San Carlos Apache Stop at West Berkeley Shellmound on Way to Washington, D.C.

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

Sunrise in Pomo Country

Corrina Gould and Wendsler Nosie Sr.

Corrina Gould and Wendsler Nosie Sr.

Ruth Orta giving necklace

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

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

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National call for Moral Revival is an opportunity to educate America about it’s true history and demand the changes to outdated federal policies and create stronger laws that will protect the environment,” according to organizers of the sacred journey.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

Oakland, California

Morongo, California

Tuscon, Arizona

Flagstaff, Arizona

Bears Ears, Utah

Chaco Canyon, New Mexico

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Pueblo, Colorado

Norman, Oklahoma

Little Rock, Arkansas

St. Louis, Missouri

Nashville, Tennessee

Washington, D.C.

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Photos by Norm Sands

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