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GMC 13thGathering Excursions Program Feature

Pre-Conference Excursions with the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers

These two wonderful Pre-Conference Excursions, are rare opportunities to join the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers in an intimate setting on two separate journeys to the sacred lands of the Lakota, as well as many other native tribes of the surrounding areas. You may join us for one or both days.

Day 1, September 2nd 2014

8:00am: Group leaves from Holiday Inn
5:30pm: Approx Return
Sack lunch on your own

Mato Tipila (aka Devils Tower), Wyoming

According to oral tradition this is the area where the sacred pipe was first brought to the Lakota people, 19 generations ago.

Vore Buffalo Jump, Beulah, Wyoming

This is an archeological site, just a few miles from Mato Tipila. The buffalo jump is a chronological record of the Indigenous people of the plains going back over a millennia.

Day 2, September 3rd 2014

8:00am: Group leaves from Holiday Inn
5:30pm: Approx Return
Restaurant lunch on your own

Mato Paha (Bear Butte)

This site is sacred to the Lakota and surrounding tribes going back over a millennia.

Tasunke Witko (Crazy Horse)

An image of a warrior on horse back representing Oglala Lakota War Chief, Tasunke Witko (Crazy Horse) is being carved out of the mountain. The project has been on-going for several decades.

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Lunches will be on your own for both Pre-Conference Excursions. Day One, you may bring a sack lunch to enjoy as there will not be any restaurant stops for lunch on this day. Day Two, you may also bring a sack lunch to enjoy or you can purchase a lunch at a local restaurant stop. Please keep in mind this lunch stop will most likely not have any specialty foods or vegetarian options.

Please take note that the Pre-Conference excursions are not included in the main conference price, and are considered separate events.

Kindly fill out the information below and complete payment for your registration for the Pre-Conference Excursions. We look forward to sharing these very special journeys with you!

Pre-Conference Excursions Registration

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