Political Perspectives on 05/19/10
Stephanie Potter hosts a discussion of the indigenous grandmothers weaving a world that works. Her guests are Grandmother Agnes Baker-Pilgrim and Linda Neal of the Earth and Spirit Council.
Carol Hart's documentary on 13 indigenous grandmothers "For the Next 7 Generations" is airing on Wednesday May 26th at the Hollywood Theater at 4122 NE Sandy Blvd.
Grandma Aggie is the descendant of tribal leaders, both political and spiritual, so she works hard to keep tradition alive and to renew it, as with the Sacred Salmon Ceremony that she has brought back to her homeland in the Rogue River Valley of southwest Oregon after 140 years.
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. An Ambassador for our Mother Earth, she is a voice for the voiceless, seeking to prevent spiritual blindness by helping us to remember the ways of living that we all share as people of the Earth.
Agnes Pilgrim travels a lot of different lands being a “voice for the voiceless.” Agnes says alll things created need a voice and she is called to pray for the Bengal tigers, for animals in Africa, for wolves, for salmon, and for the Ganges River in India.