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With elders at an international ceremony at the base of Mt. Fuji Japan!

The Grandmother Work Continues!

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Susan Stark Christianson is currently traveling to conduct interviews with four prominent indigenous grandmothers about their prophesy stories and the importance of those stories in the world today. In September she interviewed Hopi Grandmother Pershile Ami in Arizona. In October she traveled to New Hampshire for the Medicine Hoop of Life Ceremony and then participated in an international ceremony in Japan.  Stay tuned.....

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"The Wisdom of the Grandmothers," has broadcast more than 440 times on 85 PBS and FNX stations in 19 states and 42 markets, to an audience of almost 89 million in more than 34.5 million households since it first aired in 2015!

Susan Stark Christianson is an award-winning former journalist currently living in Juneau, Alaska and Sedro- Wooley, Washington. She is the owner of Christianson Communications, an advertising and public relations firm, and Walton Group Publications, a new publishing business focused on promoting work by women. She is a former Deputy Director of Communications for the State of Alaska Office of the Governor. She developed a successful advertising campaign to bring awareness to the issues surrounding domestic violence and sexual assault in Alaska.  Her volunteer work has included serving on the Board of Directors of International Cross-Cultural Alcohol Program (Inter-CCAP), as well as numerous local service organizations.  Creating "The Wisdom of the Grandmothers" was the fulfillment of a one of Susan's life dreams. It was also life-changing, providing her with the opportunity to meet and be inspired by the incredible mothers and grandmothers she met along the journey.


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More About  the Women's Voices Project

TheWomen's Voices Project initially grew out of a dream.  We hoped to help advance the status of women through interviews with grandmothers throughout the world. Since the book "Women's Voices: The Wisdom of the Grandmothers" was published in 2010, the project has grown in scope and content to include the documentary film  "The Wisdom of the Grandmothers " and our blog to share more. Please join our blog community and share a story about your grandmother's wisdom!



Rasmuson Foundation Fellowship Award Recipient

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About  the Filmmaker and Author - Susan Stark Christianson

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We' ve had more than 440 broadcasts on PBS/FNX stations across the country so far!

Thank you to the organizers of the Joshua Tree International Film Festival for selecting us as the recipient of the 2016 Peace Award.

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Recent  Screenings were held at:

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What  Viewers Have to Say

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"There won't be peace on earth until the voices of the grandmothers are heard."   

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"I am so grateful and honored to have been selected as a 2018 Rasmuson Foundation Fellowship Award recipient. In May, Rasmuson Foundation named 35 artists from 12 Alaska communities as the 2018 recipients and I was one of 10 artists to receive a Fellowship Award. The Fellowship will enable me to to continue the work started with "The Wisdom of the Grandmothers" and produce another documentary with additional grandmother interviews focused on indigenous prophesy stories and their lessons for today's world. Thank you to the Rasmuson Foundation for this recognition and life-changing opportunity! " - Susan Stark Christianson

                                                                                                              

Left: Susan Stark Christianson                                     Right: Diane Kaplan, President and CEO of  the Rasmuson Foundation

Inspired by an indigenous teaching that states, "There won't be peace on earth until the voices of the grandmothers are heard," this documentary set out to find out why. In interviews with grandmothers and elders from Siberia to Patagonia, "The Wisdom of the Grandmothers" is a powerful testimony to the importance of the voices of elder women in today's world. Love, community, creativity, family, faith and spirituality, respect and caring for our Mother Earth are just of a few of the important topics shared. Come to our screenings, check out when it will be aired on a PBS station in your area, (or please call you local station to ask them to air it) and watch the extended interviews online. 


Watch the :30 PBS Promo below.

An historic event!

The Spiritual Unity of Tribes - Gathering of Eagles was held in the Black Hills of South Dakota June 21-25, 2016. The event was attendied by almost 300 people and was the first Spiritual Unity of Tribes Gathering  planned by the grandmothers. Many of the grandmothers in our film were  there. Particpants learned more about the importance of the role of grandmothers in our world. Visit www.SUT-GatheringofEagles.orgfor more information.

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