Please bring food donations for our kitchen when you arrive.
Specific items we are in need of:
- any fresh fruit (oranges, lemons, melons, apples)
- root vegetables
- canned tomatoes
- parmesan cheese
We also welcome “special extras” like: spreads to serve with bread, nuts, and cheeses.
Foods to bring for your own consumption: Breakfast items, extra fruit, snacks, coffee, and any needs for special diets.
SAVE THE DATE July 14th-17th 2017 – AND PLEASE SHARE
Prophecy of the Eastern Gate
Our ancestors have long carried the story that the East is where we will gather to begin the healing of this land. It is here in the East where first contact was made between the Native peoples and the newcomers. And, it is here that the first blood was spilled and our history of violence began. So, it is here on this same land that the healing must begin.
Our prophecies tell us that when the people of the Earth begin to rise and unite to heal Mother Earth they will need to return to the East, the place of first contact, and heal the wounds that we all carry from our shared history of violence. The East is also the direction of Creation, where new life emerges. Once the people unite in prayer on that land, the healing will begin and true unity can be achieved. Here, we will renew our sacred contracts with one another as human beings, and we will renew the sacred contracts between humans and the rest of creation.
The Wabanaki, the people of the first light, are the keepers of the Eastern Door. We are the first peoples to greet Kihsus, the Sun, each morning, and Nipawset, the Moon, each evening. Now, we open our hearts and our homeland to greet all of you, so that together we may begin to heal the wounds of Turtle Island and set a new path forward for all life.
Structure of Ceremony
The first day will be for healing the wounds carried within the hearts and minds of the people. The second day will be for healing the wounds of Mother Earth. And, the third day will be for healing the energetic and spiritual imprint of that wound that lays over the Earth.
The ceremonies will be conducted by spiritual elders from Indigenous communities around the world, and by spiritual leaders from other traditions. We will be gathering on healing ground, along the Penawahpskek (Penobscot) River, at Nibezun in Passadumkeag, Maine.
People from every corner of the world, and from all walks of life are welcome. We ask that you come with a good heart, and good mind, and carry the intention of healing with you.
Please note that this is not a pow wow or a festival.
This is a ceremony.
There will be no drugs or alcohol allowed on site.
We ask those attending to remain clean and sober during the ceremony and for seven days prior. There will be no drugs or alcohol allowed on site. If anyone is found to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol they will be asked to leave. Our minds and spirits must be clear.
We ask all participants to please bring their own reusable plates, cups, and utensils.
We request that there be NO bottled water brought to the event. Please bring reusable drinking containers. Water will be available on site.
We ask that people be respectful and modest in their attire.
Location: 18 Nepisikwet Dr., Passadumkeag, ME 04475
The closest airport is the Bangor International Airport in Bangor, Maine, which is approximately 40 minutes from the site.
The airport in Portland, Maine is approximately 2 hours 45 minutes from the site, and the airport in Boston is about 4 1/2 hours away.
There is ample space for camping on site. It will be available on a first come first serve basis. There is also a campground nearby in Passadumkeag – Point Passadumkeag River Cabins and Campground (207)290-0269. The closest Hotels are the Milford Motel, the Black Bear Inn and the University Inn (Orono). If you plan to stay offsite you will need to arrange transportation to the site.
We will provide lunch and dinner on site.
There should be ample parking available on site. If the numbers of attendees gets too large, we will arrange overflow parking and shuttle services.
We look forward to sharing this experience with you all.
M’zeetah N’dilnabamuk. We are all in this together, we are all related, one family, one living system, one creation, one love. Please join us as we raise our voices in one prayer to begin the healing that is so deseprately needed.
Kci Woliwoni/woliwon/welalin – heartfelt thanks.
To support this event, please visit our fundraising page. And, please share it with your friends.
Help Support this Event
There are multiple ways that you can support this event.
1) You can make a donation using the Go Fund Me Link below.
3) You can also donate sky miles to support the travel of one of the spiritual elders. If you’d like to donate sky miles please contact us.
4) You can donate organic food items that are approved by the meal staff. To make a food donation please contact us and we will be happy to discuss our needs.
If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to support this event you can do so through our fiscal sponsor Spiret Foundation. www.spiret.org – Please note “Land Peace Foundation” in the comments.