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Turtle Woman Risng Olympia 2011

“New Way” -Turtle Woman Rising

Turtle Women Rising held a gathering in 2008 in a Stand For Peace. We are honored to share this song “New Way” written by our sister Imani White. We hope you will join us this October 8-11, 2010 In Washingtond DC or drum with us in solidarity at your home place. Many Blessings to you as we bring a new way to walk on the earth.


“Make No Bones About It.”

An Evening with Turtle Woman Rising June 27, 2010


Join Raven and his guests Eli Painted Crow and Deborah Guerrero when they talk about Stand For Peace in Washington DC-Sunrise Friday October 8th to Monday October 11th, 2010, @ 3:33pm.

Eli PaintedCrow holds a proud history from the Yaqui Nation and Mexica ancestry. She is the mother to two veteran sons and a grandmother of eight. Eli is an advocate for Peace and an advocate for returning soldiers.A 22yr Army veteran whose eyes were opened in her last tour of military service while in Iraq .Eli has committed to bring forward the continued strategies used in this society to continue keeping communities separated and in conflict. 

The founder of Turtle Women Rising: A Peace Ceremony led by primarily indigenous women in Oct 2008 in Washington DC .The intention: to bring healing to the planet and its inhabitants with the knowledge our ancestors’ lefts us. Eli’s concerns for the future generations has inspired her to be their voice at this crucial time of our changing planet.

Deborah J. Guerrero MSW (Tlingit, Snohomish, & Cowlitz) is a social worker at Muckleshoot Indian Child Welfare in Auburn Washington. She is an activist and community organizer. She serves as a Board of Director for several Indian Organizations in Seattle.

She is a ceremonialist and has a deep passion for Traditional Indigenous Healing ways. She is an active member in the Native American Church, and is the proud parent of three grown children. She is a co-founder of Turtle Women Rising.

Turtle Women Rising invites you to support this Stand For Peace by joining us in DC, October 8th-11th, 2010, and to participate as much as you are comfortable. You can drum with us for all 4 days, or just come for an afternoon. Our organization is all volunteer, and our funding comes from donations and collaborations. TWR’s Fiscal Sponsorship is held by the Center For Sacred Studies, which means we are a non-profit, and all donations are tax deductible. We invite you to volunteer, make a donation, (either financial or inkind services), network with us and help us get the word out both with your local and global community, or bring TWR to your homeplace so we can offer a teaching, a lecture/discussion, a prayer circle or a performance.

Evening with Eli Painted Crow

Join Raven and his guest Eli Painted Crow on KAOS radio this Sunday, 1-10-2010 AT 5 PM.

COME LISTEN IN TO WHAT HAPPENING WITH  Eli PaintedCrow is a 22 yr. retired Army Veteran who served in Iraq in 2004. A Native American from the Yaqui Nation, grandmother of 8, a mother of 2 sons who both served in the military, she has been called upon by her conscious and her spirit to play and pray for peace.

The vision for the drumming and coming together of women to drum for the peace of the world is from Eli PaintedCrow. We drummed from dawn on Friday continuously until noon on Monday. The drums never stopped. Kaya, the grandmother drum held the drum beat for the entire time. Sometimes there were only a few drummers on site and other times there were several hundred people gathered together. The sense of wonder, power, community, love, sharing and the force behind the prayer for peace was incredible and extremely moving.