About 300 Rainbow Family gather in the Colville National Forest.
“We are a holy nation and a royal priesthood,” Arelim Steiner told the circle. “I don’t sign permits.”
“We are the Rainbow nation, a nation without land. A city without walls. They cannot stop the drums, the heartbeat of the people.”
At the Purple and Green kitchen, Dixie helps unload armloads of donated fresh corn for the camp’s evening meal.
“A new generation is bringing its own morality to the gatherings, and though their ways may not be in harmony with the old ways, this is a natural evolution. In recent years there have been many changes to the gatherings.”
One of the Fat Kids asked why the media is “all interested in us when we are out here, but when we’re in town we’re not treated so well.”