ROOTS OF THE EARTH - KIVA GATHERING

15-19 AUGUST 2019

4-DAYS SHEDULE

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WEDNESDAY 14th OF AUGUST

Campside is open for arrival from 10.00 till 23.00 hrs.
"Coffee-Tea bar" is open.
Take care of your own food this evening.
Restaurant Kerkemeijer is open with nice regular meals.

20.30 hr - In the evening Toroa Aperahama will will lead a "Battle of Cry" based on the concept of the Haka.  

Meeting point at the info point.

This is what Toroa says about this ceremony :

Its time...Honour your Ancestors and your Ancestral Lands...

Witness the People of this Land issuing challenge and ritually calling visiting Cultures to come forward to join them in Peace and Love.

 

Witness the Women of this Land ritually calling the visiting Tribes and Cultures to come forth onto their Ancestral Lands in Peace and Respect.

 

Witness the Men and Women of this Land each, then combined, perform their own Battle Cry (based on the concept of Haka) in welcome to the visitors of other faraway lands to step safely onto YOUR Lands and walk in Love, Peace and Respect...

THURSDAY 15th - FRIDAY 16th - SATURDAY 17th OF AUGUST

5:00 hrs - The Holy Fire will be light at the sweatlodge place (everyone is welcome to join)

7:00 hrs -Start of the first sweatlodges (2 rounds). 

After sweatlodge breakfast will be served

9:30hrs - Start of the Holy Fire in the kiva, fire which will keep burning for the next four days, and like that we start with the first prayer in the Kiva, after the prayer of the Elders, participants can come into the Kiva (only at the first kiva on Thursday) to place any holy item in the main altar to be charged with all of the prayers during the 4 days ( you can not take it away before Sunday).

12:00 hrs - Workshops, healings and talks of the Elder's.

14:00 hrs - Lunch. 
After the lunch time we carry on with the workshops, healings and talks of the Elder's.

18:30 hrs - Start with our evening's Kiva prayer.
After the evening's Kiva prayer there will be the evening sweatlodges (2 rounds).

20:00 hrs - Dinner.

After dinner, social fire where people can express themselves, in making music, singing, dancing, poetry...

*** EXTRA ON SATURDAY ***

12:00 hrs - We organise a children sweatlodge! Children and parents are welcome to enter together in the womb of Mother Earth. It is very important to let know to our children since the early days what is actually important, in this way of life everything we do, we do it for our next generations...

SUNDAY 18th OF AUGUST

5:00 hrs - We start again with our daily sweatlodges , this will be the last sweatlodge of the Gathering.

After the sweats breakfast will be served.

Than after breakfast we will have our last Kiva-ceremony. We close it all up by getting our holy items from the west altar. 

Everyone is than asked to leave the ceremonial area.   

For the ones who want to stay one more night, cafe/restaurant Kerkemeijer will serve dinner and breakfast.