2018 Gathering for Mother Earth’s Waters

**Look for the Blue Balloons**

Please respect this space with your full presence.  
No photos, videos, or recordings at any of the Gathering sites. Thank you.

Thursday, Sept. 20

Opening/ Centering

Location: Valles Caldera
Time: 10 am to 1 pm

9:00 – 9:45 am: Shuttles will leave from the Valles Caldera park visitor center (click here for directions) to take you to the Gathering site. The last shuttle will leave at 9:45 am. Please note if you are late for this shuttle you won’t be able to come to the Gathering site on your own. Carpooling to the Valles Caldera visitor center is encouraged.

PLEASE NOTE: No pets are allowed at the Valles Caldera gathering site.

10:00 to 10:20 am community prayers and food blessing
10:25 am to 12:00 pm community meal & talking circles / Meal provided by: *Honor Our Pueblo Existence
12:05 to 12:15 pm closing blessing
12:30 to 1:00 pm– clean up and leave site-transportation loading


Friday, Sept. 21

Water Blessings: Avanyu & Water Protectors


Location: Nambe Falls, Nambe Pueblo
Time: 10 am to 1 pm

10:00 am Welcoming and opening, Avanyu ancestry
10:30 to 10:55 am Water Blessings and good thoughts
11:00 to 11:25 am Sustainable practices, discussion,
11:30 am to 12:30 pm Community meal
12:35 to 1:00 pm Clean up and leave site-transportation

Thank you Nambe Community for Meal. Host Doreen Mirabal


Location: Poeh Cultural Center, Pojoaque Pueblo
Time: 5:00 – 8:00pm

Click here for directions to the Poeh Cultural Center.

5:00 pm Opening Blessing – Pojoaque Governor Joseph Talachy
5:15 Water Blessing – Grandmothers
5:45 Lightning Boy Foundation Hoop Dancers
6:30 Meal & Keynote Speaker – Steve McComber
7:00 Panel Discussion – Protecting Our Sacred Waters: Roxanne Swentzel, Paula Garcia, Beata Tsosie, Marian Naranjo
7:50 Film Screening “Avanyu” – Louie Hena
8:00 Closing Prayers

Poeh Center Contact: Karl Duncan_phone 505-455-5040 ext.5054

Meal provided by *Four Bridges Traveling Permaculture Institute

Event Coordinator Contact: Addelina Lucero (575) 779-7020


Contact: Elder Kathy Sanchez, *TWU 505-747-3259


Many Blessings to *sponsors,
LC18, & hosting Pueblos of Ohkay Owingeh, Pueblo of Nambe and Pueblo of Pojoaque.

*Mother Earth Ecological Wellness Collaborative: *Traditional Native American Farmers Association,*New Mexico Acequia Association

*TWU: Sayain Circle of Awesome Grandmothers