|Elder's Meditation of the Day February 16|
|"Because woman lives so close to our first mother, the Earth, she emanates the strength and harmonious nature of all things."|
|--Larry P. Aitken, CHIPPEWA|
|At an Elders gathering, held in July 1991, we were told the Indian woman would play an instrumental part in leading the healing of Indian nations. The old people said we were to look up to her in a sacred manner. They said the Earth Mother would give the woman special gifts of love. The woman and the Earth Mother are connected in a special way. Women should pay attention to the lessons coming from the earth. Men should treat the women with respect, dignity and honor.|
Grandfather, Grandmother, give the Indian woman Your strength to heal our earth.