A New Beginning for One Word Sawalmem 

building a vision for a better future together


So far we have raised 54% of our goal of $70k!

Updated Dec. 8, 2021

2 Options to Participate in Building the Roundhouse

Support the GoFundMe Campaign

Another Option to Give - but with an important caveat.  

If you're taking advantage of your corporate matching donation program, or you prefer to to give outside of GoFundMe, you can make your gift through the Hill Country Health and Wellness Center, which is acting as a fiscal sponsor for the project.

If you choose this option, please take these two important steps:

  1. Designate the Donation.  Please be sure to make a note in the donation to say that this is for the Winnemem Wintu roundhouse, otherwise it will not get to the right place.
  2. Let us Know.  Please also send us a note here, so that we can look out for it.  
Donate through Hill Country

Little did we know

Pom and I met on the site of a Coast Miwok roundhouse — each of us arriving with our own meaningful roundhouse experiences.

Little did we know that after making the film together and sending it around the world, your energy would be infused into this story and together we would set out to build a brand new, first-of-its kind roundhouse.

Life can be so ridiculously beautiful.

Pom put out the invitation and 58 of you have already responded with a big YES.

A YES to healing.
A YES to community.
A YES to the earth mother.
A YES to indigenous wisdom.
A YES to spiritual restoration.

Thanks to you, this project — one which is of the highest calling for Pom — is already more than half funded.

I can’t even tell you how deeply grateful i am that you responded generously to this invitation and that you are adding your healing prayer to this new vision for a better tomorrow.

The invitation is open to anyone who has been touched by our film.

More details in the 6-min video above.

much much love,