Little Feather Center
Memory of Chuck Derby
2011 & 2014
2014: Due to a lot of disrespect, and lack of knowledge from a number of people on the internet against the Pipe recently, I am using the pledge I made years ago to fight for the integrity of the Pipe, and fulfilling a promise I made to Chuck before he passed over, and I am writing a document about the Pipe, it includes the quarrying, Catlinite, and Chuck's history from my own experiences and what Chuck taught me over the years. I think it will be used in conjunction with an on-line workshop. It will be put into a booklet form (or even a book depending on how much comes to me) and details will be put on here once it has been finished. - Gloria
2014: A Legacy day was held on June 28th 2014 at the Center, to honor Chuck and get ideas for the future of the Center. Thanks to all of those who attended, and gave Chuck the respect he deserved.
2011: The Little Feather Center is now being run by Chuck's sister Alice. I promised Chuck that this site would stay up and so being true to my word here it is. I am not changing anything on it, the educational information has not changed, and so it stays as it was written back in the 90's. I am now back living in England.
I am so pleased to announce that the One Heart One Mind Interpretive Center has opened in West Virginia. This Center was planned just after Chuck had been told about his cancer. He was worried about what would happen to the Little Feather Center and his dream after he had gone, and at that time some old friends came to call on him and he told them about his fear of his Dream and work dying with him. These friends 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. Before he passed Chuck and I had a lot of input into the new Center and I proudly sit on their Board of Directors.
Well done to Mike McGee, Jenn Hudson and all the others who helped make this Center into a reality. Chuck would be most proud of what you have done - Gloria
You can see their new Center HERE
Our favorite photo taken by Nico September 2008
Holding hands at Wall Drug, 2008
If you have any questions please send them to me (Gloria) at the above email. Please put LFIC as the topic. Thanks