August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Friday, June 22, 2018

Apache Stronghold Sacred Caravan with Poor People's Campaign in DC



Apache Stronghold Sacred Caravan with Poor People's Campaign in DC

Article and photos by Steve Pavey
Apache Stronghold Sacred Caravan
Censored News

Prayers already begun for and with the Poor People’s Campaign by the Spiritual Stronghold Caravan who arrived in DC for the Mass Rally after an 18-day journey of prayers for spiritual healing. In order for this country to change the moral narrative to address the evils of systemic racism, poverty & greed, military economy, ecological devastation and Christian nationalism -- it will need to acknowledge the first chapter as Wendsler Nosie Sr says of this nations history.

Apache Stronghold Sacred Caravan -- Rally in D.C. Saturday

Ed Becenti, Diné, member of the Spiritual Stronghold Caravan

By Steve Pavey
Apache Stronghold Spiritual Caravan
Censored News
You do not have to be wearing a three-piece suit to offer a solution. We come just as we are. We are the Apache Stronghold Spiritual Caravan – A Spiritual Journey of Healing to Confront the Deception of the Birth of America ! The most important word here is “Spiritual” because this journey is not just for the Apache or even for native peoples. Our journey and spiritual message is for all of humanity. It is for all of our children’s survival. Mother Earth has been cut open and is bleeding. We are all suffering. Our water and sacred lands are under threat.
Capitalism and colonization have shaped our society’s cultural values so that greed and domination and profit at any cost are ultimately shaping who we are. We live largely by these myths, illusions and distortions about who we are. People have lost compassion. There is a bleak picture in front of us. But that is not all there is. Hope is left. We can prayer.
This Saturday at the Poor People’s Campaign Mass Rally and Moral Revival Meeting in D.C. We come as witnesses to open the eyes of the world. So this Saturday is not the end of a journey or a campaign. This is a beginning. Will you join us!



Apache Stronghold Sacred Caravan in Winston-Salem, North Carolina




“The only thing sacred to people in this country is money. Money is their religion.” -- Rev. Dr. John Mendez, Pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church (Winston-Salem, North Carolina)

By Steve Pavey
Apache Stronghold Sacred Caravan
Censored News
“We are here because of the prayers of this place and because our people are no longer here ... tribes lost a lot here because of forced migration. And so we are here to pray for those things ... and the Creator has brought us here to you with your prayers and concerns to help us lay a black stone.” -- Wendsler Nosie, Sr., Apache Stronghold

The Stronghold Sacred Caravan spent time in Winston-Salem, North Carolina at Emmanuel Baptist Church with long-time friend and supporter Rev. John Mendez and his congregation who are part of what is becoming a larger Spiritual Stronghold. We shared in table fellowship, healing conversations, and worship with dance, drums and song.
Together, the Stronghold Sacred Caravan in friendship with Emmanuel Baptist Church and allies are coming to D.C. on June 23 to join the Poor People’s Campaign. This journey is at its roots deeply spiritual activism or spiritual resistance that this nation is not accustomed to seeing. It is rooted in prayer and with the purpose to educate the U.S. on the deception and lies it tells itself of the birth of America so we can build anew as a family for sacred unity. The Sacred Journey hopes to bring us all together to address the spiritual problem of greed and the power corporations wield in this country since its’ beginning! We are joining our prayers across the U.S.