Received: November 1, 2001
Mitakuye (my relative)
I, Chief Arvol Looking Horse of the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota Nation, would
like to ask for this time for you to understand an Indigenous perspective
in reflection of what has happened in America, what we call "Turtle Island".
For the past six years, my work has concentrated on an effort on uniting
the Global community, through a message from our sacred ceremonies in recognizing
a day of World Peace and Prayer as a time to unite spiritually, each in our
own ways of beliefs in the Creator. We have been warned from the messages,
passed down from Ancient Prophecies of these times we live in today, but
also a very important message of a solution to turn these terrible times
To assist you in understanding the depth of this message involves the recognition
in the importance of Sacred Sites. It is important that you realize the whole
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 of Sacred Sites since the age
of 12, upon receiving the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle and it's
teachings. Our people have strived to protect Sacred Sites from the beginning
of time. There needs to be an understanding in the concern of the protection
of Sacred Sites that goes deeper than just the issue of Shrines built by
Our people have built similar objects and Shrines to identify and to remind
the significance in the power of the Sacred Site. We have also witnessed
them being destroyed for many decades, but we also realize it is what is
underneath them that is important. These places have been violated for centuries
and have brought us to this predicament that we are in concerning the unstable
Global Level thus far.
Look around you, our Mother Earth is very ill from these violations and we
are at a brink of destroying a healthy and nurturing survival for generations
to come, our children's children.
Our ancestors have been trying to protect our Sacred Site from the continued
violations called the Sacred Black Hills in SD, "Heart of Everything that
is". Our ancestors never seen this site from a Satellite view, but now that
those pictures are available with modern technology, 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 now
that the coal is depleting, we are suffering and going to suffer more from
the extraction of the coal and poison processes used in doing so. The Aborigines
has warned of the contaminating effects on the Corral Reefs from Global Warming,
which they see as Mother Earth's blood purifier, our sacred water is being
The Indigenous people of the Rain Forest relay that the Rain Forest are the
lungs and need protection and now we see the Brazilian Government approved
the depletion of 50% of this Sacred Site. The Gwich'in Nation has an issue
of oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge coastal plain, also
known to the Gwich'in as 'Where the life begins!' The coastal plain is also
the birthplace of many other life forms of 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 the misuse
of power that mankind has made and their lack of understanding the "balance
of life". The Indigenous people warn that these destructive developments
will cause havoc globally.
There are many, many more Indigenous awareness's and knowledge of Mother
Earth's Sacred Sites, connections (Mother Earth's Chakras) to our spirit
that will surely affect our future generations. These people are still suffering
from this contamination and their livelihood is being destroyed as I write
this to you. There needs to be a fast move toward other forms of energy that
are safe for all Nations upon Mother and the whole picture in the type 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 the
destruction in the name of Peace and elimination is not the answer! We need
to understand how all these decisions affects the Global Nation, we will
not be immune to it's repercussions.
To allow continual contamination of our food and land, is now affecting the
way we think. A "disease of the mind" has set in World Leaders and many members
of our Global Community, with their understanding 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.
In times of disasters it is sad to say that it is the only time that we unite
spiritually, but we must not taint it with anger and retaliation. 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 methods
of chemicals and warfare that is becoming irreversible, as Mother Earth is
becoming tired and can not 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 at that sacred moment of what is known as the
Summer Solstice of June 21st, 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 bringing us to this
day of concentration together, I ask the Global Nations to begin a Global
effort, in knowing that each and every one of us are making a daily effort
in waking to a gratitude of another day, that is gifted to us and begin to
remember to give thanks for the Sacred Food that has been also gifted to
us by our other 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. We have come to
a time and place of great urgency. The fate of future generations rests in
our hands. We must understand the two ways we are free to follow, as we
choose-the positive way or the negative way, the spiritual way or the material
way. It's our own choice--each of ours and all of ours.
You yourself are the one who must decide. You alone-and only you--can make
this crucial choice. Whatever you decide is what you'll be, to walk in honor
or to dishonor your relatives. You can't escape the consequences of your
own decision. On your decision depends the fate of the entire World.
You must decide. You can't avoid it. 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
In a Sacred Hoop of Life, where there is no beginning and no ending!
Chief Arvol Looking Horse
19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe
SACRED ALTERS - GLOBAL PROPHECIES
Received: March 1, 2002
Mitakuye (my relative),
From our Sacred Alters to Global Prophecies, it has been confirmed that we
must continue to bring the message of Peace throughout the World. As we open
our hands to the Creator, we must bring our hearts together. Purity and
compassion must flow together to bring health and happiness to all the Nations
of Mother Earth, creating an energy shift toward healing.
From the "Heart of Everything That Is", we have a Prophecy about the "White
Buffalo Calf". The Bundle that I care for, called the "White Buffalo Calf
Pipe", has an ancient story foretelling the signs we should look for in the
future. They speak of a day when a white buffalo calf will stand upon Mother
Earth. It will have black hoofs, eyes and nose. Ten have been born since
1994. This would bring us an awareness that we are at the Crossroads. We
will be faced with chaos, sickness, continued diseases, and tears from our
relatives eyes unless we unite spiritually. Scientific findings have confirmed
that the violations against Mother Earth have caused the lack of energy to
sustain our planet and our future. We have no choice but to stand together
2002, the 7th year of our commitment, brings us to Durban, South Africa for
the World Peace and Prayer Day event. In a settlement called Phoenix, founded
by the re-known Peace Leader Mahatma Gandhi. A significant place where he
lived, taught and worshipped, teaching the importance of respect and honoring
one another's diverse beliefs in the Creator. We are happy to announce the
assistance of Ela Gandhi in this year's organizing, Mahatma Gandhi's
We are asking each one of you to pray with us on June 21st. Honoring all
Sacred Sites upon Mother Earth. I am praying that one day this important
day can be recognized worldwide as "Honoring Sacred Sites Day". A time that
we all can have a chance to come together and pray for our future generations!
In the Sacred Hoop of Life, where there is no ending and no beginning!
Mitakuye Oyasin (all my relations)
Chief Arvol Looking Horse,
19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe
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