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Sister Veterans Matter!

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Raised by 17 people in 7 months
They stood up for us. Let’s stand up for our sisters. 

You are invited to help in creating a healing space for our Sister Veterans who have been suffering in silence from PTSD, pain and disconnection. Turtle Women Rising and Kenosis  come together to offer up tools shown to be effective in supporting health, wellbeing and a meaningful life. The gathering will be held August 2-5, 2018 in Twain Harte, CA, a beautiful setting in the central Sierra Nevada mountains. We offer a no cost gathering  to 10 participants, includes materials, lodging, food, travel and follow-up.

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Not one more suicide, please.

This is the story of my good friend Mary, a fellow soldier. It is because of her that I desire to support women Veterans find their way back and reclaim their voices. Mary was a lieutenant, quiet but funny when no one was around, of Jewish faith with lots of stories to share. 

The plan was that we were going to drive across country in our Harleys when we got home.  I had to leave before her due to surgery I had to have.  It was only a short wait, and she was supposed to let me know when she got home. 

I got an email one day explaining the date of her services. I called her family because I was confused about the message.  I was told that she had committed suicide and was found in her home having died a horrible death. That was my first experience of losing a good sister in that way. It’s been 12 years, and I remember her every day. I will always wonder what happened over there that led her to do that.

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Walking in Your Spiritual Authority: An Indigenous Remembering for Healing

Sharing of Medicine
                                                    
We find ourselves looking for ways to move forward without the use of too many medications and reject therapies that prove unsuccessful in many of our communities.

Purpose:
This gathering is based on research and personal practice of techniques that clear the body, mind and spirit of harmful influences and support health and wellbeing. We share these practices we use ourselves and with others. After the gathering, we would like for you to stay in touch and ask us you to help us learn if this practice works for your in the same way it has worked for others. With your help in sharing your experience we can share with others as a means to change how we care for ourselves and maybe use less medications that impact our bodies. 

Our intent:
• Improve the quality of life for Indigenous/             Veteran  women; 
• Recognize a next step towards healing ourselves; 
• Actively heal historical traumas of violence 
    and acts of unspoken genocide;
• Work through the four hoops of life to help us better
    support ourselves, family, community and Turtle  Island;
• Plant seeds of wellness, responsibility, accountability and remembering community strengths and practices;
• Create a sacred circle from the heart to feed our spirit with the medicine of the drum, the 
    heartbeat of the Mother Earth;
• Reclaim the voice, wisdom and strength of the
     values existing in our lineage;
• Ensure a better future for the next seven
    generations by becoming the example..

Kenosis offers a  set of simple, safe techniques called Brainsweep drastically reduce or eliminate symptoms associated with PTSD and other traumas. Working with the brain, these interventions interrupt triggers and dissipate automatic responses to stressors. Easy to learn, they’re meant to be self-administered whenever needed. There’s no need to disclose personal history, and healing results are experienced without medication or therapy.

Turtle Women Rising offers the medicine of the drum.
We come together offering these medicine ways with the healing that arises from the heartbeat of Mother Earth. Our heartbeat connects with Hers' and raises vibrations throughout our body. She brings about an opening of our heart center for each sister in the circle. An experience hard to explain, it can only be felt by the participant.

Science is just now catching up with what we Indigenous peoples have always known. Drumming elevates moods, intervenes with the use of numbing agents and guides us back to ourselves. With this life-changing experience that touches our core being,  Awakening happens.

You are invited to help make this a reality. Your donation offers hope to the many suffering in silence. 

 Thanks so much for your support.

Kenosis Spirit Keepers is the fiscal sponsor for Turtle Women Rising. Your gracious donation is recognized as a charitable contribution by the State of Arizona, and by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(3).

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In August 2016, the VA released a report Suicide Among Veterans and Other Americans 2001–2014 detailing these rates and trends:

• The suicide rate for the total U.S. Veteran population in 2014 was 35.6 per 100,000. In 2014, the suicide rate for women Veterans was 19 per 100,000, which was about half the male Veteran suicide rate of 37.2 per 100,000.

• From 2001 through 2014, the suicide rate among women Veterans increased to a greater degree (62.4 percent) than the suicide rate among male Veterans (29.7 percent).

• After adjusting for differences in age, risk for suicide in 2014 was 2.5 times higher among female Veterans compared with U.S. civilian adult women.


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We continue our fund raiser to collect enough for our veteran women to have a cost free gathering. Help us help our sisters donations are greatly appreciated. Please share with others.
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Greetings, received our first donation, asking for the support of We the People. Thanking us for our service is great and now is the opportunity to be of real support and thank us for our service by helping us help our sister veterans. Add to your words of thankfulness any size donation is helpful, maybe you can donate 10 dollars and ask 10 people to help us out that we it is not over whelming to all as we are aware of the struggles people live with. It takes a village to help our community. Inviting you to be part of this relationship of building community. thanking you for taking the time to share this and your contribution that is tax deductible is appreciated.
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Starting a new go fund me page for a project to assist indigenous women veterans. Consider donating and share this with others. I am proud to be part of this endeavor and I hope that you help us out like that. In a time of great struggles in our nation, there is still a space to build bridges, support one another and show we care to those who have cared for all life. Peace
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