To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, The Albert Einstein Foundation has begun collecting the visions of the 100 greatest innovators, artists, scientists and visionaries of our time in the world’s first 3D-printed book – Genius: 100 Visions of the Future.
We are pleased to announce that SAL Program Legacy Leader, Jan Kahehti:io Longboat has been selected as a contributor. Jan Kahehti:io Longboat recognized internationally as a herbalist, elder, traditional healer and teacher. Her vision is to promote and support healthy and safe First Nations families through the teachings and practice of their culture.
"Today it is my vision and dream to reclaim the sacredness of the Indigenous life circle. The concept of the Indigenous circle is the braiding or tying together of all the spoken words of an Indigenous society. The words become a story to be forever passed on from generation to generation through the intent of the Good Mind.
As Indigenous people we never wondered if the universe is more complex than our brain. The answer from the Indigenous knowledge keepers knew that in a metaphorical sense the universe is our brain, thus the Indigenous life cycle is the vision of the Good Mind.
Our ancestors may not have known the speed of light, however they fully understood and practices the reality that the universe is greater than what we see and feel. therefore the ancient Indigenous knowledge of the universal energy of stories, visions, dreams are not separate from our human consciousness.
How does one describe the human relationship of this great universal energy. When we come together in the circle of Indigenous cultural themes and act them out, the production of collective sacred energy connects to all life. Every day we send our greetings and thanksgiving to the Mother Earth, Father Sky, Grandmother Moon, birds, animals, plants, the four winds, medicines and water and to the greatest gift of human life; the creator.
My vision today is to reclaim Indigenous thought, so we don't destroy the interlocking web of life forever." Jan Kahehti:io Longboat