Saturday, August 6, 2016

Response to an Elder !

Booshoo my Native brother,

Good to hear from you. In answer to your question about whether I have joined the lodge.

My life and lifes work is dedicated to the Midewiwin Society. I did not petition to come into the society for several reasons. Firstly, as a white man with no Native heritage I had some concerns about what might happen if I were accepted into the Mide. There are some very dedicated Elders that would have concerns about a white man coming in. Though I do not agree with that perspective I do respect them and their views. There is also the concern that if I, as a white man, were accepted it could open a door for others to follow. Kind of like opening a Pandora box. The society needs more Native people before other people begin to join in my view.



The other part is a dream I had. I have had many drams calling me to the MIde and continue to have them. One dream was when driving to Mide I noticed a shadow come up over my car from behind me. The shadow was in the shape of an Eagle and its wing span went from one side of the road across to the other. When I looked up what I saw was a large black eagle flying ovr my car. Ahead I saw a long house lodge on my right. I could see the open door and knew I was coming from the east. As I came up to the lodge I drove by. The Eagle flew off to the right and circled the lodge and then came back above my car.

This dream meant to me that my work is to support the lodge and bring people to the lodge while sharing teachings back to the east where the migration began. Some Elders have told me that they interpret it differently and that it is like my other dreams, a call to the lodge.

What I can tell you is that if I were even a 1% Native American I would come to the Midewiwin. I presently still go to Three Fire Lodge as a supporter.

Let me know your thoughts,

Noodin aka Jim Beard

“To be centered is to stand alone together” Noodin

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Honor Fire ~ Community Event

 

Hosted by Noodin's Place weekly on Tuesday    

Amherst, New Hampshire

James Beard aka Noodin
19 Boston Post Road, Amherst NH 03031
Tuesday, May 10 at 6 PM - 9 PM

Tuesday, May 17 at 6 PM - 9 PM


Schedules of Events posted on  Noodin's Place in Facebook.

All people of all ages are invited and welcome. A Family Event

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To honor all life, all Veterans and warriors, all people, and all those who are traveling to the next realm. Sit by the fire and share in the stories told by the Native American Elders and by the storytellers. Come and hear stories told to share the values that sustain a culture.

Bring a chair or blanket to sit by the fire for an enjoyable and relaxing evening. 

Donations are gratefully accepted to continue the work.

This is a Drug and Alcohol Free area.

Any questions call Jim at:
603-261-7228 or
email: noodin@northeastcultural.com .

Gigawabamin iiwidii,
[we will see you there]


“To be centered is to stand alone together” Noodin

Monday, May 2, 2016

Spring Ceremony - Ziigwan Zagaswe'iwe



Spring Gathering · Hosted by Noodin's Place 


May 7 at 6 AM to May 8 at 2 PM


James Beard aka Noodin


19 Boston Post Road, Amherst NH 03031



To honor Spirit and opening of the Area for coming gatherings of the people.

All are welcome from children to Elders. This is a community gathering.

Sunrise - Fire lighting ceremony.

9:30 am - Opening prayers with Pipe & Water Ceremony & Berry Ceremony and teachings.

12:01 pm - Potluck Feast Meal.

1:00 pm - Talking Circle.

3:00 pm - Storytelling.

4:00 pm - Honoring the Fire. Visiting and Sharing.

Lodges will be available on Sunday, May 8th.

Donations are gratefully accepted to continue the work.

This is a Drug and Alcohol Free area.

Any questions call Jim at:
603-261-7228 or
email: noodin@northeastcultural.com .

Gigawabamin iiwidii,
[we will see you there]




“To be centered is to stand alone together” Noodin

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Empty Regalia





Empty Regalia - Barrie: As seen on Rogers TV | Only On Rogers



This little girl is Bailey. When I first met her she was only about 2 years old. Now she has written a play , represented her people , and demonstrated the love we need to share with all life. I am proud to look at her as my niece. Please enjoy this interview about the beautiful accomplishment and the future of the people that she represents.



 “To be centered is to stand alone together” Noodin

Friday, March 25, 2016

Springtime at Noodin's Place

A Gathering Place ~ Coming of Age


Preparation for 2016

A place to provide cultural information to our neighbors and friends about the Native American Culture that has lived on this land for tens of thousands of years. Our offering is to share with others the beauty that we have found learning from Native American Elders.


Early March ~

Preparations were made for the beginning of gatherings for the Spring, Summer and Fall of 2016. Our fire keepers spent several days cleaning the area and re-tie the lodges. Initial ceremonies and gatherings were held to honor the land and the people.


We invite all people to come and join us at the fire and will be announcing gatherings soon.

The events that are planned will include activities for adults and young people that demonstrate the culture and the values of Native American Traditions. These gatherings are offered freely and donations are appreciated to carry on the work.

Honoring the Fire

All people of all ages are invited and welcome. A Family Event.

To honor all life, all Veterans and warriors, all people, and all those who are traveling to the next realm. Sit by the fire and share in the stories told by the Native American Elders and by the storytellers. Come and hear stories told to share the values that sustain a culture.


Storytelling

All people of all ages are invited and welcome. A Family Event.

The stories told by the Native American Elders and by the storytellers begin with a story of creation. Legends of the people are, in essence, the gathering of instructions that give the people structure to live by within a society. Come and hear stories told to share the values that sustain a culture.


Native American Talking Circle

All people of all ages are invited and welcome. A Family Event.

Talking Circles have been used by many indigenous cultures, particularly in the Native American traditions. A talking circle is a method used by a group to discuss a topic in an egalitarian and non-confrontational manner or to simply "check-in" about what is present for them in their lives. The group members sit in a circle and make comment on the topic of the discussion.


Fabric Crafting Program

All people of all ages are invited and welcome. A Family Event.

We will be offering various crafting programs through the summer. Leatherwork such as pouch making, moccasins and shakers. Drum making and flute making projects are also planned.

These programs will be offered to groups of five to eight people and the time and number of sessions will be posted as th classes are offered.


Fire Keepers Circle

 by invitation circle.

This gathering is for people dedicated to learning in depth teachings about the lodges, ceremony and Star teachings of the people.



Garden Maze

A meditation walk to find peace and centering within.


Three Sisters Garden


Gardening Native American Style ~ The garden was a success but we had some things to learn. In the spring we will again plant a Three Sisters Garden of corn, beans and squash. We will also have a separate garden for tobacco.


Four Legged Friends


We have a horse, four goats, two runner ducks, twenty two chickens, a dog and a cat that share this property with the people.




“To be centered is to stand alone together” Noodin

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Noodin on Moccasin Tracks Radio



James B Beard aka Noodin
A Visit With Noodin on Moccasin Tracks

Music Credits:
Black Hawk Singers, Veteran Song from Just For The Fun Of It CD Spirit of The Mountain, Veterans Song with NH Intertribal Pura Fe with My People My Land;
From White Buffalo CD from Canyon Records, Brother Eagle
Joining us on Moccasin Tracks this week broadcasting from the campus of University of Vermont, WRUV FM Burlington we are joined by James beard, AKA Noodin.
His blogspot is here: northeastcultural.blogspot.com
In this conversation Noodin gifts us with a story and greeting for all Veterans. We are honored to talk with Noodin.
"An advocate of traditional living and natural spirit teachings. Topics address concerns to do with wellness and balance in life as well as environmental enrichment. A student of native teachings from Ojibwe Elders, Algonquin language based people, living throughout the Great Lakes Region of the US and Canada. The audiences for presentations vary from youth to elderly." says his website.
Moccasin Tracks is broadcast weekly at WJSC FM Johnson at 90.7FM and online at http://155.42.39.253:8000/stream 1-3PM 

Tuesdays broadcast at WRUV FM Burlington at the University of Vermont 90.1FM and wruv.org from Noon-4PM
www.facebook.com/MoccasinTracks
wruv.moccasintracks@gmail.com

http://moccasintrackswithdeb.podomatic.com/entry/2015-11-12T11_28_32-08_00

“To be centered is to stand alone together” Noodin