Through positive global prayer and drumming, Grandmother Drum International Peace Project
has “drummed up support” for many Sustainable Global Project’s.
2015 SHELL NO: ALASKA
Homer Alaska. Grandmother Drum is the heartbeat at the SHELL NO Protest in Homer Alaska. Shell planneds to conduct exploratory drilling in the Chukchi’s biologically rich waters – important to Bowhead and Beluga whales, walrus, polar bears and dozens of other irreplaceable species. Drilling in these remote and treacherous waters exposes wildlife to the risks of ship strikes, noise, and uncontainable spills. On Sept 28, 2015 Shell said it will end oil exploration in offshore Alaska “for the foreseeable future”.
2015 NO NAVY WAR GAMES: ALASKA
Homer Alaska. Grandmother Drum sounded the heartbeat of the oceans to protect life at the Homer Protest. The U.S. Navy is planning to expand military training exercises across 42,000 square miles of the Gulf of Alaska, which would involve a massive armada with live fire munitions, hazardous waste dumping and underwater sonar known to harm marine mammals. -This issue is still being resolved. See more at: http://inletkeeper.org/issues/gulf-of-alaska-bombing-range#sthash.YShU9A7b.dpuf
2014: REDIRECTION LAVA: HAWAII
Pahoa Big Island, Hawaii. Our Community Mother Drum, “Amazon Queen” was called out to conduct ceremony at the recent lava flow in Pahoa Hawaii where it was predicted by scientists to advance within a few days to take out the first stores in the village. We held a ceremony with the Hawaiian community to prevent the lava from advancing and destroying Pahoa. Since that very day in Dec 2014 ceremony the lava stalled and has redirected.
Chinchero, Peru. We held a full day ceremony with our Community Mother Drum, “Amazon Queen” by request of the village women weavers of Chinchero, Peru as we continued our prayers to prevent an international airport from being constructed outside of Cusco, Peru. A smaller airport already exists for tourism and makes Cusco an easy one hour flight from Lima. An international airport would bring harmful impacts to people, lands, air, animals, waters and the very cultural heritage that Peru relies upon for cultural and recreation tourism. This airport is still currently being proposed.
Leigh Creek, Australia. During the 2012 Grandmother Drum Australia Tour, White Eagle was joined by local Aboriginal Grandmothers and held a full day prayer, drumming and sacred music ceremony for Mother Earth to take back her lands and for the closing of Leigh Creek Coal Mine. A week later, water began seeping up in the mine at such a rate, that the company announced the closing of the mine as it suddenly was becoming “unviable”. The mine officially closed in 2015.
Europe. Grandmother Drum’s 20,000 kilometer, “Sacred Sound of Music” Europe Tour focused on uniting Israeli and Austrian musicians to tour nine countries holding reconciliation and healing ceremonies and workshops on the 80th anniversary of Hitler’s rise to power. Two ceremonies were held at Mauthausen Concentration Camp in Austria where Grandmother Drum sounded the hearth beat of reconciliation and healing between Israeli and Austrian families involved in the holocaust.
Glastonbury England. Grandmother Drum sounded her healing vibration at a special Water Blessing Ceremony at the Glastonbury White, Red and Blue Springs, said to be some of England’s most healing waters.
Mexico City, Mexico. A full day ceremony with our Community Mother Drum, “Amazon Queen” was held at the Mexican Sacred Site of Mt. Moctezuma with Otomi Elder Chuen and Rainbow Warriors to preserve this sacred site from development which would destroy eagle habitat.
Lima, Peru 2011. Grandmother Drum was the centerpiece of the 2011 Bio-Diversity March in Lima, Peru where hundreds gathered to prevent GMO from entering Peru. The following week during the presidential elections, a 10 year moratorium was won, preventing GMO from entering Peru.
Palmer, Alaska. Grandmother Drum and The Whirling Rainbow Foundation ignited the ONEDOLLARFULL Campaign 1 person+1 dollar= 1 Sustainable Global Community. The fundraising, prayers and ceremony across the world focused their first campaign on the preservation of 180 acres of pristine lands in Alaska which was placed into preservation in 2012 by Cumberland Foundation as a Sanctuary for the Musk Ox. . Funds raised from the campaign are now focused on preserving the next Global Peace Sanctuary and Sustainable Community in Homer, Alaska.
Jerusalem, Israel. Grandmother Drum was the centerpiece to launch the Live H20 Concerts for the Living Waters from the Holy City of Jerusalem and the Sea of Galilee. Created by Len Horowitz and Dr Masura Emoto, the concerts lead thousands in concerts worldwide sending 528 hertz into planet’s waters. Grandmother Drum was joined by international artists produced a CD, Living Waters of Grace to raise more funds for global water projects.
Grandmother Drum is the centerpiece to united Israeli, Muslim, Palestinians and Christian’s unify for peace in Jerusalem for the “Jerusalem Hug” http://www.jerusalemhug.org
Grandmother Drum made an 18,000 USA Tour bringing public awareness to protect our waterways and raised funds for international water projects through donations to Blue Planet Run. In a full day ceremony we joined Cherokee Elder Danawa at the Delaware River to preserve a new section of the Delaware being threatened by chemical dumping. The next day the legislation passed.
Preserving Indigenous Seed “Eagle and Jaguar Tour” 2007: Iximche, Guatemala
Grandmother Drum made the 18,000 mile “Eagle and Jaguar Tour” from Alaska to Guatemala, collecting indigenous seed, and starting our DRUM FOR CHANGE GLOBAL NETWORK.The network builds Community Drums and trains DrumKeepers to use Community Drums to plant seeds for sustainable communities and bring public awareness to prevent GMO. The native seed we collected was given and preserved into Seeds of Change seed bank, Oregon Seed Bank and Canadian Seed Bank.
Grandmother Drum holds the opening ceremonies for World Peace and Prayer Day in Ashland, Oregon. Following the birth of a White Buffalo Calf in 1994, the Keeper of the White Buffalo Calf Pipe for the Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Nations, Arvol Looking Horse, has directed to honor the Four Directions with ceremony annually on June 21st. According to Lakota Star Knowledge, the birth of Miracle, a female white buffalo, signaled a time of earth changes and the coming of the mending of the Hoop of All Nations.
Laytonville, California: Grandmother Drum was a centerpiece at the Earthdance Festival in 2004, joined by more than 4,374 people and by tens of thousand in more than 150 cities in 50 countries worldwide who gathered for peace. The event set the Guinness Book of Records for the largest drum ensemble for peace.
Cooper Pedy, Australia. Grandmother Drum held ceremony to prevent a nuclear waste dump in the Australian desert. Through sustained public awareness, Aborginal Grandmother Eileen Kampakuta Brown was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2003 together with Eileen Wani Wingfield, for efforts to stop governmental plans for nuclear waste dump in Australia’s wild desert land, and for protection of their land and culture. Brown (with other elder women) formed the Kupa Piti Kungka Tjuta, Cooper Pedy Women’s Council, in 1995. In August 2004 the Australian government abandoned its plans for the nuclear waste dump, after a court decision.
2001-2002 NATIVE SUBSISTENCE RIGHTS, ALASKA
Anchorage, Alaska. Grandmother Drum was the heartbeat of the “We the People” Native Subsistence March 2001 and 2002, the largest human rights march ever to be held in Alaska. With the overwhelming support of the people, Athabascan Elder Katie John overturned the Supreme Court ruling for her right to use her fish wheel and feed over 200 grandchildren. The March was instrumental in the preservation of indigenous hunting and fishing rights in Alaska.
My gratitude for the Mauthausen Healing Ceremony, for the meetings with you and everything I experienced. There are no with words to describe. I send you my boundless gratitude. -Love Katja, Austria