Ryan Scott Ottney
PDT Staff Writer
Take a break from the holiday bustle and drop by the Boneyfiddle Arts Center, located at Second and Court streets in Portsmouth. Beginning at noon today, author Jim Great Elk Waters will be reading from and signing his new book, “View from the Medicine Lodge 2012.”
A Scioto County native, Waters spent his formative years in Buena Vista. For more than 25 years he has been a chief, Sachem, pipe carrier and teacher. In these roles he has spoken across the nation on Native American rights. Waters is an award-winning author, actor, producer and fine artist and in 2004 he was named an Ambassador of Peace.
He owns the publishing company Forest Edge, and is also the author of several other books, including his Indian genealogy book, “So your Grandmother was a Genuine Indian Princess,” and “Your Hidden Books Within.”
Waters will be sharing Shawnee lore at 2 p.m. He will also be makng pre-publication announcement for his upcoming five book series, “The Mystic Medicine Lodge.” The series is a collection of never before shared native knowledge, recording a lifetime of tribal knowledge from his own inner circle of family and advisors about his ancient traditions, rituals, ceremonies and myths, all described in great detail.
For more information, call Jim Great Elk Waters at 740-372-4210, or the Boneyfiddle Art Center at 740-876-9668.
Ryan Scott Ottney can be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 287, or firstname.lastname@example.org.