2019 Rainbow Family Vision Counsel

Report from 2019 Vision Counsel: 

Consensus #1 Water is Life 

Consensus #2 We in this circle reaffirm our vigilant loving commitment in ourselves to a gentle and conscious approach to our personal interactions, our circles, and our choices. 

Consensus #3 True consent means respecting individuals on all levels: sexually, energetically, spatially, and all other aspects of autonomy. Respecting consent while maintaining healthy boundaries promotes the well-being of all individuals of our family. 

Consensus #4 No person need be alone at a rainbow gathering. We are family. If anyone feels threatened or violated, please seek peers for counsel and advice. If needed, counsel/circle can gradually expand to help set boundaries, reduce tensions, and improve the situation. 

Consensus #5 We invite and encourage individuals to circle again from October 24th to October 27th, 2019, for Harvest Counsel, and request it be in or near the region of the 2020 gathering. 

Consensus #6 We, the individuals peaceably assembled in Vision Circle, at the 2019 Annual Rainbow Family of Living Light Gathering of the Tribes, on the land, in the Chequamegon-Nicolet Forest, in the Lake Superior region of the Great Lakes, have lovingly found consensus: 

We invite all individuals to cocreate the 49th Annual Rainbow Family of Living Light Gathering of the Tribes from July 1-7, 2020, and to participate in a silent meditation for world peace from dawn until noon, on July 4th, 2020, in one of the following forests: Clearwater Bitterroot Nez Perce Payette Salmon Challis St. Joe Coeur d’Alene Priest Lake Kaniksu Caribou-Targhee Snake River Boise Sawtooth