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Located in the Catskill Mountains, this land was recognized by indigenous peoples over a century ago as a place of healing. Come experience the natural world from a place of heart and connection.   Learn more »
"The teachings are for all, not just for Indians...The white people never wanted to learn before...Now they have a different understanding, and they do want to learn. We are all children of God. The tradition is open to anyone who wants to learn. But who really wants to learn?"   —Don Jose Matsuwa, Huichol, 1989   Learn more »
I do not think the measure of a civilization is how tall its buildings of concrete are, But rather how well its people have learned to relate to their environment and fellow man.   —Sun Bear of the Chippewa Tribe   Learn more »

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Posted January 28, 2011

A few people stepped forward and presented the BDC with a challenge this Fall to match their donation of $15,000. If we did, the Center could keep it all to produce our first beautiful catalog that will reach an estimated 80,000 people.

Well, thanks to all of you out there in the world whose donations ranged from $3 on up, we made it with a grand total of $35,453. Thank-you, thank-you all!

Posted January 28, 2011

With a New Year, new goal, new slate of activities, new and old friends combined with the land and river that the Center is part of, we are on our way to nourishing people. Last year we Prepared the Ground so that we could Plant the Seeds this year.

Our goal is to raise at least $225,000 to meet the many growing needs of the Center from facilities to outreach to Elder support to possible scholarships to land acquisition. If you are interested in helping with any of our many projects or just to learn more or even just to talk, please drop me a line, and I will happily call you. – peterbrown [at] bluedeer [dot] com

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Posted January 28, 2011

Mark your Calendars for this upcoming mainstay of the Center. Saturday, June 11th. There is much to do to put this event on, and we are looking for people to help out in all capacities from overall coordination, cooking, set-up, silent auction, liaison with Elders and more.

The theme -- Ancestral Traditions Come Home -- for Fireball 2011 was inspired by fire. This year the Fireball will be hosting four Elders from ancestral traditions. These Elders will be available throughout the day for informal talks and a chance to sit with them and chat.

There will also be the fire in the evening for a more formal talk and presentation by these Elders. Fireball 2011 – Ancestral Traditions Come Home will be a unique and rare opportunity to meet, learn and be with these inspiring people.

If you would like to help to plan this event, please contact Peter Brown at peterbrown@bluedeer.org.

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