Saturday, May 11, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Indigenous communities hold powerful wisdom that can help guide us in today’s challenging world. Learn about ancient prophecies; the wisdom Nature teaches; principles, laws, and values of the indigenous peoples; and how to identify Truth over your personal truth through a combination of lectures and group activities. You will be provided with the knowledge and practical tools to move toward becoming a Warrior.
$25 nonmembers, $20 members, $30 at the door
Saturday, May 11, 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Join us for three indigenous ceremonies performed by the stone circle (weather permitting), including smudging and fire ceremony.
- Forgiveness Ceremony is based on forgiveness of self and others and is paramount in moving forward from past hurts and traumas. Participants will make two circles, facing each other, and will move around the circle to offer and receive forgiveness.
- Wiping of the Tears Ceremony encourages participants to hold past pain and tears in open hands, so they may be “wiped away.”
- The Talking Circle Ceremony will give participants an opportunity to share their experience in the Ceremonies and to ask questions.
There is no charge for participation in these ceremonies, but donations are appreciated. No photos or recordings will be allowed.
Rev. Cynthia Jo (C.J.) Wright is the director of the Rainbow Spiritual Education Center, a member organization of the Kentucky Indigenous Peoples organization. She has Cherokee roots and has explored the Cherokee traditions and indigenous ways by being mentored by tribal leaders and educators from the Cherokee, Creek, Lakota, Dakota Sioux, and other tribes over the past 18 years. She also serves as Chaplain for the Anchorage Middletown Fire EMS and and is an international certified trainer in critical incident stress management, a certified Trauma Services Provider, and certified Trauma Responder.