Help for our fire keeper

 Our Nephew and Fire Keeper Terry Barnett is in need of help right now. His vehicle that he
utilizes for work to support himself, his volunteer work helping our community by tending fire for our Sacred Ceremonies,  and being of service to the Veteran’s community, has broken down and needs $3000.00 worth of work to get him mobile again.  Anything helps even $5 or $10! Thank you in advance for your consideration!

Mitakuye Oyasin,

John and Kim Funmaker 

About Terry Barnett:

Terry is a Firekeeper for the lodge at Pechanga, Many Winters Gathering of Elder’s,  and has been a member of the Maza Chagl’Eska (Iron Circle Nation)for over twenty years. He is a descendant of both the Eastern Band of Cherokee (Tsalagi) and Powhatan tribes.  

He is a decorated Marine Corps Veteran who has served our nation honorably. During his time in the Corps he helped form Native Americans on Active Duty (NAAD), completed two overseas tours as a part of his record and was even a part of the contingency force assigned to fight the Yellowstone wildfires in 1988. He has continued the spirit of his service by working for both the native and veteran communities alike.   

For years he has kept the fires going for VisionQuest, Lodge Ceremonies and other requested ceremonies. He has worked hard to help keep the fires going, not only by firetending but also with the gathering of stones, wood and willow for our sacred ceremonies.  


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Kimberly Funmaker 
Lake Elsinore, CA
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