Grandmother Tonya Whitedeer Cargill



grandmothertonyawhitedeercargill  June 6, 2018 РGoodbye dear sister

Grandmother Tonya Whitedeer Cargill walked on in May 2018. I was traveling in May. I felt that a transition had taken place, and I knew intrinsically that it was Grandmother Whitedeer. I could feel her absence. Yesterday, I telephoned California and spoke with her husband. Grandmother Whitedeer did not suffer at the end of life, according to her spouse, and I am relieved that she walked on to the other side without pain.

Grandmother started the Sisterhood of the Planetary Water Rites at Some of the sisters helped Grandmother with the website because she was a teacher and not a computer techie. I was honored to be a councilwoman. I remember when Grandmother called me up and told me that it was important that I join and why.

In 2014, I moved to Saratoga Springs, NY, the home of my ancestors since 1856. I am focusing on Herbal Keepers as a Mission: We teach about the importance of pollinators for a secure local food supply. I am a protector of the Green Nation at

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We need to safeguard water and the green nation for the future, not for ourselves, but for the next generation, and generations to come. Dedicating daily Ceremony is the center of our Being, and we are honored to be called the Sisterhood of Planetary Water Rites. Water, plant and pollinator advocacy continues at

Even though our spiritual teacher has walked on, I feel it is important to remember what she taught us about The Net of Light and the Grandmothers Teachings. I am blessed Grandmother trusted the Sisterhood with her life’s lessons and the book of her life’s work entitled Messages from the Ancient Ones. I asked Grandmother if she wanted to publish the book a few months ago and she said no. The book was a gift.

Miigwetch Grandmother. I will always remember you until our paths cross again. Aho.