of the Drum
My heart and spirit was so full of joy just being there to support your OneDrumm group. My friend got a healing, his mom and dad came to him...he doesn't laugh much, and he told me that night he smiled with love in his heart. All the way home he drummed on the hand drum that I brought for him to use, and he told me stories as he drummed. It was beautiful and powerful ...I loved being there...I love you sis, your spirit is so powerful and the joy you bring with your songs, your voice, it is so strong. Thank you sis for everything.
— Love Auntie April (in our community...we have a lot of aunties)
The drum is the heartbeat of indigenous culture.
What we do
Let us start by saying, we are not women pow-wow drummers. We are everyday women, gathering around the "big drum" to sing prayers and heal our hearts. We hold the station of pow-wow drumming in high esteem and deeply honor the sacred medicine they represent in our indigenous community.
What we are, is a teaching and learning community offering circles, workshops, and ceremonies inspired by indigenous culture. From many tribes, and all walks of life we gather around the "Big Drum to pray as one people and remember the universal heartbeat that connects us all. . Grandmothers, mothers, daughters, granddaughters, relatives, and friends heal together as one, sharing stories around the fire where trust is restored and new levels of growth and personal transformation are experienced. We are here to start a revolution of healing and raise the banner of love, unity, acceptance, equality, worthiness, and the nobility of all women.
My mom and I attended your very special circle (it was on Saturday, May 7 at Mindful Lotus in Lake Elsinore) and it was an experience I can never really describe. Mom prayed for a cure to her cancer. She had her surgery last Tuesday and she is up and around and we both know the prayers of healing and light and spirits celebrating with all of us that night helped her come through surgery better than anyone could have expected. She is 93 years young and has no intention of slowing down. Bless you all. You ladies are beautiful beautiful women!!!!
— Lori Ann Clough
WE STARTED AS A GROUP OF WOMEN LOOKING FOR A SAFE PLACE TO GATHER AND BUILD COMMUNITY.
Our circles began simply in our homes, sharing a meal, laughing, talking about life, and sitting in ceremony to support each other's journey. There was a need to be accepted just as you are and held in the spirit of nonjudgment, and the more we gathered, the better we felt. — Founders, Sewa Valencia & Ginger Grant
How we serve
We share the medicine of the drum through women's circles, public circles, and healing workshops. Through collaborations with indigenous groups and associations, we create a village of unity where ancient traditions are learned and shared and new generations become inspired. We advocate a community of understanding, departing from the shaming environments of the past, brought on by the trauma of the forced Indian school system. We believe communities affected by the fallout of addiction and ongoing life abuse, can transform through the medicine of the drum and a reconnection to nature. This invites a return to healthy eating, emotional wellness, and the healing of ancestral trauma.
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