Reconnection of Spirituality Through an Indigenous Lens of Ancestral Memory
Honoring Native American Heritage Day
Everything around us, the land, water, trees, and plants, is full of the life energy. What is our role and responsibility for the seven generations to come as humans? Since the beginning of time Indigenous peoples' have followed Creator's natural laws so we may continue to exist. Gather with us on Sunday, Nov 27th, in remembrance and hear stories from an elder of our reconnection to Mother Earth, to the universe, and to each other.
Steve LaPointe and Robert Hawk of the Denver Drummers Group will join us this Sunday as our Featured Musicians.
All are welcome!
Featured Speaker: Shannon Francis (Hopi/Dineh)
Shannon Francis, is a Hopi and Dineh from the Southwest homelands of Arizona and New Mexico. She is Towering House clan born for Red Running into the Water clan. Her Hopi clans are Massau’, Bear Sand, and Snake Clan. Shannon comes from twelve generations of earth caretakers, ethnobotanists, and seed keepers. A certified Permaculture Design Instructor, Shannon weaves TEK Traditional Ecological Knowledge with innovative science. She loves to educate on caretaking of land, water, and soil resources; preserving Native heirloom GMO-free seeds, zero-waste philosophy, and how to live more harmoniously with nature.
Shannon is the Executive Director for Spirit of the Sun, Inc. in Denver which has built reciprocal relationships that has led to long term economic development, and capacity building for 500 Vista positions and permanent staff positions with over 24 tribal nations across Turtle Island. Spirit of the Sun received the 2020 Human Rights Award from the Youth Celebrate Diversity Committee.
With Featured Musicians: The Denver Drummers
Steve LaPointe and Robert Hawk of the Denver Drummers Group. They are both native Pow wow dancers and teach fatherhood programs to young American Indians.
If you are unable to physically attend, we will also live-stream our gathering on our Facebook page starting at 10:30am MT. Make sure you turn on notifications for Althea on Facebook so you can be notified as soon as we go live. During the gathering, we invite you to submit your prayers, comments, and feedback.