“A group of eight North American Indigenous elder women, weathered in front-line resistance, fluent in their languages and rich in traditional teachings, have joined forces to protect the sacred knowledge needed for future generations to face a climate in crisis.
“The Spirit Aligned Leadership Program chose the eight women from over 200 applicants, from across North America, naming them as Legacy Leaders, acknowledging their lifelong commitments to their cultures and communities. It is the second circle of legacy leaders who will participate in the fellowship intended to strengthen their sisterhood, share their life teachings, and plan pathways forward.
“The women are Haida, Cheyenne, Cherokee, Ojibwe, Ute and beyond.
“”Indigenous women elders who have acquired knowledge over their lives speaking their languages and defending their homelands, are now trying to protect and pass teachings on to younger generations,” said @ProgramSpirit’s Gail Small.”
Photograph – From left: Jennie Seminole Parker, Kathleen Sanchez, Sharon Day, Thelma Whiskers, Faith Spotted Eagle, Onita Bush, and Diane Brown. Photo by Matika Wilbur.
Read the full story by Emilee Gilpin….