The date of celebration was Earth Day 2018, which acted as a perfect conduit for the bringing together of many ancestors. Tom Bluewolf of the South Eastern Indigenous Interfaith Council shares a description of the event:
"We hosted a women's sweat lodge on Saturday April 21st, however men were invited to participate by serving outside the lodge. Our ceremony was held at the Stone Peoples Peace Sanctuary in honor of Earth Day however we are also conducting a memorial service to our sister and teacher Grandmother Janet Windwalker. She’s now an ancestral culture keeper for all of us.
"We dedicated a peace pole from the Global Peace Project to have her be the acknowledged guardian of the Stone Peoples Peace Sanctuary in the Blue Ridge Mountains of the Cohutta Wilderness Area (our indigenous homelands). We hold all our relations close to our hearts."