by Atl | Apr 20, 2020 | Announcments, Featured, Important
by Atl | Mar 21, 2020 | Announcments, Featured, Important
My relatives in these times of confusion, we realize how precious and delicate life is and especially how precious our elders and teachers are. Chief Danny John and First Lady Laurene John along with their grandson Jaynos and Summer came and helped us with the Peace and Dignity Preparation Ceremony. During this time it seems that the world had changed while we were in the 4 day Ceremony March 16-20, 2020 on the Cahuilla Reservation. Thank you all who helped and participated. Because of the current situation, Chief Danny John and family will be taking care of the Chanupa Ceremony on April 4,2020 for all of us. Keep them in your prayers, fill your Chanupa and send a prayer of unity, health and guidance for the world. If you can help they will have to travel and get supply’s for who knows how long.
Love, Health and Happiness, to All Our Relations,
Cheif Atl “Atlachinolli” Gonzales First Lady Cristina Gonzales
by Atl | Jan 11, 2019 | Announcments, Important
January 11, 2019 I got a call from First Lady Laurene this evening asking me to convey this message about Winter Chanupa scheduled for next Saturday January 19,2019. The weather is suppose to continue to be bad to travel next Thursday and Friday.
The weather has been stormy and cold with black ice on the roads. One of her granddaughters got into an accident and totaled her car, she is a little banged up and grandma is taking care of her. It looks like the weather is going to continue to be bad and it will not be safe to travel.
In times like this, Chief Danny John walks into the Sundance Grounds and prays for all of us who could not make it. If you were planning on driving all night to make it to pipe ceremony please don’t, the roads will be too dangerous. Gather with your family’s load and pray with your Chanupas.
Donations always welcomed please send via Walmart to:
Laurene John – New Mexico –
Then call or text Laurene to let her know your name, which is needed to verify sender.
by Atl | Oct 6, 2018 | Announcments, Featured, Important
My Relatives reminder Fall pipe ceremony Oct. 20th 2018, we would like to thank those that have committed to helping on a monthly bases and also remind others to help support the Sundance. This month there is a special request if anyone can help support Danny and Laurene come to the Many Winters Gathering of Elders they have informed me they will not be able help with traveling funds. If you can please donate for there travel expenses as they many Elders will be gathering to share.
Here is the donation information:
We talked about some of us possibly committing to a monthly donation like a $10, $20, $30 dollar a month donation. There was much said but for now if you can send any donations through ZELLE for now use firstname.lastname@example.org email to donate.
Thank you in advance,
by Atl | Sep 13, 2018 | Announcments, Featured, Important
This year at Little Big Medicine Sundance we were able to meet and talk about several things that needed to be taken care of and about how we were going to do things from this day forwards. Chief Danny John and his family worked for months on fixing the arbor and having things ready for everyone to come to the Sundance to have a strong prayer and we all agree that is all our responsibility and we would make an effort to do more work before the next Sundance.
One of the other things we spoke about is to support Danny and Laurene monetarily that it is getting harder and harder to survive these days without money especially when you live on the Rez (sad but true).
The traditional way of life is under attack, sheep and horses are being confiscated, fences are have been torn down that use to keep the sheep and and other stock safe and manageable this makes it hard to trade and live the traditional way .
We talked about some of us possibly committing to a monthly donation like a $10, $20, $30 dollar a month donation. There was much said but for now if you can send any donations please do if you use ZELLE for now use email@example.com email to donate.
Thank you in advance,
by Atl | Sep 12, 2018 | Announcments, Featured, Important
There will be a celebration of life for Ronaldo Arvizu Saturday, September 15 at 10:00 am at Amity Circle Tree Ranch 10500 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85749. The celebration will be at the retreat house area on the grounds. There will be a potluck meal afterwards so please bring something to share. We hope you will be able to attend and celebrate the life of this amazing man who touched the lives of so many people. We look forward to sharing our love for Ron with his family, he will be missed but we know he will be with us always with all our relations.
Family and friends near and far there will be a sweatlodge held for my Dad this Friday, September 14th @ 6:30 pm if you would like to participate. Followed by a memorial service/celebration of life on Saturday, September 15th commencing at 10am. Both will be held at Amity Circle Tree Ranch located at 10,500 E Tanque Verde at the Retreat Center.
We look forward to seeing and meeting you all.
by Atl | Aug 14, 2018 | Announcments, Featured, Important
Fall pipe ceremony Oct. 20th 2018
Winter pipe ceremony Jan. 19, 2019
by Atl | Jul 19, 2018 | Announcments, Featured, Important
It was Raining today so be careful Billy called and said to check the weather and road apps.
This site shows Wheatfields:
This one is from Tsaile close to Wheatfields
Both show good weather the next 10 but you know how it goes. Be careful.
by Atl | Jul 17, 2018 | Announcments, Featured, Important
If anyone can help there is funds still need to fix truck. You can use Zelle and Use email: firstname.lastname@example.org or her phone number 928-349-7723