Main Sanctuary, First Unitarian Church,
1211 SW Main Street, Portland, Oregon 97205
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Grandmother Agnes Pilgrim
Friday, February 12, 2010
"We are All Connected Through the Water"
Honored as a "Living Treasure" by her tribe, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz, and as a "Living Cultural Legend" by the Oregon Council of the Arts, Grandma Aggie is an exceptionally clear and strong speaker whose no-nonsense eloquence has touched people of many different cultures in the US and around the world. She is the oldest living member of her tribe, the Takelma Indians who originate from Southern Oregon. Agnes is a world renowned spiritual leader and keeper of the Sacred Salmon Ceremony.
Grandma Aggie is a member of the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers that represent a global alliance of prayer, education and healing for our Mother Earth and all her inhabitants. She has become an ambassador for Mother Earth, a voice for the voiceless, and seeks to prevent spiritual blindness by helping us to remember the ways of living that we all share as people of the Earth. Grandma Aggie will share her stories about the Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers and inspire us all to continue our efforts toward healing, activism, and community.
The mission of the Natural Way-Indigenous Voices, an Earth & Spirit Council program, is to honor all traditions that value the earth. The Natural Way provides a forum for those who strive to preserve and enhance earth-based, sustainable living to share their traditions, knowledge and beliefs about the earth. More information is available at www.earthandspirit.org
Cost: $10-$15; advance tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/94363
"Oregon Food Bank donations requested, 2 cans of non-perishable canned food"
Co-sponsored by First Unitarian Church and Wisdom
And supported by Center for Sacred Studies
Earth & Spirit Council ~ www.earthandspirit.org