Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Spring Fire & Anishinaabe Lifeways Teachings

This gathering is a treasure of teachings given by many of the Great Elders of the Ojibwe Nation. I am looking forward to being there to help with the Fire.  


Little River Band of Ottawa

April 8-11, 2015

LRBOI Tribal Gathering Grounds
(Fire Lodge behind Trading Post gas station)

Each day will start with a Sunrise Ceremony and teachings will be held throughout the day.

At the conclusion of the last teaching, Wednesday through Friday, the Fire will be kept throughout the night.

Everyone is welcomed to attend!

2608 Government Center Drive, Manistee, MI 49660

For information, please call 1-888-723-8288,
ext. 6891, 6893 or 6895
Sponsored by the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians
Tribal Historic Preservation Department

Little River Band of Ottawa Indians

“To be centered is to stand alone together” Noodin

Friday, March 13, 2015

Spring is Sprung !

Spring is Sprung!

The gardens are ready to grow beautiful new life.. Monica and I are getting ready as well.

We are making plans to have a Native Fabric area, community gathering place, at Monica’s home in Amherst, NH.

It will consist of an area for a tipi, a teaching lodge and a healing lodge. A garden is in the works and it will be planted as a three sister’s garden consisting of corn, beans and squash.

Our hope is to provide several activities for our friends and neighbors.
  • Story Telling by the fire.
  • Talking circles.
  • Native crafting of drums, shakers, dream catchers, tools, shelters, etc. 
  • Visiting Elders of various Native American Tribes
  • Gardening Native American Style.
  • Sharing about: Medicine Wheel, Prophesies, Ceremony, Animal Helpers, Survival Technique, Personal Well being, Community.
These offerings are freely given and anyone is welcome.

My name is Maizy and I am waiting !
Much gratitude is offered to Monica for her gracious offering of her land to make a place for programs to help the people.


Donations are gratefully accepted and considered private donations.

The programs will be hosted by James Beard aka Noodin and Monica Beard.

James B. Beard aka

James B Beard is an advocate of traditional living and natural spirit teachings. Topics address concerns to do with wellness and balance in life. 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 my presentations vary from youth to elderl

“To be centered is to stand alone together” Noodin