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Tlingit & Lakota Elders Join us from Standing Rock

  • 3796 I St Petaluma, CA 94952-9539 (map)

Join us for this unique rare gift as we welcome Grandmother Beatrice Menase Kwe Jackson of the Alaskan Tlingit tribe & Grand Chief Woableza, a tradional Lakota/Dakota Elder and Wisdom keeper who both return to our community to share their experiences of living at Standing Rock

Grandmother Beatrice Menase Kwe Jackson is Grandmother of Three Fires Midewewin Grand Medicine Society, as well as a carrier of the pipe for the Chippawa/ Objibwe tribe in Northern Michigan. She has been supporting the morning songs during the water prayer at Oceti Sakowin camp and arrives in our community with messages from the water of the great Missouri river at standing Rock

Woableza travels to us carrying the prayers, wisdom, and prophecies from the lands of Standing Rock and is making this journey to our community to share the latest updates from his expereinces there and present the sacred prophecies and stories that speak to this time in history. 

Since the black snake prophecy has been revealed regarding contaminating oil pipelines, Woableza has made his home at the sacred grounds of Oceti Sakowin at Standing Rock where he has been living since October

Join us for an afternoon of prayers, stories, and prophecies from these 2 wonderful wisdom Keepers

When: 4:00-6:30 pm pm Saturday February 11th - THIS EVENT WILL START ON TIME.
Where: The Barn at Terra Firma Farms
3796 1 St, Petaluma, Ca
(Park in the parking lot and walk up the barn where the event will be)
- Bring a blanket or pillow, dress in layers according to weather

Offering: $20-$50 Sliding scale love donation
(No one turned away. All donations will go towards supporting Grandmother Beatrice & Woableza, to support them in continuiing their efforst in holding prayers and council for Standing Rock and the stopping of the black snake)

You may also contribute to our fundraiser:
https://www.youcaring.com/standingrock7councilfirecamp-693369

*In addition, Woableza will also be participating and supporting additional ceremonies and talks throughout the weekend of 2/11-2/12 around the bay area. For more info feel free to reach out.

*It is traditional to bring an offering as an expression of gratitude in order to fully recieve the healing benefits of an elders wisdom. This helps to create a space within yourself to receive the wisdom, understanding or healing you are seeking. This offering may include sage, tobacco, sweet grass, cedar, osha root, donations or anything that you feel inspired to give from your heart. 

About Beatrice Menase Kwe Jackson

A member of the Alaskan Tlingit tribe, and Eagle clan, Beatrice Menase Kwe Jackson lives in Cederville, Michigan. Beatrice is a Grandmother of Three Fires Midewewin Grand Medicine Society, as well as a carrier of the pipe for the Chippawa/ Objibwe tribe in Northern Michigan. In 2016, Beatrice completed her 16th year as a Sun Dancer. Beatrice has been recently featured by CNN and in documentaries related to her work at Standing Rock. Additionally, Beatrice was honored by MEDICINE WINDS NEWS as the 2017 MEDICINE WINDS NEWS WOMAN OF THE YEAR!  

Beatrice has spent her life working as an advocate and healer for Native communities, assisting through education, as well as domestic and substance abuse counseling. A dedicated activist and defender of Mother Earth, Beatrice brings with her not only the timeless wisdom of the elders, but also the passion and knowledge for applying our work and prayers in the NOW.
About Woableza:

Lakota/Dakota elder, whose spiritual name “Woableza” identifies him as “One who seeks the Knowledge of Life” or “One looking for Understanding.” He has traveled throughout the Americas for the over 40 years, acquiring and sharing indigenous stories and wisdom regarding care for the land and people. Now, he shares that wisdom with people across the continent and around the world.

In 1989, through ceremonies, Woableza was sent on a quest to seek out prophetic dreams and visions about the new world that is coming to the people of mother earth. 

Grand Chief Woableza (Wo-a-blay-za) is a Holyman and Wisdom Keeper of indigenous peoples. As a noted American Indian spiritual leader, elder, storyteller, singer and cultural consultant, 

Woableza is a great grandson of the famed Dakotah Sioux "Chief Ti Wakan" (Sacred Lodge) who was instrumental in restoring peace between the Dakota and the United States Army during the great Indian wars. He is a follower of the teachings of the famous Lakota Holyman, Chief Tatanka Iyotake (Sitting Bull).

Woableza is a Peace Teacher. He teaches about peace found within and peace among people and nations. He teaches about finding peace with Mother Earth and all creation.

He has produced films, TV programs, educational programs, and has worked with a number of Native American organization concerned with health, media, spirituality and the environment. Woableza proudly comes from Buffalo Nation.

Woableza appeared in the movie "Thunder Heart" and a PBS special, "Everything Has a Spirit." He founded the Indian News Network and Cheyenne River Public Television. Woableza is an Elder with the Spirit Walkers of Turtle Island. He was a member of the National Congress of American Indians, National Museum of American Indian and the Native American Producers Association.