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Jan 17, 2017Girl’s Rites of Passage Ceremony, March 16&17, Portland, Oregonby Admin

Rites of Passage for Girls


For many cross-cultural traditions, a ceremony marks a girl’s passage to becoming a woman.

It is a pivotal time that is an unfolding of trust, innocence, truth, self, and BEAUTY. In today’s world, a Girls Rite of Passage is a time for mothers and daughters to celebrate the sacred feminine coming of age that will help a young woman develop her self confidence and understanding of her potential in the world.

Who Attends:Girls age 10 (or are in 6th grade) or older and their mothers.

If a mother cannot attend, an auntie, grandmother, or special friend may act as the girl’s guide.

Preparations, Classes and Ceremony will take place on March 16, time t.b.d.&March 17, 6:30 pm – 9 pm

Pohala Clinic,7477 SE 52nd Ave, Portland, OR 97206

For more information please email-Christine
or call (503) 351-8734




Jan 3, 2017HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!by Editor FourWinds

Wishing You All a Happy and Healthy 2017!!!

sweat lodge

Sweat Lodges at Hummingbird Hill, Sherwood Oregon

Preparations begin at Noon and Lodge at 2pm


Saturday January 28, 2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Saturday, March 25, 2017


Aug 30, 2016Gathering of Power Class Series with Sweet Medicine Nationby Editor FourWinds

Class Series



Class 1 – September 29, 2016 – Tobacco, Changing the Frequency of Gifting

Sweet Medicine Nation will share with us

How to approach and make a request: to go to the Mountain, Vision Quest or others situations that require respect and a offering.

What the histories of respected offerings and why we use them still today.

Forms of payments giving back to that which we find or wish to harvest.

Or ways to ask for what we are needing from Spirit


Class 2 – October 20, 2016 – The Sacred Teachings of the Red Road

This week Sweet Medicine Nation will tell us about the 7 Sacred Rites:

Naming, Sweat Lodge, Vision Quest, Hunka/Adoption, Sun Dance/Dances, Carrying of a Passover Bundle and  Tossing of the Ball/Health


Class 3 – November 3, 2016 – Circle of Life Teachings

In this 3rd class Sweet Medicine Nation will discuss

Where we are on the Circle of Life and where we are on the Trunk of the Tree of Life.
What memories you have brought with you and ways of remembering.  Guardian’s and Guides & Sacred Laws,
Health, Family, Silence,  Joyful Life, helping one another, Honoring our Elders/Ancestors, and Compassion/Forgiveness

Class 4 – December 8, 2016 – Celebration of Life

In this final class, Sweet Medicine Nation will teach us about reciprocity.

How do we give thanks. What does it mean and look like to Giving back to the Mother Earth, Father Sky.  What ways do we use gratitude in our communications and appreciations, rather then feelings of obligations, and blindly gifting. Ceremony Night and tales from the Winters Count.





Feb 29, 2016Sweat Lodge Song Class – Hummingbird Hillby Editor FourWinds

Join us on April 23 at 10:30 AM for an opportunity to learn some of the traditional Sweat Lodge songs. Yellow Robe will teach songs in the morning before preparations for the Sweat Lodge begin. This lesson covers the calling songs. Then you will have an opportunity to sing them during the Inipi Ceremony that afternoon.

We look forward to singing and purifying with you.


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