We hold substance-free events for all ages to gather in celebration with music, video, dance, culture and storytelling. We offer safe, fun and healthy alternatives for youth to participate in an inclusive environment that encourages community-building.
Our events usually include some element of ceremony (not specific to any religion) with the intention to highlight and acknowledge our universal connection to each other and the elements of life. We believe in the power of heart to heart connection and the vision of a better world for the seven generations ahead.
August 19th, 2023 - Leaven Community, Portland
Our celebration featured:
Lindita Sawaya: Live painting during the event
Aya Iworiosa: Shruti-box vocals
Huehca Omeyocan: Anahuac (Mesoamerican) Traditional Dance & Music Group
Baba Wague: Storyteller from Mali, West Africa
Transformational Hip Hop:
Thank you to 'Portland Events and Film' for selecting us as a grant recipient this year!
Music, Cultural Performances & Documentary Screening
June 14, 2022 - Moon Shadow Meadow, Fort Collins, Colorado
At this all ages event, we welcomed 170 guests to the Moon Shadow Meadow in Fort Collins, Colorado at our first outdoor event. Performances included banjo, Shruti box chanting, indigenous Mexica dance and conscious Hip-Hop. Our guests stayed into the evening for the group watching of Voices of the Wisdom Keepers followed by a fireside gathering.
Saja Butler of Urban Monk Studios
Quetzalcoatl Aztec Danza Group
Quincy Davis Music
Voices of the Wisdom Keepers Screening and Sharing Circle
May 5th, 2022 - Dancing Tree in partnership with Kapuya / Rooted Resilience: a BIPOC Sanctuary Space.
At this all ages event, we screened our film followed by sharing from a local Native elder and a song circle by the fire.
Thank you Sommer Fawn Moselle for initiating and supported this event. Much gratitude to our elders Ken and Hiedi for attending and blessing us with your words of wisdom.
Uncila Makoce (Grandmother Earth) Week Event
April 18th - April 22nd, 2022 - Rosebud, South Dakota
This all-ages community gathering is a collaboration between Summer Zephier and family, Seven Sovereign Sisters, Essential Fam, Lakota Small Farms Project, The Kin DAO, various tribal programs and schools, and the Lakota people of Rosebud, SD. We helped organize and journeyed to South Dakota for a week long event involving food + medicine sovereignty, amplifying indigenous wisdom + culture, alternative economics and alternative building practices, the land back movement, regenerative agriculture, land/water restoration, intergenerational storytelling, art + music, youth media education, and restoring the sacred hoop of life. It’s beautiful to see the alignments of folks working towards a better world, remembering how to be caretakers of Mother Earth and planting seeds for the next 7 generations.
Voices of the Wisdom Keepers Premiere
April 9th, 2022 - Awakenings Studio, Portland
At this all ages event, we had over 200 guests attend the world premiere of first our full-length, original Voices Of The Wisdom Keepers, in-person and online. We were honored by the presence of two elders featured in the film, Ray Williams and Ilarion Merculieff, who were able to join us for the event. We are also grateful to Eduardo and Maria of Huehca Omeyocan helped us open and close the event in a ceremonial way. We're grateful for the community support as it inspires us to keep creating and moving forward.