Grandmothers Visiting the Heartland
April 25–27, 2014
Join Everyday Medicine Woman for a historic series of events with esteemed elders Grandmother Flordemayo (Maya), Grandmother Mona Polacca (Havasupai/Hopi), and Grandmother Rita Long Visitor Holy Dance (Oglala Lakota), members of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers.
Each Grandmother, as sacred lineage keeper, will be sharing her knowledge by bringing the heart of the mother into the city of Chicago. The overall intention of this visit is to support their prayer for global peace and sacred activism, and to provide more people, especially those in youth-oriented urban settings with the opportunity to experience, value and appreciate the importance of intergenerational wisdom and the power of the feminine.
All proceeds and support benefit the 13th Gathering of The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers in South Dakota, hosted by Grandmother Rita Long Visitor Holy Dance.
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AWAKENING THE GLOBAL HEART
Friday, April 25
5:30 pm - 9:15 pm; $40.00
Instituto Cervantes, 31 W. Ohio Street, Chicago, IL [ map ]
An Evening Celebrating the Power of Ancestry with Esteemed Grandmother Elders: Rita Long Visitor Holy Dance, Mona Polacca and Flordemayo
The evening will begin with an informal gathering among new and remembered kindred spirits, followed by a screening of the powerful documentary “For the Next 7 Generations” by Carole Hart, which takes us into the lives of each Grandmother and how they came to learn about each other’s lineage and culture.
After the film, the Grandmothers will share their extraordinary ten-year journey of walking in united intention on behalf of the global vision for the healing of our beloved planet and humanity. It will be a unique opportunity to be in the company of three lineage holders who carry the unbroken ancestral teachings at these critical crossroads in our turbulent world. They will each share comments and answer questions about what it has meant to serve this sacred assignment and become a sisterhood of love as the completion of the Council’s original mission comes close to fruition.