SPEAKER & STORYTELLER
Rabiah Nur is an Indigenous healer, activist, storyteller, speaker, ceremonialist and daughter of the Great Mother. Nur’s work in the world is to heal and empower through connection to nature, to spirit, and to their innate wisdom. She works to facilitate a rebirth of a new and healthy society where women are valued, empowered, whole and are held as the sacred beings that they are.
Currently, Nur consults with and teaches at conferences, gatherings, schools, religious organizations, and retreat centers to offer Earth-based spiritual teachings, grounding energetic work, collective healing for teams and work groups, and education about appropriate use of Indigenous practices and traditions. She has co-designed an initiative in partnership with the Patuxent Riverkeeper called Honoring Our Sacred Waters, which exists to increase awareness of the spiritual connection between people and water through honoring, ceremony, and education. Nur was given an initial vision for this initiative which has been adopted by numerous organizations in the Chesapeake Bay area.
As a dedicated activist and educator, Nur has spent the past 30 years hosting leaders and wisdom keepers from Maori, Mayan, Aztec, and Senegalese Indigenous communities to organize cross-cultural and immersive educational gatherings and ceremonies. For 17 years, she worked on the organizing committee for the annual gathering called A Prayer Vigil for The Earth. Nur attended multiple iterations of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and she was part of the delegation of Indigenous people from North America invited to Bolivia to craft the Rights of Mother Earth document that Eva Morales delivered to the United Nations.