“How did I make it back to my Las Vegas hotel room?” If you cannot remember, you might want to reconsider the purpose of your Vegas trip. Explore Vegas from the perspective of quenching your soul.
Outside of what is known as “the strip” of Las Vegas are options that allow you to explore the existential questions of life, like, “Why didn’t I leave the craps table when I was winning?” or “How did I make it back to my hotel room?” .
To find nirvana just on the outskirts of Las Vegas, travel two hours through ochre landscape on the historic Route 66 to Hualapai Reservation, located at the western rim of the Grand Canyon. Land occupied for thousands of years by the Hualapai nation, the Rez, spans over one million acres of largely untouched canyons, mountains, rivers, forests and parched earth.
On the way, you will drive through Joshua Tree National Park. The park, situated within the California desert, is one of two places on earth where Joshua trees grow. The other location is the Middle-East near Jerusalem. So plentiful are the Joshua, the area is more like a forest of the desert.
Considered sacred plants by Natives and Christians, stop and wonder at Joshua trees standing well over 20-feet-tall with 10-feet wingspans of prickly thorns. Perform what is called a “shinrin-yoku,” a Japanese term translated into “forest bath” which means to take in the atmosphere of the forest as way of healing.
I just spent the past few days on sacred Wabanaki land doing ceremonies with indigenous healers from around the world. I had never undertook a journey like this alone before, and I have grown as a woman because of it.
As I arrived to the Penobscot territory, I was greeted by a bald eagle and a deer standing on the shoreline of Indian Island. The spirits have not forgotten us.
I was blessed to hear songs & stories from Lakota Chief Looking Horse, who stood at Standing Rock. I heard prayers in many languages, sitting around a sacred fire with many tribes, but all one family.
Awakening at sunrise to flute songs & drumming. Sacred tears flowing. This experience will stay with me until I leave this world.
Bought three books today.
Book 1, "Our Story" is a collection of #Indigenous short stories, challenging the discriminatory, racist and colonial settler narrative in Canada, with regards to its history.
Book 2, "We Are Born with the Songs Inside Us" is a collection of interviews with Indigenous youths, community workers, artists and elders on #decolonisation .
Book 3, "A Girl Called Echo" is a graphic novel about a Métis girl which deals with an often overlooked part of Canada's history.
My spirits soared watching a member of our tribe preform the Eagle dance, it’s over a 1,000 years old. Felt the absence of White Eagle a Gros Ventre artist/friend/ mentor. Visits with him were always a highlight of visiting Tahoe. This piece is by Hans Meyer Kassel.
Tradition. One of the oldest dance forms of prairie first nations peoples, the Prairie Chicken Dance. The story tells of a hunter who brought back a grouse for his family to eat. In a dream the grouse asked why did you eat me and the hunter replied “my family was hungry and needed to eat”. The grouse accepted hunter’s humble reply and honored him by teaching him a sacred dance. #calgarystampede#firstnations#elbowrivercamp
biggest fan girl but how could I not be? he is the cutest friggin human and literally has a voice sent from god. ive been obsessed with this man since day one, such a great morning and a morning ill never forget @logan_staats 💛
Missing: Jason Benneke was last seen at 11:30pm on Thursday July 5 at the #Surrey#PublicWharf#britishcolumbia
Benneke is 31 year old, 5’7, 124 lbs, with brown hair, brown eyes and a goatee. He was last seen in blue jeans, light coloured shoes and no shirt. #Police and #family are very concerned. His vehicle has been located by the police nearby where he was last seen. Land and water searches have been conducted with assistance of the #BC#RCMP Police Dog Service and the BC RCMP Underwater Recovery Team yet he remains missing.
Anyone with info on his whereabouts whereabouts please contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 #findme#mm#missingperson#missingandmurderednatives#firstnations#indiancountry#mipcus#indigenous
Stopping off at Blue Horse Mukwa Rescue Ranch, owned and operated by a friend I always enjoy playing American Indian flute for a blind horse named River. Every time we show up and hears the flute he comes running and puts his head on my shoulder.