May 25-26, 2019 • Sacred Fire Grand Valley, Grand Junction CO • Riverbend Park in Palisade, Colorado
For thousands of years humans have gathered together around the fire for light, warmth and connection. Voices of Wisdom, an offspring of Ancient Wisdom Rising, is a new regional event by the Sacred Fire Foundation that brings communities together with local indigenous elders and wisdom keepers. In this time of great transition, Sacred Fire Foundation offers Voices of Wisdom as an opportunity to sit in circle and listen to elders, to each other and to fire. Being in the presence of the elders’ embodied wisdom can teach us how to open our relationship with nature, reciprocity, and capacity to “listen” to the living world around us.
Voices of Wisdom brings you together with Indigenous elders that embody ancestral wisdom. At this event, held around a Sacred Fire, elders speak and offer perspectives and experiences that will help you feel more aware of the sacred world around you. The way toward a long-term sustainable future is to individually and collectively regain empathy with each other and the natural world. Through Indigenous ancestral wisdom, Voices of Wisdom opens your heart to feel renewed connections within yourself, amongst participants and with the living world.
At the bank of the Colorado River, at Riverbend Park in Palisade, Colorado, the Sacred Fire Community in the Grand Valley of Grand Junction, Colorado, Voices of Wisdom welcomes elders Dianna WhiteDove Uqualla, Havasupai, and Vernon Masayesva, Hopi, to share wisdom about the sacredness of water and the sanctity of the Colorado Plateau.
Event Details & Registration
Our program with the elders will take place on Saturday, May 25. Participants will then return for a fire circle on Sunday evening at the Grand Valley Hearth that will help them assimilate the teachings and experiences with the elders from the day before. This fire will be hosted and facilitated by Deanna Jenné, Gary Weidner and John Walden, initiated firekeepers for Sacred Fire Grand Valley Hamlet.
Saturday, May 25
10:00-11:00 am: Onsite registration. Please arrive with time to get settled and relaxed.
11:00 am: Welcome, Introduction and Opening Ceremony
11:30 am – 1:30 pm: first speaker.
1:30 pm: A delicious potluck lunch!
3:00 pm -5:00 pm: Welcome and introduction of the second speaker.
5:00 pm: End of Saturday gathering.
Sunday, May 26
6:00 pm: Arrive and make offerings to the Fire (no potluck this evening). Sharing circle on experiencing the Elders’ relationship with ancestral wisdom, and how it impacts our day-to-day lives.
9:00 pm: End of Sunday gathering.
Each Voices of Wisdom event is hosted by a hamlet of the Sacred Fire Community, whose firekeepers hold the space for the gathering. Collaboratively, we create openings to reconnect with the land and the spirits of the place where we live.
This Voices of Wisdom gathering will be held at Riverbend Park, Lion’s Club Pavillion, in Palisade, Colorado on Saturday, May 25th. We will have a place to sit around the fire under a canvas shade and the cottonwoods with the Colorado River flowing close by to listen to the stories of the elders. See directions to Riverbend Park below. And, Sacred Fire Circle on Sunday, May 26th at the Grand Valley Hearth in Grand Junction.
Adults $50. There is a reduced price for those in need.
Free admission for youth under 14
Lodging and Camping
Information will be sent to you once we receive your registration.
Please contact our registration coordinator Heidi Griswold:
For more information on the Sacred Fire Community, please visit: http://sacredfirecommunity.org
Sacred Fire Grand Valley, Grand Junction CO
Riverbend Park in Palisade, Colorado
(exact location and directions will be sent to you when you register)
Voices of Wisdom and the Sacred Fire CommunityEach Voices of Wisdom event is hosted by a hamlet of the Sacred Fire Community, whose Firekeeper holds the space for the gathering. Collaboratively, we create openings to reconnect with the land and the spirits of the place where we live.
To learn more, visit http://sacredfire.community.