Exploring Apache Traditions: Meeting Eagle Bear at KC Farm School

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Exploring Apache Traditions: ATH Staff Meets Eagle Bear at KC Farm School

OCT 18, 2023

KCFS Farm Director Lydia Nebel, ATH Gleaning Network Manager Clay Jarratt, ATH Director of Administration Jane Fletcher, Eagle Bear of Apache Nation and Southwest Dancers, KCFS Farm Assistant Esmerelda Rosales, and ATH Marketing and Communications Manager Autumn MorningSky.

On a crisp October afternoon, After the Harvest received a special invitation from the KC Farm School at Gibbs Road. With excitement and curiosity, ATH staff members, including Autumn MorningSky, Clay Jarratt, and Jane Fletcher, gathered to attend a captivating presentation by Eagle Bear, a native Apache nation member hailing from Colorado and the leader of the Southwest Dancers.

Eagle Bear’s presentation was a journey into the rich traditions of the Apache nation, offering insights into traditional dance, ceremony, and life on this Land before settlement. ATH staff members had the unique opportunity to listen to Eagle Bear’s mesmerizing storytelling and actively participate in various Apache dances, immersing themselves in the culture and history of the Apache people.

This experience was not only educational but also a reminder of the importance of preserving and celebrating the diverse traditions that enrich our cultural tapestry. After the Harvest is deeply grateful to KC Farm School at Gibbs Road for the opportunity to learn and engage with the Apache heritage, and looks forward to more enriching experiences like this in the future.