Native American Student and Community Center
SW Broadway and Jackson, Portland, Oregon
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Rod McAfee Friday, February 9, 2007
Spirituality is Being Real
Rod McAfee speaks from his own experience on the meaning of spirituality in our lives. His words go beyond cultural traditions, race, or creed to the fundamental experience of being a human being on this planet today. He encourages people to develop a spiritual practice that is grounded in the teachings of the natural world, a practice that connects Earth and Spirit.
Rod is an Akimel O’odham (Pima) elder. Raised “by the desert” on his Arizona reservation, he witnessed the assimilation of most of his family by Western religions, education, and culture, and still managed to retain his native language and beliefs.
For fifteen years Rod led ceremonies for Native inmates in prisons in Oregon and Washington. A former drug and alcohol counselor for the Native American Rehabilitation Association, he is active in ceremonies throughout the Northwest. Rod is the lead singer for the Spirit Learning Drum, and is intimately connected to the original medicine of water.
$10-20 donation requested for speaker’s honorarium
co-sponsored by the College of Mythic Cartography