Dr. Heide Goettner-Abendroth
Dr Heide Goettner-Abendroth, PhD, has published extensively on matriarchal societies and culture, and is the founder of the discipline of Modern Matriarchal Studies. Her magnum opus is Matriarchal Societies. Studies on Indigenous Cultures across the Globe (2003).
Considered a ‘grandmother’ of the worldwide Sacred/Circle Dance movement, Laura Shannon has been researching, teaching, and writing about traditional women’s dances for over thirty years. Laura is a faculty member of the Findhorn Foundation Sacred Dance Department and Founding Director of the Athena Institute for Women’s Dance and Culture.
Miigam’agan is a Wabanaki/Mi’kmaw grandmother of the Jagej Clan from Esgenoôpetitj/ Burnt Church also known as Atlantic Canada. She is Elder-in-Residence at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, NB, a role in which she provides support for Indigenous students and offers opportunities for the students and faculty to learn from Indigenous knowledge keepers.