Hereditary chief of the Ihanktonwan First Nation Phil Lane Jr. said the treaty reinforces First Nations obligations to defend the environment based on ancient laws, now and into the future. “This is part of a much larger global campaign called Protect the Sacred. The sacred is not limited to stopping tar sands projects. It’s a global Indigenous movement with allies around the world that are going... to focus very specifically on issues that are negatively impacting Mother Earth and Indigenous…See More
"The fear of stepping on someone else's traditions, culture, whatever can be/have a crippling effect upon us. But, we must have the courage to step outside of this feeling and ask ourselves "does this feel right?" If it does then…"
When I read your comments on Chief Lane's page, "It is truly heartbreaking that we must tolerate these injustices, but some of the humans are starting to come around, they are listening, they are heeding... May you walk in beauty," I just wanted you to know how profoundly moving it was of you to say that. Many blessings to you and yours - Steve
White Bear, thanks for your healing and inspiring comments on the film. I was so saddened when I learned of our people's high drug and alcohol abuse rate. I hope this film can be part of the process back out of the bondage of abuse. I wish you peace, and justice!
Thank you.Did you attend the summit here in quartzsite? I learned of it to late however thats how I learned of this orginization. My wife and I have come to Quattzsite the past three winters . Thanks again for the welcome.
thanks so much White Bear I know what you are talking about and I thought I was getting there but I guess I let the negativity in. I know when I started to be able to forgive those who hurt me and send them love. I will do my best to keep it that way, You are helping me so much thank you for coming into my life, I have been praying for some like you to come into my life, just being able to talk to you this way makes me so happy. I love your wall and your songs. About my mom I will let her go completly starting today. And my younger sister dropped by this morning and we had a great visit I took her out for lunch,
I sat in a Cedar Bath last night and prayed for my extended family.
I love my life right now I have everything that I need in life I don't want anything else, I have my bundle, my drum, my medicines, a good warm home, a great husband, 3 beautiful daughter and son in laws and two grandsons and a new baby to be born in May.
What more can a woman ask for? The Sun is shinning out side today and I am listening to your beaufitul songs as I am typing this message to you what more can I ask for at this moment.
Strong Standing Bear Woman...sending you love and hugs....