The government of New Zealand recently recognized the ancestral connection of the Maori people to their water. This past spring, the government passed the “Te Awa Tupua Whanganui River Claims Settlement Bill,” which provides “personhood” status to the Whanganui River, one of the largest rivers on the North Island of New Zealand. This river has come to be recognized as having “all the rights, powers, duties, and liabilities of a legal person” – something the Maori believed all along.
In this article a new lawsuit hopes to give the Colorado River “personhood” status. Indigenous people would add, a river is more than a “person” – it is also a sacred place.
“The president’s action is an insult to all who value cultural heritage, outdoor recreation, and responsible stewardship of our shared natural resources. It ign...ores the overwhelming public support for maintaining and protecting national monuments and undermines the bipartisan legacy of previous presidents who used their authority to protect national monuments for all Americans.” - American Rivers President, Bob Irvin
The Water Blessing Song by Nalini Blossom
Filmed at Lake Atitlan in Guatemala with Mayan elder Tata Pedro, during a fire ceremony on the anniversary of Fukushim...a. To see more watch the Free film 'Water is Life' at http://blessthewater.com
Colorado River Gratitude Ceremony
Colorado River Gratitude Ceremony 2013
Water Comes First! We are honored to gather when the river is at its peak, on Saturday, June 4th at 3pm, Watson Island. This ceremony honors the life-giving waters that are gathered from rains and snows and of her many sister rivers, lakes and streams throughout the Rocky Mountains. Here, the Sacred Story of the Nile of the West, the great and hard working Sacred Being, called the Colorado River, will be told. The ceremony will be at the banks of the Colorado River on Watson Island, 7th & Struthers, south of the Botanical Gardens and walk way. The ceremony will be led by Marakame Deanna Jenné. For information contact Deanna at 268-5214 or email email@example.com.
The Colorado River will be celebrated June 4th with a Gratitude Ceremony on Watson Island, Grand Junction, CO. As we give Gratitude to Her, She rises up to meet the challenge! She is alive and a Sacred Being.
The ancient and Sacred Story of the Colorado River Woman's emergence will be told on June 4th. Everyone is welcome!
Details to come!
TODAY! At 6 pm mtn - Join us as we Pray and give Gratitude to the Life Giving Waters of the Grand Mesa and Colorado River. Bring water. Water will be blessed. Join millions in a synchronized meditation today at 6 pm, prayers, gratitude and blessing. 51477 KE Road, Mesa, CO
Potluck to follow and Sacred Fire at 7:30 pm mtn
Gratitude for Life Giving Waters - Blessing of Water Ceremony. Saturday, March 19, 6 pm. Bring a small jar of water from a local tributary or the Colorado River.... 51477 KE Road, Mesa, CO 81643. Call Deanna at 970-268-5214 for more information. Potluck, Bless the Water Film and Meditation. Sacred Fire Community Fire to follow.
Gratitude for Life Giving Waters - Blessing of Water Ceremony. Saturday, March 19, 6 pm. Bring a small jar of water from a local tributary or the Colorado River. 51477 KE Road, Mesa, CO 81643. Call Deanna at 970-268-5214 for more information. Potluck, Bless the Water Film and Meditation. Sacred Fire Community Fire to follow.
My dear friend and amazing musician offers a New Year's meditation on the Clouds and Wind, the Rain and Snow and humans woven into the fabric of the natural world. ENJOY! From Blue Place Music and Water Comes First!