Sacred Fire Foundation supports the continuance of indigenous wisdom and strives to raise awareness about the values of the indigenous worldview as a way to effect social change and transform the world in which we live.
Indigenous peoples hold the moral reserve of the world.
—Onondaga Chief Oren Lyons
Protecting the Sacred
Through a strong participatory partnership model, our Grant Program works with Indigenous communities worldwide to ensure that their ancestral wisdom can continue to flourish for generations to come.
Honoring Indigenous Elders
Indigenous elders are keepers of the wisdom that our ancestors cultivated through the ages. We honor and support them through our Wisdom Fellowship Award.
Through our Events and Media Program we provide opportunities for people to experience indigenous wisdom and learn how to apply these values in their daily life.
Connect with Ancestral Wisdom
Our premier event, Ancient Wisdom Rising, is being planned for the Summer of 2018. Voices of Wisdom gatherings provide opportunities to listen and learn from indigenous elders in an intimate ritual setting.
Recent Blog Posts
A good part of the grant received from Sacred Fire Foundation allowed the Nii Juinti school to buy all the necessary instruments and pay the workforce for cleaning, preparing and planting a wide variety of medicine plants typically utilized in the Shipibo culture by shamans.
The Yumari Project, which is coordinated by Tarahumara shaman and artist, Makawi, has evolved into a more comprehensive program for cultural awakening in the community of Mogotavo. The Tarahumara word for cultural education is busuréliame, which signifies to awake the conscience of the pueblo to universal knowledge.
I attended the Voices of Wisdom event, held in near Toronto, Ontario, Canada on September 24 and 25, 2016. The event featured the elders Kahontakwas Diane Longboat, Mohawk elder, and Wanbdi Wakita, a Dakota elder. Both of these elders are spiritual leaders in their ancestral communities, and leaders in their professions in the greater community.