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Keynote speakers to include International Council of the Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers: Women's conference, October 2010
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13 September 2010
The international women's conference, to be held 1-3 October 2010 in Fairfield, Iowa, USA, will feature keynote speakers from the International Council of the Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. The Council is renowned as 'the revered indigenous mothers of the world who hold the knowledge of Natural Law for their ancestral homelands and their people'.
Also speaking at the conference, entitled Restoring Balance: The Indigenous Grandmothers' Call to the Women of the World, will be other eminent women leaders of indigenous peoples in North America and around the world.
The conference is presented by the Global Mother Divine Organization* in the United States. The organization is the women's wing of the worldwide Transcendental Meditation Programme.
Please see Part I of this article.
Keynote Speakers—The International Council of the Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers:
Buddhi Maya Lama, who is also known as Aama Bombo (Mother Shaman), followed in the footsteps of her father, becoming shaman in the Nepalese Tamang tradition. Today, Aama has achieved great renown in Nepal, as well as India and Tibet. She treats 100 patients every day, treating the poorest of the poor as well as the Royal Family of Nepal with equal dedication and respect.
The oldest living member of her tribe, the Takelma Indians, originally from Southern Oregon. Agnes is a world renowned spiritual leader, member of the Historic Society and Keeper of the Sacred Salmon Ceremony.
Born in Libreville, Gabon, widow and mother of ten, grandmother of twenty-three. Before retiring, Bernadette worked as an educator and school administrator. Bernadette has participated in numerous national and international conferences on Traditional Medicine. She has been President of the Association of Traditional Medicine Practitioners for Gabonese Health (UTSG) since 1994.
Born in the highlands of Central America, Flordemayo was found at an early age to have the gift of Sight. By age four she was being trained in the art of curanderismo, which had been handed down from mother to daughter for many generations. Flordemayo's mother was a midwife and healer and taught her daughters in the use of herbs, women's medicine, and how women are to honour and care for the Earth. Since 1999 she has been part of the Wisdom of the Grandmother's Foundation. She is the recipient of the Martin de La Cruz Award for Alternative Healing, a prestigious honour given by the International Congress of Traditional Medicine. Flordemayo is also a founding director of the Institute for Natural and Traditional Knowledge. This organization has many active projects, including the establishment of an organic seed bank and educational outreach in support of traditional agriculture.
Julieta Casimiro Mazatec
Elder, from Huautla de Jimenez, Julieta carries the tradition of healing and ceremonies with the use of sacred plants, the pre-hispanic Teonanactl, 'Ninos Santos' way.
Arapahoe-Cheyenne, Margaret is a Cheyenne traditional dancer and has served as a dance leader in Oklahoma and in powwows across the US. Margaret is an accomplished and published sculptress, author, poet, and playwright. She has presented workshops and retreats for women, adult children of alcoholics, and co-dependents. Margaret is currently taking an active role a leader of her tribe as a teacher of Cheyenne Culture and the President of the Cheyenne Elders Council.
Global Good News will feature more conference keynote speakers from the International Council of the Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers tomorrow.
For conference registration and schedule, please visit the conference website: www.gmdousa.org.
The conference is co-sponsored by the Maharishi University of Management Women's Institute.
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