Manataka American Indian Council




Traditional American Indian Religious Ceremonies and Family Gathering




August 28, 2010

Hot Springs Convention Center

Outside Plaza - Convention and BroadwaySts.

Free Admission



Featuring: Sixth Sun Aztec Dancers

  • Sacred Aztec Xi Chel Dance

  • Blessing Ceremony

  • Pipe Ceremony

Special Presentation on

Earth Medicine

by Ernesto Tano Quinquil Alvarado


The Gulf oil disaster must be healed.  We will gather and offer up sacred ceremonies and hear the important message of our bother Apache earth medicine healer.

  • Friendship Dance

  • Drumming and Singing




Saturday, August 28 at 2 pm

At the Hot Springs Convention Center


All who attend this event are automatically part of the ceremonies. 


Saturday, August 28 at 5 pm

Ceremonies at the Furr Home Place near Mountain Pine

Google Directions>>>  201 Alinco Lane, Mountain Pine <<< Google Directions


Friday Evening - August 27 at 8 pm

At Gulpha Gorge Campgrounds


Ernesto Tano Quinquil Alvarado

Ernesto/Tano is cited in the book, Shamanic Wisdom keepers by Timothy Freke. In 1976 he developed the first counseling center to utilize native healer, Diana Velasquez, as a treatment alternative in Denver, Colorado. He began his journey to the spirit world with roadman Jim Eagle-Elk on the Coleville reservation in the state of Washington in 1979. The plant teachers have opened the doors for him to the green world and the animal world. Some of his herbal training came from Michael Moore, Herbs of the Rocky Mountain West. He is recognized for his words and herbal cures by people in many countries. His services have always been offered for no fee. The ancestor spirits have gifted him the caring of the knowledge of the sacred glyphs written in stones.

Professionally he has been licensed as a Ph.D. psychologist, principal, social worker and community developer. He resides in the Denver, Colorado area while his spirit roams freely on mother/father Tierra. Palenque, Tikal, Machu Picchu, Uluru (Ayers Rock), Stonehenge, Glastonbury, Tula, Tres Rios and Tenochtitlan are but a few of the sites where he has been gifted with knowledge by the ancestors. His ancestral linage is Apache and Spanish Celt.


Ernesto Silent Wind Alvarado met Lee Standing Bear after a Bear Dance on the Paiute Rez in October 2008 when Grandfather Bear was helping to put the California Bear's to sleep for the winter.  Both men also were presenters at an indigenous seminar the same weekend.  Bear was impressed with Ernesto because of his mild manner and strong knowledge of petroglyphs and other American Indian symbolism.  Bear soon discovered  Ernesto's knowledge covered a broad range of subjects and his good sense of humor and deep feelings made them immediate friends and brothers.


Manataka welcomes our honored brother Ernesto Tano Quinquil Alvarado!


Activities held at Gulpha Gorge National Park Campground are conducted by individual families at rented campsites are open to visitors during normal park hours.    Jose Fernandez, Superintendent of the Hot Springs National Park Service, refuses to allow American Indian Religious Ceremonies conducted by MAIC without arbitrary, burdensome and undue restrictions.  In case of harassment by Park Rangers, offer no resistance and cooperate.  No alcohol or other drugs permitted.  Park only in designated parking areas.  Camping is on a first-come-first-serve basis (no reservations).  Motels and hotels are nearby.






Manataka American Indian Council

PO Box 476, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71902-0476   501-627-0555




Sixth Sun Aztec Dancers - Absolutely no moving about or talking during the Aztec Ceremony.   Strictly enforced. 


Fire Circle - You should be smudged before entering the Circle.  Always enter from the east and move sun-wise.  Never walk between the Fire and another person.  No eating, drinking or smoking in the Circle. Idle talking in the Circle is discouraged.  Children are not to run and play in the circle - adults included


Gifting -

If you plan to speak with an Elder or honored guest, it is suggested you offer a small gift as a sign of respect.   Manataka operates solely on membership dues and gifts. Your help is needed to defray the cost of events and projects.  Walk the talk.