On the River of Discovery
With Women of Influence

With Special Guest Cheryl Crazy Bull
President & CEO of the American Indian College

Rediscover the story of your life.
Watch the future you desire unfold.

Green River

A 6-day rafting retreat on the Green River through Utah’s Majestic Canyons, September 21-26, 2015, 6 days/5 nights.

For women entering the crossroads of their lives—professionally, artistically, personally—the perfect time and place to inspire creative change. 

The theme for this year’s adventure, “On the River of Discovery with Women of Influence,” was inspired in part by the strong Native American women leaders Page has met through her husband John Gritts (Cherokee Nation), including Roxanne Swentzell, Rose B. Simpson, and Joy Harjo, featured guests in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2013. My deepest heartfelt thanks to all inspiring women who reach out to others.

Cheryl Crazy Bull is one of these inspiring women.  Her strength is deeply rooted in history yet as contemporary as the Enduring Spirit Award she recently received.  As President of the American Indian College Fund, Cheryl is dedicated to “Educating the Mind and Spirit” of Native people. The College Fund—with Cheryl at its helm—provides an average of 6,000 scholarships annually, helping support the nation’s 34 accredited tribal colleges and universities located on or near Indian reservations. 

“I’m thrilled,” Page told Cheryl, “that other women will have the chance to spend six days on the river with you, especially women at the crossroads of life.  I anticipate many inspiring conversations as we circle up on the sandy beaches along the Green River!” 

Why the River? Women have always gathered at the river. It is where we traditionally have come to greet the sun, to bathe our children and wash our clothes and fill our cooking pots.  It is where we cleansed and purified ourselves. to find inspiration, to tell our stories and share our dreams, to create a vision for the future

Come gather at the river with Page and Cheryl. Journey through Utah’s breathtaking Majestic Canyons this September.  Rediscover your life story.

More About Cheryl Crazy Bull

Dr. Cheryl Crazy Bull’s Lakota name Wacinyanpi Win means “they depend on her.” For more than 30 years, Dr. Crazy Bull has devoted herself to Native American institutions, working extensively with tribal economic development, entrepreneurship, and development of cultural arts and outreach programming.  Experienced with community and organization development, she served four years as the Chair of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium Board and has served on the boards of the National Museum of the American Indian and the National Congress of American Indians Policy Research Center. A founding member of the Northern Plains Tribal Art Show and Market held annually in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Dr. Crazy Bull was honored for her leadership in Indian education and community development through an Enduring Spirit Award from Native Action Network in 2011. Cheryl is also an established writer and speaker, particularly on issues pertinent to Indian education and research. Her home reservation is Rosebud in South Dakota.  Traditionally, the Indian way of life required sacrifice and discipline as opposed to short-term gain. When Cheryl was asked what the U.S. would be like if everyone followed one of the College Fund’s themes, “Think Indian,” she said,  “Indian people think about their decisions as they affect the future.”  Cheryl is looking forward to this river trip as she looks toward her own future!  Dr. Crazy Bull’s complete Bio.

More about Our Path of Discovery on the River

Outfitted by Sheri Griffith Expeditions, everything river-trip related for this women-only adventure is provided—professional women guides, oar boats, tents, sleeping bags, and fresh healthy meals.  The guides do all the cooking, and row the rafts.  Float past the stunning geological features and cultural history of the Green River, capturing insights and reflections in your journals.  Swim in the Green’s warm waters or have fun paddling inflatable kayaks in the moderate rapids.  Each evening at camp, beneath a desert sky full of heavenly stars, we’ll join Page and Cheryl for inspiring conversations.  Campsites on beautiful beaches along the riverbank are remote so we carry with us all the comforts we'll need for our stay in the natural world. Every camp is pristine with only a few footprints of birds, animals or other travelers who pass this way.

Working with SGE for nearly 18 years, Page’s river writing journeys for women were featured in Oprah’s O magazine in 2006 as “One of the top six great, all-girl getaways of the year.” 

 

Special Discounts and Trip Details:

Phone Sheri Griffith Expeditions (800) 332-2439,
or email info@griffithexp.com
Want to talk with Page in person?  Phone (303) 842-7360.



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“Last night I spent more time reading Writing Down the River and reveled all over again in our own amazing experience. The spiritual connection with the river and the natural world resonates with me. I was especially touched by your work—the intimate and personal as well as the story of your experience in Lava Falls.” – Lorraine, 2009 trip (she was celebrating her 80th!)

I had a wonderful time on the trip. I haven't stopped thinking about the canyon walls, the river, bathing in the river and feeling the mud on the banks between my toes. Thank you for making the trip possible. Eliana, 2009 trip

“When I got home, my husband said he didn’t know what you did to me, but do it again! He loved the woman who came home to him.”

 

Join the Adventure

When:

September 20-27, 2015
(Sunday PM orientation; Monday AM on the river);

Where:

Majestic Canyons of Utah’s Green River. The trip starts and ends in Moab.

How long:

6 days, 5 nights

Itinerary:

The joy of being on the river is that each day unfolds organically. This is a sample itinerary and may change due to weather, water level, camp availability, and unexpected opportunities.

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What's Included:

  • All the comforts
  • sleeping tents, cushy Paco pads and sleeping bags
  • all meals on the river (abundant fresh foods, snacks, cold beverages, Dutch-oven desserts)
  • optional guided hikes
  • professional women guides on every raft
  • optional one-on-one consultations with Page
  • water resistant journals and pouches
  • time for writing, rafting, hiking, personal time, group facilitation, and fun!

Cost:

$1799.00 Includes scenic flight from Moab to the put-in on the Green River. Guide gratuity optional but the SGE guides are so extraordinary, you’ll want to take them home with you!

Deposit:

To reserve your space, either send a $300.00 deposit via personal check to Page Lambert, 26037 Mountain View Road, Golden, Colorado 80401, or pay online using a credit card or your PayPal account. PayPal securely processes payments for Page Lambert’s retreats, workshops, and writing services.

Cancellation Policy:

$100 of deposit is non-refundable. If you cancel 46 days or more prior to trip date, $200 of the deposit is transferable to another Page Lambert event within a year.  Because SGE has a strict no-cancellation policy,  no refund issued if you cancel within 45 days or less of trip orientation date.  We strongly suggest that you purchase trip insurance.

Questions? Phone Page (303) 842-7360 or email page@pagelambert.com

Leaders: Page Lambert, creative facilitator, and SGE’s amazing women river guides.

Outfitter: The West's premier leader of outdoor adventures, Sheri Griffith Expeditions Winner! Best of 2008 by the State of Utah.

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"The trip exceeded anything I could have planned for, but then, a heroine must give up all expectations and any sense of control, surrendering to what befalls her. She must trust her instincts and the gifts she has been given.  I'm so grateful that we embarked on our heroic journey together.  I still wake at night and listen for the river, missing it and that vast and deep (and eventful) sky we got to watch through the nights.  I will never forget the beauty and power of the river or all of your open hearts and ready laughs.” - Ellen McLaughlin, Actor and Playwright, New York, Featured Guest 2014

 

“Page, on the plane for Tulsa—thanks beyond thanks for the opportunity.” -- Joy Harjo, Oklahoma, Crazy Brave River Writing Journey 2013