Every year since the spring of 1991, the Forest Council has been held over the federal Memorial Day holiday weekend in late May. A different Member Group hosts this event in their home bioregion, and the format and agenda of the weekend is designed to bring the attention and support of the Heartwood community to bear on locally significant issues.
The first Heartwood Reunion was held in the fall of 1995, and has been held every year since at the Lazy Black Bear Lodge, a privately owned farm surrounded by the Hoosier National Forest in southern Indiana where Heartwood first began as a discussion around a dinner table one winter night. This weekend gathering is held every year on the federal holiday weekend formerly known as Columbus Day, now officially celebrated by many states and municipalities in the US as Indigenous People’s Day.
In addition to these annual Gatherings, our member groups are hosting many events across our region, watch this space for an interactive Calendar coming soon!
Heartwood events are open to all and we welcome new guests as friends! We are committed to creating Safer Spaces in accordance with the Jemez Principles.