Native American Forum Thread Chapter 4 Aisvi Ywoyeni Hawinaditlv Uwoyeni

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jstinson says

Native American Forum Thread Chapter 4 Aisvi Ywoyeni Hawinaditlv Uwoyeni (Walking Hand in Hand)

Last November, I started a forum thread in honor of National Native American Month. My only prayer was to generate enough interest so that the thread would have a respectable showing during that month. To my delight and amazement, it has been met with such continued enthusiasm and support that we are fast approaching the maximum number of posts in our second chapter! As a result, Chapter 3 has been started.

The title of Chapter 2 was “ Walking with the Wind”. It was suggested by Kicking Bear, our spiritual leader, Tsalagi (Cherokee) language mentor and wise man. Kicking Bear has provided us with the name, Walking With Friends, for Chapter 3 as well.

It is very appropriate as many friendships have been formed as a result of our thread “Gathering”. We are constantly welcoming new friends to our cyber community and hope that you will join in.

One does not need to be Native American to participate in this thread. We warmly welcome all people who are inspired by and/or appreciate our culture. Do promote your favorite Native American or Native American Inspired work here. Tell us about your new items, your sales, your blogs, your treasury features, or just come sit by our “cyber fireside and chat.

There were many good things on our previous threads that we do not want to lose, so a blog was started to archive them. It is a work in progress and can be viewed here:
Just click on the items that interest you in the “tags” section.

We purposely left Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 of the thread at less than 10,000 posts so it could be accessed if one wanted to back track on something there.

The link to “Chapter 1” is:

The link to “Chapter 2” is

The link to “Chapter 3” is

We have a periodic Challenge and a Wednesday Night Story Telling Session. If you would like information on the challenges, just convo me. If you would like to participate in the Wednesday Night Camp Fire Story, join the thread at 8:00 p.m. EST.

Our wise man and mentor, Kicking Bear, wrote this preamble to Chapter 2 of our thread. It is being carried over to Chapter 4. It will let you know what we are about and the purpose of this thread.

Kicking Bear says: “This thread is like a campfire the center is the flame which represents our creativity.

We are each a log sticking into the fire.

As we go about our art, our log burns and goes from having a flame on the end to just a hot coal and will eventually go out.

Our creativity is used up and our log begins to grow cold.

Along comes someone from this thread and pushes that log back in closer to the fire ...

The log is re-ignited and once again begins to burn brightly....Kicking Bear

Posted at 4:22pm Jul 14, 2010 EDT


jstinson says

So pull up a log,
Tell us what's new.
Show us all of the work that you adore and
Help us make a success of Chapter 4!

Aisvi Ywoyeni Hawinaditlv Uwoyeni
Walking Hand in Hand

Posted at 4:26pm Jul 14, 2010 EDT

YeaaaaHHHHH.... good to start our new journey!!!

Posted at 4:30pm Jul 14, 2010 EDT

Hello new thread. Thanks Joni, you're quick!

Posted at 4:32pm Jul 14, 2010 EDT

senioritis says

afternoon joni! love all the bright colors in your shop ;)

hopefully our tribute to sitting bull will help reignite some of the cold logs of the previous thread and allow the fire to burn a bit brighter. we hope you enjoy our tribute, thanks for taking a look:

Posted at 4:34pm Jul 14, 2010 EDT

Thanks Jstinson for setting it up!!! Also, for everyone who helped to move it. Sorry, I was out of communication and missed a bunch earlier.

Posted at 4:35pm Jul 14, 2010 EDT

I like it senioritis!
I managed to grab the blt's from the last campsite. I know there's lemonade here to go with them somewhere...

Posted at 4:36pm Jul 14, 2010 EDT

Osiyo everyone!!!

Nice place Joni! For a moment I thought I was homeless, but Candy and Heart-Ha showed me the WAY!!!

Posted at 4:37pm Jul 14, 2010 EDT

Hey Lita,

You didn't miss a thing. Nice to see you!!!

Posted at 4:38pm Jul 14, 2010 EDT

senioritis says

thanks sweetgrassvalley ;)

we're gonna try to swing by the thread later this evening to check out the story telling session.

Posted at 4:38pm Jul 14, 2010 EDT