A documentary about a group of female shamans who call themselves the Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers.


In 2004, thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers from all four corners, moved by their concern for our planet, came together at a historic gathering, where they decided to form an alliance: The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers.

This is their story. Four years in-the-making and shot on location in the Amazon rainforest, the mountains of Mexico, North America, and at a private meeting with the Dalai Lama in India, For the Next 7 Generations follows what happens when these wise women unite.

Facing a world in crisis, they share with us their visions of healing and a call for change now, before it’s too late. This film documents their unparalleled journey and timely perspectives on a timeless wisdom.

Grandmother's Mission Statement:

"We, the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, represent a global alliance of prayer, education and healing for our Mother Earth, all her inhabitants, all the children, and for the next seven generations to come. We are deeply concerned with the unprecedented destruction of our Mother Earth and the destruction of indigenous ways of life.

We believe the teachings of our ancestors will light the way through an uncertain future. We look to further our vision through the realization of projects that protect our diverse cultures: lands, medicines, language and ceremonial ways of prayer and through projects that educate and nurture our children."

For The Next 7 Generations Trailer from Laughing Willow on Vimeo.

Grandmother Rita's Story from Laughing Willow on Vimeo.

Responses to "13 Indigenous Grandmothers documentary: For The Next 7 Generations"

  1. Anonymous says:

    woooowww!! i love our world!!!

  2. Unknown says:

    this is awesome

  3. Unknown says:

    Goose bumps...tears...the truth resonates, Love and Light

  4. Anonymous says:

    this is such an ispirational site...this should be shown in every elementary school on all reserves to help our people understand the state our lands are in...what our people stand to lose to the white man, to all man that put greed before the needs of the people and the need to prtect the land for our future...let's start with educating the young people, let's inspire their young minds with the importance of preserving Mother Earth, we are the protectors of these lands, some of First Nation Leaders seam to have forgotten this and have made the choices for some of us,,without realizing the underground truth of what exactly it is they are signing is our future...Education is the key to preventing this kind distruction from happening..this site will be the beginning, because we as First Nation People were taught to respect the words and ways of our Grandmothers...

  5. Anonymous says:

    ...ahneen....kazzay aneshanabe niin.......our mother Earth knows when words are created from Love and knowing what you speak has been passed on by your elders and your own manifestations you are sharing for those paths you are now meeting......

  6. Anonymous says:

    Where is grandmother Margaret?

  7. Unknown says:

    their view is best but who will listen their voice? genetically now no need even mother while geandmother is second choice, but i appriciate them, take care
    professor iqbal, sindh, pakistan

  8. Anonymous says:

    Amazing Grace Aho <3

  9. Anonymous says:

    Miigwetch, to all spiritual medicine grandmothers of the world.

  10. Hi, I´m interested in to program this documentary for the 2º International Forum of Cinema Saltillo Kickapoo, which take place en Saltillo, Coahuila México in nov. 2015
    Could you put in contact with me? Thanks in advance and warm greetings.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Grandma Aggie Tekelma/Confederated Tribes of Siletz, She who narrates in the above video on the 13 Grandmothers. She did Eagle ceremony to send on my husband's spirit & is a treasured jewel in the Good Things in my life: I can't wait to be with her again in April

  12. Unknown says:

    I am Hummingbird Light of Celtic Swiss origin and had a vision about 4 Years ago of a circle of women of all Nationalities and ages dancing in the sky. They sang of the new age of divine feminine having begun...and invited me to join their circle. Since then I am activist for Mother Earth by gathering littering, help educate people to change their ways to respect her and appreciate the beauty of all Life....

  13. beautiful. I am sharing this all over

  14. Anonymous says:

    It is a blessing to have Grandma Aggie in my life, she came & did Eagle Feather ceremony for my husband's crossing over

  15. Unknown says:

    Wow! what a beautiful idea to save our planet, put her back in the hand of our indigenous grandmothers, stop greedy polititions distorting the truth of our Mother Earth
    Blessed Be
    Gabrielle ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  16. Unknown says:

    The most important thing to be changed in order to change is the World Economic System. Money is invented by humanity and has no significant real value in itself at all. But almost all human action which is now destructing Earth's ecosystems is caused by the 'hunger' for money. Therefore; Trade in money (stock markets, lending money for profit) has to be banned out of the world. Money schould only be used as a means to pay.

  17. will the film be available at other sources like netflix?

  18. Angela Reinike says:

    Liebe und Segen für euch, und uns alle!

  19. Migwetch, Grandmothers. Migwetch for honoring y/our Ancesters. Migwetch for honoring Mother Earth. Migwetch for honoring y/our children, and y/our children's children. Migwetch for honoring US ALL with your Prescence.

  20. Unknown says:

    I m Listen Mother Earth Im embrace with father Sun the entire Globe is inside of Us... Lets LOVE

  21. Marina says:

    Love is the answer, the solution, love one another and all living beings and this precious Mother Earth who gives love to us unconditionally, honour connect in our hearts bodies minds and souls amd cherish this precious life we have been given, it is a gift from the Creator, pure Source. Live in harmony. Know that if our hearts are in the right place we will be set free from past suffering and fears, much love <3

  22. The Sacred Feminine arises at this time in the Mother's pain.

  23. wambliska says:

    Great additions, all just the best, so inspiring!

  24. Unknown says:

    I grew up as an American Caucasian, but have since learned I have Micmac, Kaskaskia, and Choctaw in my blood. I had a calling also and created this to help those to learn growing food and the medicinal qualities of plants. I would like to create more of these with other indigenous plants. You can contact me at if you want to help with this indeavor

  25. There's only eleven in this photograph. It would be helpful to a have a link to their information here. So here it is:

  26. Unknown says:

    I have been educating myself, learning about how I could communicate with mother earth and all of our cousins, such as the the standing ones, stone people etc. I totally understand the concept of how important our earth mother is, n see that she is being taken for granted. The respect has diminished where giving back no longer exists. The humans just keeping taking, taking, taking. Mother earth has been paying the price far too long for the concept of greed. I was always taught to only take what I need and to give back when something is given to me. It saddens me to see what's happening in the world today. I often told my friends n family how I'm ashamed to be in the human species cause of the acts and practices that are happening in our modern world. Our flyers swimmers 4 legged and two legged are paying the price of human greed. Ourveartg mother has been sacrificing for the human greed far too long. I agree the time is now!

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