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This year, 2015, marks the 125th year anniversary of the Wounded Knee Massacre that took place on December 29th, 1890. We, humankind, continue to be wounded, heart-speared by massacre almost daily! We suffer; we continue to create and perpetuate broken hearts and anguish. It is time! Let us end this activity.
Indigenous and non-Indigenous alike are gathering to hold sacred ceremonies on December 29th at sites of massacre and human transgression around the globe. We will honor those who have passed on; we will honor ourselves; and we will honor our future generations.
We invite you to join with like-minded allies from every corner of the planet for a profound global healing meditation on Tuesday, December 29 to coincide with sacred ceremonies at Wounded Knee and around the world. Our intention is that our collective spiritual presence will provide energetic support to heal ancient wounds and bring an end to genocide and massacres. Hand in hand, heart to heart, let us step forward together into this new millennium to engender peace! We envision a world in vibrant health, joyous abundance in balance with our earth with governance arising from wisdom, truth and justice, love and peace.
Our host for this call is Rev. Dr. Devaa Haley Mitchell, co-founder of the Shift Network. We’ll hear prayers and messages from Jean Fleury, co-founder of Healing Our Hearts at Wounded Knee; Francis “Chubbs” Thunder Hawk, one of the most well known, revered, and respected elders on the Pine Ridge Reservation; Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr., co-founder of the Four Worlds International Institute; and Grandmother Flordemayo, one of the founding members of the International Council of 13 Grandmothers. Our meditation guide is Leslie Meehan, Co-Founder of the Gaiafield Project. There will also be an opportunity on the call for participants to share prayers and blessings.
Let us heal our hearts at Wounded Knee.
May Peace Prevail on Earth
About the Presenters:
Jean Fleury is an enrolled member of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe in South Dakota and is their first Tribal Peace Ambassador. She co-founded her tribe’s first Kunsi/Unci Grandmothers Society and serves as their first Chairwoman. She participated in the 100th Year Memorial of the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1990, as a Walker on the Big Foot Memorial Ride. She has ancestors who were killed at Wounded Knee. She is the mother of 5 grow children and 7 grandchildren with another grandchild due to be born this fall.
A practitioner of meditation for 40+ years, Jean is a certified meditation teacher and spiritual counselor. She holds a BS in Nursing and MA in Counseling Psychology. She is co-founder of Healing Hearts at Wounded Knee and the Wounded Knee Global Ceremonies to heal the multi-generational and multi-lineal effects of massacre, holocaust, and war upon humanity, other species and our beloved planetary home. She is working on her Doctorate in Ministry at Ubiquity University under their Wisdom Studies Graduate Program.
Francis “Chubbs” Thunder Hawk is is one of most well known, revered, and respected elders on the Pine Ridge Reservation. He is continually on call to help others and is always traveling all over the reservation to serve his community in a sacred way. He has been overseeing the plans for this year’s Ride and Memorial Ceremony.
Chubbs has been singing and leading prayers and ceremony for the Big Foot Band Memorial Ride since 1988. Over the years he has written and sang many songs for the Riders, the Ancestors, and for healing.
He is one of our Honored Elders.
Leslie Meehan is an interspiritual minister, leadership consultant and co-creator of collaborative networks committed to community healing and transformation. She has over 25 years experience in strategic planning, intuitive process, systems architecture, and management in business and nonprofits. As a subtle activist, Leslie’s practice spans the spiritual, consciousness, and indigenous spectrum. As an ecosocial activist, Leslie founded the Thriving Resilient Communities Collaboratory whose network leaders fund and build sustainable local community systems in hundreds of North American communities. Leslie is grateful to be working with these wonderful people and other projects like Earth Treasure Vase Global Healing Project and Compassion Games.
Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr. is a member of the Hinhan Wicasa Oyate, Yankton Sioux Tribe and Chickasaw Nation. For more than 45 years Phil has been working with Indigenous peoples from across the Americas, Southeast Asia, India, Hawaii and Africa. In 1970-1971, Phil worked with Indigenous peoples in Bolivia. It was here where he began his lifelong dedication, with other indigenous peoples, toward actualizing the Reunion of the Condor and the Eagle. Phil served 16 years as an associate professor in Indigenous Education at the University of Lethbridge, where, in 1982, he co-founded — with elders from across North America — the Four Worlds International Institute (FWII). With the guidance of the Four Worlds Elders Council and Phil’s leadership and applied experience, FWII has become an internationally recognized leader in human, community and organizational development because of the institute’s unique focus on the importance of culture and spirituality in all dimensions of development.
Grandmother Flordemayo is a Curandera Espiritu, or healer of divine spirit. She is one of the founding members of the International Council of 13 Grandmothers. Born the youngest of 15 children in the highlands of Central America, Flordemayo was found at an early age — like others in her family — to have the gift of Sight. By age four, she was being trained in the art of curanderismo, which had been handed down from mother to daughter for many generations.
Flordemayo lives in New Mexico and is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences and events, universities and colleges. Since 1999, she has been part of the Wisdom of the Grandmothers’ Foundation. She travels our beautiful Mother Earth to share her teachings and healing gifts, inspiring and fostering more spiritual understanding among people, so that all people may unite as one. She was formally recognized as the keeper of her family’s sacred staff which has been passed down for 12 generations.
Rev. Dr. Devaa is a spiritual alchemist and a transformational leader who supports people to reconnect with their spiritual depths, unleash their leadership gifts, and step into their full potential. Devaa is co-founder of the Shift Network and Founder of the Inspiring Women Summit, which has served over 80K women from more than 160 countries. Through her healing and coaching sessions with individual clients as well as her classes and retreats, Devaa offers deeply experiential and transformative work, guiding hundreds of people to connect more deeply with spirit and to manifest fulfilling and abundant lives.