2015 Gathering

The 44th annual rainbow gathering of the tribes is happening in the Black Hills of South Dakota." (The consensed areas include Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, and South Dakota.) For posts related to the gathering location including directions and site updates, click here. For the Howdy Folks, click here. To find out specifically where the gathering will be, you need to understand how we find our "home" each year. Click here for an overview of the process. To make it into the gathering without a ticket, click here. Please ignore all rumors of cancellation. Copy and distribute this information freely.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Blog for 2016 Gathering

Hi all,

The blog for the 2016 gathering is at http://northeastrainbowgathering.blogspot.com/.  If you were signed up to receive blog posts via email from this blog and want to get them from the new blog, you'll need to visit the new blog and enter your email address again (on right hand side of page - midway down where it says "Get blog posts via email"-- once you enter your email, you will receive a confirmation from feedburner. Unless you acknowledge that, you won't receive emails.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Black Hills Rainbow Gathering Documentary 2015 (Parts 1-5)

Updated 7/30/15 - it has come to my attention that explicit permission was not secured for each person who appears in this video. Just an FYI.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Cleanup is done

Hi all, I just received this message from a friend who stayed until the end of cleanup.


Just left the woods you can announce Clean up crew is out and we got raving credits from the FS. We even got invited back anytime and local Natives loved us and may decide to do a yearly Regional. Locals loved us and said come back soon, Natives are embarrassed at the two trouble makers and lots of work got done on the rez.....multiple times.

Supporting Native Efforts Opposed to Keystone XL - July 26

Keep in mind, that opposition to Keystone XL is something I personally support. In no way does this blog post represent the rainbow gathering or other gathering participants. However, given that the universe pulled us towards South Dakota this year, I think that perhaps other gathering participants may feel called as well.

Keystone XL Resistance March and Ride

Sunday, July  26 11 a.m. Fort Pierre, South Dakota
Meet in Fort Pierre next to the Pizza Ranch at 11am MDT (12pm CT). Riders both native and non-native will be leading us and we will ride and march together across the bridge into Pierre to show our collective resistance to tar sands and the Keystone XL pipeline. The march will be followed by a water ceremony, concert rally, and a community feed.

For details and contact info, click here.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Other Reflections on the Black Hills Gathering

A friend of mine has a blog of her own. She was much more involved on the land than I was this year. She's put together her thoughts and photos on this year's gathering - click here to read and see what she has to say.  (Read part two here.)  (Read part 3 on oven building, here.)

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Summary of Treaty Issues in Black Hills

At the gathering in South Dakota, some First Nation family brought this information summary sheet on the treaty issues in the Black Hills to share with folks who gathered there. I have scanned and am sharing the information.

Click here to download the pdf. Please download and distribute freely.