We are mothers, grandmothers and community leaders with a goal of returning to our ancestral valleys to establish a traditional community, heirloom seed garden, language school, educational longhouse, communal cookhouse and cannery – with additional plans and partnership opportunities for industrial hemp production and other sustainable enterprises.
To begin the Three Sisters Sovereignty Project, 10 acres of land in West Fulton, NY have been donated for the educational longhouse, cookhouse, and cannery. Another 7 acres in Gilboa bordering NY state forest have been donated as ceremonial grounds for rites of passage for our youth. As farms and land in the area become available, we would like to acquire them, expand our community and establish a bioregional forest, water and wildlife sanctuary under indigenous stewardship.
Along with the destruction of our food systems and indigenous ways of life, we are at a climate tipping point on our planet and in the midst of a 6th mass extinction. This is a very challenging moment to be alive -- but it is also a time of tremendous possibility and change. With your support we can and will establish a sustainable community based on our original instructions. Our prayer is that our hard work and vision will be an example of how to create new ways of walking together and restoring health and balance for our families, children, unborn, and all life and creatures on our beautiful Mother Earth.
Sovereignty is an action. In this time of climate crisis, we all have a responsibility. In forming the Three Sisters Sovereignty Project we are taking care of our inherent responsibilities.
Niawenkó:wa tánon Tetewatenonhwerá:tons
(Thank you so much. We are thankful!)
Katsitsienhawi, Teiohontathe tánon Kawenniiosta.
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