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Sacred Purification Gathering to be Held in Tumacácori

Avalon Organic Gardens & Eco-Village will host The Times of the Purification Gathering, a sacred, international, four-day event presenting Native American elders, speakers, musicians, dancers and more, from May 5 to 8, in Tumacácori.

The intention of the Purification Gathering is to capture the heart of the Native American legacy through the arts, while exploring the indigenous wisdom of the ancestors, as revealed in the prophecies of numerous tribes of Turtle Island (the U.S.), and in particular highlighting the esteemed Hopi prophecy of the coming “Fifth World”.

The Gathering is a uniting of elders, speakers, musicians and dancers to share about the prophesied signs that have been/are being revealed, indicating these times are upon us. “We are in a global ecological crisis and now, more than ever, it is imperative to pay attention to the ancient warnings of indigenous peoples whose reciprocal and traditional relationship with Mother Earth has made them the Earth guardians of the 21st century,” says Mycenay Plyler, of Global Change Media.

Presenters and performers include Dennis Banks, co-founder of the American Indian Movement; Wendsler Nosie, tribe councilman of Apache Stronghold; Nancy Red Star, of the Cherokee Nation and author of Star Ancestors; Wilfred Buck, of the Opaswayak Cree Nation; TaliasVan & The Bright & Morning Star Band; and more.

Campsites are available. Anyone who cannot afford the suggested donation can gain admittance by providing a donation of a craft or artwork, or by work exchange. Call to arrange.

Cost: $10 per day suggested donation, or $30 for four days. Free for 12 and under. Location: 2074 Pendleton Dr., Tumacácori. For more information, call 520-398-2542, email [email protected] or visit See ad, page 16.

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