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    Message from Chief Arvol Looking Horse.
    Mitakuye (my relative),

    I, Chief Arvol Looking Horse, of the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota
    Nation, ask you to understand an Indigenous perspective on what has
    happened in America, what we call "Turtle Island." My words seek to
    unite the global community through a message from our sacred
    ceremonies to unite spiritually, each in our own ways of beliefs in
    the Creator.

    We have been warned from Ancient Prophecies of these times we live
    in today, but have also been given a very important message about a
    solution to turn these terrible times around.

    To understand the depth of this message you must recognize the
    importance of Sacred Sites and realize the interconnectedness of
    what is happening today, in reflection of the continued massacres
    that are occurring on other lands and our own Americas.

    I have been learning about these important issues since the age of
    12, upon receiving the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle and its
    teachings. Our people have striven to protect Sacred Sites from the
    beginning of time. These places have been violated for centuries and
    have brought us to the predicament that we are in at the global
    level.

    Look around you. Our Mother Earth is very ill from these violations,
    and we are on the brink of destroying the possibility of a healthy
    and nurturing survival for generations to come, our children's
    children.

    Our ancestors have been trying to protect our Sacred Site called the
    Sacred Black Hills in South Dakota, "Heart of Everything That Is,"
    from continued violations. Our ancestors never saw a satellite view
    of this site, but now that those pictures are available, we see that
    it is in the shape of a heart and, when fast-forwarded, it looks
    like a heart pumping.

    The Dine have been protecting Big Mountain, calling it the liver,
    and we are suffering and going to suffer more from the extraction of
    the coal from there and the poison processes used in doing so.

    The Aborigines have warned of the contaminating effects of global
    warming on the Coral Reefs, which they see as Mother Earth's blood
    purifier.

    The Indigenous people of the rainforest relay that the rainforest
    are the lungs of the planet and need protection.

    The Gwich'in Nation has had to face oil drilling in the Arctic
    National Wildlife Refuge coastal plain, also known to the Gwich'in
    as "Where life begins!"

    The coastal plain is the birthplace of many life forms of the Animal
    Nations. The death of these Animal Nations will destroy Indigenous
    Nations in this territory.

    As these destructive developments continue all over the world, we
    will witness many more extinct Animal, Plant, and Human Nations,
    because of mankind's misuse of power and their lack of understanding
    of the "balance of life."

    The Indigenous people warn that these destructive developments will
    cause havoc globally. There are many, many more Indigenous
    awarenesses and knowledge about Mother Earth's Sacred Sites, her
    Chakras, connections to our spirit that will surely affect our
    future generations.

    There needs to be a fast move toward other forms of energy that are
    safe for all Nations upon Mother Earth. We need to understand the
    types of minds that are continuing to destroy the spirit of our
    whole global community. Unless we do this, the powers of destruction
    will overwhelm us. Our Ancestors foretold that water would someday
    be for sale. Back then, this was hard to believe, since the water
    was so plentiful, so pure, and so full of energy, nutrition, and
    spirit.

    Today we have to buy pure water, and even then the nutritional
    minerals have been taken out; it's just empty liquid. Someday water
    will be like gold, too expensive to afford.

    Not everyone will have the right to drink safe water. We fail to
    appreciate and honor our Sacred Sites, ripping out the minerals and
    gifts that lay underneath them as if Mother Earth were simply a
    resource, instead of the Source of Life itself.

    Attacking Nations and having to utilize more resources to carry out
    destruction in the name of peace is not the answer! We need to
    understand how all these decisions affect the Global Nation; we will
    not be immune to its repercussions. Allowing continual contamination
    of our food and land is affecting the way we think.

    A "disease of the mind" has set in world leaders and many members of
    our global community, with their belief that a solution of
    retaliation and destruction of peoples will bring Peace.

    In our Prophecies it is told that we are now at the crossroads:
    Either unite spiritually as a Global Nation, or be faced with chaos,
    disasters, diseases, and tears from our relatives' eyes.

    We are the only species that is destroying the Source of Life,
    meaning Mother Earth, in the name of power, mineral resources, and
    ownership of land, using chemicals and methods of warfare that are
    doing irreversible damage, as Mother Earth is becoming tired and
    cannot sustain any more impacts of war.

    I ask you to join me on this endeavor. Our vision is for the Peoples
    of all continents, regardless of their beliefs in the Creator, to
    come together as one at their Sacred Sites to pray and meditate and
    commune with one another, thus promoting an energy shift to heal our
    Mother Earth and achieve a universal consciousness toward attaining
    Peace.

    As each day passes, I ask all Nations to begin a global effort, and
    remember to give thanks for the Sacred Food that has been gifted to
    us by our Mother Earth, so the nutritional energy of medicine can be
    guided to heal our minds and spirits.

    This new millennium will usher in an age of harmony or it will bring
    the end of life as we know it. Starvation, war, and toxic waste have
    been the hallmark of the Great Myth of Progress and Development that
    ruled the last millennium.

    To us, as caretakers of the heart of Mother Earth, falls the
    responsibility of turning back the powers of destruction.resp
    yourself are the one who must decide.

    You alone - and only you - can make this crucial choice, to walk in
    honor or to dishonor your relatives. On your decision depends the
    fate of the entire World.

    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. Believe that!
    Understand both the blessing and the burden of that. You yourself
    are desperately needed to save the soul of this World. Did you think
    you were put here for something less? In a Sacred Hoop of Life,
    there is no beginning and no ending!
    Don't worry that it's not good enough for anyone else to hear... just sing, sing a song.sigpic

  • #2
    Was he saying this at a conference, a meeting, a gathering, or ?? and was it recent? Just wondering.... thanx....
    "Friends don't let friends drink decaf..."
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    • #3
      I don't honestly know. It was apparently sent into one of the native news sites I belong to so I'm not aware of it's origins. Sorry it took me this long to respond, I did'nt see that you had posted a question till today.
      Don't worry that it's not good enough for anyone else to hear... just sing, sing a song.sigpic

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      • #4
        Do you remember the World Peace and Prayer Day held up there in AK this year? Somewhere's around spring time...

        ...that's so true....so, so true...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ntownn8ive
          Do you remember the World Peace and Prayer Day held up there in AK this year? Somewhere's around spring time...
          Yes, but I was'nt there.. is that where he said it?
          Don't worry that it's not good enough for anyone else to hear... just sing, sing a song.sigpic

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Blackbear
            Yes, but I was'nt there.. is that where he said it?
            Oh no, I don't know. I just hadn't heard anything about it since the family came through town.

            ...that's so true....so, so true...

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            • #7
              The statement above was made by Arvol Looking Horse on 15 September 2001 and posted on the old "World Peace and Prayer Day" website ( http://www.worldpeaceday.com ) which now redirects you to the updated site of the "Wolakota Foundation" ( http://wolakota.org/ ).

              "Be good, be kind, help each other."
              "Respect the ground, respect the drum, respect each other."

              --Abe Conklin, Ponca/Osage (1926-1995)

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              • #8
                While we are speaking about Arvol, you seen this?

                The Dakota/Lakota/Nakota Human Rights Advocacy Coalition (DLN) is a traditional grassroots Oyate movement chartered on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation in south-central South Dakota.

                DLN Issues : The Selling of Indian Culture


                PRESS RELEASE
                A meeting was convened by the Sicangu Lakota Grass Roots Oyate on October 21st, 2006, at the Rosebud Casino Conference Room located on the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Reservation in South Central South Dakota. Approximately 100 people were in attendance from the Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Oyate which included Naca Itahcan Ominiciye, Traditional Chiefs and Headsmen, Treaty councils, Tetuwan Sioux Nation Treaty Council, Spiritual leaders and other organizations and lineal descendants of our chiefs, elders and First Ladies of our Nation.

                The highlight of discussion included: Exploitation of Sacred Ceremonies with Wolakota Foundations’ overall coordinator and promoter, Paula Horn-Mullen and her questionable activities. Speakers on this issue were:

                Vivian High Elk; lineal descendant of the pipe keepers, an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.

                Stacey Low Dog, former volunteer for Wolakota Foundations’ World Peace and Prayer Day activities, and an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.

                Martina Looking Horse, eldest female sibling to the Keeper of The Pipe, and an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.

                Francis Zephier; a concerned member of exploitation issues and an enrolled member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe.

                Vivian stated the issue being presented is an internal issue for our people and needs to be addressed by our concerned Lakota, Dakota and Nakota Nation. She expressed concern that the Protection of Sacred Ceremonies Proclamation wasn’t being adhered to by Wolakota Foundations’ overall coordinator Paula Horn as the Sacred Pipe is the center of their fund raising activities, and that Wolakota Foundation ( http://www.wolakota.org/ ) is a non-profit, 501©(3) and is a United States sanctioned corporation, which is a blatant violation of our Traditional Law, which many of our ancestors fought and died for. It is the most Precious and Sacred of all things that is for our Nation and our Way of Life. It has been observed that the administration of this has been for the benefit of a few individuals that surround Paula Horn. Exploitation of the Canunnpa has been going on for years and must be stopped.

                Stacey Low Dog offered documents as evidence of the amount of monies Paula solicited in the name of Arvol and our Sacred Bundle. She raised the question: is the Keeper a Spiritual Leader or a Corporate Leader? As he’s being manipulated to allow this activity of exploiting the Bundle and himself by his partner and the monies that only benefit Paula and her family. That if anyone questions her activities she labels them trouble makers and enemies of Arvols’ and uses character assassinations to deter them. Wolakota Foundation, under the guidance of Paula Horn has used the Cannunpa as a marketing tool, and money making scheme that benefits none of our people, or the youth she proposes to work with, and it is only benefiting her and her family, as she is operating this foundation as it is a personal bank account to do as she sees fits. She writes fraudulent proposals and acts like a telemarketer as she is on the phone 24/7 soliciting donations for Arvol and the foundation, and shields all the calls coming in. The financial records show Paula as the main beneficiary of these activities.

                Martina Looking Horse presented the dissension Paula has created among her family and the accusations she has made against Martina. She has been aware of Paula’s’ activities for a long time. Support was offered against the exploitation against the bundle.

                Francis Zephier stated the exploitation is not isolated to only Wolakota Foundation and talked of ceremonies including white people. She has been waiting for exploiting of our ceremonies to be stopped for years and that the Cannunpa belongs to all of the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota Nation. She stated that people with money should not be the only ones allowed to have access to the ways of our Cannunpa. She read a written Petition being offered to the people in attendance which was read and accepted to be put into action immediately. She offered support against exploitation.

                The Petition will be shared with the Ikce Wicasa/Win for signatures to be collected. Further discussion will take place in another scheduled meeting to be held November 18th, 2006 on the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Reservation in St. Francis, South Dakota where it was decided upon that Arvol and his partner will be invited to attend to answer the allegations in question.

                Alfred Bone Shirt who moderated the meeting states, “She manipulated the Keeper to engulf the Cannunpa in the laws of the United States government as it is the basis of their 501©(3) corporation which is signed by the Keeper and promoted by Paula Horne in a despicable, money making, marketing scheme to raise money that only benefits her and her family, and to further her own personal agenda. The Cannunpa is subject to the U.S. government laws as their corporation is based on it, as well as Arvol being subjected to these laws as well.”

                Even though he is a recipient of a United Nations Peace award the people presenting the award did hot do any investigations or talk to our people to see if he is living his work among his people. The people have been living a life of duress and poverty and there has been no easement of it through his organization. By Paula remaining in that Sacred Area, she continues to bring Wa’asbya to our Bundle with all of her negative attitudes and energies’ she displays. The Cannunpa is a spirit and you can’t have negative thoughts, feelings and energies’ around it. The emails she puts out is record of these energies as she’s less than a 100 feet away from the pipe house.

                PETITION
                Whereas, on October 21st 2006, a meeting was held on the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Indian Reservation, against the exploitation of our Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe located on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation in a community called Green Grass, South Dakota and,

                Whereas, on March 8th & 9th, 2003, a meeting was held on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Indian Reservation to protect our sacred ceremonies, due to the different types of abuse held in our ceremonies and,

                Whereas, by the imposition of Paula Horne, this meeting was hosted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in support of the proposal drafted by Paula Horne for her partner, Arvol Looking Horse, to call upon all spiritual leaders on these issues of abuse and,

                Whereas, a Protection of Ceremonies Proclamation was readily drafted and adopted on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation without a consensus and,

                Whereas, Arvol Looking Horse took it upon himself to end this meeting on his own consensus and,

                Whereas, Paula Horne, the partner of Arvol Looking Horse has well exploited the Cannunpa by using it as a marketing tool to capitalize for her own personal wealth and gain, as well as for her children and,

                Whereas, Paula Horne has been known by personal knowledge of family members, relatives, Tribal and Community members of her manipulation, lies, distortion, her negative personal traits ( arguing, condemning people, condoning to alcoholism and drugs around the Sacred area.) and also not respecting the laws by her keeping negativity around the sacred area and remaining next to the Sacred Cannunpa while is in her menstrual state and,

                Whereas, Paula Horne is not any person with respect toward the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe that belongs to we/all the people as a whole and,

                Whereas, by the consensus of the People at this meeting, October 21, 2006 to hold Paula as a perpetrator of abuse of our ceremonies and,

                Therefore, by consensus of this docket, we demand that any official by law protect our Sacred Cannunpa and prevent Paula Horne be held accountable to the exploitation of our Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe and that she banned from all attendance and connections to our sacred ceremonies that lie on the LAWS and basis of our Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe and,

                Therefore, be it that all signatures below agree to this petition and shall be laid as an IKCE Wicasa/Win law to uphold this docket on this 21st day of October, 2006.

                For more information

                Alfred Bone Shirt 605-208-4955
                Vivian High Elk 605-856=4858
                Stacey Low Dog 605-415-2721
                Frances Zephier 605-491-4077

                "Be good, be kind, help each other."
                "Respect the ground, respect the drum, respect each other."

                --Abe Conklin, Ponca/Osage (1926-1995)

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