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On the brink of this 21st annual honoring of World Peace and Prayer Day, people across the world have been instructed and encouraged by Chief Arvol Looking Horse to pray in their own sacred places on June 21 with focus on bringing peace and balance into our collective consciousness by connecting to the land. . .to our Mother Earth. However you choose to honor this day, we are grateful for your attention to the social and environmental concerns facing us during this time of change and conflict. Click "read more" below picture to see more.
Our organization, Red Earth Descendants, has been asked to voice a response to the recent militant occupation of the Wildlife Refuge in Malheur County in northeast Oregon. Since the occupation is potentially volatile and full of political agendas from many entities, R.E.D. has not issued a statement until now, due to the respect we pay to our tribal elders. R.E.D. itself is not a political organization; yet, we understand that there are times when politics intersect with land rights, which in turn intersects with cultural identity and survival. Click "Read More" below.
Please mark your calendars for our upcoming Storytelling Conference! It will be December 19, 2015 @ the Bellview Grange in Ashland, 4 - 8 p.m., potluck and cozy storytelling to celebrate the lessons (and entertainment!) through this oral tradition. Featured storyteller will be Kalapuya teller Esther Stutzman. We look forward to seeing you at the Grange!
We've had a lot of inquiries lately about camping at Howard Prairie Lake Resort while attending World Peace and Prayer Day June 18-21, and here is the low-down about HOW to do this--to reserve your camp site at Howard Prairie, simply call the Jackson County Parks Department, 541-774-8183, during their open hours, to reserve your space. They will tell you what camp sites will be close to the gathering. The fee is $18 per night, and they will let you know how to go about reservations and payment. Click "read more" below for more important information.
For more information, go to www.worldpeaceandprayerday.com
PLEASE consider donating to this GoFundMe campaign!!! Red Earth Descendants will host World Peace and Prayer Day 2015, and in our usual grassroots spirit, we will need serious funding to bring our elders, wisdom keepers and international guests here to the gathering in June. We are hosting as a community, and we need your help.
For ten memorable years, Red Earth Descendants have hosted and sponsored dozens of events, projects, camps and community service activities, free of charge for our community. We have considered it the highest honor to serve the People. It is an auspicious and amazing privilege to host the 20th Annual World Peace and Prayer Day gathering, with Arvol Looking Horse attending and officiating, representing a beautiful prayer in action for us. We thank you, our community, for considering making a donation to help fund the enormity of this gathering. Please click "read more" below!