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POPOEM BY LEOARAND PELTIERS
5 years ago

LET US LOVE NOT ONLY OUR SAMENESS BUT OURBUT OUR UNSANENESS .IN OUR DIFERECES IS OUT STENGH . LET US NOT BE OUR SELVES ALONE BUT ALSO FOR THAT OTHER WHO IS OUR DEEPEST SELF

HOPI
5 years ago

HOPI SAYING OF WISDOM ONE FOE IS TO MANY AND A HUNDRED FREIND FEW AND HOKA HEY

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Rread that one runnig fox
6 years ago

runnig fox read gthe new phase it ok and have goood birthday ok

WRRDS OF WISFOM
6 years ago

A GOOD HEART AND A GOOOD MIND WHAT YOU NEED TO BE CHEIF BY LOUIS FARMER ONONDAGE ELDER ONONDAGE ELDER



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lke
6 years ago

ti like yyors running fox its very goood

OK Iok
6 years ago

ok...I lost the main page and I am terrible with names I have only heard once or twice...I like your words (Runningfox?) 

6 years ago
"Teach your children that we have taught our children that the earth is our Mother. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of earth. If men spit upon the ground, they spit upon themselves"
    Chief Seattle                 
                 


Anonymous
6 years ago

Canku Ota (Many Paths) An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America November 3, 2001 - Issue 48

Grandmother Spider Steals the Fire Mississippi Choctaw Legend

 The Choctaw People say that when the People first came up out of the ground, People were encased in cocoons, their eyes closed, their limbs folded tightly to their bodies. And this was true of all People, the Bird People, the Animal People, the Insect People, and the Human People. The Great Spirit took pity on them and sent down someone to unfold their limbs, dry them off, and open their eyes. But the opened eyes saw nothing, because the world was dark, no sun, no moon, not even any stars. All the People moved around by touch, and if they found something that didn't eat them first, they ate it raw, for they had no fire to cook it. All the People met in a great powwow, with the Animal and Bird People taking the lead, and the Human People hanging back. The Animal and Bird People decided that lief was not good, but cold and miserable. A solution must be found! Someone spoke from the dark, "I have heard that the people in the East have fire." This caused a stir of wonder, "What could fire be?" There was a general discussion, and it was decided that if, as rumor had it, fire was warm and gave light, they should have it too. Another voice said, "But the people of the East are too greedy to share with us," So it was decided that the Bird and Animal People should steal what they needed, the fire! But, who should have the honor? Grandmother Spider volunteered, "I can do it! Let me try!" But at the same time, Opossum began to speak. "I, Opossum, am a great chief of the animals. I will go to the East and since I am a great hunter, I will take the fire and hide it in the bushy hair on my tail." It was well know that Opossum had the furriest tail of all the animals, so he was selected. When Opossum came to the East, he soon found the beautiful, red fire, jealously guarded by the people of the East. But Opossum got closer and closer until he picked up a small piece of burning wood, and stuck it in the hair of his tail, which promptly began to smoke, then flame. The people of the East said, "Look, that Opossum has stolen our fire!" They took it and put it back where it came from and drove Opossum away. Poor Opossum! Every bit of hair had burned from his tail, and to this day, opossums have no hair at all on their tails. Once again, the powwow had to find a volunteer chief. Grandmother Spider again said, "Let em go! I can do it!" But this time a bird was elected, Buzzard. Buzzard was very proud. "I can succeed where Opossum has failed. I will fly to the East on my great wings, then hide the stolen fire in the beautiful long feathers on my head." The birds and animals still did not understand the nature of fire. So Buzzard flew to the East on his powerful wings, swooped past those defending the fire, picked up a small piece of burning ember, and hid it in his head feathers. Buzzard's head began to smoke and flame even faster! The people of the East said, "Look! Buzzard has stolen the fire!" And they took it and put it back where it came from. Poor Buzzard! His head was now bare of feathers, red and blistered looking. And to this day, buzzards have naked heads that are bright red and blistered. The powwow now sent Crow to look the situation over, for Crow was very clever. Crow at that time was pure white, and had the sweetest singing voice of all the birds. But he took so long standing over the fire, trying to find the perfect piece to steal that his white feathers were smoked black. And he breathed so much smoke that when he tried to sing, out came a harsh, "Caw! Caw!" The Council said, "Opossum has failed. Buzzard and Crow have failed. Who shall we send?" Tiny Grandmother Spider shouted with all her might, "LET ME TRY IT PLEASE!" Though the council members thought Grandmother Spider had little chance of success, it was agreed that she should have her turn. Grandmother Spider looked then like she looks now, she had a small torso suspended by two sets of legs that turned the other way. She walked on all of her wonderful legs toward a stream where she had found clay. With those legs, she made a tiny clay container and a lid that fit perfectly with a tiny notch for air n the corner of the lid. Then she put the container on her back, spun a web all the way to the East, and walked tiptoe until she came to the fire. She was so small, the people from the East took no notice. She took a tiny piece of fire, put it in the container, and covered it with the lid. Then she walked back on tiptoe along the web until she came to the People. Since they couldn't see any fire, they said, "Grandmother Spider has failed." "Oh no," she said, "I have the fire!" She lifted the pot from her back, and the lid from the pot, and the fire flamed up into its friend, the air. All the Birds and Animal People began to decide who would get this wonderful warmth. Bear said, "I'll take it!" but then he burned his paws on it and decided fire was not for animals, for look what happened to Opossum! The Birds wanted no part of it, as Buzzard and Crow were still nursing their wounds. The insects thought it was pretty, but they, too, stayed far away from the fire. Then a small voice said, "We will take it, if Grandmother Spider will help." The timid humans, whom none of the animals or birds thought much of, were volunteering! So Grandmother Spider taught the Human People how to feed the fire sticks and wood to keep it from dying, how to keep the fire safe in a circle of stone so it couldn't escape and hurt them or their homes. While she was at it, she taught the humans about pottery made of clay and fire, and about weaving and spinning, at which Grandmother Spider was an expert. The Choctaw remember. The

6 years ago
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6 years ago

Wisdom is Commonsense Advice learned through life experiences or observation and then shared with others..

Wisdom does not necessarily come with age but through observation and personal experiences..

I once had a conversation with a three year old who shared things with me that were far beyond her age..I told her I needed to open a window because it was too hot in the room and she shook her head and said there is not two hots there is only one hot either it is very hot or not very hot..She went on to tell me there was also not two colds there was only cold either very cold or not very cold..This young girl had wisdom much greater than could have been through age but through observation in and around her surroundings. She told me everything on earth depended on everything else and she wanted to help sick people when she grew up..

This once young girl is now a surgical doctor and lives in Memphis Tennessee.

6 years ago
We lived a life of idleness on our reservations. At times we did not get enough to eat and we were not allowed to hunt. "I was hostile to the white man...We preferred hunting. All we wanted was peace and to be let alone. Soldiers came...in the winter..and destroyed our villages. Then Long Hair (Custer) came...They said we massacred him, but he would have done the same to us. Our first impulse was to escape...but we were so hemmed in we had to fight. After that I lived in peace, but the government would not let me alone. I was not allowed to remain quiet. I was tired of fighting...They tried to confine me..and a soldier ran his bayonet into me. I have spoken.

-Tashanka Witko (Crazy Horse), Oglala

6 years ago
"We did not ask you white men to come here. The Great Spirit gave us this country as a home. You had yours. We did not interfere with you. The Great Spirit gave us plenty of land to live on, and buffalo, deer, antelope and other game. But you have come here; you are taking my land from me; you are killing off our game, so it is hard for us to live. Now, you tell us to work for a living, but the Great Spirit did not make us to work, but to live by hunting. You white men can work if you want to. We do not interfere with you, and again you say why do you not become civilized? We do not want your civilization! We would live as our fathers did, and their fathers before them." . . . .

Crazy Horse Tashunca-uitco (1849-1877)(1845?-1877

6 years ago
 

 If we keep thinking about a bad thing, we will move in that direction. If we think about fear in some area of our life, we will probably experience this fear. We move toward and become like that which we think about. If we think about secret things, these secret things will come to pass. Our visions are very powerful. Visions determine our direction, our lives. If you think about lustful things, it's a matter of time before you'll be wrestling with it. We should think about our visions to make sure they include the Great Spirit in every area.

 --Archie Fire Lame Deer, LAKOTA

7 years ago

White Bison Meditation of the Day

"Tell the people not to cry. Tell them to be happy." --John Fire Lame Deer, LAKOTA (told to his son, Archie, as he died) 

Our Elders know about the two Worlds, the Physical World and the Spiritual World. Many times, before we pass to the Spirit World, our relatives, who have gone there before us, will come for us and they will help us. The Spirit World, the Elders say, is a good, happy and harmonious place. When we die, it means we have only entered another world. We will all see one another again. 

Great Spirit, allow me to understand both the Spirit World and the Physical World. Today, let me be happy.

7 years ago

I'm new to your group but can tell already that I will learn many things. Thank you all for sharing.

Meditations with our Native American Elders"
7 years ago
Meditations with our Native American Elders"
 
 
"Come forward and join hands with us in
this great work for the Creator."
 
-Traditional Circle of Elders
 
NORTHERN CHEYENNE
 
The Elders have spent years learning to pray
and communicate with the Great Spirit. Their
job is to pass this knowledge to the younger
people. The Elders have told us we are now in
a great time of Healing. The Creator is guid-
ing the younger people to help them figure
this out. We must get involved and partic-
pate. We should pray and see what it is the
Great Spirit wants us to do. We need to sacri-
fice our time and do what is our mission - to
help the people and be of maximum use to
the Creator. Every person is needed to accom-
plish this great Healing.
 
Creator,
whisper what
you want me
to do.
 
By:  Don Coyhis
 
c/o
 
 
Barbara
All men are made by the same Great Spirit Chief.
 
-CHIEF JOSEPH, NEZ PERCE
7 years ago

I was born and raised in the Smoky Mountains and the mountains sometimes call out to my spirit. It is flat as a pancake in most of the areas near where I live and the mountains are more than three hours away but sometimes I must go to them to quiet the longing I have for them..WE can go outside our parameters but we sometimes must go back inside them for our spiritual well being..

I have found that all that was created gets into problems most often for the same reasons..We and they get ourselves into problems as a result of staying outside assigned our boundaries,limits and parameters without retruning back inside them for our healths sake.. 
 
A boundary is defined as something that indicates a border or limit. The border or limit so indicated or assigned.
 
Limit is defined as the point, edge, or line beyond which something cannot or may not proceed.
 
Parameter is defined as any factor that defines a system and determines (or limits) its performance..
 
Everything that exists in the universe has either boundaries,limits or parameters and only the Creator is free from any boundary,limit or parameter..
 
Even before we are born we learn what our boundaries,limits and parameters are through trial and error..We find when we are still inside our mother that no matter how hard we kick and squirm we can not get out..After we are born we start crying for what we want until we learn that sometimes no matter how much we cry we will not get what we want because we have reached our limit..Throughout our lives we are constantly learning about our boundaries,limits and parameters and we soon find that if we stay within those set for us most of the time everything will be ok but when we get outside those too long we often find some unpleasant things happen..
 
Everything in creation has established boundaries, limits or parameters..The earth,moon,planets,sun,the stars in the Milky Way Galaxy  all the other galaxies and all they contain have certain boundaries,limits and parameters..When all is within their assigned boundaries,limits and parameters all is in balance but when something happens to upset that balance often horrific things occur..
 
When you hear someone say walk in balance bear in mind what I have just written..Always try your best to stay within your assigned boundaries,limits and parameters whether it be to stay within the speed limit,the number of beers you drink and even the amount of food you consume...Know your boundaries,limits and parameters and if you leave them go back inside them for your well being and strive to walk in balance in all the things you do and say..
 
Nature
7 years ago

Runningfox, you are far from mentally deficient as some people say,  for the Lord my God tells us in the Bible to go and find a quiet place to meditate on him. There are many times when I go out in the woods or anyother place I may find to have solitude and meditate on the beaytiful earth our Lord has created for us. There are to many people in this world that do not respect Mother Earth, I live in the mountains of West Virginia and every time I go hiking it reminds me of the commercial where the Native American man is gazing out over our land and it brings a tear to his eyes when he sees what some of us have done to our world.

7 years ago

Thank you Runningfox , As always, I so appreciate what you have to contribute to our lives.  Your words help to enlighten me on things...I take a pause, and I reflect on what you say. 

And I feel the blessings.  And what you say.  So true! So true!

Jandi

7 years ago
Connect and communicate with all that was created
 
When I was young I was taught that all the Creator made has life in it and as I get older I see evidence this is true..I believe the first thing the Creator made was light and everything after that was made from light..If we had the capability to see things down into the atomic level we would see that even the darkest substance has as its center the nucleus of an atom which is light..I believe at a certain level everything here on Mother Earth has life within it.. Even the dust of Mother Earth and the rocks contain bacteria, a type of life, within them  ..

Most scientific evidence maintains that humanity was among some of the last to be created and I believe the Creator did this with a purpose in mind..I believe we were among the last to be created so that we could take care of all that was created before us..In my opinion we are the caretakers and as such we must honor and care for all things..
In order for us to honor and care for all things we must learn as much as we can about everything and connect with all things and we must also learn ways to communicate with all that was created.. I think humans need to become the caretakers we are supposed to be..We are learning more and more about all that was created but in my opinion most humans are failing when it comes to connecting and communicating with all that was created..

There are many different ways many people have used to connect and communicate with all that was created..Some connect through raising flowers or various trees and gardens with a variety of different plant life,there are some who are marine biologists..Some work with animal life through farming and some through caring for their sickness..Still there are others who study the science fields covering rocks and minerals and the other matter within the universe..
There are a few like myself who some consider to be mentally deficient who elect to take off their shoes, weather permitting, and finding a quiet place connect with all creation either through standing barefooted in the middle of a forest or even in their lawn or on a beach or other places and becoming spiritually one through meditation and concentration with all the surrounding things of creation..
 
I think it doesn't really matter how you learn,connect and communicate with all that was created but it does matter that you do find some way of doing it and becoming the caretaker the Creator meant for you to become..

You are the only one
7 years ago
The universe consists of many things great and small but there are no two things that are identical.. 
 
In all of the universe there is only one earth on which there are many varied things and none of them are the same..There are no grains of sand, snowflake,rain drop,flying creature,water creature or land creature that is identical..You are unique in all the universe therefore you are not one in a million or billion you are really the only one ever created..
 
You make a difference in the universe and if you were not living there would be a void in the universe..One person does make a difference,,I have often heard someone say I am only one person and what I say or do does not matter..People who say that are far from being right....
 
One person does make a difference..There are many names throughtout history of one person who did make a difference..Abraham of Ur made a difference and he was the father of many nations..Moses an adopted son of the king of ancient Egypt made a huge difference in not only the children of Israel but of all mankind..King David regardless of whether or not he actually lived made a difference as did his son Soloman..
 
 Prince Siddhartha,known as Lord Buddha,originator of the Buddhist Faith, had a very big effect on the world of his era as well as the eras that followed.. There should be no doubt in anyones mind that Yeshua Bar Joseph,commonally known as Jesus The Christ,praise his holy name,The originator of the Christian faith, whether or not you believe he was the son of God, made a tremendous difference..The Prophet Mohammad,Glory be his Name, The prophet and originator of the Muslim faith,regardless of whether you do or do not follow his teaching made a big difference not only in the Arab world but throughout the world..Mírzá Husayn-`Alí Nuri best known as Baha'u'llah or The Glory of God originator of the Bahai faith..
 
There have been thousands if not millions of people who alone made a lasting difference in the world and if they had not been born the world we live in and the universe itself as we know it would not exist..
 
You are important to me and not only me but to the entire universe..Your uniqueness makes you one of a kind..There was no person like you before you came into existence and there will never be anyone like you again..Please always remember you are important to all that was created,the earth and the universe because you are the first and only one of your kind who existed and there will never be another like you forever..
Wisdom
7 years ago
A person does not become wiser just because they achieved a certain age and became known as an elder. I have found it to be true that wisdom does not have anything to do with the age of a person. I have met some young adults in their twenties who have more wisdom than some adults I have met who were in their eighties.
 
Wisdom doesn't come because of age it comes through being observant of everything around you and through personal experiences and most of all through praying and asking the Creator for guidance and wisdom..
 
The Christian Bible in 1 Kings Chapter 3 verse 5 through 15 says the Creator appeared to King Soloman in a dream and asked him what do you want me to give you? Soloman thanked the Creator for all he did for his people and asked for guidance and understanding in how to lead the people of Israel..The Creator liked this answer so much he told the King you could have asked for a long life,death to your enemies and great riches but you did not..Instead you asked for guidance and wisdom and because this is all you asked me for I will give you great riches,long life if you do as I instruct you, and you will have great wisdom..
 
According to the Bible King Soloman was the wisest man of his time and was also one of the richest men who ever lived and he did live a very long life..There is a big lesson there for every one and that is when we pray we must thank the Creator for all he gives and ask only for guidance and wisdom..If he gave it to King Soloman doesn't that also mean he will also give it to any of us? The Creator is a loving Grandfather and does not show favoritism.   What he gives to one person he will give to all if they will ask...
 
Everyone deserves to be respected not because of their age but out of courtesy. I believe It is sometimes appropriate for young persons to sometimes question older adults and to occasionally have a misunderstanding as long as name calling does not take place from either side.
 
Just because someone is older than you does not mean that person is wiser or deserves any more respect than you do. Respect is a two way street getting people to respect you is only the other side of you respecting them.
 
Allways remember every person has their own opinion and to them it is just as important as yours is to you..
 
 

 

"A cherokee Feast Of Days" OKUTE,TETON SIOUX
7 years ago
"A Cherokee Feast Of Days"
 If you are sick, it is not a feather in your hat; it is a
boulder on your path. There is something about
an ailment that loves to crown itself king. We have
to remember that we are not sick people trying to
get well, we are well people fighting off something
that is trying to make us sick. Sometimes fighting ill-
ness is like standing in quicksand--we work and
work and nothing happens.
The danger of having illness is that it makes us
feel special. Begin to climb out of that hole by say-
ing this: I am strong. I am well. I am overcoming
this because I have other lovely things I want to do."
Don't be afraid of bad germs and incurable illness.
Rebuke them. Use your tongue to destroy all the
things that are trying your body and your spirit.
Montaigne said, "To make a crooked stick straight,
bend it the contrary way."

 
All living creatures and plants derive their life from
the sun.
 
-OKUTE, TETON SIOUX
 
By: Joyce Sequichie Hifler
Thank you Barbara Bailey for letting me use this..
Wisdom from ~Jimmy Jackson, OJIBWAY
7 years ago
 
 
"Meditations with our Native American Elders"
 "But each of us must find out for himself
or herself what their gift is, so that they
can use it in their life."
 
-Jimmy Jackson, OJIBWAY
Great Wisdom!
7 years ago

The old people say, everyone has a song to
sing. This song is the reason we are on this
earth. When we are doing what we came on
this earth to do, we know true happiness. How
will we know our song? Pray. Ask the Great
Mystery, "What is it you want me to do during
my stay on earth?" Ask. He will tell you. He will
even help you develop yourself to accomplish
His mission.

 
Great Spirit,
help me find
my song and
let me sing it.
 
By:  Don Coyhis
 
C/O
The Sacredness of Things
7 years ago

Remember the circle of the sky, the stars and the brown eagle, the great life of the sun, the young within the nest.

Remember the sacredness of things.      Pawnee

 

People's from different Nations you may post in separate threads if you wish
7 years ago

Attention all members and guests!  We invite peoples from all nations to submit their sayings from their elders and wise men and women of their places of origin.

Please sign in and know that you are welcome and that this is a precious and caring place for collecting Wisdom of the Ages!

Thank you 

Jandi

Native Reflections on Virginia Tech(Our Daily Frybread~Crossposted~
8 years ago
Native Reflections on Virginia Tech
Robert Francis
Our Daily Frybread
 

"As with many others, this week I've been pondering what happened at Virginia Tech.  I'm sure some will say or have already said things like, "I suppose this was God's will.” or will ask questions such as, “Why did God take my only son from me?"  Such statements and questions come from theologies that say, "God is always in complete control," or "Nothing happens outside of God's will."  From an Indian perspective that sees the controlling impulse as the heart of evil, this is a bit hard to swallow.

I think all creation has freedom of choice.  From the smallest microbe to the Earth, the Sun, the Milky Way, all have freedom of choice.  Each day, each moment, various paths are set in front of us.  Many choices are made that yield chaotic situations.  We might call these evil choices.  I would definitely call the choice to wantonly destroy the earthly lives of 33 people an evil choice.  The choices involved in the colonization of the Americas and the rest of the earth, including South Korea, I would also call evil choices.  Colonizers claim to bring order and control.  In reality they bring chaos.  Asked, "What is the opposite of chaos?" I think most people would reply "Order."  Wait and see, in response to this shooting, some will propose new laws in an attempt to bring order from chaos, but order and chaos are not opposites.  Attempts to carefully order or control everything only! yields greater or deeper levels of chaos.  This is how I see it.  To me, the opposite of chaos is creation.  This may not be the best way to put it.  Maybe they are not opposites at all.  But I see that in any chaotic situation, Creator is there, to bring something good, to bring creation from chaos.  I'm not expressing myself well; this is too big for my mind and beyond my ability to articulate.

Everyone had choices to make that day at Virginia Tech, not just the shooter.  There are many who chose to run or drop to the floor, hide under desks, focus on saving themselves.  I will not say these were bad choices.  There was one professor, an elderly man, a survivor of the NAZI holocaust, who chose to block and bar the door to his classroom giving time for his students to climb out the window.  With each student who made it safely out that window, a whole new world was created.  And the professor's blood spilled out onto the floor of his classroom, and he died.

As I said before, what happened that day at Virginia Tech was a microcosm of evil.  The macrocosm of evil is the colonization with which we live and die every day.  It’s the ultimate control and the ultimate chaos.  But Creator is here, in the chaos, creating, willing to create in each one of us.  “All things work together for the good….” when we answer the call (Romans 8:28).  We have choices to make.  We can run and hide, duck and cover, join ‘em if we can’t beat ‘em, or we can allow Creator to work in us, creating the new world that will be here when this present ordered chaos breathes its last curse and dies by its own hand.

 

 

Do'hi (Peace),

Robert

 
 
Robert Francis"




"A Cherokee Feast Of Days"............April 26 /Crossposted with love
8 years ago
 
Great Spirit,
today, let no
words come
from my lips
that would
hurt another.


This post was modified from its original form on 26 Apr, 12:51
Cherokee Feast Day April 26th ~Crossposted with love.
8 years ago
No Indian is too old to remember the
little rabbit runs he followed as a child. They are
there in memory as surely as he sees the sun and
stars and moon today. Just the way the grass was
bent and the droppings showed evidence of the rab-
bit made him keep going.
Few perfect things have ever existed--
except in the mind of one who has lived the sim-
plest and most profound journeys over a rabbit run.
Perfection seems so important--yet it is in the
memory that we have it. Living should be as good
as we can make it--but real perfection will come
when the sun is warm and time is sufficient to again
walk that happy trail.
 
 
Even the little children who lived here and rejoiced
here for a brief season love these somber solitudes,
and at eventide greet shadowy returning spirits.
CHIEF SEATTLE
SUQUAMISH
 
By: Joyce Sequichie Hifler
 
 
When you arise in the morning,
give thanks for the morning light,
for your life and strength. Give
thanks for your food and the joy of
living. If you see no reason for giving
thanks, the fault lies in yourself.
-TECUMSEH,
SHAWNEE, 1768-1813
 
 
Respect
8 years ago

I believe that if people learned to respect the world around them that respect with other people would come natural. Respecting the environment encourages consideration and compassion, and discourages selfishness. We should practice conservation in everything we do and set an example for others to follow. Educate the children about respect, conservation and the environment.

(Standing Bear L.) "But the old Lakota was wise. He knew that a man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; he knew that lack of respect for growing, living things soon lead to a lack of respect for humans too."

The teachings and values of the Lakota and many other Indigenous Cultures truly express these beliefs on education, respect, compassion, and consideration. All people should strive to follow these values remembering that what we have and how we change it, we pass on to future generations.  I believe that much can be learned by studying the Traditional Knowledge of the Indigenous Peoples and beyond that, much can be accomplished by applying this knowledge.

Cherakee Wisdom
8 years ago
~Cherakee Wisdom ~ 11:55 PM

Two Wolves

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a
battle that goes on inside people.
He said, "My son, the battle is between two
"wolves" inside us all.

One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret,
greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false
pride, superiority, and ego.

The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility,
kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather:
"Which wolf wins?"

The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

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Tuesday, March 27 – Teen Drinking & Driving:
Drinking and driving kills more teens than anything else. But the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma has a new program that is making a difference. The Project Child program has an initiative called "I Died. Who’s Next?" which stages reenactments of teen alcohol-related crashes. The project uses student actors, real police and real first-responders to bring the message home. Can seeing turn into believing? Guests include Todd Baughman, Director of Project Child.


Wednesday, March 28 – Book of the Month: The Wonder Bull:
"The Wonder Bull" by Ojibwe author Mark Anthony Rolo is the story of one man's search for his tribal identity. The main character, Martin, is an emotionally disabled young man who wants nothing more than to get in touch with his tribal roots back in Oklahoma, but he can't afford the $99 bus ticket. Hustling seems to be his only option, but still he can't hold on to his money when there are addictions to feed. Join us as we discuss Rolo's new book and the plight of today’s Natives seeking a different life.

Thursday, March 29 – Planting the Seeds of Time:
Our Native ancestors have bequeathed us many heirlooms for our continued survival. Some have planted the legacy of life in the fruits of their labor in tiny little vessels – seeds. The revival of these time capsules has again made their way into the backyards and fields of many Native communities. For those that are reintegrating these ancient seeds, some of which date back over 2,000 years, what are the hidden lessons? What can reintroducing ancient seeds bring to a native community's health and culture?

Friday, March 30 – Tribal Policing:
What does it mean to be a tribal police officer? What are the complexities of policing the rez or a village? How do tribal communities, tribal police departments and other law enforcement agencies collaborate to address the alarmingly high rate of violent crime in Indian country? University of Arizona Associate Professor Eileen Luna-Firebaugh, (Choctaw and Cherokee), answers these and other questions following eight years of extensive research with tribal police departments across Indian country.


Everylthing on earth has a purpose/this is beautiful!
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to thine own self be true

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Thank you for giving me permission to post your blog Rosemary.

Jandi

Poem:From a grandchild, to Grandfather: sent to me to share.
8 years ago
Barbai 

"Grandfather, allow me to see the world and all things You have made through "the eye of my heart."
Thank you Barbara , I had to share this saying! 
Something maybe that will interest people..Sharing
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Posting this site....in hopes it will be something that will please people here...

I belong to this group.

Wonderful story's and sayings and pictures..

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MountainSong/

Thank You so Much for your input~
8 years ago

I highly respect and learn from Native American Wisdom...we all should share in this...

  I am sure everyone will love to visit the site and glean great things from it.

Jandi

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THANKS 2 BARBARA B FOR THIS LINK...
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Let's share the knowledge shared with us....

Infinite Love and Blessings~Joanne

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Losing is not always what it seems, and how we react makes the
difference. We may be disappointed, feel let down - and maybe a little
betrayed - but we haven't lost until we quit. What is done is done. We
have cried and we have hurt - but this will show the stuff we are
made of and how nothing can keep us down. How we think, what
we say, and where we put our faith will set our new course
and keep us on it.

~ Our new home will be beyond a great river on the way to the setting sun...
Our wigwams on another land where we hope the Great Spirit will smile. ~

KEOKUK - SAUK LEADER, 1832
Joyce Sequichie Hifler
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"We call it the `sacred' red road because it is the road that will lead us to living the good life, an honest and healthy life."

--Larry P. Aitken, CHIPPEWA
May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder.
           © ~Barbara A Bailey~