Sunday, April 19, 2015

Honoring Perry Ave. Community Farm and Sweet Water Foundation in South Chicago

James St. Goddard, spiritual leader of the Blackfeet Confederacy (Montana), travels to Chicago, Illinois on a mission to "wake up" America to stop the destruction and devastation of Mother Earth.  An inter-tribal delegation of Indigenous Peoples and People of Color met with some South Chicago community leaders, scholars, chefs and urban farmers in South Chicago's poorest neighborhood.  Restoring communities back to harmony with Nature and Mother Earth is a mission of St. Goddard and Alaska's Big Village Network.

Alaska's Big Village Network witnessed a spiritual honoring ceremony in Chicago's poorest neighborhood, one of the largest "food deserts" or food prisons in the US.   Sweet Water Foundation and Perry Ave. Community Farm are working in South Chicago to uplift the community out of poverty and return people to their natural roots in the soil overcoming the negative ills of the built environment.

James St. Goddard, spiritual leader of the Blackfeet Confederacy talks about indigenous ways of being at the THINK-DO lab at South Chicago's Sweet Water Foundation headquarters
James St. Goddard and 3-year and 9-year old sons pray and bless Perry Ave. Community Farm
James St. Goddard ordains Orrin Williams as a spiritual leader

St. Goddard sings prayer and honor song in Chicago's poorest neighborhood

Sweet Water Foundation headquarters after Orrin Williams ordination and prayers at Perry Ave. Community Farm in South Chicago