Sunday, November 06, 2016

Sundancer to Lead Water Prayers on the Shores of the Rio Grande

The local environmental and faith communities will gather by the shores of the Rio Grande on Sunday, November 13, to offer prayers for the healing of New Mexico waters and to stand in solidarity with activists from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe who are opposing the construction of a pipeline through their reservation.

Grandmother Nancy Andry, an elder of French and Algonquin heritage, will lead the prayers. She is a Sundancer and Sacred Pipe carrier.  As an acknowledged Elder and Grandmother in her communities in Canada, she was given instruction to bring out and share certain teachings.

The ceremony will take place from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in an area  just south of the Rio Grande Nature Center. How to get there: From Rio Grande Blvd. turn west onto Campbell. Park on Trellis Dr. NW.  Participants are are asked to gather at the kiosk with a metal eagle (with logs on the side). From there, everyone will walk to the river.

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