~ Visiting ~
Healing Winds Maine : Firday night I visited a new friend and now a good friend, Carol Hutchins. A circle was held at her center: Talking Circle & Story Telling ~, 26 Ellsworth Street, Springville Maine. 207-324-6077. Carol offers a significant portion of her beautiful home for the people. There are several spaces in her shop for gatherings and workshops. The gift shop at Healing Winds is supplied with many unique and beautiful items. In back of her home is a medicine wheel that provides and excellent place for meditation and healing. You can visit her at Healing Winds Maine on Facebbok and like her page.
Thank you for the gifting Carol of the four directions piece now honoring my lodge space. Thank you for the work that you do and your home is blessed with the energy that you have brought to it.
Schooling the World: the White Man’s Last Burden
Screening at Keene State College
March 19, 2013
lost people films
This film addresses the issues that come with increasing globalization and focuses on the export of consumerist cultural and educational models that have become intertwined with large corporate entities. The export of these economic and educational models now supported by the World Bank, lead to loss of indigenous culture and tradition, loss of ecosystems that have sustained these cultures for centuries, exploitation of peoples as well as negating traditional models of education and economy within these communities.
The film includes interviews with renowned activist, Dr Vandana Shiva of Navdanya, Wade Davis ethno- botanist in residence with the National Geographic Society and Manish Jain of Shikshantar and Swaraj University in Rajasthan, India. Viewers can explore differing concepts of inclusion within educational and economic paradigms. The film drives home the need for those who are aiming to help by exporting these paradigms to think hard about who benefits from this kind of unilateral thinking and the losses we sustain while doing so.
James Beard aka Noodin is a cultural storyteller and Native American interpretive consultant, whose teachings stem from the Ojbwa tradition and Andrea Louise Cadwell, MA, MSc has worked with Dr Vandana Shiva and the Women’s Alliance of Ladakh in India, a group working to preserve indigenous Tibetan agrarian and cultural society in Ladakh, India.
Noodin and Andrea will share their personal experiences regarding living and working within
their respective communities.
Article by Andrea L Cadwell, MA, MSc
(this is a class presentation not open to the public)
Screenings and presentations of the film - Schooling the World: The White Man’s Last Burden
For those interested in screening the film and/or hosting presentations on the film and the issues raised therein please contact Andrea Louise Cadwell, MA, MSc. Andrea has worked with the Women’s Alliance of Ladakh, a group featured in the film as well as spending time living with a Ladakhi family located in Leh, Ladakh. Andrea is working with the filmmakers in helping to bring the film to as many people as possible in order to engender a deeper dialog within communities, schools, business and other local resources as a way to help enlighten our society about the downside of globalization- the export of non-traditional educational and economic systems- and the inherent destruction of ecosystems.
Although the film is focused on communities in India, it is clear that the issues raised in the film do not exist solely in India, but wherever there are native communities, precious ecosystems and natural resources that can easily be exploited. It is through the efforts of native peoples worldwide and those of us who support their efforts that change is possible and the reality of a world that remains diverse in every sense of the world is possible.
We look forward to opening dialog and engaging your communities.
Article by Andrea L Cadwell, MA, MSc
In the Year - 2013
View Beyond ~
Cultural Story Telling in our Modern Worlld - Host Deb Miller
with James B Beard aka Noodin, Cheshire TV Channel 8, Keene NH
Gathering at Monadnock
~ Keene State College, Monadnock State Park, Gilson
Pond Area, Jaffrey NH
(this is a private presentation not open to the
public) May 16, 17, 18, 19 Thursday ~ Sunday Eighth Fire Gathering ~
March 31, 2013
Airs - Easter Sunday
6 pm - 7 pm
April 16, 2013 Tuesday
5 pm - 6:30 pm
Storytellers ~ Walking Spirit in a Native Way - Radio Show Host
Nancy Wait with James B Beard aka Noodin, Tune in to
BlogtalkRadio and join us. Intro flute by Bob White Bear Olson: Dancing
April 20, 2013 Saturday
2 pm to 3 pm
Monadnock Region Earth Day ~ Closing
Ceremonies - Antioch University New England in Keene NH --
An Algonquin Ceremony for Mother Earth:
James B. Beard, a.k.a. Noodin conducting Danny Roaman assisting
April 23, 2013 Tuesday
In the Year - 2013
View Beyond ~ Cultural Story Telling in our Modern Worlld - Host Deb Miller with James B Beard aka Noodin, Cheshire TV Channel 8, Keene NH http://cheshiretv.org/index.htmv
Gathering at Monadnock ~ Keene State College, Monadnock State Park, Gilson Pond Area, Jaffrey NH
(this is a private presentation not open to the public)
May 16, 17, 18, 19 Thursday ~ Sunday
Eighth Fire Gathering ~
All are welcome ~ Participants will come prepared to camp out and feed themselves. Carry in, carry out is expected of all.
CHILDREN are most welcome, but childcare is the responsibility of their family.
THERE IS NO ENTRY FEE. Donations will be gratefully accepted at the event.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Website for more information and pre-registration: http://www.8thfiregathering2013.com/
(public) June 1, 2013 Saturday
1pm - 7pm
One Day Gathering ~ Talking Circle & Story
Healing Wind Center, 26 Ellsworth Street, Springville Maine. 207-324-6077. ~
James B Beard aka Noodin conducting, Carol Hutchins hosting
Sharing programs are freely offered. Financial
gifting/donaton is gratefully accepted in order for the work to go on
June 1, 2013 Saturday 1pm - 7pm
One Day Gathering ~ Talking Circle & Story Telling ~ Healing Wind Center, 26 Ellsworth Street, Springville Maine. 207-324-6077. ~ James B Beard aka Noodin conducting, Carol Hutchins hosting