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James B. Beard Lecture & Lodge

October 27, 2018 @ 12:00 pm


Martell’s Landing presents James B. Beard
You are invited to join with James B Beard, also known as Noodin, as he speaks on topics such as traditional living and natural spirit teachings. His topics address many concerns to do with wellness and balance in life. Noodin is a student of native teachings from Ojibwe Elders, Algonquin language based people, living throughout the Great Lakes Region of the US and Canada. His white heritage is enhanced by ancient teachings we all once had. He walks a Red Road in order to better understand the original teachings of all people. The audiences for his presentations vary from youth to elderly.

Jim’s book, “White Mocs on the Red Road” describes the value systems developed in Native American cultures years ago. These values are as valid today as they were when they were originally embraced. For the past twenty five years he has dedicated his life to learning and sharing Native American cultural knowledge given to him by Elders of the Ojibwe/Chippewa tribes. He has presented programs for schools, colleges and communities throughout the Northeast and Canada. He also works on programs with Native American tribes to re-introduce traditional teachings to Native American communities in the Northeast and Canada. Jim is connected with tribal leaders in many areas of the United States and Canada and well respected for his knowledge and sharing of his work.

Jim’s current mentor Nish Nung (Brian Matrious) is from the Mille Lacs Band of the Ojibwe in central Minnesota. Brian talks about the teachings his Grandfather, Larry Matrious (Naga nawe wi dong, (First Thunder/He who speaks first) gave him while “Walking the Traditional Life”. Elder Larry Matrious was of the Ahzhamook (cross roads) Band of the Ojibwe. Born in the bush, there is no record of when, Larry was thought to be seventy six years in age at his time of passing. He was taught in the ways of his father and grandfather and practiced his tradition in the old ways using the old Ojibwe language. He was one of the last Elders of the old way at Lake Lena Reservation in Minnesota.

In 1989 Larry came to New Hampshire to lead a gathering of people learning to walk the Spirit Path. He stayed here to teach for much of the time over a period of five years. His gatherings are well known and people came from all over New England to learn from him. Many people today live in the traditional way of life as they were given instruction under this Elder. It is now the responsibility of those of us that have been given teachings by Larry to continue to share that knowledge and legacy. Larry is a recognized Elder and Healer of the Ojibwe. He was, and in Spirit, remains a member of the Midewiwin Medicine Society of the Ojibwe.
Martell’s Landing Educational Center, 390 208th Ave, Somerset, WI, 54025
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Starts at 12 noon. Cost of $30.00 is payable in advance at registration. Contact John Dorr at 702-743-5024 or jd465@aol.com to register or for more information.
Sweat Lodge follows
Bring a camp chair/blanket, sweat cloths, towel and food to share after lodge. Women are required to wear long skirts or dresses during the presentation and in Sweat Lodge and their shoulders must be covered in Sweat Lodge. Pants or tights can be worn underneath.
Registration ends 10-20-18


October 27, 2018
12:00 pm


Martells Landing