Celebrate and honor the wisdom teachings of the ancients with a special fundraising event for the International Council of the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers Friday, Nov. 11, from 6 to 10 p.m., or Saturday, Nov. 12, from 1 to 9 p.m. at Edgewood Hall at Harford Community College.

The Grandmothers (Native Elders) united in 2004 to assist in restoring and balancing humanity and the Earth. As explained in their alliance statement, "We have united as one. Ours is an alliance of prayer, education, and healing for our Mother Earth, all Her Inhabitants, all of the children, and for the next seven generations. For All Our Relations." In October, the Grandmothers united in the Amazon Rain Forest to address clean water.

Spirits will be lifted on both days by Bumbada, a renowned drum group, Sherri Robbins, CD artist, singer and songwriter, and the showing of the documentary film, "For the Next Seven Generations," followed by a live Skype connection with one of the 13 Grandmothers. Saturday also includes breakout sessions with Nancy Fox and Kari Noren-Hoshal.

Friday's fee is $30 for adults. Saturday's is $50 for adults.


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A portion of the fee is donated to The Grandmothers' Council. This event is part of Native American Heritage Month, and is supported by the Maryland Commission on Indian Affairs.

For information, contact Cheryl Kilduff at 410-627-4939 (cherylsmagic@hotmail.com), or visit http://www.wisdomheartproductions.com.