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Brighton shop Two Feathers’ celebrations to aid Native Americans
6:20pm Wednesday 17th July 2013 in News
A unique city shop will celebrate its birthday by raising awareness for Native American tribes.
Two Feathers in Kensington Gardens, Brighton, which specialises in Native American jewellery and artefacts, will celebrate its seventh birthday on Saturday.
Peter and Sara Saunders, the shop’s owners, started trading with Native American tribes more than eight years ago after visiting them in Navajo, Hopi, Zuni, Lakota and Blackfoot, USA.
Saturday’s antics will include taster tarot readings, healing, jewellery and artefact workshops led by local artist Vince Crozier.
There will also be Navajo fried bread and tea, panpipes played by Buenos Aires musician Condori Subelza and songs from Columbian Anthar Kharana.
The shop will also be raising awareness of the current fracking plans in Balcombe.
Sara Saunders, of Two Feathers, said: “Nestled in the mountains in Black Mesa, Arizona, are a few hundred of what was once a thriving tribe population.
“In 1974 a group of mining and utility companies wanted Black Mesa cleared for mining.
“Their ancestral graveyards and sacred sites were turned over to bulldozers, they were stripped of all land title and over 12,000 families have been forced to relocate.
“Saturday will be a day to honour the land and waters that we are all native to as human beings and to raise awareness of the Native Americans’ plight in Black Mesa.
“All proceeds from the day’s events, down to the fried bread, will be donated to forgottennavajopeople.
org who Two Feathers work closely with to help bring positive change to life and its residents on Black Mesa.”
For more information call 01273 692 929 or visit twofeathers.co.uk.
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