Thanksgiving Day Fundraiser ~ *Online* Thursday Morning Dance Wave! November 26, 2020

Suggested Price: $10.00

We are online dancing three times per month: First Friday night, and 2nd & 4th Sunday mornings.  Join us from your home on zoom!

Facilitator: Michael Hurd

Warm Up: 10:00 am
Opening Circle: 10:30 am

Suggested price: $10 per person.
No one turned away for lack of funds.
Please consider paying for all people dancing together to support AMC’s operational costs.

When you register through this page, you get access to the zoom link and the mix download!

Online Dance Guidelines.

Description

Invitation: Thanksgiving Day Fundraiser

A celebratory dance wave to honor our Native American Community. Dance wave on Zoom and private in person outdoor gatherings (weather permitting).

About Bigwitch Indian Wisdom Initiative from Tyson Sampson, a member of the WNC Band of Cherokee.

The Bigwitch Indian Wisdom Initiative (BIWI) is a wave of traditions inspired by this mountainous landscape. Named after their Matrilineal family name, Bigwitch! BIWI is Currently helping people locally to access Ecological (wild harvested) family foods, language, & herbology traditions; we demonstrate the importance of local indigenous knowlege and share some narratives throughout the WNC region. It is noteworthy to learn the Cherokee historical narrative of this region. We believe in “The Old Ways”!

Accomplishing enough action to do everything (many projects from documenting ethnobotanical information, teaching the values of food traditions to current generations, and developing resources that incorporate the use of the Cherokee language) can be networked/supported via a myriad of grassroots endeavors/sister groups/ individuals who seek to honor the beautiful painted earth beneath our healing/dancing feet!

It is our inherent responsibility as stewards of these mountains to lead the way for our own relatives to maintain and restore our old ways, especially through wild/fresh food sovereignty and indigenous language.

“Gadoogee” is the spirit of collaboration and cooperation! This is not a solo vision, it requires a collective to do the good work giving back to our ancestors the honor of this Mother land and its cosmological narrative.

Shgée. (That’s it.)