Event: Re-Connecting Gathering

Logotype image of a crimson red serif font rendering of the word 'Reconnecting' across the top of the image. In bright yellow text on a crimson background under the word is the phrase 'Bringing Indigenous Wisdom into Life and Education'. The O in 'Reconnecting' is a glyph of a large set of conentric circles with a tree of life growing behind appearing as NE and SW pole.
We invite you to a gathering on Indigenous People's weekend for educators, and all who care about our young people and the future of Mother Earth

White Feather Ranch Retreat Center
Placerville, California

With well known Native artist/educators James Marquez, Stan Padilla, Aiona Anderson
and Waldorf educators Jack Petrash and Nancy Poer

Deer Glyph Swallow GlyphReverent awareness of our interconnectedness with
the natural world is primal knowledge among
First Nation's indigenous peoples.
Today there is alarming disregard for our Mother Earth,
and a disconnect from the very sources of life itself.
We need a vital reconnection more than ever.


In this gathering respected indigenous educators and healers will share their Native wisdom in dialogue, story, art, food, ceremony, healing practices for daily life and making beautiful crafts as community gifts. We will look at how we can enhance the Waldorf curriculum with renewing ideas. This ongoing work on behalf of our young people is to bring them a truer, deeper story of our nation's history and support a higher, more inclusive understanding of life.

White Feather Ranch Retreat Center at a site of ancient Native grinding rocks, is an hour east of Sacramento in the Sierra foothills. There are rustic ranch style accommodations and 70 acres for camping. The program includes campfires, a chance for sleeping under the stars, a sunrise ceremony on Sunday followed by practical indications for our teaching curriculums.

Space limited
  • , $250
  • Includes lodging and simple, organic native meals
  • Saturday Only, $100, includes lunch/dinner
Pastel painting of California indigenous people's artifacts and tools including from left to right the rising sun behind rock glyphs, an ornamental headdress of feathers and painted symbols, a handmade basket with freshly picked herbs, a mountain pine tree and a decorated dream catcher behind a new moon at night all on a large rock grind stone with a pestle in one of the grind holes.