The International Council Of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers Film Debut

by NationTalk on September 21, 20092325 Views

The film screening debut “FOR THE NEXT 7 GENERATIONS: 13 INDIGENOUS GRANDMOTHERS WEAVING A WORLD THAT WORKS” is being presented in Ottawa in conjunction with the 2009 Peace Festival and National Aboriginal Women’s Awareness Week. The film reveals the importance of Indigenous knowledge in our world today as shared by 13 Indigenous Grandmothers originating from all four corners of the world. It reveals timeless wisdom to help us make a difference in our every day lives, in service of peace, of our earth mother and of healing. “FOR THE NEXT 7 GENERATIONS” documents the momentous journey of thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers as they travel around the globe to promote world peace and share their indigenous ways of healing. These wise elders, shamans and medicine women first came together in 2004. Moved by their concern for our planet, they decided to form an alliance: The International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers. Since 2004, they have travelled to the Amazon rainforest, the mountains of Mexico, to Africa, to the Vatican, to North America and to India for a private meeting with the Dalai Lama. Facing a world in crisis, they share with us their visions of healing and a call for change now, before it’s too late. Through their teachings, they are lighting a way to a peaceful, sustainable planet. Seeing this documentary will inspire you to keep their vision and message alive.

“FOR THE NEXT 7 GENERATIONS” is directed and produced by Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Carole Hart, narrated by actress and activist Ashley Judd and includes a moving original score by Emmy Award-winning composer Peter Buffett.” The film is produced by The Laughing Willow Company Inc., and is the property of the Center for Sacred Studies and the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmother. For more information and to purchase DVDs, visit the website

DATE OF SCREENING EVENT: Monday, October 5, 2009 — 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. please arrive by 6:15 p.m.

LOCATION: St. Paul’s University, Amphitheatre, 223 Main Street, Ottawa, ON (Free Parking near amphitheatre entrance on the north side of Guiges Pavillion).

ADMISSION: $20/person $15/student CASH ONLY. Tickets available in advance at Singing Pebbles across from St. Paul University. Tickets will also be made available at the door. Books and DVDs will be sold at the event for cash only.

As a way of exchange, proceeds will be shared between The 13 Indigenous Grandmothers Council and a local grass-root project, Wharncliffe Farm, led and developed by Ojibwe Grandmothers whose mandate is to educate on Indigenous Women’s Teachings, Healing and Medicine. This event will be presented in a ceremonial way opened by local Ojibwe Grandmother, Isabelle Meawasige, one of the founders of Wharncliffe Farm, who will be in attendance. There will be space for dialogue following the documentary.

Please forward freely and post in your community and/or at your Peace Festival event. Everyone is welcome! An event poster is attached for your use.

To host/sponsor a screening at your community event or for more information, contact Cindy Gaudet, Global HeartBeat, Bridging Feminine Wisdom Today. 1-613.601.1647

Poster For the Next 7 Generations

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