CHIRICAHUA APACHE NATION: Help Us Bring Back the Red Paint Powwow & Indian Market September 25-26, 2021!
by Chiricahua Apache Nation
Supporting: Give Grandly 2022 for Grant County Community Foundation
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Over the past 18 months, we are saddened by the obvious losses throughout the world. For us, we lost many Elders, who carried knowledge, stories and language. With heavy hearts, we had to cancel the return of the Red Paint Powwow & Indian Market in 2020. Please support our efforts in bringing the Powwow back this year!
Our calling is to develop programs and initiatives to rebuild and strengthen Chiricahua Apache relations, promoting self-determination and solidarity in the achievement of common goals for Chiricahua Apache People everywhere. Watch our video on Facebook.
Why We Are Here: In recent years, Chiricahua people have been reaching out to each other to reconnect as the descendants of the Chiricahua Nation. There is great interest in protecting and sharing traditional knowledge while there are still Elders who remember. The rise of internet use and social media has made that outreach much easier. This effort has been so successful that a need for a supporting nonprofit organization became clear. We have formed our nonprofit to provide organization and public outreach for gatherings and other events, experience in interpreting history, practice and teaching of Spiritual Ceremony and protection of Sacred Sites. For Chiricahua, all aspects of life are inseparably fused to the practice of our Spirituality. We offer specific sweat lodge and prayer Ceremonies for the Chiricahua community at appropriate times and places, as has been done throughout our history. Individual training in Chiricahua Spiritual Practice is available upon mutual agreement. We also work together, and with other agencies, museums and more, to share accurate awareness of Chiricahua presence, culture and history in our Traditional Territory. We deeply appreciate your support.