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Flourishing Diversity: Indigenous Earth Summit. London Sept 2019

“If you listen you can help the turning time”
They had come so many and so far, for the sake of the earth, for the sake of us all, with a
message for our time. Maori, Aborigine, Idu Mishmi, Bishnoi, Puyanawa, Ashaninka,
Guarani, Sami, Arucho, Okiek, Ewe, Yuroba, Lokota, Sioux, Ponka and Mayan Wisdom
Keepers. They gathered in London this month for the Flourishing Diversity summit, bringing
us the original ways of seeing and being. Urging us to put aside our differences, to silence
our monkey minds, and allow our indigenous selves to emerge. To stop talking and to start
listening.
The summit opened with a walk with intention for the Thames, the life blood of London,
from Kingston to Greenwich. The grandmothers held ceremony, each calling in their
medicine through song, for the task ahead. As they spoke the wind built, the trees leaned in
and the geese arrived. Tourists were filming the Grandmothers on their phones, one of
them was crying saying this is for real.
The walk ended at sunset on the Greenwich Meridian Line, the place where the troubles
started when time was carved up. The Grandfathers, the Mamos, made ceremony with coca
sending the darkness into the core of the earth and inviting in the light. When they finished,
the geese appeared again, flying in formation over us and into the sunset sky over the
Thames with the silhouette of Canary Wharf towers against the sunset to their right.
The Elders spoke for five days with translation in real time. They called for right relationship
and reciprocity with the land the water and the air. For reconciliation with the earth, with
each other and with ourselves
It’s not about ‘we the people’ it’s about ‘we the planet’. You have to ‘be’ peace if you want
peace with the earth. Energy is being given to you. A magical exchange of energy. We are
being given a second chance. To change our attitude to earth. Change our ways so we can
be humans together. We need to know the world from a different way. Start with yourself.
Seek your roots, know where you come from, know who you are.
The new way that’s coming means that we don’t have to compete for time and space. We
have and we are being dreamed into place. Let false things fall off us. Call back the wisdom
from the ancestors. There are teachings to guide us through these times. We must
collaborate together, share currency, and bring back reciprocity to the planet.
We don’t have to pay nature to look after us and we don’t have to kill her to survive. Nature
gives you what you need as long as you look after her with harmony and love. When we
adore this divinity, things come back to us. Ask for permission to enter the forest and take an
offering. Go with respect. Don’t take more than you need. Tread carefully. And share what
you have got. Be responsible for what you eat and drink – this is how you show dignity. Don’t
have what you don’t need. We invite you to come into the struggles to reforest the Amazon,
and to reforest our hearts our minds and our own bodies, because more than the forest,
what has been deforested is us as human beings. We have the sacred inside of us along with
the plants and the animals. We are ALL indigenous people.
There is no division between us and the land, no borders. We have to give up false divisions
we have been taught. Learn to live with everything – this is the law of divinity. The Four
Directions must come together now. The rise of the feminine. The return to balance. We
need to simplify how we live. Stop scheduling. Allow life to navigate, to flow, don’t control.
Lose arrogance – be humble. Learn to forgive. Don’t be afraid, be prepared.
Come back to community where you are working with the earth and listening to your
intelligence. Call in the goodness that is ready to birth through us each day. Stop thinking
with your minds and start thinking with your hearts. Don’t make a ‘plan’ or put an organic
process into a box. Just start with the seed. The seed is about relations. Start there and
everything will unfold. Once you say ‘yes’ you can’t stop until you have planted what you
have been given to carry.
There is an ascension of humankind into a new awakening. A new consciousness is rising.
The sacred feminine and sacred masculine is rising and there is big change coming.
If we really listen everything is being told to us. Prophesy has instructions for the time you
are in. Start to follow it, listen to it, instead of trying to navigate and be in the fast lane
If you listen, you can help the turning time. Give it all your focus, all your heart, all your
spirit, all your prayers. We only have this moment.
In the past some of these traditions have been in conflict, but now the elders from every
group have come together and formed a treaty to work together as one on behalf of Earth
at this critical time. They ask for our solidarity and support in this work.
Don’t fight for her – stand up for her. Join us – we are on the best side!
These are just fragments from the five day summit. Written by Sharon Brittain
For more information and follow up information go to:
www.flourishingdiversity.com

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Notes From The Flourishing Diversity Indigenous Earth Summit London 2019

The Flourishing Diversity Summit – Sat 7 September – Wed 11 September 2019
Representatives came from the following people:
Maori (New Zealand), Aborigine (Australia), Idu Mishmi & Bishnoi (India), Puyanawa, Ashaninka (Brazil/Peru) Guarani (Brazil/Argentina), Sami (Sweden) Arucho Mamos (Columbia) Khoisan (Namibia), Okiek (Kenya), Ewe (Ghana), Yuroba (Nigeria),Lokota, Sioux, Ponka, Yuroba (USA), Mayan (Mexico)

Saturday
The summit opened with a walk with intention for the Thames (the life blood of London) from Kingston to Greenwich. The grandmothers held ceremony, filling everyone with energy and medicine for the task ahead. As they spoke, the wind grew and the geese came in. Tourists were filming the Grandmothers on their phones, one of the elders was crying saying “this is for real, this is for real”

The walk ended at sunset on the Greenwich Meridian Line. The place where the troubles started when time was carved up. The Grandfathers, the Mamos, made ceremony with coca sending the darkness into the core of the earth and inviting in the light. When they finished, the geese appeared again. The night ended with sunset sky over the Thames with the silhouette of Canary Wharf towers against the sunset to the right, and the huge V of the geese flying into the sunset to the left.

 

Throughout the five days the elders spoke for themselves. The words in italics are their words, or the words of the translators who were translating real time

Guarani Nation – Amazon Rainforest
Eunice Kerexu
When we adore this divinity, things come back to us
Women are the guardians of the culture, the language and the seeds
Warriors went to war and did not come back
Warriors are still dying in attacks on the amazon
Women left preserving
Women had to make a stand & put a sustainable proposal together for the world
Women have organised the tribes to work together
2000 indigenous women came together
We need protection because we protect the world

We pray in our language
Spirituality is in the language
Words are seeds and we are stewardesses of words and seeds
Join us – we are on the best side
No machine can give us pure water, clean air, trees

We have the sacred inside of us along with the plants and the animals
I invite you all to plant lives, sew lives and reconnect so we can live a little bit longer.
If we go on like this there will be no more life left

Brazil’s indigenous people are under attack!
Brazil’s rainforests are under attack!

Articulação dos Povos Indígenas do Brasil


www.yvyrupa.org.br

Ashanininka Nation –
Amazon Atlantic Rainforest
Nature gives you what you need as long as you look after her with harmony and love
Don’t have what you don’t need
Nature gives us knowledge, so much wisdom, so much to teach
Not through logic and reason
There is no division between us and the land, no borders
Our Divinity is very unhappy, this is a very sad time for all of us
We pray for all of us.
We are one people
We belong to one planet
Animals plants and stones all have protecting spirits and guardian angels

We don’t live by clocks – Day is to ‘do’ – Night is to pray and rest
We live in 2 cycles –
Spring/summer is New Time,
Autumn /Winter is Old time – We withdraw and reflect and think of the future New Time
New Time is when we have rituals and baptisms of seeds and children
Name is given by the shaman who is told the name
The forest is our life and we are part of the forest + the cycle of nature
EG I need permission from divinity to cut a tree or I am doing something wrong
Land and water are sacred like blood
The river in Sao Paolo is a corpse
Now we are told we are invaders of our own land
We are here with a cry for help
Asking you to help us so the amazon can be saved
The shaman say “man is killing our mother”
We are the guardians of the forest and mother earth is crying for help
A call for us to reforest our hearts our minds and our own bodies
The hope for us is in the Divinity
We are ALL indigenous people
Stop the assault on the spirits of the land

We need to know the world from a different way – scientific has made the planet sick
We must cure the illness that is inside our minds and inside our feelings
We need to simplify how we live

The earth has life because of water, forest, and fungus
No distancing between any of the parts
Learn to live with everything – this is the law of divinity

HOW CAN WE CURE THIS ILLNESS?
Look at what you drink. Look at what you eat. Where does it come from & what are you throwing away?
How are you going to use what we have been given?
Use one tree for your needs and plant another for your children
For every plant tree and animal, you kill, put one back.
We must learn where we came from
We must learn the human language and the language of birds and animals and fish.
We don’t have to pay nature to look after us and we don’t have to kill her to survive.

Be responsible for what you eat and drink – this is how you show dignity

A centre of creation has been made to save the world, and we have put into practice.
The minority are protecting the world for the whole of humanity
We must change and restore
What are you eating? What are you drinking? How are you getting rid of your waste?
We (the Ashaninka) live in an invisible world, an enchanted world which you will never know if you don’t look inside of yourselves.
We are sure about who we are and what we want
We are able to create new planes and new plans
Spirit and strength has helped us reclaim our history
Wake up – lets live
Without lived spirituality and lived culture it grows very difficult
A great alliance of indigenous people is coming together
All ‘Nations’ are planting trees
Our power comes from songs and chants
9 women received communication that we must save the traditions, the rituals and the culture to save the earth.
Everything comes from women
We come from a drop of water

 

The Mamos
Our mission is to look after birthing elements
The sacred world is reflected in our genitals
From the beyond we are born from the water
And we materialised when we reached the earth
There is a positive charge in our Right-Hand side, and a negative charge in our Left Hand side – these are the tools we have to heal the earth.
We were born with the elements and the elements are now in danger
Help us preserve this way of thinking

When we talk about the earth we talk about ourselves
Placenta is the origin where we feed ourselves form the sacred
The baby must be registered in all four elements to be an ingredient in mother earth to help in her salvation
To work we must ensure the physical wellness of the placenta
The placenta is the personal sacred place

Mamos have direct access to the origin
A change coming will affect the next 9 generations
A new structure will be born we need to baptise into nature
Mamos are involved in the birthing part

There is a rule – if you leave a legacy of destruction, there will continue destruction
This mission is of great importance to mother earth.

MAORI
I am the river and the river is me
The whites are going nowhere – very fast!
Water of the mother and water of the father make fire in the heart
This is the Maori understanding of creation
1 From the night and 1 From the day and remain in a loving embrace
From that embrace the forest, the weather, the keeper of all humanity, the water, the keeper of all cooked food, uncooked food and of medicine still in the womb of papatua
The first land you own is the placenta – every human being owns land
The life-force is from time immemorial
From the source
The movement of the ‘knowing that moved’
Give us back our land – if you don’t we have the biggest military force known to man – Mother Earth!
Give us back our land and let us teach you how to be with yours
The lifeforce comes from the source of love – so get your love stuff back!
Stop being afraid!
Learn to forgive
Extinction Rebellion – learn to forgive

MAYAN (‘may’ means corn)
Kya-Xe’ Zelaya Dudney
The prophecy of the rainbow corn – (detail to follow)
Weeks after the vision/experience the grandmother was in Guatemala and gifted a new corn cob from an all white cornfield. When she opened it there were red white yellow and black kernels all mixed together
The 4 directions must come together now.
The rise of the feminine
The return to balance
Stop thinking with your minds and start thinking with your hearts
No water – no life
Build community
Flow
Stop scheduling

GRANDMOTHERS OF THE WHITE CORN
Elin Teikus (Sami Sweden)
If the reindeer are good, I am good
We speak earth

Jyoti Vision Keeper (N America)
Energy brings a story so we can respond not react
Seek your roots, know where you come from, get yourself adopted by a ‘good’ mother
The new way that’s coming means that we don’t have to compete for time and space.
We have and we are being dreamed into place.
Yesterday was about where we are at and there was a lot of shame and guilt.
Today is about possibility hope and dreams
Don’t fight for her – stand up for her
Watch your dreams
Lose arrogance – be humble
Allow life to navigate, to flow, don’t control
Don’t be afraid, be prepared, receive, clear fear
Living a life guided by dreams is not always an easy one, but is a significant one
Did you forget that you are holy?
Once you say ‘yes’ you can’t stop until you have planted what you have been given to carry
The underworld of abuse is a great teaching
The water is working – work with the water
Timing in alchemy is the ultimate thing

Come back to community where you are working with the earth and listening to your intelligence
Step out of the box
Let false things fall off us
Don’t be afraid – pay attention
Do we burn the karma or roll around in it?
Call the matriarchal system back and the wisdom from the ancestors – stories to keep your life fed
Return the economic system to original form
Come back to the original form of currency – healers, grandmothers, doctors, lawyers – all form of currency
Have the humility to sit at the same table and share currency + bring back reciprocity to the planet
Don’t make a ‘plan’ or put an organic process into a box.
Just start with the seed
The seed is about relations
Start there and everything will unfold
There are teachings to guide us through these times. We must collaborate together and share currency.
Mantra – to be spoken every morning before anything else
“I am the divine mother
She lives in me
And everything she needs
Comes to me easily”
Call in the goodness that is ready to birth through us each day

GRANDMOTHER OF THE BLACK CORN
Luisah Teish (Iyanifa & Oshun chief, Ifa/Orisha tradition of the West African Diaspora)
Representing the unrepresented African/Americans who are not seen as indigenous to anywhere
If you want to protect the earth but don’t know how…
Which element do you belong to and are responsible for?
Which element /deity were you born to serve?
How do I serve?
Where in nature do I feel most comfortable/connected?
Where do I show up most of the time?
Where do I go to restore?
The Archetype of Oshun and the Divine Feminine
-YouTube

The story of Oshun is all about protecting the divine feminine
We need to protect the water
We are responsible for protecting the ‘sweet’ water (fresh water) not the salt water
Only 2% of the earth’s water is fresh water and most of that is frozen in icebergs
Fresh water is like liquid diamonds
We have to give up false divisions we have been taught
Every child is my child. A hungry child is my child
How to find out what your work is? – When you feel an impulse to do something ‘because it is the right thing to do’
Energy is being given to you to eg clean up the water, clean up the beaches.
A magical exchange of energy
Oshun is the goddess of second chances
We are being given a second chance
To change our attitude to earth
Change our ways so we can be humans together.
Truth telling – This is what has happened, this is what has been done, and this is what we are going to do about it.
This year a message came from Oshun:
“The women must be in the lead”
If you shut your monkey mind and breathe, there is an opening for your indigenous self to surface. Ask for permission to enter the forest and take an offering.
Go with respect.
Don’t take more than you need
Tread carefully
And share what you have got

GRANDMOTHER OF THE RED CORN
Loretta Afraid of Bear Cook, Ogala Sioux
Sit down at the still point of the heart, of what is
The fontanelle is the most sacred place on the body
The hair is most sacred

The balance between men and women must learn to get along
Scha – masculine – is the movement in everything
Wawha – feminine – the law in everything

The natural law keeps everything in balance
Rites of passage – seven sacred ceremonies
Women own the world and men are the gifts.

The white, yellow, black and red people – their palms are all the same colour
You see that palm print all over the world
Ceremonies are to give, not to keep
Bless your water – always be holy, always be pure

Otomi-Toltec
Xiye Bastide – Mexico
Bringing personal stories into the data creates personal change/creates policy change
A new way of life we have to be living
It’s not about ‘we the people’ it’s about ‘we the planet’
You have to ‘be’ peace if you want peace with the earth.

Listening session with Grandmothers
The ones that are coming are very old beings
Ascension of humankind into a new awakening
A new consciousness is rising
The sacred feminine and sacred masculine is rising
Big change coming in 2026
A collective…..forth – men, women, old, young from the four corners
If we really listen everything is being told to us
Prophesy has instructions for the time you are in
Start to follow it, listen to it
Instead of trying to navigate and be in the fast lane
If you Listen you can help the turning time
We only have this moment
Give it all your focus, all your heart, all your spirit, all your prayers

 

In the past some of these traditions have been in conflict, but now the elders from every group have come together and formed a treaty to work together as one on behalf of Earth at this critical time. They ask for our solidarity and support in this work.

These are just fragments from the five days.
For more information and follow up information you can go to the website:
www.flourishingdiversity.com

 

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Blackfoot Physics by F.David Peat

“The modern version of The Tao of Physics. . . We gain tantalizing glimpses of an elusive alternative to the thing we know as science. . . . Above all, Peat’s book is an eloquent plea for a fair go for the modes of enquiry of other cultures.” –New Scientist

One summer in the 1980s, theoretical physicist F. David Peat went to a Blackfoot Sun Dance ceremony. Having spent all of his life steeped in and influenced by linear Western science, he was entranced by the Native American worldview and, through dialogue circles between scientists and native elders, he began to explore it in greater depth.

Blackfoot Physics is the account of his discoveries. In an edifying synthesis of anthropology, history, metaphysics, cosmology, and quantum theory, Peat compares the medicines, the myths, the languages the entire perceptions of reality of the Western and indigenous peoples. What becomes apparent is the amazing resemblance between indigenous teachings and some of the insights that are emerging from modern science, a congruence that is as enlightening about the physical universe as it is about the circular evolution of humanity s understanding. Through Peat s insightful observations, he extends our understanding of ourselves, our understanding of the universe, and how the two intersect in a meaningful vision of human life in relation to a greater reality.

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Opening The Door Of A New Era

Extract from Letter posted by the Centre of Sacred Studies for full posting click on link below

Dear Friends and Relatives,
Darlene and I (Jyoti) wanted to take a moment with each and every one of you to recognize the beautiful awareness that’s walking with us right now. In our work around the world, and our involvement in so many projects and amazing people that are leading initiatives for the earth, we have experienced a deeply courageous, humble and devoted group of people dedicated to the next 7 generations and the caretaking of Mother Earth.
2012 brought with it amazing moments of awareness and inspiration, paralleled by challenging and sometimes threatening experiences. This global group of people that have unified through their hearts to meet their own private challenges, embracing their shadows, and opening their hearts, have prepared us for a historical moment in history that we are all here to witness.
There were many celebrations collectively held around the planet to acknowledge this shift in time. Millions of people are embracing it through an idea of fear and devastation. At the same time, there are millions of people that are celebrating the completion of a time in history that taught us many things, even as we walked through it most of the time unconsciously. What we are here to witness is the awakening of our awareness in each and every individual. We are coming out of a deep sleep. We are opening the door to a new era of possibility. In order to walk through that door, we have been told repeatedly by our elders to forgive ourselves and the story that wounded so many of us.  In that moment of allowing and receiving the consciousness of that moment, our compassion is awakened and our enlightenment flowers.
What we would like to share with you today and witness with you today is a moment that we both experienced with a small group of people in the very sacred land of Estancia, New Mexico.
It happened in 2 phases. The first part of what was about to be revealed through creation to those open enough to be guided by nature, would occur in a meeting on 11/26 that Grandmother Flordemayo hosted and help to bring forward with some beautiful elders from the Mayan people and other representatives of First Nation peoples.  We weren’t there for that first step, but some of our friends were.  The Shift Network and some of their founders, Stephen and Devaa, were among those that were helping to witness and record it for the world.  Devaa wrote an account of this moment.  Let us see this first step from Devaa’s eyes: a vision of what the doorway to the next 5200 years looks like.

Devaa’s Story:

PASSING THE STAFF OF LEADERSHIP
We are in a little rural town called Estancia in New Mexico. It’s dark, and it’s cold. So we huddle together in a small straw bale hut, waiting.
Eventually, we hear a car on the gravel outside, and then the cheerful voice of Don Alejandro, a well-respected Elder of the Mayan people. He’s an older man, and quite small. Wearing a wry smile, he enters the hut and walks into the embracing arms of our host, Grandmother Flordemayo of the Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers.
Don Alejandro begins to share with us about this crucial period in history. It’s the end of a 5,200 year calendar cycle for the Mayan people. And while the outside world is filled with fear and concern about the end of this era, Don Alejandro shares a different perspective.
“So, what should we expect with the end of this era and the beginning of a new one?” I ask him. He explains that there is no reason to be afraid, though he does admit there will probably be some major issues we must face in the next fifty years. But from his perspective, the biggest change has to do with the shift from masculine to feminine leadership. He explained that men have ruled for the last 5,200 years, and now it’s time for the men to support the women in our full power.
Though we don’t all know it yet, we are gathered for a very important ceremony.  And very soon, all the men at this gathering would be meeting separately to plan the ceremony to symbolically transfer the staff of power from the men to the women.
This event, totally orchestrated by men of many different backgrounds, was totally unexpected for me, and so beautiful.
At the time of the ceremony, we were greeted by Marshall Jack, a Native American elder who played his drum to call us all into the ritual space. We could hear the sweet sounds of a native flute hanging in the air. And we were each escorted around an outdoor sacred circle by Sequoia Trueblood, another Native elder.  He placed each of us onto a grid of energy marked on the Earth, and gave us each a simple bouquet of flowers to celebrate this transition.
As the drum sounded in a heart-beat rhythm, Mr. Jack spoke with a deep, resonant cadence that was a balm for my soul.  He apologized deeply, from his heart, for the ways women have been disregarded and disempowered. He asked for forgiveness for atrocities like the Inquisition. He said “No MORE!  Those days are over, and shall NOT come to pass again!”  He asked for the support of all of our ancestors to cleanse the wounds we had each suffered as women.
I felt a tear well up in my eye and roll down my face. To hear these words from such a kind and generous older man struck a very deep chord.  Blessings were shared by the women and men alike.
And then the men declared that it is women’s turn to lead this planet. And they gently passed Flordemayo, as a representative for the women, a hand carved wooden staff of Leadership, carefully crafted for this occasion.  The staff was simple and about the length of my forearm. It was a bit smaller than I would have imagined for such an occasion, but it was beautiful.  And it was swaddled with many colorful pieces of yarn that held flowers on the staff, which accompanied the ceremony and absorbed its blessing power.
At the end of the ceremony, each woman present was asked if she was willing to take-on a “clan” for the coming era.  Those of us who answered “yes” were each declared a “Clan Mother” and given a thread and flower from this Grand Mother staff.  I decided to take up the charge, along with other women.  We were then each invited to create our own daughter staffs and to cultivate our “tribes” of women and men. We were encouraged to circle with others and to empower other Clan Mothers through time. And it was suggested that we each register our new clans at an official office for tribal recognition.
As I carry this deep blessing from the men in my heart, I am reminded of a phrase spoken by Marianne Williamson when I interviewed her for our Inspiring Women Summit.  She said (paraphrasing) “Women have the power.  Now we must be willing to USE OUR POWER.” Indeed.
I would add that we must use our power WISELY.  It’s not about trying to turn the tables, toss out the men, and have female dominance everywhere.
No. In my opinion, such a stance will not heal our hearts and create a thriving planet.  That would instead just be a recapitulation of an old paradigm.
This new era, marked by the end of 2012, is about creating true balance of the masculine and the feminine. And let us not forget that men too can cultivate a strong feminine energy, while most women in leadership roles today have plenty of masculine energy.  So let this next era of 2013 be a time when we really explore how to harmonize these energies for the greatest good.
I welcome and look forward to this experiment.  And I know many men, like my husband, Stephen Dinan, do as well.”

— Devaa Haley Mitchell

Jyoti, Spiritual Director
Center for Sacred Studies
Ambassador, International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers

Darlene Hunter, Executive Director Center for Sacred Studies
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Grandmothers Counsel the World: Women Elders Offer Their Vision for Our Planet

Grandmothers Counsel the World: Women Elders Offer Their Vision for Our Planet by Carol Shafer

‘We are thirteen indigenous grandmothers. . . . We are deeply concerned with the unprecedented destruction of our Mother Earth, the atrocities of war, the global scourge of poverty, the prevailing culture of materialism, the epidemics that threaten the health of the Earth’s peoples, and with the destruction of indigenous ways of life.

We, the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, believe that our ancestral ways of prayer, peacemaking, and healing are vitally needed today. . . . We believe that the teachings of our ancestors will light our way through an uncertain future.’

In some Native American societies, tribal leaders consulted a council of grandmothers before making any major decisions that would affect the whole community. What if we consulted our wise women elders about the problems facing our global community today? This book presents the insights and guidance of thirteen indigenous grandmothers from five continents, many of whom are living legends among their own peoples. The Grandmothers offer wisdom on such timely issues as nurturing our families; cultivating physical and mental health; and confronting violence, war, and poverty. Also included are the reflections of Western women elders, including Alice Walker, Gloria Steinem, Helena Norberg-Hodge, and Carol Moseley Brown. For 13  Grandmother’s Website: http://www.grandmotherscouncil.org/

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International Council Of The 13 Indigenous Grandmothers

We represent a global alliance of prayer, education and healing for our Mother Earth, all Her inhabitants, all the children, and for the next seven generations to come.

We are deeply concerned with the unprecedented destruction of our Mother Earth and the destruction of indigenous ways of life. We believe the teachings of our ancestors will light our way through an uncertain future.

We look to further our vision through the realization of projects that protect our diverse cultures: lands, medicines, language and ceremonial ways of prayer and through projects that educate and nurture our children.

http://www.grandmotherscouncil.org/

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