Date: 10-11th June 2023

Alstead New Hampshire Koasek Pow Wow

Alstead NH – Millot Green (15 Mechanic St, Alstead, NH 03602)

In Honor Koasek Members & Their Friends

Presented by the Koasek of Turtle Island, Inc, a 501/c3 Non-Profit

Let us know if you plan to be a vendor(Food or arts), dancer, entertainer, a volunteer, or just attending.  Contact  49 Pleasant St. #106, Alstead, NH 03602

Entrance Donation: General Public Donation only-Vendor site donations only


  • Friday, 9 June 2023: Vendor and event set up time @ 12 Noon
  • Saturday, 10 June 2023: Pow Wow opens at 10am EST, Grand entry 12 Noon EST. Closes at 4pm EST
  • Sunday, 11 June 2023: Pow Wow opens at 10am EST Grand entry, 12 Noon EST. Closes at 4pm EST
  • Monday, 12 June 2023: Vendor exit by 12 Noon EST

This event is a non-alcoholic and drug free activity

Special Guest

Invited Special Guest Nation – Sartigan Abenaki Nation, Quebec, Canada

MC Tony Hay

Drums & Singers :Sacred Earth Singers, Heavy Rain Drum Group, Visioning Bear Drum & Singers, Spirit of the Wind

Food Vendor – A.J. Fried Dough   & Jenifer’s Bakery & Rescue Dawgs Smoke & Grill, Monster Tacos

Pow Wow Process &Entertainment

A fire is lit (10 AM) in the circle and must burn night and day until pow wow is over.

A tying a green ribbon on our sacred circle rope for prayers to loved ones and for peace is available.

Smudging begins for all those going into the sacred circle at Grand Entry. 11:30 AM

Introduction of all the drum groups.

Chief Paul or others will bless the gathering and greet all. 12 Noon.

Pow wow grand entry starts at noon (12).

When this happens, there are no cameras allowed and people stand as natives and flag carriers enter the circle. Hats must be taken off.

Our MC, Tony Hay is all you need to follow his instructions.

After ceremony, the next entry will be an honor to our Veterans. Same rules apply.

After that process, MC, Tony Hay announces what is next with dancers, drummers and singers.

We will have recognition ceremonies for others.

Special quests and recognition for our Sartigan Quebec Nation Cousins, Chief Cote & culture representatives Gerard and Laura Boudreau

Recognition of other invited tribe’s present.

General dancing in circle throughout days.

VisionBear Singers with Mary Wheelan

Koasek Drum & Singers, and Gary Lessard

Story Telling by VisionBear

There will be a dance contest with prizes. Best Dance, Best Regalia, Etc.

Snake Dance for all

There will be a candy game/dance in the circle for children.

Arts and food vendors.

Unplanned events that surface.

Closing Ceremony. Putting our sacred fire to sleep. (Sunday around 3 PM)

Vendor List Invitation (Please verify 2023 participation or request to be included)

Koasek Tribal Tent

*Crafts by Daniel Duhaime (New Hampshire)

Alstead Historical Society (Alstead NH)

Kendallparkerdesigns Kendall Parker – Crafts

*Ayanna Proctor – Woodland Crow Leather (Maryland)

*Three Sisters Design & Supply, Amy Postoak

*Strong Oak & Mary Wheelan – Visionbear/Walking in Balance

*AJ Fried Dough & Food

*Jennifer Bakery

*Doug Kampfer Crafts (Drums/Rattles. Fort Kampfer Trading Post.

*Bob Smith -Painted Tipi Crafts (NY)

Inca Crafts (NY)

*Crafts by Joanne

Jose Cabascango (Hand Made Clothes)

*Bethany Murabito  Health Market Connect for NH

BChee  Indian Jewelry

*Okwari Handcrafting by Cindy & Bob Wubbenhorst

*Jean Schwartz Bead Words With works of Francine Janis of Pine Ridge Res.

*Intuitive Works & Art, by Pisa

*Morgan Hill Maple Syrup NH

*Lemonade by Freyja Dormbush

*Children’s Tent for games

*Dr Ahdi 2 Owls Crafts

*Clay Pinch Pot making/display by Barbara Davis

*Marie Mercado Jewelry

*The Sustainability Project

*Elemental Earth- Natural Products and Wildcrafting Arts by Rick Taylor

*Vanessa Levin, energy work and massage therapy. RiverShen Counseling & Bodyworks

*New Hampshire Commission of Native American Affairs. Cheri Pernaw

(Please sign up to be added)

Places To Stay


  • Surry Mountain Camp Ground, 271 NH 12A, Surry, NH 03431, 603-352-9770 (13 miles from Alstead)(Check if open)
  • Pierre W. Hoge Conservation Base, Eaton Rd., Walpole, NH 03608, (5 miles to Alstead)
  • Tree Farm Campground, 53 Skitchewaug Trail, Springfield, VT 05156, 802-885-2889, (16 miles from Alstead)
  • Wheelock Park, Park Ave., Keene, NH 03431, 603-357-9829, (18 miles from Alstead)

Notice To Vendors

The town of Alstead has approved a tent or camper at your vendor site at the pow wow. You must notify Chief Paul Bunnell to reserve those spots

Our Donors

Sponsors/Donors: Ko’asek (Co’wasuck)Traditional Band of the Sovereign Abenaki Nation; Koasek of Turtle Island, Inc (501/c3)

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Concord, NH

Springfield Vermont Food Co-op- Springfield VT

Sullivan County Conservation District, 95 County Farm Rd.    Unity, NH 03743

Fidelity Charities, Albuquerque NH

Claremont Spice & Dry Goods, 12 Tremont St, Claremont, NH 03743

Grant Award from Maine Community Foundation, 245 Main St., Ellsworth, ME 04605

Henry and Helen Cormier Fund for Claremont, Special Projects Grantmaking Fund, Wellborn Ecology Fund

Morgan Hill Mount Cabot Maple, 69 Rowell Road, Lancaster, NH 03584

 Quaker City Friends, Unity, NH

Orchard Hill Quaker (Friends), Alstead, NH

Claremont Savings Bank, Claremont, NH

Community Village, Earth Roots Group

Mascoma Bank, Claremont NH

Hypertherm HOPE Foundation, Hanover, NH

Savings Bank of Walpole NH, Walpole, NH

Anonymous Donor, NH

Northern Lights Federal Credit Union, Langdon, NH

Adrianne McLaramore, Royal Oak, Michigan

The Orchard School and Community Center, Alstead, NH

Gathering Waters Chartered Public Schools (4th Grade), Keene, NH

Orchard Hill Breadworks, Alstead, NH

Sustainability Project, Gilsum, NH

The Center at Orchard Hill, Alstead, NH

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: