There's so much happining in the wold right now thats about dividing us. People working hard to create perspectives that separate us into different, oposing camps. When we walk in the world this way, sometimes with fear, sometimes with anger, we can be walking without wisdom; without insight and hope. Indigenous traditions can ask different things from us; to stop for a moment and hold out our hands to each other in the recognition of our connections. To express, as best we can, that we need one another. To say, as best as we can, that I need you. When we walk this way with humility, we walk in the wisdom of connection and reciprocity; in the wisdom of our Mother Earth.
This way of being is encoded in to Mitakuye Oyasin, or All My Relations.
The diverse community of women who make up the Kunsi Keya Tamakoce [Grandmother Turtle Land] At summer solstice each year walk in ceremony to heal the world. In this circle, they pray and work to heal one another; to hold wisdom, and heal.