Call for Elder Helpers - Sacred Water Circle
Sacred Water Circle is looking for any young people who are interested in participating as helpers to the Elders for the duration of the event.
Join the Sacred Water Gathering this May 2-4th 2014 to honor the sacredness of water with ceremony, keynote speakers, panel discussions, presentations, First Nations teachers, vendors, a traditional feast and other activities at Trent University Gzowski College, Petroglyphs Provincial Park and other locations in the Kawarthas. This dynamic three-day event is hosted each year by the Sacred Water Circle to bring together First Nations teachers and elders, with political leaders, students, youth, water researchers, those in the water industry and the broader community to focus on water awareness and solutions.
The list of local and international Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers includes:
• Professor Shirley Williams, Odawa, Wikwemikong/Peterborough;• Professor Dan Longboat, Mohawk, Six Nations of the Grand River/Peterborough;• Elder Doug Williams, Mississauga Ojibwe, Curve Lake;• Grandmother Josephine Mandamin, founder of the Mother Earth Water Walks, Wikwemikong/Thunder Bay;• Charlie and Morris Neyelle, Sahtu Dene from Deline, North West Territories;• Chief Arvol Looking Horse, 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe of the Sioux Nation, Cheyenne River, South Dakota;• Members of the Hopi Nation from the Village of Shungopavi, Arizona;• A family of the People of the Earth (formerly known as the Kogi), La Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Columbia;• Jhaimy Alvarez-Acosta, Andean Wisdom Keeper, Cusco, Peru;• Angaangaq Angkkorsuaq, Traditional Healer, Kalaallit Nunaat, Greenland.
If you know of interested younger First Nations individuals who would be interested in serving as an Elder Helper, please let us know. Priority will be given to FN youth. If at all possible, Elders Helpers should be available for the duration of the gathering.
Contact Alix Taylor,
Phone: 705-745-3238, ext.208.