Who We Are

The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers represent a diverse mixture of women of prayer. Each Grandmother, a leader in her community, having devoted their long lifetimes to prayer and action.

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Grandmothers Bios
Click on a photo to read the Grandmothers’ biographies:


Aama Bombo: Tamang

Agnes Baker Pilgrim: Takelma Siletz

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Beatrice Long Visitor Holy Dance: Oglala Lakota

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Bernadette Rebienot: Omyene

Clara Shinobu Iura: Japanese/Brazilian

Julieta Casimiro: Mazatec
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Margaret Behan: Cheyenne/Arapaho

Flordemayo: Mayan
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Maria Alice Campos Freire: Brazilian

Mona Polacca: Hopi/ Havasupai/Tewa

Rita Long Visitor Holy Dance: Oglala Lakota

Rita Pitka Blumenstein: Yup’ik

Tsering Dolma Gyaltong: Tibetan