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We Are Only Here For a Short Time-Remembering and Honoring Tonja Toni Lane.

I give my heartfelt thanksgiving to our Beloved Creator, that I can say at 75 Winters, as my beloved father always told me, “Son we are only here for a short time!" Or like Crow Foot said, "Life is like the breath of a Buffalo on a cold day or a fire fly on a warm summer day or the shadows vanishing before the setting sun!"…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on April 18, 2020 at 4:30am — 6 Comments

Four World’s Talking and Healing Circle Leader/Facilitator-Online Learning Program

  Dear Beloved Friends and Relatives, 

 As always, it is my prayer that you and your beloved ones are finding inner peace and spiritual strength, in every and all conditions.…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on March 30, 2020 at 12:51am — No Comments

Four World’s Talking and Healing Circle Leader/Facilitator-Online Learning Program

  Dear Beloved Friends and Relatives, 

 As always, it is my prayer that you and your beloved ones are finding inner peace and spiritual strength, in every and all conditions.…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on March 30, 2020 at 12:48am — 2 Comments

How to Be A Good Parent and Grandparent!

Look into the mirror.  What you see, is what is reflected to 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 human being.  When they look at you, let them see respect, integrity,…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on January 16, 2020 at 12:00am — 5 Comments

Spiritual Qualities of Leadership-An Indigenous Perspective

1. Spiritually centered – actively in a relationship with the Creator or Higher Power!



2. Morally strong – lives a good moral life, suitable to stand as a role model to younger people, with particular attention to the issues of addictions, relationships, and honesty regarding money.…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on December 17, 2019 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Wopida Tanka-Great Thanksgiving for All

Wopida Tanka, Great Thanksgiving to All!

In March of 1972, my father had an unexpected and severe heart attack. I rushed home from San Diego, where I worked at the American Indian Career Center and I wept because I thought for sure my dad had passed on to the "Other Side Camp," as he…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on November 28, 2019 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Hinhan Wicasta's ( Owl Man's ) and his Descendants Challenges, Singing for a Spirit, by Vine Deloria Jr.

“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, but would face many trials, tribulations, and…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on October 28, 2019 at 7:30pm — 7 Comments

Remembering Mato Gi, (Brown Bear) Phil Lane Sr. Who Passed To The Other Side Camp More Than Fifteen Years Ago



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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on October 2, 2019 at 4:00am — 8 Comments

An Emerging Vision of the Global Council of Indigenous Women

Beloved Members of the Global Council of Indigenous Women and Allies,

The Connective Tissue that binds our Human Family together with Mother Earth and Father Sky is Womenkind. Just as all members of the Human Family are born and nourished from and…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on August 30, 2019 at 11:13pm — No Comments

The Reunion of the Condor and Eagle is Dynamically Unfolding Across the Americas

Prior to the arrival of the first European explorers an Indigenous kinship network, based in spiritual and cultural relationships, existed for centuries across the Americas. Through this “Sacred Hoop of Many Hoops”, Indigenous Peoples shared their collective spiritual wisdom, cultural protocols, ceremonies, scientific…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on August 23, 2019 at 8:00pm — 5 Comments

Introduction to the Reunion of the Condor, Quetzal, and Eagle via the Fourth Way

The Fourth Way reflects the view that the Human Family is at a crossroad facing diverging paths; on one side lays the path of assimilation, resignation, conflict, militarism, economic insecurity and war, on the other, a Sacred Path,  the Red Road leading to healing, mutual understanding,…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on August 15, 2019 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

Prophecies, Dynamic Change, and a New Global Civilization: 2020 - 2030 - 2050

Parliament of World Religion, November 7, 2018, ( Update from June 21, 2018 )

Very Beloved Friends and Relatives,…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on August 11, 2019 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

The Story of The Sacred Tree

For all the people of Mother 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 Father Sky. The fruits of this tree are…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on April 20, 2019 at 12:00am — No Comments

Sixteen Indigenous Guiding Principles for Co-Creating a Sustainable, Harmonious, Prosperous World



The Sixteen Principles for building a sustainable, harmonious and prosperous world, emerged from a 50-year process of reflection, consultation and action within Indigenous communities across the Americas. They are rooted in the concerns of hundreds of Indigenous Elders, Spiritual Leaders, and Community Members,…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on March 10, 2019 at 4:00pm — 11 Comments

The Fourth Way-An Indigenous Strategy for Building Sustainable and Harmonious Prosperity in the Americas and Beyond

The Fourth Way

An Indigenous Strategy to Build Sustainable and Harmonious Prosperity in the Americas and Beyond…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on January 23, 2019 at 9:00am — 11 Comments

Avatar Movie Directly Parallels Sacred Tree Story Written Thirty-Four Years Ago

The “Tree of Souls” in the film Avatar is the Na’vi “link” to the spiritual and guiding force Eywa. The Na’vi held the Sacred Tree of Souls in great respect and understood that without it, their way of life and their world, would die.

In the book, The Sacred Tree, Indigenous values and…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on January 16, 2019 at 7:30am — 10 Comments

International Treaty to Protect and Restore Mother Earth

Mother Earth Day, April 22, 2016, New York City, N.Y.

Preamble

We, the Members of the Human Family speak as one, guided by the sacred teachings and spiritual traditions of the Four Directions that uplift,…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on January 12, 2019 at 4:30am — No Comments

Coming Home

My name's Dan Wilson, and I’d like to tell you my story. I was born in a nondescript little town close to Montreal, nothing special about it. I have a mom, a dad, and two older brothers. 

My mom’s name is Elizabeth, and my father’s name is Oliver. Dad is…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on October 28, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments

Keynote Address~"Healing Intergenerational Sexual Abuse"

Healing Intergenerational Sexual Abuse

Keynote Address

First…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on August 15, 2018 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

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