Grandmother/Elder Travel Fund

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Please help us send four grandmothers to the Spiritual Unity of Tribes Gathering being held outside Melbourne Australia from April 25-29,2018. We are raising funds to send Grandmother Sasa and Grandfather Terry, Grandmother Pershlie, Grandmother Abril, and Grandmother Susan - along with two elder helpers.
They will be taking part in a special circle of elders, along with Aboriginal Australian elders, Lakota, Siberian and other elders from across the United States and Canada. This gathering is extremely important for the fulfillment of prophesies associated with reconnecting the grandmothers from the four directions.

You can learn more about these women on the Tribal Trust Foundation/Grandmother Elder Fellowship page at

You can earmark funds through the Tribal Trust Foundation if you want your contribution to be tax deductible, or you can contribute here.  We are in urgent need of funds for travel expenses and housing before and after the Gathering.

We will pray for you and remember you in ceremony for your generosity.Grandmother Sasa

Grandfather Terry with Grandmother Sasa at Medicine Hoop of Life Ceremony at The Rose and the Swan Healing Center.

Grandmother Abril in Taos, New Mexico

Grandmother Pershlie in Arizona

Susan Christianson with Barbara Savage of the Tribal Trust Foundation, the organization which is a partner and fiscal sponsor of the Grandmother/Elder Fellowship Fund.
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Your Prayers Needed!
While out at a sacred site in Arizona speaking to one of the Grandmothers willing to travel, I realized that while we have asked for donations - we haven’t asked for prayers. We have 3 tickets paid for and 4 more elders willing and ready to share their sacred knowledge and wisdom at the Australian Spiritual Unity of Tribes Gathering. The time to buy tickets is getting short but I know that with your prayers and intentions behind us, the material means will come forward. Please pray for this important mission to be accomplished. We are reconnecting the North and South and sharing sacred knowledge, ceremony and wisdom. Thank you. Blessings and love to each and every single one of you!
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We've added Mary Ellen Uptain to our fundraising effort!! Please help us send Mary Ellen to the Australian Gathering.

Mary Ellen Uptain has been an organizer for the Spiritual Unity of Tribes Gathering of Eagles in the Black Hills of South Dakota since first attending that ceremony in 1996. She was one of the four Grandmothers who organized and conducted the last SUT Gathering in the United States in June 2016. Mary Ellen has participated in and helped plan regional and national Gather the Women events since 2008. In addition, she has been the primary organizer of monthly women's circles in her area since 2003.

Mary Ellen has also participated in and assisted with the Black Hills Unity Concerts from 2014 through 2017 as a volunteer. The concerts, whose primary mission is to restore stewardship of the publicly held lands of the Black Hills to its original caretakers, help provide much needed support for the Black Hills Region.

Mary Ellen was also interviewed for the film "The Wisdom of the Grandmothers." You can watch her expanded interview on YouTube or at www.TheWisdomoftheGrandmothers.com

Mary Ellen's expanded interview
Clay and Mary Ellen Uptain
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We are getting closer! With another ticket paid for we can almost see all the grandmothers gathering along the river saying prayers!
Looking forward to seeing Geoff Clark who visited us in Alaska.
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Thought you might like to see a photo of John Palmer, one of the organizers of this year's Spiritual Unity of Tribes Gathering in Australia! He and his wife Judi are hard at work planning!
John Palmer, Gathering organizer
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