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Monday, August 12, 2013

The Lord's Prayer translated

Nesika papa klaksta mitlite kopa saghalie;
(Our Father Who dwells on High;)
Kloshe kopa nesika tumtum mika nem.
(Good for our hearts your Name.)
Kloshe mika tyee kopa konaway tillikum;
(Good you Chief of all people;)
mika tumtum kopa illahee kahkwa kopa saghalie;
(Good Your heart to make our country such as Yours up above;)
Potlatch konaway sun nesika muckamuck,
(Give us all days our food,)
Pee kopet-kumtux donaway nesika mesachie,
(And stop remembering all our sins we make to them,)
Kahkwa nesilka mamook kopa kalskta spose mamook mesachie kopa nesia;
(As we suppose not their sin against us;)
Mahah siah kopa nesika konaway mesachie.
(Throw far away from us all evil.)
Kloshe kahkwa.
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Data mining you child's information "permission form" is now part of school enrollment!

Tomorrow morning many Americans will take their children to the local school and blindly enroll them for the coming year. They will be given a student handbook complete with a couple dozen forms that must be signed. Some really are necessary, such as the permission form to give your child a band aid should they get a paper cut. Then there are the NEW forms that are more frightening than necessary. Yet most parents will just sign these, too.
What new forms are there? This year many observant parents have already found forms that advise them that the FERPA laws that used to protect their children have since been obliterated. Now, some 400 points of data can be shared with anyone who calls themselves “authorized” to receive the information. Businesses, doctor’s offices, psychiatrists, federal agencies, salesmen, and virtually anyone who meets the approval of the state or a local superintendent can become authorized to obtain 400 pieces of information about your child.
Be careful what you sign in the morning. You may just be giving away the keys to your child’s identity.
~Temerity Dowell

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Significance of Long hair for Native people

I found a wonderful website and really just wanted to share it and help expose the site to others.  I am enclosing a link.  The photo is not my image.  I am including this image as a visual accompanying the link.  The image is borrowed from this site.  I claim no copyright to this image.  Enjoy...Peace...BigMamaBlaze

Oh Great Spirit...

Oh Great Spirit who made all races
look kindly upon 
the whole human family 
and take away the arrogance and hatred 
which separates us from our brother.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

~An Indian Prayer~Weary~

"Oh Great Spirit who walks the four winds of our mighty heavens, hear my voice, for I stand before you as but one of your many children.
I have traveled long and far and I have grown tired and weary. My heart has much sadness for my journey has taken me to a land i do not understand and fear.
My eyes no longer see the beauty you have created for all to see. They now only see shadows and darkness.
My ears no long hear the laughter of children at play. They now only hear the silence of night and the beating of my own heart.
I fear I have taken the wrong road in life, and with each passing of the sun my heart becomes more heavy with sadness for I no longer walk in balance with the
Universe and upon Earth Mother.
Oh Great Spirit must I be lost forever like a pebble within a mountain of stones. Am I to wander forever in darkness?
Will you not lend me the wisdom of my four legged brother, the buffalo, the keen sight and swiftness of flight of my feathered brother, the Eagle so that I may
return like the blossoms of spring after the long snows of winter, where once again my eyes may see the rising of the sun, the beauty of our land Earth Mother.
I want my heart to dance again to the many songs of the birds in Spring.
I want to know the happiness and feel the tranquility of walking in balance with Earth Mother, and my brothers and sisters and where my heart and spirit shall wander no more forever.
When my lift has ended like the setting of the sun, I want to stand before you, Oh Great Spirit, with a pure heart, straight eyes and unashamed.

~Lee (Little Fawn) Moquin

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Friday, August 9, 2013

Great Spirit~Hear our prayer

~Great Spirit~

Great Spirit,
Give us hearts to understand;
Never to take from creation's beauty more than we give;
Never to destroy wantonly for the furtherance of greed;
Never to deny to give our hands for the building of earth's beauty;
Never to take from her what we cannot use.

Give us hearts to understand
That to destroy earth's music is to create confusion;
That to wreck her appearance is to blind us to beauty;
That to callously pollute her fragrance is to make a house of stench;
That as we care for her she will care for us.

We have forgotten who we are.
We have sought only our security.
We have exploited simply for our own ends.
We have distorted our knowledge.
We have abused our power.

Great Spirit, whose dry lands thirst,
Help us to find the way to refresh you lands.

Great Spirit, who waters are choked with debris and pollution,
Help us to find a way to cleanse your waters.

Great Spirit, whose beautiful earth grows ugly with misuse,
Help us to restore beauty to our hand work.

Great Spirit, whose creatures are being destroyed,
Help us to find a way to replenish them.

Great Spirit who gifts to us are being lost
In selfishness and corruption,
Help us to find the way to restore our humanity.

True Path Walkers

~Obligation of the True Path Walkers~

To bring back harmony that humans once enjoyed.
To save the planet from present practices of destruction.

To find and re-employ real truth.
To promote true balance between both genders.
To share and be less materialistic
To become rid of prejudice
To learn to be related
To be kind to animals and to take no more than we need
To play with ones children and love each one equally and fairly
To be brave and courageous enough so
To take a stand and make a commitment
To Understand what Generations unborn really means
To understand the Great Mystery
In order to end foolish argument over religion.


An Indian Prayer~Grandfather Cries

Grandfather do you know me?
I am your blood.
The son of your son.
I come to ask you a question Grandfather.
Grandfather, don't you know?
There are others that want to be Indian,
And if they can start from nothing,
I should be able to stop from something?
Grandfather don't you know me?
Grandfather, I don't look like you.
I don't know what you know.
It would be easy for me to hide behind my paler skin.
No one would know the pain I feel.
Or the tears I cry for your great-grandchildren.
Grandfather, don't you know me?
Grandfather, look what I have done to our world.
Mother Earth is on her knees.
The snake and owl rule the day.
I don't understand the language you speak Grandfather.
Grandfather, don't you know me?
Grandfather, I want my Pepsi, Levi's and Porsche too.
I want to go where the others go,
I want to see the things they see too.
I don't have time to dance the old way Grandfather.
Grandfather, why are you crying?
Grandfather, why are you crying?
Grandfather, why are you crying?
Grandfather, don't you know me?

~Charles Philip Whitedog~

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Monday, August 5, 2013

People are gathering from all over the globe insisting Leaders address the needs of people/earth

This link leads to and a video that will hopefully spark hope inside the viewers.
What is happening on a global scale is frightening and exciting.  To see our youth stand up and say "No, enough is enough".
Your help is needed. Decide for yourself. This is a movement to change the world and the only way that can happen is if people unite.
I have said this on every social profile I have. Unity is the solution. The powers that be can be neutralized only by the people uniting.
Take a few minutes and follow the tweet to to view the short video. There is no cost.
No harm no foul is one is not ready or interested.
One that is interested, here is a good place to start.