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September 21-25, 2015*




Janet WindWalker Jones, Long Hair Clan Mother to the Cherokee in Texas, is a member of the Texas Cherokee Tribe with ancestral ties to the Lenne Lenape and Wabanaki People, the Creek Nation, Scott-Irish, Newfoundlanders and English.  She celebrates her  multicultural heritage and honors multiculturalism as a fundamental tenants of community. WindWalker spent 24 years with the Department of Defense (DoD) in Human Services programs during which time she wrote a DoD publication honoring the Indigenous tribes of the US. Since retiring in 1997 she’s worked in multiple forums promoting wellness, empowerment, cultural identity awareness, multiculturalism, social justice, and world peace initiatives. Currently she is President of The Centre of Health & Whole Healing. 

Juan Mancias is Tribal Chairman of the Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe of Texas. Born in Dimmitt, Texas, Mancias attended and graduated from Texas Tech University with degrees in political science and sociology. His hobbies include the correct depiction of Texas Indigenous history, where his people are involved. Juan, along with support and help from his elders and relatives, has successfully maintained and perserved the Carrizo/Comecrudo identity, where no hope of perservation was otherwise capable..

Audri Scott Williams was the Vision Keeper who led the Trail of Dreams World Peace Walk over 6 continents (2005-2009), and the 13 Moon Walk 4 Peace across America to over 50 communities (2010-2011). She has received numerous awards for her service to humanity. Awards include: the Presidential Certificate of Merit (President Bill Clinton), HBO Hearing Her Voice, Telling Her Story Award; Volvo for Life American Heroes Award; and the 2008 URI Bowes Award to the Trail of Dreams Team (awarded in India). She holds a Masters in Liberal Arts from Naropa University/Creation Spirituality in Indigenous Science, a BA in Criminology from the University of Tampa, with post graduate studies at Harvard University, University of Maryland, and American University. 

Inez Torres-DavisInez Torres Davis is Women of the ELCA director for justice. She also coordinates the Women of the ELCA grants program, which makes annual grants to groups and agencies that provide support and services to women and children; and she develops programs, events, and conversations related to racism, cross-cultural understanding, commercial sexual exploitation, and the care of creation. Inez supports Today’s Dream, Tomorrow’s Reality, our network of anti-racism educators and advocates.

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