Mohawk artist Danny Beaton celebrates elders

Video Produced by Nick Vander Puy
Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin (NFIC)

Danny Beaton got sober eighteen years ago when he was brought into the Traditional Elders and Youth Circle in Montana. He began travelling with his Elders and was taught about the traditional ceremonies, circles, and sweats.

He's been travelling with them ever since, doing portrait photography. He is also a documentary film maker and flute player.

"The elders are appalled by what's happening to the earth. They are speaking about peace, respect,and the spirit of the water, land, and life," he says.

Beaton attended the 31st annual Traditional Elders and Youth Circle during July in Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin. Beaton has released a compilation of his work on cd "Message from a Mohawk Child."

For more information: Danny Beaton's website

"We're trying to keep the continent aware who the spiritual leaders are."

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