..Whole-Self Wellness N.W. Tour..sit with
Robert Owens Greygrass
Native Activist, Author, Comedian, StorytellerTRADITIONS CAFE
Sunday, October 14
300 5th Avenue SW, Olympia
Sliding scale $10-20 dollars
Robert is talking wellness, whole-self wellness rich with spiritual inspiration and humor. Within his stories are the simple truths to care for yourself, your loved ones and all of life. “we are faced with challenging times right now on Mother Earth.” Come join us, listen, learn and be inspired.
Robert Owens Greygrass is a published writer, storyteller, actor and wellness consultant. He travels and performs internationally for countless festivals, universities, reservations, prisons and theaters. He has years of traditional spiritual practices ,listening from the Elders, learning the Lakota language, stories and massive activism with the American Indian Cultural Center.
More about Robert at:http://www.dawhitedog.com/
Raven Redbone will also be at the door collecting blanket donations for Native Americans living in third world conditions on reservations. Blankets will go to ” Good Thinking 4 All Our Relations’.
ATTENTION OLYMPIA RELATIVES: I WILL BE COLLECTING BLANKETS FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS BEFORE THE WINTER SETS IN SOUTH DAKOTA AREA. I AM HELPING COLLECT BLANKETS FOR OUR RELATIVES IN SOUTH DAKOTA. I AM WORKING WITH GOOD THINKING 4 ALL OUR RELATIONS TO BRING THE WARM TO THE PEOPLE. A BLANKET CAN SAVE A LIFE.
Every year, we lose a few more people — mostly elders — because they freeze to death. The past few winters in South Dakota have been lethal, and this year’s promises to be a hard winter too … If you live out of the country, please use our PayPal link at Godthinking … and to the families, children and elders.
Olympia Washington drop off site:
Traditions : 300 5th Avenue SW, 98501 Olympia, WA · Get Directions Website http://www.traditionsfairtrade.com/pages/tradhome.html
The History of Tribal Journeys
Tribal Journeys began in 1989, intending to coincide with the centennial celebration for Washington State. A total of nine canoes participated in the ‘Paddle to Seattle’, and in 1993, 23 canoes participated in the ‘Paddle to Bella Bella’. Since 1993, ‘Tribal Journeys’ or ‘The Paddle’ has been held on an annual basis, with various tribes serving as the host tribe.
Past Tribal Journeys
1989 – Paddle to Seattle
1993 – Paddle to Bella Bella, B.C.
1994 – Youth Paddle (Olympia)
1995/1996 – Full Circle Youth Paddle (Puget Sound)
1997 – Paddle to La Push, WA
1998 – Paddle to Puyallup, WA
1999 – Paddle to Ahousaht, B.C.
2000 – Paddle to Songees, B.C. and Pendleton, OR
2001 – Paddle to Squamish, B.C.
2002 – Paddle to Quinault at Taholah
2003 – Paddle to Tulalip, WA
2004 – Paddle to Chemanius, B.C.
2005 – Paddle to Elwha
2006 – Paddle to Muckleshoot
2007 – Paddle to Lummi
2008 – Paddle to Cowichan
2009 – Paddle to Suquamish
2010 – Paddle to Makah
2011 – Paddle to Swinomish
2012 – Squaxin Island
2013 – Quinault
* Please visit the maps section for directions to the Landing, directions to the Potlatch Protocol that follows. Expect canoes to arrive around 1:00 p.m. (depending on weather and tides).
Where the Salmon Run: The Life and Legacy of Billy Frank Jr.
I tell my people to get ready. Get your smokehouses back in shape. Don’t forget the ceremonies. That guy, the salmon, he’s coming back.
- Billy Frank Jr.
Read more about Billy Frank Jr.
INVITATION FROM DAVE COURCHENE (NII GAANI AKI ININI – LEADING EARTH MAN), ANISHNABE NATION
• To the Elders, Bundle carriers, Oral historians and Traditional knowledge keepers to gather at the Turtle Lodge in the Sagkeeng First Nation in southeastern Manitoba. Open to All!
• **THIS IS A DRUG/ALCOHOL-FREE EVENT**
• At the Turtle Lodge: a place built from a vision, with volunteer assistance and which is completely independent from outside organizations, associations and funding
• Camping is available on site and at the Sagkeeng Pow Wow grounds. Showers available at Sagkeeng arena. Hotels are available nearby. Location & directions at http://theturtlelodge.org/visit.html
• Individuals will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses
• Visitors are welcome to camp on site
• Communities & organizations are invited to sponsor an Elder’s expenses
• Bring food, chairs, tobacco and a donation of your choice to contribute to the gathering!
• We’re asking All those Attending the GATHERING OF THE WISDOM KEEPERS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF THE AMERICAS May 24-27 to support the Gathering by bringing food to share for each meal. This will be a Traditional gathering, following the Spirit of our Indigenous Ancestors. The Strength of the Gathering will be determined by the Giving and Sharing that takes place
CELEBRATION ROUND DANCE AT POW WOW GROUNDS FRIDAY MAY 25
• We are making a Call for Traditional Dancers and Drums for the CELEBRATION *ROUND DANCE* at the Sagkeeng Pow Wow Grounds Friday May 25. You don’t have to be a Traditional Dancer to participate… the Round Dance will be open to all People! If enough people come out the first day, the Round Dance will continue Saturday May 26! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
• There will be Healing Ceremonies at Turtle Lodge – Thursday Evening May 24, 2012, starting at 7 pm.
• Daily Sunrise Ceremonies
• Original Instructions on How to Live a Good Life
• Creation Stories
• Sacredness of Life Teachings from the Grandmothers
• Vision Quest Teachings from Grandfathers
• The Great Binding Law of the Creator (Ogitchi Tibakonegaywin)
• Original Understanding of the Treaties
• Traditional Approaches to Health
• The Seven Teachings
• Youth Presentations
• Taking Care of Mother Earth
• Restoring Family Values
• Elder Betty Ann Little Wolf
• Elder Katherine Whitecloud
• Elder Eleanor Skeade
• Elder Laura Horton
• Elder Mary Lorraine Mandamin
• Janet Fox
• Rainey Gaywish
• Elder Dave Courchene
• Elder Robert Greene
• Elder Arvol Looking Horse
• Elder Morris Little Wolf
• Elder Adolphus Cameron
• Elder Harry Bone
• Elder Peter Atkinson
• Elder Tommy White
• First Nations Leader Ovide Mercredi
• Youth Leader Erica Daniels
• Youth Leader Jerry Daniels
• Comedian Moccasin Joe
• Local Talent from Sagkeeng First Nation
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Chief Arvol Looking Returns for a visit to the Northwest. Chief Arvol Lookinghorse the Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe. Come share a moment with Chief Arvol Looking Horse and his message to Humanity.
Chief Arvol Looking Horse will be returning to Salish Country to share his message Peace, Love and our responsibility to Unci Maka (Mother Earth). Chief Looking Horse will be speaking at Native Quest this May 20th, Sunday at 7pm. The New Earth Agreements 2012 & Beyond. Come & learn how you can walk in love, peace & harmony.