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Why does Manataka feature different holidays in each issue of the Smoke Signal News?

Recognizing and respecting the holidays of other religions, countries and cultures is important to keeping our own sacred. ~Editor



Manataka Council Fire


Manataka Website Issues:

We sincerely apologize for the condition of our website.  It appears that we were unaware of an attack being conducted from within.  Down time, inaccessible features, lost data, and un-estimated financial harm was inflicted.  We suspect the harm was motivated by a take-over attempt that was foiled after nearly a year of infiltration into our website.  On April 17, the Elder Council met and took immediate steps to regain total control of the website and began the repair process.  We hope to have everything functioning and available to our thousands of guests and friends within a few weeks.   The Bear was truly sleeping on this one.


At no time during the time problems arose until now have the security and identity of our guests and members been compromised in any way. 


We are looking forward to serving you another twenty-five years.   


Lee Standing Bear Moore

Manataka American Indian Council Elder Council



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Indigenous Spiritual Elders Speak About Manataka


Lakota -  Chief Arvol Looking Horse

Lakota - Peter V. Catches Lakota Spiritual Elder

Salinan-Chumas Nation - Council Chief Xielolixii

Saginaw Chippewa - Rev. Dononlus A. Otto

CHoctaw - Boe Glasschild (Bushpo Awa - Many Knives)

Central America - Great Confederation of Councils of  Principal Mayan Aj Q'ijab

Canada - Holy Mother Marie Paul says Manataka is predestined

South America - Confederation of the Elders Council Original People of Abya Ayala



GOVERNMENT LEGAL OBLIGATIONS - Recognition of Native American Sacred Sites

HOLY DAY OF RECOGNITION - Manataka IS a Sacred Site

MANIFESTING - Manataka IS a Sacred Site


 Declaration of Excommunication from the Vatican dated July 11, 2007. -




What Would the Peacemaker Do?
©by Doug George-Kanentiio, Akwesasne Mohawk

Over 875 years ago Skennenrahowi, the Peacemaker, brought his instructions to the warring Iroquois in an effort to persuade our ancestors to abandon violence and revenge as a response to disputes. He codified his message in an oral constitution by which a great abiding peace might be achieved. He also introduced rituals to initiate healing and to remove those emotions which cloud rational thinking.

But Skennenrahowi was not passive in the face of adversity.  He did not become prone when confronted by threats. He did not retreat when his opponents belittled his message, ridiculed his appearance or placed him in physical danger. He responded with direct action and demonstrated that the power of his ideas would rise above the ambitions and greed of those who had profited from fear and intimidation.

The Peacemaker did not hide, he did not qualify his intent, he walked into the darkest recesses where true evil festered and dispelled it not by using violence but through persuasion, persistence and unleashing the power of hope.

That was a time of hatred, of death through murder. Every one of the Iroquois nations were ruled by merciless despots who waged war against each other and among themselves. The conditions were so bad many Iroquois fled their homelands to live in poverty as refugees in other lands. It is said the Peacemaker's family was among those who left the Iroquois homelands, paddling their canoes to find sanctuary north of Lake Ontario.

Such was the promise of the Peacemaker's message that a new era in Iroquois history began, one marked by the empowerment of governments through the Great Law of Peace.  What he demonstrated was that challenging evil is an obligation, a responsibility if one is to protect the rights of other species, the earth and those yet unborn.

Such is our task in these times of trouble, when the earth begins to tremble in response to the abuses inflicted upon her by human beings. Over 60,000,000 American voters gave their permission for the advocates of destruction,to the prophets of profit, to the "sport" killers of our animal kin, to the polluters and exploiters-those people now have the power to kill our planet. Such is the seduction of material wealth that these destroyers will do anything to become wealthier.

On March 28 their leader began to remove those rules which were meant to restrict the ecological damaging extremes which the earth killers believe stand in the way of profit. This is the fulfillment of a promise made in last year's political campaign and is now becoming fact.

Who will pay the price for this assault? The waters and trees of West Virginia. The rivers of North Dakota. The air of New York City. The fish and birds along the Mississippi. The miners who will die in the deep coal mines and the Natives in the sacrifice areas in Arizona, Wyoming and Montana.

This added to hyrdofracking will lead to further destruction.

As reported in CNN those oil and coal jobs simply don't compare with the reality that over 600,000 people now work in renewable energy sectors versus less than 70,000 in coal. But there is no denying the profits which can be made by cutting through the mountains of Appalachia or pumping billions of gallons of water into the natural gas fields beneath the forests of northern Pennsylvania.

What would the Peacemaker do on the eve of this destruction?
He would not simply pray. He would not seek divine intervention. He would not stand in a pulpit and preach. He would be in front of a protest march, he would be making fiery speeches condemning the corruptors, he would use the media to blast those who would spew their vomit on the land. He would give interviews, organize local resistance, stand before public officials, use his power of persuasion and reason to try and make them aware of the consequences of their actions and to reverse their decisions.

The Peacemaker was an activist. He would seek to enact laws like the Endangered Species Act and the Clean Air Act. He would place himself in danger by stopping the murder of bears and wolves in their dens. He would somehow prevent those "hunters" from killing those animals from airplanes and helicopters. He would chain himself to a redwood or block a pipeline. He would demand a president be truthful and answer to his Russian connections. He would form alliances with other human and ecological rights groups and help build a national movement to march on Washington, the place of Ranatakaiius (the Town Destroyer) and stop him in his tracks.

He would also use compassion, reason and music. His songs straightened the crooked body of Tadodaho, the evil dictator and could possibly work to restore sanity to the current president. 

One thing is clear he would act.

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Toward Right Relationship with America's Native Peoples


discoveryA Project of the Indigenous Peoples Concerns Committee


Indigenous leaders are calling on people of faith – and all people – to raise awareness about the historical and ongoing injustices committed against Native peoples, and to seek ways of building right relationship with them in accord with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. In response to this call and with the advice of Native American educators, the Indigenous Peoples Concerns Committee developed a 2-hour workshop called, “Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change: Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples.” Workshop participants enact a 45-minute script and then reflect on and share their responses in a “talking circle” or worship-sharing format. A Resource Kit is provided so that groups can pursue further study of the issues and consider what “right relationship” might mean in their own circumstances.

declarationWe present a similar, but shorter, program in middle school and high school classrooms, titled, “Re-Discovering America: Understanding Colonization.”  Native American facilitators in the Toward Right Relationship project offer a version of the workshop to Native audiences (schools, colleges, communities), titled “Native History, Native Rights; Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change.” To request a presentation of any of these Toward Right Relationship workshops, please contact project director Paula Palmer at paulaRpalmer(at)gmail(dot)com. For more information, see the documents below.


The Toward Right Relationship project collaborates with Native Americans and other organizations to create and/or support meaningful processes for truth, justice, reconciliation, and healing. The Boulder Meeting established a restricted fund to enable the Toward Right Relationship project to accept donations in support of this work. Funds are used for materials and supplies; travel to conferences and to facilitate workshops and offer trainings; publications; social media development and management; project administration; and project staff support.





Sacred Smoke

by Harvest McCampbell

CP742- SACRED SMOKE: The Ancient Art of Smudging for Modern Times McCampbell
Smudging is the burning of herbs as a spiritual practice. Harvest McCampbell explains and illustrates this integral part of traditional life that she began learning about from her Iroquois Onondaga Oswegatchie grandmother. Learn how to make smudge sticks and identify, collect, and grow a wide range of sacred plants for smudging. Discover how to reclaim your own traditions and find your personal healing rituals. Includes sources to purchase herbs and reference materials. Paperback: 96 pages; 0.32" x 9.16" x 6.00"
$ 11.95 + s/h



Plants of Power

revised Edition by Alfred Savinelli


CP749- PLANTS OF POWER by Alfred Savinelli 

Native American ceremony and the use of sacred plants. This book is a guide to the sacred plants traditionally used by Native Americans and other indigenous people. 128 pages, paperback. 

$ 11.95 + s/h








Tribal members in Oklahoma defeat natural gas pipeline company
Federal court orders removal of natural gas pipeline in Oklahoma for trespassing on original Kiowa Indian lands.

By Kristi Eaton - April 19, 2017 | News Report, Indian Country News


The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma has ordered a natural gas pipeline operator to cease operations and remove the pipeline located on original Kiowa Indian lands Anadarko.

The ruling in Davilla v. Enable Midstream Partners, L.P., issued at the end of March, found that Enable Midstream was continuing to trespass on the land and ordered the company to remove the pipeline within six months.

The plaintiffs are 38 enrolled members of the Comanche, Caddo, Apache, Cherokee and Kiowa Tribes of Oklahoma. Additionally, the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma has an interest in the land. The interests vary from nearly 30 percent to less than 9/10th of a percent.

David Klaassen, a spokesman for Enable, said the company doesn’t comment on active legal issues.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs approved an easement across the land in 1980 for Enable’s predecessor, Producer’s Gas Company, to construct and install a natural gas pipeline. The original easement expired in 2000, according to court documents. By 2002, the company had changed to Enogex, Inc., and had submitted a right-of-way offer to the BIA and the plaintiffs for another 20 years. The majority of the landowners rejected the offer.

In 2008, the BIA’s interim superintendent of the Anadarko Agency approved Enogex’s application to renew the easement for 20 years. The plaintiffs appealed the decision in 2010, and the BIA vacated the opinion.

“The BIA determined that it did not have authority to approve the right-of-way without the consent of plaintiffs or their predecessors in interest and that the price offered by defendants was unreasonable,” according to court documents. “The BIA remanded the case for further negotiation and instructed that if approval of a right-of-way was not timely secured that Enogex should be directed to move the pipeline.”

A new right-of-way has not been granted and the natural gas pipeline continued to operate, according to the court documents. The plaintiffs filed a trespassing violation and sought preliminary and permanent injunction in November 2015.

According to the court documents, Enable argues that written consents from five landowner tenants for renewal of the easement shows they are not trespassing. The defendants also argued Oklahoma’s two-year statute of limitations applies.
“While defendants do not dispute that they are operating a natural gas pipeline across plaintiffs’ property without an easement, defendants assert that there is no trespass in the case because under Oklahoma law consent forms a complete defense to trespass and they obtained five written consents to the renewal of the easement,” according to the court documents. But the Court found that the Oklahoma law was inconsistent with federal statutes, meaning the Oklahoma law could not be used as a defense in the case.

The Court noted that the tenants-in-common who gave written consent for the renewal of the easement owned less than a majority of the tract – around less than 10 percent.

Because of this, the Court found that the easement based upon the written consents was not valid.
Smith said the judge agreed with the tribal members that federal law applies and that there can be an accounting for the money made off the land during the period deemed a trespass, which is 17 years.
Smith said there are similar issues all across Indian country.

“And we see them all the time – there are easements to which landowners have never been paid,” Smith said. “There are easements which have simply expired and the BIA simply has no records of them or taken any action to enforce the trespass.”
The decision, Smith said, shows that landowners can take on such cases on their own land and that the remedies can be significant: not only removal of the power line, gas line or oil pipeline, but recovery of profits as well.
Smith, who worked on the $3.4 billion Cobell settlement case, said he anticipates more such lawsuits in the future. He noted that one issue on appeal at the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals is whether a utility can condemn allotted land in which a tribe has an interest. Federal districts courts in Oklahoma and New Mexico ruled they can’t, and the issue is now before the appeals court.





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The whole religion is like a preparation. It's a preparation for going to the Good Land or to the place of your ancestors. We all have to go through it. We all know this. -- -- Horace Axtell, Nez Perce

There are two Worlds that exist. The Seen World and the Unseen World. Sometimes these worlds are called the Physical World and the Spiritual World. The Elders say, when it is time to go to the other side, our relatives will appear a few days before to help us enter the Spirit World. This is a happy place; the hunting is good; the place of the Grandfathers, the Creator, the Great Spirit, God, is a joyful place.

Grandfathers, today, let me look forward to the Spirit World. Bless all my Relations.



Copyright: Coyhis Publishing found in the book, Meditations with Native American Elders: Any republishing of part or all of their contents is prohibited.




Archaeological Dig Uncovers One of the Oldest Human Settlements Discovered in North America

Supports Heiltsuk First Nation’s Oral History

Posted by Toyacoyah Brown April 18th, 2017 Blog


An archaeological site reaffirms what the Heiltsuk First Nation have known all along; their ancestors have lived in the British Columbia area for thousands of years.

In an article posted on Smithsonian's website:

While digging on the Triquet Island, archaeologists unearthed a settlement that dates to the period of the last ice age.


The archaeological team, supported by the Hakai Institute, sifted through meters of soil and peat before hitting upon the charred remains of an ancient hearth. Researchers painstakingly peeled away charcoal flakes, which were then carbon dated. In November, tests revealed that the hearth was some 14,000 years old, indicating that the area in which it was found is one of the oldest human settlements ever discovered in North America. Or as Randy Shore of the Vancouver Sun contextualizes, the village is “three times as old as the Great Pyramid at Giza.”

Heiltsuk oral tradition states that the original Heiltsuk ancestors were set down by the Creator in various areas in the territory now referred to as the Central Coast of British Columbia, before the time of the great flood. An archeological excavation and study of ancient remains based in a Heiltsuk Village site of Namu in the 1960’s and 1970’s concluded that the history of the Heiltsuk go back as far as 11,500 years.


About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.





Manataka recently partnered with Canyon Records and its distributors to bring our members and supporters the very finest in American Indian Music.  Canyon Records of Phoenix, Arizona, producer and distributor of Native American music, is one of the oldest independent record labels in the music industry as well as one of the oldest cultural institutions in the state of Arizona.








Monsanto Tribunal: Report from The Hague


Most opinion tribunals have had a considerable impact, and it is now accepted that they contribute to the progressive development of international law. – International Monsanto Tribunal Advisory Opinion, The Hague, April 18, 2017

On Tuesday, April 18, representatives of the Organic Consumers Association and our Regeneration International project gathered in The Hague, Netherlands, along with members of other civil society groups, scientists and journalists.

We assembled to hear the opinions of the five judges who presided over the International Monsanto Tribunal. After taking six months to review the testimony of 28 witnesses who testified during the two-day citizens’ tribunal held in The Hague last October, the judges were ready to report on their 53-page Advisory Opinion.

The upshot of the judges’ opinion? Monsanto has engaged in practices that have violated the basic human right to a healthy environment, the right to food, the right to health, and the right of scientists to freely conduct indispensable research.

The judges also called on international lawmakers to hold corporations like Monsanto accountable, to place human rights above the rights of corporations, and to “clearly assert the protection of the environment and establish the crime of ecocide.”

The completion of the Tribunal judges’ work coincides with heightened scrutiny of Monsanto, during a period when the company seeks to complete a merger with Germany-based Bayer. In addition to our organization’s recently filed lawsuit against Monsanto, the St. Louis-based chemical maker is facing more than 800 lawsuits by people who developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma after being exposed to Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. As a result of recently-made-public court documents related to those lawsuits, pressure is mounting for Congress to investigate alleged collusion between former EPA officials and Monsanto to bury the truth about the health risks of Roundup.

The timing couldn’t have been better for the Monsanto Tribunal to announce its opinions. But is time running out for us to hold Monsanto accountable—and replace its failed, degenerative model with a food and farming system that regenerates soil, health and local economies?






Videos about MANATAKA


In 2009, the Elder Council directed Lee Standing Bear to begin the process of video documenting the Story of Manataka for future generations.  Small productions recorded over a period of time will result in a series of major productions in the future.


Soul Tripping w/ Mary Elizabeth and Lee Standing Bear Moore - 2016

The Story of Manataka w/ Lee Standing Bear Moore - 2016


Story of Manataka  w/ Monroe Loy - 2016 - Trailer


The Seekers Documentary w/Lee Standing Bear Moore - 2015


Seven Sacred Caves - John Cooksey w/Lee Standing Bear - 2014


The Moment October 20th 2012 - John Cooksey


Moment at Manataka Mountain 2012


Moment at Manataka 2012


Peace Mother at the Manataka Moment 2012


THE MOMENT - Why You Want To Be Here 2012


Lee Standing Bear Moore Talks About The Moment 2012


Lee Standing Bear talks about Crystals of Hot Springs, AR part 1 -2012


Lee Standing Bear Moore talks about Crystals of Hot Springs part 2 - 2012


About Quartz Crystals - Buddy Huggins w/Lee Standing Bear - 2012


The Story of Manataka - Rabbi Yahoshua Yahir - 2012


Lee Standing Bear Moore & Woableza Labatte on Prophecykeepers Radio PT1 - 2009


Lee Standing Bear Moore & Woableza Labatte on Prophecykeepers Radio PT2 - 2009



SACRED SITES - Upcoming Events


World Peace and Prayer Day

Hawaii Island - June 21, 2017


In 1996, Chief Arvol Looking Horse started the annual World Peace and Prayer Day. The first WPPD ceremony was held at Gray Horn Butte in Wyoming following a horseback ride from the Wahpeton Dakota reservation in Saskatchewan. On that site, according to tradition, the Buffalo Calf Woman first appeared to the tribes, hundreds of years ago, bringing instruction in sacred ceremonies of how to live in balance with all life, and leaving behind a sacred bundle containing a sacred pipe of peace. Today, Chief Arvol Looking Horse is the 19th Generation Keeper of the Tradition of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe.

The World Peace and Prayer Day ceremonies have been held in different locations around Turtle Island—and beyond, to Ireland, South Africa, Australia, Japan, and Costa Rica.

On June 21, Chief Arvol Looking Horse will conduct a public ceremony in Hawaii.

“All Nations, All Faiths, One Prayer is respecting each others’ traditions, culture and religions,” said Arvol Looking Horse in his World Peace and Prayer Day message for 2011.  “There is one Creator and one Mother earth that we all share. We have gone all over the world once a year to pray with other faith communities and Indigenous Nations at their Sacred Sites. We have traveled to the United Nations to talk about the environment and prophecies. As First Nations we have committed ourselves to maintaining our sacred way of Life where there is no ending and no beginning! Mitakuye Oyasin (all my relations).”






In Memory of Martha "Momfeather" Sparks Kaelbli Erickson

We celebrate our Elder, Teacher and friend Momfeather.


Momfeather left on her Spirit Journey on Saturday April 8, 2017. She left with a determination and excitement, looking forward

to the next part of her journey. Aho!



Martha “Momfeather” (Sparks) Kaelbli-Erickson, 77, of Shepherdsville, KY, departed on her spiritual journey on Saturday

April 8, 2017..    She was born on September 15, 1939 in Harlan County, KY to Stanley and

Callie (Halcomb) Sparks.   She was married to Paul Kaelbli for 36 years until his death in

November of 1996.  She found love again with Dean Erickson and they spent 14 years together

until Dean’s death in August of 2013.  She was loved and admired for her compassion and

commitment to  Native Americans; of which she proudly shared her wisdom as a Cherokee

Elder.  As an international author and speaker, she touched the lives of many people around the



She was the loving mother of Paul Kaelbli (Yvette) of Dayton, OH; Tony Kaelbli (Annette) of

Morrow, OH; daughter Tina Jager (Alex) of Louisville, KY; and son Larry Kaelbli (Rachel Philpot)

 of Goshen, OH, as well as three step daughters, Barbara VanHoy (Jeff) of Mesa, AZ; Katherine

 Erickson of Lansing, MI; and Michelle Erickson of Carol Stream, IL.  She was also the loving

 grandmother of 17 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.


A memorial celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, May 13th, 2017, at 1:30pm.  It will be

held at Kavanaugh Conference & Retreat Center  7400 Floydsburg  Road in Crestwood KY. 40014.  All family and friend are

 invited to attend.  Memorial contributions can be made to The Rainbow Spiritual Education Center, 12706 Bay Tree Way,

 Louisville, Ky. 40245   (a 501(c)3 organization)  or  Hosparus Health of Louisville 3532 Ephraim McDowell Drive, Louisville,

 Ky. 40205


Memorial Ceremony & Celebration

Saturday May 13, 2017  1:30pm est

Kavanaugh Conference & Retreat Center

7400 Floydsburg Rd., Crestwood 40014 USA

(Adjacent to Louisville Ky)


Memorial Gifts may be made to:

The Rainbow Spiritual Education Center

12706 Bay Tree Way

Louisville KY 40245

(501(c)3 organization)


Hosparus Health of Louisville

3532 Ephraim McDowell Drive

Louisville, KY 40205







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"There are many things to be shared with the four colors of man in our common destiny as one family upon our Mother the Earth."  -- -- Traditional Circle of Elders, Northern Cheyenne

The Elders tell us the time will come when the four colors of Man will unite into one family. According to prophecies, we were told this would happen when the Sun was blocked in the Seventh Moon. There was an eclipse of the Sun in July, 1991. We are now in a new Springtime called the Coming Together Time. Each of the four colors of man has knowledge that the other colors need to heal their families. Let us all be willing to sit in a circle and respect our differences.

Creator, let me be willing to have an open mind.


Copyright: Coyhis Publishing found in the book, Meditations with Native American Elders: Any republishing of part or all of their contents is prohibited.




Nominations Open for Elder Council

The Manataka Elder Council needs one new member.  Self-nominations are permitted.  Requires at least one in-person meeting per year at Hot Springs, AR and tele-conference meetings monthly. Rewards are commensurate with time and effort.  MAIC dues must be current. Send a bio today!



Volunteer Counseling Position Open: 

Are you a minister, psychologist, teacher or counselor?  MAIC announces a need for more professional volunteer counselors. Manataka's free online Counseling program helps hundreds of people with emotional, spiritual, family, marital and other issues -- anonymously and free!. Education, experience and licensure requirements.  Email:


Manataka Sacred Grounds:  

Planning is in full-swing to convert vacant lots on the east side of Manataka (Hot Springs) Mountain into memorial gardens.  We need your help.





Doctorate Scholarships now available!   


The Institute of BioEnergetic Medicine (IBEM) in Centennial , Colorado is offering five (5) partial scholarships to members and supporters of Manataka


IBEM offers various certificates, diplomas and degrees including Certificate of Auricular therapy, Diploma in Biofeedback Practitioner, Doctors of Natural Medicine, Doctor of Bioenergetic Medicine and Doctor of Sacred Medicine.

Students granted partial scholarships are qualified to pay 50% discount tuition at $150 per a month.  We teach one weekend (one module) per month, both resident and online class.  There are 36 modules (36 months) for an entire program.  When the student completes the entire program, two degrees (DNM, BD) are granted.  The remote student can attend classes online via the webex. 


Please visit us at  Interested individual , please send an application to IBEM , Attention : Dr. Edward Sullivan 7400 E. Arapahoe Rd. Suite 212 Centennial Co 80112.  Have a question?  Contact or call Nan 214-505-6440 for any questions.










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The Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community
4934 State Highway Rt 5
Fonda, NY 12068
(518) 673-4197 
(518) 584-9270

Fax: (518) 673-3783

May 20 Community Work Day!
Volunteers welcome and invited to come help Kanatsiohareke clean and prepare its stage and picnic tables, and take on other outdoor and indoor tasks for its upcoming June Strawberry Festival. Sign up to volunteer at: 518-673-4197 or Lunch provided.

May 20 Workshop:
Raised Beadwork with Mary Jacobs
10am-4pm. Learn how to make a raised bead flower medallion necklace or needle case, receiving instruction and materials from renowned raised beadworker, Mary Jacobs. Attendees will also learn more about the history and cultural context of this endangered art form. $125 tuition, includes beads and materials as well as coffee, tea, morning snacks and home cooked lunch. Please RSVP by May 10: 518-673-4197 or (Max: 12 students)

May 27 & 28: Workshop
Making a Plains Courting Flute with Eric Marczak
10am-4pm both days. Learn about the history of flutes while being guided through the process of making a 21-inch Plains-Style G Minor Flute. Completed flutes retail for around $175-$200. Tuition is $175 and includes home cooked lunch and coffee, tea, and morning snacks. Space is limited (Max 6 students) so RSVP soon at: 518-673-4197 or

June 3: Workshop
One Day, One Photo: A Video Storytelling Workshop with Katsitsionni Fox (Mohawk)
10am-4pm. We all have stories to share, some bring laughter, others sadness or even joy. For this workshop you will need to bring a picture that means a lot you. It should be one that evokes emotions and memories of a story that you would like to share. You will then be instructed in making professional-style videos about your photos, while learning about the importance of storytelling in Mohawk/ Haudenosaunee culture. Tuition: TBA, will include coffee, tea, morning snacks and home cooked lunch. (Max: 12 students)

June 10 Community Workday!
Volunteers welcome and invited to come help Kanatsiohareke with planting, setting up tents, and cleaning inside and outside in preparation for the upcoming Strawberry Festival. Sign up to volunteer at: 518-673-4197 or Coffee, tea, snacks and lunch provided.

June 24 & 25 Kanatsiohareke Strawberry Festival!
Volunteers welcome and needed! Please RSVP to Donna Tall Bear:


Serpent Mound Solar Eclipse & New Moon, Ancient Teachings, Music & Drumming  

August 19 - 21 , 2017 

Woodland Altars a 450 acre camp that sits on the left side of the astroid creator 3 miles from Serpent Mound. Ohio  




Suggested Love offering of $50.00

During a total solar eclipse Serpent Mound will be at 91% visibility  whenever the new moon swings directly in front of

the sun and completely covers it – the sky turns suddenly from day into night, and stars and planets pop into view. What’s

more, a total solar eclipse shows you the sun’s normally invisible corona. It’s a breathtaking sight!

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