On August 15, 1992, the Four Worlds Elder's Council honored Phil Lane Jr., Member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe and Chickasaw Nations with a Traditional Headdress Ceremony in thanksgiving and recognition of Phil's lifetime service to Indigenous Peoples, the Human Family and his Ihanktowan and Hunkpapa Hereditary Lineage.
This Sacred Ceremony was conducted by the Elders during the closing evening of the 7th Annual "Choices for the Future" Symposium and Windstar Foundation Award Presentation, by Foundation Founder, John Denver, in Aspen, Colorado. The Headdress Ceremony conducted by the Elders was followed by an Honor Dance.
On August 15, 1992, respected and esteemed members of Four World's Elders Council, from across Turtle Island, concluded their 4th Council Meeting.
The Elder's attending the Council represented more than 100 Elders who had attended past Councils. The three previous Four World's Elders Councils were held in Lethbridge, Alberta, December 1982, the Blood First Nation, February 1987, and Loveland, Colorado July 1991.
These Sacred Ceremonies were videotaped at the direct request and unanimous consent of the Elders for historical reference. All of the more than 100 Elder's, but two, Lydia Axtell, Nez Perce and Mary Kahn, Dene, have since passed to the " Other Side Camp." Their Lives, Memories, Wisdom, Compassion, and undying Love will never be forgotten!