The Ancient Voices - Contemporary Context Forum at Ghost Ranch, NM took place over the three days of November 9, 10 and 11 with a fourth day spent at Tesuque and Jemez Pueblo Feast Days. Approximately 55 Forum participants were there from US, Switzerland, Sweden and Russia. José Lucero of the White Corn and Winter Clan Family at Santa Clara Pueblo; Vickie Downey, Tewa/Tesuque Pueblo; and Danny Blackgoat, Diné (Navajo) co-hosted the Forum. They were joined by indigenous leaders Oren Lyons, Joagquisho, Faithkeeper, Turtle Clan of the Onondaga Nation; Leonard Little Finger, Miniconjou Lakota; Angaangaq Lyberth, Eskimo-Kalaallit; Mindahi Crescencio Bastida Muñoz, Otomi; and Geraldine Patrick. The Theme of the Forum was "Caring for Earth for Our Common Future."
Each day began with a sunrise ceremony at which participants, speakers and discussion leaders gathered around a sacred fire for traditional ceremonies of thanksgiving and prayer.
The primary message emanating from the plenary sessions and breakout discussions was the imperative, "value change for survival." Cultures of the world must realize fundamental changes in values if humankind is to survive.