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Our blog features writings by and inspired by Indigenous teachings, values and practices bringing forth a road map for living a life of deeper meaning, connection, and purpose. We invite you to share your comments and feedback.

2022

Maji Moto Cultural Experience – November 2022

Maji Moto Cultural Experience – November 2022

Sacred Wisdom Journey and Salaton Ole Ntutu Elder Graduation Ceremony – Kenya, November 2022. Born and raised in the heart of the African savanna, Salaton Ole Ntutu is a warrior, community chief, shaman, and visionary leader in the semi-nomadic Maasai tribe in Kenya....

We Are the Soil That Walks

We Are the Soil That Walks

We Are the Soil That Walks In the lead up to COP26, the climate conference held in Glasgow in 2021, we were invited to submit an article for The Blue Dot, a publication that is presented in conjunction with the conference.  The theme for the article is – “What is...

2021

Recommended Reads: The Time of the Black Jaguar by Arkan Lushwala

Recommended Reads: The Time of the Black Jaguar by Arkan Lushwala

Welcome to Recommended Reads, Sacred Fire Foundation’s monthly book recommendation series.  By Kim Langbecker, Executive Director  Once a month, we’ll feature a book that has made a profound impact on our work.  Today, I am delighted to share an excerpt from The Time...

2020

In Solidarity

In Solidarity

IN SOLIDARITY. In one of the hundreds of treasured conversations I’ve been blessed to have with Pauline Tangiora, the subject of us all being “one people” came up. I don’t remember the context or who shared that very common vision, but Pauline, in her gentle but stern...

2019

November is Native American Heritage Month 

November is Native American Heritage Month 

 This year’s theme is “Honoring Our Nations: Building Strength Through Understanding. There are hundreds of tribes across the nation, with over 570 federally recognized.  They are the Indigenous Peoples of the United States – 5 million strong! This is a time to...

Vital Voices Protecting the Sacred

Vital Voices Protecting the Sacred

Words such as "hero", "warrior" and "defender" are a part of every culture.  Some become famous and are part of our collective history. Some go out every day and with very little fanfare, keep us safe, rescue us when tragedy strikes and rush into rather, than away,...


Busuréliame, Inner Awakening Through Ceremony


Busuréliame, Inner Awakening Through Ceremony

The Sacred Fire Foundation grant provided logistical support, food for the Tarahumara during the planning and conducting of two regional harvest ceremonies which are part of a larger vision and program to strengthen Tarahumara resilience. Busuréliame (Inner Awakening)...

2018

Dance as an Act of Love

Dance as an Act of Love

For more than twenty-five years, Elder Pahan Pte San Win (Lakota, Cree & Metis) has been offering counseling support to residential school survivors, incarcerated men and youth, and women who have experienced abuse. In 2016, she had a vision: We will dance on...

17th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

17th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

https://youtu.be/zpPhsOOvlbc Source: UNDESA Indigenous communities play a vital role as custodians of our planet, possessing vital knowledge that will support global efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). But despite progress to protect their...

Voces de Sabiduría Ancestral

Voces de Sabiduría Ancestral

By Alison Wearing In the foothills of Meztitla, beneath the sacred cliffs of Tepoztlán, the 2018 Voices of Wisdom event, Voces de la Sabiduría, lit its flame.  Jacaranda blossoms shimmered in the bone-dry air and dust rose from the roads and footpaths. It was a...

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