March 28th, 2020 – Mother Earth Delegation of United Indigenous Nations of the North

March 28th, 2020 – Mother Earth Delegation of United Indigenous Nations of the North

Audio Recording:

 

Video Recording:

Online gathering that the Mother Earth has called

(3/28/2020)

Hear the wisdom shared by a delegation of elders who come with directions from Mother Earth to help us walk through these times of great chaos and change – including

    • Sami delegates—Elin Teilus & Erika Unnes & Sara Ájnnak (Sweden),
    • Grandmother Loretta Afraid of Bear Cook (Oglala Sioux, USA),
    • Milo Yellow Hair (Oglala Sioux, USA),
    • Shawna Bluestar Newcomb (Shawnee, Lenape, Turtle Island),
    • Grandmother Luisah Teish (Iyanifa and Oshun Chief, USA),
    • Grandmother Jyoti (Elder, USA),
    • Jingki (Aboriginal, Australia),
    • Jarmbi (Aboriginal, Australia),
    • Kurikindi (Sumae Causai, Ecuador),
    • Grandmother Ivy Smith (Maori Aotearoa (NZ) Polynesia)
    • Grandmother Flordemayo (Mayan, USA),
    • Randy Lays Bad (Oglala Sioux, USA),
    • Uncle Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq (Kalaallit Nunaat, Greenland),
    • Mindahi Bastida (Otomi-Toltec, Mexico)
    • Xiye Bastida (Otomi-Toltec, Mexico),
    • Mamo Manuel (Kogi, Colombia),
    • Sahil (representative for Idu Mishmi, India)
    • Mahesh (Bishnoi, India)

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During these last days, we have seen the world systems shutting down. It is a time to pause. To reflect. To listen to Nature’s direction. For the last three months we have been helping to organize a private council gathering in Stockholm, March 26-29, 2020— The Mother Earth Delegation of United Indigenous Nations of the North. Indigenous representatives, spiritual authorities, faith keepers, tribal council leaders from the Sami territories of Finland, Sweden, Norway and Russia, North, South and Central America, Greenland, India, New Zealand, Africa, and Australia, were coming together in a four-day private council in Stockholm, Sweden. Now most countries are banning air travel and meetings with the public due to the coronavirus.

Due to this international situation, there is a heightened need for collaboration among the indigenous peoples of the world to protect their sacred lands and indigenous rights. They carry the voice for the Mother Earth. It is time to stand with this wisdom. Our times are calling for all nations to enter into this collaboration. Nature has a way to respond to these times, if we will but listen.

Let me take a moment to share how this delegation was born. The Mother Earth Delegation of United Indigenous Nations of the North is a gathering organized by delegates that attended The Flourishing Diversity Summit at London University in September 2019. This original meeting opened a platform for Indigenous Peoples in accordance to ancestral protocols and guidelines to stand up for the Rights of Mother Earth and Nature’s Laws, reclaiming their inherent sovereignty and restoring their Original Caretaker roles of their territories.

A ceremonial call to action was carried out uniting all nations through the heart with Mother Earth and for future generations. This call to action was in response to the news that 2 1/2 tons of radioactive waters was poured into our oceans from Fukushima and more fires set in the Amazon.

A fully united moment brought the awareness that we can no longer keep trying to get the establishment to listen. It is time for us to listen to the direction available through Nature’s laws. It is time to step out of systems that are failing to sustain life, and step into solutions collaboratively designed for all life.

When our team met a few days ago to determine what the Mother Earth was asking us to do in the midst of this challenge, the guidance brought to us was how important it is for each of us to light a ceremonial fire with our communities. In this way, we are honoring the Mother Earth and the direction She is giving us now as we take this time to pause and listen. The Sami of Sweden will still be lighting a uniting Sacred fire with some of the organizers in Stockholm on the morning of March 28th at 9am pacific. This means that fires will be lite around the world all day, as this prayer moves through the time zones. The delegates will take the 4 days we were to be together physically, to be together in ceremony and prayer around the world – lighting our own fires at the same time. The delegates will then join their prayers with the Sami fire and prayers in Sweden on the morning of March. 28th at 9am pacific. In this way, we can unite ourselves standing firmly with and for Mother Earth. Join us!!!

On March 28th at 11am pacific, we will be holding an Online Conference Call that is open to all. It will be on zoom with live streaming on Youtube and Facebook access. We are inviting all delegates to bring their wisdom and guidance to share with the world. What is the Mother Earth telling us during this challenge with the Coronavirus? What does She need us to do individually and globally? As we come out of this crisis, what are the next steps to move forward? The delegation’s guidance through this great cleansing is welcomed and a much-needed gift to the world. Join us!!!!

As Jingki, an Australian delegate, said, “ It is time to stand in our zero points. It is time to stand with our communities.” Delegates went on to say that it is a time for the men of our communities to stand firmly with the strong feminine energy that is taking us forward. Be focused. Be strong. Rest within the Mother Earth’s movement. Don’t be distracted. These are some of the delegate’s direction.

This is a notice to hold the date of March 28th. We are organizing this online gathering so that as many of you that want to join from around the world can. The first part of next week we will be sending out another notice, so that you can register. Following that you will receive an email giving the instructions with how to join. We hope to see you on March 28th!!! As the aboriginal elders say, “We are calling a New Way Of Dreaming”. All those that have heard the call of the grandmothers are gathering. Join us!

In service,

The staff of the Center for Sacred Studies, the Fountain and in full support of

The Mother Earth Delegation of United Indigenous Nations of the North

May 8th Recording

May 8th Recording

May 8th: “We are Resilient-Awakening Truth, Ancient Knowledge Prophecy and Transformation” 

Join Shawna Bluestar and Steven T. Newcomb, of Shawnee Lenape Indigenous ancestry, as they reveal profound hidden history about the imbalances we are seeing, and share their unique insights about these changing times.

Based on ancient prophecies, it is time to recognize the need to change how we’ve been living and treating each other, and Mother Earth. We can all be part of the healing solution, when we look with greater clarity, awareness, and compassion. We are in this together, and we are resilient.

More info at www.shawnabluestar.com and www.originalfreenations.com

Recorded on Live Stream on Facebook!

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Shawna Bluestar Newcomb is Shawnee, Lenape from Turtle Island, N. America.  In this time of uncertainty, in a world filled with confusion and chaos, Shawna reveals hidden history and truths behind current events.  She shares the root causes behind current ecological, social, political and economic imbalances. Shawna teaches a way to rise above the darkness, fear, anger, and anxiety at this time as we enter into what she calls the “New Era of Love”. She is dedicated to bring healing and balance on an individual and collective level for the benefit of all peoples, the planet, and future generations.

 

Steven Newcomb (Shawnee, Lenape) is a legal scholar and one of the world’s foremost authorities on the doctrine of Christian discovery. In 2008 Fulcrum published his book Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery. In 1992, he and Birgil Kills Straight (1940-20190) (Oglala Lakota Nation) co-founded the Indigenous Law Institute. In 2015, Newcomb and Sheldon Wolfchild (Dakota) completed a documentary movie based on Pagans in the Promised Land, which is titled “The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code”.

May 16 Delegation Recording

May 16 Delegation Recording

May 16: The Mother Earth Delegation of United Indigenous Nations

Recorded May 16, 2020 Hear the wisdom shared by a delegation of elders who come with directions from Mother Earth to help us walk through these times of great chaos and change.

  • Grandmother Jyoti (Elder, USA),
  • Grandmother Loretta Afraid of Bear Cook (Oglala Sioux, USA),
  • Grandmother Flordemayo (Mayan, USA),
  • Kurikindi (Sumae Causai, Ecuador)
  • Alexis Bunten (Yupik, USA),
  • Steven T. Newcomb (Shawnee, Lenape, Turtle Island),
  • Grandmother Luisah Teish (Iyanifa and Oshun Chief, USA),
  • Jingki Ngombal (Nyungar, Australia),
  • Grandmother Ivy Smith (Maori Aotearoa (NZ), Polynesia)
  • Jibi Pulu (Idu Mishmi, India),
  • Aito Miwu (Idu Mishmi, India),
  • Mahesh (Bishnoi, India),
  • Mindahi Bastida (Otomi-Toltec, Mexico)

The Spirit is Action – A Call for Justice

The Spirit is Action – A Call for Justice

The Spirit is Action

A Call for Justice

The Indigenous Peoples of the world are the ones who care for life and the Earth, our Mother, since time immemorial. It is time to recognize our work and that others recognize it fully. We are the main guardians of Diversity and Biocultural Heritage in the world. The greatest biocultural diversity is found in our territories, and this is thanks to our material and spiritual practices, which are based on the ancient wisdom of caring for life and relating with the sacred.
Our territories and the collective life of our peoples, both material and spiritual, are seriously threatened by the increasing deterioration of ecosystems and territories resulting from neoliberal economic development. It is urgent to halt ecocide and ethnocide not only to protect nature but to protect its guardians. If we want to protect the biological diversity of the world, it is necessary that national and international entities give absolute guarantees of protection to indigenous peoples, and especially to their spiritual and material leaders.
The historical and recent events of assassinations of indigenous leaders throughout the world have being taking place since the invasion of our territories. The Doctrine of Discovery has been in effect for at least 520 years and the colonial process of domination has been, and still is, devastating. Among other acts against life that we witness and suffer daily, we see with horror that those exercising ancestral spirituality in their own right are being victims of practices from the times of the Inquisition.
On June 6, Domingo Choc, Maya-Q’echi, a Spiritual Leader and Traditional Maya Healer, was burned alive in the Chimay Village, San Luis, Petén, Guatemala. A number of Pentecostal evangelicals set him on fire accusing him of being ‘a witch’. They killed him for practicing Mayan spirituality and, as inquisitors, they did it in proclamation of their Christian faith.
This aberrant and horrendous event is not an isolated case, for it happens often in many countries of the world. In Colombia, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and in other countries and continents such as Africa, indigenous spiritual and material leaders are assassinated or arrested for who they are and what they do—which is only in benefit of a good life for the community.
Taking into consideration the circumstances that led to this act, we demand Justice in the following terms:
1. Criminal and spiritual punishment to the material authors of the murder of Domingo Choc, basing the criminal punishment on articles 36 and 66 of the Political Constitution of Guatemala which refer to freedom of religion and that recognize the ethnic origin of the nation.
2. Granting of protection to the spiritual and material guardians and traditional authorities of Indigenous Peoples of Guatemala, Central and South America and the World.
3. Establishment of an inter-religious and spiritual dialogue to raise awareness and application of spiritual justice based on religious norms.
4. Investigation of cases related to bioprospection and access to traditional knowledge of medicinal plants in the territories of Indigenous Peoples.
It is time to promote the unification process with dignity, recognizing diversity. We all have rights, and we all have the responsibility, individually and collectively, to promote intercultural and inter-spiritual dialogue.
With respect and self-determination, on day 10 Reed, Zanbatha, Valley of the Moon, México. Mindahi Crescencio Bastida Muñoz
Otomi-Toltec
Member of the Alliance of Guardians of Mother Earth
With the support of: Center for Earth Ethics and
The Fountain
Grandmother, Teach Me Patience | Loretta Afraid of Bear Cook & Jyoti Ma

Grandmother, Teach Me Patience | Loretta Afraid of Bear Cook & Jyoti Ma

Podcast host by Eamon Armstrong Life is a Festival

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In times of chaos and trouble, look to the grandmothers for wisdom, compassion, and above all, patience.

On June 4th, a few days after protests against police brutality roiled across the country, I sat with Loretta Afraid of Bear Cook of the Oglala Sioux Nation and her sister Jyoti Ma, convener of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. We came together in a virtual circle of the sacred fire to better understand how to respond to these times of anger and confusion as we seek justice.

On the podcast, Loretta and Jyoti speak of patience and the right relationship with the Earth and all her creatures and peoples. We discuss our current cultural moment and what is being asked of us. Loretta shares deep wisdom about Oglala Sioux traditions, including the famous Sundance, a four-day ceremony of purification, and self-sacrifice. I ask how the children of colonizers can make amends, and also how to cultivate patience in the process of seeking justice without falling into passivity.

Loretta Afraid of Bear Cook is the faith keeper and holder of the Afraid of Bear/American Horse Sundance Pipe and has led Sundance with her husband Tom for the past 20 years. She is a cultural specialist on the board of The Paha Sapa Unity Alliance and The Black Hills Initiative, whose mission is to return the sacred Black Hills to the Great Sioux Nation.

Jyoti is the Grandmother Vision Keeper of the Center for Sacred Studies, through which she co-founded Kayumari, a spiritual community in both America and Europe. She helped to convene the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers and is the founder of The Fountain, whose mission is to restore an economic model that is based on reciprocity and collaboration.

Jyoti and Loretta both serve as delegates on the Mother Earth Delegation of United Indigenous Nations.

As you listen to this podcast, I invite you to make time for the wisdom of these grandmothers and utilize your own patience and humility for the complexity of their storytelling.

 

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Timestamps

  • :11 – Open with a prayer

  • :19 – Jyoti Ma speaks of racial healing, from the white nation and black nation to the great-granddaughter of Custer begging for forgiveness from the Cheyenne

  • :35 – Loretta Afraid of Bear Cool speaks of patience and how her Oglala people carry a bundle in mourning until her throat stops hurting.

  • :46 – Loretta speaks of community: Community is the first tool of survival, Loretta speaks of all the important Oglala ceremonies from Tossing the Ball to the Sundance

  • :56 – The reason for the Sundance and the colors of the medicine wheel

  • 1:04 – How can the children of colonizers make it right or at least walk with grace if we cannot make it right?

  • 1:19 – Jyoti speaks of bringing Elders to festivals like Lightning in a Bottle

  • 1:26 –  How do we cultivate patience without passivity?

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