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sacred buffalo

Here we have Gretchen del Rio’s delightful watercolor painting of Sacred Buffalo. Gretchen created it for a women’s collective – the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers – an organized movement to affirm the human connection to this beautiful Earth of ours and an alliance to protect our resources. You can read more about the painting and the group by following the link to Gretchen’s blog.  J.D.

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‘When one sits in the hoop of the People, one must be responsible because all of creation is related and the hurt of one is the hurt of all and the honor of one is the honor of all.’

‘White Buffalo Calf Woman’


I was asked to create this painting for a collective of women coming together to support/embody the energy of white buffalo calf woman. I am very excited about what is happening here. ‘This is a calling of women of peace from all walks of life to join hands and come together as a collective to support a humble movement of the Original People of the world.’



“When the council of original seed issued by the Mother called upon the four elements ~ air, water, earth and fire ~ to Unity ~ life came to be on planet Earth. Now today, the Mother is…

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2 thoughts on “sacred buffalo

  1. It is a good thing that each of us, not only speaks out for peace and a different order of things, but also that this be made more powerful by engaging in groups, which can add weight to the message. That those groups can include indigenous peoples, particularly those who have the rooted tradition of connectedness with and respect for the Mother Earth, is more powerful still. Thank you, Gretchen, for adding such colour to this message.


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