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Introduction to the Reunion of the Condor, Quetzal, and Eagle via the Fourth Way

The Fourth Way reflects the view that the Human Family is at a crossroad facing diverging paths; on one side lays the path of assimilation, resignation, conflict, militarism, economic insecurity and war, on the other, a Sacred Path,  the Red Road leading to healing, mutual understanding,…


Added by Phil Lane Jr. on August 15, 2019 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

Prophecies, Dynamic Change, and a New Global Civilization: 2020 - 2030 - 2050

Parliament of World Religion, November 7, 2018, ( Update from June 21, 2018 )

Very Beloved Friends and Relatives,…


Added by Phil Lane Jr. on August 11, 2019 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

Spiritual Qualities of Leadership-An Indigenous Perspective

1. Spiritually centered – actively in a relationship with the Creator or Higher Power!

2. Morally strong – lives a good moral life, suitable to stand as a role model to younger people, with particular attention to the issues of addictions, relationships, and honesty regarding money.…


Added by Phil Lane Jr. on April 22, 2019 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Sixteen Indigenous Guiding Principles for Co-Creating a Sustainable, Harmonious, Prosperous World

The Sixteen Principles for building a sustainable, harmonious and prosperous world, emerged from a 50-year process of reflection, consultation and action within Indigenous communities across the Americas. They are rooted in the concerns of hundreds of Indigenous Elders, Spiritual Leaders, and Community Members,…


Added by Phil Lane Jr. on March 10, 2019 at 4:00pm — 11 Comments

Avatar Movie Directly Parallels Sacred Tree Story Written Thirty-Four Years Ago

The “Tree of Souls” in the film Avatar is the Na’vi “link” to the spiritual and guiding force Eywa. The Na’vi held the Sacred Tree of Souls in great respect and understood that without it, their way of life and their world, would die.

In the book, The Sacred Tree, Indigenous values and…


Added by Phil Lane Jr. on January 16, 2019 at 7:30am — 10 Comments

International Treaty to Protect and Restore Mother Earth

Mother Earth Day, April 22, 2016, New York City, N.Y.


We, the Members of the Human Family speak as one, guided by the sacred teachings and spiritual traditions of the Four Directions that uplift,…


Added by Phil Lane Jr. on January 12, 2019 at 4:30am — No Comments

The Fourth Way-An Indigenous Strategy for Building Sustainable and Harmonious Prosperity in the Americas and Beyond

The Fourth Way

An Indigenous Strategy to Build Sustainable and Harmonious Prosperity in the Americas and Beyond…


Added by Phil Lane Jr. on January 1, 2019 at 12:00am — 11 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 a…


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



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…


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…


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


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…


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…

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…


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,…


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…


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

The Story of The Sacred Tree

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…


Added by Phil Lane Jr. on November 24, 2017 at 12:00am — No 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…


Added by Phil Lane Jr. on August 29, 2017 at 1:30pm — 7 Comments


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…


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

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