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Amethyst — Sending a Voice Stone (Native American Talking Stone)

Amethyst sends a voice out into the universe. Whatever you’re feeling and thinking, Amethyst will translate and send. This stone is especially good for people using mantras and the Law of Attraction. Use this stone carefully, whatever you think and feel, it will send and the Universe will manifest.…


Added by Native Talisman Art on February 5, 2010 at 5:13pm — No Comments

Sacred Butterfly

A few days after my first “Hanble Ceya” (ceremonial fast known as Vision Quest) I woke just before sunrise feeling something on my toes. I looked toward my feet and saw a very small being with wings fluttering around them. This creature appeared very real and I bolted upright in bed. This fast movement made it disappear from my sight. I thought I had gone crazy or maybe I was…


Added by Native Talisman Art on February 5, 2010 at 5:05pm — No Comments

Indigenous Peoples Water Declaration


Third World Water Forum, Kyoto, Japan

Relationship to Water

1. We, the Indigenous Peoples from all parts of the world assembled here, reaffirm our…


Added by Phil Lane Jr. on February 4, 2010 at 8:00pm — 6 Comments

Life is simple the old ones used to say...

Fasting...for all that I have been blessed is a honour to sit with Creator for four days and nights...To show gratitude for being blessed with for husband, children, my grandson and all the good friends and events that come into my life ...are bonus.

Life is simple. Be mindful of how we walk, how we speak, how we think. To look beyond what we see and feel the beauty that Creator has put into all of Creation, To connect to the spirit world through all… Continue

Added by Vanessa Kakakaway on February 3, 2010 at 4:18pm — 1 Comment

Street Sisters

Greetings FWII Community~

I am writing to tell you about a powerful group of women who are in need of our support. The "Street Sisters" film project,, is focused on an amazing group of women who are in the midst of making the big, and bumpy, leap from living on the streets of Vancouver, BC's Downtown East Side (DTES), to a life free of substance abuse and one moving in the direction of their dreams.

Would you… Continue

Added by Susan Powell on February 2, 2010 at 10:34pm — 1 Comment

Grandmother Spider Steals the Fire

Dear Beautiful FWII Family,

I thought you may like the metaphor of this story. It is relevant today on still many levels. Enjoy

From my heart to yours


Grandmother Spider Steals the Fire

A story of the Choctaw People of Tennessee and Mississippi

The Choctaw People say that when the People first came up out of the ground, People were encased in cocoons, their eyes closed, their limbs folded tightly… Continue

Added by Carol Petersen on January 30, 2010 at 12:42pm — 6 Comments


The time is now. It has always been now. The past and future are memories and thoughts of what was and what may be. Not many can agree on the occurrences of the past. It is only a mental memory. The future is a mental dream. We think it will be this or that. One says this and the other says that. Oh well.

Creation is indifferent on the topic of past and future. It is centered on Now. All we have is Now, Forever Now. Focusing on the Now, ask yourself how is your Now? No memory of the… Continue

Added by John Francis on January 29, 2010 at 9:27pm — No Comments

Native American Medicine Bags and Pouches

A Native American medicine bag is a small leather bag or pouch that contains various healing objects. They are often painted or beaded with designs specific for the wearer. This is done to entice or invoke the spirit of the animal, figure or symbol.

What's inside is another story. A medicine bag can contain innumerable objects. These objects are as unique as the person wearing it. Many people add their own "medicine" or healing objects. Although, most often a medicine person or… Continue

Added by Native Talisman Art on January 29, 2010 at 6:50am — No Comments

Native American Cooking and Recipes - Pemmican - Wasna

Native American Cooking and Recipes - Pemmican

Native American cooking and recipes cover a broad spectrum. From the east, south, west and northern regions each with their own indigenous food sources. This article covers the Western Plains Indians, specifically Lakota (Sioux).

Many techniques and methods of cooking are not used today except on rare occasions when a ceremony would require it. In ceremony, the food is cooked outdoors over hot coals or buried in the ground… Continue

Added by Native Talisman Art on January 29, 2010 at 6:48am — No Comments

Assimilation Blues

Assimilation Blues

Grandmother, I am sad.

Come, sit. Together we will be sad.

Bowed heads, silently honoring the Sad.

Sometimes a song, sometimes a story,

Sometimes silence,

Breathing the Sad,

Heads bowed sitting with the Sad.

The people come,

Tonight we sing until the sun shows,

Acknowledging Sad‚

Tomorrow we laugh and eat,

Honoring the Sad;

continuing… Continue

Added by Native Talisman Art on January 29, 2010 at 6:42am — 2 Comments

Native American Bird Medicines

Native American Bird Medicines

There are so many bird medicines. They are complex and tricky to describe. I have hesitated to write about them. Then the idea came that it would be better to start by sharing a few and then adding other stories later. The one’s I know are from personal experience and training.

Water Birds

These are the birds that dive to the bottom of lakes and rivers and deposit on the shore the medicines we need for healing. Water birds are one of the… Continue

Added by Native Talisman Art on January 29, 2010 at 6:30am — 6 Comments


Added by Carol Petersen on January 28, 2010 at 9:10pm — No Comments

REBUILDING HAITI: Music, art and video project to help Haitian youth, educators rebuild schools following earthquake

So Much Despair - Artists Who Care

REBUILDING HAITI: Music, art and video project to help Haitian youth, educators rebuild schools following earthquake

Artists of all ages worldwide are being recruited to participate in a musical effort to help rebuild schools in Haiti and raise awareness of worldwide catastrophes.

The "So Much Despair - Artists Who Care" project asks contestants to submit an original video, artwork or photograph that depicts… Continue

Added by Yvonne Marie Andres on January 26, 2010 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Pole Shift

The Earth's magnetic field has swapped magnetic poles numerous times in the past. The signature of this is in the iron rich magmatic rocks of today. On the order of hundreds of thousands of years, this cycle has placed it’s signature on the Earth’s surface in the shifting magnetic profile of North versus South. We can and have measured that historic shift in the time line of our planet.

The fact that man along with our relatives has continued to exist after these shifts suggest that… Continue

Added by John Francis on January 17, 2010 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

The Heart of the Matter

Woke up this morning and have this feeling in my throat and heart like a trembling and thinking this is what it must feel like to be a little animal hiding from the enemy. panic, rigidity, bone chilling terror, gut-wrenching agony, violent ending...that must be what it is like to know with certainty that your life is about to end and that your enemy has found you, pinned you against the wall and is about to rip you apart. I look up and can see those eyes riveting and trying to capture my soul,… Continue

Added by Shirley Barr on January 17, 2010 at 11:16pm — 2 Comments

My Aunt

Jane Shaw Francis taught me meditation when I was a little boy. She did not name it in this way. She said do this and you will sleep well. She also had a tonic that she gave me made from apple cider vinegar and honey. She walked me through the steps and my sleep was deep. This was in the the late 1940’s and early 1950’s.

After her betrothed failed to return from WW1 she looked to God. Eventually she went to India. In North India she became the headmistress first of the Rakha Girls’… Continue

Added by John Francis on January 15, 2010 at 9:50pm — No Comments

A Child is Born

A Child is Born

You will be loved

For every morning the sun has risen

A child is born to love and be loved

You will be loved you are my child

Eternal one you are my

Crowning joy

You will be loved ever present heart

Wondrous miracle of life ancestral spirit

Servant of heaven on earth

You will be loved seek your destiny through

Nature resounding truth of… Continue

Added by Carol Petersen on January 15, 2010 at 12:51am — No Comments

And suddenly life's reality hit's Again......just have to remember there is a First Maker and when I least expect it he's carrying me..... Footprints

My Mom passed to the other side camp 2 days before thanksgiving, My favorite poem is Footprints......... as I sit reading it again today , I came online and saw my blogs with lil stories of my mom, She passed suddenly November 24, 2009, I should have been ready for this day, or should I have been ? Was she proud of me? Did I tell her that she was my hero? did I tell her enough that I loved her? so many questions , all I can do is pray, I can miss her but I have to let her go, I know she is not… Continue

Added by NativeMom on January 8, 2010 at 5:13pm — 3 Comments


Take seeds from a local garden. Send them far away in the four directions, Because of differing Solar exposures and soil conditions, they will produce fruit of differing colorations. Some will appear Red. Others White. Some Yellow. Some Black.

Each plant will be described as it appears. Red, White, Yellow or Black. Yet each plant is from the same Mother. They taste the same but look different. The same spirit that caused them to spring from the Earth Mother courses through… Continue

Added by John Francis on January 6, 2010 at 12:24am — 1 Comment

Marriage - "means I will love you forever".

Before we can take on a partner:

* We have to know our traditional roles

* We should follow the traditional marriage protocols

* We must obtain teachings around relationships from our teachers who hold that knowledge

* We have to learn how to live together in harmony with a partner

* We cannot create hardships as we are not gifted to create harm to one another

* In existing relationships we can make the lives of our children better by ensuring that… Continue

Added by Robert Kakakaway on January 5, 2010 at 9:01pm — No Comments

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