A story of beauty, wisdom and survival

Clearwater, a documentary feature film, offers an experience of the tribal peoples, stories, history, and extraordinary beauty of the Salish Sea. For nearly 15,000 years the Indigenous Peoples of the Pacific Northwest have called these waters home, and have time and again had to adapt to environmental, social and political changes in order to survive. The world is changing, the Salish Sea is threatened. How are we to learn from our past and navigate the future?

Help raise awareness on indigenous values for social transformation

Awareness Building

Bringing awareness of indigenous values to our world

Awareness Building

Bringing awareness of indigenous values to our world

A story of beauty, wisdom and survival

Clearwater, a documentary feature film, offers an experience of the tribal peoples, stories, history, and extraordinary beauty of the Salish Sea. For nearly 15,000 years the Indigenous Peoples of the Pacific Northwest have called these waters home, and have time and again had to adapt to environmental, social and political changes in order to survive. The world is changing, the Salish Sea is threatened. How are we to learn from our past and navigate the future?

Help raise awareness on indigenous values for social transformation

Traditional knowledge might seem far removed from your life, yet it is a treasure trove for all of humanity that allows you to access the wisdom accumulated through the ages.

Through our events and media program we offer you doorways to experience ancestral wisdom and support projects that are documenting indigenous wisdom and worldviews.

Articles

Experiencing Elder Wisdom in Toronto

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.

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Concentric Circles Sharing Fire at the Centre

Voices of Wisdom, in Asheville NC, completed one circle and initiated another. Before I knew anything about the Sacred Fire Community or Foundation, I knew Wanbdi Wakita. The circle began about 15 years ago, in the heat of Wanbdi’s Purification Ceremony, where I prayed to my Ancestors to help guide me on my journey.

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Wanbdi Wakita, the calling of a Holy Man

Wanbdi Wakita, whose name translates into English as Looking Eagle, was born at home with the help of a midwife on a breezy day in October in the community of Sioux Valley Dakota Nation. It was 1940. Overseas the world was at war, but a different kind of struggle was taking place at home.

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Voices of Wisdom

Three gatherings took place in the first two weeks of June. The first was in Brookfield, MA with Kahontakwas Diane Longboat (Mohawk) and David Tall Pine White (Nipmuc). The following weekend we book-ended the continent with Marcy Vaughn (Tibetan Bön) and Paula Nelson (Eastern Band Cherokee) in Greensboro, NC and Chief Ernie Salas (Kizh/Gabrieleño) and Chief Caleen Sisk (Winnemum Wintu) in Santa Monica, CA.

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6 Reasons to Join Ancient Wisdom Rising

It can be said that human beings are a continuum. We are pieces, stories, visions and reflections of those who walked this Earth long before us.

The Ancient Wisdom Rising gathering is an effort to preserve the living continuity of ancient wisdom through dialogue, connection and discovery.

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