Evan Pritchard a descendant of the Micmac people (part of the Algonquin nations) is the founder of Center for Algonquin Culture, and is a former Professor of Native American history and ethics at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, as well as has taught at Vassar College and Pace University.
He is the author of Native New Yorkers, The Legacy of the Algonquin People of New York.
He is also the author of the widely praised No Word For Time, The Way of the Algonquin People, and many other books, including an Algonkian language series.
Named Abachbahamedtch (or chipmunk) by Micmac people, he is assistant to several Algonquin elders.
Professor Pritchard has given "Native New Yorker" walking tours of lower Manhattan for the Smithsonian Institute, The Open Center, South Street Seaport, and other institutions. He has recently shared his findings on Native American life in Manhattan on Leonard Lopate's New York And Company show, on WBAI/ Pacifica Radio, ABC news, several NPR shows, New Dimensions, Maryknoll Productions and on other stations around the country. Native Peoples Magazine published a feature article on Native New Yorkers in the November/December 2002 issue, and a recent Village Voice cover article by Erik Baard was based, in part, on Pritchard's book.
Pritchard's hardback, "Native New Yorkers, The Legacy of the Algonquin People of New York" fills a huge gap in the publics general understanding of New York history, and in the state public school system as well. Pritchards book "No Word For Time: The Way of the Algonquin People" lays a foundation for people of all nationalities to absorb the ancient wisdom of the Algonquin Indians through an understanding of the language.
Since 1990, his work helping Algonquin elders and bringing their message to the media has helped thousands of people gain a better understanding of this great civilization and its teachings. He lectures frequently around the United States, sharing storytelling, traditional and contemporary songs, and bi-lingual poetry.
His first lecture at The Open Center in New York City, September 17th, 1999, drew a standing room only crowd. The topic was the Algonquin history of the five boroughs, and Munsee Chief Mark Peters was one of several distinguished guests who shared the podium. He is currently taping a 24 part series for RFPI radio on The Algonquin Civilization.