Thursday, June 09, 2011

Tony Ten Fingers

Tony Ten Fingers was invited by Twin Eagles Wilderness School to speak about Earth-Based Cultural Restoration during a weekend event at Scotia House. Tony is Oglala Lakota from the Pine Ridge Reservation of South Dakota, and draws from the original teachings of his people. Throughout the weekend, he spoke of the great need for modern people to re-connect to the earth and to our respective ancestral traditions.

Scotia House is a perfect place to connect with nature, and the weather was perfect for gathering outdoors.

These events also provide a wonderful opportunity to connect with one another. Many of the people who attended have participated in previous events. The connections deepen over time and create a level of trust that allows for what I call a heart-opening. Laughter comes easily, and sometimes tears.

Tim and I stand with Tony.

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