My spine tingled when she said it. Truth Tingles.
“They fired the council of grandmothers. That’s when the bad times began.”
My indigenous teacher, Maria Yraceburu, was talking about how Native American people were changed when modern culture encroached.
Yes, of course it was the violence, the greed, the mechanization of things. Yes, of course it was the introduction of new diseases, of alcohol, of the consumerist-taking attitude towards the earth.
But there was another shift, one that I’d never heard spoken of so clearly.
Maria said that in the older times, the tribe was run by councils.
The women’s council decided how to set up camp, where to garden, food prep, and gathering.
The grandfathers educated the young ones.
The men’s council decided where to hunt, and how to go to war.
But it was the Grandmother’s Council that decided WHETHER to go to war.
The Council of Grandmothers was the highest authority.
The Elder Mothers had final say on the BIG stuff.
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