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The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers

  "We come together to nurture, educate and train our children. We come together to uphold the practice of our ceremonies and to affirm the right to use our plant medicines free of legal restrictions. 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."

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Grandmother Clara
Shinobu Iura

Amazonian Rainforest, Brazil
South America

Grandmother Maria Alice Campos Freire
South America

Grandmother Margaret Behan
North America


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Grandmother Rita
 Pitka Blumenstein
Yupik Eskimo
Arctic/North America
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Grandmother Beatrice Long Visitor Holy Dance
Oglala Lakota
North America
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Grandmother Rita Long
Visitor Holy Dance
Oglala Lakota
North America
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ernadette Rebienot
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Grandmother Mona Polacca
North America

Grandmother Agnes Baker-Pilgrim

Takelma Siletz
North America

Grandmother Julieta Casimiro
Mexico/North America
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Grandmother Flordemayo
Central America

Grandmother Aama Bambo
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Grandmother Tsering Dolma Gyalthong
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Wilma Mankiller
Tenzin Palmo
Gloria Steinem
Luisa Teish
Alice Walker
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2009-2013 Grandmothers' Schedule
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Statement of the International Council of the Thirteen Indigenous Grandmother

The Lighting of the Sacred Fire

The Grandmothers' Council Mission Statement

Initial Draft of Grandmothers' Council
Power of Prophecy

Grandmothers Counsel the World: Women Elders Offer Vision

Braiding Through Water: Weaving Traditional and Western Knowledge

Peace Makers by Minouche

Groton Gathering October 2008

Book: Grandmothers Council the World

 FILM: For the Next  7 Generations

Grandmothers Council Receives Courage of Conscious Award

Live from Dharmsala: from Link TV and Bioneers

WORLD COUNCIL OF INDIGENOUS People declaration of principles

21st century Poverty Facts and Stats - Global Issues

Major  News Articles About the Grandmothers

International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers
Film shorts about the Grandmothers by Janet Weber
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Scenes from Dharamsala
Three scenes from the Grandmothers Gathering in Dharamsala, India,

Scenes from the Grandmothers' Gathering in Dharmsala, October, 2006
Online movie

world pulse magazine
The Grandmothers are on the editorial council of this effort to  unleash the power and leadership of women and youth through media.

THE center for sacred studies
Supporters and friends to the grandmothers

international Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers
Notes from the Fourth Council Gathering in Dharamsala, India on October 11-26, 2006

Grandmothering the World
 by Cassia Berman

Peace Makers / the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers Council
An beautiful tribute to the Grandmothers

Future Primitive
Joanna Hartcourt-Smith's trip with the Grandmothers

Turning Prayer into Action
Free online movie about the Grandmothers from Link TV.

Travel with the Grandmothers
See a prayer in motion

Turning Prayer into Action
An online video of the Grandmothers from Dharmansala, India

For the Next 7 Generations: The Grandmothers Speak
Meet the grandmothers in this video clip by Carole Hart

Lovely sLideshow about the Grandmothers

june 2007 Grandmothers' gathering
A photo gallery

NPR Radio broadcast
Features Grandmothers Flordemayo, Beatrice, and Rita Blumenstein

Grandmother's official Website

Samadhi Life-- Showcasing the Grandmothers' products
Native Village Home Page