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Four Winds Foundation (FWF) offers opportunities for people to experience conscious community and deep connection with nature and spirit through indigenous education and ceremony.

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Oct 29, 2014Girl’s Rites of Passage Ceremony, Dec. 4-5, Portland, Oregonby Admin

Rites of Passage for GirlsFor 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 11 (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.

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

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Oct 29, 2014Sweet Medicine Nation: House of Flowers Nov 7-9, Bend, Oregonby Admin


Spaces are still available!

The Mayan prophecies foretold this shift of planetary stewardship into the hands of the Feminine. Women carry the ancient knowledge of the Divine Feminine deep within the very cells of their being. The grandmothers say, “We must be strong and walk in our innate knowledge and power.”

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For a complete list of House of Flowers schedule, visit Sweet Medicine Nation’s website.

*Note, this is not a Four Winds Foundation event.

Aug 16, 2014Seeding Possibilities, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 Ketcham, Idahoby fourwinds

spirit-gathering-sweetAligning ourselves and the land for Inipi/sweat lodge ceremony.

Feeding the Sacred, Birth, and the Holy will be the topic and the focal point of this teaching and ritual day. We will learn the importance of honoring a place and its first inhabitants and through our respectful actions request their assistance and help.

Native people always requested the four directions help in any undertaking. We too will do this through a teaching and then a ritual. It is important to honor these unseen helpers, which are most of the time overlooked in our endeavors. Sweet Medicine gifts us the knowledge of indigenous values and practices in honoring all our relations. We will go through all the steps of honoring, requesting, gifting, planting and tending a vision, and the sacred way to insure success for those who live “with the eyes” of the Red Road.
In this experiential weekend, Sweat Medicine will guide us through Pipe Ceremony, Singing, and Prayers to bring harmony to our intention of building a sweat lodge, awakening us to who we are, who we will become and how we show up in this New Era. With her extensive work with plants, animals and the spirits of a place, she will share and include us in the rituals and principles of preparing to build a Purification Lodge.

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 Ketcham, Idaho
Time: 9- 6 including lunch and snacks

Investment: $150.00
Contact Beth Chiodo 208-309-0014
Bio: Sweet Medicine Nation (Chickasaw/Choctaw/French/Irish) is a gifted healer ,ceremonialist, artist, educator, and lecturer, who guides and initiates personal growth in others and awakens us to the personal and social value of earth stewardship, honoring the wisdom of natural ways to benefit ourselves and Mother Earth.

For more info;
She is the Elder and Spiritual Leader of The Four Winds Foundation;

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