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Our Story

The River Sidon Peace with Justice Project is located in Nauvoo, Illinois, on the main artery of Turtle Island (North America)--the Mississippi River. 

 

Our mission is to preserve, protect, and restore this area of the Mississippi watershed based on the theory of Justice derived from Nature rather than the rules of society. As Indigenous Earth Stewards, we create a variety of opportunities for both traditional Native American and scientific ecological, cultural, and archaeological education and exchange to participants of all ages and nationalities, including conferences, wisdom gatherings, workshops, retreats, and sacred ceremonies.


Applying the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, we petition the Creator to restore the balance by protecting the well-being of all living in and along this Grandfather of Waters, including sustainable development, without compromising the rights of future generations, responsible resource management, and ecological restoration. We assign special emphasis and support for, but are not limited to, the following Articles of the Declaration:


Article 24 ~ “Indigenous Peoples have the right to their traditional medicines and to maintain their health practices, including the conservation of their vital medicinal plants, animals and minerals.”


Article 25 ~ “Indigenous Peoples have the right to maintain and strengthen their distinctive spiritual relationship with their traditionally owned or otherwise occupied and used lands, territories, waters and coastal seas and other resources and to uphold their responsibilities to future generations in this regard."


Article 29 ~ “Indigenous Peoples have the right to the conservation and protection of the environment and the productive capacity of their lands or territories and resources. States shall establish and implement assistance programs for Indigenous People for such conservation and protection, without discrimination. States shall take effective measures to ensure that no storage or disposal of hazardous materials shall take place in the lands or territories of Indigenous Peoples without their free, prior and informed consent.”


Peace and Justice are two sides of the same coin--a priceless investment. Please join with us as we work together for the sake of All.

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Grandmothers Circle the Earth gathering around the world 2009-present.

"Preach the Truth as if you had a Million Voices. It is silence that kills the world."

 

-Catherine of Sienna 

Our Mission

Meet The Administration

CEO

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Grandmother Susan Ka'iulani Stanton
Haudenosaunee
- Kanaka Maoli 

President

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Sarina Tȟaté Otȟúŋwahé DiMaso

Chiricahua Apache/Oglala Lakota

Vice President

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Grandmother Laurel Robertson -Odawa
 

Secretary

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Monica Thompson
 

Digital Media

Senior Elder

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Brad Stanton
Narragansett Silver Cloud Elder

CPA

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Patrick Otang, CPA

Global Relations Officer

Youth Mentor

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LauraSa Pele Lafoia Ava

Natural Resources Consultant

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Sacred Grounds Keeper

Liaison Officer

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Dr. Kevin Price

Sherri Livengood
Property Manager

Grace Barr
Circle Liaison Officer

Board of Directors

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Grandmother Pooki Lee
 Kanaka Maoli
 

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Hoksila John

- Lakota 

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Pete Joy 

 

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John Pappan

- Omaha 

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Grandmother River Song-Luana Ogi
- Kanaka Maoli

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Semisi Tukuafu

- Tongan 

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Grandmother Gail Whitlow - Mohawk 

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Chris Ford

- Narragansett 

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Wayne May

- Cherokee 

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Art Robertson-Senior Elder-Blackfoot
- US Marine Corps

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Tony Smigel 
Mayan/Mestizo

 

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River Sidon Peace with Justice Project is the fiscal agent for the distribution of funds to Grandmother's Circle the Earth Foundation and The Turtle Island Grandmother's Council. 

We appreciate your support

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