POSTPONED TO A NEW DATE ~ MORE INFO TO FOLLOW
Standing Rock and Other Sacred Risks
Special Worship Service
Please arrive early if you wish to receive a smoke blessing!**
Throughout history courageous men, women, and children have taken risks to protect that which is sacred. With native drumming, songs, dance, and storytelling, our friends from Medicine Mammals will return to UCMH to share reflections about the Standing Rock encampment, the Dakota Access pipeline, and other times First Nations people have bravely worked to protect our Mother Earth.
Joining Rev. Alice Anacheka-Nasemann at the pulpit are Apache Loril Moondream, Penobscot Barbara Giamarrino, and Lakota “Granma” Rema Loeb. We also welcome special musical guests, Visioning B.E.A.R. Singers, Mi’Kmaq Strong Oak and Stevixago, who perform Native American music focused on peace and justice.
Lakota “Granma” Rema is in her 80’s and has been to Standing Rock twice. Young water protectors came down to stand with her in Otis to help stop the pipe line. Although elderly, she was sprayed with chemicals from helicopters, and was arrested and put in shackles with other women for a night in jail.
**Strong Oak is willing to offer a smoke blessing at the front door for those who arrive 20 minutes early.**
Please join us at this captivating service—all are welcome.