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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Chief Arvol Looking Horse with Tiokasin Ghosthorse -- An Energy Shift Needed to Save Mother Earth and Ourselves




Chief Arvol Looking Horse with Tiokasin Ghosthorse -- An Energy Shift Needed to Save Mother Earth and Ourselves

Lakota Host Tiokasin Ghosthorse
First Voices Radio
Article by Brenda Norrell
Censored News

Chief Arvol Looking Horse, 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe, describes the energy shift needed to save Mother Earth and ourselves.
Chief Looking Horse welcomed all to World Peace and Prayer Day, and spoke of the need for all the world's peoples to come together in unity.
Speaking with Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Cheyenne River Lakota host of First Voices, Chief Looking Horse begins by describing a dream that he had as a child.
He dreamed of the Earth opening up, and circles of people standing together, with a Sacred Fire in the middle.
As a child he followed the words of his father, and prayed about this dream, and waited for it to reveal itself.
Chief Looking Horse said when the White Buffalo Calf was born in 1994 in Wisconsin, "through Ceremony we made a statement to the world."
"From here on we are going to see global disasters, we are going to see Earth changes, and climate changes, and we are going to see people that are spiritually disconnected. We are going to see a lot of pain and suffering, and we must unite spiritually."
"That is the only way we are going to save Mother Earth and save ourselves. If Mother Earth dies, we die."
Chief Looking Horse said, "Mother Earth is drying up."
"We took a stand at Standing Rock, and I shared that teaching of Crazy Horse, one of his last dreams in the Black Hills, the heart of Mother Earth."
"It is shaped like a heart."
"We can't do it alone, we need the whole world together."
Chief Looking Horse spoke on Sacred Water.
"In Ceremonies, we pray with the water. It is the first medicine the Great Spirit gave us."
The First Spirit was red, was hot. The Second Spirit was water.
Chief Looking Horse said when the two came together, it created a Sacred Energy.
Even before Fukushima, the poisons of Earth Mother were known. This is one of them, he said.
"It is going to affect us because it is now going into the air."
Chief Looking Horse said an energy shift is needed to heal the earth and unite the people.
Chief Looking Horse invited everyone to the World Peace and Prayer Day, to the Sacred Fire, June 18 -- 21, with the Sycuan Kumeyaay, in El Cajon, Calif.

Listen to all of Chief Arvol Looking Horse's words, and to Akio Matsumara, on First Voices:




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First Voices Radio is heard on Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. Eastern Time on WPKN 89.5 FM, Bridgeport, Conn. Streaming at wpkn.org. The show is syndicated on 74 public and community radio stations in the U.S. and Canada, including WBAI 99.5 FM in New York City. www.firstvoicesindigenousradio.org
Tiokasin is founder, host and executive producer.
Liz Hill, Ojibwe, is First Voices producer.

Running with Bad Bear -- Crow Agency to Leech Lake



Running with Bad Bear -- Crow Agency to Leech Lake

Photos by Western Shoshone Photojournalist 

Carl Bad Bear Sampson


Bad Bear said, "They are almost to Mile City, running in the rain. Running from Crow Agency to Mile City in honor of Dennis Banks commitment. This is an obligation to finish up Dennis Banks wishes when he was still alive. These Warriors will run to Leech Lake, fulfilling a living legacy to honor Dennis Banks." Bad Bear said they will run I 94 to to Route 16, north to North Dakota, then are going to Route 2 across North Dakota to Minnesota, to Leech Lake.






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Honoring Johnny Bonta, Paiute, Murdered by Sparks Nevada Police

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Honoring Johnny Bonta, Paiute, Murdered by Sparks Nevada Police

By Lisa Bonta
Censored News

RENO -- On June 12, 2018 in Reno, Nevada, a Prayer circle was formed by the American Indian Movement Northern Nevada Chapter. The focus was to honor the family of Johnny Bonta.
Johnny was a member of the Reno Sparks Indian Colony.  He was murdered by Sparks Police department in front of his apartment on October 22, 2017. This took place in front of his wife, Lisa Bonta and their 16 year-old-daughter.
Johnny was a 43 year-old PAIUTE Warrior. He was a father of five, a son, brother, grandfather, and more. He was a Sundancer, and member of AIM Southern California.
The first of many lawsuits was to be heard by Federal Judge Robert Jones on June 22, 2018.
Many people gathered that day to pray for the mind of Judge Jones. Some of those included, Buck Sampson, Ray Valdez, and Rocky Boice Sr.
Buck Sampson has been the Spiritual Advisor for the Bonta family for many years. He has been involved with the family since the incident, and continues to support them in a good way.
Reno Cop Watch joined in that day, bringing out others who had family members killed by a will enforcement. Many of these families are still seeking justice.
Among the crowd was Sheri Potts, mother of Sonny Lewis who was murdered in the parking lot of the Walmart 5 years ago.
The Walmart is on tribal land and the FBI has closed the case. Sheri continues to fight for her Son's Justice.
Judge Robert Jones chose to vacate the hearing after Tuesday. He has decided to make a decision on his own as to weather he will hear the case or not.
We continue to pray for the mind of the Judge that he will make the right decision.
There was media present, including the Reno Gazette Journal, and Channel 4 news. Both failed the families and didn't air or print the stories. The media is part of the problem. They do not feel that our families deaths and suffering is important. They are showing their corruption by not speaking for us. We intend on exposing all of the corruption in Washoe County, and will include the media. Our a families lives do matter!
Judge Robert Jones has vacated Mondays hearing and will now decide on his own to hear the case or not. We will appeal if he chooses not to. Our prayer circle did not end with a closing prayer as it was left open for further action.

Apache Stronghold -- Prayers at Dine' Sacred Sisnaajini, Blanca Peak, Colorado





Photos and article by Steve Pavey
Apache Stronghold Sacred Journey
Censored News

Sisnaajini or Blanca Peak, Colorado
June 15, 2018
The Stronghold Sacred Journey stopped for prayers at the base of one of the four sacred mountains of the homelands of the Diné. Sisnaajini sits as the Eastern facing mountain peak. And as one of members of the Journey, Derek who is Diné, said to us, "It is a place where the Creator made to assist us with right thinking, of learning to see clearly."
And so we offered prayers with cedar and we saw that with all of our differences that the colonizer’s world uses to separate us, that we were really one family. We are brothers and sisters. If only this nation could see this — our sacred unity — it might see clearly enough to adjust its thinking.
These are the prayers that our sacred journey brings for the Poor People’s Campaign.

Owe Aku 'Lakota War Pony Races' June 25, 2018


Leonard Peltier has been in Lockdown for 20 Days




By International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee
Censored News
June 16, 2018

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