8 days of NYTC 2017 ZION R A

Well were back from Wishtoyo i feel kind of sad but im happy with the time we had there. todays native games with tata Hector and tata john were great i had a fun time playing flower wars relating to it. was great to sing the womyns song with my brothers and tata caldonache teachings are so beautiful. good to work on common app with Shelva and our statments thank you so much

Wishtoyo zion

wishtoyo was great. as we arrived the Chumash people welcomed us with open arms and i greatly appreciate that. all the knowledge they trusted us with was life changing such as inviting me into his Temescal and the sacred geometry with tata Joe Clues. I had a great time talking to tata Joe Clue at the beach about music his art and his participation in the native american movement. had a great time with Mati he invited me into his Temescal i will never forget that. tata Candonache shared very sacred and dear knowledge about or people and i want to thank hims do much. i am so thankful to be there to celebrate nana julians birthday with her.

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day 5 zion

today was a great day woke up to a good run and practice indigenous tactics for flower wars game. the game tactics were also used when aztec warriors went to war thats how i related to that activity today through my ancestry. after that we had aztec math with the nepoualtitntin every minute a spend with tata Vicente my mind gets blowed. had a great times weaving my bird nest 35138923993_6e36ba47fa_k

day 3/4 zion

Day 3

Day 3 was very productive we made soap stone with the beautiful Auntie Julia she always makes me smile. Auntie Julia was sitting under a fairly new olive tree i walked up to the table and she gave me a life changing choose whether my bear is going to be green brown or black i picked the smallest one. Turned around looking for a chair like a hawk looks for food I find one and dive for like a seagull dive for a fish. i sit down and start to chisel like crazy at my stone bear find my self done 15 minutes later

 

zions first day

Today was a great day talked to a lot of new people made clapping sticks with Aunty Julia Bogany. sitting under a half falling over tree Aunty Julia told us about a natural spring that she own in long beach. Aunty Julia made my day today she is such a happy womyn and the rock work shop we did with her made me reflect on my self and how lucky i am to be living the life i am today