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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

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

Indigenous Code of Ethics from the Sacred Tree

The Indigenous Code of Ethics From the Sacred Tree



1. Each morning upon rising, and each evening before sleeping, give thanks for the life within you and for all life, for the good things the Creator has given you…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on July 12, 2018 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Hinhan Wicasa, Owl Man, Raised, his Son, Tipi Sapa, Black Lodge, Philip Deloria from Death

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 with deep meaning, inspiration, and mystery. It had a…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on April 25, 2018 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

1995-PROPHECIES, REALITIES AND GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR THE FUTURE



April 1995, Presentation to UN Secretary-General, Mr. Javier Perez de Cuellar and the World Commission on Culture and Development, UN Headquarters

Very Respected Friends and…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on January 15, 2018 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

Sorrow Not

O My servants! Sorrow not if, in these days and on this earthly plane,

things contrary to your wishes have been ordained and manifested by the

Ancient of Days, for days of blissful joy, of heavenly delight, are assuredly in…
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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on January 2, 2018 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

Life’s Longest Journey-From Our Head to Our Heart

An Elder once told me, “Grandson, the longest road you will ever have to walk in your life is the sacred journey from your head to your heart.”  Another wise Elder said, “We will never solve the many critical and life threatening issues before us solely through…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on December 18, 2017 at 12:00pm — 7 Comments

The New Emerging Global Civilization Calls for the Creation of Universal Laws and Institutions

Laying the groundwork for a new global civilization calls for the creation of laws and institutions that are universal in both character and authority. The effort can begin only when the concept of the oneness of humanity has been wholeheartedly embraced by those in whose hands the responsibility for decision making rests,…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on December 4, 2017 at 4:00pm — 8 Comments

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 doesn’t, what…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on November 27, 2017 at 8:00pm — 7 Comments

A Humanitarian Declaration

Today, we ponder the Declaration of Independence for which the July holiday is celebrated. Every dissenting American and every Earthly citizen who sees corrupt injustice perpetuated through the actions of their governments would do well to read or reread this document in the near future. But before you do, from our place here in the sovereign glacial lake valley of…

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Added by Alexandria Rain Smith on September 10, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Conscious-Stream

We dream ourselves forward. Transformation born of our hope, our need; discovered, within a dry wrinkled weakened sheath, a most beautiful and tiny seed willing to swallow us through the birthing canal into a new day’s dream.  We follow the footsteps of the most beautiful courageous being we can imagine could be. Be, as Florida Scott-Maxwell put it, “Fierce with reality.” We look upon the living tapestry and acknowledge the disease along with the beauty. We refuse to deny that “indelible…

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Added by Alexandria Rain Smith on September 10, 2017 at 3:45pm — No Comments

PLEASE HONOR MY GRANDCHILDREN WHERE IT ALL STARTED

Our heartfelt Thanksgiving to everyone supporting the building of a new Playground and Basketball Court in honor of the young Water Protectors of the Community of Wakpala! Together, we have raised funds to build the new Basketball Court. With $6500 more, the new Playground will be a reality, as well!

You may…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on August 28, 2017 at 1:30am — No Comments

PLEASE HONOR MY GRANDCHILDREN WHERE IT ALL STARTED

Our heartfelt Thanksgiving to everyone supporting the Community of Wakpala to build a new Playground and Basketball Court in honor of their young Water Protector and Elders! The funds raised, so far, will make the new Basketball Court. What needs funding in the next two days is the Playground for the children.

The Community of Wakpala are the People of Chief Gall, highly respected and esteemed Hunkpapa Lakota Warrior and Spiritual Leader. What Chief Gall achieved, in unity with…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on August 20, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Help us Honor the Youth Where it all Began!

We are steadily moving toward our goal of $18,600 by the 20th of August! If we all contribute $7.00 or more to the Standing Rock Playground and Basketball Court Vision, it will manifest! Donation info is below the article! Wopila Tanka!"…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on August 13, 2017 at 5:00pm — 7 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 preserver of the sanctity of your pledge. Be fair in your judgment, and…

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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 sacred path leading to mutual understanding, healing cooperation and…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on January 26, 2017 at 1:00am — 11 Comments

The Story of The Sacred Tree

The Story of the Sacred Tree

“For all the people of the earth, the Creator has planted a Sacred Tree under…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on January 24, 2017 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

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 released to us. They will be released from that light or…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on December 31, 2016 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

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