2017 SFF Guest of Honor: Agnes Baker Pilgrim

Agnes Baker Pilgrim, the oldest member of the Takelma Tribe of Oregon that once occupied the Rogue River basin, travels tirelessly around the world, at 92, to keep native traditions alive, to give spiritual help to those in need, and to be a voice for the voiceless - our natural communities.  

From 1993 to 2014 she and her family hosted the Sacred Salmon Ceremony in Southern Oregon, which attracted people from all over the world. Agnes is also the eldest member and chairperson of the "International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers" that have traveled the world since 2004. She met with the Dali Lama in 2006, (see the Book: "Grandmothers Counsel the World.") Most recently, Grandma Aggie released, "Grandma Says: Walk Up World!" a book published by Blackstone. A testimony of her life's journey, experience, strength and hope, her wisdom and wit. Books will be available at the Film Festival