April 6, 2019 | Latodami Nature Center

Wahdo:Gwas Wetland


In collaboration Echoes of the Four Directions, Walk: Wahdo:Gwas Wetland centered Native American perspectives in Pittsburgh’s water justice movement. Lee Dingus shared Seneca stories and Earl Dingus performed Cherokee flute in Wahdo:Gwas wetland. The name, Wahdo:Gwas, is Seneca for Rising from the Water. The Walk also included a guided wetland walk with Meg Scanlon, naturalist at the Latodami Nature Center.

"With great respect, gratitude and love with our body, mind and spirit, the Walk honored the natural harmony of our planet as we explored Wahdo:Gwas wetland. We learned how all rise from the water and how we are all connected. We celebrated nature with Seneca stories. Cherokee flute provided insight into some of our other brothers’ and sisters’ worlds, such as the four-footed beaver and our winged brothers and sisters the eagles. We all share the natural world and it is our responsibility to be keepers of the Earth." 


      - Lee and Earl Dingus, Echoes of the Four Directions

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