Storytelling Webinar

With The Mother Earth Delegation

All donations appreciated.

* Fundraiser for the Mother Earth Delegation*

All are Welcome!

Stories •  Prophecies • Instructions • Teachings

FEBRUARY 29th and APRIL 25th  @  5pm PST

Uncle Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq (Kalaallit Nunaat, Greenland)

Grandmother Loretta Afraid of Bear Cook, Oglala Sioux Nation (Turtle Island)

Luisah Teish, Iyanifa and Oshun chief (USA)

Randy Lays Bad, Oglala Sioux Tribe (Turtle Island)

Shawna Bluestar, Shawnee Lenape (Turtle Island)

Steven T. Newcomb, Shawnee Lenape (Turtle Island)

Kurikindi, Sumae Causai (Kichua Nation, Ecuador)

Mama Edie McLoud Armstrong (Residing on the ancestral lands of the Council of Three Fires (Odawa, Ojibwe, Potawatomi))

The Mother Earth gave Her sacred gift of storytelling to the Original Peoples in the beginning days. These creation stories and stories that also prophesize and instruct have been passed down through the generations. These stories provide a tapestry of The Story of our existence.

They share the bigger picture of Mother Earth’s story and how all has evolved. We invite you to enter with us into this very sacred space and ceremonial time where traditional storytellers will share the stories that will help us walk through these challenging times. As Grandmother Luisah Teish says, “We must re-inspirit the art of storytelling. Our children must learn to sit still and listen. The story is important in their instruction.”

 

FEBRUARY 29th, 2024 @ 5pm PT

Storytelling Webinar with Yeye Luisah Teish, Mama Edie, Steven Newcomb and Shawna Bluestar, hosted by Jyoti Ma.

Yeye Luisah Teish is a writer, storyteller- activist, and spiritual counselor. She is an initiated elder (Iyanifa) and woman chief in the Ifa/Orisha tradition of the African diaspora. She has studied the indigenous spirituality of African, Native American (North, South, and Central) and Caribbean cultures. She is a priestess of Oshun, the Goddess of Love, Art, and Sensuality, and a devotee (mambo) of Damballah Hwedo, the Haitian Rainbow Serpent She is the author of six books, most notably “Jambalaya: The Natural Woman’s Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals,” a women’s spirituality classic (1985) that has been translated into German, Dutch, and Spanish. She co-authored “On Holy Ground: Commitment and Devotion to Sacred Land” with Leilani Bireley, a Hawaiian Kahuna. Her latest work, "A Calabash of Cowries: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times” ( Feb. 2023.), is an Amazon Books best seller.   She has received a lifetime achievement award for community service from the International Black Women’s Congress,  the XX award for Defending women's rights, the Radical Truth Telling Award, and the Grandma’s Hands Award.   Luisah Teish is a writer, a ritual theater performance artist, and spiritual guidance counselor.   She has contributed to 25 anthologies and published articles in magazines such as Essence, MS, Shaman’s Drum and the Yoga Journal.   She is a featured storyteller in the film “Changing of the Gods.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OU_QkhxfZjs&t=2s. She can be reached at https://linktr.ee/luisahteish
Mama Edie McLoud Armstrong, (she/her/hers) Residing on the ancestral lands of the Council of Three Fires (Odawa, Ojibwe, Potawatomi) Bilingual Storyteller/Percussionist/Speech & Language Pathologist Mama Edie McLoud Armstrong has often been called the “Singing, SIGNING, Spanish-Speaking, Storytelling, Percussion Playing Speech Pathologist. She was inspired over 30 years ago as a speech and language pathologist to begin writing stories, songs and plays for her predominantly African American and Spanish Speaking Children. She saw the need to show them the beauty and power that she saw within them that they didn’t know how to see. Blending her West African, Gullah, Cherokee, Seminole and Italian ancestries, she has encouraged both children’s and adult audiences to embrace all of who they are, realizing the value in their sense of wholeness. She has provided performances and workshops for universities, museums, cultural arts festivals, various places of worship, the social service, corporate sectors and much more. Her published stories and articles reveal the power of story for literacy, language development, interpersonal communication, and connecting with the Great Spirit within. Traveling internationally, and at times blending various languages (including American Sign Language), Mama Edie’s mission is to remind us all of the power there is in simply feeling welcomed; to also find the light we have inside, to nurture it and to nurture the light in each other, so that our spirits all shine. From there, we will soar beyond our greatest imaginings and - without wings – we will learn to fly!
Steven T. Newcomb (Shawnee, Lenape) is a scholar, educator, author, journalist, film producer, public speaker and workshop leader/facilitator. He is internationally recognized for his more than three decades of research and writing on the origins of federal Indian law and international law dating back to the early days of Christendom, most notably focused on the religious doctrine now known in history as the Doctrine of Christian Discovery. He is considered one of the foremost scholars and speakers on the subject. Steven is author of "Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery" (Fulcrum Publishing, 2008) and a Producer of the 2015 documentary film, "The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code", and co-founder and co-director of the Indigenous Law Institute, founded in 1992 and dedicated to supporting Indigenous nations and peoples to protect their sacred ancestral homelands, to restore and revitalize their linguistic, cultural and spiritual traditions and to heal from the trauma of colonization. facebook.com/steventnewcomb1 / originalfreenations.com
Shawna Bluestar, Shawnee Lenape (Turtle Island) In this time of uncertainty, in a world filled with confusion and chaos,Shawna reveals hidden history and truths behind current events. She shares the root causes behind current ecological, social, political and economic imbalances. Shawna teaches a way to rise above the darkness, fear, anger, and anxiety at this time as we enter into what she calls the "New Era of Love". She is dedicated to bring healing and balance on an individual and collective level for the benefit of all peoples, the planet, and future generations. www.shawnabluestar.com

APRIL 25th, 2024 @ 5pm PT

 

Storytelling Webinar with Loretta Afraid of Bear Cook, Randy Lays Bad, Kurikindi, Uncle Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq, hosted by Jyoti Ma

Grandmother Loretta Afraid of Bear Cook, Oglala Sioux Nation (Turtle Island) Loretta is a member of the Oglala Lakota Nation. She was born at home on Pine Ridge, South Dakota on November 22, 1947. She is the faith keeper and holder of the Afraid of Bear/American Horse Sundance Pipe. Fluent in the Lakota language and protocols, she serves as a cultural specialist and ceremonial keeper for her People. Loretta has made promoting Indigenous education and defending the political and human rights of Native peoples her life's work. Her activism began in her twenties on the Trail of Broken Treaties as one of 800 Natives who occupied the Bureau of Indian Affairs headquarters in Washington, D.C. during the federal election week of November 1972. Their 20-point position paper became the basis of Indian thinking across Indian Country since, addressing the restoration of Indian lands and the reconstruction of a future for Indian peoples. Sixteen of the 20 points have been resolved in the 47 years since that time. thefountain.earth
Randy Lays Bad, Oglala Sioux Tribe (Turtle Island) Oglala Sioux Tribe Lakota Language Speaker Born: Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Education: Our Lady of Lourdes School; K - 8 Little Wound High School; 9 - 12 Oglala Lakota College; A.A & B.A Degree in Lakota Studies/ A.A in Tribal Law 2011 W.I.N.S(Washington Internship for Native Students) 8 week internship - intern at U.S.D.A - evening college courses at American University Paraprofessional, Lakota Language Teacher, & Lakota Language Instructor Type 2 firefighter & Engine Boss @ Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Fire Dept Type 1 Tatanka Hotshot Firefighter @ Custer S.D Oglala Sioux Tribal Council Representative in Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
Kurikindi, Sumae Causai (Kichua Nation, Ecuador)
Golden Colibri from the Ecuadorian Amazon, Protector of Mother Earth and of the Sumae Causai, Guardian of the Amazon
Kurikindi, Sumae Causai (Kichua Nation, Ecuador) Golden Colibri from the Ecuadorian Amazon, Protector of Mother Earth and of the Sumae Causai, Guardian of the Amazon
Anngaangaq, known fondly as Uncle is a shaman, traditional healer, storyteller and carrier of the Qilaut (winddrum), whose family belongs to the traditional healers of the Far North from Kalaallit Nunaat, Greenland. His name means ‘The Man Who Looks Like His Uncle’. Since he was a child he was trained by his family- especially by his Grandmother Aanakasaa – for becoming a shaman. The spiritual task given by his mother is: “Melting the Ice in the Heart of Man”. icewisdom.com/

 

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* Fundraiser for the Mother Earth Delegation*

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