A drum/prayer circle honoring the work of Merced’s Eli PaintedCrow and and the group she founded, Turtle Women Rising, will be held Saturday, Sept. 10, from noon to 4 p.m. in Peralta Hacienda Historical Park in Oakland.
The park is at 2465 34th Avenue at the corner of Coolidge Avenue and Hyde Street, Oakland, CA 94601.
The event will celebrate the work of Turtle Women Rising and PaintedCrow’s stand for peace. Turtle Women Rising is, according to a news release, an indigenous women-led collective that envisions the return of women to their ceremonial roles, their places in history, at the fire, at the drum.
Participants are encouraged to bring drums, shakers or other percussion instruments. They can also bring ceremonial offerings of sage, cedar, tobacco, cornmeal or others from your tradition. Particpants can also bring food or drink to share, as well as prayers and a song to share, organizers said.
PaintedCrow has been studying her family heritage, American Indian history, and women's roles in those lineages. Information about the Generations Project can be found at http://byutv.org/show/6f62558b-fc6f-49c5-b8c6-2473785a5b44.
PaintedCrow spent 22 years in the U.S. Army, leaving as a sergeant first class.
For more information, contact http://www.turtlewomenrising.com or to buy gifts online: http://www.turtlewomenrising.com/support-twr.php You can also send a check to: TWR P.O. Box 537 Merced CA 95341.
You can also contact Zach Kempf
Please RSVP at: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=256225314400089