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Hinhan Wicasta's ( Owl Man's ) Vision from Singing for a Spirit by Vine Deloria Jr.(1999)

“The Red Road was fraught with danger but filled with life... Hinhan Wicasa (Owl Man) would have great powers as a medicine man, the Thunders would be his close friends, and many birds and animals would help him. His descendants would have a responsibility to work for the good of the people,…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on August 29, 2017 at 1:30pm — 7 Comments

PLEASE HONOR MY GRANDCHILDREN WHERE IT ALL STARTED

Our heartfelt Thanksgiving to everyone supporting the building of a new Playground and Basketball Court in honor of the young Water Protectors of the Community of Wakpala! Together, we have raised funds to build the new Basketball Court. With $6500…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on August 28, 2017 at 1:30am — No Comments

PLEASE HONOR MY GRANDCHILDREN WHERE IT ALL STARTED

Our heartfelt Thanksgiving to everyone supporting the Community of Wakpala to build a new Playground and Basketball Court in honor of their young Water Protector and Elders! The funds raised, so far, will make the new Basketball Court. What needs funding in the next two days is the Playground for the children.

The Community of Wakpala are the People of Chief Gall, highly respected and esteemed Hunkpapa Lakota Warrior and Spiritual Leader. What Chief Gall achieved, in unity with…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on August 20, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Help us Honor the Youth Where it all Began!

We are steadily moving toward our goal of $18,600 by the 20th of August! If we all contribute $7.00 or more to the Standing Rock Playground and Basketball Court Vision, it will manifest! Donation info is below the…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on August 13, 2017 at 5:00pm — 7 Comments

Keynote Address~"Healing Intergenerational Sexual Abuse"

Healing Intergenerational Sexual Abuse

Keynote Address…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on July 20, 2017 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

July 9, 1971, Island of the Sun, Lake Titicaca, Fulfilling the Prophecy of the Reunion of the Condor and Eagle

July 9, 1971. Sitting at the Heart of the Island of the Sun, in Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, sitting with my Beloved Quechua Elder and Spiritual Teacher, Meleton Gallardo, (on my right side) and other Beloved Quechua Brothers. At this Sacred…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on July 9, 2017 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Indigenous Guiding Principles for Building a Sustainable and Harmonious World

What’s a Guiding Principle?

A guiding principle, as we are using the term is a statement of basic truth about some aspect of the process of human and community transformation. It articulates what works or what…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on April 10, 2017 at 12:00am — 7 Comments

Be Generous in Prosperity, Thankful in Adversity and Unjust to No One!

Be generous in prosperity, and thankful in adversity. Be worthy of the trust of your friends and relatives, and look upon them with a bright and friendly face. Be a treasure to the poor, an admonisher to the rich, an answerer of the cry of the needy, a…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on January 26, 2017 at 4:00pm — 13 Comments

Black Elk's Vision and The Fourth Way



The Fourth Way acknowledges that the Human Family is at a crossroad facing diverging paths: on one side lies the path of increasing conflict, militarism, economic insecurity, and war; on the other, a…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on January 26, 2017 at 1:00am — 11 Comments

To My Beautiful Grandchildren-How to Be A Good Grandparent!

Look into the mirror.  What you see, is what is reflected your beloved “Mitokozapi,” grandchildren.  The first thing is to try to be all that you want your grandchildren to be.  Reflect all of the attributes of a whole, loving, compassionate, well-balanced…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on January 26, 2017 at 12:00am — 5 Comments

The Story of The Sacred Tree

The Story of the Sacred Tree

“For all the people…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on January 24, 2017 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Tipi Sapa Died and Returned to Life Through the Prayers of Hinhan Wicasa

One of the stories that my beloved father, Mato Gi, (Brown Bear) recounted to me, on many occasions, about his Grandfather Tipi Sapa, ( Black Lodge ), Philip Deloria, and his Great-Grandfather, Hinhan Wicasa ( Owl Man ) has always haunted me…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on January 8, 2017 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

Indigenous Prophecies Fulfilled -Dr. Lee Brown, Eastern Cherokee

"There was the cycle of the mineral, the rock. There was the cycle of the plant. And now we are in the cycle of the animal coming to the end of that and beginning the cycle of the human being. When we get into the cycle of the human being, the highest and greatest powers that we have will be…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on December 31, 2016 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

2017 and Beyond-The Reunion of the Condor, Quetzal and the Eagle

Thirty-four years ago, December 27-30, 1982, on the high plains of Alberta, more than forty wise, respected and dedicated elders, spiritual leaders and community members from different Indigenous First Nations across North America came together for four days and nights of in-depth purposeful…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on December 30, 2016 at 11:30pm — 5 Comments

World Peace Is Not Only Possible, But It Is Inevitable.

The Great Peace towards which people of good will, throughout the centuries, have inclined their hearts, of which seers and poets for countless generations have expressed their vision, and that the sacred teachings of humankind have constantly held the promise is…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on December 25, 2016 at 9:30am — 16 Comments

The Story of The Sacred Tree

For all the people of the earth, the Creator has planted a Sacred Tree under which they may gather, and there find healing, power, wisdom, and security. The roots of this tree spread deep into the body of Mother Earth. Its branches reach upward like hands praying to…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on December 15, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Global “Compassion Relay” Highlights Indigenous and Youth Environmental Leadership and Interfaith Cooperation

Global Champions of Compassion Kickoff a “Compassion Relay”

Honors Youth Climate Action, Indigenous Environmental Leadership and Interfaith Cooperation…

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Added by Jon Ramer on November 6, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Urgent Message from Keeper of Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on November 5, 2016 at 3:00am — No Comments

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