Manataka Smoke Signal Newsletter  Volume V Issue 3 February 2003

Manataka Smoke Signal Newsletter  Volume V Issue 3 January 21, 2003

 

CONTENTS:

1. WEB SITE UPDATE 8. EWING SEMINAR SCHEDULE

2. WOMEN’S COUNCIL LUNCHEON – 2/1 9. MARIO-MAGDALA SEMINARS

3. AWAKEN THE BEARS CEREMONY – 3/22 10. ELDER COUNCIL MINUTES

4. MANATAKA ENCAMPMENT – 4/12 11. STORY FOLLOW-UPS

5. CHEROKEE LANGUAGE TAPES 12. UNSUBSCRIBE

6. BABY LUPITA UPDATE 13. CONTACT INFO

7. MAIC ADDRESS CHANGE

WEB SITE ADDITIONS

JANUARY

American Indian Women Veterans  – Women’s Council

Birth of the Little – Legend

Choctaw Chief Phillip Martin  – Feature Story

Eden – Women’s Council

Nell Hampton’s Page  – Women’s Council

Spirit and Stardust  – Feature Story

2003 Powwow Listings  – Powwow Now!

DECEMBER

A Cherokee Fish Story  – Children’s Story

Cherokee Lord’s Prayer Beautiful Words

False Shamans  – Medicine Lodge

In The Presence of Shadows  – Beautiful Words

Red Hawk  – American Indian Legend

Red Hawk’s Diary  – Women’s Council

Speak to the Standing People – Feature Story

Warriors of the Rainbow  – Medicine – Legend

We Honor The Bear  – Beautiful Words

NOVEMBER

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  – Feature Story

CHECK ‘EM OUT!

http://www.manataka.org

Do 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!

MONTHLY LUNCHEON

11:30 a.m. February 1

Ryan's - Hot Springs, Arkansas

The 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

 

ATTENTION EVERYONE!

AWAKENING OF THE BEARS CEREMONY

March 20-22

Russellville, Arkansas

They gather to sing praises to the Creator at the sun’s first light;

They gather to perform the Inipi Oolowan Ceremony ;

They gather to celebrate the reawakening of Mother Earth;

They gather to feast and play in the moonlight;

They gather to awaken the spirit of the Great Medicine Bear;

Detailed directions will be announced later.

Contact: Doc ‘Chanter’ Davidson (479) 825-4683 docdavidson@msn.com

 

MANATAKA ENCAMPMENT!

APRIL 11 – 13

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW!

Bring 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.

Directions: 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: manataka@myexcel.com

 

LEARN TO SPEAK TSALAGI (Cherokee)

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

 

CHANGES:

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.

ADD TO YOUR ADDRESS BOOK:

NEW MAIC EMAIL: Manataka@myexcel.com

Please 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.

 

BABY LUPITA UPDATE

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!

Please continue prayer ceremonies for this beautiful child. Please send your love to the family –

BABY LUPITA AMADOR

14425 Jo Ann Lane

Gravette, AR 72736

 

A SPECIAL FUND CREATED

A 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: 520-578-3013.
fieldsofplenty@theeldersfund.org

 

UPCOMING SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS

BASIC WORKSHOP – "WAY OF THE SHAMAN"

February 22-23

Sacred Grounds – Biloxi, MS
Cost: $180.

Participants 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 workshops.)

ADVANCED WORKSHOP – "DYING AND BEYOND"

May 10-11

Crystal Springs, AR
Cost: $165.

Participants 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.

You must 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

"Union of Polarities" & "Walking Through Dimensions"

This 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

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.

MAGDALA

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.

FEBRUARY 16 TULSA, OK

"Union of Polarities"

Doorways, Village Mart Shopping Center, 1603 N Hwy 66 Suite 4. Catoosa, Ok 74015
Info: doorways@tulsaconnect.com

 

FEBRUARY 23 SPRINGFIELD, MO

"Walking Through Dimensions"

Clarion Hotel, 333 South Glenstone

Info: DeAnna at ddmillers@alltel.net or 870-743-3811

MARCH 8 TULSA, OK

"Walking Through Dimensions"

Doorways, Village Mart Shopping Center, 1603 N Hwy 66 Suite 4. Catoosa, Ok 74015

Info: doorways@tulsaconnect.com

MARCH 29 HOT SPRINGS, AR

Location to be announced

Info: Susan, windwalker@aol.com or 501-760-3414

APRIL 5 FAYETTEVILLE, AR

"Union of Polarities"

Wattle Hollow

Info: Klaranisa@yahoo.com or 870-446-5786 or mar4mag@alltel.net

 

ELDER COUNCIL MINUTES RECAP:

On 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 activities.

New Appointments

Dr. Bob Tsalagi Digadoli Swindell - unanimously approved to chair the Education Task Force Committee

James Thunder Walker Sirak - unanimously approved to chair the Grave Preservation/Repatriation Committee

David Quiet Wind Furr was unanimously approved to chair the Community Relations Committee

John Mountain Wind Outler was unanimously approved to chair the new Book Review Committee

Pat Carter was approved during a regular membership meeting to chair the new Programs Committee

David Avery was 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

1. Research and development of a educational brochure about American Indian funeral and wedding ceremonies

to members, hospitals, funeral homes, churches and the public.

2. Creation of a new Book Review section on the website - Manataka.org

3. Date scheduled for the Manataka Encampment

Elders Rejected Projects and Motions

1. The creation of new chapters was tabled.

Discussions

1. Manataka American Indian Village

2. Tipi Construction

3. Fundraising Activities

4. Youth Activities

MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT:

The next regular MAIC membership is 11:30 a.m., Sunday, February 16th. The Women’s Council will prepare a Chili and Fry Bread lunch.

 

BEAR HAS HIS BOOK!

Good News: The blessed wind has returned Lee Standing Bear’s book about the sacred White Buffalo Calf Woman by Arvol Looking Horse.

STORY FOLLOW-UPS:

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 mission.

 

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