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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Winter Solstice Ceremonies being held this weekend.




On Sunday, December 20 from 12noon to approximately 5pm the United Confederation of Taino People’s Office of International Relations and Regional Coordination will host an outdoor arieto (ceremony) in recognition of the winter solstice. The ceremony will take place at Brook Park located at 141 St. and Brook Ave in the South Bronx, NY

The ceremonial fire will be lit at 12noon and a Guanara purification ceremony will take place at approximately 2pm. Following the purification ceremony, there will be a prayer circle, offerings, and a meal. The ceremony is free and open to the community.

Please dress for cold weather, bring a chair, a blanket, maracas, healthy food to share and good intentions. Donations of firewood is welcome. If you plan to participate in the Guanara purification ceremony, bring a change of clothing and a towel. A group of volunteers will gather to prepare the ceremonial fire and the grounds at 10am.

For more information contact oirrc@uctp.org

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Winter Solstice Native Ceremony Monday December 21,2009
Time: 2:00pm
Place: James J. Peters VA Medical Center 130 West Kingsbridge Road, Bronx NY 10468.

Interfaith Chapel on the 2nd floor of the Community Living Center/Extended Care .
Bring your guamos, hand drums, maracas (shakers) and any other musical instruments.
Let us greet the new season with songs of peace, solidarity, balance, mutual understanding and love.
For more information please contact:
Marie Maweiaru Crooke, PCCD Extended Care/POC Native American Indian Veterans at (718) 584-9000 ext. 3410.

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