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Please join us for the events coming up. . .

Arapaho, The People and Earth Before Colonization with Darren Silver

April 12, 2017, 6 – 9pm
The Integral Center, 2805 Broadway St., Boulder, CO 80304
Sliding Scale ~ $10 – 35 / Evening. Please self–select your rate based upon your ability to pay.

From Darren:
“Over the past year, I held the aim to better understanding how the Arapaho were in relationship with the place we call Boulder, Colorado. My research includes reading and studying Arapahoe culture through various literature. Just recently I visited the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes in Oklahoma to work directly with community members where I was privileged to participate in various ceremonies and speak to one of the cultural keepers of that area. From that meeting I was given permission to speak to my community here in Boulder. My initial interests began in my connection to the land, so I chose to inform my research by bringing my questions to the mountains, streams, setting sun, snowstorms, and moon. The amount of research I wanted to do, and even my original intent changed as I began to consider, “what is the point of discussing Arapaho culture, when the mindset of modernity is in direct conflict with a land-based culture and perhaps even limits our ability to understand their culture?” This talk and discussion will explore aspects of the Arapaho culture, but more importantly to me, the path of dismantling our worldview, so that we can each connect to the land and listen to the spirits that live just beyond the veil of traffic lights, street corners, and busy markets.”

Darren Silver, MA, is a rite of passage guide, life-coach, ceremonialist, and innovative educator. He has over a decade of involvement in ritual, wilderness living skills, and transformational work residentially and internationally. A gifted storyteller and apprentice to the old myths, Darren weaves the power of the natural world, vision, and community into his teachings and workshops dedicated to the remembrance of regenerative culture.