The Global Indigenous Wisdom Summit Program Includes: Indigenous Prophecies & Wisdom Challenges & the Healing Journey Bringing Our Prophecies & Highest Visions into Reality It can be terribly disheartening listening to the media and hearing about the crises facing our human family and all life on our beloved Mother Earth. Environmental destruction, economic and political corruption, social and cultural disintegration, violence and human rights abuses abound. With the focus on all that’s negative in our world, it’s easy to lose sight of the reality that the spiritual world is always bestowing blessings and opening up new possibilities. Ancient Indigenous prophecies clearly foretold that after many difficulties and struggles during a 500-year-long “spiritual wintertime,” there would come a great “spiritual springtime” which would bring unprecedented unity in diversity to our human family. This spiritual springtime signals the birth of humanity into its full spiritual maturity – from families, clans, communities and nations to a fully harmonious global society. This is that long-promised time. During the lengthy spiritual wintertime, Indigenous peoples greatly suffered – as did all members of our human family in one manner or another. While those wounds cannot be undone, they are being healed. We are forging a new path today, one in which the Sacred Hoop of the People is being restored, as prophesized by the great Lakota visionary Heĥáka Sápa, Black Elk: Then I was standing on the highest mountain of them all, and round about beneath me was the whole hoop of the world. And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being. And I saw that the Sacred Hoop of my People was one of many hoops that made one circle, wide as daylight and as starlight, and in the center grew one mighty flowering tree to shelter all the children of one mother and one father. And I saw that it was holy. At the core of this global restoration is the recognition that Indigenous peoples carry a way of being that is sustainable, harmonious, healthy and just. Their ancient wisdom can guide us in creating truly collaborative human relationships. And now these Indigenous voices from our beloved Mother Earth are coming together to share this sacred knowledge with YOU. The Global Indigenous Wisdom Summit series features profound wisdom from leaders representing the four directions of Mother Earth. These Indigenous voices share prayers, sacred songs, prophecies, spiritual teachings and pathways to healing, as well as concrete examples for birthing a new era – one in which all members of the human family are treated with respect, understanding, compassion and justice. This sacred wisdom is important medicine for us all. And the sharing of this wisdom makes it an exciting time in which to be alive – as the winds of history are with us and as we begin to live in the days of the fulfillment of the sacred prophecies. Join us in moving toward a new spiritual understanding of ourselves as members of one human family.