Coming Up: March’s Natural Way Indigenous Speaker Series

Once again, co-sponsored by the College of Mythic Cartography:

March 9th, at 7pm — download flyer

Circle of Life, Medicine Wheel – A Balanced Way of Life

Charles Fast Horse is an Oglala Sioux Medicine Man and artist. Born on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota in 1941, Charles leads workshops on the Lakota way of life at conferences and colleges throughout North America and is an intercessor for many ceremonies. His grandfather, Tom Spotted Bear, was a direct descendant of Thick Bread, who fought in the Battle of Little Big Horn when he was only 18 years old.

Charles graduated from United Tribes Educational Center in Bismarck, North Dakota. He is past president of the nonprofit Lakota Lodge Training and Learning Center and has led workshops for the justice system as well as other governmental agencies. In 1997 he was invited to bless America’s holiday tree in Washington, DC.

Charles and his wife, Hazel, are both artists. They work together to produce museum quality beadwork. For them, art is a way of life. Their art is a testament to the Indian traditions, as each creation is part of a story expressing the beauty and history of Lakota life. Their work is on display at Prairie Edge gallery in South Dakota.

Written by Willem