1ST RAINBOW GATHERING: Granby, Colorado 1972
A White Buffalo Multimedia Production
The Woodstock Festival of '69 inspired the 1st Rainbow Gathering, attracting tens of thousands to celebrate their connection to the earth and to each other. This historic, hippie gathering of 1972 was prophecied by Hopi, Sioux, Muskokee-Cree and other American Indian tribes. And they were there! Rainbow Gatherings continue today, all over the world. Always free!
The prophecy says that the great-great grandchildren of the white conqueror would grow their hair long and rebel against society, travel east and west, gather in the mountains under the symbol of the White Buffalo. They would dance, sing and chant in many tongues. Their symbol would be the dove. They would be Brothers and sisters to the Hopi, people of peace. They would come and go, yet be a sign to the Indian that the spirit is returning.
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Nathan Koenig (aka White Buffalo) began documenting American Indian elders as a result of this first, Rainbow Gathering. A few days later, he was in Hopi land, witnessing Hopi dancers make rain from a perfectly clear, desert sky. He then realized the power of indigenous people. He traveled to many reservations and countries, including Mexico, Egypt, Israel, Jamaica and Australia, exploring native cultures and creating audio-visual presentations with native perspectives. Along the way, he filmed several Rainbow Gatherings. He continues working and editing with the White Buffalo Multimedia archives of Woodstock, New York.
He founded White Buffalo Multimedia, Inc. and traveled in the 1970s-1980s
with a repertoire of multimedia shows (which used to mean slides,
films and special effects). The main feature was "Ancient Prophecies
Future Visions." The Iroquois section is orated by Onondaga Faith
keeper Oren Lyons. Some of his
Nathan and his wife/partner Shelli Lipton, now work with Mohawk Chief Jake Swamp's Tree of Peace Society. They are currently producing a documentary on the Iroquois Great Law of Peace and it's influence on the U.S. Constitution, which the Iroquois believe neglects some vital principals for a "government of, by and for the people."
Shelli Lipton is creative director, co-producer and business associate
for White Buffalo Multimedia, Inc. Shelli was the first woman director
for a Madison Avenue ad agency. She was created and licensed the Children's
Art Collection. Shelli & Nathan founded the Woodstock Museum.
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