Intro 5

"The Peacemaker taught us about the Seven Generations. He said, when you sit in council for the welfare of the people, you must not think of yourself or of your family, not even of your generation. He said, make your decisions on behalf of the seven generations coming, so that they may enjoy what you have today."
— Oren Lyons (Seneca), Faithkeeper, Onondaga Nation

For The Seventh Generation was founded in 2005 as a program of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Foundation by President and CEO, Lorraine H. Weber and Board of Director’s  Chair, Judge Kelly Ramsey. Under  their leadership and with the help of many generous donors, FTSG has grown into a thriving organization that serves over 1,000 Detroit-area foster children and families every year.

In 2017, the program became a stand alone 501(c)(3) charity and rededicated its work to the mission of


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