2018 Native Nurturing Overnight
October 27th‐28th 2018
Arrive by 10 AM Saturday the 27th
until 10 AM Sunday the 28th
Led by: Nan Citty
Native Nurturing Overnight
A weekend retreat for parents and their children The children will learn about:
- Long Dance Ceremony
- The Four Directions
- Story Telling
- and Chanting
On Sunday morning there will be a Children’s Sweat Lodge, Give Away and Feast
Cost: $25 per person
Children must be accompanied by parent or guardian.For information contact: Nan Citty: by email
or call: 865-405-6809
We consider children to be our sacred responsibility and honor them.
The Native Nurturing Weekends are created to give children and their parents a positive hands-on experience that includes drumming, chanting, storytelling, and lessons on a variety of ceremonies. The workshops help make these teachings of the Old Way a regular part of the lives of our children-and reinforce them as a regular part of our lives. We will sleep in the Peace Sound Chamber where it will be warm and dry.
This weekend will be led by Elders from the Center for Peace who have spent many years learning these ceremonies. Nan Citty and Steve Citty are SunMoon Dancers as well as SunMoon Dance Chiefs.
Native Nurturing was created for our children in order to teach the old way of ceremony and spiritual life. It is based on the teachings of Native American visionary Joseph Rael, Beautiful Painted Arrow. We conduct a variety of special events scheduled at various times throughout the school year, culminating in August with our Young People’s Dance .
Over the years, we have noticed that these special, beautiful children who Spirit has brought to us are becoming visionaries themselves. It is such a joy to see children who are not fettered with all the chains of ignorance that once held us back.
If you have interest in native-based experiences please consider sharing this with your children, grandchildren, or godchildren. Even if you have no children, please feel free to come and give your support. It will renew your faith that God is watching over us and that our world is in Spirit’s hands.
. It is a beautiful way of viewing the world. Hope to see you there.