About Journey to the Sundance Tree

July 7, 2021 - We begin our journey in the East. The East symbolizes new beginnings and opportunities.  We will share prayers and songs to illuminate our paths for the year to come.  Unci Beverly Littlethunder and Lushanya will share ourstory of the Women's Lakota Sundance.  This years dancers will share how they came to the decision to make a Sundance pledge.

July 14, 2021 - We turn to the South.  The South symbolizes our connection to spirit and the journey of the sacred Red Road.  We will share prayers and songs to give us strength on our spiritual journey.  We will offer guidance and suggestions for building a sacred altar that will provide nourishment to your space and also hold space for the Sundance community. 

July 21, 2021 - We make our way to the West.  The West symbolizes ancient wisdom and our connection to our grandmother moon.  We will share prayers and songs to connect us to the changing tides of Grandmother Moon.  We will offer teachings that guide us in respecting our elders.  Our dancers will be deep in their prayers at this time, so we will also hold space for prayers for our dancers. 

July 28, 2021 -  We find our place in the North.  The North symbolizes community and abundance.  We will offer prayers of gratitude for the prayers said by the dancers and our community.  We will sing songs of celebration and honor as we welcome our dancers home.