ABOUT: Founded in 2007, Sacred Fire Foundation supports initiatives seeking to ensure the continuance of Indigenous wisdom traditions worldwide. Through programs such as Protecting the Sacred, in-person events like Voices of Wisdom, digital media, and our annual Wisdom Treasure Award, which honors the life of an Indigenous Elder, the Foundation serves as a bridge between Indigenous and non-indigenous people.

MISSION: To ensure the continuance of Indigenous wisdom traditions and to expand awareness of how and why these worldviews and their embodied values are crucial to modern society.

VISION: We honor the wisdom of Indigenous worldview and believe all life can flourish when humanity embraces our responsibility to care for the living world for the benefit of unborn generations.



Fundada en 2007, Sacred Fire es una fundación que apoya las iniciativas que buscan asegurar la continuidad de las tradiciones de la sabiduría indígena en todo el mundo. A través de programas como Protecting the Sacred, eventos en persona como Voices of Wisdom, medios digitales y nuestro premio anual Wisdom Treasure Award, que honra la vida de un sabio indígena, la Fundación sirve como un puente de acercamiento entre los pueblos indígenas y no indígenas.


Asegurar la continuidad de las tradiciones de sabiduría indígena y expandir la conciencia de cómo y por qué estas cosmovisiones y sus valores incorporados son cruciales para la sociedad moderna.


Honramos la sabiduría de la cosmovisión indígena y creemos que toda la vida puede florecer cuando la humanidad acepta nuestra responsabilidad de cuidar al mundo viviente en beneficio de las generaciones no nacidas.

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 Treasure Award.

Raising Awareness

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

Upcoming Events

Voices of Wisdom gatherings provide opportunities to listen and learn from Indigenous Elders in an intimate ritual setting.

Recent Blog Posts

Recommended Reads: The Time of the Black Jaguar by Arkan Lushwala

Recommended Reads: The Time of the Black Jaguar by Arkan Lushwala

Welcome to Recommended Reads, Sacred Fire Foundation’s monthly book recommendation series.  By Kim Langbecker, Executive Director  Once a month, we’ll feature a book that has made a profound impact on our work.  Today, I am delighted to share an excerpt from The Time...

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