Great-grandmother Mary Lyons

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Great-grandmother Mary Lyons

Wisdom Keeper, an Empowerment Coach, Activist and Author

Great-grandmother Mary Lyons is an Ojibwe Elder, formally known as a world-renowned Wisdom Keeper, an Empowerment Coach, Activist and Author. She is an International keynote speaker and seminar leader, from the Parliament of World Religions, NYC Climate March, Global Elder’s Gathering on Climate Change and a United Nations Indigenous Observer, just to mention a few.

She is the author of Wisdom Lessons, focusing on self-development, self-care and personal empowerment. Her platform passion is “Reweaving the forgotten ancestral history and codes of the Great Mystery, we touch on moments in ‘there-story.” GGM Mary teaches seminars internationally, and has appeared on radio around the world. She has a passion for helping people to broaden their perspective on reality, and for helping empower individuals to recognize and step into their wholeness.

She has dedicated her life to helping people take command of their lives in highly effective, powerful, positive ways. A pioneer in the human potential field, she has spent nearly 50 years teaching thousands of people meditation, prayer, affirmation, and intuition.

GGM Mary is a visionary co-founder of several global groups, Women of Wellbriety, Int’l, a 100% volunteer on-line wellness group with yearly gatherings that promotes sobriety and healing. Amongst her strong commitments, she is one of the 5 women whom co-founded the global “Grandmothers of the Sacred WE, etc. She developed a Circle Leadership style of organizational structure to bring the collaborate process to change the hierarchical structure in today’s society.

She continues to work at the intersections the criminal justice, environmental issues, child welfare systems and develops policy and advocacy strategies to help reduce the chances of family separation and MMIW (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women).

She is a writer, storyteller and has published books about spirituality, self-examination, and cross-cultural understanding. She is also a community organizer, world traveler and has often appeared in the media as an activist for climate justice and social justice issues. As an Ojibwe Elder, a non-violent direct action activist, she believes we can change the world for the better again if we come together as a community.

In conclusion to her journeys, her strengths rest in the following:

GGM Mary felt there was little space for people of color and she wanted to create that space. She brings a de-colonial and anti-capitalistic framework to the mainstream environmental movement through spiritual wisdom lessons. She speaks at rallies, city council meetings, schools, women prisons, global elder circles and is currently an elder observer at the United Nations Forum on Indigenous Issues.

Being an activist and policy changer, she’s worked on everything from Native Lives Matter, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, LGBT, Transgender issues, Moms Clean Air Force organization, and bringing awareness and action to protecting the four elements, Water, Air, Fire and Earth.

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ID Event Name Duration Start Date
UE-1801 Shamanism Summit 3 Days July 7, 2020