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…Continue
April 1995, Presentation to UN Secretary-General, Mr. Javier Perez de Cuellar and the World Commission on Culture and Development, UN Headquarters
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…
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,…Continue
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…Continue
For all the people of the 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 the good things the Creator has given…Continue
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“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…Continue
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!
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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…Continue
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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!"…Continue
July 9, 1971. Sitting at the Heart of the Island of the Sun, in Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, sitting with my Beloved Quechua Elder and Spiritual Teacher, Meleton Gallardo, (on my right side) and other Beloved Quechua Brothers. At this Sacred Place, more than 700 years ago, the First Incas, Manco Capac,…Continue
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…Continue
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…
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, loyalty,…Continue
“For all the people of the earth, the Creator has planted a Sacred Tree under which…Continue
"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…Continue
Thirty-four years ago, December 27-30, 1982, on the high plains of Alberta, more than forty wise, respected and dedicated elders, spiritual leaders and community members from different Indigenous First Nations across North America came together for four days and nights of in-depth purposeful consultation.
The Great Peace towards which people of good will, throughout the centuries, have inclined their hearts, of which seers and poets for countless generations have expressed their vision, and that the sacred teachings of humankind have constantly held the promise is within reach of the nations and the Human Family. For the first time…Continue
As always, it is our prayer that you and your beloved ones are in the very best of health and happiness.
Sister Faith Spotted Eagle, and I are working together to update our Family Tree that descends from Hinhan …Continue