Jim Gillen: Firestarter, Storyteller, Musician – 2 events/1 weekend!

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both events @ HopeGateWay
185 High Street, Portland, ME

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Friday 7-9p: Open Mic Night
All the way from Rhode Island, Recovery All Stars Jim Gillen and Frank Spicola bring their brand of acoustic-soul, blues, rock-and-roll, Native American flute songs, percussion, storytelling, poetry and whatever else moves them – to Maine for one night only. We’ll have drums and other soundmakers on hand ~ please bring your own instruments and join in! Warm up with coffee/tea and light snacks and settle in for the evening. Bring your own music/poetry, too, for Open Mic Night!

Saturday, 10a-1p: Walking the Red Road 
Wellbriety & the White Bison Recovery Movement
introducing principles of Native American healing & wellness 
Tehngaukoua (“Catfish”) Jim Gillen, Director of the Anchor Recovery Community Centers (RI) is a Native American from the Seneca Nation and a certified Firestarter in the White Bison recovery movement. Jim introduces concepts from the Red Road of Wellbriety (commonly called the “Native American Big Book”) and leads participants into exercises that deepen understanding of Native values in relation to the 12 steps.Walking the Red Road is the spiritual and mental journey that calls for a change in behavior and the understanding that each of us has a place for nature in our lives. It is walking with the earth, rather than just upon it. We will end the day with potluck lunch & discussion.

Donations welcome, but please do not let $ be a barrier to attending ~ just come!

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