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The Shift Network, empowers a growing global movement of people who are creating an evolutionary shift of consciousness that in turn leads to a more enlightened society, one built on principles of sustainability, peace, health, and prosperity. Through our online Summits and Courses we have already served more than 200,000 worldwide who are committed to shifting our world’s operating system. Please join us as we create events, programs, and activities that help us evolve!

The Shift Network The Shift Network

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The Shift Network, empowers a growing global movement of people who are creating an evolutionary shift of consciousness that in turn leads to a more enlightened society, one built on principles of sustainability, peace, health, and prosperity. Through our online Summits and Courses we have already served more than 200,000 worldwide who are committed to shifting our world’s operating system. Please join us as we create events, programs, and activities that help us evolve!

    Empowering Girls in Pakistan: Working Against the Odds

    Empowering Girls in Pakistan: Working Against the Odds

    Gulalai Ismail, at the young age of 16, decided to start changing the lives of girls living in one the most difficult parts of the North West of Pakistan by empowering them. She and her sister Saba (age 15) established a girls led organization, AWARE GIRLS, through which they started educating young girls about their basic rights and strengthening their leadership skills — enabling them to speak up for their rights. Today, she is working on increasing political participation of women in areas where they are not even allowed to vote, and where women political participation in considered taboo. Gulalai is also working on sexual and reproductive health rights of women to increase women's control over their own bodies and lives, and working on increasing women's roles in peacebuilding to prevent young people from joining militant groups. She will discuss challenges she faces and her personal motivation, as well as share stories of changes from her work. Gulalai will also talk about how her work is changing the lives of girls and bringing peace in the region.

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    • 41 min
    Honoring the Natural Laws and Elements of Mother Earth

    Honoring the Natural Laws and Elements of Mother Earth

    In this visit, Brother Dave will share how Indigenous Peoples are the spokesperson of Mother Earth. Guided by Spirit and their hearts, Indigenous Peoples must help all brothers and sisters to learn to live according to Natural Laws. Brother Dave has over 40 years’ experience teaching Indigenous ways to young people. Stressing the importance of educating our young people to have a connection with Mother Earth and to live by Natural Laws, he will also talk about the need to connect with the Water element as a way of unifying and purifying humanity.

    Dave Courchene, Nii Gaani Aki Innini (Leading Earth Man), has traveled internationally, carrying a message of hope and peace. Dave shares ancient Indigenous knowledge that he believes can act as the foundation in supporting the new life that Mother Earth is now entering, and that the elders have confirmed has arrived. He has created a special place for sharing ancient Indigenous knowledge — the Turtle Lodge -— built based on a vision he received many years ago. Indigenous people have always relied on visions and dreams to give guidance and direction in life. Dave was recently honored by Indigenous leaders and elders at the 2010 International Indigenous Leadership Gathering, and with a National Aboriginal Achievement (INDSPIRE) Award in Culture, Heritage & Spirituality, and the Volunteer Manitoba Award for Outstanding Community Leadership in 2012, for the work associated with his message and vision, including the work he has done inspiring young people.

    His recent work has involved initiating International Roundtables Supporting Ancient Indigenous Knowledge at the Turtle Lodge (May 2010) and the US Capitol in Washington, DC (September 2010), which have been co-led by US Congressman Dennis Kucinich. He delivered the opening keynote and conducted the opening ceremonies at the 2010 G8 Summit on World Religions. In 2011, Dave shared the stage twice with the Dalai Lama to bring a message of peace in Newark, New Jersey and Monterrey, Mexico. In Spring 2011, Dave initiated the Makoose Ka Win and the Vision Quest rites of passage to take young people of all cultures entering adulthood back to the land and the elders to find their uniqueness and promote peace. "Only when we align our human spirit with higher spiritual reality will we find peace. When we become awakened spiritually, we begin to see more, to feel more. We begin to trust the Spirit."

    Listen to more amazing insights from Indigenous elders at the Global Indigenous Wisdom Summit Library. Register here: http://bit.ly/1xpJ4C2 and listen to all the recordings for free.

    • 36 min
    Prophecy, Spiritual Perspectives and the International Treaty to Protect the Salish Sea

    Prophecy, Spiritual Perspectives and the International Treaty to Protect the Salish Sea

    Sun Dance Chief Rueben George, grandson of Chief Dan George, will speak about protecting the Salish Sea, the network of coastal waterways located between the northwestern tip of Washington State and the southwestern tip of British Columbia. He will address why action is needed now and exactly what is needed.

    Sun Dance Chief Rueben George of the Tsleil-­Waututh Nation and director of community development, is an Indigenous community organizer and spiritual leader. He is a Sun Dance Chief  and the grandson of Chief Dan George, the Oscar nominated and universally respected First Nations spiritual leader. Rueben started his career by founding and creating Dukes Youth Healing Centre 19 years ago. Rueben learned very quickly that the foundation for his success in his work would be his culture and spirituality. Rueben’s grandfather taught him “anything you learn in college or university on healing there is a First Nation teaching that says the same thing.” Based on the teachings of his elders, Rueben created a reference library of successful psychological healing programs and translated them into First Nation’s culture and spirituality. As well as being a Sun Dance Chief Pipe Carrier and sweat lodge leader, Rueben is an active participant in his Coast Salish Winter Spirit Dancing Ceremony.

    Listen to more amazing insights from Indigenous elders at the Global Indigenous Wisdom Summit Library. Register here: http://bit.ly/1xpJ4C2 and listen to all the recordings for free.

     

    • 49 min
    The 7th Generation - Global Environmental Activists: Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

    The 7th Generation - Global Environmental Activists: Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

    Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is focused and inspiring young man. As Xiuhtezcatl said, “It is not about saving the world anymore, it is about awakening the human consciousness…. We have to see the Earth as more than just a resource and we have to start seeing sustainability as a way of life, as a lifestyle….”

    Xiuhtezcatl Martinez from Boulder Colorado is a 15 year old Indigenous environmental activist and has spoken publicly at over 100 environmental and climate change events since his first climate change speaking engagement at six years old. He is co-founder of Earth Guardians a youth organization he leads to inspire and empower young people to unite on behalf of their future. He has worked locally in city councils and with county commissioners, to get pesticides out of parks, coal ash regulated, a fee on plastic bags, a moratorium on fracking and on many other issues.  He has filed lawsuits against his state and the federal government for not protecting the atmosphere based on the public trust doctrine. He went to Washington DC and met with Congress and White House staff and got the public support of over 80 congress men and women in his lawsuits. He has traveled to different parts of the world and throughout the United States waking youth and adults up to dire situation of our environmental and climate crisis and the need to take positive action NOW!

    He was one of the youngest speakers at the Rio+20 UN summit in Brazil and at the Uplift Festival in Byron Bay Australia. He is starting Earth Guardian crews around the global and has five already established and going strong, in Australia, Africa, Brazil, India and Europe. Since a young age, through the Aztec tradition and ceremonies, he has developed a deep connection with the Earth and he has witnessed in his travels that most people have lost their connection with themselves and the natural world. He is on a mission to bring the awareness of our environmental and climate crisis to youth globally, help them reconnect with the earth and engage them into positive, united, concerted action on behalf of the survival of his and future generations.

    Listen to more amazing insights from Indigenous elders at the Global Indigenous Wisdom Summit Library. Register here: http://bit.ly/1xpJ4C2 and listen to all the recordings for free.

    • 48 min
    Healing in Community: Restoring Endangered and Lost Cultural Practices

    Healing in Community: Restoring Endangered and Lost Cultural Practices

    Grandmother Faith Spotted Eagle will share stories about the creation of the Brave Heart Society and the challenges and joys of the young women involved.

    Faith Spotted Eagle is a founding grandmother of the Brave Heart Society, supervised by a group of community grandmothers called the Unci Circle, which is dedicated to restoring endangered and lost cultural practices to heal the wounds endured by the Lakota, Nakota and Dakota peoples. This process of restoration is decidedly community-driven: “We can’t wait for someone to do right by us, so we have to do it ourselves. I think our prophecies with our native people have indicated that there will be a time when we absolutely have to stand up, and this is that time.”

    Listen to more amazing insights from Indigenous elders at the Global Indigenous Wisdom Summit Library. Register here: http://bit.ly/1xpJ4C2 and listen to all the recordings for free.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Divine Nature of Reality with Dr. Lee Brown

    Divine Nature of Reality with Dr. Lee Brown

    Dr. Lee Brown reaches great depth in his discernment between the different types of education and economy that are present in the world. There is economy based on greed and extraction. There is also economy based on strengthening the environment.

    Dr. Lee Brown is the coordinator of the Indigenous doctoral program in The Department of Educational Studies and executive director of the Indigenous Institute of Aboriginal Health at the University of British Columbia where he wrote his thesis entitled: Making the Classroom a Healthy Place: The Development of Affective Competency in Aboriginal Pedagogy. He is the Co-author of the Sacred Tree, an educational curriculum based in Aboriginal values and epistemology. He has been the keynote speaker at many Aboriginal conferences including the Awassis Education Conference held each year in Saskatoon. He has been invited to share his knowledge of culture and healing in over five hundred Indigenous communities in North America. Lee is a member of the Cherokee Nation and the Wolf Clan.

    Listen to more amazing insights from Indigenous elders at the Global Indigenous Wisdom Summit Library. Register here: http://bit.ly/1xpJ4C2 and listen to all the recordings for free.

    • 40 min

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