙠𝙚𝙣𝙙 𝙤𝙛 𝙊𝙘𝙩𝙤𝙗𝙚𝙧 17𝙩𝙝 & 18𝙩𝙝. 𝙏𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙞𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙬𝙚 𝙣𝙤𝙧𝙢𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙝𝙤𝙡𝙙 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙁𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙁𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙩. 𝙄𝙣𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙁𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙁𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙩, 𝙬𝙚 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙖 2 𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙥𝙤𝙬𝙬𝙤𝙬. 𝙄 𝙝𝙤𝙥𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙢𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙖𝙜𝙚 𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙙𝙨 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙬𝙚𝙡𝙡. 𝙒𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙡𝙪𝙘𝙠, 𝙬𝙚 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙗𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙨𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙨𝙤𝙤𝙣. 𝙋𝙧𝙖𝙮𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙮𝙨 𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙩𝙝𝙮. 𝙋𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙚, 𝙥𝙖𝙨𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙞𝙣𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙖𝙡𝙤𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙤 𝙛𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙛𝙖𝙢𝙞𝙡𝙮. 𝙏𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙠 𝙮𝙤𝙪.
COOL is focusing on showcasing Lowell's awesome arts & cultural community, and how you can support them during these trying times. We hope you enjoy learning about the cultural organizations in our area this week.

Today we present Greater Lowell Indian Cultural Association. The Greater Lowell Indian Cultural Association is a family-oriented 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. Their strength lies in their diversity and ability to live in the present while holding onto the past and looking forward to the future of their people. Tradition tells them that they are responsible for the next seven generations. With this in mind, they teach not only their own people their ways and customs but also non-native people who they hope will better understand and respect their culture.

Follow Greater Lowell Indian Cultural Association here on Facebook to learn about upcoming events and initiatives!
FYI the Feds are apparently not finished taking lands

Many thanks to Middlesex Community College and Greater Lowell Indian Cultural Association for visiting us last week. Eighty-seven students participated in a two day seminar for college credit. We enjoyed our thoughtful discussions and your time in the museum!
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My name is Haley Corbett and for one of my college classes at UML, we have to interview someone from a certain ethnic group, race or religion. My group is doing native Americans. I was wondering if you guys someone could help me do this. The interview is done on a computer with a shared link. Please let me know if you're able to help.

Here is the link :
United Native American Cultural Center, Inc. (UNACC)·

It is with utter sadness, I pass on to you, that Chief Roland Jerome passed away this morning. I do not know any arrangements but I will pass them on when I do. Please, keep Barbara and the family in your prayers.
Howdy all, just checking to see if there is a date for Midwinter?
Greater Lowell Indian Cultural Association

Keeping our traditions alive for many generations to come...

Operating as usual

Greater Lowell Indian Cultural Association updated their website address. 11/01/2021

Greater Lowell Indian Cultural Association updated their website address.

Greater Lowell Indian Cultural Association updated their website address.



It's OFFICIAL: No Bedford V.A. Powwow this year!

With all that's been going on this year, the leadership at the V.A. has decided to lean toward caution and not put the community at risk more than necessary. Please let us know if you have any questions or if you need to speak with any of our council members regarding this.

We look forward to renewing our longstanding relationship with the V.A. next year!

Keep an eye out for updates regarding our Mid-Winter Powwow in soon as we have a firm yes or no, we'll get the word out!!!


As some may have already heard, Chief Frank Sitting Bear Greenhalgh, crossed over last Friday.
Frank Sitting Bear Greenhalgh was Abenaki and his people settled from the Merrimack to the St. Lawrence River areas. An active and respected member of the Greater Lowell Indian Cultural Association for 45+ years in which he served as a council member for many of them. Most notably 9 years as War Chief and 16 Years as Chief. He promoted the traditions and culture of the Eastern Woodland Natives.

Frank was brought up with his culture his entire life, learning the music, customs, traditions, and crafts. He shared that with others, native and non-native alike.

A historian of the native people in Lowell and surrounding communities, he performed talks including but not limited to:
Lowell High School
UMass Lowell
Middlesex Community College
Boy Scout Troops in Lowell and Hudson, Ma
Libraries: Lowell and Dunstable
Peabody Essex Museum
Historical Societies: Phillips Academy, Billerica, & Chelmsford

He took part in the Lowell Folk Festival for many years in the 1980’s to early 1990’s and worked closely with Mehmed Ali and the Mogan Cultural Center on their longest running exhibit at the time, “We Are Still Here”, which ran from May to October 2004.

He was a key speaker on cultural diversity at the Bedford VA National Conference and Powwow and a devepoler of the Native American exhibit at the Tsongas Center, Lowell, MA.

He was a past member of the Board of Directors for the Mount Kearsage Indian Museum, Warner, NH and contributed many personally made and donated hand-crafted items, which are still on display at the museum.

He published the book; How Grandfather Got the Blue Corn and was an active member of the Friends of the Forest, which promoted passive recreation and education to the Lowell, Dracut, Tyngsborough State Forest.

For those who would like to attend his ceremony and spreading of his ashes, it is being held this Saturday, August 22nd at 1pm. Please message and/or contact our current chief Tom Libby, council member Kodah Ashe, or anyone in the family if you plan on attending.


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Book your pups' staycation with us during your family’s school vacation week!🐾
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Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital -Bedford VA

37th Annual Bedford VA Powwow is September 21-22!

This FREE family event is located on the hospital grounds, 200 Springs Road, Bedford MA and gives you an opportunity to dance, hear native drumming and singing! Open to the publiv, Camping is encouraged! Bring the family to this cultural event!

For more infoprmation call Tom Eagle Rising Libby, Chief 978-551-2203 or [email protected]


Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital -Bedford VA

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Native Wisdom, Prayers And Vision


We would like to take a minute to thank all of those who attended our 28th Annual Mid-Winter Powwow at the Bedford VA Hospital last Saturday. Even with an impending storm the powwow was attended by a lot of people. Most importantly, the veterans that live there on a permanent basis, who were treated to an event that really makes their winter a bit more bearable.

A special thank you the Bedford VA and their staff, our host drum - Black Thunder Singers, our two guest drums - Split Feather Singers and Black Stone Valley Singers, and our Master of Ceremonies - Ernie Proper, all of which make this event not only possible, but great!

Thank you all again!! We look forward to seeing everyone in September for our 2-day, out door, 37th Annual Powwow. (September 21st & 22nd)


A big thank you to L.L.Bean, a sponsor of our 36th Annual Bedford Hospital VA Powwow last weekend!

Thank you to everyone who attended!


Hello Everyone,

We are posting this comment here on our page in response to a recent development regarding our Powwow this weekend at the Bedford V.A. Hospital. We’ve had an unfortunate and difficult decision to make regarding a past council member. As a council, we decided through a vote, that this past council member should not be at this event. We called this person and informed them of that decision. The details and circumstances as to why the council decided this should not and will not be made public through Facebook or any other social media. We chose to keep this internal and hope that those reading this understand that airing that information would be disrespectful. Those who know us, know this would have to be a substantial issue for us to make this type of decision. We sincerely hope that those who have supported us in the past will continue to do so.

At this time, this will be our only comment on the matter. We do not plan to make any future comments on this topic regardless of the "likes", "comments", or other social media rants.

We thank everyone that supports us and we hope to see you all this weekend!!

-GLICA Council

09/09/2018 09/04/2018

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Interesting Natives once called it "white mans foot". Weeding your garden is an absolute chore. But what if I told you that a common w**d you probably see in and around your yard actually shouldn’t be pulled from the ground? You’ll be happy to hear that this w**d actually boasts a ton of benefits, and has a pretty interesting history, too. Accordin...


Art with Lauren

We will be having a new vendor at Bedford please check out her page.

❤🎉🤗 I've been invited to be a vendor at an upcoming powwow. I'm honored and thrilled!! ❤🎨


A few lady slippers in the forest.


A few photos from the Dracut / Tyngsboro state forest yesterday

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March & April Newsletter

Here is our March & April Newsletter, go check it out! Happy spring everyone! These last two months have been pretty quiet for us but, now that we're on to nicer weather, we've got lot's of things coming up! 03/06/2018

Become a GLICA Memeber!! Our newsletter isn't the only benefit to being a member of GLICA. You can check out a few of them here but join us to find out the whole enchilada!


More photos from mid winter pow wow JAN 20TH 2018


Photos from Greater Lowell Indian Cultural Association's post


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