Flint Hills Wisdom Keepers SEED EVENTS
February 26, 2022
This event will be presented live from the University for Man Center in Manhattan KS as well as Zoom. Join Flint Hills Wisdom Keepers board members and past attendees to learn what to expect at the Annual Gathering. The 2022 Gathering takes place at White Memorial Camp north of Council Grove, Kansas, on April 22-24. Native American tribal Elders from across the United States will share their traditions with participants. The informational meeting will cover the following: a brief history of the FHWK organization, its mission, Elders who have attended in the past and their topics, and an activity similar to those at the Gathering.
There will be lots of time for questions and answers. Visit www.fhwisdomkeepers.org for more info. Contact persons are Diane Barker, phone/text: 785-477-9306; and Pat Embers, phone/text: 785-539-2819; or email both at email@example.com.
Date: 02/26/2022 (Sat)
Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Fireplace Room, UFM Learning Center, Manhattan, KS
Register through UFM Community Learning Center at www.tryufm.org or call (785) 539-8763. For Zoom participants: you will be emailed the password after you register.
March 15, 2022
This will be a wonderful introduction to Reuben IronHorse-Kent, one of our new Presenters at the annual Gathering.
Cahokia Mounds: From Time Immemorial--A Personal Perspective offers a presentation on the pre-contact Cahokia Mounds east of St. Louis, MO. Reuben's emphasis is on the Birdman" tablet discovered in 1971 that presents the 'above and below' concept which was central to Cahokia culture. Reuben explores the Cahokia Mounds as a foundation for Midwestern and Oeota descendants of the plains/prairie/woodlands peoples, their cultures, and languages. He traces the Cahokia influences to the present day artwork of the Iowa Tribe of NE Kansas and SE Nebraska.
Time: 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM CST
Place: Zoom platform
Register by emailing Brenda Volz, secretary, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The password will be sent to your prior to the Event.
April 5, 2022
Historical Meeting on the origin of the Wisdom Keepers Gathering started by Native American Elders. Board member, Karen Reagle, has attended since the early years and will share her inspirations from Elders and the dynamic history of Wisdom Keepers. Film will be shown via Zoom format. Link will be available prior to presentation.
Time: 6:00-8:00 PM CST
Place: Zoom platform
Register by emailing Brenda Volz, secretary, at email@example.com. The password will be sent to you prior to the Event.
God's Eye Weaving, Ojos de Dios
This art form dates to pre-colonization times. We will discuss history of the God’s Eyes as we make them. Georgia wishes to honor Victoria Gonzales’ mother who taught her this folk-art. The God’s Eyes were gifted to someone for protection or often today used for decoration.
Instructor: Georgia Nonte Perez
Georgia has dedicated her life to learning and teaching folk arts, which she learned at the feet of her grandmother, from the age of three. Georgia has shared her talents to teach others at UFM (University For Man, Manhattan, KS) and students in her art studio for many years. She will be teaching this weaving technique. Materials are included.
Time: 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
Location: UFM Solar Addition, 1221 Thurston St., Manhattan, KS
Register and pay through UFM Community Learning Center at www.tryufm.org or call (785) 539-8763.