Sharing the Wisdom of the Grandmothers
We started our project in the Sakha Republic and Alaska after the death of a beloved Tlingit elder and teacher, Jim Walton. Jim had always shared the teaching that there won't be peace on earth until the voices of grandmothers are heard. We wanted to know why grandmothers are important for peace. And we wanted to follow the "good red road" from North to South, symbolizing the journey from the head to the heart.
After the book "Women's Voices: The Wisdom of the Grandmothers," was published in 2010, I knew the project wasn't complete. So I made the decision to finish it and make it to the farthest South on the road, no matter what. I did make it to Peru, Brazil and Argentina and in 2014 was able to do a give-away with the grandmothers on Rapa Nui (Easter Island).
We interviewed grandmothers that we happened to meet along the journey. How we met each of them was part of the miracles we experienced along the way. From leaving Alaska on the ferry, to driving through Washington. Oregon, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and more,I believe we were guided to each and every woman who shared her story. Watch the videos and read their stories.