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We are Turtle Women Rising, Rising for Peace. We are an Indigenous women's collective

committed to praying and playing well together for the return of peace and harmony to

our Earth Mother. Individually and collectively, we vision women stepping up as

guardians of the elements. We vision women returning to the drum to connect the heart

beats of all live. We sit in circles to listen, share and be strengthened by this connection.

Our Earth Mother and the elements hear us and feel the vibrations of the drum and our

hearts of all life. We trust the heartbeat of our Earth Mother will be strengthen her and

to listen to and strengthen the heartbeat of our Earth Mother with the vibrations of


We invite everyone to actively engage in this peacemaking through the heartbeat of

the ceremonial drum, for the drum is a way for Spirit to speak to our hearts. Every living

thing has a vibration. This vibration has the power to heal our hearts and transform the

planet. It is our vision to raise consciousness, heal our hearts, activate our bodies, and feed

our spirit. Feeling the vibrations of our drums, our voices and our gentle footsteps, we 

acknowledge our ancestors and the spirits residing to support us. We invite you to

you to visit, participate, and or donate towards this Stand For Peace. Turtle Women Rising

shares an alliance with the work of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous

Grandmothers. We are honored to welcome the Grandmothers to our gatherings around

the nation joining us in this prayer. Together, we call on people of all nations to join in

mending the web.

Part of the work Turtle Women Rising brings forward is the remembrance of all our

warriors. With the blessings of the Grandmothers, we undertake this much needed piece

of the vision as one of our founders, Eli PaintedCrow (Retired, US Army SFC): the honoring

of our warriors and inviting them back into community. We embrace them and their

families with open arms providing a place to begin the healing process of calling their

spirits back from the journey they have undertaken. We invite your participation to take

action with us during our gatherings and always, from your homes, amongst your families

and your communities, to consciously connect the web of all life.

"You cannot demand peace, you can only become it."

                                          "You cannot fight for peace, you can only live it."