To Give Dignity to a wo/man is above all things ~ Sitting Bull
Above are four of the many great leaders of the Indian Nations:
All on this page have greatly impacted my life.
First, beloved Nez Perce Chief Joseph, who said,
"From where the sun now stands--I will fight no more forever."
Holy Man Frank Fools Crow,..a Medicine Man able to make rain.
Fools Crow in his regalia, which he bequeathed to a
University in Illinois.
Jenaka Curtis was an apprentice of his; I learned
about him from Jenaka and bought his books.
I believe he was a truly Holy Man.
Jen is an amazing Elder who served in the military,
and is a traditional Wise Woman and Herbalist.
Jenaka told me that Fools Crow's Head dress is given
on loan to Native families at auspicious ceremonies.
I think Fools Crow smiles widely upon this.
Above Fool's Crow is well-honored
Chief Dan George is the third in the pictures of Chiefs, who
taught about the Hopi Prophecies to the modern world.
Chief Dan George
Crazy Horse, in the fourth, is quoted as saying "Let us put our minds
together, and see what life we will make for our children."
Snow Owl's site is a wondrous resource about the
Great Leaders of the First Americans.
Crazy Horse, says Old John, turned to the wall as the picture
was being taken and the resulting photo or tintype was worthless,"
Sounds logical to Windhorse; and bravo for turning
from the camera of the enemy!!!
Black Elk, who affected modern society greatly by allowing
Black Elk also said:
You will see Black Elk's words on this wonderful Blog:
Patricia Mechi Garza was a Teacher, writer and Medicine Woman
I've only had the chance to meet her in the square building of a
college campus...and grateful for it. I look forward to meeting her
on her own turf in the very near future...alas, I am too late.
She is one of those people that I 'fell in love' with on sight...
I had no idea who she was until I walked into her workshop.
In the first picture above, she looks exactly like "Magi" in
my beloved favorite movie, "Fern Gully, The Last Rain Forest."
I actually got to visit Fern Gully in Jamaica, V.I. in 2009.
It is the location of the filming of Fern Gully the movie; again,
I had no idea, and no plan for it...that's how Creator Works!!
Meechi Garza, as she was called, created a healing system called
Kolaimni, which is still being practiced and taught. It is based
on the Reconnection to Life and Spirit, and hands on healing.
Native American elder Joseph Rael, Beautiful Painted Arrow,
has spoken before the United Nations and addressed a
conference of military officers at the Pentagon on the role
of the warrior in the modern world. He is a Visionary, Artist,
preserver of Ancient Language who points out that ancient
languages held Spiritual vibrations, He encourages all people
to learn and preserve their language of origin. Joseph
envisioned and influenced the building of Peace Sound Chambers
throughout the world.
Floyd Red Crow Westerman
was born Kanghi Duta on August 17, 1936
on the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota, home of the
Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, It is one of the tribes of the
Eastern Dakota subgroup of the Great Sioux Nation,
Kanghi Duta means "Red Crow" in Dakota
(one of the three Sioux related languages.)
At the age of 10, Westerman was sent to the Wahpeton Boarding School,
where he first met Dennis Banks (who as an adult became
a leader of the American Indian Movement). There
Westerman and other boys were forced to cut their traditionally
long hair and forbidden to speak their native languages.
This experience would profoundly impact Westerman's
later life. As an adult, he championed his own heritage.
He graduated from North Dakota State University with a B.A.
degree in secondary education. He also served two years in the
US Marines, before beginning his career as a singer.
ln later life Kangi Duta spoke through song and movie to reveal
the shameful past of white settlers and government. His booming
voice was full of wisdom. He made his transition
on December 13, 2007 at age 71 in Los Angeles, California.
Below is an enchanting kindred practice to "Push Hands" (T'ai Qi Chuan).
Players try to 'stick' to each other...and that's what this dance is about.
The couple must follow directions of the Caller in unison
while holding an apple between their cheeks!
Tears were in my throat as I danced with my Mohawk Sisters
at FDR State Park, NYS, Autumn 2005..a first in my life.
I owe a vote of thanks to my friend Dorothy for alerting
me to the Pow Wow and encouraging me to attend.
Earth Honors Those
Who Honor Earth
It has been the "RedMan's" habit to take
from the Creator's land what s/he
needs with respect; first asking
of the land to give willingly~
then to put back what Earth needs
to replenish Herself for all creatures...
and for Her sustainance.
Elders are the Teachers of Today:
Children the Leaders of Tomorrow.
Respect for all life~ALL LIFE FORMS
is Essential Today and every Day.
With Respect for All Life
Our Annals of Human History are filled now,
and filling still...with proofs that the First People
indeed had and lived the reality of Life on
this Planet. When gathering herbs, for
instance, the Wakan...meaning Sacred way
of gathering is to remember that if all the plant
is taken, there will be no seeds or roots to
engender the next generation of plants. By
first praying near the plant, asking its permission
to harvest it, one reminds oneself that all of Life
is Sacred. Then, by offering tobacco to the land,
one reminds oneself that only by giving back to
the land can IT survive...then, by gathering part
of the plant, or where a whole plant is needed,
only taking one or a small percentage of the
numbers available, one allows survival of the
species and honors the future searches for herbs.
Respect given circles round right back atcha, and
disregard takes its toll. These things all
Aboriginal people knew and lived. These things
modern people had better learn and take to heart.
Prophecies are unfolding.
It behooves us to pay attention.
Land like this does not appear overnight.
Conserve and Preserve. I put upon myself
the task of pondering the deep meaning
of the Indian expression: Be responsible
to the Next Seven Generations.
Understanding that; I am able to realize
that the Last Five Generations
are being healed simultaneously.
We danced for Life.
The children are so beautiful, and personify freedom,
grace, acceptance and joy. Following them, I could not
keep the grin off my face if I'd wanted to. They
touched and strengthened the child in me. Gratitude
to Joseph for getting me into the dance!
PERCE VERSION OF PSALM 23
Lord is my Shepherd)
Great Father above a Shepherd Chief.
am His and with Him I have not want.
He throws out to me a rope and the name of the rope
draws me, and He draws me, and He draws me
to a place where the grass is green and the water is good.
I eat and lie
down satisfied. Sometime,
it may be soon,
Sometime, it may be soon,
may be longer, it may be a long, long time,
Shepherd Chief will lead me to a place
mountains, where the Shepherd Chief will meet me.
Sometimes the Shepherd Chief makes this love rope
into a whip. But afterwards He gives me a staff to lean upon.
puts His hands upon my head and all the tired is gone.
He spreads before me a table with many good things to eat.
cup He fills until it runs over.
What I tell you is true. I lie not.
For these roads lead to a great Lodge where
dwells the Shepherd Chief;
after I die, I will be with Him forever and ever.
(given to Patricia Locke in 1936)
The channeled information below is a message
worth reading and digesting.
Keep the words close to your heart...live
from the Premise of Wellness,
what we do with the messages that come to
us is what's important and can be life-enhancing;
not where the message even came from.
I join your effort, as I welcome you joining mine...
With Reverence for All Life, Windhorse
"Prompting from the Indigenous Tribes
"We declare our love for you and in that love we
share with you our wisdom. The times you are
in are incredible and we encourage you to
remember the Love that brought you to this
amazing moment in time. Your Love for the
entirety of life is represented by you and
your connection to all people who have ever
lived. Their heart-beat is in your soul and
you are in the position to bring all
consciousness into the next vibration, which is
that of unity and Unconditional Love. You are
fully prepared and capable and you understand
the keys to bringing this into reality.
Your connection to your higher self and your
ability to love in this unconditional manner will
guide you to all truth. You will be directed in
every moment and carry no negative energy of
feeling unable to meet every challenge with the
correct response. This ability comes from your
heart-directed life and will continue to open that
wisdom to you based on your willingness to receive
and listen to your heart. These are the times we
have all been anticipating and have total trust
in you to create this new dimension of consciousness.
We are smiling and so proud that you all have come
into this incarnation and we wish to encourage you
and teach you to listen. There is no job too difficult
or task too hard for you. All the contacts and helpers
are being assembled for you now and continue to be
put together with every breath you take.
We are aware of the significance of your creation
and want you to know that you are the ones able
to usher in this new consciousness.
The old system that no longer works will be dissolved
and you will help create the needed encouragements
for humanity to catapult them into this new
dimension. This will enable all of humanity to thrive
as one being and flourish in this heart-directed place
of unlimited creativity and love. We as masters and
ascended beings have also been preparing for this time
and are here to help in every way.
Thank you for taking on this challenge and
understanding how this is so urgently needed by
humanity. Many people you know and love will
choose to leave at this time and we encourage
you to not be dissuaded by these events. They have
done much of the preparation work for this and
it is in Divine Order for them to leave. We know
they will be missed and also know others will be
used that you would normally think impossible. So
we ask you to open your hearts and listen to
your inner voice and believe in your connectedness
to everything for the highest good of all.
There is a tendency to go to fear at a time like
what is coming. That is part of the energy that
is being dismantled and this will be your guidepost
for going forward…..In the past your choice
would have been fear…
NOW YOU WILL CHOOSE LOVE"
By Russell Hayden
On the Significance of the White Buffalo--
Brooke Medicine Eagle
Humankind has not woven the web of life.
We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web,
we do to ourselves. All things are bound together.
All things connect. ~ Chief Seattle -
Wampanoag Nation, New England, USA
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and inform of good work that you are doing so others can connect to you.
It is past time for all Native People to find each other and become One!
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"I am always looking forward to see what Creator has in store for me"
born of Gila River Pima Nation in Seaton, Arizona
Carol Magikal gifted me with the beautiful Indian Maiden at the top of the page
Native Americans consider the Four Directions,
what does that mean? There are four basic Races of
Humanity; Black, White, Red and Yellow;
like Four Pillars. They/we are all part of the Circle of Life,
the Wheel. Take one color/race/pillar away, and
we have a broken wheel. By working together, we
create a solid, strong Circle of Life, a
Medicine Wheel that heals all and preserves all.
It behooves us in these as well as all times, to learn to
work with Nature...By being silent partners in the Universe,
we keep a balance. Earth is in great changes now...
we do well to learn how to resource Her benefits
naturally and appreciate the good job She has done.
Finding the attributes of our own Gifts is well overdue...
We are Healers!
Life runs through our veins, organs, senses~
vitality is who we are!
Native Americans and other Indigenous Peoples
have held this information for us...
they have had the courage to reveal visions/prophecies
that were belittled, ridiculed...and now we witness
With Love to You Like Hearts and Gentle Spirits!
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Remember, Silverhawk also crafts the finest silver jewelry.
White Horse is a Crow Indian you can learn from
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