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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 — 6 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 — No Comments

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

Interfaith Circles From 96 Nations Support Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

October 27, 2016

Oceti Sakowin Camp, Cannon Ball,

Stand Rock Sioux Tribe 

Presented by URI Global Trustees and Elders, Audrey Scott Williams and Phil Lane Jr.

Very Honorable Chairman Archambault, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council, Elders, Community Members and All Protectors of…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on October 27, 2016 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

THE MOST IMPORTANT ‘TRUTH BOMB’ YOU MAY EVER READ!!!

TREASON: Who Did 9/11 And Why They Did It

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A definitive and extended essay about the DEEP back story of 9/11

By the Anonymous Patriots

The Millennium Report Exclusive

If you thought 911 was a false flag, then you should be aware of the bigger false flag that…

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Added by Doreen Agostino on October 18, 2016 at 7:05am — No Comments

Oct 02, 2016 Super Shemitah Ends And A New Era Begins

The SUPER SHEMITAH

Officially Ends on October 2, 2016

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Gray Swans Are Now Everywhere:

The Entire Civilization Will Change

As They Begin To Drop Out Of The Sky

Cosmic Convergence Research Group

DEFINITION of ‘Grey…

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Added by Doreen Agostino on September 25, 2016 at 9:22am — No Comments

World Peace Through Consultative Will or Heart Rending Suffering-Our Choice

"Whether peace occurs after unimaginable horrors precipitated by humanity’s stubborn clinging to old patterns of behavior, or is to be embraced now by an act of consultative will, is the choice before all who inhabit the earth.

At this critical juncture, the intractable problems confronting all nations are a mutual concern for every member of the Human Family. Failure to stem the tide of conflict and disorder would be unconscionably irresponsible."

Universal House of Justice…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on September 17, 2016 at 6:59pm — 7 Comments

From schizophrenia to shamanism

My main piece or ‘masterpiece’ of my sequel (2nd book in the making). This has been the introductory painting in my exhibition Visions and Voices, depicting the day I ran away from home on a bicycle.…

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Added by Reshma Valliappan on September 17, 2016 at 1:28am — No Comments

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