New Day & New Time! MU Native American Student Organization Invites OVEC and others to a Water Ceremony, June 9

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.

“The Earth gives generously! The Earth Exchange gives us a chance to give back!’

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:   

Water Ceremony

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!

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