|25 May 2009||
“I am very glad to have this time to send a message to you. We are celebrating a time in our history which is both filled with joy and sadness; we know many of you are having the same troubles.
We Hopi believe that the human race has passed through three different worlds and life ways since the beginning. At the end of each prior world, human life has been purified or punished by the Great Spirit “Massauu” due mainly to corruption, greed and turning away from the Great Spirit’s teachings.
The last great destruction was the flood which destroyed all but a few faithful ones who asked and received permission from the Great Spirit to live with Him in this new land. The Great Spirit said “It is up to you, if you are willing to live my poor, humble and simple life way. It is hard, but if you agree to live according to my teachings and instructions, if you never lose faith in the life I shall give you, you may come and live with me”.
The Hopi and all who were saved from the great flood made a sacred covenant with the Great Spirit at that time. We Hopi made an oath that we will never turn away from Him. For us the Creators laws never change or break down.
To the Hopi the Great Spirit is all powerful. He appeared to the first people as a man and talked with them in the beginning of this creation world. He taught us how to live, to worship, where to go and what food to carry, gave us seeds to plant and harvest. He gave us a set of sacred stone tablets into which he breathed all teachings in order to safeguard his land and life.
In these stone tables were made instructions and prophecies and warnings. This was done with the help of a Spider woman and her two grandsons. They were wise and powerful helpers of the Great Spirit.
Before the Great Spirit went into hiding, He and Spider woman put before the leaders of the different groups of people many colours and sizes of corn for them to choose their food in this world. The Hopi was the last to pick and then choose their food in this world; the Hopi chose the smallest ear of corn.
Then Massau said, “You have shown me you are wise and humble; for this reason you will be called Hopi (people of peace) and I will place into your authority all land and life to guard, protect and to hold in trust for Me until I return to you in later days, for I am the First And The Last.”
This is why when a Hopi is ordained into the higher religious order, the earth and all living things are placed upon his hands. He becomes a parent to all life on earth. He is entitled to advise and correct his children in whatever peaceful way he can, so we can never give up knowing that our message of peace will reach our children. Then it is together with the other spiritual leaders that the destiny of our future children is placed. We are instructed to hold this world in balance within the land and the many universes with special prayers and ritual which continue to this day.
It was to the Spider woman’s two grandsons the sacred stone tablets were given; these two brothers were then instructed to carry them to a place the Great Spirit had instructed them. The older brother was to go immediately to the east, to the rising sun and upon reaching his destination was instructed to immediately start to look for his younger brother who shall remain in the land of the Great Spirit. The older brother’s mission when he returned, was to help his younger brother (Hopi) bring about peace, brotherhood and also everlasting life on his return.
Hopi, the younger brother, was instructed to cover all land and mark it well with footprints and sacred markings to claim this land for the Creator and peace on earth. We established our ceremonials and sacred shrines to hold this world in balance in accordance with our first promise to the Creator.
This is how our migration story goes, until we meet the Creator at Old Oribe (place that solidifies) over 1000 years ago. It was at that meeting that he gave to us these prophecies to give to you now at this closing of the Fourth World of destruction and the beginning of the Fifth World of peace. He gave us many prophecies to pass on to you, and all have come to pass. This is how we know the timing is now to reveal the last warnings and the instructions to mankind.
We were told to settle permanently here in Hopi land where we met the Great Spirit and wait for Older Brother who went east to return to us. When he returns to this land he will place his stone tablets side by side to show all the world that they are our true brothers.
When the road in the sky has been fulfilled and when the inventing of something, in Hopi means gourd of ashes, a gourd that when drops upon the earth will boil everything within a large space and nothing will grow for a very long time.
When the leaders turned to evil ways instead of the Great Spirit we were told there would be many ways this life may destroy. Great Spirit said that if human kind does not heed our prophecies and return to spiritual instructions our world would be no more.
We were told of three helpers who were being sent by the Great Spirit to help the Hopi bring about a peaceful life on this earth.
We were told not to change our ceremonies, or our ways, or even our hair, because the true helpers might not recognize us as the true Hopi; so we have been waiting all these years.
It is known that our True White Brother, when he comes, will be all powerful and will wear a red cap or red cloak. He will be large in population, belong to no religion but his very own. He will bring with him the sacred stone tablets. With him there will be two great ones both very wise and powerful. One will have a symbol or sign of swastika which represents purity and is Female, a producer of life. The third one, or the second one of the two helpers to our True White Brother will have a sign of a symbol of the sun. He too, will be many people and very wise and powerful.
We have in our sacred Kachina ceremonies a gourd rattle which is still in use today with these symbols of these powerful helpers of our True White Brother.
It is also prophesised that if these three fail to fulfil their mission then the one from the west will come like a big storm. He will be many in numbers and unmerciful. When he comes he will cover the land like the red ants and over take this land in one day. If the three helpers chosen by the Creator fulfil their sacred mission and even if there are only one, two or three of the true Hopi remaining holding fast to the last ancient teaching and instructions of the Great Spirit, Massau will appear before all and our world will be saved.
The three will lay out a new life plan which leads to everlasting life and peace.
The earth will become new as it was from the beginning. Flowers will bloom again, wild games will return to barren lands and there will be an abundance of food for all. Those who are saved will share everything equally and all will recognize Great Spirit and speak one language.
We are now faced with great problems, not only here but throughout the land. Ancient cultures are being annihilated. Our people’s lands are being taken from them, leaving them no place to call their own. Why is this happening? It is happening because many have given up or manipulated their original spiritual teachings. The way of life which the Great Spirit has given to all its people of the world, whatever your original instructions are not being honoured. It is because of this great sickness called greed, which infects every land and country that simple people are losing what they have kept for thousands of years.
Now we are at the very end of our trail. Many people no longer recognize the true path of the Great Spirit. They have, in fact, no respect for the Great Spirit or for our precious Mother Earth, who gives us all life. We are instructed in our ancient prophecy that this would occur. We were told that someone would try to go up to the moon: that they would bring something back from the moon; and that after that, nature would show signs of losing its balance.
Now we see that coming about. All over the world there are now many signs that nature is no longer in balance, floods, drought, earthquakes and great storms are occurring and causing much suffering. We do not want this to occur in our country and we pray to the Great Spirit to save us from such things. But there are now signs that this very same thing might happen very soon in our own land.
Now we must look upon each other as brothers and sisters, there is no more time for divisions between people. Today I call upon all of us, from right here at home, Hotevilla, where we too are guilty of gossiping, and causing divisions even among our own families; out to the entire world where thievery, war and lying goes on every day. These divisions will not be our salvation. Wars only bring more wars, never peace.
Only by joining together in Spiritual Peace with love in our hearts for one another, love in our hearts for the Great Spirit and Mother Earth, shall we be saved from the terrible Purification Day which is just ahead.
There are many of you in this world who are honest people. We know you spiritually for we are the “Men’s Society Grandfathers” who have been charged to pray for you and all life on earth, never forgetting anything or any one in our ceremonials. Our prayer is to have a good happy life, plenty of soft, gently rain for abundant crops. We pray for balance on earth to live in peace and leave a beautiful world to the children yet to come.
We know you have good hearts, but good hearts are not enough to help us out with these great problems. In the past some of you have tried to help us Hopis, and we will always be thankful for your efforts. But now we need your help in the worst way. We want the people of the world to know the truth of our situation.
This land which people call the Land Of Freedom celebrates many days reminding people of the world of these things. Yet in well over 200 years the original Americans have not seen a free day. We are suffering the final insult. Our people are now losing the one thing which gave life and meaning of life - our ceremonial land, which is being taken away from us.
Hotevilla is the last holy consecrated, undisturbed traditional Native American sacred shrine to the Creator.
As the prophecy says, this sacred shrine must keep its spiritual pathways open. This village is the Spiritual vortex for the Hopi to guide the many awakening Native Americans and other true hearts home to their own unique culture. Hotevilla was established by the last remaining spiritual elders to maintain peace and balance on this continent from the tip of South America up to Alaska. Many of our friends say Hotevilla is a sacred shrine, a national and world treasure and must be preserved. We need your help.
Where is the freedom which you all fight for and sacrifice your children for? Is it only the Indian people who have lost or are all Americans losing the very thing which you originally came here to find? We don’t share the freedom of the press, what gets into papers is what the government wants people to believe, not what is really happening. We have no freedom of speech, because we are persecuted by our own people for speaking our beliefs. We are at the final stages now and there is a last force that is about to take away our remaining homeland. We are still being denied many things including the rite to be Hopi’s and to make our livings in accordance with our religious teachings.
The Hopi leaders have warned leaders in the White House and the leaders in the Glass House but they do not listen. So, as our prophecy says, then it must be up to the people with good pure hearts that will not be afraid to help us to fulfil our destiny in peace for this world. We now stand at a cross road whether to lead ourselves in everlasting life or into total destruction.
We believe that human beings spiritual power through prayer is so strong it decides life on earth. So many people have come to Hopi land to meet with us. Some of you we have met on your lands. Many times people have asked how they can help us. Now I hope and pray that your help will come. If you have a way to spread the truth through the newspapers, radio, books, thought meeting with powerful people, tell the Truth! Tell them what you know to be true. Tell what you have seen here; what you have heard us say; what you have seen with your own eyes. In this way, if we do fail, let it be said that we tried, right up to the end, to hold fast to the path of peace as we were originally instructed to do by the Great Spirit.
Should you really succeed, we will all realize our mistakes of the past and return to the true path-living in harmony as brothers and sisters, sharing our Mother the Earth, with all other living and breathing creatures. In this way we could bring about a new world, a world which would be led by the Great Spirit and our Mother will provide plenty and happiness for all.
God Bless You, each one of you and know our prayers for peace meet yours as the Sun rises and sets.
May the Great Spirit guide you safely into the path of love, peace, freedom and God on this Earth Mother.
May the Holy Ancestors of love and light keep you safe in your land and homes. Pray for God to give you something important to do in this great work which lies ahead of us all to bring peace on earth.
We the Hopi still hold the sacred stone tablets and now await the coming of our True White Brother and others seriously ready to work for the Creator’s peace on earth.
Be well my children, and think good thoughts of peace and togetherness. Peace for all life on earth and peace with one another in our homes, families and countries.
We are not so different in the Creator’s eyes. The same Great Father Sun shines his love on each of us daily just as Mother Earth prepares sustenance for our table, do they not? We are one after all.
Thank you Grandfather Dan, may you finally be able to walk softly and find those happy days……Chief Dan Evehema, (from what we can estimate was at least 105 years of age at his passing.) He was a Spiritual leader, Hopi Sinom and Eldest Elder Greeswood/Roadrunner Clan Society Father/Snake Priest/Kachina Father………….
Today I live with memories of days spent with Dan, and many other Elders, who our children will never come to know. They will never feel what I felt when I looked into the eyes of all of those generations looking into the window of my soul. Those who are like these ancient wondrous hearts are even more rare of an experience today, than they were in my youth…...With there passing the link between two worlds is fading like the mists of morning in the mountains…..kind of reminds me of a song where Jesse Collin once sang…….
We are but a moments sunlight and we shall surely fade, when the ones that left us here return for us at last…..
They are coming now, look up once in a while…
Blessed be and may your journey be less harsh than mine….I will meet you here on the mountain.
25th May 2009.
|21 December 2008||
TO MY SISTERS AND BROTHERS
CONDUCTING THE WINTER SOLSTICE CEREMONIES
DECEMBER 21, 2008
Healing the earth ourselves
Harmony comes from within. Teach only the truth, for the wisdom of true beliefs will shine and radiate through the Openness of those who wish to join those true followers who walk upon the sands of time. Each footstep is placed upon the carpet of Pureness given from the blessings of Mother Earth’s heart. Golden threads line each step trodden to enable all life to continue along the walkways of Existence
Spoken Truth - Brother to All – The Great Spirit of White Eagle
Many words of hope, a large amount of gratitude, and many thank you’s go out to the community members world wide who have supported the Earth Healing Ceremonies. As humanity now recognizes the need for the Indigenous Nations spiritual leaders and organizations to come together, at this time it is very important to continue supporting the efforts of the Earth Healing Ceremonies. The gatherings of all Nations in the past ceremonies in America have brought a great awareness about what a few like-minded people can do to heal the environment and restore the water --as rain and snow, in springs, lakes, and rivers-- to its original purity. The Grand Teton Medicine Wheel Ceremony in May 2004, The Big Bear Medicine Wheel Ceremony in Nov 2004, the Dolphin, Whale & Bear Nations Ceremony May 2006, and the Atlanta Georgia & the Australian Medicine Wheel Ceremony May 2008 brought teachings to widespread groups of people united by the intention to bring water for life, healing the Sacred Sites, and calming the earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, and droughts that are healing our wounded Mother, the Earth.
As the hearts of the people heal their differences, nature heals simultaneously, bringing peace into the human and natural environment. Many Sacred Sites have been hurt by mining and development projects in the name of greed and materialism. Attacking Mother Nature’s Sacred Sites prevents the water from flowing and all nature from working in harmony.
I, Bennie “BlueThunder” LeBeau Sr., thank each and every one of Mother Earth’s Children of many cultures and traditions for coming forward in the past years. I honor everyone that has worked the Medicine Wheels. I thank the many others that will join us for the future as we bring more awareness to the protection of Mother Earth’s Sacred Sites in the present tense. I thank each and every one for supporting the Universal Spiritual Laws, the Wisdom and Knowledge of Mother Nature. Thank you for supporting some of these original instructions in the stewardship of Mother Earth; in doing so we have showed in the past that we can bring the snow and the rain in the present and activate the springs and water tables for the future.
This Winter Solstice Energy of December 21st, 2008 will help manifest our intentions to help bring water and moisture that will be so needed in the coming months in many areas of the Americas. If humanity will continue using the Equinox and Solstice Ceremonies and other favorable times in Nature’s calendar, we will begin to see that we do have power in our thoughts and in the actions we take as a result. Asking right now for the rains for the Spring and Summer months ahead means that many will get what their thoughts generate. When the communities remember to heal Mother Earth’s Sacred Sites that have been mined and developed they are practicing the necessary stewardship to heal all that is within Mother Nature. Becoming Practioner’s healing Mother Earth. As the Prophecy of the Rainbow Warriors states, those that have joined in the ceremonies are now bringing the water that forms the rainbows in the skies and fills the mountains with snow and rain, activating the springs and the rivers to flow and the grasses to grow.
The ceremonies help educate us all on how Mother Earth has been affected in many different ways in every area of the globe. Equinox and Solstice Ceremonies have been given to humanity to use to heal all Mother Earth’s plants, animals, and beings. At these powerful times one person assumes the power of 6,000 people rolled into one body to manifest his or her thoughts which attract healing to Mother Nature in that area. At these times when strong energy bombards Mother Earth from the sun, moon, stars, and planets it is especially effective to use our thinking patterns to heal our areas and fix what is not working the environments. Remember just about every square inch of the surface of Mother Earth has been affected and now understanding how to use the ceremonies will repair the damage done by the past actions of humanity in your areas.
Many will see how powerfully the frequency of peace works to ensure the future of our environments worldwide. For if humanity refuses to take responsibility to choose peace, they will see that the gifts Mother Nature provides will be taken away. The trees, the rivers, lakes, springs, plants, and foods will vanish and therefore health will deteriorate everywhere. Now is the time not to take anything for granted any longer; this present time in history has been gifted to us to give songs of gratitude in love to all of Mother Earth’s Life Force Creations that sustain our very existence. Many will begin to remember to make peaceful intentions in all relationships, because working together in peace means being able to survive the future ahead. The many nations and cultures of Mother Earth are being asked to consider healing the environments they live in and work in. Now is the time to think about giving love equally clearing and blessing to the Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water for they sustain our every breath of life we take.
Humanity will begin to remember that we are made from Mother Earth and that our existence and livelihood as part of Mother Earth is in our hands. Remembering that we owe our lives to Mother Earth and if we continue to disrespect her, we will be disrespected by tornadoes, earthquakes, droughts, floods, fires, ice storms, illnesses, viruses and other destructive forces in nature. Humanity will become the hunted by Mother Earth as she heals herself, as nature’s forces teach lessons to every individual upon Mother Earth, asking each of us to take care of her.
Many mountains and valleys have been reharmonized in many areas of the United States and abroad. I thank those that took the time and effort that have worked with myself and others in healing Mother Earth. We are retuning and reharmonizing Mother Earth with the sacred sounds of the drums and songs, utilizing the thirteen sounds from our voices and sacred instruments throughout the lands we worked upon. Due to these beautiful ceremonies, the water has reappeared with the falling of the snows and rains, filling the lakes, streams, and rivers as the springs were rebirthed into existence.
May the Great Spirit and Mother Earth continue to come to our aid as we are blessed in our intentions to bring harmony to the mountains and valleys. As nature heals, so does the family relationships, working together like never before in history and for a long time coming, as heralded by the Indigenous Prophecies. I have mentioned in the past predictions about what would be the outcome after our ceremonial intentions. In the ceremonies I predicted the water would run uphill, as the water pressure was restored the water tables rose also. Let this be understood that we can bring the water in rains and snows back to Mother Earth.
Remembering these sacred words:
“WATER SUSTAINS ALL LIFE. HER SONGS BEGIN IN THE TINIEST OF RAINDROPS, TRANSFORM TO FLOWING RIVERS, TRAVEL TO THE MAJESTIC OCEANS AND THUNDERING CLOUDS AND BACK TO EARTH TO BEGIN AGAIN. WHEN WATER IS THREATENED, ALL LIVING THINGS ARE THREATENED.”
Indigenous Declaration of Water, July 8th, 2001
I Thank You All for your continue service to bring about peace, love and harmony.
A BROTHER WORKING FOR THAT PEACE, LOVE AND HARMONY
BENNIE E. LEBEAU aka BLUETHUNDER, EASTERN SHOSHONE
WIND RIVER INDIAN RESERVATION, FORT WASHAKIE, WYOMING
DECEMBER 19TH, 2008
Peace walk’s within Mother Earth
Sands of time follow beside those who believe and walk with me. Each footprint leaves a mark upon which belief moves slowly within to enhance the balance laid down by all who wish the pureness of peace and harmony to flow freely.
Time itself moves swiftly amongst Nations of today. Release all doubts and bring forth a new beginning to enable followers to treasure the gift of mother earth’s love.
White Eagle Spiritual Messenger
|November 18, 2007||> Sent: Sunday,
November 18, 2007 8:52 PM
> Subject: [Toske] Urgent: Homeland Security preparing to seize Apache lands
> here you go...
> Urgent: Homeland Security preparing to seize Apache lands
> updates will be posted at http://intercontinentalcry.org/urgent-homeland-security-preparing-to-seize-apache-lands/
> Margo Tamez recently sent out the following urgent call for support, explaining that since July, her Mother and Elders of el Calaboz, Texas, have been the targets of numerous threats and harassments by the Border Patrol, Army Corps of Engineers, NSA, and the U.S. related to the proposed building of a fence on their levee.
> The NSA, for one, has been specifically demanding that Elders give up their lands for the levee–telling them that they will have to travel a distance of 3 miles to go through checkpoints, to walk, recreate, and to farm and herd goats and cattle ON THEIR OWN LANDS.
> Margo's mother just informed her that since last Monday, the Army Corps of Engineers, Border Patrol and National Security Agency teams have been tracking down and enclosing upon the people; telling them that they have no choice: "the wall is going on these lands whether you like it or not, and you have to sell your land to the U.S."
> Margo asks that you Please help the elders and indigenous women land title holders resist forced occupation in their own lands! As a start, you can do so by sharing this information to your friends and networks.
> If you would like to contact Margo for more information, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
> URGENT! From: Margo Tamez
> Subject: URGENT! el Calaboz, Lipan Apache Land Title Holders Threatened by National Guard and Border Patrol in last 72 Hours
> Hello friends,
> I am informing you of recent events in my maternal community of el Calaboz, Texas, a binational land grant indigenous rancheria of Lipan Apache, Chiricahua and Basque descent.
> I am foregrounding this because I have been asked to submit documentation through the NGO, the International Indigenous Treaty Council, for the CERD investigation of human rights and indigenous rights abuses by the U.S. government against my mother community.
> The Committee on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD) report to be directed toward the United Nation in March 2008, which will for the first time in over a decade focus on abuses by the United States to oppressed groups.
> This year, as a result of the recently approved UN Declaration of Indigenous Peoples rights, indigenous people have a specific opportunity to submit documents on behalf of their communities.
> I'll be working hard the next week to complete a draft document, with evidentiary materials, for review by an international human rights and indigenous rights attorney who recently accompanied me on an investigatory field trip to my paternal community, Redford, TX, of the Jumano Apache.
> I wanted to keep you informed of this progress, and through this following letter, establish a way to communicate what I'm doing and how it impacts all my work. See the earlier letter below.
> Margo Tamez
> Subject: Emergency in el Calaboz, Lipan Apache & Basque-Indigena North American Land Title Holders!!!
> Dear relatives,
> I wish I was writing under better circumstances, but I must be fast and direct.
> My mother and elders of El Calaboz, since July have been the targets of numerous threats and harassments by the Border Patrol, Army Corps of Engineers, NSA, and the U.S. related to the proposed building of a fence on their levee.
> Since July, they have been the targets of numerous telephone calls, unexpected and uninvited visits on their lands, informing them that they will have to relinquish parts of their land grant holdings to the border fence buildup. The NSA demands that elders give up their lands to build the levee, and further, that they travel a distance of 3 miles, to go through checkpoints, to walk, recreate, and to farm and herd goats and cattle, ON THEIR OWN LANDS.
> This threat against indigenous people, life ways and lands has been very very serious and stress inducing to local leaders, such as Dr. Eloisa Garcia Tamez, who has been in isolation from the larger indigenous rights community due to the invisibility of indigenous people of South Texas and Northern Tamaulipas to the larger social justice conversation regarding the border issues.
> However recent events, of the last 5 days cause us to feel that we are in urgent need of immediate human rights observers in the area, deployed by all who can help as soon as possible–immediate relief.
> My mother informed me, as I got back into cell range out of Redford, TX, on Monday, November 13, that Army Corps of Engineers, Border Patrol and National Security Agency teams have been going house to house, and calling on her personal office phone, her cell phone and in other venues, tracking down and enclosing upon the people and telling them that they have no other choice in this matter. They are telling elders and other vulnerable people that "the wall is going on these lands whether you like it or not, and you have to sell your land to the U.S."
> My mother, Eloisa Garcia Tamez, Lipan Apache (descendant of Mexican Chiricahua descent elder, Aniceto Garcia, who gave her traditional indigenous birth welcoming ceremony and lightning ceremony), is resisting the forced occupation with firm resistance. She has already had two major confrontations with NSA since July–one in her office at the University of Texas at Brownsville, where she is the Director of a Nursing Program and where she conducts research on diabetes among indigenous people of the MX-US binational region of South Texas and Tamaulipas.
> She reports that some land owners in the rancheria area of El Calaboz, La Paloma and El Ranchito, under pressure to sell to the U.S. without prior and informed consent, have already signed over their lands, due to their ongoing state of impoverishment and exploitation in the area under colonization, corporatism, NAFTA and militarization.
> This is an outrage, but more, this is a significant violation of United Nations Declaration on Rights of Indigenous People, recently ratified and accepted by all UN nations, except the U.S., Canada, and Australia. Furthermore, it is a violation of the United Nations CERD, Committee on Elimination of Racism and Racial Discrimination.
> My mother is under great stress and crisis, unknowing if the Army soldiers and the NSA agents will be forcibly demanding that she sign documents. She reports that they are calling her at all hours, seven days a week. She has firmly told them not to call her anymore, nor to call her at all hours of the night and day, nor to call on the weekends any further.She asked them to meet with her in a public space and to tell their supervisors to come.They refuse to do so. Instead, they continue to harass and intimidate.
> At this time, due to the great stress the elders are currently under, communicated to me, because they are being demanded under covert tactics, to relinquish indigenous lands, I feel that I MUST call upon my relatives, friends, colleagues, especially associates in Texas within driving distance to the Rio Grande valley region, and involved in indigenous rights issues, to come forth and aid us.
> Please! Please help indigenous women land title holders resisting forced occupation in their own lands! Please do not hesitate to forward this to people in your own networks in media, journalism, social and environmental justice, human rights, indigenous rights advocacy and public health watch groups!
> Margo Tamez email@example.com
> Jumano Apache West Texas-Chihuahua Lipan Apache South Texas-Tamaulipas, Apacheria Nuevo Santander Land Grant–Basque Colony)
> Toske mailing list
9 November 2007
This story by Brenda Norrell was immediately post on Nov. 9 on "Narco News" & "Google Breaking News".
MOHAWKS INFLAMED OVER TOHONO O'ODHAM TRIBAL COUNCIL COMPLICITY IN "BORDER" OPPRESSION OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE - U.S. welcomes rich and kills the poor
THE GATE, TOHONO O'ODHAM NATION
(Arizona) Nov., 8, 2007 --Indigenous delegates to the border on Tohono O'odham Nation land were outraged by the federal agents, hovering customs helicopter, profiteering contractors, federal spy tower, federal "cage" detention center and watching the arrest of a group of Indigenous Peoples, mostly women andchildren, by the US Border Patrol on an Indian Nation.
"We saw it all firsthand in America," said Bill Means, Lakota and cofounder of the International Indian Treaty Council on Nov. 8, when an Indigenous delegation went to the [so-called] "US/Mexico" border here, south of Sells, to document human rights abuses [including murders, rapes, torture, deaths] for a report to the United Nations.
"We are going to take this wall down," Means said, after viewing the construction of a "border vehicle barrier" by contractors and National Guard on TohonoO'odham land. [This wall is something to see. It is iron posts filled with cement, sunk 5 ft. into the ground and 6 1/2 ft. high. it is going to be electrified.]
Speaking a few hours later to the Indigenous Peoples Border Summit of the Americas II in San Xavier, Means called for solidarity of Indigenous Peoples throughout the world to halt the arrests of Indigenous Peoples who are walking north in search of a better life, and solidarity to bring down the US/Mexico border wall. "One inch of intrusion into our land is not acceptable!"
Mohawk Mark Maracle told the Border Summit. "I became very angry when I saw those guys rounding up our people. It is a violation of our Great Law to witness what we saw today and do nothing about it." [We felt so powerless. What could be do. They had all the guns!] The delegation included Mohawks, Oneida, Navajo, Acoma Pueblo, Hopi and O'odham.
Kahentinetha Horn of the Mohawk Women Title Holders said she saw the callousness of the Tohono O'odham district official [Marla Henry firstname.lastname@example.org] standing before them and speaking in favor of the border barrier. [Marla asked, "What people are your talking about?" "Your People", we all said. She smiled the whole time]. "This is completely illegal," Kahentinetha said, adding that it violates human rights and international law. Kahentinetha was outraged at the arrests of the group of Indigenous Peoples, who appeared to be young Mayans from Oaxaca, Chiapas or Guatemala.
"We stood in front of the Border Patrol yelling at them," Kahentinetha told the Indigenous Border Summit. She described how the Mohawks stood with fists held high in solidarity with the Indigenous Peoples who were arrested earlier in the day. "We tried to pass some of our strength on to them to fight."
The Indigenous delegation documenting the abuses planned to intervene in the arrests, but the Border Patrol crowded the group into a vehicle and left quickly. Mohawk warrior Rarahkwisere, among those disheartened to see the arrest of fellow Indigenous Peoples on Indian land with the help of Indigenous people, was shaking with anger. He pointed out, "These brothers and were not drug runners or criminals. These were men, women and children walking in search of a better life". [They have the same rights as anyone else? This fence is being erected by people who claim to support a "free market society". They really want low labor costs. Today some cab live well and others are pushed to starve. These people are not just economic migrants eager to get into the US to sponge off welfare. They are being forced to flee. The multinational corporations are spraying toxic chemicals on their homeland.]
Jay Johnson Castro of Del Rio Texas, leading protests against the imprisonment of migrant children at Hutto prison in Texas and the border wall in Texas, was in the delegation. "I hear 'sovereign nation,' but I didn't see sovereign actions [by the Tohono O'odham]." Castro said the buildings near the border on the Tohono O'odham Nation are labeled "Homeland Security and Tohono O'odham Nation. They are partners [in crime! Partners in genocide!]
Maracle said the atrocities that the US government is falsely accusing migrants of doing, is what the invaders did when they arrived on Turtle Island: rape, robbery and murder. [We do not believe that toddlers and 9 year olds are committing such crimes].
"If we don't stop and grab hold of our destiny, there is not going to be one for our children." Maracle said. "All the nations need to come together and stop what is happening here. I know from past experience with the Mohawk Warrior Society where our power lies. It is with the people. Don't ever forget that."
Chris George, Oneida from Canada, said, "When the Border Patrol came up, they treated us like as enemies." The Border Patrol imemdiately asked the summit delegation "Who authorized this delegation to be at the border and who is your leader?" [Did they think we were a bunch of martians or something?] "No one authorizes us to do anything. Creation brought us there". George warned, "Don't let the United States government tell us who we are. We are Haudenosaunee, People of the Longhouse."
Lenny Foster, Dine' (Navajo) and advocate for Native ceremonial rights for inmates, said that what he witnessed was "brutal, vicious and evil." He said Dine' know that all human beings have five fingers. He said that he did not recognize the district official and federal agents as having five-fingers. "They were robots." Foster said that the Tohono O'odham district official [Marla Henry] who led the tour was defending the [colonial] policies of genocide.
Describing how the Indigenous Peoples were arrested and quickly rushed into a small vehicle, Foster said, "It reminded me of Gallup, N.M. and how they round up our people, stacked them up like cords of wood." Foster was at the dirt path leading to Mexico, also known as The Gate, years ago when the American Indian Movement protested the violation of human rights there. He remarked on the heavy buildup of police and agents, from the BIA, Tohono O'odham Nation, US Border Patrol, Immigration and Customs agents and the National Guard. They were all working with the contractors constructing the wall, while a white customs' helicopter hovered menacingly overhead.
At the same time, on the Mexico side [of the "imaginary line"], two men sat under a tree. An attorney for the O'odham in Mexico was prevented from crossing into the United States portion of Tohono O'odham land by the US Border Patrol. This man held a letter from Tohono O'odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris requesting to meet with him today. Norris stated that the attorney could enter the Nation by way of "The Gate" that we were at.
Means also pointed out that the delegation was "tailed" or followed from the tribal capitol of Sells. Means also said that the Berlin Wall had come down, but now there are other walls to divide the people [that are being built all over the world]. At the border wall, Means said one of the workers announced proudly, "The Israelis are helping us put up the wall." Border wall contractor Boeing has hired a subcontractor, Elbit Systems, an Israeli defense contractor, who helped build the Apartheid Wall in Palestine.
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MNN Note: An international summit must be called immediately. These kinds of borders are allegedly being planned worldwide. We've been informed that a wall is being planned on the "imaginary line" known as the Canada-U.S. border. This is a violation of Indigenous law, human rights and international law. This plan to control all of mankind and the natural world must be stopped immediately!
Direct your criticisms to:Marla Henry firstname.lastname@example.org; Verlon Jose, Chairman of Tohono O'odham Legislative Council, Box 837, Sells, Arizona 85634, email@example.com; and to your local Congressmen, Senators, media, file international complaints;
To help, contact: Mike Flores MNN Mohawk Nation News www.mohawknationnews.com firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
|10 July 2007||
by: "Glenn Welker"
Press Contact: Julie Ann Fishel, Western Shoshone Defense Project 775-468-0230 or 775-397-1371 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Corbin Harney, Western Shoshone Spiritual Leader Passes On -
Public Statement by Corbin's Immediate Family (Turtle Island). Corbin Harney Spiritual Leader of the Western Shoshone Nation crossed over at 11:00 a.m. this morning in a house on a sacred mountain near Santa Rosa, CA (Turtle Island). He had dedicated his life to fighting the nuclear testing and dumping.
That battle claimed his life through cancer.
Before he passed, he said to remember:
"We are one people. We cannot separate ourselves now. There are many good things to be done for our people and for the world. It is important to let things be good. And it is important to teach the younger generation so that things are not lost."
According to witnesses present, in the morning fog, the spirits of four Shoshoni dog soldiers were outside on horseback before Corbin's passing. But then one of the Shoshone present, Santiago Lozada, yelled "Tosawi Tosawi!" (White Knife). And then the fog shifted and there were thousands of spirits waiting.
peacefully at the end. He was only worried that he still had more to do.
When he finally let go and went with the dog soldiers, Red Wolf Pope,
grandson of Rolling Thunder, was present and sang him the Tosawi death
song to call the dog soldiers to come take him home.
True to form Corbin joked around several days ago that he was going to go at 11:00, and kept his promise.
Over his lifetime, Corbin traveled around the world as a speaker, healer and spiritual leader with a profound spiritual and environmental message for all. He received numerous national and international awards and spoke before the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Corbin also authored two books: "The Way It Is: One Water, One Air, One Earth" (Blue Dolphin Publishing, 1995) and a forthcoming book, "The Nature Way". Numerous documentaries have been made about his work and message. In 1994, Corbin established the Shundahai Network to work with people and organizations to respond to spiritual and environmental concerns on nuclear issues. He also established Poo Ha Bah, a native healing center located in Tecopa Springs, California. He will be missed but always honored for his work and dedication to traditional ways.
is descended from generations of Newe (Shoshone) traditional healers and
was always grateful for the many extraordinary teachers who shared their
knowledge in his lifetime. Corbin is survived by his daughter Reynaulda
Taylor; granddaughters Ann Taylor and Nada Leno; grandsons Keith, Jon
and Joel Leno and William Henry Taylor; seven great-grandchildren; two
great-great grandchildren; and his sister Rosie Blossom's family and many
cousins and other family members as well as many, many friends around
the world. Corbin was preceded in death by his mother, father, sister,
grandparents, uncle, great granddaughter,
times for services are being made with official announcement to follow.
Three day services are planned at the home of Larson R. Bill, So Ho Bee
- Newe Sogobe (Lee, Nevada -Western Shoshone Territory) with burial services
at Battle Mountain Indian Community, Battle
Family contact information (non-media only):
Donations may be made either to the immediate family through:
P.O. Box 397
Owyhee, Nevada 89832
775-757-2610 or 775-757-2064
The Corbin Harney Way
6360 Sonoma Mtn. Rd.
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
individual, organization or entity is authorized to receive
30 June 2007
Mayan Elder traveling through the Verde Valley on a sacred U.S. tour with a message of peace.
Alejandro commissioned director Steve Copeland and his company, Positive
Purpose Productions (P-Qubd), to produce a documentary/film on behalf
of him and the Mayan Council of Guatemala. The Shift of the Ages film
is about one man’s mission to bring balance to Mother Earth and
spread a message of love. Copeland expresses, “The project became
a voice for the Indigenous perspective, and a timely call to action for
the world.” On Sunday, July 8 from 7-9pm, ICA is conjunction with
Harkins theatre is providing a first time opportunity for our community
to preview scenes from this monumental film followed by a question and
answers forum. For further information regarding this film, visit www.shiftingages.com
|14 March 2007||
Afternoon, and Good Evening to my fellow Sisters, Brothers, and Relatives,
|16 February 2007||A
Message For All Nations
Bring An Awareness In Indigenous Earth Wisdom
Judith working with Grandmother Montu and Barry Coffin
Tungashila Wakan Tanka Holy Mother Father God, my brother and I come together here in gratitude for the deeper mysteries that are at work in these times of great prophesies. We are grateful for the lodge of the grandmothers and that we can be a hallow bone for these wisdom keepers and the sacred ones. We are grateful that in some way we can be of service. We offer ourselves now in any way that we are guided to do the work that the Grandmothers need in the world and to complete their messages. Grandmother Montu has called my brother here to come today for a special reason. I ask the Council of the Thirteen Grandmothers and Grandmother Montu makes this message evident and clear to us.
I express my deepest gratitude that we might be honored in this way to serve the grandmother council and to serve Creator in this way. I thank you for the work my brother has done and the dedication he has. I thank you for this journey I thank the Grandmothers for their love their blessings and their healing for the time the time of the mending of the hoop.
I have called you to speak of the ancient energy and our lodge that is at the center of the Lodge of Creation; we are here in this world. We have chosen other messengers to speak for us. We have chosen messengers to receive the gifts that will nourish life for the future generations. It is important that all that seek our wisdom understand that our lodge is at the center of the beginning and the end in the great cycle of life. For all life must flow through the lodge at the center of creation and the ancient, ancient energy that came before the worlds. Each world came from the emergence place each world was given life and each world was given order by those deities or beings That were know to us and received through our lodge.
Now is the calling of all worlds just as there is a time of calling for the unity of all peoples on this earth it is a time for calling home for the two legged to their families here on earth the other beings. The time now is for the return of balance through the laws of respect honor and dignity. The calling of the worlds is a calling back into memory of the ancient creation stories that were passed on by word of mouth. When people went to visit the vanishing people and recorded some of these creation stories they attempted to preserve them. The only way that the Creation stories could really be preserved was by oral tradition. Through oral tradition the unseen ones speak and the people hear them. Long time ago the creation stories began to be lost and the wisdom of the unseen ones that spread to the people through these creation stories was cut off.
Very few people on the earth live in the old way and remember these creation stories that are so very important for the mending of the hoop and the life of Mother Earth now. We call out to the places on the Earth that hold the memory of these creation stories because there in the places where the people gather to have their fires and their councils an the oral traditions were passed on from generations to generation that are no more the memory of the creation stories are still in the Earth. This is why so many people are waking up and hearing the Earth Mother call them to go back to the earth to pray to sing to fast to dance and to celebrate life with the natural order of worlds the natural order of creation the natural order of the ancient way.
The memory of these creation stories must be revived; they must live again through those who are called to pray in the places of the creation lodge. There were many creation lodges sent to earth each creation lodge had was represented by indigenous people each creation lodge had star councils and connections back to the center of All that is. These memories have been lost long time ago these memories must live they must live again for this planet for your Mother Earth to live for the future generations and for creators plan for the life that lives here on this Earth. You who are memory keepers we send out this message to you calling you to go to the places on the Earth that carry the ceremonial memories of the creation stories and open your spirit lodge and we will come.
There are more messages to follow it is most important that the time is set aside for this work which is at the center of all other weavings, Grandmother spider weaves the web of creation and the comes from our lodge. We have spoken through this messenger the purpose that my grandson has come here is for this prophecy. It is a good red road that he walks and is a good red road that this messenger walks. Remember what I have told you today my children there are much truth in this message. It is the truth that is found in the bones of the ancestors.
Aho Mitakyue Oyasin
Judith Moore Speaks
I am feeling it on a deep level Barry different than just the words, I can feel the messages coming into me right now, I can feel that the depth of this goes down into layers of the Earth Layers and Layers of ancient life on this earth. This truth is going clear down into the core Unchi Maka ancient Grandmother Earth. Layers and layers of ancient magma on the Earth this truth is going clear down. There are certain ceremonies that must be done before the end of the Mayan Calendar the going out of this information is important that is why I must complete this book and get it out.
#2 Judith K Moore 2-16-07 Conversation with Reynolds
Judith. Certain ceremonies have to be completed before the end of the Mayan Calendar. Coming up in May and July in Montreal and Las Vegas the Big Island. I will document this so Sean can transcribe it. A white diamond and the North Pole is Las Vegas. The west point is the Big Island. To draw a diamond and then to follow the angles in a diamond pattern because in the pattern the apex of the lines that come to the north and south poles are closer together than the east and the west poles as it goes out from the diamond. But he is to take a map and figure out the east and the south points. There was a line going from Las Vegas circumventing the Earth and from the Big Island circumventing the Earth.
Then from the east and the south points circumventing the earth. That would open up a diamond grid on the planet. So there is a synchronization of the cosmic energy with this diamond grid. Then I was feeling a very strong connection to the message of grandmother Montu which is that the ancient creation songs that were passed down in creation myths from generation to generation in oral traditions had a moving essence because the unseen ones could sit through the ones who split the spheres and continue the energy as a living energy in creation. That when the vanishing people were no more those energies entered into the Earth and that there are ceremonies that must be done to bring those energies back into the life force of the planet for Earth to live.
I feel that there is a connection to this great awakening that is going to happen through the work that you are doing to what Grandmother Montu said. Because I feel a very strong connection to the Seal of the Kings and the ancient wisdoms of the Earth Keepers and the Wisdom Keepers of the indigenous peoples to the promise to come and help Mother Earth to live now. So it feels that this energy that is going to be opened up through this series of ceremonies that you are initiating will open up this diamond energy grid on the planet. It feels as if there is going to be replicating energies from these diamond alignments that will affect other parts of the planet.
This is the first diamond to be opened. Then from the east point there will be another diamond and all these other diamonds are going to open up as a diamond grid on the planet. Does that make sense to you?
On May 12th I am going to be in Montreal when you are in Las Vegas. I didn't have the telephone plugged into the recorder so I didn't record his responses. There will be an alignment between Montreal and Las Vegas. What we came up with at the end of the conversation is that the diamond would go on an angle like from Las Vegas north to Montreal and then southwest to Hawaii. That there would be a connection from Hawaii to Las Vegas to Montreal to the Bermuda Triangle, that is kind of where we thought the diamond was going. From Hawaii the north point is Las Vegas. The east point would be Montreal. The south point would be Nassau. I am being guided that this message to the grandmothers I have to finish it and send it out to Bennie and the crystal skull keeper in Switzerland and to Lorraine and Allegra and the Grandmother’s Council because I think this is a really important message to get out right away. Then we will put it into the 13:13 too.