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A Gathering of Community

Posted by patricklsmith on 2007.01.28 at 21:13
Current Mood: creative
To the Plains cultures, the buffalo is a symbol of restoration,
resilience, sacred life, service, mother earth and abundance.


Sat. Feb 24th from 8am-2pm
Adilman Building (126 20th Street West) –The entire 2nd floor above the farmer’s market during farmer’s market hours.

Saskatoon artists Dieter Braun (Indian in the machine) and Dory Cook join with our community partners to host “Spirit of the Buffalo”. Join us as we celebrate the spirit of renewal, growth, perseverance, restoration, health and balance, in our community. This is a great opportunity to bring family and friends together to experience with our market merchants, food vendors, artists and crafters.

Spirit of the Buffalo will take place at the historic Adilman’s building (126 20th Street West) on February 24th, 2007 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (during Farmer’s market hours), and features:

· Live music hosted by Dory Cook and Dieter Braun.

· Empowering community speakers.

· Over 50 tables with artists, crafters, artisans, vendors and community Lightworkers.

· ****An information table on issues that compromise community vitality and balance including: table salt, fluoride, chemtrails, pharmaceuticals, GM foods etc. The information table will include items that will help restore community vitality and balance including information on lifeforce technology called "orgonite", health, creativity and peace...detoxificat ion from the modern diet and lifestyle and so much more. The excitement is building for bringing FREE ENERGY to Saskatoon. http://www.google. ca/search? hl=en&q=free+energy+ technology&btnG=Google+ Search&meta=

· Health-related vendors.

· The energy of community coming together.

There are a number of ways you can participate:

1. If you would like to promote your business, venture, cause, display your art, or earn money for your livelihood, we invite you book a table/space in our Market Place for $50.00 a table/space, or 2 tables for $80.00. We expect well over 1000 people to attend the event.

2. If you would like to perform or speak at “Spirit of the Buffalo”, this would be a great chance to be heard in your community. An honorarium will be provided to artists and speakers.

3. Hang posters, hand out postcards, send “Spirit of the Buffalo” email and info., to your circle of friends and family.

4. Supply the information table with useful printed handouts that people can take home.

5. And of course, come out and spend the day with us at this free event, meet the people within your community who are working to bring emotional/spiritual /physical/ mental balance into our lives.

2007 is a wonderful time to use your creativity to attract the life you want, to you and your community. If you would like more information or to discuss how you can participate in “Spirit of the Buffalo”, please contact Dieter Braun at 665-5607 dieterbraun@ sasktel.net, Dory Cook at 653-2718 chrysaliscook@ hotmail.com. To rent a table contact Patrick L. Smith at 291-5843 and patricklavergnesmith@yahoo.com.

In Love and Light
Dieter Braun and Dory Cook

Dieter Braun
dieterbraun@ sasktel.net

Dory Cook
chrysaliscook@ hotmail.com

The healing sounds of native flute and drum concert in PA at the PA Arts Centre Sat. February 24th 7-9
Dieter Braun will be performing with Dory Cook and special guest artists in Prince Albert (see postcard for full details). Concert and artshow featuring art from Leah Dorion and rattles and drums by Dieter. Advance tickets at North west company in Prince Albert and from the artists $8 each (2 for $15), or $10 at the door.

Lift me up community singers
Singers, drummers, rattles, chants...... We are back to our 7-8:30 gatherings at the White Buffalo Youth Lodge starting Feb 6th for next 3 months on Tuesdays. Will we sing a few songs at "Spirit of the buffalo"?... ..Hmmmm.. possibilities. Contact: Dieter dieterbraun@ sasktel.net

NEW CD and "Prayer for me" song!
New CD that will be out early February, features many Indian in the machine songs and collaborations with Dory Cook, Melodie Stephanson, and Beauty Faulkner. Dory Cook and Dieter Braun have just finished recording the wonderfully catchy song "Prayer for me".....request it for local radio after Feb 4. Check out the gorgeous artwork on the cover by Prince Albert artist Leah Dorion.

Native frame drum sale
I'm having a native frame drum sale. From now until Feb 14tt, you can purchase/order a 15" frame drum in either deer or elk skin and a very solid birch wood frame. These frames are made by my father and a local native elder and they have great sound and playability. For a gift of $150, you will receive your very own drum (see photo "drum celebration" ). How's your ability to manifest what you desire these days? Call Dieter 665-5607 or email dieterbraun@ sasktel.net.

A message from St. Germain from the wonderful Netherlands site Snoedel
Many are finding they have the ability to break out of the Earth matrix, which has long held them captive. This is essential if one is to find their true Self, as the dimension you are in is truly one of a false reality. Real if you wish to make it so, but reflecting very little of what you left behind when you undertook to experience duality. The beauty of the higher dimensions is way beyond Man’s imagination and is rarely seen on Earth, although Mother Earth has provided many glimpses in the natural beauty of her planet. Man has carelessly and selfishly despoiled what he has been given, but in time all will be restored.
More at http://snoedel. punt.nl/? id=330317&r=1&tbl_archief=&

Thanks Adrian Stimson for the buffalo paintings and Francois Hetu for your creative desktop designs on the Spirit of the Buffalo artwork.

This is very nice

Posted by oldpinkdog on 2007.01.21 at 14:43
Current Mood: optimisticoptimistic
Current Music: all the same, sickpuppies

Sometimes, a hug is all what we need.

Free hugs is a real life controversial story of Juan Mann, A man whos sole mission was to reach out and hug a stranger to brighten up their lives.

In this age of social disconnectivity and lack of human contact, the effects of the Free Hugs campaign became phenomenal.

As this symbol of human hope spread accross the city, police and officials ordered the Free Hugs campaign BANNED. What we then witness is the true spirit of humanity come together in what can only be described as awe inspiring.

In the Spirit of the free hugs campaign, PASS THIS TO A FRIEND and HUG A STRANGER! After all, If you can reach just one person

How it all started:

I'd been living in London when my world turned upside down and I'd had to come home. By the time my plane landed back in Sydney, all I had left was a carry on bag full of clothes and a world of troubles. No one to welcome me back, no place to call home. I was a tourist in my hometown.

Standing there in the arrivals terminal, watching other passengers meeting their waiting friends and family, with open arms and smiling faces, hugging and laughing together, I wanted someone out there to be waiting for me. To be happy to see me. To smile at me. To hug me.

So I got some cardboard and a marker and made a sign. I found the busiest pedestrian intersection in the city and held that sign aloft, with the words "Free Hugs" on both sides.

And for 15 minutes, people just stared right through me. The first person who stopped, tapped me on the shoulder and told me how her dog had just died that morning. How that morning had been the one year anniversary of her only daughter dying in a car accident. How what she needed now, when she felt most alone in the world, was a hug. I got down on one knee, we put our arms around each other and when we parted, she was smiling.

Everyone has problems and for sure mine haven't compared. But to see someone who was once frowning, smile even for a moment, is worth it every time." --Juan Mann


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Meeting on Wednesday

Posted by peaceforge on 2007.01.02 at 22:33
Hi everyone,

No one has objected to meeting on Wednesday (versus Tuesday) so let's try it...

As Patrick suggested, if we're going to keep meeting weekly, we do need more of a focus. Getting charitable status will be an important step, because it will help us to get funding, hire a coordinator, and flourish like we did a year ago.

Happy 2007 !


Meet on Wednesdays instead of Tuesdays?

Posted by peaceforge on 2006.12.13 at 06:53
Hi everyone,

At tonight's meeting, it was suggested that we move our meetings to Wednesday night from Tuesday night.  Yes/no/maybe???  Please share any comments you have.  Thanks!

UPDATE:  Several people have agreed to a Wednesday meeting time, and no one has opposed it. I suggest we stick to Tuesday for this week, take a break for the holidays, and then resume in January on Wednesdays.


Yuletide Celebration

Posted by oldpinkdog on 2006.12.10 at 22:32

Seeds of Change Members! Celebrate the Winter Solstice.
Friday December 22nd
1216 6th Avenue N.
6pm Potluck, mainly
Vegetarian Potluck Supper
I will be making Bison Stew for the non-Vegetarians, biscuits and corn salad, and providing the eggnog.
We will need vegetarian dishes for supper, desserts, punch bowl and punch, and snacks. Bring Your Own Mind Altering Libations.

Best Wishes to All

Coordinating use of centre and website

Posted by patricklsmith on 2006.12.10 at 23:03
Current Location: In the heart of the Paris of the prairies
Current Mood: peacefulpeaceful
Current Music: Michael Franti - Sometimes
I'm thinking we should consider creating a Seeds of Change Community Centre website (with a link to the Live Journal) Just a simple site with our vision statement and stuff. We could have a members only section where the space could be reserved by individuals and groups for gatherings and projects. Anyone want to volunteer to create it? What do you think?

Winter Solstice Party

Posted by oldpinkdog on 2006.12.08 at 11:30
I am willing to host a party at my house Dec 22nd or 23rd, if I can clear it with my roommate. Most of you know Dave, so I am sure you know the result. Let me know if you're interested. Let's have a great holiday season.

bossy, mixtape

Radical Cheerleaders???Where are you??

Posted by procrastin_8 on 2006.12.06 at 18:01
I am looking for a way to get in touch with all the women who did radical cheerleading for Take Back the Night.

The Fight Back Committee is organizing a protest in front of Carol Skelton's office for Monday from 12:00 - 12:30.  We will be singing carols with the lyrics changed to address the cuts and policy changes that the federal government has announced.  At the end of it we will be gifting her with coal for her poor record on standing up for women in Canada.

I am looking to get in contact with the radical cheerleaders to keep us warm and  energized at the demo. I am also hoping that maybe I can get some people help to rewrite some holiday songs.  If you can help - email me at cold underscore shiverr (note the two Rs) at hotmail dot com.

Next Collective Meeting

Posted by thomnormasmama on 2006.12.04 at 13:01
So the move was successful. Thank you everyone that came out and packed and generally ran around to make it happen. Working together, we accomplished a lot in a short amount of time.

There are a few things that are outstanding in terms of the new space but they are quite minimal. To top it off our new space seems so cozy if not a bit too warmish.

The next collective meeting will be in our new home on Tuesday December 5th at 7:00pm.

The new address is as follows:

#4 804 Dufferin Avenue
upstairs from Amigos, use the same entrance that you would to get to Whipped Cream.

Hope to see everyone there.

Moving Details

Posted by thomnormasmama on 2006.11.29 at 16:34
We are going to meet at the current location of SOC at 1:00pm on Saturday to move all the things into the new space.

If you can help all help would be appreciated.


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