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Whenever we walk on the Earth, we should pay attention to what is going on. Too often our minds are somewhere else, thinking about the past or thinking about the future. When we do this, we are missing important lessons. The Earth is a constant flow of lessons and teachings, which also include a constant flow of positive feelings. If we are aware as we walk, we will gather words for our lives, the lessons to help our children; we will gather feelings of interconnectedness and calmness. When we experience this, we should say or think thoughts of gratitude. When we do this, the next person to walk on the sacred path will benefit even more.


Ah key chee ta-keyn-we cha you oh nee huh pay =
HONOR THE VETERANS!
(Lakota)

Almighty, Everlasting God, the Protector of all those who put their trust in Thee: hear our prayers in behalf of Thy servants who sail their vessels beneath the seas.

We beseech Thee to keep in Thy sustaining care all who are in submarines, that they may be delivered from the hidden dangers of the deep.

Grant them courage, and a devotion to fulfill their duties, that they may better serve Thee and their native land.

Though acquainted with the depths of the ocean, deliver them from the depths of despair and the dark hours of the absence of friendliness and grant them a good ship's spirit.

Bless all their kindred and loved ones from whom they are separated.

When they surface their ships, may they praise Thee for Thou art there as well as in the deep.

Fill them with Thy Spirit that they may be sure in their reckonings, unwavering in duty, high in purpose, and upholding the honor of their nation.

Amen

the submariner's prayer -
author unknown


Whenever we walk on the Earth, we should pay attention to what is going on. Too often our minds are somewhere else, thinking about the past or thinking about the future. When we do this, we are missing important lessons. The Earth is a constant flow of lessons and learnings which also include a constant flow of positive feelings. If we are aware as we walk, we will gather words for our lives, the lessons to help our children; we will gather feelings of interconnectedness and calmness. When we experience this, we should say or think thoughts of gratitude. When we do this, the next person to walk on the sacred path will benefit even more.


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"Being Indian is mainly in your heart. It's a way of walking with the earth instead of upon it. A lot of the history books talk about us Indians in the past tense, but we don't plan on going anywhere... We have lost so much, but the thing that holds us together is that we all belong to and are protectors of the earth; that's the reason for us being here. Mother Earth is not a resource, she is an heirloom."

- David Ipinia, Yurok Artist, Sacramento, CA


It is said when we walk on the Earth, we are walking on our ancestors and our unborn children. This is the relationship Native People have with the Earth. It is this relationship which gives insight into the Earth's rhythm and heartbeat and creates the feeling of belonging. If you feel you belong to something, you'll treat it with respect. If you feel you are above something, you'll treat it with disrespect. Indian Spirituality is tied to the Earth. We belong to the Earth along with all other creatures on the Earth. We must align to this realization.


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Traditional Native American Recipes

White Bison / Wellbriety Movement

Fighting Terrorism Since 1492

Sons of the Earth
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Pow Wows

American Indian Chamber of Commerce (Oklahoma) - Support the Troops


WMNF 88.5FM - Two Worlds Radio Show (Only All Native American Music Program in the State!)
Sunday nights from 10-11 pm. Join Chante Ishta and K Takeda as they fill your listening senses with the finest collection of Native American music from traditional Pow Wow style to the latest from contemporary Native artists, NAMMY nominees and winners. Also featured are weekly Pow Wow reports, as well as news and views from across the continents. Call 813/239-9663 on Sunday nights between 10-11 to request your favorite Native American song or artist!

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Want to hear American Warriors: Songs For Indian Veterans?
Traditional songs... go down to "Listen to Samples" area


The compilation of American Warriors was inspired by a 1994 Congressional mandate to create a memorial honoring Indian war veterans. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this release will be donated to a fund to help create that memorial in Washington, DC. (The fund will be administered by the National Congress of American Indians.)


MOHAWK PRAYER OF THANKS

To be a human is an honor, and we offer thanksgiving for all the gifts of life.
Mother Earth, we thank you for giving us everything we need.
Thank you deep blue waters around Mother Earth, for you are the force that takes thirst away from all living things.
We give thanks to green, green grasses that feel so good against our bare feet,
for the cool beauty you bring to Mother Earth's floor.
Thank you, good foods from Mother Earth, our life sustainers,
for making us happy when we are hungry.
Fruits and berries, we thanks you for your color and sweetness.
We are thankful to good medicine herbs, for healing us when we are sick.
Thank you, all the animals of the world, for keeping our precious forests clean.
All the trees of the world, we are thankful for the shade and warmth you give us.
Thank you all the birds in the world, for signing your beautiful songs for all to enjoy.
We give thanks to you gentle Four Winds,
for bringing clean air for us to breathe from the four directions.
Thank you, Grandfather Thunder Beings,
for bringing rains to help all living things grow.
Elder Brother Sun, we send thanks for shining your light and warming Mother Earth.
Thank you Grandmother Moon,
for growing full every month to light the darkness for children and sparkling waters.
We give you thanks, twinkling stars,
for making the night sky so beautiful and sprinkling morning dew drops on the plants.
Spirit Protectors of our past and present
we thank you for showing us ways to live in peace and harmony with one another.
And most of all, thank you Great Spirit, for giving us all these wonderful gifts,
so we will be happy and healthy every day and every night.


THE TEACHING OF TECUMSEH

Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about his religion. Respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours.

Love your life, perfect your life. Beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and of service to your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.

Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, or even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people but grovel to none.

When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the light and for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.

Touch not the poisonous firewater. Abuse no one and nothing, For abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.

When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again In a different way.

Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.

Ashes to Dust - by J.D. Challenger

EAGLE FEATHER FAN
The eagle is my power,
And my fan is an eagle.
It is strong and beautiful
In my hand. And it is real.
My fingers hold upon it
As if the beaded handle
Were the twist of bristlecone.
The bones of my hand are fine
And hollow; the fan bears them.
My hand veers in the thin air
Of the summits.
All morning
It scuds on the cold currents;
All afternoon it circles
To the singing, to the drums.
- N. Scott Momaday

 
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