When you stand in the Sacred Hoop of the People,
you must to be responsible
because you do not stand-alone.
Many others stand behind you,
depending on you, praying for your success.
Not only your living relatives but, also
those who have gone on to the spiritual world
and those who are yet unborn;
all of these stand with you.
And so when you stand in the Sacred Hoop of the People,
you must be responsible.
And when you have need and want to serve the People
you must ask for what you need
with a pure heart of the Creator.
And when you ask what you need to serve the People,
You must have no trace of doubt
that what you has asked
will be given to you
according to your needs.
Then exactly as you have asked,
that is the way it will be.
Elder Phil Lane Sr., Mato Gi, Brown Bear, Ihanktonwan Dakota
Jan 11, 1915-March 29, 2004