Manataka Smoke Signal Newsletter Volume V Issue
3 January 21, 2003
WEB SITE UPDATE 8. EWING SEMINAR SCHEDULE
WOMEN’S COUNCIL LUNCHEON – 2/1 9. MARIO-MAGDALA SEMINARS
AWAKEN THE BEARS CEREMONY – 3/22 10. ELDER COUNCIL MINUTES
MANATAKA ENCAMPMENT – 4/12 11. STORY FOLLOW-UPS
CHEROKEE LANGUAGE TAPES 12. UNSUBSCRIBE
BABY LUPITA UPDATE 13. CONTACT INFO
MAIC ADDRESS CHANGE
American Indian Women Veterans
Birth of the Little –
Choctaw Chief Phillip Martin –
– Women’s Council
Nell Hampton’s Page – Women’s Council
Spirit and Stardust – Feature Story
2003 Powwow Listings – Powwow Now!
A Cherokee Fish Story – Children’s Story
Cherokee Lord’s Prayer – Beautiful
False Shamans – Medicine Lodge
In The Presence of Shadows – Beautiful Words
Red Hawk – American Indian Legend
Red Hawk’s Diary –
Speak to the Standing People –
Warriors of the Rainbow – Medicine – Legend
We Honor The Bear – Beautiful Words
Dog Soldiers – History
Dolphins and Whales – Feature Story
Eating Flowers and Bugs – Feature Story
Falling Star – Legend
Indian Herbal Medicine – Medicine Lodge
The Three Mosquitoes - Fun Article
Nakoma Speaks – Bear –
you have a story to tell or an article you would like to see appear on our
website? If so, please send it today
ATTENTION ALL WOMEN!
a.m. February 1
- Hot Springs, Arkansas
MAIC Women’s Council invites you to attend their monthly luncheon on the first
Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. at Ryan’s Restaurant across from the Hot
Springs Mall on Central Avenue. Next meeting: Saturday, February 1
THE BEARS CEREMONY
gather to sing praises to the Creator at the sun’s first light;
gather to perform the Inipi Oolowan Ceremony ;
gather to celebrate the reawakening of Mother Earth;
gather to feast and play in the moonlight;
gather to awaken the spirit of the Great Medicine Bear;
directions will be announced later.
Doc ‘Chanter’ Davidson (479) 825-4683 firstname.lastname@example.org
11 – 13
YOUR CALENDAR NOW!
your camping gear and a big smile to this year’s Encampment at the McFarlin
Ranch. Entertainment and activity schedule to be announced. VENDORS ARE INVITED
- No set-up fee.
On Hwy 70 West out of Hot Springs, go 9.5 miles past the Lake Hamilton bridge.
Turn left on South Pearcy Road next to Pearcy Grocery. (Watch for signs on left)
Go 1/4 mile to first small bridge, see white mail box on left, turn in driveway
to the right. For more info: email@example.com
TO SPEAK TSALAGI
Learn to speak the beautiful Cherokee language with these easy to use,
easy-to-learn tapes and handy instruction manual from THE master.
Reserve your set of Chief Jim Gray Wolf Henson’s Cherokee language
tapes and book today! Send $40. Check/money order to MAIC, PO Box 476, Hot
Springs, AR 71902
NEW MEETING TIME:
Regular MAIC Membership meeting time has been changed to: 11:30 a.m., 3rd Sunday
of each month at the sacred Fire Circle in Gulpha Gorge.
TO YOUR ADDRESS BOOK:
note: Please do not send attachments with your email to MAIC without
notifying us before you send so the ‘gate’ can be opened for your
attachment. We receive hundreds of emails and some are infected with viruses.
Our fire wall and security system will not allow most attachments. Thank you.
MORE GREAT NEWS!
Baby Lupita Amador is now beginning to breath on
her own without assistance. Her liver has cleared, her white blood count
continues to improve and the cancer is no longer in her brain, spine and
stomach. THE CANCER IS GONE! Dear friends, this would not have been possible
with the intervention of our almighty Creator. She is still in Intensive Care at
Arkansas Children’s Hospital and she is still having pain, but a full recovery
is in sight! The family gives you their tears of joyous thanks!
continue prayer ceremonies for this beautiful child. Please send your love to
the family –
Jo Ann Lane
A SPECIAL FUND CREATED
special fund as been created to accept funds for Chief
Woableza! We encourage you to send a tax-deductible contribution.
Supporting his mission to bring ceremonies and learning to people in every
corner of Turtle Island is very important: See The
Elders Fund.Org or
send to: Woableza c/o Elders Fund, PO Box 27534, Tucson, AZ 85726 or call:
SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS
BASIC WORKSHOP – "WAY OF THE
Grounds – Biloxi, MS
will learn how to journey into non-ordinary reality, accessing spiritual guides
and teachers, distance viewing, divining the future, finding a person's unique
power animal, retrieving power animals, and learning healing techniques for self
and others. (The Basic Workshop is the pre-requisite for any advanced
ADVANCED WORKSHOP – "DYING AND
will learn how to deal with the issue of death and dying from a shamanic
perspective. The workshop is both for those who wish to learn for themselves,
and for those who wish to help others who are in terminal situations or who have
already passed on. Experiences to be undertaken include learning how to become
experientially familiar with the after-death realms, tracking a person using
shamanic journeying, completing unfinished business, helping a person cross
over, and classic psychopomp work. Prerequisite: the Basic Workshop.
have completed a Basic Workshop in order to take the advanced workshop. Both
workshops will be taught by Dana Robinson of Tacoma Park, MD, of the Foundation
for Shamanic Studies, who has taught our other workshops.
For both workshops participants must provide their own food and lodging. Class size is limited to 25; a $90 non-refundable deposit is required to secure admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Deadline is Feb. 10 for the first workshop and May 1 for the second. Contact Jim Ewing, P.O. Box 387, Lena, MS 39094, 601-654-3301 Blueskywaters@att.net
The Foundation for Shamanic Studies is a non-profit international educational organization headquartered in Mill Valley, Calif., that is dedicated to the preservation, study and teaching of shamanic knowledge for the welfare of the planet and its inhabitants. The Foundation operates a website for more information: www.shamanism.org. Scholarship assistance is available to indigenous peoples for all FSS scheduled workshops.
SEE MORE SEMINARS BELOW
Polarities" & "Walking Through Dimensions"
is the time of the Awakening. A time to bring back the balance of this wonderful
Planet. A time that has being prepared for by the ancestors since the beginning
of creation. Join us in this adventure of knowing. The journey to the
realization of the self. Woman is the temple, the man is the prayer. And
together we became the path and the walker. Discover the sacredness of the
feminine and male ways within yourself, discover the sacredness of Life
Ancestral Mayan Aztec Knowledge.
Mario grew up in a remote
village in the South of Mexico between the Volcanoes. He spent most of his early
years in nature with his grandparents where he participated in traditional
ceremonies of the Aztec. He is a Sundance pipe carrier and Reiki Master,
Spiritual Counselor and a teacher of the ancient knowledge of the masculine ways
and Aztec warrior ways. Well known and respected by many leaders, Mario has
become a symbol of freedom and Unity, a living bridge of Union of Polarities.
Her path and her work started
very early in her life. Born a shamanness, she was initiated and trained by
spirit to bring the message of the Sacredness of femininity and Union of
Polarities. She grew up between pyramids and ancient wisdom in the south part of
Mexico among the Maya and Aztec. This is where she spent many years of her life,
studying and sharing information with the elders of knowledge regions. She has
been working with the ancient knowledge of the feminine ways, warrior woman and
Sacred Dance for 35 Years and has done many workshops and lectures in Mexico as
well as United States. Her knowledge and Love for the people is a blessing for
all the relations.
16 TULSA, OK
Village Mart Shopping Center, 1603 N Hwy 66 Suite 4. Catoosa, Ok 74015
23 SPRINGFIELD, MO
Hotel, 333 South Glenstone
DeAnna at firstname.lastname@example.org or
8 TULSA, OK
Village Mart Shopping Center, 1603 N Hwy 66 Suite 4. Catoosa, Ok 74015
29 HOT SPRINGS, AR
to be announced
Susan, email@example.com or 501-760-3414
5 FAYETTEVILLE, AR
Klaranisa@yahoo.com or 870-446-5786 or firstname.lastname@example.org
January 14 fourteen Elders and members gathered to discuss the business of
Manataka. Opening ceremonies included purification by smudging, prayers and
smoking of the sacred chanupa. After minutes were approved, Elders received
copies of the 2002 financial statements and discussed inventory and fundraising
Bob Tsalagi Digadoli Swindell
- unanimously approved to chair the Education Task Force Committee
Thunder Walker Sirak
- unanimously approved to chair the Grave Preservation/Repatriation Committee
Quiet Wind Furr
was unanimously approved to chair the Community Relations Committee
Mountain Wind Outler was
unanimously approved to chair the new Book Review Committee
Carter was approved during a regular
membership meeting to chair the new Programs Committee
accepted as Lodge Keeper and is currently making two tipis.
(Note: henceforth all members will be
assigned to committee positions, regardless of residence or length of membership
- Watch for upcoming committee selection form)
Elders Approved Projects and Motions
Research and development of a educational brochure about American Indian funeral
and wedding ceremonies
members, hospitals, funeral homes, churches and the public.
Creation of a new Book Review section on the website - Manataka.org
Date scheduled for the Manataka Encampment
Elders Rejected Projects and Motions
The creation of new chapters was tabled.
Manataka American Indian Village
next regular MAIC membership is 11:30 a.m., Sunday, February 16th. The Women’s
Council will prepare a Chili and Fry Bread lunch.
HAS HIS BOOK!
News: The blessed wind has returned Lee Standing Bear’s book about the sacred
White Buffalo Calf Woman by Arvol Looking Horse.
Help for the Big Foot Ride in
South Dakota reported in the previous Smoke Signal was provided and a successful
commemoration of the Big Foot massacre was performed.
Assistance needed for our
spiritual leader, Woableza was provided. Chief Woableza sends his heartfelt
thanks and blessings to all those who either gave help or prayed for his
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