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Ancient Voices - Contemporary Contexts

American Indian Institute, Bozeman, Montana


No. 026, Jan. 2013


Places Still Available at Ghost Ranch Ancient Voices Forum

The theme of the Ancient Voices Forum at Ghost Ranch is "Caring for Earth for our Common Future." We are living in a period of vast change as ancient ice melts, ocean levels rise, and weather patterns shift. These are not unexpected changes; much of what is happening today was predicted in the teachings and prophecies of the indigenous peoples of North and South America. Now those prophecies can tell us a great deal about what still lies ahead.

Wisdom keepers at this Forum will include: from the east, Oren Lyons (Onondaga Faithkeeper) and Judy

Swamp (Mohawk Clan Mother); from the north, Leonard Little Finger (Miniconjou Lakota Elder); from the west, Emery and Mildred Holmes (Hopi); and representing the cosmo-visions of our brothers and sister from the south, Tupac Acosta Enrique (Nahuatl-Xicano). Our hosts for the gathering will be Vickie Downey (Tewa) from Taytsugeh Pueblo, and José Lucero (Tewa) from Santa Clara Pueblo.

The dates for this Forum were chosen specifically to align with the Feast Day dances at Taytsugeh and Walatowa (Jemez) Pueblos on November 12th, and Forum participants are urged to attend one of these ceremonies. The registration fee for the Forum is $675 per person, which includes meals and the costs associated with the cultural activities. This Forum will be limited to 50 participants, so please pre-register to reserve a spot.

To pre-register for the Ancient Voices Forum at Ghost Ranch, Click Here.

"Idle No More" Movement Pomotes Holiday Season
Flash Mob Round Dance in Calgary TD Square

Calgary Flash Mob Round Dance

Idle No More marchers

Idle No More, an ongoing protest movement originating in Canada is gaining momentum. Led by Aboriginal peoples in Canada including the First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, the Idle No More movement was inspired in part by the hunger strike of Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence and has gained world-wide attention via social media. For more information visit the Idle No More website http://idlenomore.ca/ and the Wikipedia entry at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idle_No_More.

Dakota 38

A screening of the feature length documentary "Dakota 38" will be held at The Heard Museum in Pheonix, AZ on February 20 at 6:30 pm. To view a trailer for the film Click Here. To reserve a seat Click Here.


Outrage as "Public" Locked Out of "Public Hearings" on Tar Sands Pipeline
"Thousands of activists marched on downtown Vancouver Monday to protest the nature of public hearings on the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, claiming that "the public" opponents of the pipeline are being locked out while industry backers are given special access." Read More"

Vancouver Protest

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