Informational Brochure about Indian Canyon

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You can download our pdf here http://www.indiancanyonlife.org/informational-brochure-final.pdf

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17th Annual Storytelling Gathering

Save the Date July 13th - Annual Storytelling Gathering

SAVE THE DATE – JULY 13th
Saturday 1pm to 5pm

Storytellers – Singers – Dancers

More details to come.

Do you want to help?
Have an idea?
email: indiancanyon.kanyon@gmail.

com

Fill out this form:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/embeddedform?formkey=dHVRUW52QnlDWlM2RmFKd01XV0xSOUE6MQ

Have you been to a storytelling before – can you help us with sharing your feedback –
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ddTtutpaPT4lyFBkqmbAFi_l6HddT0ReFipqQRHeeq8/viewform

———————-VENUE DETAILS:

Suggested Donation
$20-Adult
$10-Student
Free-Children Under 10

RSVP —831.637.4238—–indiancanyon.kanyon@gmail.com
***Highlights for this Gathering***
Bring sunscreen & hats for the day, blankets or jackets for the coming of evening. Food will be availible (BBQ, Salad, Fruit) Soft drink bar available. Tea and coffee will be provided for free.
This is an alcohol and drug free event. Seating provided, however, we do encourage you to bring your own folding chair. We have pets freely roaming, if you bring a pet – we encourage leashes.

Modest attire please, thank you~
Off the Grid Facilities – Cash/Checks are acceptable (sorry no cards)
Find – RSVP – Share – this event on Facebook
“Like” Indian Cayon on Facebook

If you’re not able to attend the event, we would appreciate your donation. If you would like to preregister, please make check or money order payable to:
Costanoan Indian Research, Inc.
Mail to: Indian Canyon Ranch P.O. Box 28 Hollister Ca 95024-0028.

All Donation are tax deductible 501-(c)(3)#680287736
www.indiancanyonlife.org + www.indiancanyon.org

Directions
~ From Hollister:
from HWY 25 Turn Right on San Felipe/San Benito St. go right on Union Rd. go 0.3 mi., left on Cienaga Rd. which ends in a T-junction, continue right, go 9.4 mi., right on Grass Valley Rd. go 0.1 mi., left onto gravel road in vineyard, continue to follow ribbons and signs.

~ From San Juan Bautista: HWY 156 E go 4.2 mi., right on Union Rd. go 3.6 mi., right on Cienaga Rd. which ends in a T-junction, continue right, go 9.4 mi., right on Grass Valley Rd. go 0.1 mi. left onto gravel road in vineyard, continue to follow ribbons and signs.

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A few questions from Indian Canyon to you

Here is a link to a quick survey, we would love if you could answer some questions to help us – help you.   Click this link to answer questions

 

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Native Voice in local newspaper

Kanyon is a volunteer with the San Juan Star Newspaper.

She was offered a column to be the voice of the local natives.  She has written a few columns about the current going’s on in the area.  And always does her best in presenting truth and honesty about the local natives.

 

SEPTEMBER 2012 ISSUE

OCTOBER 2012 ISSUE

NOVEMBER 2012 ISSUE

 

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Ohlone Sacred Sites Explained!

Ohlone Sacred Sites Explained! Bridge Walkers Short Documentary Flor de Miel Films

A film by Flor de Miel, film and photography by Catherine Herrera.

This short documentary shares the history and cultural importance today of Sacred Shellmounds to the Ohlone people of San Francisco. Ann Marie Sayers, Corrina Gould, and L. Frank Manriquez offer a unique vantage to better understand efforts today to protect and preserve Sacred Sites. Collaborations between the Ohlone and local parks, museums, archeologists, and environmental stewards has led to increasing protection for these vital sites. Learn more at www.ohlonenation.org, www.indiancanyon.org, www.saveglencove.org.

 

 

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Indian Canyon Art and Swag

Kanyon has made a zazzle account for Indian Canyon

She is always creating new artwork, and this site helps her produce more for everyone.  Some of the sticker tag goes to zazzle for producing the product, and royalties come to Kanyon and Indian Canyon. Check it out.



make custom gifts at Zazzle

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16th Annual Indian Canyon Storytelling EVENT – 6/30/12

16th Annual Indian Canyon Storytelling Event Flyer

Indian Canyon annual storytelling event

 

16th Annual   Storytelling &  Indigenous Gathering

June 30th, 2012

Storytellers – Singers – Dancers

 more info = www.indiancanyonlife.org/events

Ann-Marie Sayers – Tribal Chariwoman

~Indian Canyon Nation (Ohlone)

L. Frank – Irresponsible artist, Responsible Activist

~Tongva/ajachmem/Raramuri

Kim Shuck – Writer & Visual Artist

~Cherokee

Joaquin – The Red Road

~Anishinaabek + Pomo

Wicahpiluta Candelaria

~Ohlone

Kanyon Sayers-Roods – Artist of woven media

~Indian Canyon Nation (Ohlone + Chumash)

 

Dr. T & the Blues Criminals

~Dr.Tharon Weighill + Blues Band

 

Calpulli Itzpapolotl

~Mexica Danza

Suggested Donation 

$20-Adult

$10-Student

Free-Children Under 10

 

RSVP —831.637.4238—–indiancanyon.kanyon@gmail.com

 

***Highlights for this Gathering***

Bring sunscreen & hats for the day, blankets or jackets for the coming of evening. Food will be availible (BBQ, Salad, Fruit) Soft drink bar available. Tea and coffee will be provided for free.

This is an alcohol and drug free event. Seating provided, however, we do encourage you to bring your own folding chair. We have pets freely roaming, if you bring a pet – we encourage leashes.

 

Modest attire please, thank you~

Off the Grid Facilities – Cash/Checks are acceptable (sorry no cards)

Find – RSVP – Share – this event on Facebook

“Like” Indian Cayon on Facebook

If you’re not able to attend the event, we would appreciate your donation. If you would like to preregister, please make check or money order payable to:

Costanoan Indian Research, Inc.

Mail to: Indian Canyon Ranch P.O. Box 28 Hollister Ca 95024-0028.

All Donation are tax deductible        501-(c)(3)#680287736

www.indiancanyonlife.org   + www.indiancanyon.org

 

Directions

~     From Hollister: 

from HWY 25 Turn Right on San Felipe/San Benito St. go right on Union Rd. go 0.3 mi., left on Cienaga Rd. which ends in a T-junction, continue right, go 9.4 mi., right on Grass Valley Rd. go 0.1 mi., left onto gravel road in vineyard, continue to follow ribbons and signs.

 

~    From San Juan Bautista: HWY 156 E go 4.2 mi., right on Union Rd. go 3.6 mi., right on Cienaga Rd. which ends in a T-junction, continue right, go 9.4 mi., right on Grass Valley Rd. go 0.1 mi. left onto gravel road in vineyard, continue to follow ribbons and signs.

 

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Help with Cultural Revitalization

Humaya Dancers in Village House site

Village house site, arbor site

We are working on a fundraiser to raise an arbor right before the event – so we may all have more shade. Recently a second growth oak tree with 3trunks came down – limiting what shade we have. With this Arbor, there will be the much needed shade, and the community involvement in something great being put up together for ceremony and traditional gatherings.

Please, if you can help, or know someone interested in helping, check out: www.indiegogo.com/IndianCanyonArbor
Larger donations will receive recognition for their great donation of a placard on a supportive post on the arbor for all to see.

If you know anyone who is supportive of Cultural Revitalization, please help us with a fundraiser…..

We are appealing to all of our brothers and sisters to provide

monetary assistance for the purchase of the necessary materials to

build the Arbor. The Arbor will be similar to the one constructed at

the Honoring of the Elders Gathering at Mt. Madonna each year, and

will be covered in willow.

 

Preserve your name in Indian Canyon’s history by providing a $20.00

minimum donation, which will cover the cost of one of the Arbor’s

poles.  A placard with your name and date will be permanently attached

to one of the poles. Larger donations will be greatly appreciated as

well. Donations of less than $20.00 will receive a certificate of

appreciation from the Canyon, as well as blessings from the Creator.

Your donation is fully tax deductible. To donate, please make out your

check to “Costanoan Indian Research,” and send it to the address

below.

 

We are also seeking volunteers to help us gather willow and raise this

arbor. If you are able to volunteer, please contact Kanyon

Sayers-Roods: <indiancanyon.kanyon@gmail.com>.

 

N’oson (Thank you) for your kind generosity and support,

 Ann-Marie Sayers/ Kanyon Sayers-Roods

 Indian Canyon Caretakers

 

 

Costanoan Indian Research
 
Federal ID # 68-0287736.
 
Indian Canyon 
 
P.O. Box 28
 
Hollister, CA, 95024
 

 

 
931.637-4238
 
 www.indiancanyonlife.org
 
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Truth About Hair and Why Indians Would Keep Their Hair Long

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© Black Elk
This information about hair has been hidden from the public since the Viet Nam War .

Our culture leads people to believe that hair style is a matter of personal preference, that hair style is a matter of fashion and/or convenience, and that how people wear their hair is simply a cosmetic issue. Back in the Vietnam war however, an entirely different picture emerged, one that has been carefully covered up and hidden from public view.

In the early nineties, Sally [name changed to protect privacy] was married to a licensed psychologist who worked at a VA Medical hospital. He worked with combat veterans with PTSD, post traumatic stress disorder. Most of them had served in Vietnam.

Sally said, “I remember clearly an evening when my husband came back to our apartment on Doctor’s Circle carrying a thick official looking folder in his hands. Inside were hundreds of pages of certain studies commissioned by the government. He was in shock from the contents. What he read in those documents completely changed his life. From that moment on my conservative middle of the road husband grew his hair and beard and never cut them again. What is more, the VA Medical center let him do it, and other very conservative men in the staff followed his example.

As I read the documents, I learned why. It seems that during the Vietnam War special forces in the war department had sent undercover experts to comb American Indian Reservations looking for talented scouts, for tough young men trained to move stealthily through rough terrain. They were especially looking for men with outstanding, almost supernatural, tracking abilities. Before being approached, these carefully selected men were extensively documented as experts in tracking and survival.

With the usual enticements, the well proven smooth phrases used to enroll new recruits, some of these Indian trackers were then enlisted. Once enlisted, an amazing thing happened. Whatever talents and skills they had possessed on the reservation seemed to mysteriously disappear, as recruit after recruit failed to perform as expected in the field.

Serious causalities and failures of performance led the government to contract expensive testing of these recruits, and this is what was found.

When questioned about their failure to perform as expected, the older recruits replied consistently that when they received their required military haircuts, they could no longer ‘sense’ the enemy, they could no longer access a ‘sixth sense’, their ‘intuition’ no longer was reliable, they couldn’t ‘read’ subtle signs as well or access subtle extrasensory information.

So the testing institute recruited more Indian trackers, let them keep their long hair, and tested them in multiple areas. Then they would pair two men together who had received the same scores on all the tests. They would let one man in the pair keep his hair long, and gave the other man a military haircut. Then the two men retook the tests.

Time after time the man with long hair kept making high scores. Time after time, the man with the short hair failed the tests in which he had previously scored high scores.

Here is a Typical Test:

The recruit is sleeping out in the woods. An armed ‘enemy’ approaches the sleeping man. The long haired man is awakened out of his sleep by a strong sense of danger and gets away long before the enemy is close, long before any sounds from the approaching enemy are audible.

In another version of this test the long haired man senses an approach and somehow intuits that the enemy will perform a physical attack. He follows his ‘sixth sense’ and stays still, pretending to be sleeping, but quickly grabs the attacker and ‘kills’ him as the attacker reaches down to strangle him.

This same man, after having passed these and other tests, then received a military haircut and consistently failed these tests, and many other tests that he had previously passed.

So the document recommended that all Indian trackers be exempt from military haircuts. In fact, it required that trackers keep their hair long.”

Comment:

The mammalian body has evolved over millions of years. Survival skills of human and animal at times seem almost supernatural. Science is constantly coming up with more discoveries about the amazing abilities of man and animal to survive. Each part of the body has highly sensitive work to perform for the survival and well being of the body as a whole.The body has a reason for every part of itself.

Hair is an extension of the nervous system, it can be correctly seen as exteriorized nerves, a type of highly evolved ‘feelers’ or ‘antennae’ that transmit vast amounts of important information to the brain stem, the limbic system, and the neocortex.

Not only does hair in people, including facial hair in men, provide an information highway reaching the brain, hair also emits energy, the electromagnetic energy emitted by the brain into the outer environment. This has been seen in Kirlian photography when a person is photographed with long hair and then rephotographed after the hair is cut.

When hair is cut, receiving and sending transmissions to and from the environment are greatly hampered. This results in numbing-out .

Cutting of hair is a contributing factor to unawareness of environmental distress in local ecosystems. It is also a contributing factor to insensitivity in relationships of all kinds. It contributes to sexual frustration.

Conclusion:

In searching for solutions for the distress in our world, it may be time for us to consider that many of our most basic assumptions about reality are in error. It may be that a major part of the solution is looking at us in the face each morning when we see ourselves in the mirror.

The story of Sampson and Delilah in the Bible has a lot of encoded truth to tell us. When Delilah cut Sampson’s hair, the once undefeatable Sampson was defeated.

Reported by C. Young

 

More information, original link:

http://www.sott.net/articles/show/234783-The-Truth-About-Hair-and-Why-Indians-Would-Keep-Their-Hair-Long

 

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Fundraiser for Indian Canyon

We are reaching out, please take a moment to view and understand our goal. (please share this message with all)

We are promoting an Arbor Raising Fundraiser, with the help of many great friends of Indian Canyon- We have the means to put up a Shade Arbor around the Village House Site – Storytelling/Dance Arena before our 16th Annual Storytelling…. But we need to generate funds for the certain materials. For such generous monetary donations – one would receive the Tax Identification number for tax write-off purposes and name recognition on a plaque that will stand with the posts – Sharing to all that you have helped make it happen.

Indian Canyon Arbor Fundraiser

The caretakers of Indian Canyon are appealing to all of our brothers and sisters to provide monitory assistance for the purchase of the necessary materials to build a Shade Arbor around the Village Site/Storytelling Pit here in the Canyon. The donation is a fully tax deductible contribution and will help us attain the goal of providing a traditional style Shade Arbor for all who attained our annual Storytelling Event. The arbor will be similar to the one constructed at the Honoring of the Elders Gathering at Mt. Madonna each year and will be covered in willow.
Preserve your nam in the Indian Canyon’s history by providing a $20.00 minimum donation which will cover the cost of one of the Arbor’s pols. A placard with your name and date will be permanently attached to one of the poles., Of course, larger donations will be greatly appreciated as well as any amount you can spare for this cause (or donation of time helping gather willow and raise this arbor). Donations less than $20.00 will receive a certificate of appreciation from the Canyon as well as blessings from the Creator.

N’oson

Name:
Address:
Phone:
Email:
Donation Amount:

Thank you for your kind generosity and support,
Ann-Marie Sayers/ Kanyon Sayers-Roods
Indian Canyon Caretakers

Costanoan Indian Research
Federal ID # 68-0287736.
Indian Canyon
P.O. Box 28
Hollister, CA, 95024
931.637-4238
www.indiancanyonlife.org
www.indiancanyon.org

Arbor Fundraiser Statement

Official Statement with Letterhead

 

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