Sat, May 18, 2019. 2 pm - 4 pm
Native Teachings: Cultivating Hope Under the Flower Moon
A workshop and ceremony with author Evan Pritchard (Native New Yorkers)
In this earth-celebrating workshop we will honor the seasonal blue moon (the third of four springtime full moons) with story, ceremony and song, along with many Algonquin teachings about keeping a positive outlook based on understanding natural cycles. Hope sounds like Hype, and sometimes it is, but a hope based on a deep understanding of “Indian Time” will help us ride out the tough times. To every thing, there is a season. Natives used to stagger their crops—its all about timing. The May Moon is not only a time to pick flowers but to plant corn seeds. If you plant too early or gather too late, of course you are going to have a hard time. Get back in harmony with Grandfather Sun and Grandmother Moon and hope and patience become the same thing.

Cost: $20 if registered and prepaid by May 16th; $25 if registering after the 16th.

Teacher Bio: Evan T. Pritchard, a descendant of the Mi'kmaq people, has taught Native American studies at Pace University, Vassar College, and Marist College and is the director of the Center for Algonquin Culture. Steeped in bird lore by his Mi'kmaq great aunt Helen Perley, he is the author of several books, including "Native New Yorkers" and "No Word for Time". A regular on radio shows such as NPR's "Fresh Air" and on the History Channel, he lives in the Hudson Valley of New York.

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