Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Photos Apache Oak Flat Spiritual Gathering by Sandra Rambler





Photos by Sandra Rambler, San Carlos Apache
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On Feb. 5, tribal members and guests danced to four blessing songs by medicine man, Anthony Logan and other spiritual leaders at the San Carlos Apache Tribal Administration lawn prior to beginning the spiritual march to Oak Flat.

On Feb. 5, Tribal Vice-Chairman, Tao Etpison joined by Seven Mile Wash District Councilmembers, Bernadette Goode and Mitch Hoffman and Peridot District Councilman, Wendsler Nosie, Sr., at the outset of the 44-mile spiritual march from San Carlos to Oak Flat.

On Feb. 5, Peridot District Councilman, Wendsler Nosie, Sr., and his brother, Vansler Nosie, took turns in carrying the Eagle Staff from San Carlos to Oak Flat and were nearing Dripping Springs while tribal members were driving by yelling and honking their horns showing support against the land exchange.

On Feb. 5, Tribal Chairman, Terry Rambler and Vice-Chairman, Tao Etpison, made welcome to guests and tribal members who were preparing to participate in the All Nations Spiritual Gathering at Oak Flat beginning with the spiritual march that morning.  

On Feb. 4, the All Nations Spiritual Gathering at Oak Flat began with a rally on the lawn of the Tribal Administration Headquarters where the youth sang, spoke, shared poetry and painted.  Krys Yoyetewa was among those who participated who drew a picture of a young Apache girl during her coming of age ceremony.  She is the daughter of Jennifer Wesley and Brian Yoyetewa and the God-daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Thorne.

On Feb. 4, Carrie Reede Curley drew a picture of a young Apache girl in traditional attire and participated in the spiritual march from the San Carlos Apache Tribal Headquarters on Feb. 5 through Feb. 6 to Oak Flat and was instrumental in helping carry the staff during ther spiritual march.


Thank you to Sandra Rambler, San Carlos Apache, for sharing photos with Censored News!

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