Panel: The Power of Matriarchy: Intergenerational Indigenous Women’s Leadership

Within most Indigenous communities of the Americas (and of the world) the cultural and societal responsibilities of womxn play a crucially important role in maintaining the wellbeing of the community—including the ecosystem. Their intimate relationship to Mother Earth ranges from the exchange of water in the birthing process to the role of decision-making within families and clans to ensure a healthy future for subsequent generations. In these especially challenging times, the coming together of Indigenous womxn in leadership is more critical than ever for all people and all cultures to re-evaluate their responsibilities to respect and protect the sacredness of Mother Earth. Join us to hear from three inspiring Indigenous women who come together to discuss how matriarchy, the sacred feminine, and Indigenous ways play an important part in their leadership. Hosted by Cara Romero, Bioneers Indigeneity Program Director. With: Casey Camp-Horinek (Ponca), Crystal Echo Hawk (Pawnee), and Xiye Bastida (Olmec and Toltec).

December 6th | 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm

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Panelists


Casey Camp-Horinek
Environmental Ambassador
Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma
Crystal Echo Hawk
Founder and Executive Director
IllumiNative
Cara Romero
Program Director of the Bioneers Indigenous Knowledge Program
Bioneers
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