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And welcome to the Kindred of Sangoma! This rapidly growing family of Bridgebuilders, weavers, wayshowers, social entrepreneurs, wilderness educators, cultural/sacred activists, gardeners, farmers and the Good Food Movement has grown exponentially from it's birth in the Late 1990s from the Willing Workers of Coosawhatchie, SC. Our Kindred by blood and choice are building the strong ropes of friendship and community that serve the highest good of our commmon goals.

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Sangoma Oludoye

Sacred Activist

     Sangoma Olodoye is a wife of 26 years, mother of three daughters and 11 amazing Grandmasters. A traditional Yoruba priestess, Afin chief and member of the Egbe Moremi, National African Women’s Society in the Kingdom of Oyotunji African Village, located in Sheldon SC.. North America’s oldest, authentic African community was founded in 1970, Sangoma met Oyotunji’s founder and  Father of the Cultural Restoration movement in 1969 at the age of 12. 
A Sangoma speaks of a tribe of healers, diviners with indigenous gifts of ancestral medicine from South Africa.

      Sangoma graduated from Clark University, Worcester, Mass in 1977 with a BA in Theatre Arts, After a 20-year career in broadcast journalism, television, radio, and cable...life presented the opportunity to explore shamanism, women’s history, movement, pan Africanism and Wise woman Traditions. 


  Sangoma has taught at numerous summer camps and Earthskills gatherings throughout the southeast….most extensively...Earth Camp at Silverwater retreat center in the late 90s, Boone, NC.
     She was the Director and primary instructor for 180 “at risk” youth between 9-14...in the Camp Champion,  summer program in Thomson, Ga (1992, 1993) hosted by the McDuffie Health Coalition.
    Sangoma has more than 20 years in her priesthood, female rites of passage programs...women’s wisdom councils and weekend empowerment retreats. As an artist, facilitator of women's wisdom retreats and a cultural preservationist/educator now brings to birth the counterpart to 4 decades plus experience in Black Moon Spiral Video Production.
  

Tracy Renee

The Kindred Mama Otun, left hand to the head in Egbe societies...in staff and leadership of the Kindred. Tracy's path of service covers a history of building multiple non-profits that help military veterans and special needs children, marketing, web consult & design, event organization, as well as host to Elder Gatherings on Humble Hill in the Asheville, NC area and artist in her own right.

 

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More Kindred Connections
 
HRM Oba Adejuyigbe E.A. Adefunmi II,
oloye abule Oyotunjioyotunji.org
Bill Paravano - Knee Pain Guru
www.thekneepainguru.com/
Dr. Daniel Foor, PhD, MFT 
ancestralmedicine.org/
 
Growing Power and GFJI​ 
(Good Food & Justice Initiative)
growingpower.org/outreach/gfji/
 
Cathy Clark www.facebook.com/HistoricTrade/

Heather Lee

http://www.lovelettertomysisters.com/

The RAKit Club
http://rakit.club/
More to Come as the CommUnity grows!
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PermaJam Fam

In 2016, we melded music, art, ecology, sustainability, and wisdom to create an unforgettable experience for generations to come. PermaJam festivals are gatherings for our children and for the Earth. Everything that manifests at PermaJam is medicine to help nourish our surrounding communities and to help us remember who we are and where we come from. We hear the calling to return to our roots and break out of the mainstream culture that is influencing our children today. As conscious humans unite, we have the power to build a harmonious and solid foundation we can flourish on. And it all starts with planting seeds for our youth - If we can’t provide the valuable wisdom, tools, and skillsets our children need to grow, then how will future generations prosper? We promote a culture of Earth Stewardship, of responsibility and giving back to the land that sustains us. Our goal is to continue to build sustainable communities by organizing permaculture festivals.

Nova Scott-James is a filmmaker and artist from Harlem, NYC. She began to conceptualize this film in the wake of dealing with her grandmother's passing, when she found herself transforming her own childhood trauma and the trauma of her ancestors that she was experiencing in her waking life, in her body and spirit, and in dream time.

 

Wild Darlings Sing The Blues (and it’s a song of freedom) is an Afro-surrealist 8-part episodic doc narrative hybrid series, centered around a group of queer women of color building a utopian healing commune on a former slave plantation in Virginia.

View the trailer here:

https://vimeo.com/342044452?ref=fb-share&fbclid=IwAR0xqn6lLGQth1ihKGwlFTDlsCQ9qhAO9b-wSbHQ-JTYhhs9EAyI4U_9knk

Joy Maat

Maatic Flow Yoga incorporates whole health & wellness practices through Kemetic Yoga & Spirituality as well as healthy diet and conscious living.

Raine Ford

A Human-Earth Sanctuary & Learning Community and “Mountain Medicines, Spoken in the Language of Science”. The wellness team of Mountain Medicine Woman, Raine Ford, invite visitors and local community to turn off the Matrix and open all channels to the collective heart for healing, playfulness, restoration, and soul regeneration.

The name Nemeton literally means place of "beginnings". 

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The world is changing and we all know it and can feel it. 
As a result, the methods and tools we use to connect with others from different lifestyles, cultures, backgrounds and beliefs must adapt to today's needs as well. "What Color Is Your Soul?​" looks at Human Diversity and Inclusion through a scientific spiritual lens.

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Niambi deepens our conversation; inspires flexibility in our thinking while activating each of us to be a powerful catalyst for positive change and transformation.

"What Color Is Your Soul?" takes a truly amazing heart-centered approach; focusing on assisting you, ​​the reader, in developing an effective and adaptable Cultural Intelligence - which is an asset when navigating cultural differences and beliefs.

This life-changing book will inspire and support our collective desire to create intentional community environments; where the vision of Global Inclusion ​becomes more of "who" we are, rather than "what" we do. ​

Lena Ruark-Eastes

We believe the Earth is our wisest mentor. 🌎 We commit ourselves to intergenerational healing and creating dignified rites of passages that bring love of natural self, service to community and protection of the Earth. We believe that deepening a relationship with nature leads to choices that protect the places and species we love. Our programs bring ceremonial beauty for the health of the wild soul and the planet. The rights and well-being of girls, women and the feminine are central to our vision and actions, as we share skills for empowerment and create a space to heal from destructive cultural constructs that hurt girls and women. We are creating the nourishing and honoring culture we deserve. Ours is a place for sharing skills that create resiliency, connection, and natural meaning and joy.  Earth Path offers children a space to play and grow naturally, filling their spirits with a loving connection to the natural world. We are deepening relationships with self, community and Earth, in a world that pulls to distract us from what's most important. We uplift those basic natural human joys like sitting around a fire, singing together, listening to a chorus of birds at dawn, and feeling your heart pound as you climb a mountain. This is a homecoming to our birthright of the harmony and happiness that comes from being fully alive on planet earth. We believe optimal health and cultural regeneration is possible and is happening. Join us. 

Earthskills Rendezvous

2 events each year - Rivercane Rendezvous in the spring and Falling Leaves Rendezvous in the fall. Our program focus is daily top quality instruction in dozens of ancestral and heritage primitive skills such as matchless fire making, foraging for wild edible and medicinal plants, stone tool creation and use, ancient weaponry and basket making, just to name a few. 

Women's Wilderness Workshops

Come together to practice, share and teach earth based skills to enrich our connection to mother earth. All women are welcome to join us for 4 days of joyous learning, connection and sharing these most ancient of primitive skills.​

Joan Candalino

Joan is All things tipi and pottery and her partner Tom is a master blacksmith. If your search for sacred space leads you to the Cheyenne or Sioux style tipi for lodging, this Kindred can take you from the height, poles, construction…setup/breakdown and how to travel with it. Joan travels to many Earthskills events, pow wows and historic re-enactment gathering. 

Ayorinde Micaila Milburn Thomas

From One Woman’s Peace to Conscious Parties or community activism through the revival of the underground railroad to free the masses held captive in mental slavery… Coming as a hurricane of Inspiration, the power of voice and the amazing ways in which thoughts, expressions or even commercial voice overs are produced come through this soul-stirring messenger. Like picking up the Baton where Micheal Baisden left off, Ayo! raises consciousness, direction, and purpose every Monday 9:30 am www.WGIV.com, click on Listen Live! 

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