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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, prejudice, or lack of sharing in the responsibility of raising all of the humanities children.

Brother Phil Lane Jr.~Ihanktowan Dakota and Chickasaw Nations

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Comment by Phil Lane Jr. on March 11, 2016 at 6:02pm

Have not heard this name, but my sister Faith Spotted Eagle may have more info!

Comment by Kathryn Young on March 11, 2016 at 4:54pm
My Grandfather was from Crow Creek Reservation.. What do you know of Chief Bone Necklace? Thank you for your time.
Comment by Phil Lane Jr. on March 10, 2016 at 7:17pm


Comment by Allan Keislar on March 10, 2016 at 7:11pm

Wonderful! Could you kindly provide some documentation--is this in White Buffalo Calf Woman's teachings, or where? Thanks.

Comment by Denise Martin on March 9, 2016 at 9:59am

Beautifully said in the midst of a disgusting display of vulgarity, racism and sexism by some of our Presidential candidates. Peace and love are possible!

Comment by Sandi Augsburger on March 8, 2016 at 4:59pm

I love this! I didn't know that the Dakota and Chickasaw had this Teaching as well. I am a Baha'i and we have the same thing: 

"The male and female are like the two wings of a bird and when both wings are reinforced with the same impulse the bird of humanity will be enabled to soar heaven-ward to the summit of progress."


The Bahá'í Writings contain the image of humanity as a bird in which one wing is woman and the other man. Unless both wings are strong and well-developed, the bird will not be able to fly. The development of women is considered vital to the full development of men and is seen as a prerequisite to peace.

Comment by Wendy Jones on March 8, 2016 at 8:08am

Hiy Hiy.

Comment by Janet K Archer on December 13, 2012 at 7:24am

I have been fascinated with Eagle since I was a child.  Isaiah 40: 29-31 : He (She) (Creator) gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might. He (She) (Creator) increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall, But those who wait on the Lord (our Creator). Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint." I am thankful to hear that the Eagle has balanced, harmonious wings--one representing woman and one representing men. I am glad to see women included in this story. It will take all of us, men and women, all people's of the world to work to make peace and make change to nurture our earth from such pollution and destruction to green earth, clear waters, wellness, wholeness.

Comment by Firewoman on October 22, 2011 at 6:40pm
Comment by Vandy Savage on October 21, 2011 at 9:46pm
Love this. Balanced and harmonious are two ideals to apply to so many aspects of our lives.

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