The BirdTribes website is created and managed by Dan Vantari (aka Firebird, aka Narada Das).
Dan is among other things a poet, musician, graphic artist, website maker, animator, and mystic.
You can learn more about his various projects at www.danvantari.net
In approx 1989 Dan was living on a rural community and helping to organise festivals.
He read the book by Ken Carey 'Return of the Bird Tribes'
and like many others he was touched by the Beauty of its stories,
and in particular the story of the Great Peace Maker and his legacy
that continues to be relevant to the world situation.
He felt that this was too important a story to allow it
to disappear into yester-years
One of the early ways in which this was expressed was in the creation of the Bird design
which was used to screen print T-shirts and cards. The latest version of these designs and far more are available in our store here.
Around this time Dan was inspired to begin writing 'the Book of Fire'
and began using the name Firebird for the aspect of himself
that wove jeweled artworks from the flames of the spirit.
Around 2000 Dan was inspired to create the first version of the BirdTribes website
as a way of keeping the vision alive and sharing it with others.
Also at this time the first attempt was made to launch the BirdTribesNetwork.
This was not eagerly taken up by the masses and so the project was put on the back burner for a while.
Some good friends have also contributed content to the BirdTribes site
and are credited next to their materials.
More quality contributions of content for the BirdTribes site are welcomed
and we are also looking for people who are inspired to help run the online community.
We have been working for some time on ways that the websites may generate income
for ourselves and our members, to help facilitate the growth of the network and our resources.
By joining the community you will be kept up to date as this unfolds.