the Earth and Spirit Council
The Natural Way: Indigenous Voices
Native American Student and Community Center
SW Broadway and Jackson, Portland, Oregon
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Tyler Williams Friday, December 14, 2007
A UNIQUE JOURNEY
Tyler Williams, born of the Dit ti dhat Nation, will appear at The Natural Way: Indigenous Voices to share stories of his life’s journey. The Creator has gifted Tyler with a unique and positive perspective on life, and a special ability to communicate that to others.
Tyler was raised in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. His people are traditionally hunters, fisherman, totem pole carvers and canoe builders. Like many of his peers, Tyler attended a government boarding
school which educated him in the ways of the dominant culture, not allowing him to learn the ways and traditions of his own people. As an adult, he spent time in Portland and Seattle.
At age 30, Tyler began to spend time with Brave Buffalo, a Lakota teacher. From this experience he learned and adopted Lakota traditions, and has followed Lakota spiritual ways for more than 30 years. Tyler is valued in his community as a speaker, teacher, and spiritual advisor.
$10-20 donation requested for speaker’s honorarium