KIVA 2025

THE VOICE OF THE ANCESTRAL COMMUNITIES

A Global Pilgrimage for Peace and Unity

*Organized by Raíces de la Tierra

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KIVA 2025

THE VOICE OF THE ANCESTRAL COMMUNITIES

A Global Pilgrimage for Peace and Unity

*Organized by Raíces de la Tierra

donate here

 THE VOICE OF THE ANCESTRAL COMMUNITIES

Join the pilgrimage

 THE VOICE OF THE ANCESTRAL COMMUNITIES

Join the pilgrimage

THE VOICE OF THE ANCESTRAL COMMUNITIES

who are we?

ROOTS OF THE EARTH – NGO

WE ARE ROOTS OF THE EARTH

Roots of the Earth is a global non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and spreading the native knowledge of ancestral traditions through the KIVA ceremony. For over 40 years this ceremony has been held in America and has expanded to Europe and Asia, bringing together more than 700 leaders from indigenous communities.

OUR VISION

Roots of the Earth was born from the vision of linking ancestral cultures from different territories across the globe. Our aim is to share the traditional indigenous wisdom of the knowledge keepers worldwide through four primary legacies: the sweat lodge, vision quest, sun dance, and the KIVA ceremony. These ceremonies travel the world, providing spiritual service and fostering connections and bridges between indigenous worldviews and modern societies. They bring together all races, languages, prayers, and songs.

OUR HISTORY 

Our history dates back to the 1960s, inspired by the vision of Raimundo Tigre Pérez, an indigenous elder and knowledge keeper. He was a passionate advocate for the rights of indigenous peoples and the preservation and rights of Mother Earth and all life on it. His spiritual legacy is to unify diverse worldviews through the KIVA ceremony.

We are currently present in 13 countries, working within communities to preserve ancestral traditions for future generations.

OUR MISSION 

The mission of Roots of the Earth is to make indigenous traditions visible and honour ancestral cultures that understand the important of respecting and living in harmony with nature and all beings.  

We are a collaborative network that promotes projects of:

  • Care and defense of the territory.
  • Safeguarding nature.
  • Rescue of native languages and cultural heritage.
  • Recognizing, accepting, and honoring the belonging of indigenous peoples.
  • Making visible the political and historical wounds of dispossession of indigenous peoples.
  • Support for cultural integration.
  • Healthy and sustainable economies.

Objectives of Roots of the Earth:

  • Support the realization of traditional spiritual ceremonies, their conservation, and expansion to the five continents.
  • Empower the opening of peoples and guardians of indigenous knowledge to share knowledge, culture, tradition, spirituality, and worldview.
  • Strengthen the importance of traditional knowledge and the intimate relationship with nature.
  • Support the creation of dignified economies for indigenous communities participating in this spiritual-cultural movement.
  • Welcome and support new generations with hope, strength, and respect.
  • Create intercultural meeting spaces for the whole family.

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Raymundo tigre perez (1946 -1995)

Raymundo Tigre Pérez, was a Medicine Man and Holy Man of the “Red Path”, raised in Texas. He was involved in the spiritual way of life of different reservations of the natives from North America and the great Nation Lakota.
It was during a ceremony that Raymundo Tigre Pérez had a vision, Mother Earth was sad and crying because her children had separated themselves from her and forgotten their traditions and the languages she has given to each village. He saw how the Earth opened up and formed a circle with a fire inside, from one direction beings from different places, colors and races walked in; praying in their native languages, placing their offerings in the fire for Mother Earth, who ceased to cry and began to sing songs of joy at seeing her children reunited again, bringing healing to the entire planet.

Raymundo Tigre Pérez dedicated his life to teach the essence and importance of the spirituality of Native America and was a unifier between the original nations. He fought passionately for the rights of native people and Latin American immigrants in the United States of America.
His work with the Kivas was recognized by the Native American Council in 1995 by awarding him a ceremonial bonnet (the one in this photo) at the end of a Kiva ceremony that year, which served as his farewell to this physical plane; that same night he joined the stars.

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    Join the pilgrimage

    In February and March 2025, over 25 representatives from ancestral communities will embark on a historic pilgrimage across the five continents, aiming to deliver a profound message of peace and unity for humanity.

    In today’s increasingly individualistic societies, we have lost our sense of unity and collaboration. To address this, various representatives of ancestral communities will come together for a historic pilgrimage across the five continents. Through a sacred ceremony called the KIVA, they will share a message of peace and unity through their voices – words, songs and prayers. 

    These diverse indigenous peoples will make a 45-day journey across the five continents, travelling together to form a circle of protection for humanity. This journey aims to unite all races in a single prayer for Mother Earth.

    This is a CALL for you. We invite you to  join this ceremony that transcends borders and highlights the value of diversity, unity, and generosity. It is time to restore the Earth’s balance, walking in harmony with her as one big family.

    WHEN & WHERE: February – March 2025 / 5 CONTINENTS
    EUROPE: ITALY February 6 – 9
    ASIA: INDIA February 13 – 16
    OCEANIA: AUSTRALIA March 2 – 5
    AFRICA: SOUTHERN AFRICA March 13 – 16
    AMERICA: CHILE March 20 – 23

    “Let us walk together in honor and respect for all our relations”

    native leaders

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    pilgrimage through the 5 continents / FEBRUARY – MARCH 2025

    WHEN AND WHERE?

    6 – 9 February

    EUROPE
    Italy

    This continent belongs to the color white on the medicine wheel, the white race that represents intellect, intelligence and reason, continent of druids, Celts and ancient cultures that handled magic, runes and rites. It will be the first continent on which our Kiva pilgrimage will take place.

    13 – 16 February

    ASIA
    India

    This continent belongs to the yellow color on the medicine wheel, the yellow race that represents the wisdom of inner work, meditation, silence and devotion. An ancient continent from which arks of ancient wisdom are linked to inner alchemy, work of silence and the cultivation of the natural mind. After the fire has been lit in Italy, our Kiva pilgrimage will touch the ancient continent of Asia.

    2 – 5 March

    OCEANIA
    Australia

    The ancient continent where ancient cultures such as the aborigines and the Maoris live, a continent surrounded by waters and untamed nature. There was the myth of the rainbow serpent that belongs to the dream time, where the ancestor spirits gave shape and life to these lands. It will be the third continent that our Kiva pilgrimage will touch.

    13 – 16 March

    AFRICA
    Southern Africa

    This continent belongs to the color black on the medicine wheel, the race that takes care and protects the ancestral magic of an ancient continent full of rhythms and jungles. The land of the elephant and the lion, ancient cultures such as the Egyptians and their pyramids, the Massai and the tribes of the Oma Valley of ancient Ethiopia guard the ancient book of the jungle and the wisdom of the black continent. The fourth continent that our Kiva pilgrimage will touch.

    20 – 23 March

    AMERICA
    Chile

    This continent belongs to the color red on the medicine wheel, the red race represents the heart and the blood that runs through the veins, land of family, sacrifice and service. The ancient Amerrikua that is home to hundreds of ancient cultures that still continue to take care of their languages, songs, clothing and worldviews. A continent sheltered by the Andes mountain range, the spine of planet Earth, where the myth of the eagle and the condor has its home. America is full of colors and still celebrates and cares for life from Anahuac to Tawaintisuyu. The land of the sun will be the last continent of our Kiva pilgrimage, here this dream began and here it returns, with the gestures and ancestral whispers of the cultures of the five continents.

    pilgrimage through the 5 continents / FEBRUARY – MARCH 2025

    WHEN AND WHERE will be the pilgrimage?

    6 – 9 February

    EUROPE
    Italy

    This continent belongs to the color white on the medicine wheel, the white race that represents intellect, intelligence and reason, continent of druids, Celts and ancient cultures that handled magic, runes and rites. It will be the first continent on which our Kiva pilgrimage will take place.

    13 – 16 February

    ASIA
    India

    This continent belongs to the yellow color on the medicine wheel, the yellow race that represents the wisdom of inner work, meditation, silence and devotion. An ancient continent from which arks of ancient wisdom are linked to inner alchemy, work of silence and the cultivation of the natural mind. After the fire has been lit in Italy, our Kiva pilgrimage will touch the ancient continent of Asia.

    2 – 5 March

    OCEANIA
    Australia

    The ancient continent where ancient cultures such as the aborigines and the Maoris live, a continent surrounded by waters and untamed nature. There was the myth of the rainbow serpent that belongs to the dream time, where the ancestor spirits gave shape and life to these lands. It will be the third continent that our Kiva pilgrimage will touch.

    13 – 16 March

    AFRICA
    Southern Africa

    This continent belongs to the color black on the medicine wheel, the race that takes care and protects the ancestral magic of an ancient continent full of rhythms and jungles. The land of the elephant and the lion, ancient cultures such as the Egyptians and their pyramids, the Massai and the tribes of the Oma Valley of ancient Ethiopia guard the ancient book of the jungle and the wisdom of the black continent. The fourth continent that our Kiva pilgrimage will touch.

    20 – 23 March

    AMERICA
    Chile

    This continent belongs to the color red on the medicine wheel, the red race represents the heart and the blood that runs through the veins, land of family, sacrifice and service. The ancient Amerrikua that is home to hundreds of ancient cultures that still continue to take care of their languages, songs, clothing and worldviews. A continent sheltered by the Andes mountain range, the spine of planet Earth, where the myth of the eagle and the condor has its home. America is full of colors and still celebrates and cares for life from Anahuac to Tawaintisuyu. The land of the sun will be the last continent of our Kiva pilgrimage, here this dream began and here it returns, with the gestures and ancestral whispers of the cultures of the five continents.

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    “When the Golden Thread was bound and stretched, it connected the 5 continents of the Earth into one. The surrounding was only water; it was like giving birth to Mother Earth’s baby with all the continents inside the water-filled womb. The dividing lines disappeared and the frontiers were erased. A spiralling energy full of joy and harmony came out, and a voice that made me vibrate told me to strive for it. It’s time to do it, and the faces of the different beings of Mother Earth came out with smiles and a crystalline look of light and love.”

      Heriberto Villaseñor – Director raíces de la tierra

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      KIVA CEREMONY

      The KIVA ceremony is a sacred four-day event that brings together spiritual manifestations from around the world in one place.

      Representing the heart of the Earth, a sacred circle is formed where the prayers of different races and their diverse traditions and all forms of communication with the cosmos and life converge. 

      Through the sounds of prayers, rituals, storytelling, and the universal language of the spirit, the KIVA ceremony weaves a bond of understanding that reminds us – despite our differences – of our unity as one human family, deeply linked to the destiny of our planet.

      “The main objective of the Kiva ceremony is to heal the relationship between humans and nature. Humanity is increasingly moving away from harmonious coexistence with our Mother Earth. This saddened her greatly. That is why she gave humans the Kiva ceremony through Raimundo Tigre Pérez. We gather elders, healers, monks, and shamans from the five continents. Special people who have brought compassion, love, awareness, or simply being one with creation to a level of mastery. They can be Buddhists, Indian healers, priestesses, etc. All bring their prayers and traditions to the ceremony. The possibilities are as varied as nature itself. Through their individual prayer, together in the Kiva, they bring healing to the world. Their example is an inspiration. All visitors support them in their prayers and experience that we are all one big family, together celebrating unity in diversity.”

        Heriberto Villaseñor – Director raíces de la tierra

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        the 5 FEATHERS

        The story of the feathers of the birds, in our culture of the spiritual world, is when an ideal, dream, vision goes beyond the human power of earth. And the mission is going to touch higher ideals of the spiritual kingdom of the heavens. And it represents when decorating or recognizing someone for their spiritual work in their community or in their tribe whether it is a simple feather or a sacred plume for people who hold ancestral knowledge. And that is where the Kiva, the heart of the earth, calls upon those beings of knowledge to give their encouragement, prayer and support to the beings that live on our mother earth and that call is made to the spiritual beings of the 5 continents, by placing the 5 sacred feathers on the door of the Kiva.

        Now those 5 feathers will go on a pilgrimage collecting their spiritual beings and recovering the ancestral memory of all the spiritual magic that exists in our mother earth to help the welfare of humanity.

          Let´s Talk

          If you have interes in this Pilgrimage and you wanna make a direct donation or talk with us about how you can help please write us and we will contact you.

          contact@kiva.family