Repairing the Sacred Hoop: Native American Wisdom for a Post-Capitalist Future

Repairing the Sacred Hoop
Native American Wisdom for a Post-Capitalist Future

Scientific Soul Session #12
St. Mary's Church
521 W. 126th Street between Old Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue
Manhattan, NYC

6pm to 8pm, Monday, October 8, 2012 (anti-Columbus Day!)
$10 admission. Contact: 973.896.7697.

Join us for a historic anti-Columbus Day rejection of "Manifest Destiny Marxism" replaced by an INDIGENOUS-CENTRIC MARXISM featuring:
Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Lakota, radio host of WBAI's First Voices
Daystarr, Black-Cherokee Woman Revolutionary
Firewolf Nelson-Wong, Navaho Woman Communist
Dr. Evan T. Pritchard, Micmac-Celtic, Native American Studies Scholar

Performers: Fred Ho's Saxophone Liberation Front BEYOND COLUMBUS AND CAPITALISM: Civilization or Syphillisation and Ghost Dance On the Grave of Capitalism! featuring Bhinda Keidel, Darius Jones, David Bindman and Fred Ho; Mixashawn, Algonquin Tenor Sax-Flutist, Story Teller

Nana Soul and Fred Ho's premiere of native Hawaiian (Kanaka Maoli) Wayne Westlake's D is for Disgusting

On Monday, October 8, 2012, from 6pm to 8pm, at St. Mary's Church in Harlem, 521 W. 126th Street (between Old Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue), Harlem, New York City, Scientific Soul Sessions will present an anti-Columbus Day Celebration extolling native North America as the "original communism and matriarchy" in which human society enjoyed egalitarian social relations, respect and balance with Mother Earth, so much so that virtually no "carbon footprint" was left after the genocide, ecocide and matricide wrought by the European Invasion and settler-expansionist colonialism.

"I did not see anything [New York 1886] to help my people. I could see that the Wasichus [white man] did not care for each other the way our people did before the nation's hoop was broken. They would take everything from each other if they could, and so there were some who had more of everything than they could use, while crowds of people had nothing at all and maybe were starving. This could not be better than the old ways of my people." -- Black Elk, Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux

Featured will be speakers Dr. Evan T. Pritchard (Micmac-Celtic), Native American Studies Scholar at Pace University (author of Native New Yorkers: The Legacy of the Algonquin People of New York) and Director of The Center of Algonquin Culture); Firewolf Nelson-Wong (Navaho), leader of the Native American Resistance Network; Daystarr (Black-Cherokee) of Scientific Soul Sessions; and Tiokasin Ghosthorse (Lakota), producer of WBAI radio's "First Voices Indigenous Radio".

Performers featured are:
Fred Ho's Saxophone Liberation Front performing excerpts from Ho's Beyond Columbus and Capitalism (Civilization or Syphillisation, and Ghost Dance on the Grave of Capitalism) featuring stellar and virtuosic saxophonists Bhinda Keidel (soprano sax), Darius Jones (alto sax), David Bindman (tenor sax) and Fred Ho (baritone sax); Mixashawn (Lee Rosie), Algonquin tenor saxist-flutist and storyteller; and Nana Soul (vocals) in duet with Fred Ho (baritone saxophone) for the world premiere of Ho's newest work, D is for Disgusting, featuring the text created by the late-native Hawaiian (Kanaka Maoli) poet Wayne Westlake;

Scientific Soul Sessions is a collective of people of African, Asian, Native American, Latino and European descent dedicated to the cause of eco-socialism, matriarchy, and indigeneity as the principles to a post-capitalist, liberated human existence.

Contact: Ben Barson, 973-896-7697