Everything we do is based on right relationships, reciprocity, and partnership, operating in respect and collaboration with the original principles shared by elders and through
The past seven years
We have partnerships with many other groups called to work in these ways, among them the Center for Sacred Studies, International Council for Environmental and Economic Development, SourceCode4Life Consortium, ICV, LeCiel, and a wide variety of NGOs.
Council members form an extensive network of supporters, collaborators
A dedicated team of nine helps support the different areas of
Elders and Partners
Jyoti (Jeneane Prevatt, PhD)
Jyoti (Jeneane Prevatt,
Jyoti is the founder of The Fountain. An internationally renowned spiritual teacher, her background spans education in cross-cultural spiritual practices, program development and transpersonal psychology training at the Jung Institute in Switzerland. She has devoted her life to bringing unity to the planet by facilitating the development of alliances as well as collaborative relationships with organizations that are focused on spiritual, economic, social and environmental solutions.
We are beginning to redefine economics based on our understanding of “what is life-sustaining?” In ancient times, the Fountain, or well, was at the center of village life. As the new sacred economic model unfolds, Jyoti is keen to support the return to a localized, cultural system based on reciprocity and collaboration. At a certain point, the new model will manifest a positive alternative for service organizations and businesses bringing the ethical considerations of accountability and visibility while honoring the Earth.
Following 90 days of spiritual trance, Mamo Lorenzo was named ‘Summumpawiun’, meaning ‘Messenger of the gods on Earth’. He has a deep understanding
On the 20th January 1992, Lorenzo received a mission from his
Loretta Afraid of Bear Cook
Loretta Afraid of
Loretta, a Lakota Elder, is committed to ensuring the world is a better place for her grandchildren. She is a keeper of her culture and the female Sundance Leader for the Afraid of Bear/American Horse Sundance. Fluent in Lakota, Loretta serves as
Loretta carries an enormous mission: gathering and presenting to the Obama White House a consensus for the return of the stewardship of the Black Hills to the peoples of The Great Sioux Nation. Loretta holds that consensus: “The Black Hills are not for sale. We want all the unseated lands in the Black Hills returned to the nine tribes of The Great Sioux Nation.” She also sits on a number of international boards including the Running Strong Foundation, The Sacred Healing Circle and the Black Hills Unity Alliance.
Ken Kitatani currently serves as the Executive Director of the Forum 21 Institute. He is an ordained minister of Sukyo Mahikari Centers for Spiritual Development and is the Chief Administration Officer of their UN NGO (with special consultative status with UN ECOSOC). He also Co-chairs the Advisory Board of the Center for Earth Ethics of Union Theological Seminary and is on the Executive Board of the United Nations Committee for Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns and the Committee for Religious NGOs. Ken graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in East Asian Studies.
Mamo Evangelista is part of the Wiwa tribe. He lives in the mountains of the La Sierra Nevada in Colombia, where the Kogi, Wiwa, Arhuaco
Mindahi Crescencio Bastida Muñoz
Mindahi Crescencio Bastida Muñoz is the Sacred Sites Ceremonialist for the Center for Sacred Studies and the Director of the Original Nations Program of the Fountain and until July 2020 has been the Director of the Original Caretakers Program, Center for Earth Ethics, Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York (2017- ) and General Coordinator of the Otomi-Toltec Regional Council in Mexico, a caretaker of the philosophy and traditions of the Otomi-Toltec peoples, and has been an Otomi-Toltec Ritual Ceremony Officer since 1988. Born in Tultepec, Lerma, Mexico, he holds a Doctorate of Rural Development from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana – Mexico. He has written on the relationship between the State and Indigenous Peoples, intercultural education, collective intellectual property rights and associated traditional knowledge, among other topics.
Mindahi holds a doctorate in Rural Development from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM, 2010), University Medal of Merit; M.A. Political Science, Carleton University, Canada, 1996, Pass with Distinction; Bachelor: Tourism, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Mexico (UAEMEX, 1991).
Mamo Alejandro is part of the Kogi tribe. He lives in the mountains of the La Sierra Nevada in Colombia, where the Kogi, Wiwa, Arhuaco
Chief Kate Onwe
Nikki Kilmer Barber
Elders of the Four Nations of La Sierra Nevada, Columbia
Susan Davis and Walter Moora
Roberto Arcila Restrepo
Princess Irene of The Hague
Mary Beth Yarrow
Interim Director for the Fountain
Christiane pursuit her passion for ancestral healing leading her to the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers in 2009. She graduated as a Minister of Walking Prayer from the Center for Sacred Studies and joined the Fountain Alliance in 2012, where she worked as a Brand and Communications Advisor, assisting the Grandmother’s Chair and Elders council, supporting the Operational team and eventually representing Social Entrepreneurial initiatives within the Fountain Council network.Christiane focused on Transpersonal Psychology Studies in 2017 and joined in the Fountain as interim Director in January 2020.
As part of her time serving the Fountain, Christiane worked on the Unity Concert in the Black Hills of South Dakota, ignited the Ancestors Rise Film Project with a focus on sharing ancestral wisdom. Helped organize the Long March to Rome Campaign, appealing to the Pope to rescind the Papal Bulls and Doctrine of Discovery laying the foundation for the European Monarchs to colonize Indigenous Lands.
Her focus is now on supporting the Mother Earth Delegation of the United Indigenous Nations movement and the birthing of the Fountain’s Sacred Landtrust and Sacred Commerce Initiatives, passionately weaving and structuring aligned partnerships and alliances focused on seeding Rights of Mother Earth and the Original Principles within a more consciously emerging financial and economic paradigm.
Christiane is the founder of the Spiritpreneur Alliance to inspire a more heart-centered style of Enterprise and the Changemakers Business Academy- a consultancy based platform advising conscious entrepreneurs in the design of purpose aligned business ventures.
Trish Noble is the Administrator and Finance Director for The Fountain, applying more than 25 years of non-profit experience. Trish is a bridge between our modern western culture and ancient spiritual traditions shared with her from Elders all around the world. The Fountain’s vision and mission are in complete alignment with her purpose to serve, restoring sacred economics based on reciprocity and the original principals of the natural order. Previous to her work with the Fountain, Trish held the position of Administrator and Operations Director, as well as Co-Facilitator of Educational Programs for The Center for Sacred Studies and continues to serve on the Board of Directors.
A strategic advisor, systems transformation thinker, and out-of-the-box change agent with an extensive network of relations serving whole-system enterprises, initiatives, projects, and entrepreneurs dedicated to visions, missions, and values advancing a new source code for creative human enterprise in harmonic resonance with nature’s wisdom, the universe of life, and the internationally agreed upon UN SDGs.