In Aotearoa / New Zealand, the journey of the Sundance ceremony began with a visit from Patrick Hendrickson (aka Chief White Cloud or Patrick Aynewausch ) in the summer of 1999/2000. Although people from Aotearoa had attended the Sundance held in Hornby Island in 1999 , this was the first opportunity for a wider group of people to meet Patrick Hendrickson and participate in purification lodges.
During this first visit, Patrick Hendrickson spent time travelling Aotearoa and speaking with Tangata Whenua and others about his journey and vision. The first Sundance was run by Patrick Hendrickson in the summer of 2000/2001
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