Published June 12, 2018
BERKELEY, Calif. – Wendsler Nosie Sr. of rhe San Carlos Apache and tribal members are on a sacred journey to Washington D.C. They are stopping at several sacred sights along the way. Starting in Pomo territory at the Elem Indian colony, the group then stopped on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at the West Berkely Shellmound sacred site where they sang, danced and prayed.
Sunrise in Pomo Country
Corrina Gould and Wendsler Nosie Sr.
Ruth Orta Jalquin/Saclan/Ochejamne (Ohlone/Bay Miwok, Plains Miwok) giving necklace photo by Norm Sands
Corrina Gould (Ohlone) and Ruth Orta gave gifts which is the custom of the Ohlone people and most tribes across the Western Hemisphere. The gifts (necklaces) were given to two of Wendsler Nosie Sr. Grandaughters who are on the cross country prayer journey.
Kim DeOcampo, Wendsler Nosie Sr., Ruth Orta
Wendsler Nosie Sr. traveling group (they call the Stronghold) will unite with the Poor People’s Campaign on June 23, 2018 in Washington D.C..
San Carlos drummers Singers, and dancers
“The National call for Moral Revival is an opportunity to educate America about it’s true history and demand the changes to outdated federal policies and create stronger laws that will protect the environment,” according to organizers of the sacred journey.
Below is the route the group is taking:
Departed Arizona June 8, 2018
Pomo Territory, California
Bears Ears, Utah
Chaco Canyon, New Mexico
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Little Rock, Arkansas
St. Louis, Missouri
Photos by Norm Sands