Upcoming and past Return to the Heart Foundation events.
Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
Summer Solstice: June 20-22nd, 2024
Join an intimate group of leaders in Native-centered philanthropy, Native Womxn visionaries, advocates, helpers and healers to:
• Organize and strengthen existing networks to Get Out The Vote in 2024 like we did in 2020!
• Create new relationships for action, impact and change making
• Spark and share entrepreneurial ventures and new collaborations
• Leverage our collective superpowers on behalf of Native Womxn and Girls
• Deepen cultural learning
Summer Solstice brings together many Return to the Heart Foundation’s Traditional Helpers and Healers, Native Womxn who are Entrepreneurs, Visionaries, Artist Activists, Land and Water Protectors, Lawyers, Social Workers, Food Sovereignty Activists, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Womxn Activists, and more.
Locations: in beautiful Indigenous lands of Northern Nevada. Spending time at Pyramid Lake, home of the Paiute tribe and the Washoe Tribe’s traditional land including Lake Tahoe. We will also visit the Stewart Indian Boarding School.
Sponsorship Opportunities: Demonstrate your commitment to Native Womxn and Girls. Enjoy an opportunity to engage with a broad network of Native Womxn leaders.
Pyramid Lake, Nevada.
June 20 – 22, 2023: Summer Solstice Event & Gathering
Summer Solstice is a time of new beginnings for Indigenous Peoples all over the world, and we celebrated our annual signature event Summer Solstice 2023. Summer Solstice 2023 was a Native-Womxn curated event that brought together philanthropy, Native Womxn visionaries, activists, helpers, and healers to support and learn about important Indigenous issues, taking a deep dive into the culture.
The event on June 20-22, 2023 was in the beautiful Indigenous lands of New Mexico— the land of enchantment. We visited Chaco Canyon, a site that is sacred to many Indigenous Nations in the area and one of the few places in the world where an astronomical phenomenon occurred during the Summer Solstice at the ruins.
In addition to our visit to Chaco Canyon, we also visited a very special place, Kasha Katuwe – Tent Rocks National Monument located on the traditional homelands of the Pueblo de Cochiti people. Tent Rocks was home to cone-shaped rock formations that were the products of volcanic eruptions that occurred 6 to 7 million years ago and left pumice, ash, and tuff deposits over 1,000 feet thick. Post-hike, we enjoyed a traditional Pueblo meal.
Summer Solstice 2023 benefited Return to the Heart Foundation’s grant fund for Traditional Helpers and Healers.