Partners & Supporters
We are proud to partner with and support the following organizations.
The Water-Culture Institute
promotes the sustainable management of our rivers, lakes, springs, and groundwater through the application of indigenous wisdom and cultural traditions that respect the rights of nature. Our premise is that the sustainability of water ecosystems requires an ethic that recognizes our sacred responsibility to the Earth. As we face the spectre of climate change, we are reminded that our collective behavior has very real impacts on the health of the planet. Our water ecosystems face ever inceasing stress even as their ecological resilience becomes all the more important for sustaining us through the instability of climatic swings. Now more than ever we need to heed the teachings of Indigenous wisdom, and Western spiritual and ethical philosophies, and put Nature’s needs ahead of our own short term wants. Ultimately, there is no conflict between what is good for the Earth and what is good for people.
Red Winds Council
Red Wind Councils works with the indigenous Maya people of CHIAPAS, MEXICO. Chiapas is the most southern state of Mexico, bordering Guatemala, a region well known for its beautiful rainforests & natural wonders. In some ways it is one of the richest states in Mexico, abundant in coffee, cacao, fine woods & oil, & producing most of Mexico’s hydroelectricity. In spite of this, Chiapas is among the poorest regions of the three Americas. The systematic exploitation of these natural resources has enriched a few people & left the large majority of the Maya natives of Chiapas in the most absolute misery. Click here visit their website.
Centro de Desarollo Humano Hacia la Communidad AC. (CEDEHC), Cuernavaca, Mexico
Our Executive Director, Emigdio Ballon, visited the healers at CEDEHC back in December, and has made a wonderful connection between them and Four Bridges. We hope to organize some healing events this year at our Educational Farm, Sken:nen Ken’hak (Peace Forever). For more information in Spanish visit;
Traditional Native American Farmers’ Association (TNAFA)
The Traditional Native American Farmer’s Association (TNAFA) was formed to address the loss of agriculture in Native communities. Since 1992, they’ve provided workshops in seed saving, health, wellness and best farming practices to revitalize traditional agriculture for spiritual and human need.
To find out more, visit their website at www.tnafa.org.
International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers
Mission Statement: We represent a global alliance of prayer, education and healing for our Mother Earth, all Her inhabitants, all the children, and for the next seven generations to come. We are deeply concerned with the unprecedented destruction of our Mother Earth and the destruction of indigenous ways of life. We believe the teachings of our ancestors will light our way through an uncertain future. We look to further our vision through the realization of projects that protect our diverse cultures: lands, medicines, language and ceremonial ways of prayer and through projects that educate and nurture our children. www.grandmotherscouncil.org
The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers recently sent a letter of support for our annual conference. (Click here) to read a copy of the letter.