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FIS Chaplaincy welcomes Broken Walls to the Flandreau Indian School campus!

Friday, September 5: 7 pm at Flandreau Indian School Auditorium

Flandreau, SD

All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Broken Walls travels extensively around the world communicating a message of restoration, dignity, self-respect, and Creator's Love to all cultures. This message is communicated uniquely through music, songs, dance and storytelling. Along with their musical talents, the band brings a message of hope through their partner organization ‘Carry the Cure’ which encourages a commitment to life and focuses on suicide prevention in Native communities using innovative techniques in a way that is relevant to students and speaks their language. Together, FIS Chaplaincy and Broken Walls will kick off this school year by hosting an all-school assembly and community concert focusing on tearing down the walls of division that separate races and religions.

Prayer Warriors

Pray for open hearts and minds as this message of hope and reconciliation is shared. Pray for students and staff returning to school and that the community would be receptive. Pray for Broken Walls and their teams as they prepare to come.

"Never stop praying, especially for others. Always pray by the power of the Spirit. Stay alert and keep praying for God’s people."

Ephesians 6:18 (CEV)

Financial Need

We need your help to bring the "Committed to Life" assembly and community concert to Flandreau.

Please consider a generous donation.

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Our goal is $1,250 by Sept. 1

Broken Walls to South Dakota

"The time is drawing close for the upcoming trip to South Dakota. [Broken Walls] received this email from Bruce Bartelli, Mission Wounded Knee just a few days ago. 

Bruce shares: 'The upcoming journey into South Dakota for the Sioux Nation has caused great anticipation among the people of the Sioux Falls area. We believe that there will be such a release of anointing through Broken Walls that breakthroughs will occur 'suddenly' after years of the people crying out to Creator Yahweh for freedom. We believe that Broken Walls is the catalyst to bring the fire to ignite passion within those who feel lost and abandoned among the Sioux Nation. Previous journeys have resulted in reports of radical life changes in the hearts of those who have embraced the message of hope and restoration that Broken Walls brings.'"

About Broken Walls

Broken Walls was conceived in 1995 by Jonathan Miracle, (a Mohawk from Tyendinaga Territory in Ontario, Canada) while attending a conference called the Sacred Assembly in Ottawa/Hull. As different First Nations speakers shared, they spoke of the walls that have been built between the visitors to this land and the First Nations people, Jonathan began to see the need for these walls to be broken and wrote the song “Broken Walls” on the spot and performed it on the drum at this Gathering.

Broken Walls now consists of Bill Pagaran (Tlingit) from Palmer, Alaska on the drums, Kris DeLorenzi (Italian) from Thunder Bay, Ontario on bass and backup vocals, and Jonathan Maracle (Mohawk) lead vocalist and guitarist. Broken Walls base many of their songs on the ancient sounds of the First Nations People of North America and often perform around their large Pow Wow drum, singing songs of and to the Creator. The band has a team of First Nations Dancers that often accompany them in full regalia when they perform.

Broken Walls travels year round and has toured worldwide over the past 10 years performing in places such as Peru, Mexico, China, Hawaii, France, Germany, Switzerland, Australia, Israel, Costa Rica, and extensively across North America. They have taken the healing quality of their music into many places where restoration and reconciliation were needed, with great results.

Broken Walls has released 8 albums to date. Their latest CD, “The Father’s Dance”, released January 2008, is an inspiring musical journey and a call to freedom. This full band world music album has a distinctively Native American sound and beautifully unites traditional aboriginal sounds of rattles, Pow Wow drum, and Mohawk wind flute together with a blend of contemporary instruments. “The Father’s Dance” presents powerful songs with a message of restoration for the family, meant to stir the heart to dance in the presence of our Creator.

For more information on Broken Walls or Carry the Cure, click these links.

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