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A Dakota Elder's Perspective On Educating Children

In our relationship with our children and grandchildren always look at the big picture.  Encourage and support them through all phases of their development.  Don’t be short sighted or narrow.  Try to visualize the young man or woman – fully in balance on all four sides,…


Added by Phil Lane Jr. on October 2, 2011 at 11:58am — 7 Comments

When We Stand In the Sacred Hoop Of The People!

Friend, do it this way.

When you stand in the Sacred Hoop of the People,…


Added by Phil Lane Jr. on August 17, 2014 at 12:30am — 13 Comments

Quetzalcoatl Prayer for Peace Walk, Mexico City, Mexico

Led by Indigenous Spiritual Leaders, thousands walked in silence through the streets of Mexico City to the Plaza in front of the Presidential Palace. Throughout the walk only conch shells, ayoyotes (shells on ankles) and church bells could be heard. Then all the thousands of…


Added by Phil Lane Jr. on September 6, 2012 at 12:30am — 18 Comments

The Eagle of Humanity Has Two Wings-Women and Men

We know from our ancient Indigenous teachings that the Sacred Eagle of Humanity has two perfectly balanced and harmonious wings—one representing women and one representing men. In all our relationships as women and men, brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, we must join together to eliminate all forms of disrespect, mistreatment,…


Added by Phil Lane Jr. on July 22, 2012 at 8:00am — 12 Comments

A 1928 Visit With Tipi Sapa, Black Lodge and Sunka Kuciyedano, Low Dog, a Little Big Horn Veteran

  In the fall of 1928 we were living in the little town of Mobridge, South Dakota, just across the Missouri River from the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.  When school opened in the fall, I went up to the local school to enrol in school.  I had…


Added by Phil Lane Jr. on February 20, 2014 at 1:30am — 8 Comments

LA CUARTA VÍA- El Encuentro México indigena


El Encuentro México indigena




Added by Phil Lane Jr. on June 22, 2011 at 5:00pm — No 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,…


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

The Aboriginal View and Model of the Unity of Science


Friends and Relatives- Warm Greetings to Each of You!…


Added by Tiger Lane on June 19, 2011 at 7:26am — 23 Comments

Isnati Awicadowanpi (Coming of Age Ceremony) and Cante Ohitka Okodakiciye ( Brave Heart Society )

Ampa'o'win, Day Break Star Woman,(Deloria Lane Many Grey Horses) with her Auntie's Deloria Bighorn and Faith Spotted Eagle at the conclusion of the Four Day Isnati Awicadowanpi (Coming of Age Ceremony) and initiation into the Cante Ohitka Okodakiciye ( Brave Heart Society…


Added by Phil Lane Jr. on April 25, 2011 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Remembering the Life and Teachings of Jesus on Easter, 2011


April 19, 1912,

Talk at Bowery Mission,

227 Bowery, New York City, From Stenographic Notes.


Tonight I am very happy,…


Added by Phil Lane Jr. on April 24, 2011 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Each Human Heart, A Sovereignty, Ancient, Imperishable and Everlasting

When I travelled to the sacred lands of the great tribes of Israel and Palestine, I prayed at the Wailing Wall, a Holy Place of Prayer of the great tribes of Israel for so many centuries, and I felt the Spirit of the Creator.  When I prayed at those Holy Places held…


Added by Phil Lane Jr. on March 2, 2011 at 10:00pm — 7 Comments

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…


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

We Are The Spiritual Representatives Of Those Walking the Red Road Before Us

"With the heartfelt understanding that each one of us is the spiritual representative of all those beloved relatives who are walking the Red Road before us, I have complete faith…

Added by Phil Lane Jr. on February 14, 2012 at 7:00am — 5 Comments

"This was an internet revolution. I'll call it revolution 2.0." Walid Rachid

Young Egyptian Activists, who sparked the protests, tell how they used the internet to galvanise Cairo's protest movement

By Jon Swaine 12:57AM GMT 11 Feb 2011

Walid Ghonim, a 30-year-old executive from Google, was the administrator of an anti-torture page…


Added by Phil Lane Jr. on February 13, 2011 at 1:54pm — No Comments

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