Sun, October 15, 2017. 2 pm - 4 pm
Talking to the Trees: Native American Reflections
A Workshop with author Evan Pritchard
In this indoor/outdoor workshop we will learn to see trees from an indigenous perspective, communicating with them, learning from them, praying with them. We will discuss faces and beings that show up in trees, examine how trees are "shaking hands" below the surface, explore how trees learn to bend and how they breathe co-dependently with us, how to make tobacco offerings to trees, and much more. We will discuss using barks as medicine, sacred writing material, and covering for lodges. We will use the seven points of the maple leaf as a reminder of Creation, and the seven directions. We will also use falling leaves as objects of single-pointed meditation.

Cost: $20 if registered and prepaid by October 13th; $25 if registering after the 13th.

Teacher Bio: Evan Pritchard, “Abachbahametch” (“Chipmunk”) of Mi’kmaq and Celtic descent, is the author of No Word For Time, Native American Stories of the Sacred, Native New Yorkers, and its sequel, Henry Hudson and the Algonquins of New York, which is required reading for many local High Schools (source: Barnes and Noble). His latest book is Bird Medicine: The Sacred Power of Bird Shamanism (Inner Traditions 2013). He is the founder and director of the Center for Algonquin Culture, which is also creating a series of books of words and phrases in Algonquian languages. Evan is also the author of Aunt Helen’s Little Herb Book, a self-guided Native American tour book Touring Native New York, plus Double Dutched: The Puzzling State of New York’s Native American Place Names. He has worked with countless elders to help preserve the ancient history of North America, notably the late William Commanda. Evan has taught Native American studies courses at Marist, Vassar, and at Pace University, and lectures widely across the Eastern US and Canada. His appearances on the History Channel have been seen by millions. He gives workshops and lectures on Algonquin-related subjects throughout the eastern United States.. He can be contacted through his website www.algonquinculture.com


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