Mon, Jan 08|
Sticks and Stones Farm
Native American Teachings with Grandmother Nancy Andry
Discover why Indigenous cultures so revered song and dance, and have fun in the process!
Time & Location
Jan 08, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Sticks and Stones Farm, 197 Huntingtown Rd, Newtown, CT 06470, USA
About The Event
Join revered indigenous wisdom teacher Grandmother Nancy Andry for a fun evening of exploring traditional song and dance rituals of various Native American cultures. You can count on having some fun as well!
Grandmother Nancy is of Algonquin and French heritage and has followed the Red Road since childhood. Seeking out elders willing to teach, her first two mentors were a Lakota author and a Lakota medicine man. Later, an Ojibwa medicine woman, then a Mi’kmaq grandmother, adopted her. Community elders gave Grandmother Nancy permission to pour lodges since 1991. She served as a facilitator for a Native Women’s Circle in federal prison for 17 years.
A Sundancer and a Sacred Pipe carrier, Grandmother Nancy is acknowledged as an elder and a grandmother in her communities in Canada where she was given instruction to bring out and share certain teachings. She is a well-known storyteller, sharing legends from many different Nations in schools, health facilities and in the pow wow circuit. Grandmother Nancy was a staff member of the Joined Nations of Connecticut, a youth organization for those of Native heritage. She has given talks in Calgary, Canada, St. Croix USV, and at various centers in New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Grandmother Nancy has also owned and operated an equestrian business until retirement, and now incorporates Horse Medicine in some of her lectures about Native culture.
“The Sacred Ceremonies do not belong to Indians alone, they can be done by all who have the right attitude and who are honest and sincere about their beliefs in Wakan Tanka (Great Spirit) and follow the rules. Survival of the world depends on sharing what we have and working together.”
- Revered Medicine Chief Frank Fools Crow, Oglala Sioux, 1890-1989
All are welcome no matter your cultural background. We advocate to lift Native voices and encourage cultural inclusion and appreciation. We invite you to come listen and learn the ways of Native American culture. Women are asked to wear an ankle-length skirt or dress out of respect for the traditions of Native American culture. If you do not have a skirt we can lend one to you to wear over your clothes.
Suggested $20 or a heartfelt donation in the amount of your choosing is much appreciated!
No one is ever turned away if a donation cannot be made.
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