Sacred seeds for food sovereignty

In India, Grandmother Universities were created to pass along the ancient traditions around seeds, planting and ceremonies. The Sacred Seed Project created by Vandana Shiva’s organization, Navdanya, strengthens the consciousness that seed is sacred: it is the source of life and identity for indigenous cultures.

Through elder teachings, film, printed materials and festivals, indigenous wisdom is being brought forth to help assure food sovereignty and add a powerful voice against GMOs that threaten their traditional food supply.

Support traditional foods and healing

Food and Healing

Supporting food sovereignty and traditional medicine

Food and Healing

Supporting food sovereignty and traditional medicine

Sacred seeds for food sovereignty

In India, Grandmother Universities were created to pass along the ancient traditions around seeds, planting and ceremonies. The Sacred Seed Project created by Vandana Shiva’s organization, Navdanya, strengthens the consciousness that seed is sacred: it is the source of life and identity for indigenous cultures.

Through elder teachings, film, printed materials and festivals, indigenous wisdom is being brought forth to help assure food sovereignty and add a powerful voice against GMOs that threaten their traditional food supply.

Support traditional foods and healing

What we eat offers both sustenance, and an awareness of how the earth continually supports us individually and collectively. When food is sacred, it is medicine for our bodies, minds and spirits. We support communities in keeping alive their traditional sources of nutrition and healing.

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A day at Nii Juinti

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.

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Reviving A River, Reviving A Lost Culture

“The elders used to call Myntdu River their mother,” shares H. H. Mohrmen, a Jaintia Unitarian minister and an environmentalist from Meghalaya. Mohrmen is in a jeep with journalists, who are traveling to cover a unique riverine festival that is hosted by elders from communities downstream of Myntdu. The drive on winding roads in the West Jaintia Hills passes by tall areca nut trees wrapped in pepper vines. Below, a rust-hued riverbank glistens in the sun.

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Words from the Mamos. Insights from the Black Line Journey 2015

The Indigenous peoples of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Martha in Colombia have a mission of utmost importance: to bring healing and balance to the earth for the benefit of all of humanity through their spiritual work of offerings and ceremony. They consider their land to be the heart of the world, contained by an invisible “Black Line.”

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Reclaiming the Sacredness of Water

“I come from a long line of teachers of rivers, who did not live in big cities and traffic,” shared Chief Caleen Sisk, spiritual and tribal leader of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe at Resilience of Sacred Places: Defining Security, dialogues hosted by the Sacred Land Film Project and the David Brower Center in July 2015. These dialogues shared the vision and perspectives of Native American women, defenders of sacred sites and indigenous cultures, on “homelands” and “security.”

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