The Flute at Sunrise–Chaco Canyon
JUNE 16-18, 2023
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On the mesa at Chaco. You. Native American flute plays as birds sing the day awake. First rays of sunrise warmly greet you.
If you’ve been to Chaco Canyon New Mexico before, you most likely want to return. If you’ve never been to this profound World Heritage site, this is your opportunity for a wonderful immersive experience. Chaco is vast, silent and filled with the voices of the Ancestors in ancient Pueblo sites, rock art known as petroglyphs and phenomenal archeoastronomy reflected in its buildings. Then there are the stars at night!
In fact, this will be New Moon when the night sky will especially display her sparkling glory. We will be in the Canyon close to Summer Solstice, when special features of the ancient buildings receive the first rays of light in a remarkable display of architecture and the natural world.
Cultural resource guide for the group will be respected elder and artist Bea Duran of Tesuque Pueblo. Bea considers Chaco to be ancestral heartland and homeland and her humor and goodwill radiates a warm welcome to all.
Bea Duran of Tesuque Pueblo
Prior to the two night camping trip, the group will meet with Ehren Kee Natay, a local Indigenous multi-media artist and recognized member of the Dine Nation with Kewa Pueblo, Irish and German ancestry. Deeply connected to his ancestral traditions, Ehren will share his understanding of historical and contemporary Indigenous culture, dispelling myths along the way. http://www.ehrenkeenatay.com/
His creative work has shown internationally and can be found at two New Mexico Heritage Museums. His current work further infuses his musical craft in Native American flute and drumming with visual aesthetics via live-performance. In his words, “I have a prayer, a spirit, a breath that is inside me. It tells me to create. It cannot be silenced. It can only be quiet by creating.”
It is this spirit and breath that can be found in Chaco Canyon. I hope you will join us in this journey of discovery.
Doug Conwell, Earth Walks
For more details, cost and registration information contact firstname.lastname@example.org There is limited space available so be in touch as soon as you can!