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Prayer Ribbons Workshop led by Evan Pritchard
March 10, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lead by Evan Pritchard and Sally Voris.
In this Algonquin tradition, the ribbons—yellow, red, black and white–represent the four original races of man; the green, Mother Earth; the blue, Father Sky. When we tie them together and display them publicly, we affirm that we choose to honor and respect each other, the natural world, and the Spirit that guides us. What a potent symbol at this time!
Participants will learn the history of the tradition and how it’s integrated with culture and the environment. They will learn to make a prayer ribbon to use for the ceremony and one to take home.
Free event. Meet at the Mansion porch.
1 – 3pm
Pritchard, a descendant of the Mi’kmaq and author of over thirty books on Native American culture, including No Word for Time (Millichap Books), Bird Medicine (Inner Traditions), and Native New Yorkers (Council Oak), is the director of the Center for Algonquin Culture. An award-winning historian, he is best known for his appearances on The History Channel and on countless radio programs from New Dimensions to 21st Century Radio. He was born and raised in Maryland. Visit his website.