Storytelling Festival 2024  ~ Storytelling lights the fire of hope!

Stories •  Prophecies • Instructions • Teachings • Music • Waterfalls & River Swimming  • Sacred Fire

Fri, May 31st, 12:00 pm - Sun, June 2nd, 2:00 pm + Late Night

Waterfall House 
256 W Fulton Rd West Fulton NY 12194

All donations appreciated.

If you can’t attend, your donation of $250 will bring an edited version of the festival to you, which you can share with your family.

The Mother Earth gave Her sacred gift of storytelling to the Original Peoples in the beginning days. These creation stories and stories that also prophesize and instruct have been passed down through the generations. These stories provide a tapestry of The Story of our existence.

They share the bigger picture of Mother Earth’s story and how all has evolved. We invite you to enter with us into this very sacred space and ceremonial time where traditional storytellers will share the stories that will help us walk through these challenging times. As Grandmother Luisah Teish says, “We must re-inspirit the art of storytelling. Our children must learn to sit still and listen. The story is important in their instruction.”

In that spirit, she offered this prayer.

 

Grandmother Luisah Teish is a delegate of the Mother Earth Delegation. She is a teacher, dancer, storyteller, and high priestess. She is Iyanifa and Oshun Chief living in the United States. She will be with us in New York!!

As many of you know the Mother Earth Delegation has tirelessly walked out the instructions that the Mother Earth is giving them. These instructions are a response to these times. This gathering will be a moment to bring the support this movement needs to continue strong for us all!!

And you are a part of that!

We are asking for a $250 donation for entry. Each entry a vote for protecting the sacred territories and cultures that are sustaining life for this planet. Truly it is your moment to step into this movement and support our Original Peoples in this work. For those that can’t offer this level of support, we are working to create a way that will allow your participation in other ways.

This is a gathering for all!! A time to unite all nations as we continue to stand up for and with Mother Earth. We are in a time of critical choice. Make your choice be one that is investing in the future of generations to come. This is a time to deeply listen! And the instruction for each of us is held in these traditional stories.

 

All donations appreciated.

If you can’t attend, your donation of $250 will bring an edited version of the festival to you, which you can share with your family.

Storytellers & Musicians

,Luisah Teish, Iyanifa and Oshun chief (USA)

Randy Lays Bad, Oglala Sioux Tribe (Turtle Island)

Elin Teilus, Sámi (Sápme, Sweden)

Steven T. Newcomb, Shawnee Lenape (Turtle Island)

Kurikindi, Sumae Causai (Kichua Nation, Ecuador)

Mama Edie McLoud Armstrong - Residing on the ancestral lands of the Council of Three Fires (Odawa, Ojibwe, Potawatomi)

Jyoti Ma, Elder, USA

Bonga, Master Haitian Drummer

Bethany Yarrow, Song Keeper & Earth Activist

Peter Yarrow, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Record Producer,
"Peter, Paul and Mary"

 

Event Details

 

Waterfall House
256 W Fulton Rd West Fulton NY 12194

Tour of Lotsi'tsison Skywomans Forever Farm3992 NY-30, Middleburgh, NY 12122 5.7 Miles. (8 minutes by car between the two locations).

DATES & TIMES

May 31st - June 2nd. Friday: 12pm - 6pm • Saturday: 9am - 6pm • Sunday 9am - 2pm

+ Late Night

Spontaneous songs and storytelling at the Sacred Fire after dinner at night!

Free PARKING

Portable Bathrooms with washing stations Available

 

DONATION PASS & INFO

Donation Pass: $250

(Sliding scale donation pass available to locals and individuals who may benefit from a more flexible payment structure.)

We are happy to offer free admission to children under 12 who are accompanied by an adult.  We kindly remind visitors that children must be accompanied by an adult in the Waterfalls and river area.

For teens aged 12-17, we offer a reduced suggested donation of half the regular amount. Please note that teens must be accompanied by an adult at all times while in the Waterfalls and river area.

Calling all Haudenosaunee youth! 

We are offering free attendance to the Storytelling Festival for Haudenosaunee youth!

 

All donations appreciated.

If you can’t attend, your donation of $250 will bring an edited version of the festival to you, which you can share with your family.

Questions? Email at centerforsacredstudies@gmail.com

 

 

 

Where to stay nearby!

See links to nearby hotels, motels and Airbnb's. Additionally, links to campsite options and restaurants.

Hotels, Motels and b&b's List

Max V. Shaul Campground (one mile down the road)

Other Campsites Options

Local Airbnb

Restaurants in Middleburgh NY

Printable list of restaurants

There are several farm stands and a general store a few miles away, Scrumpy Ewe Cidery, Panther Creek Arts, and the Sap Bush Country Store and Café  just up the hill in West Fulton. Mustang Valley, a wild mustang sanctuary and rescue center, is just down the road. Nearby hikes include Looking Glass Pond and Vroman's Nose, among many others.

Feel free to contact us with any questions at centerforsacredstudies@gmail.com

Schedule of the Events

Waterfall House 
256 W Fulton Rd West Fulton NY 12194

Stories •  Prophecies • Instructions • Teachings • Music • Waterfalls & River Swimming  • Sacred Fire

Spontaneous songs and storytelling at the Sacred Fire after dinner at night!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

FRIDAY - May 31st

12pm noon - 1pm

  • Opening Ceremony at the Sacred Fire with Lotsi'tsison Forever Farm Family, Luisah Teish, Iyanifa and Oshun chief (USA).
  • Traditional welcoming into territory ceremony Lotsi'tsison Forever Farm Family Youth

1:30pm-2:30pm      Storyteller Lotsi'tsison Forever Farm Family

2:30pm-3:30pm      Celebration of Life

3:30pm-3:45pm      Break

3:45pm-4pm           Music - Bonga & Peter & Bethany Yarrow

4pm-5pm                 Storyteller Luisah Teish, Iyanifa and Oshun chief (USA).

5pm-5:30pm           Closing prayer at the sacred fire with Steven T. Newcomb, Shawnee Lenape (Turtle Island)

6pm                          Dinner

Spontaneous songs and storytelling at the Sacred Fire after dinner at night!

 

SATURDAY - June 1st

8am                       Breakfast

9:30am-10am      Opening prayer at sacred fire with Randy Lays Bad, Oglala Sioux Tribe (Turtle Island)

10am-11am          Storyteller Kurikindi, Sumae Causai (Kichua Nation, Ecuador)

11am-noon           Storyteller Randy Lays Bad, Oglala Sioux Tribe (Turtle Island)

Noon-12:30pm     Noon prayer at sacred fire with Kurikindi, Sumae Causai (Kichua Nation, Ecuador)

12:30pm-1:45pm Lunch

2pm-3pm             Storyteller Elin Teilus, Sámi (Sápme, Sweden)

3pm-4pm             Storyteller Bonga, Master Haitian Drummer

4pm-4:30pm        Music Elin Teilus, Sámi (Sápme, Sweden)

5pm-5:30pm        Closing prayer at sacred fire with Bonga, Master Haitian Drummer

6pm                       Dinner

Spontaneous songs and storytelling at the Sacred Fire after dinner at night!

 

SUNDAY -  June 2nd

8am                       Breakfast

9:30am-10am      Open prayer at sacred fire with  Mama Edie McLoud Armstrong - Residing on the ancestral lands of the Council of Three Fires (Odawa, Ojibwe, Potawatomi) & Luisah Teish, Iyanifa and Oshun chief (USA).

10am-11am         Storyteller Steven T. Newcomb, Shawnee Lenape (Turtle Island)

11am-11:15pm    Break

11:15am-12:15pm Storyteller Mama Edie McLoud Armstrong - Residing on the ancestral lands of the Council of Three Fires (Odawa, Ojibwe, Potawatomi)

12:15-12:45pm    Music - Lotsi'tsison Forever Farm Family

1pm-2pm             Closing ceremony at the sacred fire with All delegates & Lotsi'tsison Forever Farm Family

 

 

THIS IS A DRUG & ALCOHOL FREE EVENT. NO DOGS AllOWED.

Questions? Email at centerforsacredstudies@gmail.com

All our gratitude for your sponsorship!