Mon, May 15|
Sticks and Stones Farm
Anishinaabe’s Seventh Fire Prophecy with Grandmother Nancy Andry
Grandmother Nancy is explaining the significance of the Anishinaabe’s Seventh Fire Prophecy as taught to her by her teacher, Grandfather William Commanda.
Time & Location
May 15, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Sticks and Stones Farm, 197 Huntingtown Rd, Newtown, CT 06470, USA
About The Event
At the request of members of our community, for her talk on Monday, May 15th, at 7 pm, Grandmother Nancy is explaining the significance of the Anishinaabe’s Seventh Fire Prophecy as taught to her by her teacher, Grandfather William Commanda.
Greatly respected by leaders of many political and spiritual groups, Grandfather William dedicated his life to peace, environmental activism and building bridges between cultures around the world. His annual gatherings at Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Reservation in Canada, which Grandmother Nancy attended, drew thousands of people from many different walks of life.
At this time of enormous division and climate disruption, the Seventh Fire Prophecy is frequently mentioned and an understanding of its significance is increasingly relevant to how we all make choices moving forward into our future.
Grandmother Nancy looks forward to sharing this teaching with you.
About Grandmother Nancy
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 to join these monthly meetings, 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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2023 schedule is as follows (Mondays 7PM, allow 1 ½ - 2 hours depending on the month):
Jan 16 – Medicine Wheel
Feb 13 – Sacred Pipe
Mar 13 – Sweat Lodge
Apr 10 – 13 Moons
May 15 – Seventh Fire Prophecy & Seven Grandfather Teachings of the Algonquin Tribe
Jun 12 – Water & Fire
Jul 10 – Vision Quest
Aug 14 – Animal Totems
Sep 11 – Feathers
Oct 16 – Stones
Nov 13 – Seven Lakota Sacred Ceremonies
Dec 11 – The Star People