Side Trips & More


Side Trips is a list of upcoming events, published in each issue of Four Winds Journal.  However, since exciting offerings present themselves much faster than we can publish them, this page is a monthly updated list of events, workshops, conferences, ongoing courses, and more.  If you would like us to share your events and activities, please send email to Side Trips, at


A collection of upcoming learning experiences and adventures. Enjoy!

Anytime: Introduction to Essential Oils.    Aromahead Institute.  Free course online.

Anytime:  Sufi Universal Fraternal Institute.   Sacred Events and Courses.

Friday, December 1, 2017:  Cacti are Cool: Celebrating Indigenous Ecological Practices with DIY Terrariums.  This workshop, Cacti are Cool: Celebrating Indigenous Ecological Practices with DIY Terrariums, is limited to 20 participants with a fee of $10 for materials. For more information and to RSVP, please contact MoCNA Membership and Programs Manager Andrea Hanley (Navajo) at (505) 428-5907 or

Tuesday, December 5, 2017:  Tune into KSFR 101.1 FM to hear current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Athena LaTocha, Frank Buffalo Hyde, Jason Reed Brown, and Wanesia Spry Misquadace in a conversation with IAIA Director of Marketing and Communications Eric Davis on “Through Our Eyes.”   Brown Bag Lunch with the artists at MoCNA on Friday, December 8, 12:00-1:00 PM, 2nd Floor MoCNA Project Lab 

Saturday, December 9, 2017:  Performance by Connective Tissue exhibition artist Charlene Vickers (Anishinaabe). Occupations and Assertions is a multi-media performance work referencing the armed occupation by the Ojibway Warriors Society (OWS) of Anicinabe Park in Kenora, Ontario  in 1974.                  1-2pm, Helen Hardin Media Gallery.  This event is free to the public. For more information: Please contact Andrea R. Hanley, Membership + Program Manager 505.428.5907 or email at

 Ongoing:  The Bridge Project:  Building Bridges in the Blue Ridge   Call for Artists and Writers to write, paint, draw, or collage on 5 x 7 POSTCARDS to celebrate the connections we make (or would like to make) with people who may seem different from ourselves.  All participants are welcome!  Postcards will be incorporated into a wooden slat bridge and displayed at a celebration event. The event will include readings from select postcards, music, poetry, and refreshments. Postcards and the bridge may also be displayed in other locations in Front Royal, Virginia, and the larger area.  Event images will be posted online.  Deadline for submissions:  December 15, 2017.

 Facing North: Navigating Turbulent Times. Sign up here to download your copy of the video recording of our Spring Webinar. Orenda Healing International, Santa Fe, NM.


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