Calling all lovers of the Ohio River! This Friday, June 9, 2017, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Harris River Front Park near the boat ramp
The Marshall University Native American Student Organization (MU-NASO) will lead a Water Ceremony (blessing of the Ohio River) this Friday, June 9, 2017. Please join them, OVEC and others in a collaboration for this year’s Global Earth Exchange, a project of Radical Joy for Hard Times.
OVEC and the Radical Joy for Hard Times received an invitation from the Marshall University Native American Student Organization (MU-NASO) to participate in their Water Ceremony for the Ohio River this Friday, June 9 as part of the Global Earth Exchange. Global Earth Exchange will be happening across the nation and globe in June, primarily on June 17, but any day is a good day to bring beauty to a wounded place! Indeed our wounded Ohio River is in great need of beauty and healing as the most polluted river in the country. This great river serves as a water source for more than 3 million people.
See below for details, and please read carefully and follow the instructions below if you plan to participate:
When: Friday, June 9, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Huntington’s Harris Riverfront Park; meet near the boat ramp
Who: People who love and honor the water, especially the Ohio River.
For Women: If you are in your moon (having your period), you may participate in storytelling, but must move to a respectful distance during the water ceremony. Women, please wear a long skirt or dress, below the knee.
Why: The Ohio River is a very wounded place in need of a water ceremony for its healing and restoration
What to bring: All of your positive energy, respect, and positive words; a good friend; a good memory or a story about the Ohio River to share; a good, clear open mind. Please follow the instructions and leadership of the elders who will lead the Water Ceremony.
What NOT to bring: Please, no dogs or other pets. No drugs or alcohol. No cameras or recording equipment.
Join with MU-NASO, OVEC and others in the Global Earth Exchange to create beauty in a wounded place. We look forward to seeing you there!
You can learn more about MU NASO here.