Ruben Saufkie on Make No Bones About it/Native Issues

Raven Redbone speaks with Ruben Saufkie, Sr. Ruben is a Hopi from the Water Clan. He is described by others as “a humble man, who serves his family, his people and Humanity through his messages of understanding, respect, peace and care for our Mother Earth”. Ruben was one of the leaders of the 2006 H2OPI Water Run which included a delegation of Hopi runners that left the Hopi community in Arizona carrying sacred spring waters gathered from around the world and was presented after their run to the World Water Forum in Mexico City. The H2OPI water run was held to raise awareness of our Mother Earth and the water she has given us; if humanity does not take care of this gift for future generations there could be a day when we do not have it More and more, the world community is recognizing what Hopi and indigenous peoples have been taught since time immemorial: “Water Is Life – We come from water and will return to water as mist” when our journey on earth ends. All waters is a sacred gift from the Creator and a precious birth-right of all living beings. All waters are part of a singular network of life – the great oceans and seas, the frozen waters and glaciers, the cosmic sea from which are born the clouds, snow and rains that nurture the plants, animals, birds, fishes, insects, reptiles and humankind. We are of waters and waters are of us.

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Hopi in Santa Barbara August 14 and 15

Hopi Corn Dance, Eagle Dance,
Water Ceremony
& Water Maiden Dance

Saturday August 14 & Sunday August 15
Santa Barbara, CA
For more information contact:
venessakay@earthlink.net  818-262-3742
and deborah@sacredways.net

Welcome Ruben Saufkie and Allen Talaytumptewa from the Hopi Water Clan and Family into our Hearts, our Community, and to the Spirit of this Beautiful Land. Uhnungdalawva – Come, Gather Together as we Open Up Our Hearts.

Our Hopi Brothers and Sisters are coming to spread their message of hope for the world, H2OPE, spreading hope through water. Water is Life, and we are all connected through the water.

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Saturday August 14
Ayni Gallery
Water Ceremony and Water Maiden Dance at the Ocean at Ayni Gallery.
216 State St., Santa Barbara. (The Gallery is across the street from the Fish Enterprise.)  Website link for directions is www.sblovegrid.net.  Parking is available in train station parking lot across the street from Ayni Gallery. *Hopi Arts and Crafts will be available for purchase both days at the Ayni Gallery.

11:00 AM
Join us at the ocean for the Water Ceremony and Water Maiden Dance where we will focus our prayers for healing the sacred waters and ourselves throughout the world.  We are all made up of water and it is life, so spread the word. You can park at the train station across from Ayni Gallery and we will walk down to the beach together.  We will gather at the right side of the Santa Barbara Pier.

1:00 PM
Hopi Corn Dance
– The Corn Dance symbolizes a bountiful harvest and also is to ask for blessings of rain for their crops. Corn is very sacred to the Hopi way of life.

3:00 PM –
Potluck
Bring your own utensils, plate, bowl and cup.  Bring a yummy dish to share with everyone.  You can leave your potluck dish at the Gallery before we go to the ocean. Sharing and Caring H2OPE Circle following Potluck

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Sunday August 15
Ayni Gallery
Ayni Gallery, 216 State St., Santa Barbara. (The Gallery is across the street from the Fish Enterprise.)  Website link for directions is www.sblovegrid.net.  Parking is available in train station parking lot across the street from Ayni Gallery.  *Hopi Arts and Crafts will be available for purchase both days at the Ayni Gallery.

11:00 AM
Hopi Eagle Dance
– The Hopi people use the Eagle as their messenger to send their prayers to Creator for many reasons, healing, blessings of rain, to ask for strength to live balanced lives and many more.

Sharing and Caring H2OPE Circle following Eagle Dance.

Custom Hopi Designs

Ruben Saufkie, Sr can create custom jewelry for you. Please contact him if interested: rmsaufkie_h2opi@yahoo.com

Hand-Crafted Silver Works of Art

I’ve been a silver-smith since 1988 in the Hopi overlay process. I also have learned the technique of Tufa Casting and now I am combining the two styles together to create unique one-of-a-kind jewelry. I’ve been sharing my journey through my jewelry and have been very grateful for the people who have purchased my jewelry.

Each piece is a one-of-a-kind hand crafted sterling silver work of art created by Ruben Saufkie, Sr.

*Visit the Jewelry Gallery Pages to see Ruben designs.
TO ORDER a custom design contact Ruben: rmsaufkie_h2opi@yahoo.

KWAK-KWAH