6073 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL
Medicine Wheel Ceremony Sunday December 11 start @ 1:00pm
Grandfather Rick McBride
This Medicine Wheel Ceremony is open to those who come in a humble and respectful way. Its purpose is to support the Water Protecters at Standing Rock; to bring about a peaceful resolution that shuts down the pipeline and any others.
This is a simple ceremony, taking us as deep into ourselves as we are willing to go. It is done in a Wheel set up outside (but we will gather together in our usual room inside before proceeding outside). You need not be knowledgeable or experienced in Native American Lifeways, all you need is to be respectful and willing to listen. This is a "quiet" ceremony that ensures each participant will have her or his own experience.
Rick McBride is mixedblood Tsalagi (Cherokee) who has walked the Red Road for over 30 years. He was named Cante Lute (Schan-tay Lou-tuh) by the spirits through his sundance chief, which means Red Heart. He is a sundancer and has been traditionally trained and authorized to lead ceremonies, such as inipi (purification lodge), prayer with the Canunpah (Pipe), drum healing and so forth. He has been publicly teaching these ways for some ten years now. Workshops and lectures are one way to learn from the wisdom of Indian Country. Ceremony brings this knowledge to life. Combined, teaching and ceremony render practical guidance to everyday living. And so, Rick sees his role as that of "translator" of indigenous ways so that mainstream-educated people get the full benefit of these ways. It has taken him years of dedicated interaction with many Elders, as well as his activities as ceremonial leader to get to this place in his life.
For further information, visit his website: www.mixedblood.info