The International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers The International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, ,

The 13 Grandmothers are Female Food Heroes because, since 2004, they have been traveling the globe to protect Mother Earth. They work to prevent lands being destroyed by illegal logging & mining, to keep waterways from being poisoned, to free their youth from poverty..etc.The 13 Grandmothers are:  Aama Bombo (Tamang - Nepal), Agnes Baker-Pilgrim (Takelma, Confederated Tribes of Siletz - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA), Beatrice Long-Visitor Holy Dance (Oglala Lakota - Black Hills, South Dakota, USA),  Bernadette Rebienot (Omyene - Gabon, Africa),  Clara Shinobu Iura (Amazonian Rainforest, Brazil), Flordemayo (Mayan - Highlands of Central America/ New Mexico), Julieta Casimiro (Mazatec - Huautla de Jimenez, Mexico), Margaret Behan (Arapaho/Cheyenne - Montana, USA), Maria Alice Campos-Freire (Amazonian Rainforest, Brazil), Mona Polacca (Hopi/Havasupai/Tewa - Arizona), Rita Pitka Blumenstein (Yup’ik - Alaskan Tundra, USA), Rita Long-Visitor Holy Dance (Oglala Lakota - Black Hills, South Dakota, USA), Tsering Dolma Gyaltong (Tibetan)