Spring Colloquium

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Ancestral Teachings for Times of Unprecedented Change

The Willi Unsoeld Seminar Series, The Diversity Series and the Longhouse Public Service Program present:

A week-long colloquium featuring four members of

The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers

The concept of the council of elders is an ancient form of governance ruled by a circle rather than a hierarchy of command. Many councils of elders are emerging in Europe, Australia and the Middle East.

The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers
Photo by Marisol Villanueva

May 2 – 9, 2009

Rita Pitka Blumenstein, Rita Long Visitor Holy Dance, Agnes Baker Pilgrim, and Mona Polacca will visit and teach at Evergreen and in the wider South Sound communities.

The elders are here as representatives of a council formed out of concern for the destruction of Mother Earth, indigenous ways of life, and the wellbeing of humanity.

They will share their knowledge and experience of indigenous science, spiritual healing and ceremony, peace and prayer to light the way through an uncertain future.

Made possible through the combined resources of:

Longhouse Logo               Willi Unsoeld Seminar          Diversity Fund

In collaboration with First Peoples’ Advising Services and participating academic programs across the college.