It has been 100 years since we were allowed to have an open ceremony or Crown Dancers without fear. Many of our prayer ceremonies and Crown Dancers were banned by the US Government and punishment was death. We pray the return of our Crown Dancers will help begin a much needed healing process for our Lipan Apache Band of Texas Nde' family and community from centuries of pain.
Blessings to all who are able to attend. Anyone unable to attend or who would like to help show support for this spiritual and historical gathering are welcome to donate to help with the travel expenses of our Crown Dancers (10 total) we are forever grateful for any contribution.
Many continued blessings to all.
I would like to share a bit of a recent prayer by cousin Leonard Sandoval....
"Thank you Lord, Creator of all things. We acknowledged your presence and your restoration. It's been over 100 years since we have been able to do things we are about to do on our land we call home...Bless those that have came before us to pave the way for us to follow. Our spirits are ready, hungry for the blessings we can bestow to our future generations...." L.S.
(....in addition..We are limited on photos and videos we are allowed to share of Crown Dancers as it is our Apache way. Permission has been given to post educational photo and video to help give a better understanding of the importance and spiritual value of our Crown Dancers to our family.)