Grandmother Margaret established the Cheyenne Elders Council as a non-profit organization focused on strengthening traditional indigenous values among both the Northern and Southern Cheyenne. At this time, all of her energy is focused on the needs of the Northern Cheyenne on their reservation in Montana. Although she is no longer a member of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, she maintains support for their critical work in the world. Following the great success of the Grandmother's Council Gathering in 2012, the Cheyenne Elders Council has undertaken two major projects, both of which would welcome your support.
The first is the completion of the film "The Ride Home" which documents the historic breakout of the Northern Cheyenne from brutal captivity in Oklahoma. The webseries has been very well received thus far. To follow the progress of the film and be able to link to the film's website, please go to the donations page.
The second project is focused on raising sufficient funding to allow for the outright purchase of the land and home Grandmother Margaret is currently renting on the Northern Cheyenne reservation. This purchase which will go a long way in meeting the long-term needs of the Cheyenne Elders Council. A sacred arbor has already been built, and with the support of the non-profit "Beyond Borders", plans are in place to construct a large Council Hut that will host those who would like to participate in future teachings and ceremonial gatherings.