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Sundance in Aotearoa

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 Inipi purification lodges.

During this first visit, Patrick Hendrickson spent time traveling 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  2001/2002

View the clip below to learn more about the purpose & meaning that brought this ceremony to Aotearoa.. (image Patrick Aynewausch )

Patrick Aynewausch

Dear Sun-Dance family

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Leonard Crow Dog (Kangi Shunka Manitou), Sundance elder/chief of the Paradise grounds in Rosebud, South Dakota, USA received and acknowledged a jar of Manuka honey from ‘our’ Tree, earlier this Month during the final day, SunDay (7.8.16), of their SunDance.

This token symbolises and recognises our greater Sundance roots, of Uncle Pat and Crow Dog’s direction then and six years ago when he said “Go Home, Carry On!”.

Koha was additionally offered and accepted with extended thanks to: Rewa, Sue & Simon.

Cedar Call

The Call is out, for Four Cedar seedlings to be planted at the Sundance grounds, to replace the Four used in the previous round of dances.

West Coast, NZ are invited to donate One seedling.

Southern, NZ are invited to donate a seedling.

East, NZ are invited to donate One seedling.

North, NZ are invited to donate a seedling

We know where we live, we know who we are, please connect and present  your Seedling via Representative or yourself  for Tree Day 2016.