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A place where the men can gather and have relaxing conversations, learning, teaching and laughter. We need this space, so welcome. May you walk in beauty White-Bear Apache Elder

Location: everywhere upon Mother Earth
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Latest Activity: Oct 27, 2019

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It's quite in the men's lodge? 5 Replies

I am new over here. I met Brother Phil some weeks ago in Lothlorien and found myself suddenly being the Fire Keeper in his Pipe Sharing Ceremony; my Soul being very happy and me being very humble…Continue

Started by Gerard Franciscus Remmerswaal. Last reply by Paul Tobin-Coyote Song Sep 18, 2016.

How to live in harmony with all beings and the earth itself 19 Replies

I would love to hear what other men are feeling in these times of great change. What are you doing to abide in the spiritual reality that exists above and beyond, yet coincident with this place. …Continue

Started by John Bent. Last reply by Tim Barrett Sep 2, 2014.

Getting Involved 3 Replies

Okay, this one got to me. I signed the petition. Can we make a difference? Not if We just sit and do nothing. Come on guys, go for it! This one needs Us.…Continue

Started by John Francis. Last reply by Tim Barrett Sep 2, 2014.

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Comment by White-Bear on February 16, 2010 at 9:56am
I too have seen the Thunderbirds, recently. Like in the past week, two days in a row.
White-Bear
Comment by Phil Lane Jr. on February 13, 2010 at 12:35pm
Great To See You, Wim!!!!
Comment by White-Bear on February 13, 2010 at 11:12am
I hope that all of you like the picture that I have added to this site. To me it clearly portrays what and who we are, human beings of all the colors and the honor of the Eagle feather to bind us all together.
Enjoy your weekend, remember it is Valentines Day this weekend....spread the love!
May you walk in beauty
White-Bear
Comment by White-Bear on February 10, 2010 at 3:10pm
This NOT White Bear Men's Lodge!!!! It is called Men's Lodge
White-Bear
Comment by White-Bear on February 9, 2010 at 8:48am
I find the council picture kind of BORING!!! We need to have a new picture, I just do not know how to change it. HELP???
White-Bear
Comment by Les Johnson on February 8, 2010 at 6:59pm
Thank you for inviting me to this lodge! I like what the Guiding Principles say.
Comment by White-Bear on February 8, 2010 at 5:31pm
Good to have you here Willie. This lodge is growing pretty fast! Should have been started a long time ago. Yeah I guess it's pretty cool that the Saints won LOL, too bad the Seahawks weren't there.
White-Bear
Comment by White-Bear on February 8, 2010 at 5:18pm
We are all here to learn.
May you walk in beauty
White-Bear
Apache Elder
Comment by Warren Petoskey on February 8, 2010 at 3:36pm
I was fortunate to have a Great Auntie (born in 1880) in my life who told me the stories from her grandfather. I have spent a great deal of my life away from urbanized settings conscious of who I am and whose I am. I hunted and fished for subsistence and my wife and I raised seven children in a near wilderness setting. I remembered my Auntie's teachings about harvesting and gathering and my connection with life and all life giving things. I remember her saying how we once could drink from any lake or stream. No matter what the conditions develop to I will hold to these teachings and my relationship with the Creator who inspires me. I will try to teach wherever there is an inquiry as I have done in the past. How I live and conduct myself is a continuing statement of the consciousness I have for life and life giving things. I have not always done that well, but as I age I am getting better at it.
Comment by Phil Lane Jr. on February 8, 2010 at 3:16pm
>Our Indigenous Brother, President Evo Morales Takes the Lead Again !
> Bolivia tackles gender equality in government
>
> By Carlos Valdez
> The Associated Press
> Saturday, February 6, 2010
>
> LA PAZ, Bolivia -- After reinventing Bolivia's government to reflect
> the country's multi-ethnic, Indian majority, President Evo Morales is
> championing gender parity at the highest levels of government.
>
> Women now account for half of Bolivia's Cabinet ministers - 10 out of
> 20 - as Morales embarks on his second term following his Jan. 22
> swearing-in ceremony.
>
> Announcing the changes, Bolivia's first Indian president called the
> new arrangement "fifty-fifty" - or "Chacha Warmi," a Quechua-language
> reference to the indigenous principle of two complementing sexes as
> the basis of equilibrium in the cosmos.
>
> "We must weave a patchwork of regions, sectors of society and gender,
> and that combination is not easy," Morales said.
>
> Cabinets with gender parity are no longer a novelty in the region.
> Chilean President Michelle Bachelet had one and influential female
> ministers are common across Latin America. And none of Bolivia's
> female ministers yet belongs to the president's inner circle of most
> trusted and influential advisers.
>
> But the gender shift has shocked a country where Indians, and
> especially indigenous women, have long been treated as second-class citizens.
>
> Nemecia Achacollo, a 39-year-old mother and grandmother who rose
> through farmworkers unions, was tapped to become minister of land and
> rural development just days after she became a member of congress.
>
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> "Fifteen days ago I took office as a lawmaker and now I'm a (Cabinet)
> minister," said Achacollo, who already accompanied Morales on a
> diplomatic mission to Venezuela. "I still can't digest so many changes
> in so few days."
>
> Morales has broken a long tradition of presidents from the Bolivian
> elite as the nation's first leader from the indigenous majority. His
> political movement forged a new constitution that gives Bolivia's 36
> ethnic groups the right to self-determination at the municipal level.
>
> The new constitution also speaks of gender equality in the Cabinet,
> but few expected the president to apply it immediately as he tapped
> new ministers from all walks of life.
>
> At a photo session for the new Cabinet, men and women in black and
> pink power suits stood next to indigenous women in traditional "pollera"
> skirts, knit shawls and hats - each unique to a different area of Bolivia.
>
> The president of the Senate is a woman. Another heads up Customs, the
> public institution that is most vulnerable to corruption. The chief of
> ruling party representatives in congress is a woman. In all, women
> occupy
> 28 percent of congressional seats and 47 percent in the senate.
>
> But women still have difficulty advancing in local government,
> according to the Bolivian Association of City Councilors. On the
> municipal level, there are 25 women among 327 mayors and 327 of 1,671
> council members are female.
>
> Electoral slates are required to be 50 percent women, but parties have
> found ways of skirting the law.
>
> Beyond the halls of government, Bolivian women often confront grinding
> poverty and a bleak lack of opportunity.
>
> Until 1952, women - like Indians - were not allowed to vote. Until
> recently, they could not inherit land or have their names on the title
> to farmland unless they were married or widowed.
>
> "That has been changed under this government, because it was wrong,"
> Achacollo said.
>
> A land redistribution program created during Morales' first term
> granted 10,300 property titles to women between 2006 and 2008, or
> roughly one in three titles.
>
> But a proposed law against gender harassment and violence has failed
> to gain traction during four years before congress, and even ruling
> party legislators have opposed it.
>
> In recent history, women dissidents and activists have been catalysts
> for major political events.
>
> In 1978, six wives of exiled mine union leaders went on a hunger
> strike and thousands joined their cause demanding the return of
> hundreds of exiled political and labor leaders. The movement is
> credited with forcing the de facto president, Gen. Hugo Banzer, to
> declare an amnesty - and with bringing about the return of democracy after 14 years of military rule.
>
> In 1980, women banded together to create the Bartolina Sisa Federation
> of Indigenous Peasant Women to foster union and political activities.
> Two women in Morales' new Cabinet, including Achacollo, came from its ranks.
>
> "We still have men who don't want women to participate, but we have
> fought against that and here we are with more power than ever," said
> Leonilda Zurita, a former coca growers leader who is now head of the
> Bartolina Sisa women's group.
>
> The United Nations has begun giving aid to foster management and
> public policy skills among women and Bolivia's Indian population, and
> Morales has created a public school with the same goal.
>
> "There's no school for being president or a (Cabinet) minister,"
> Morales said. "The school is in the permanent debate with social forces."
 

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