Saturday, October 25, 2014

~Chief Arvol Looking Horse October 2014



"Each of us is put here in this time and this place to personally decide the future of humankind. Did you think the Creator would create unnecessary people in a time of such terrible danger? Know that you yourself are essential to this World." ~Chief Arvol Looking Horse

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Elder's Meditation of the Day October 25


Elder's Meditation of the Day October 25
"What does it matter how long I pray, so long as my prayers are answered?"
--Sitting Bull, HUNKPAPA LAKOTA
Too often we worry about the words we use in prayer. We focus on the words. What really counts is the spirit and intent behind our words. It is the spirit and intent that the Creator responds to. He reads and listens to our heart. Prayer isn't only when we fold our hands and pray. Prayer is when we talk to the Creator even when we are walking down a path or sitting on a hill or walking in the mountains. The Elders say, walk in prayer. We should be willing to talk with the Great One.
Great Spirit, today I will pray to You all day. Listen to my heart.

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Elder's Meditation of the Day October 24


Elder's Meditation of the Day October 24
"We create that bad among ourselves. We create it; then we try to call it devil, satan, or evil. But man creates it. There is no devil. Man creates the devil."
--Wallace Black Elk, LAKOTA
Inside every human being are the laws and codes by which we should live. These laws and codes are communicated to us through a little voice. When we are still, this voice guides us. If we choose to live out of harmony, our lives become filled with anger, hate, selfishness, dishonesty, etc... When these things appear in our lives, we give up accountability and blame it on something or someone else. If we want to live in harmony, we need to pray our way back to living the principles the Creator gave us.
Grandfather, today let me walk with the principles.

2014 / 20 OCTOBER Why Marijuana Was Made Illegal In The First Place

2014 / 20 OCTOBER

Why Marijuana Was Made Illegal In The First Place

why marijuana is illegal

Hemp Illegal because of Marijuana? No, Marijuana Illegal because of Hemp!
Most people in the mainstream never really mention hemp. That’s because hemp can’t make you high and thus mainstream media focuses on “Marijuana”. In turn, people tend to think that Hemp is illegal as a byproduct of “Marijuana prohibition” however, the truth is that if you look at history for a second you’ll realize it’s the other way around!

Why Marijuana Was Made Illegal in the First Place

Back in 1937 when cannabis was first made “Illegal” people referred to it as “Hemp” or Cannabis. People didn’t know the term “Marijuana” save for a few power hungry tycoons and of course the Mexicans, who used cannabis for enduring hard labor and relaxation at the end of the day.
Why the message of “marijuana intoxication” was plastered on newspapers and films, the real motives actually comes down to the DuPont’s and their ilk securing the patents for petrochemicals. Turns out Hemp made better plastics than petroleum ever could, and it’s biodegradable.
The newspapers who were publishing these rancid stories were owned by Randolph Hearst, whose timber industry was at risk from losing massive profits since Hemp produced four times the amount of pulp than trees do for the same space. That, and that all his lumberyards in Mexico were being attacked by Pancho Villa and his band of outlaws. Now you can see where the term “Marijuana” came from and why it was given such a negative connotation.
The DuPont’s, the Hearst’s and eventually Mr. Anslinger conspired together to pave the way for Marijuana prohibition not because of the “health impact on society” but rather the financial impact on the pockets of the super wealthy!

What we are missing with Hemp

With Hemp out of the picture, the petrochemical and lumber industry thrived. However, what else did we lose besides those two industries. As it turns out that Hemp can actually make well over 25,000 unique products and some estimate as high as 40,000. Not only does hemp make paper and plastic, but it also can make medicine, food, housing, clothing, animal feed and much more.
What humanity lost the day that hemp was made illegal and the subsequent impact of prohibition on nature has been devastating. A greater schism between the wealthy and the poor occurred because alternative means were prohibited under the guise of marijuana!

The turning of the tide

Nowadays we are seeing the return of marijuana and hemp and with this; we’ll see a revolution like never before. From superior medicine to superior building materials and biodegradable consumables, hemp and marijuana will invoke a new future for us all!
We must never forget the history of cannabis prohibition, the motivations of greedy men for the sake of future generations. Prohibition has kept the rich wealthy and the poor even poorer. It’s time we take a stand against this tyrannical monopoly and change these oppressive laws once and for all. I think this is the generation where it all changes!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Lakota Prayer

Walking the Red Road

Elder's Meditation of the Day October 23


Elder's Meditation of the Day October 23
"We do not walk alone. Great Being walks beside us. Know this and be grateful."
--Polingaysi Q�yawayma, HOPI
Many religions have different names for these Beings. Some are called angels, some are called spirits. These Spirit Beings are helpers. They guide us, protect us and will help us during our times of need. Sometimes they give us dreams. We need not be afraid when these Spirit Helpers come. We need to understand they are the Creator's helpers.
Great Spirit, send me the helpers to guide my path as I seek to walk in Your service.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

So I should really live in Iceland

You are a complex individual who is drawn to breathtaking and unique environments. You thrive best in colder climates and enjoy bundling up and being active outside. You are always up for an adventure and have to explore your surroundings. You are an avid hiker and risk taker, and do best when you are surrounded by people who are game for a camping trip. You enjoy roughing it, and like to surround yourself with others who share that passion. You have a spiritual and intellectual side too, and can enjoy deep conversation with almost anyone around you. You have an appreciation for good books and are an avid music collector. You have a solid work ethic but believe life is to be enjoyed, and thrive best in a culture that challenges you, both in its terrain and on an intellectual level.

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Elder's Meditation of the Day October 22


Elder's Meditation of the Day October 22
"Growth is a painful process."
--Wilma Mankiller, CHEROKEE
Whenever we grow, we usually need to let go of emotional attachments. Letting go can be painful. Sometimes growth allows us to deal with fear. All fear can fit into two categories: one, we're going to lose something we have, and two, we're not going to get something we want. Both of these categories can cause pain. The best way to grow is to pray to the Great Spirit and ask Him to guide and protect us. All growth is guided by God.
My Creator, guide my growth today and give me Your love and courage to help my pain.

Jack Herer

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

I resemble that remark

Native American's of the Americas by Blood Not by Government Papers



Did you know that Spiritual is a combined spelling of Spirit & Ritual? Pay close attention to its spelling. Both our Spirit and our Ritual (ceremonies) are things our Creator and Ancestors want us to continue to honor in our land. Do you really think our Ancestors taught us our Sacred Way given to them by The Creator so that we could forget them? - S.B., Administrator — withSonya Braxton.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

INDIAN HOLOCAUST by Brian Vallie, 'Indian Holocaust': A Poem for Columbus Day Brian Vallie

INDIAN HOLOCAUST by Brian Vallie

After a very long trip, we’ve finally made it to your shores, we bring with us greed, corruption and disease by the spores.
We’ll conceive Manifest Destiny for ourselves so strategically, it doesn’t have a place for you though, and will end for you tragically.
You taught us to eat and survive when our lives were at stake, when we gain your trust we’ll repay you with a smallpox outbreak. When winter comes and your elders and children are cold, we’ll give them nice fuzzy blankets to hold. Gifts straight from the heart that are soft as a fox, did I mention they’re knowingly infected with smallpox?
The smaller your numbers the more land we can claim, its nothing personal its just the name of the game. Claiming good land and attempting to build wealth, is a right only for white settlers capable in health. Your land is reserved and you cannot leave the space, we’ll use force to make you stay so you all know your place. As your wardens we’ll make you dependent on what we give you, we will not let you hunt and our rations will feed few. You see its a system of dependence that we want to create, through future generations to be all bound by fate. A fate we’ve created to always keep you dependent, on the promises and lies of a deceitful government.
You’ll go from a proud nation that in every way was thriving, to living in third world poverty and barely surviving.
We’ll take away your beliefs and forbid your spirituality, our religious propaganda will take the form of Christianity. To conquer you fully we must not only have your land, but you must take our beliefs and accept Jesus hand.
The Black Hills is one of your most spiritual places, so well taint it with our big ugly ass faces. When Mount Rushmore is built it will serve as a symbol that your hand of spirituality is now under our thimble. This spiritual conquest is done when you all worship Christ, so we’ll leave it up to your people to continue the heist. We’ll build churches on reservations complete with a bell, so tell all your non- believers they’ll surely burn in hell.
Now lets have out great feast and kindly break bread, and since you don’t speak English yet forget everything I said. For our sinister plans don’t benefit you at all, and I await the day when your Great Nations fall.
Sincerely,
Christopher Columbus
brBrian Vallie (Crow/Chippewa Cree), wishes to live in a world free of hipster headdresses and oppressive red tape towards Natives (we can dream can’t we?).
For 4 years Brian worked for the A&M Talent House, New Mexico’s largest talent agency, overseeing the Native American division. It was during this stint that encouraged Brian’s eventual goal, to help inspire a positive Native American paradigm shift by contributing entertaining and authentic content in media via the best way he knows how — Writing. Brian’s groundbreaking modern comedy project “Buffalo in the Room,” was highlighted during the annual Honoring Natives in Entertainment Media event in Los Angeles, CA. “Buffalo in the Room” is slated to finish production next spring.

Brian resides in Los Angeles, currently writing his first novel: “Born Again Heathen,” a fictional dark comedy. When he’s not writing you can find him playing “zombie” with his 5y/o son James, zoning out, exercising, or traipsing around Los Angeles with his high school sweetheart Janae and their son in tow.


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Engraving by Theodor de Bry, from Bartolome De Las Casas's 'A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies,' depicting atrocities wreaked by Columbus and his men on the idsland of Hispaniola.

'Indian Holocaust': A Poem for Columbus Day

10/13/14
After a very long trip, we've finally made it to your shores, we bring with us greed, corruption and disease by the spores.
We'll conceive Manifest Destiny for ourselves so strategically, it doesn't have a place for you though, and will end for you tragically.
You taught us to eat and survive when our lives were at stake, when we gain your trust we'll repay you with a smallpox outbreak. When winter comes and your elders and children are cold, we'll give them nice fuzzy blankets to hold. Gifts straight from the heart that are soft as a fox, did I mention they're knowingly infected with smallpox?
The smaller your numbers the more land we can claim, it's nothing personal, it's just the name of the game. Claiming good land and attempting to build wealth is a right only for white settlers capable in health. Your land is reserved and you cannot leave the space, we'll use force to make you stay so you all know your place. As your wardens we'll make you dependent on what we give you, we will not let you hunt and our rations will feed few. You see, it's a system of dependence that we want to create, through future generations to be all bound by fate. A fate we've created to always keep you dependent, on the promises and lies of a deceitful government.
You'll go from a proud nation that in every way was thriving, to living in third-world poverty and barely surviving.
We'll take away your beliefs and forbid your spirituality, our religious propaganda will take the form of Christianity. To conquer you fully we must not only have your land, but you must take our beliefs and accept Jesus' hand.
The Black Hills is one of your most spiritual places, so well taint it with our big ugly ass-faces. When Mount Rushmore is built it will serve as a symbol that your hand of spirituality is now under our thimble. This spiritual conquest is done when you all worship Christ, so we'll leave it up to your people to continue the heist. We'll build churches on reservations complete with a bell, so tell all your non-believers they'll surely burn in hell.
Now let's have our great feast and kindly break bread; since you don't speak European you don't know what I said. For our sinister plans don't benefit you at all, and I await the day when your Great Nations fall.  
Sincerely,
Christopher Columbus
Brian Vallie (Crow/Chippewa Cree), wishes to live in a world free of hipster headdresses and oppressive red tape towards Natives (we can dream can’t we?).
For 4 years Brian worked for the A&M Talent House, New Mexico's largest talent agency, overseeing the Native American division. It was during this stint that encouraged Brian's eventual goal, to help inspire a positive Native American paradigm shift by contributing entertaining and authentic content in media via the best way he knows how -- Writing. Brian's groundbreaking modern comedy project "Buffalo in the Room," was highlighted during the annual Honoring Natives in Entertainment Media event in Los Angeles, CA. "Buffalo in the Room" is slated to finish production next spring.
Brian resides in Los Angeles, currently writing his first novel: "Born Again Heathen," a fictional dark comedy. When he's not writing you can find him playing "zombie" with his 5y/o son James, zoning out, exercising, or traipsing around Los Angeles with his high school sweetheart Janae and their son in tow.

Read more athttp://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/10/13/indian-holocaust-poem-columbus-day-157325

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Elder's Meditation of the Day October 20


Elder's Meditation of the Day October 20
"As Elders, it is our place to show respect to our young people in order to gain respect."
--Grace Azak, NISGA'A
The attitude of our leaders will be the attitude of the people. The attitude of the parents will be the attitude of the children. If respect is shown from above, respect will be developed below. If the Elders show respect, the younger people will be respectful. As above, so below. This happens because of interconnectedness. The heart of the Elders is connected to the heart of the youth.
Great Spirit, in the fall season let me respect both the Elders and the youth.

sacred, ceremonial pipe and the ceremony




Chanupa, (Lakota: čhaŋnúŋpa) is the name for the sacred, ceremonial pipe and the ceremony in which it is used. It takes the prayers, and the cries, and the breath of the invisible to the Creator via the smoke. It is a very important Being.

The Chanupa is one means of conveying prayers to the Creator and the other sacred beings. The various parts of the pipe have symbolic meanings, and much of this symbolism is not shared with those outside of the culture.

The sacred pipe is smoked by many tribes, and what was smoked varied. The plants can include tobacco, red osier bark, bearberry leaves, and others.

Lakota tradition has it that White Buffalo Woman brought the Chanunpa to the people, to serve as a sacred bridge between this world and Wakan Tanka, the "Great Mystery"
Lakota pipe ceremony (photo), 1907, Edward S. Curtis
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Sunday, October 19, 2014

A Native American girl with a horse. 1930. Photo by Phillip Johnston. Source - Northern Arizona University

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Elder's Meditation of the Day October 19


Elder's Meditation of the Day October 19
"The teachings are for all, not just for Indians... The white people never wanted to learn before. They thought we were savages. Now they have a different understanding, and they do want to learn. We are all children of God. The tradition is open to anyone who wants to learn."
--Don Jose Matusuwa, HUICHOL
In the summer of 1994, a white buffalo calf was born. This means that now is the time for all races to come together. The Elders say that at this time a voice from within will speak to everyone. It will say now is the time to forgive, now is the time to come together. Are we willing to do this? Are we willing to quit judging other people? The Elders say, He will be talking through people of all races and gender. We need to open our hearts and welcome our brothers and sisters.
Great Spirit, let my ears be open as I walk the path You have chosen for me.

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