Voice for the VoicelessGrandma Aggie was the descendant of tribal leaders from Takelma Band of the Rogue River Indians, both political and spiritual. In her mid-40s, following decades of service to her family and her tribal communities, she decided to accept the call from Creator and begin walking a more spiritual path. This is when she began dedicating her energy to speaking on behalf of Mother Earth and all creatures. Her guiding vision was to be a “voice for the voiceless.”
Soon after, she and her husband Grant began to meet with tribal elders and learn about the traditional Salmon Ceremony that her Takelma ancestors had held each year on the Rogue River. The purpose of the ceremony is to welcome and give thanks for the return of the salmon. Aggie and Grant’s goal was to revive this ancient tradition, after its 140 year absence. This was only the beginning of Grandma Aggie’s 50-year legacy of projects for spiritual renewal and environmental protection.
For more details about her work as a voice for the voiceless, see the stories, videos, and photos on the Upriver to Morning Project website at: https://www.uprivertomorning.com/about-grandma-aggie/.
The Past Events page holds an even broader view of her legacy.
Please see the Legacy Links for many photos, writings, videos, and audios.