Sacred Pipe of the Americas
Valerie Lovelace will present, “An Overview for Cultural Awareness” on Monday, October 30, from 3:00 to 4:00pm.
Sometimes mistakenly referred to as a “peace pipe,” the Chanupa, or Sacred Pipe, holds deep
spiritual meaning for Indigenous cultures across the Americas. From the creation of stem and bowl, to the many ways Chanupa is used in prayer and ceremony, the Pipe is a spiritual gift for the People and the one who is entrusted with its care and safe-keeping. Valerie will share some of the commonly understood concepts and beliefs regarding this spiritual object. You’ll leave this
discussion with an enhanced understanding of Chanupa and be able to recognize ways it has been misunderstood or misrepresented in western culture.
The Lincoln Home is located at 22 River Road, Newcastle. This event is free and open to the public.