Oak Dance Teachings

Participating in the
2020 Oak Dance Remotely

In this teaching session, Lynda describes how, as a community, we will engage the ceremony of the 2020 Oak Dance from multiple locations and how to make the energetic connections necessary to tie it together into a unified ceremony.

Tips on Shield Making

Jim Tucker shares a variety of approaches and techniques for making a shield for the dance.

Prayer Smokes & Paho

Willow teaches how to use tobacco and paho in ceremony.

The Children’s Fire and Elemental Altar

An explanation of what the children's fire is and how to work with it. Also instructions on how to setup and experiment altar. Also included are some pipe messages for the 2020 Dance.

What about Cultural Appropriation?

A perspective on cultural appropriation by Arkan Lushwala.

Prayer Ties

This teaching explains the meaning and purpose of prayer ties and how to make them.

Overview of the Oak Dance

A video in which Lynda gives an overview of various aspects of the dance in order to impart a fuller understanding of the power and potential of the ceremony

Ancestors, Little People, Water Sanctuary

In this video, Willow shares her knowledge and experiences with a focus on the Ancestors Lane, the Little People Lane, and the Water Sanctuary.

2019 Oak Dance Newcomers Meeting

A video of the teachings during the morning session of the 2019 Newcomers Meeting.