The documentary film "The Wisdom of the Grandmothers" began airing on Public Broadcasting Stations around the country in May 2016. We are so grateful to the women who took part in this project and to the Public Broadcasting and First Nations Experience stations that  picked up the film to air. To date, the film has been shown  on more than 500 telecasts on 86 channels in 43 markets to more than  87 million people! It's hard to believe we didn't know how to turn on a camera when we began!  We sincerely apologize that our DVDs and books are all sold out. So we have linked all of the individual stories in the book on the Grandmother Interviews pages, along with expanded interviews not in the movie and have uploaded the film to YouTube. You can watch it here for free. , We hope you enjoy learning from these amazing women.

Stories Cover

  • Relationships & Family

  • Advice for Younger Women

  • Aging Gracefully

  • Creativity

  • Community Building

  • Following Your Heart

  • Protecting  the  Earth

  • Healing From Trauma

  • Real Success

  • Navigating through Change

  • Traditional Knowledge

  • Women's Empowerment

  • Finding Your Spiritual Path

  • Living in Harmony


Grandmothers from Siberia to Patagonia shared thier life experiences and wisdom .

Our hope is that grandmothers voices will help inspire peace  and that you will hear from them something that will  support and assist you!

Our hope for you


Sharing the Wisdom of the Grandmothers

Susan Stark Christianson named Rasmuson Foundation Fellowship Award Recipient

You can make a donation to help fund the Women's Voices Project and your donation will be greatly appreciated and go to help us at this important time. Contributions made now will help us to continue the important work of preserving the wisdom of the grandmothers around the world. The Women's Voices Project is  currently working to become registered as a non-profit, but your direct contributions now are not tax deductible, However, donations through PayPal are secure and will show up on PayPal as going to our parent/supporting  company, Women's Voices Project - Christianson Communications. You can also send a check or money order directly payable to Christianson Communications at:
Christianson Communications
PO Box 20125 Juneau, Alaska 99802
Attn: Women's Voices Project

Exciting news, though! Our new movie has a non-profit fiscal sponsor. For more information please contact Susan Christianson at


the Wisdom

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About our project

     There won't be peace on earth until the voices of the grandmothers are heard.       - Native American teaching

The upcoming documentary film Indigenous Prophesies Today  is a universal call for humanity to change its relationship with the earth and with indigenous cultures. 

 Susan Stark Christianson documented important stories that have traditionally guided indigenous and aboriginal cultures. Compelling interviews with Tlingit, Amara, Hopi, Shinto, Mayan, and other elders and culture bearers from Alaska, Australia, Japan, Central and South America and tribes across the United States document creation stories, prophesies and warnings given to humanity and call people to find ways to live with greater respect for the earth and for each other.  

The elders interviewed shared what they believe is important to preserve from their cultures and how their cultural teachings offer solutions to many problems in today’s world. The film challenges viewers to value indigenous wisdom, spirituality and cultural knowledge and offers inspiration, hope and insights for our collective healing today. We are working to complete this film in 2020!

If you like our work, contributions are welcome!

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Mary Odden and 49 Writers did a wonderful profile story on our Rasmuson Foundation Fellowship supported work. Please read it here:

Our New Documentary Project: Indigenous Prophesies Today

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Our project grew from the desire to understand the importance of grandmothers to our world.

"I am so grateful and honored to have been selected as a 2018 Rasmuson Foundation Fellowship Award recipient. In May, 2018 Rasmuson Foundation named 35 artists from 12 Alaska communities as award recipients and I was one of 10 artists to receive a Fellowship Award. The Fellowship will enable me to to continue the work started with "The Wisdom of the Grandmothers" and produce another documentary with additional grandmother interviews focused on indigenous prophesy stories and their lessons for today's world. Thank you to the Rasmuson Foundation for this recognition and life-changing opportunity! "
- Susan Stark Christianson

The women we met