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INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL of THIRTEEN INDIGENOUS GRANDMOTHERS
http://www.grandmotherscouncil.org

"Weaving a World that Works"


Grandmothers and Ambassadors in Dharamsala

MISSION STATEMENT
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
FIRST MEETING
In the fall of 2004, we gathered from all over the world, thirteen indigenous Grandmothers from Alaska, North, South, and Central America; Africa; and Asia. We came together at the Tibet House Menla Mountain Retreat center in upstate New York. Within three days we formed a Global Alliance for the good of all beings.

Our Council was set in motion by a common vision, prophecies seeded decades ago in many people around the world.
ALLIANCE STATEMENT from 2004
See the Original Signed Alliance Statement from 2004 with signatures.
We are thirteen indigenous grandmothers who came together for the first time from October 11 through October 17.2004. in Phoenicia. New York. We gathered from the four directions in the land of the people of the Iroquois Confederacy. We come here from the Amazon rainforest. the Arctic circle of North America. the great forest of the American northwest, the vast plains of North America. the highlands of central America. the Black Hills of South Dakota, the mountains of Oaxaca. the desert of the American southwest, the mountains of Tibet and from the rainforest of Central Africa.

Affirming our relations with traditional medicine peoples and communities throughout the world. we have been brought together by a common vision to form a new global alliance.

We are the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. We have united as one. Ours is an 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, the contamination of our air, waters and soil, the atrocities of war, the global scourge of poverty. the threat of nuclear weapons and waste. the prevailing culture of materialism. the epidemics which threaten the health of the Earth's peoples. the exploitation of indigenous medicines,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 come together to nurture. educate and train our children. We come together to uphold the practice of our ceremonies and affirm the right too use our plant medicines free of legal restriction. We come together to protect the lands where our peoples live and upon which our cultures depend, to safeguard the collective heritage of traditional medicines, and to defend the earth Herself. We believe that the teachings of our ancestors will light our way through an uncertain future.

We join with all those who honor the Creator. and to all ,who work and pray for our children, for world peace, and for the healing of our Mother Earth.

For all our relations.

Margaret Behan- Cheyenne - Arapaho
Aama Bombo- Tamang
Flordemayo- Mayan
Mona Palocca- Hopi/Havasupai
Agnes Pilgrim- Siletz
Rita Holy Dance Long Visitor- Lakota
Beatrice Holy Dance Long Visitor- Lakota
Rita Pitka- Yupik
Julieta Casimiro- Mazatec
Maria Alice Campos Freire- Brazil
Tsering Dolma Gyalthong- Tibetan
Bernadette Rebienot- Ommyene
Clara Shinobu Iura- Brazil
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