Environmental Film Festival Series

APRIL 13, 2011
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College
13466 Trepania Road
Hayward, WI
12 p.m. Potluck (please bring a dish to share, your own plate and utensils)
12:15 p.m. Speaker: Elaine Evens, Arthur of Befriending the Bumblebees
12:45 p.m. Film: “Silencing of the Bees”
1:45 p.m. Advocacy to Action
How do we make a difference in our community?
Sponsored by Happy Tonics, Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College, Sustainable Living Institute, Institute of Museum and Library Services
Bumblebee on aster copyright Elaine Evens.

Peace Messenger from Center of Sacred Studies


Copyright Center of Sacred Studies
Grandmothers Tsering Dolma Gyaltong and Beatrice Long Visitor Holy Dance copyright Center of Sacred Studies

 Dear Members,

Welcome to the Spring, 2011 issue of the Center for Sacred Studies Peace Messenger.  

In this time of upheaval, we are called to our highest spiritual selves to respond with kindness in our daily lives. Thank you for your part in creating peace in your homes, your families and your communities. Thank you for practicing love in the face of change.  

 From all of us in the CSS community.

CSS Mission:  Sustaining indigenous ways of life through cross-cultural practices, ministry and education, and a commitment to peace and unity for all peoples.

 On a personal note, my friend Alena Hrabcakova, Art Therapist, Red Lake Reservation, Minnesota, home to the Red Lake Band of Chippewa, will graduate from the Center of Sacred Studies on April 17. I am very proud of her. Alena followed in my footsteps. She read my published article in Tribal Journal and decided to move from Ohio to work with tribal students and tribe after the tragic  killings in the school several years ago.  I am looking forward to her coming to Wisconsin in the summer of 2011. She will offer a Sacred Ceremony at the Hospitality House in Minong for women who come as sisters for the Sisterhood of the Planetary Water Rites. Alena will also visit the Monarch Butterfly Habitat in Shell Lake while here.  I haven’t seen her since she first visited several years ago.  We both have reached milestones this year. A reunion will be so lovely.

Visit the Center for Sacred Studies at http://www.sacredstudies.org/

International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers at  http://www.grandmotherscouncil.org/