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Turtle Island Water

Gee dee beeg (Turtle Song)O gee dee beeg, pa pa mash yaan (I fly over the waters) Pa pa wa ban da man, akee, (I look over the creation) Mik kin ak, nga, wee chee wa (I go with the turtle) Un do nay wuk, An ish na be (Searching for the Anishnabe) ee ya, ee ya hay, ee ya, ee ya ho (2x’s)(Repeat 1st verse & chant)O gee dee beeg, pa pa mash yan (I fly over the waters) Pa pa wa ban da man, a kee (I search for the creation) Maa nee doo, nga wee chee wa (I go with the Great Spirit) Na nan da wee at, Anishnabe (Healing his people – the Anishnabe

The Turtle Lodge is sharing this original song for Nibi - the Water. The song was gifted to the Turtle Lodge by Zoongi Gabowi Ozawa Kinew Ikwe (Strong Standing Golden Eagle Woman), Anishnabe Nation, Crane Clan (Ojijak), who received the song in a dream. It is for all to learn and please share widely.

WATER Is LIFE!

Life from the Water

For the Next 7 Generations

In Honour of

Grandmother Agnes

"Taowhywee" (Morning Star)

Baker Pilgrim

Dear Relatives and Friends,

We are saddened to share the news that our eldest beautiful beloved sister, Grandmother Agnes "Taowhywee" (Morning Star) Baker Pilgrim made her journey home to the Spirit World on November 27, 2019 at 8:49 am, she was 95 years old. Her family was at her bedside, as she smiled and took her last breath.

RIP/ Grandmother Aggie...The water runs like a river from my heart to my eyes that i cannot see, but can only feel . Thank you for being apart of my journey dearest Aggie. We are grateful for your wisdom & love. Voice for the Voiceless. we will carry on. Jah Bless up/Prayers up/Tobacco down.😎🐢😎🙏💧.😎

“Everyday, I thank God that I have been able to do the things I do as one of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, and to walk my talk. I say, “Do it right, because you only got one time to walk this earth. Make it good, make it a good thing.” - Grandmother Agnes

Dear Relatives and Friends,

We are saddened to share the news that our eldest beautiful beloved sister, Grandmother Agnes "Taowhywee" (Morning Star) Baker Pilgrim made her journey home to the Spirit World on November 27, 2019 at 8:49 am, she was 95 years old. Her family was at her bedside, as she smiled and took her last breath.

On September 11, 1924 she was born in Logsden, Oregon on a tribal allotment at the headwaters of the Siletz River. She came from the bloodline of Chief George Harney of the Siletz Tribe and her parents were Eveline Lydia Harney Baker and George Wentworth Baker. Her mother’s tribal lineage is Takelma of the Siletz Confederated Tribe and her father is Coos Tribe, both are Oregon coastal tribes.

Grandmother Aggie, was a dedicated warrior grandmother, for many causes. She was a “voice for the voiceless” – animals, plants, and the water. She had many major accomplishments in the efforts and causes she pursued. To name a few, she led the successful removal and clean up of all the dams on the Rogue River by 2012 and in 1994 she revived the Siletz tribal sacred Salmon Ceremony. Her community work included serving as an advisor to a medical doctor’s association and creating opportunities for the young tribal members to learn about their culture.

We the Grandmothers and all who have had the honor of sharing a moment in the life walk of Grandmother Agnes cherish, honor and hold high respect for her life and now offer prayers of gratitude and for her good journey to her place in the Spirit World.

Blessings and prayers to Nadine Martin, her daughter and faithful assistant throughout the years of her travels with the Grandmothers as well as her five generations of grandchildren that she loved so dearly.

Please offer prayers with us for her good journey.

Love and Light,

International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers

Note: Further details for memorial and funeral services will be posted when available.