Posts Tagged ‘Indigenous People’
Native Indigenous Medicine Wheels are based in the peoples understanding of their respective cosmologies; their understanding of their universe, the creation of the earth, and humanity’s role in that creation.We tend to like Medicine Wheels icons because they are colorful but we often fail to realize that these smaller, ornamental wheels are based upon larger constructs built in nature hundreds of years to thousands of years ago. These constructswere used to mark the movement of planets, stars and other astronomical constructs. Native Indigenous people had a deep understanding of the astronomical occurrences in North America. These astronomical occurrences were used to govern the movement of peoples to seasonal camping habitats and the timing of certain rituals.
Meet the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Elders; a council of women Drawn together to manifest a vision of peace and healing on the earth. Their work spans the globe and supports the rights of all indigenous people. They currently call on us to unite in prayer for healing of the Gulf coast. Learn more about this call and other projects of this council at http://www.grandmotherscouncil.com/