Voices of Wisdom 2019 Southeast
Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
October 5-6, 2019
For thousands of years humans have gathered together around the fire for light, warmth and connection. Voices of Wisdom, an offspring of Ancient Wisdom Rising, is a new regional event by the Sacred Fire Foundation that brings communities together with local indigenous elders and wisdom keepers. In this time of great transition, Sacred Fire Foundation offers Voices of Wisdom as an opportunity to sit in circle and listen to elders, to each other and to fire. Being in the presence of the elders’ embodied wisdom can teach us how to open our relationship with nature, reciprocity, and capacity to “listen” to the living world around us.
Visit the official web page for more information.
Adults: sliding scale: $35, $45, $55*.
(* Making an investment of $55 will ensure that the Sacred Fire Foundation can continue to support Elders and create opportunities for them to share their wisdom with communities such as ours.)
Youth 15-25: $25
Youth 14 and under: no fee
There is still time to register.
Once you register you will receive further details and directions by email.
This is a family friendly event—people of all ages and stages of life welcome.
Kahontakwas, Diane Longboat is from the Mohawk Nation, Turtle Clan, a traditional teacher from Six Nations Grand River Territory, Canada. As a ceremonial leader, educator, teacher of Indigenous spiritual ways and healer, Diane is a spiritual activist.
Diane is leader of Soul of the Mother, a dedicated team of spiritual leaders and healers who travel among First Nations and globally to carry the Sacred Fire for transformational healing of self, community and the Earth, seeking unity of the human family and building peace. For the past 22 years, Soul of the Mother has been situated on 9 acres of ceremonial lands on the Grand River. There are lodges of healing and purification, fasting and vision quest along with rites of passage. The intent of Soul of the Mother is to create safe, authentic, traditional ceremonies for those seeking a deep connection to the Creator for sacred guidance and personal transformation.
She is a professional educator, with a graduate degree in education and has taught and lectured at Universities in Canada and many national and international conferences and gatherings on the topics of spiritual renewal as the guiding force for nation building.
From 1976 to 1994, Diane was director of research programs and educational offices both provincially and nationally with First Nations organizations. Her leadership responsibilities at the Sacred Fire of the Thunder (located at Six Nations) include conducting many ceremonies that minister to the needs of her people.
She does this not only for Indigenous people, but also those who respectfully seek spiritual direction to guide them on their journey through life. Many dreams, visions and the cherished guidance of Elders have brought Diane to a place of deep spiritual commitment to the service of the Will and Words of the Creator for the rebirth of humanity and the renewal of Mother Earth.
Pahan Pte San Win is a spiritual caregiver to incarcerated youth at the Manitoba Youth Centre. With a degree in social work from the University of Calgary, Pahan has provided counseling support to residential school survivors, women who have experienced abuse and incarcerated men. Her storytelling pursuits include awards for best writing by an Indigenous Student, Grant MacEwan College; host and producer of the Good Medicine Radio Show for CKLB Radio in Yellowknife, NT; and a blog titled, I Married a Holy Man. Pahan’s vision to have a Sundance of Women that honours our stolen sisters was realized in 2017 and continues until 2020.