Issues Affecting American Indians in Tennessee
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    Issues Affecting American Indians in Tennessee

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    8000 Drums of Tennessee ??

    was looking at items on "Native Threads" and clicking through links ... and found this:

    8000 Drums of Tennessee

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    March 20, 2010 Hotels


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    1254 Toms Creek Road,
    ZIP: 37096

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    Contact Information
    Contact: Leon or Janet
    Phone: 931-593-2986
    URL: NA

    PowWow Added: February 25, 2010
    PowWow Updated: February 25, 2010

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    Raincloud Family Drum

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    Hi. I was contacted by my friend Gilles Novaks who is a Montagnais Indian from Montreal. He is a Medicine Man and a Healer. He asked me to get as many Tribal people to participate in a worldwide ceremony called the "8,000 Drums". He was contacted by two Huron Clan Grandmothers from Canada and they asked him to help spread the word to all Indians everywhere. It will take place on March 20, 2010 at 12:00 noon MEXICO CITY TIME!! .
    All you need to do is play a drum either alone, or with a group or have the whole Tribe participate. The purpose is to fulfill the OTOMI PROPHECY. The Otomis are Mayan, Olmec, and Toltec descendants. The drums will be played so that the Creator will hear us and grant our wishes as we pray for help in the Healing Process of our Mother Earth. ...
    People are destroying Her and our Mother Earth needs our prayers. Thank you.

    Red Hearts Gathering
    The Ceremony of 8,000 Sacred Drums
    March 20th, 2010
    According to a Sacred Prophecy revealed at the Otomi Ceremonial Center by the Otomi Elder Sages as a Vision of our Venerable Ancestors, the day when the sounds of 8,000 Sacred Drums join together will be the beginning of the healing of Mother Earth, of all the species and the human family in order to be able to live together on the road to Sacred Peace.
    It is time to unify ourselves and rediscover all the seeds of the Four
    Directions in order to reactivate cosmic energy, heal historical wounds and heal Mother Earth by respecting life, liberty and the dignity of our Peoples. The first great ceremony was held March 21, 2004 in Temoaya, Mexico and there will be drum circles joined around the world on the Spring Equinox continuing every year until 2012.

    So we will hold a Drumming on Saturday, March 20th 2010, at the Pineview Powwow Grounds in Perry County, Tennessee, this will be a Free 1 day event with the drumming Starting a little before Noon on Saturday till ??, A Pot Luck Feed will be held afterwards (Bring a Covered Dish) Hopefully the Weather will be good, if not it will be under the carport, Primitive Camping sites will be available for those who would like to come for the weekend, We will start with a friendship fire on Friday night and Breakfast on Saturday. (Who knows what else, Trade Blanket, Sweat, ??) We will have a Dance Circle for those who would like to dance. If you are Interested in attending Please contact me and give me your thoughts and Ideas.

    Wado (Thank You) for your time in reading this

    R. Leon Rain Cloud
    Two Feathers Warrior

    All My Relations

    Submitted by
    Leon Rain Cloud

    Not my thing

    These "drum circles" tend to be non-native Nuage --uh, crap. That's my word for it. However, others may enjoy it. Not my thing. But I do like Native Threads.

    Edited to add: What are two Huron Clan mothers or grandmothers or whatever (I forgot) doing worrying about Mayan, Toltec and Olmec prophecy? Makes no sense. It also makes no sense that some one calling himself "Raincloud" is saying "Thank you" the way the Oklahoma Cherokees do. Plus he invokes the "All My Relations" but in English. If it looks like a NuAger, walks like a NuAger, quacks like a NuAger, then it must be....

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