A Saturday Outing With Heidi
10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 18, 2024

NASTaP would like to invite you to this exciting opportunity:

Saturday, May 18th – 10:00 a.m. – Tree Tour at Homestead Regional Park (Best Hikes and Trails in Homestead Ranch Park | AllTrails)

* Meet at parking lot by 10:00 a.m. The tour will last 2-3 hours. This site may have been a buffalo jump and has many modified trees to explore! The beginning of the hike is a bit hilly, but then levels out on the mesa top. I would categorize this outing as requiring mild to moderate hiking.

 RSVP to Heidi – heidi.wigand.nicely@gmail.com

Heidi Wigand Nicely, Author, Stirring Up Memories: Meals and Treats from Fox Run Bed & Breakfast
Tree Tour Leader — NASTaP (Native American Sacred Trees and Places)

Heidi at one of the trees seen on a previous trip in 2023.



Video Interview With Siblings Who Knew the “Indian Trees” In the 1940s

Janet Shown, NASTaP Vice President, Video interviewer

I am so excited to share the link below. It is a video interview I took August 1, 2022 at Glen Isle Resort, Bailey, Colorado. Two couples came in, including a brother and sister. Each were born in the 1940s. Their family had a cabin in Bailey not too far from Glen Isle. They both remember their mother telling them to watch for bent “Indian trees” along US Highway 285.  Like the owners of Glen Isle, the sister knew the trees as directional indicators. The family’s Bailey area property included a tree with two 90° turns in it. I interpreted that tree as a typical Ute burial tree.

Link to the interview


Spruce Mountain Hike and Tree Tour

Images from NASTaP’s Spruce Mountain event is here.

Be sure to hover your mouse over the images for possible additional information to enjoy.


Honoring Sacred Knowledge

Thank you to all who attended our Virtual Gathering hosting Dr. Lisa Grayshield. She and her daughter began the presentation with a song they accompanied with drum music. It was simply wonderful. Dr. Grayshield’s enthusiasm, knowledge and gentle spirit always shine through and we embrace the “Indigenous Ways of Knowing” wisdom she shares with us. 

Participants also enjoyed a video trailer showing past NASTaP events, sacred sites and trees along with words and thoughts by Dr. James Jefferson. We appreciate all who were a part of this event.