Native Nurturing October Overnight
October 20th – 21st 2012
Led by: Nan CittyMaking Gourd Rattles
from the gourds that we planted at the Spring Overnight!
A weekend retreat for parents and their children
We will be learning about and MAKING Gourd Rattles
At the Spring overnight in April of this year, we planted gourds. Just as Joseph has shown us, we planted the seeds, then drummed and danced. The plants were cared for and watered through the dry heat of early summer and have produced a beautiful crop of Hopi rattle gourds, dipper gourds and several other varieties of gourds.
There are plenty of gourds for all the children and probably for all the adults who come to this workshop. We will provide paints and some items to decorate the rattles which we will all be making on Saturday night.
The children will also learn about:
- Long Dance Ceremony
- The Four Directions
- Story Telling
- and Chanting
On Sunday morning there will be a Children’s Sweat Lodge, Give Away and Feast
We consider children to be our sacred responsibility and honor them.
The Native Nurturing Weekends are created to give children and their parents a positive hands-on experience that includes drumming, chanting, storytelling, and lessons on a variety of ceremonies. The workshops help make these teachings of the Old Way a regular part of the lives of our children-and reinforce them as a regular part of our lives. We will sleep in the Peace Sound Chamber where it will be warm and dry.
This weekend will be led by Elders from the Center for Peace who have spent many years learning these ceremonies. Nan Citty and Steve Citty who are SunMoon Dancers as well as SunMoon Dance Chiefs will be assisted by Margarita DiVita and William Charles Patterson (Crow Caller).
For more information contact Nan Citty
Cost: $25 per person
Children must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
For information contact:
Nan Citty: by email
or call: 865-405-6809