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Animal Myths and Mysteries at Conference

We are very happy to include in our program such varied and unique scholarship concerning the mysteries of animals.  Ever-present in world myths and literature, animals of all kinds are, in many cases, as much a part of our lives

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Schedule for 2018 Conference

We are very proud of this year’s schedule of presentations.  It covers a wide variety of topics relating to animal mysteries, sacred places and earth-centered knowledge and traditions.  We have panels, films, workshops, and surprises in store. We know that

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Presentation Grant Award Winner: Rachel Kippen

From Pesticide-Laden Plastic to Authentic Artworkings: Weaving Environmental Justice in Hawaiian Lauhala Environmental justice education is only genuine if it includes indigenous and women’s rights perspectives. The Hawaiian cultural practice of weaving is imbued with cultural significance. In the traditional

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Conference panel: “Fierce and Beneficent Female Figures”

Fierce and Beneficent Female Figures and their Evolution from Prehistory into Modern Folkloric Witches and Fairies and their Enduring Iconography Many Neolithic cultures were equalitarian and matrilocal.  After the migrations of the patriarchal Proto-Indo-Europeans throughout Europe, South Asia, and elsewhere, the

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Upcoming at Conference: Women and Earth-Centered Mythologies

WOMAN AND EARTH-CENTERED MYTHOLOGIES;  TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND SACRED KINSHIP BETWEEN WOMEN, PLANTS AND ANIMALS Joan Marler moderates this important panel for our upcoming conference in March.  Scholars bring the perspective of archaeomythology, which combines archaeological and folklore evidence with information

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Who’s Presenting in March? Vicki Noble

Indigenous Women’s Resistance: A Model of Embeddedness   Those of us involved in the field of Matriarchal Studies know that around the world, Indigenous women frequently take potent leadership in the resistance movements of their communities, often against extremely unequal

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Who’s Presenting at the March Conference? Nancy Vedder-Shults

Animal Oracles: Divinatory Practices for Tapping Your Inner Wisdom Seers throughout the ages have used many types of animal, bird, and insect oracles in their divination. For this workshop, we will practice a deuchainn divination employed by the ancient Celts (a chance meeting

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Presentation Grant Award Winner: Tahnahga Yako Myers

Carrying the Lineage of Keewaydinoquay: Everything Is Alive Animal, Plant, Land Forms & Weather Systems   Two primary oshkibewis (helpers) of the late Keewaydinoquay, an Anishinaabe mashkikikwe (Ojibwe herbal medicine woman) will be co-presenting a workshop to include Sacred Stories that

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Who’s Presenting in March? Cristina Biaggi

Activism into Art into Activism into Art   I will discuss my new (fourth) book ACTIVISM INTO ART INTO ACTIVISM INTO ART with a foreword by Gloria Steinem.  I wrote this book to preserve and share the feminist history that

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Presentation Grant Award Winners: Apela Colorado and Frances Santiago

Mysteries of the Sacred Pond and Its Lizard Guardian: Tribute to Alice Kaehukai Shaw, Memory-keeper of Moku`ula and the Kihawahine Moku`ula, the “Red Island” (referring to menses and genealogy), is one of the most sacred sites in Hawai`i. Moku`ula was

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