Prayers From The Grandmothers PeaceWeek Closing Ceremony

Broadcast on September 21, 2011
With Grandmother Beatrice Long- Visitor Holy Dance & Grandmother Mona Polacca

Grandmother Beatrice Long- Visitor Holy Dance

Member of the International Council of the Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers

We are here with a prayer for our generations, for our grandchildren who are suffering, for our children’s grandchildren. How are we going to survive? Our government is taking everything from us. Our people want our Black Hills back. The only way to survive is through prayer.

Lakota keeper of the traditional ways, great grandmother, Native American Church elder, sundancer, healthworker for people with diabetes. Beatrice is a member of the Council of Language Elders, focusing on Oglala Lakota language immersion and teaching their native tongue to children and to elders.