Blue Deer Center News

Posted July 16, 2013

BDC: What originally drew you to working with the Sacred Fire Foundation?

Cindy: I was telling someone the other day that it is really just a love of my life. There’s something so important about the work of the Foundation that feels life-giving at this time, and so redemptive. I was talking to some people recently about some of the work we’ve been doing, especially around Ancient Wisdom Rising (AWR) and the poignancy of working with the elders and the messages that they’re bringing forth to us. And the people had tears streaming down their cheeks.

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Posted April 9, 2013

By Buffy Aakaash

Years ago, when a group of people began looking for land that would become the Blue Deer Center, this place by this river called Saskawhihiwine called to them through its history. For it was said to be a powerful place of healing where the old peoples gathered to settle differences. The story goes that a great shaman was called upon to settle a severe rift between tribes in the area. He set out on a journey to ask the gods for help in what at the time seemed like a nearly impossible task. As we have retold the story,

After consulting the nearby forests, streams, and mountains, Tesakwanachee entered the valley to the West, looking for a sign that he had reached a special place of peace-making. In the stream called Saskawhihiwine he found the sign: a perfect circle in the water. He claimed the place as neutral territory in the Onondaga tradition. A council fire was built, the dispute was settled, war was averted. The people returned to hunting and gathering their food.”

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Posted April 9, 2013

Featuring 2 live bands:

Pulse Field with Steve Gorn (including Naaz Hosseini, Ev Mann, and Peter Blum)

Blue Paradox (Eliot Cowan, Steve Kemble, Rob Norris, Emilio Portal, Tilman Reitzle, Scott Sheerin, Omar Velasco, with special guest Joan Henry)

Potluck dinner

Art auction

Raffles (prizes include a Weekend at the Center for your group, Men's Retreat, and BDC t-shirts)

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