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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 — 8 Comments

Hinhan Wicasta's ( Owl Man's ) Vision from Singing for a Spirit by Vine Deloria Jr.(1999)

“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 August 29, 2017 at 1:30pm — 7 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

July 9, 1971, Island of the Sun, Lake Titicaca, Fulfilling the Prophecy of the Reunion of the Condor and Eagle

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,…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on July 9, 2017 at 11:30am — 2 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

To My Beautiful Grandchildren-How to Be A Good 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, loyalty,…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on January 26, 2017 at 12:00am — 5 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 which…

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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

2017 and Beyond-The Reunion of the Condor, Quetzal and the Eagle

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 purpose…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on December 30, 2016 at 11:30pm — 5 Comments

World Peace Is Not Only Possible, But It Is Inevitable.

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…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on December 25, 2016 at 9:30am — 16 Comments

Deloria Geneology

Dear Relatives,

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 …

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on November 24, 2016 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

Global “Compassion Relay” Highlights Indigenous and Youth Environmental Leadership and Interfaith Cooperation

Global Champions of Compassion Kickoff a “Compassion Relay”…
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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on November 6, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Important Message from Keeper of Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe

I, Chief Arvol Looking Horse, of the Lakota,…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on November 5, 2016 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

Interfaith Circles From 96 Nations Support Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

October 27, 2016

Oceti Sakowin Camp, Cannon Ball,

Stand Rock Sioux Tribe 

Presented by URI Global Trustees and Elders, Audrey Scott Williams and Phil Lane Jr.

Very Honorable Chairman Archambault, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council, Elders, Community Members and All Protectors of Mother Earth.

We are the United Religions…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on October 27, 2016 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

World Peace Through Consultative Will or Heart Rending Suffering-Our Choice

"Whether peace occurs after unimaginable horrors precipitated by humanity’s stubborn clinging to old patterns of behavior, or is to be embraced now by an act of consultative will, is the choice before all who inhabit the earth.

At this critical juncture, the intractable problems confronting all nations are a mutual concern for every member of the Human Family. Failure to stem the tide of conflict and disorder would be unconscionably irresponsible."

Universal House of Justice…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on September 17, 2016 at 6:59pm — 7 Comments

International Treaty To Protect and Restore Mother Earth

International Mother Earth Day, April 22, 2016

New York City, New York

Preamble

We, the Members of the Human…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on June 7, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Clear Path out Of Deepening Global Crises-Transformation of Human Consciousness and Spiritual Understanding

It is becoming clearer, with every passing day, that the path out our deepening global crises, in every form, is an individual and collective transformation of human consciousness and spiritual understanding of the Oneness of the Human Family! The reality that " The Hurt of One is the Hurt of All and the Honor of One is the…

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Added by Phil Lane Jr. on June 5, 2016 at 11:00am — 10 Comments

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