Two Row organizers to attend Ancient Voices Forum
Onondaga Faithkeeper Oren Lyons and Two Row Campaign Coordinator Andy Mager will attend the Ancient Voices – Contemporary Contexts Forum, Caring for Earth for Our Common Future, at Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico from November 8-11.
Organized by the The American Indian Institute & Traditional Circle of Indian Elders and Youth and hosted by Tewa Pueblo Elders, the invitation-only gathering will bring together ten traditional leaders from the Four Directions and about 50 delegates from the larger society. The indigenous leaders will share traditional teachings and prophecies that speak of the times we are now in when we are called on to unite with indigenous peoples to re-establish the balance and order of life on the planet.
“I am honored to participate in this gathering to learn from traditional indigenous leaders from far and wide,” remarked Andy Mager. “I look forward to the teachings which can help us move forward with next steps for the Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign and to share our work with others at the gathering.”
Forum organizers describe the purpose of the gathering as follows. “This is a period of vast change in the world as ancient ice melts, ocean levels rise, and weather patterns become ever more erratic. These are not unexpected changes. Much of what is happening today was predicted in the teachings and prophecies of the indigenous peoples of North and South America. Now those prophecies can tell us a great deal about what still lies ahead. We will hear the teachings and prophecies as told by Native American Elders from the four directions. Then we will explore the alternative endings to the stories and thereby learn what we can do to help bend the path into the future.