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The One Heart One Mind Interpretive Center is located just outside of Charles Town West Virginia and has community members from all over the country and Europe. The Center continues the vision of Chuck Derby to educate those on the Red Road about the Cannupa, culture, language, and traditions.
In Early 2010, Chuck Derby, an activist and educator in Pipestone, MN was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. A long time friend of Chuck's, Michael McGee pledged that Chuck's life work and his vision would not die with him. Out of this promise, the One Heart One Mind Interpretive Center was born. Our vision is to see the next generations learn the history, culture and traditions of the Cannupa in order to walk the Red Road.
We continue this vision of education through grassroots community building and activism, supporting the ceremonial way of life or the Red Road, and helping those who are on the Red Road to make positive changes in their life.
We offer continuing education for those who are on the Red Road through classes, lectures and documentary screenings; community support for those who are struggling with addiction, are in recovery, or who are in correctional facilities; and work with other communities who share the same vision.
The Center is a place where people can gather to share the traditions as they have been handed down within this community and an opportunity for those who are on this road to come together and honor those who came before us.
While our community has been active for over 25 years, November 19th, 2021 marked the 10th anniversary of opening the Center's doors and the continuation of Chuck Derby's vision.
Thank you to everyone who has made this year possible. We're looking forward to the rest of this year and all that it has to offer.
See what we've been up to, visit Past Events!