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7th International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, Gathering in Sedona

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7th International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, Gathering in Sedona

Time: December 3, 2009 to December 6, 2009
Location: Sedona MAGO Retreat, Sedona, Arizona
Website or Map: http://www.grandmotherscounci…
Event Type: gathering, workshop, healing
Organized By: 13 Indigenous Grandmothers Council
Latest Activity: Jan 15, 2010

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Event Description

We are truly blessed to be honoring Hopi / Havasupai / Tewa GRANDMOTHER MONA POLACCA for this 7th Council Gathering.

Grandmother Mona's clarity and love are calling in a strong and joyful prayer for the Council and all of us who join them.

Mona Polacca, a Hopi/Havasupai/Tewa elder, has a Master of Social Work degree and is employed with the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona as an advocate for Native American health issues. She serves on several United Nations committees on indigenous people's issues and is a featured author, speaker, and educator on indigenous people's human rights, aging, mental health, addiction and violence. She is also the President/CEO and faculty of the Turtle Island Project, a non-profit program that promotes a vision of wellness by providing trans-cultural training to individuals, families, and healthcare professionals.


As is customary, the Grandmothers convene around their round table each day. We are fortunate to have the spacious Mago Retreat Earth House for this Gathering. The Grandmothers will also offer prayers three times a day at the nearby Sacred Fire site.

We will be gathering at the
Sedona MAGO Retreat, set amidst 160 acres of pristine land and awe-inspiring red rocks of Sedona and surrounded by the vast Coconino National Forest. Sedona Mago Retreat is a lovely and remote property about 20 minutes outside of Sedona. The Retreat Center has a very large meeting space, and we can have our Sacred Fire on site.


Tuition for the event is $350, U.S. $150 non-refundable deposit is due at time of registration. $200 balance is due November 1.

Food and Lodging Reservations

Special rates for rooms and meals at Mago Retreat (and at nearby hotels) have been negotiated for the Grandmothers Council Gathering. Do NOT contact Mago Retreat Center for reservations: you register through CSS. See our information packet for details.


Phoenix is the most frequently used airport. To get to the Sedona Mago Retreat Center, you can rent a car at the Phoenix airport. Or, you can take the Sedona-Phoenix shuttle with over 6 departures from the Phoenix airport.

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