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Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers: Walking the Talk

May 08, 2012
The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, including women from the Arctic Circle; North, South, and Central America; Africa; and Asia, represents a global alliance of prayer, education, and healing. They are women of prayer and women of action who regularly travel the globe to bear witness to the wounds of people and of the earth.

The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers includes:
Aama Bombo (Tamang from Nepal)
Margaret Behan (Arapaho/Cheyenne from Montana)
Rita Pitka Blumenstein (Yup’ik from the Alaskan Tundra)
Julieta Casimiro (Mazatec from Huautla de Jimenez, Mexico)
Maria Alice Campos Freire (from the Amazonian Rainforest in Brazil)
Flordemayo (Mayan from the Highlands of Central America and New Mexico)
Tsering Dolma Gyaltong(Tibetan)
Beatrice Long (Oglala Lakota from the Black Hills of South Dakota)
Rita Long (Oglala Lakota from the Black Hills of South Dakota)
Agnes Baker Pilgrim (Takelma Siletz from Grants Pass in Oregon)
Mona Polacca (Hopi/Havasupai/Tewa from Arizona)
Bernadette Rebienot (Omyene from Gabon in Africa)
Clara Shinobu Iura(from the Amazonian Rainforest in Brazil)
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