The Vision

Some Worldwide Indigenous Peoples are facing rapid cultural-loss due to the aggressive assimilation policies (and their impacts) still underway. At the same time, the remaining elders are quickly passing on. Continent to continent, the teachings that have guided countless generations, rooting the children and connecting the youth and next generations, are at risk. Recognizing the crossroads, the elders across many Indigenous cultures have warned that we must act now to safeguard the teachings. Governments call these teachings ‘traditional knowledge’; however, it is Sacred Knowledge, of Sacred Life Relationships, connecting us all in the Circle of Life. The International Indigenous Leadership Gathering was based on a vision, involving many indigenous peoples and elders worldwide.

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