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Prayer Ribbon Ceremony
March 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Prayer Ribbon Ceremony at Ruscombe Mansion on Friday, March 10, 4-6 PM. This will be around the pond if the weather permits.
Lead by Evan Pritchard. Free or donation. In this Algonquin tradition, the ribbons—yellow, red, black and white–represent the four original races of man; the green, Mother Earth; the blue, Father Sky. When we tie them together and display them publicly, we affirm that we choose to honor and respect each other, the natural world, and the Spirit that guides us. What a potent symbol at this time!
Related events tentatively planned throughout the area, at Cylburn workshop Friday morning, 1-3 PM in Ellicott City on Saturday morning, March 11; at the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum in Oella that afternoon; and a workshop and fire circle planned for White Rose Farm on Sunday, March 12. See schedule and learn more about the events (PDF).
Pritchard, a descendant of the Mi’kmaq and author of over thirty books on Native American culture, including No Word for Time (Millichap Books), Bird Medicine (Inner Traditions), and Native New Yorkers (Council Oak), is the director of the Center for Algonquin Culture. An award-winning historian, he is best known for his appearances on The History Channel and on countless radio programs from New Dimensions to 21st Century Radio. He was born and raised in Maryland. Visit his website.