Nunnowa / Installation Ceremony 2017
On Saturday, October 28, 2017, Chief Osceola Townsend (Matinecock), Chief Harry Wallace (Unkechug), family members of the Matinecock, Montauketts, other native communities, and friends joined in celebrating Nunnowa and the naming/installation ceremony of Reggie Dances With Medicine Ceaser as Chief of the Turkey Clan of the Matinecock tribe of Long Island, and Martin Lone Black Wolf Jones of the Wolf Clan of the Matinecock tribe of Long Island.
Chief Reggie was born and resides in Queens, N.Y. not far from the land of his ancestors. He has studied Native American medicine and Native American bodywork with native elders. Chief Reggie is a descendent of the Waters / Hegeman family. His great uncle Walter Robert Deer Foot Hegeman, Sagamore, of the Turkey clan was installed by his uncle, Sachem, John Standing Waters, the Chief or the Matinecock tribe and the Montaukett Confederacy. Sachem John Standing Waters and his brother Sachem, James Wild Pigeon Waters were Hannah Janes Waters brothers. Hannah Jane was Chief Reggie's great grandmother.
Chief Martin was born in Brooklyn He is Rapelyea / Chisolm. Chief Martin Lone Black Wolf Jones was installed as chief of the Wolf Clan of the Matinecock tribe of Long Island. Chief Martin is a descendent of the Chisholm family. Hannah Chisholm was Sachem John Standing Waters, Sachem James Wild Pigeon Waters and Hannah Jane's aunt.
As we move forward into the future let us remember the hard work of our ancestors.
Walk in Balance,
Chief Reggie and Chief Martin