The Fountain pools together a global alliance of eight visionaries made up of First Nation People representatives and economists, supported by a group of international advisors and assistants. The Fountain group has been gathering since 2013 with the shared intention of restoring a global economy centered on the indigenous principle of Reciprocity, and inspired by Nature and the Sacred.
Join members of this sacred circle to discover their plans for impact in the coming year, and how they intend to move mountains with their inspirational collaboration. There will also be a music performance by Bethany Yarrow and Rufus Cappadocia.
Leading at the frontier of Sacred Economics, The Fountain calls on the combined insights of nature’s intelligence, time honored indigenous wisdom and the acumen of leading Western economists to redefine economics, bring practical solutions to the world’s current financial and environmental crises and to powerfully restore the natural order of our Earth for future generations.
The group’s shared expertise encompasses Social Entrepreneurship, Creative Financing, Impact Investment, First Nation Economic Models, New Economic Paradigms, Sacred Economy, Cross Cultural Communication and Collaboration through Earth Initiatives.
This event is produced in collaboration with Evolver.
About the speakers:
Jyoti (Jeneane Prevatt, PhD) is an internationally renowned spiritual teacher. She has cultivated projects that demonstrate ways of life that honor the Earth and all Peoples. As the Spiritual Director of the Center for Sacred Studies (sacredstudies.org), she co-founded Kayumari with spiritual communities both in America and Europe. Other projects she has helped to convene are The Fountain (thefountaincss.org) and the Unity Concert (theblackhillsarenotforsale.org) The Fountain holds a mission to restore an economic model based on collaboration and reciprocity guided by Nature and the Sacred. The Unity Concert brings awareness to the need to return the Black Hills to the Great Sioux Nation. As stated, "We anticipate that if the Black Hills are returned to their Native guardians, it will impact how we treat endangered sacred sites around the world and will be a catalytic step toward reweaving the sacred fabric of our planet." Through this work collaborative relationships with many indigenous communities and organizations that are focused on economic, social and environmental solutions have developed, creatively addressing the global challenges of our times.
Bethany Yarrow is a singer and activist who has been involved in many social justice, environmental and water issues over the years. Deeply influenced by prayer and ceremonial music, she performs with cellist Rufus Cappadocia as one half of the cello & voice duo, Bethany & Rufus. In their role as musician activists, they often find themselves in the streets playing at demonstrations, rallies, and concerts for change around the word. Bethany is also the daughter of Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary and has been performing with him at concerts and rallies since she was 8 years old. She is one of the founding organizers of the Black Hills Unity Concert, as well as the Waterfall Unity Alliance (formed to stop pipelines in and fossil fuel infrastructure expansion in New York and transition to Earth based models of community power), and a member of the advisory board of the Center For Earth Ethics at Union Divinity School.
Lawrence Bloom is Secretary General of Be Earth Foundation, a UN intergovernmental organization and visionary holding the seat on the Fountain of the New Global Financial Structure and Creative Financing. Lawrence’s role within the Fountain is glean from the wisdom of indigenous Peoples ways to create a sound financial system that respects and nourishes the
Earth and all humanity. He sat on the Executive Committee of the Intercontinental Hotel group where he administered their 3 billion real estate globally. He was also the first Chair of the Global Agenda Council on Urban Management for the World Economic Forum at Davos and Chair of the UN Green Economy Initiative Council for Green Cities, Buildings and Transport. He is a founding board member of the Intentional Investment Bank and an international advisor to the Memnosyne Foundation.
Mindahi Crescencio Bastida Muñoz is the director of the Original Caretakers Initiative at the Center for Earth Ethics. He serves as the General Coordinator of the Otomi-Hñahñu Regional Council in Mexico, a caretaker of the philosophy and traditions of the Otomi people, and has been an Otomi Ritual Ceremony Officer since 1988. Born in Tultepec, Mexico, he holds a doctorate of rural development from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana and is the President of the Mexico Council of Sustainable Development.
Bastida Muñoz is a member of the steering committee of the Indigenous Peoples’ Biocultural Climate Change Assessment Initiative, and has served as a delegate to several commissions and summits on indigenous rights and the environment. He has written extensively on the relationship between the State and Indigenous Peoples, intercultural education, collective intellectual property rights and associated traditional knowledge, among other topics.