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10/7, the 20th Annual Ancestor Walk and Bear Ceremony

EVENT:  20th Annual Ancestor Walk and Bear Ceremony

 

DATE:  October 7th, 2017

 

CONTACT:  Michelle Castillo, (562) 533-0373micheg13@gmail.com   
                         Rebecca Robles, rebrobles1@gmail.com 

 

NOTES:  On Saturday, October 7, 2017 the 20th Annual Ancestor Walk and Bear Ceremony will be held. The walk was started by Acjachemen elder Lillian Robles, as a way to have the communities remember and honor the sacred sites that are our village sites, creation sites, holy places of our ancestors. Many of these sites have been altered or destroyed to make way for development. Although Lillian passed, her husband, Lou Robles and her children continued to have this event take place. Today Rebecca Robles continues to keep this ceremony going. Flyers will not be made, but we ask everyone to spread the word.

Starting at the sacred site of Panhe, the ceremony will begin (map and locations will be posted in another post to come) at Panhe a car caravan will then go to 7 sacred sites in Ajacheman and Tongva sites and end at the sacred site of Puvungna (the gathering place) on the campus of Cal State U at Long Beach.

Please bring a pot luck dish as feeding people is a part of the ceremony. Bring a chair or blanket, dress for warmth towards the evening. Bring some kind of lighting, a flashlight or lantern. There are no lights at the circle. There will be ceremonial fire for Bear Ceremony. As dusk comes we prepare for the Bear Ceremony, which is a Healing Ceremony.

Please bring a pot luck dish as feeding people is a part of the ceremony. Bring a chair or blanket, dress for warmth towards the evening. As dusk comes we prepare for the Bear Ceremony, which is a Healing California Ceremony. Women on their moon cannot come into the circle as you are very powerful at this time, and that power overcomes the prayer and people who need healing will not get the healing. Women entering the circle must wear skirts or wraps. Absolutely no drugs or alcohol allowed, or disruptive behavior. We thank you for following these protocols.

More detailed information will be provided. You can contact Michelle Castillo 562-533-0373micheg13@gmail.com or Rebecca Robles on rebrobles1@gmail.com.  

Posted by: Deanna Phillips Published:9/12/17
Audience: Homepage and Native American


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