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Native American Purification Gathering in Tumacácori: Discover the heart of the North American legacy through the arts and explore the indigenous wisdom of the ancestors at this May 5 through 8 event.

Mar 29, 2016 09:46AM ● By By Martin Miron

The Times of the Purification Gathering will take place from May 5 through 8 at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage, in Tumacácori, Arizona. The intention of the Purification Gathering is to capture the heart of the Native American legacy through the arts and explore the indigenous wisdom of the ancestors as revealed in the prophecies of the numerous tribes of Turtle Island (the United States), highlighting the Hopi prophecy of the coming “fifth world.”

The Purification Gathering is a coming together of elders, speakers, storytellers, musicians and dancers to share and teach about the prophesied signs that have been and are currently being revealed, indicating these times are upon us. It is a call to brothers and sisters from the four corners of Mother Earth to come together in recognition of the creator’s call to purify and be made whole once again. A global ecological crisis is upon us, and now more than ever it is imperative to pay attention to the ancient warnings of the indigenous peoples that have a reciprocal and traditional relationship with Mother Earth which makes them the Earth guardians of the 21st century.

Presenters and performers include Dennis Banks, cofounder of the American Indian Movement; Wendsler Nosie, tribe councilman of Apache Stronghold and former chairman of the San Carlos Apache tribe of Arizona; Nancy Red Star, of the Cherokee Nation and author of Star Ancestors; Wilfred Buck, of the Opaswayak Cree Nation; Lawrence Namoki, hopi pipe carrier and artist initiated in 1977 into the Society of Elders and for 34 years represented the Blue Star Kachina; TaliasVan and The Bright & Morning Star Band; The Cody Blackbird Band, an eastern band of Cherokee from North Carolina and Dakota; Casper Lomayesva, from 3rd Mesa, in Hopiland; and many more.

The Times of the Purification Gathering is part of the vision and work of spiritual leader, activist, author, musician and co-founder TaliasVan, known as Gabriel of Urantia, with Native American teacher Niánn Emerson Chase, of Global Community Communications Alliance and Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage. They established the community in 1989 and now have attracted 120 destiny reservists/change agents from around the world to help bring about global change.

For admission and camping information, call 520-398-2542 or visit


Photo:  Top left: Dennis Banks, top right: Nancy Red Star, bottom left: Wendsler Nosie, and bottom right: Gabriel of Urantia.

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