As the world wakes to the realization that Mother Earth is suffering from human and chemical toxins, the traditions of first nation people on how to heal and nurture our planet, are now being revealed. By shifting conscious awareness with medicine plants, the lessons of the star people and new information transmitted through ancient copper plates, we can begin the journey of transforming our lives and in the process, manifest healing for our world. In this panel discussion, we learn how prophesy and earth medicine traditions from the ancestors are coming true and that without an intervention we are headed into dark times. Our panelists will help us to understand what is needed to prepare for the future, how to shift our state of awareness to welcome in the sacred and become one with Mother Earth.
Moderator: Heather Perrywinkle Smith is part Cherokee and earned her first eagle feather at age 23 under the guidance and teaching of a Klammath/Hoopa Elder for healing her own body by communion with the energies of the earth and it’s plants. She continued her training in traditional medicine ways from a variety of elders from North and South Americas and Africa. Brought up in a lifestyle of organic farming and sustainable living, and steeped in a lifetime of practice communing with the healing energies of the earth, she has developed the innate connection with earth and the language of energy that is native to us all.
David Lonebear Sanipass is a Mi’kmaq elder and storyteller who comes from a family of basket-makers from Northern Maine. David was trained extensively by Elders who traveled from around the world to the mountain where he and his family lived. Not only was he taught traditions and ceremony, but was extensively trained in science, physics, history and math.
Clifford Mahooty is a Zuni Indian Elder and a member of the tribal orders of Kachina, Galaxy Medicine, and Sun Clan. Mahooty is a retired civil/environmental engineer. He is courageously conveying and disclosing information held back by the native tribes for decades.
Eli Painted Crow Native American (Yaqui) retired Army veteran. Mother of two veterans and grandmother of 8 grandchildren. Currently lives in Merced California and devotes her time to bring awareness and clarity of militarism and its effects on human life.
Eli’s speech at the Veterans for Peace 2006 National Conference is available here on YouTube.