Rekindling the Fire – An Evening with Calvin Hecocta

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Rekindling the Fire – An Evening with Calvin Hecocta

Thursday, February 7, 2008, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (Note: This is not on Friday this month.)

Calvin Hecocta was raised by his parents and his elders in the Numa tribe near Beatty, Oregon. He learned the ceremonial and spiritual blessing ways from his grandfathers, uncles and others who were true to their traditions.  Calvin has taught Native American religion, philosophy and environmental ethics at Willamette University and Portland Community College. Of his work, he says, “The forests and the rivers are the greatest classroom in the world. I was lucky enough to be raised right, to value the land and its people—all of them, not only humans.”

Calvin conducts cultural and environmental workshops dealing with ancient beliefs as well as contemporary issues. “My lectures, workshops and performances are based on values and rituals that were provided me in my community. I use stories, poetry and music as bridges between cultures, allowing each listener to find his or her own soul place in this ancient yet new world. By incorporating my personal experiences and feelings into every lecture or performance, participants discover clarity and find individual relevance to matters in their own lives.”

Location:  PSU Multicultural Center, 228 Smith Memorial Union, 1825 SW Broadway at Harrison, Portland, Oregon

Cost: $10-$20 donation requested for speaker’s honorarium

Co-sponsors: Earth & Spirit Council at, PSU Multicultural Center at , Trellis Earth at, and The College of Mythic Cartography at

Written by Willem