We owe our life to Earth. It is from her breast that the milk of sustenance is drawn, whether it is water, food, soil, wood, or herbal medicine, and it is to her womb that we shall return in death.

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Tingan is the spirit that allows an area of land to be safe for humans to inhabit and protects them from negative spirits and entities that are out in the wild, therefore providing an umbrella of protection for the villagers.

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The Annual Tingan and Bèru Celebrations take place next weekend at the East Coast Village. Let us know if you are coming to our 15th Tingan Celebration by registering here:   Come Friday night and gather around the fire Friday and talk about what’s been happening and what your vision is for the East Coast

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The Feminist Movement, which is said to have begun in the late 18th century, arose as a means of challenging the dominant patriarchal system of the western world that relegated women to the level of personal property; subjected them to physical and sexual abuse; denied them equal rights or in some cases, no rights; stripped

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Cultures throughout time immemorial have designed rites of passage to mark transitional periods in the lives of individuals within the society. The term “rites of passage” was first used by Arnold van Gennep (1873–1957) whose seminal work, Rites de Passage, is considered to have had the most profound impact on modern-day study of rituals and

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Dear Villagers, A few of us met this week and decided to postpone the previously scheduled Strategic Planning meeting scheduled for November 9-11 for a number of reasons. Most important is that we would like to have more time to prepare for a fruitful and meaningful gathering. Over the next few weeks we will be reaching out to Villagers who

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