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Phil Lane Jr.'s Blog – February 2014 Archive (9)

Justice, Human Rights, Social and Economic Development and Cultural Diversity

The implications of justice for social and economic development are profound. Concern for justice protects the task of defining progress from the temptation to sacrifice the well-being of the generality of humankind—and even of Mother Earth, itself—to the advantages which…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on February 20, 2014 at 12:00pm — 4 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 never…

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

The Four Worlds International Institute's Human and Community Development Approach

The Four Worlds International Institute ( FWII )

1.considers culture to be the primary key to unlocking the forces the people on the path of their own development;

2.considers the spiritual and moral dimensions of human…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on February 17, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

How Do We Know We Have A Soul?

Many years ago I asked an Elder a question, “How do we know we have a Soul, a part of us that transcends time and space. “

He said, “There are many ways that we can know we have a soul! One of the easiest ways is through our dreams. Not every dream! Some dreams are caused by eating too much. But there are those…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on February 12, 2014 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

“The Critical State of Our Mother Earth”

 

  “The Critical State of Our Mother Earth!" 2014-02-12

 Very Beloved Relatives,

More than 40 years ago during the early years of North American’s “new” ecological consciousness, my…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on February 12, 2014 at 10:00am — 11 Comments

The Endless Cycles Of Life Are In Our Hands

Life unfolds forever through countless, interrelated cycles. This sacred message from our Creator is woven into the lines of the palms of our hands.

Added by Phil Lane Jr. on February 10, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

AT THE TIME OF DISCLOSURE OF SEXUAL ABUSE

Executive Summary

AT THE TIME OF DISCLOSURE

A MANUAL FOR FRONT-LINE COMMUNITY WORKERS

DEALING WITH SEXUAL ABUSE DISCLOSURES…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on February 9, 2014 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

What is Peace ? by Mato Gi ( Brown Bear ) , Age 10

What is Peace?

Peace is no more wars, gangs,drugs and that stuff.

No deaths caused unnaturally and no more Animals dying.

No more pollution and…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on February 9, 2014 at 7:00am — 17 Comments

The Wisdom of Grandfather Frank White Buffalo Man, Sitting Bull's Grandson

In 1969, my Grandfather, Frank White Buffalo Man, shared with me a wonderful spiritual insight and understanding that relates, among other things, of how we must learn to respect, honour, love, support, and understand each other as different nations, tribes, communities, peoples, religions, and cultures…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on February 9, 2014 at 5:30am — 23 Comments

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