Daily on-site blessings of Northern New Mexico waters is the theme for the twenty-first Gathering for Mother Earth Waters, which will be held from Wednesday, September 20th through Saturday, September 23rd at sites in Abiquiu, Pilar, Nambe, and at the Pojoaque Pow Wow Grounds. Tewa Women United and colleagues are organizing the events and invite you to join in the blessings. Please bring a sack lunch, drinking water, a chair, shade, sunscreen, and follow the blue balloons to each site. http://tewawomenunited.org/
On Wednesday, September 20th, beginning at 10 am, participants will gather at the Northern Youth Project Garden in Abiquiu to Celebrate the Harvest. http://www.northernyouthproject.org/ During lunch, there will be a discussion of traditional foods, water, and life, followed by music, dance, storytelling, and poetry. For more information, contact email@example.com.
From 6 pm to 8 pm, there will be a moon ceremony at Tewa Women United, at 912 Fairview Lane, in Española.
On Thursday, September 21st, beginning at 10 am, participants will gather at the Lone Juniper Campsite in Pilar for Peace Day. https://www.blm.gov/visit/orilla-verde-recreation-area There will be blessings of water and Avanyu, and a traditional seed exchange will be held. During lunch, a talking circle about water health and healthy foods will be held. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
From 7:30 to 8:30 pm [CORRECTION: From 5 to 7 pm], there will be a Journey with Water light show at the Española YMCA Teen Center at 808 Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park. http://www.espanolanmchamber.com/list/member/espa%c3%b1ola-ymca-teen-center-espanola-529 For more information, please contact Autumn Gomez, of Tewa Women United, at 505 747-3259, extension 1202.
On Friday, September 22nd, a celebration of the Autumnal Equinox will take place at Nambe Falls. http://nambepueblo.org/?page_id=935 Beginning at 10 am there will be a welcoming, an opening, and discussion of Avanyu as Water is Life. During lunch, there will be a discussion about sustainable practices. For more information, contact Elder Kathy Sanchez, of Tewa Women United, at 505 747-3259, extension 1203.
From 6 to 8 pm there will be an Autumnal Equinox, Water, and P’oe Avanyu celebration at the Poeh Museum, in Pojoaque. http://poehcenter.org/ For more information, please contact Karl Duncan, at 505-455-5040, extension 5054.
Finally, on Saturday, September 23rd, the Gathering will be at the Pojoaque Pow Wow Grounds. The Gathering site is 1.8 miles west of the Hwys 285/84 interchange in Pojoaque, on Hwy 502, near the Pojoaque High School. Please look for the signs. Beginning with a 6:30 am sunrise blessing, a water blessing and talking circle will follow. At 11 am, Andrew Kimbrell, of the Center for Food Safety, will speak. https://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/andrew-kimbrell At 11:30 am, a light luncheon will be served. For more information, please contact Elder Kathy Sanchez, at 505-747-3259, extension 1203.
Elder Sanchez, invited everyone to attend. She said, “We are asking everyone to be present with their whole loving energies at our beloved waters.”
For more information about the Gathering, please visit http://tewawomenunited.org/ And here is the event flyer: http://tewawomenunited.org/gathering-for-mother-earth-summit/