Mona Polacca, MSW, is an America-born author, educator, and advocate for social justice and a Hopi/Havasupai/Tewa spiritual elder. She is a member of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers and has served on several United Nations committees on indigenous peoples’ issues. She is also the president of the Turtle Island Project, a nonprofit program that provides transcultural training to individuals, families, and healthcare professionals.
In my upbringing, I was taught that everyone is my relative. That we are all relatives. My parents and grandparents instilled this value since I was a child and I notice that, without question, it helps me to see the value in each person and living thing.
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Petra Brussee interviews M.S.W. Mona Polacca representing the International Council of 13 indigenous grandmothers at the multi-stakeholder dialogue on water in the post-2015 agenda in the Peace Palace in The Hague, The Netherlands. 21 March 2012.
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