Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers Weaving a World That Works


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Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers Weaving a World That Works

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2011-11-29 00:00

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In 2004, thirteen Indigenous grandmothers from all four corners, moved by their concern for our planet, came together at a historic gathering in Phoenicia, New York. At this event, they decided to form an alliance called "The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers" in response to a prophecy made by their ancestors thousands of years ago.

What can we learn from this film? Plenty of things. A process four years in the making and shot on location in the Amazon Rainforest, the mountains of Mexico, North America and at an undisclosed location with the Dalai Lama in India, you'll be captivated by the vision of these thirteen women. Their visions for healing and a call for change are highly documented in their spiritual journey.

Recently, Indian Country Today Media Network published an article entitled "Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers to Trek Trail of Tears with Australian Horse Trainer." This 800-mile trek from Oklahoma to Montana is nothing but astonishing. Horse trainer Carlos Tabernaberri was discovered by Noqah Elisi (Cherokee) after a man in a vision quest told her that she was to follow in the footsteps of her grandmothers. Elisi told ABC News that she saw a balance of right relationship with Carlos that she hadn't seen in other trainers--that he is a reminder of Cherokee values.

View the Trailer for the Film For the Next 7 Generations: 13 Indigenous Grandmothers Weaving a World that Works

Read the article "Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers to Trek Trail of Tears with Australian Horse Trainer"



A provocative film from the American Indian perspective that reframes today’s controversial energy debate while the fate of the environment hangs in the balance.


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Complement classroom discussion about America's energy future with this film, and help students comprehend the debate about the best use of natural resources.