The Seventh Generation Initiative



There is movement happening around the Great Lakes that is gathering momentum. In fact it is evolving so fast it’s hard to keep up

Through ceremony and spiritual guidance, the Seventh Generation Initiative, a grass-roots phenomenon led by Indigenous women and youth, is based on our love for the the land, the water and the future generations of all species. Guided by a series of four fires led by Mississauga ceremonial keeper, Nancy Rowe, the Initiative is rapidly emerging throughout the Great Lakes region.

Based on the traditional modes of indigenous council, the Talking Circle is a structured dialogue centred around significant questions of concern, with a fully inclusive and open approach to engaging each individual’s contribution to the question of focus. A deep listening emerges and possible actions form from the understanding among people. We also add visual recording to capture the dialogue.