Building Communities of Trust

Mission-driven activities and events focused on peace and unity.

Living Treasures of North America
2019 Heritage Awards


The Prairyerth 2019 Living Treasures of North America Heritage Award recipients were selected for their dedication and service to their Elders and keeping the traditions and teaching of the Anishinaabeg People alive for the next Seven Generations.


The Recognition Award Nominees each demonstrate a true model of servant leadership and mentoring through their Native Traditions through book writing, workshops, conferences, drumming and sharing of the Sacred Fire around the world. 


Honorees include Bruce Hardwick, Patricia Hardwick, Duane Kinnart, Osahmin Judith Meister, Van Archiquette. Posthumously Momfeather Martha Kaebli-Erikson, and Janet Seville.


A full day of events along with TEAM Workshops is scheduled along with the Honor Ceremony.

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This event hosted by  Prairyerth & TEAM.

On February 16, 1996, an ancient Peace fire was lit on the campus of Northeastern Illinois University by Muk Ta Tha - Bruce Hardwick,  and Muk Wa O Day - Duane Kinnart, two Ojibway Firekeepers from Rapid River, Michigan. Peacekeepers and Spiritual Leaders have been visiting the Northeastern campus for over 20 years to visit the fire Circle, participate in ceremonies on campus and share their knowledge and wisdom with our community, with coal bundles from the fires traveling around the world.



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