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Maria Alice Campos Freire



Maria Alice Campos Freire is a Brazilian elder, spiritual leader, and plant medicine healer. She is one of thirteen indigenous women who founded the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, and she is the founder of the Centro Medicina da Floresta (Forest Medicine Center, CMF), which was created “to preserve and expand the forest people’s traditional knowledge of local plant medicines by safeguarding and cultivating the native flora of the rainforest.”

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For the Next 7 Generations: The Grandmothers Speak

13 Indigenous women elders, shamans and medicine women from around the world, have been called together to share their sacred wisdom and practices.

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Grandmothers Counsel the World: Women Elders Offer Their Vision for Our Planet

We are thirteen indigenous grandmothers. . . .

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The Path of Peace

Maria Alice Campos-Freire is one of the Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, a group of women dedicated to promoting peace and understanding through Indigenous wisdom.

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For the Next 7 Generations

In 2004, 13 Indigenous Grandmothers from all four corners, moved by their concern for our planet, came together at a historic gathering, where they decided to form an alliance: The International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers. This is their story.

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Talking Feather at the Rio+20 People’s Summit—13 Grandmothers Mona Polacca & Maria A.C. Friere

Introduction to the Talking Feather Ceremony held at the June 2012 People’s Summit at Rio+20 - Cupula dos Povos na Rio+20 in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

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Legacy of Wisdom - Maria Alice Campos Freire - Intimacy and Sexuality

Grandmother Maria Alice Campos Freire talks about her relationship to intimacy through nature—and how the different phases of life affect people and where a person is often is dependent on their particular experiences in life. She speaks beautifully to how people can find this intimacy.

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Maria Alice Campos Freire: Indigenous Voices

Grandmother Maria Alice Campos Freire was born in Brazil. Growing up in Brazil she saw much war and persecution. At age 17, when pregnant with her daughter, Maria Alice was put in prison and tortured.

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Healing from Within: An Evening with 13 Grandmothers

The event focused on the collective responsibility that the planet's inheritors must take in the face of water shortage, pollution, war, and conflict.

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Avo’ (Grandmother) Maria Alice Campos Freire: Umbanda Religion—Life Advice

This is a series of video clips & wisdom, from Avo' (Grandmother) Maria Alice Campos Freire , who practices as a Master of Ceremony, in the Umbanda Religion., in Brazil. "Although we are old ones, our voice is very important for the world at this moment.

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