Celebration Workshops April 2010
© 2001-2010 Edie Richards
with Tony Showa, Navajo.
Maple round frames
10” round > natural elk hide $45
16” round > natural elk hide $120
Oak Octagon wood frames
14” 8 sided > natural elk hide $95
“HEART BEAT OF MOTHER EARTH”
The first sound we hear while being formed inside our Mothers’ Womb is our own small heartbeat, beating strong, fearless and good. The second sound we hear is our own Mothers’ heartbeat; it is the same strong, fearless and good heartbeat.
It beats the same as ours, so in this way, we are always connected to our Mother, no matter if we separate because of; starting our own family, going away to school, a new job or even if we had a difference of opinion between us. We are always connected to our Mothers.
The connection will always be there, through the heartbeat. The voice of the heartbeat is that of the Drum and not a flute, a piano, a guitar, or even a sax, and many other good instruments.
If our heartbeat were to stop, then we die, physically. If our heartbeat were to not beat as strong spiritually, we would be easily frustrated, angry, disrespectful of others, ungrateful, no patience, lacking trust of others, low self-esteem, feeling hopeless and having no faith in one self.
I was taught to feel the heartbeat of every living and non-living person or thing because everybody and thing has a heartbeat; a tree, a stone, animals, fishes, birds, the water, the sun, stars, moon, and everything else that we can see, hear, taste, smell and feel.
So I make drums and tell Native American stories to help all nations. I make these drums and teach people to make drums, so they can find their own strong heartbeat and to get grounded back to Mother Earth, our true Mother.
Tony Showa Dine’ (Navajo)
Simple words and belief of Native Americans use in ceremony:
Native American rattle workshops
Sunday 1:15-2:45 pm
Teresa Webb (Potawatomi)
Participants will learn how to sew and shape a rawhide rattle.
Cost of the workshop will be $45.00 with all supplies furnished.