Please join us as we gather to honor Haudenosaunee Elder Tom Porter for being a devoted wisdom keeper for his Peoples and a lifelong champion for the revitalization of native languages and traditions.
Tom Porter, Sakokweniónkwas, a member of the Bear Clan of the Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne, is the founder, director, and spiritual leader of the traditional Mohawk Community of Kanatsioharé:ke located in ancestral Mohawk territory in the Mohawk Valley of New York State. Tom is a much respected Elder who has devoted his life to educating Native and non-Native people about the true history, culture and spirituality of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Peoples. A nationally recognized figure in Indian country since the 1960s, he cofounded the Akwesasne Freedom School, which is today the oldest immersion school in the country, and the White Roots of Peace, a group of Haudenosaunee who toured the country encouraging Indians to embrace their respective Native traditions.
The Wisdom Fellowship Award is presented annually to honor the work of an Indigenous elder who has demonstrated lifelong achievement in bringing wisdom, leadership and learning to their people and their community.
This year the Wisdom Fellowship Award will be presented to Tom Porter on June 22 at Ramscale Studio, 463 West St. in New York City . Please join us!
The award ceremony will be followed by a reception.
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Organizer of Wisdom Fellowship Award Ceremony
Sacred Fire Foundation works to ensure the continuance of ancestral wisdom; and to expand awareness about why the Indigenous worldview is crucial for all of us now, as well as for the future generations. We envision a global society that prioritizes balance, community, and connection, and helps to sustain all life on earth.