Methow/ Colville Community Gathering
Sun, April 25, 2-4pm, 2021
Creating bridges between cultures, walking this path together.
Please join local tribal members and allies at the Homestream Park in Winthrop on Sunday April 25th for a free inspirational presentation, featuring Mark Miller (Methow Tribal descendant), Arthur Clevelend (Wenatchi Tribal descendant), Dan Nanamkin (Colville Tribal member/Nez Perce), Sarah Cedars (White Earth Anishinaabe Tribal descendant), and others. With Native music, dancing, and words of friendship and inspiration, this is a fundraiser for the Young Warriors Society.
Dan Nanamkin , “Thunder & Lightning,” is a performance artist, musician, storyteller, and founder of the Young Warrior Society, which encourages reservation youth toward self-empowerment and walking the healing path of health, hope and happiness. Come learn about the Young Warrior Society and the Young Warriors Land Camp–an indigenous-led land-based education camp on the Colville Indian Reservation.
The Young Warrior Society Center is a place where youth are free to learn, to create, and to cultivate deeper connections with our reservation and practices. Education is such an important part of making sure young children carry on the fundamental values of our culture. We want the children to understand our traditions, as well as play a active role in how we all maintain them.
The Young Warrior Society encourages and shares these ideas with the world:
- Relearning our sacred knowledge, our cultural path from our elders and wisdom keepers of the land.
- Promoting self-sustainability and decreasing our dependence on government entities.
- Living in traditional type lodgings and structures.
- Truly taking steps to regain our independence and sovereignty.
Through unity we can heal our sacred hoop of humanity.
Parking is available at the Spring Creek Ranch Trailhead.
Bring a chair, food, and beverage if desired.
Please wear a mask and respect social distancing guidelines and COVID protocol at this event.
DATE: Sun, April 25, 2021 from 2-4pm; ENTRY: free, donations accepted; LOCATION: Homestream Park in Winthrop; MORE INFO: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Followed by a presentation by Dan Nanamkin on Indigenous Land Acknowledgement at 5pm at the Methow Valley Interpretive Center on the TwispWorks campus.