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Thanksgiving for the Earth—A Unique Sierra Club Event!

Friday, November 29th

2:00-5:00 pm

Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group (Rockland, Westchester, Putnam) takes time out from its activist role to remember and honor the Earth's beauty and bounty that calls them to action. Sierra Club has invited speakers to share the stories of the Earth-honoring traditions of Indigenous Peoples of the American Plains and Peru - Robert Vetter, Maddi Cheers, and Dorothy Cunha.

Come and share your stories of gratitude and participate in the ancient Despacho ceremony creating an offering for the Earth. Refreshments will be served.

Friends Meeting House

4455 Purchase Street, Purchase, NY 10577

$50 in advance, $60 at the door. Doors open at 1:30.

Register or donate at SierraLowerHudson.org

Info: Dorothy at SierraDoro@hotmail.com


Robert Vetter is a cultural anthropologist who has conducted fieldwork in the area of spirituality and healing among Southern Plains Indian tribes since 1980. He has an M.A. in anthropology from the University of Oklahoma. Bob was adopted into families in the Cheyenne, Kiowa, and Comanche tribes. His adopted grandfather was Oliver Pahdopony, the last medicine man of the Comanches. Along with his adopted uncle and medicine man Richard Tartsah Senior, Robert Vetter authored the book Big Bow: The Spiritual Life and Teachings of a Kiowa Family.


Maddi Cheers had studied extensively with Iroquois and other Native American elders for 7 years. She has provided training programs on multicultural games and activities for teachers and recreational specialists in the Baltimore/Washington area and on Long Island. Maddi has a B.S. and has taught dance, creative movement and multicultural games to elementary age children for more than 20 years. As an actress and story teller, she has developed classes in theater and creative writing for various organizations, including schools and camps. She is co-creater of Funfit, a successful family fitness program.


Dorothy Cunha has apprenticed in shamanic arts since 1993. Dorothy is a teacher of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition originated bo Oscar Miro-Quesada, author and founder of The Heart of the Healer Alliance. These transformative practices and Earth-honoring rituals help create positive change for the Self, one’s community, and our planet in theses unprecedented times. Dorothy also studied shamanic traditions with Alberto Villoldo, author and founder of The Four Winds Society, and with John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hitman. She completed Spiritual Leadership Training with Harshada Wagner.







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