13 Indigenous Grandmothers Share in Vermont: June 1-3

June 5, 2011

Beginning with the June 1st opening celebrations followed by two days of workshops, the 13 Indigenous Grandmother’s joined the community of Montpelier, VT, in representing an international partnership of prayer, education and healing for Earth and all Her inhabitants. They brought with them a harmonious message of solidarity, wisdom and reverence for life.  

With the dedicated help of COE volunteers, a youth session was designed and facilitated with two of the indigenous Grandmother’s leading the talking circle. Developed by youth, for youth, this discussion allowed youth to address issues important to them. With topics varying from plant wisdom, to intercultural peacemaking, this session created an open forum for authentic and progressive conversation.

Weaving together their individual stories that lead them ultimately towards the same collective movement, each Grandmother spoke of their distinct yet interconnected paths. Deeply concerned with the destruction of the Earth, the Grandmothers believe that sharing with people the teachings of their ancestors will give insight and hope to the future of our environment.

For more information on the Council for the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, check out their official website at http://www.grandmotherscouncil.org/. 

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