Join us at the Francisco Fort Museum in La Veta Colorado 306 S. Main St. this weekend. Free admission to the museum and events. Great Vendors & Great Food.
SATURDAY JUNE 8TH – 10AM TO 5PM
Opening; Festival Blessing, Drumming Raising of the tipi Oress DeHerrera -Traditional Hispanic music Tomas of Atzalan Drumming Children Dancing Flute playing Shelley & Fabian Storyteller; La LLorona Live Music
Shelley Morningsong & Fabian Fontenelle 7pm at La Veta Mercantile: $18 in advance, $20 at the door
Opening, Festival Blessing, Drumming Drumming, Flute, Dancing Hip Hop Kids Crew Shelley & Fabian Live Music Taking down the tipi Drumming closing ceremony
Saturday & Sunday at La Veta Library 11am | Sean Wells – Traditional Hispano Art/Day of the Dead 12pm | Celinda Kaelin – Native Americans of Pikes Peak area 1pm | David Behrens – Native American Story told through Art 2pm | Jason Younis Y Delgado – Tinsmithing through 5 Generations
Celinda Reynolds Kaelin is a poet, author, lecturer, and ethnohistorian who is privileged to work and study with indigenous Elders and spiritual leaders from over seventy First Nations.
Celinda is a Cherokee grandmother who has dedicated her life to the healing of the Sacred Hoop, and follows the Lakota spiritual traditions as a Pipe Carrier and a Sun Dancer. She has completed fifteen Sun Dances with the Lakota. She is proud to be an adopted member of both the Lakota Nation and the Ute Nation.
She is a member of the World Council of Elders, and has traveled extensively with these traditional spiritual Elders, performing Earth healing ceremonies in North and South America. Kaelin is adjunct professor at Colorado College, and is the author of six books, including, Journey Song: A spiritual Legacy of the American Indian (Four Directions, 1998), Pikes Peak Backcountry (Caxton, 1999), American Indians of the Pikes Peak Region (Arcadia, 2008), and Ute Legends (Caxton, 2017).