Joann Spotted Bear yes….like i said..my grand mother warned them and NO ONE IS TO DIE..!! (this in reference to wk2)
AND NOW YOU KNOW WHY THIS YEAR THERE SUN DANCED GOT RAINED OUT..IN THE BLACK HILLS..AND NO ONE WANTED TO STAND BY THE TREE WITH THE LIGHTEN AND THUNDER HIGH WINDS..i WAS IN THE AREA TOO..I PULLED IN AT NIGHT TIME…AND KEPT GOING…LOL HEHE
I HEARD ABOUT THIS ONE SUN DANCE..LAUGHED AND …I WATCH THE STROM CLOUD AND SMILED…
AS I DROVE MY 1,500 MILES JOURNEY.. BACK HOME..I TOOK THE BACK ROADS..I CAME A POND THE BACK OF THE BLACKS HILLS..IT WAS CLOUDY WHEN I ENTER FROM THE BLACK GOING EAST..I SEEN CLOUDS..I ASK CREATOR..I SAID..AIM STILL GETS TO SUN DANCE AFTER …ALL THE 150 DEATH .(.DOES THAT MAKE IT OKAY TO KILL..)
IT WAS EVENING TIME.. I CAME IN TO THE BLACKS AROUND 10 PM. I GOT LOST IN THE BLACK HILLS FOR WHAT EVER REASON…
IT RAINED…THUNDER LIGHTENING. IT WAS WINDY AND COLD..I WAS INVITED TO TALK AT THE VETERANS POW WOW IN PINE RIDGE..SO I WENT HOME..EVEN IF I WAS TOO..SUN DANCE WITH THESE MEN AND GET ALONG ..THEY SAID NO ONE SUN DANCED…BECAUSE OF THIS WEATHER THEY SAY..WO WA KAN ..HE CHTIA..YOU DANCE NO MATTER WHAT THE WEATHER IS..THERE IS GOING TO BE A LOT OF TEST..i AM GRATEFUL IT WAS NOT ME IN IT..eilsa.gray wolf ( HAS A BIG MOUTH HUH RUSSEL?? )
that is who told me of the sun dance…says he dances with you..and your his uncle..i know he is not …lakota …
but he is ( Egyptian and Ethiopian )..i finally got it right..1 more thing that chanupa…is a gift you do not go and just give it out to any one and think your going to pray …but you was told this already..so no need to repeat any thing ..doska.. tungasilia will handle this in his own way..mean time. i will feed the fire that has started in 1973…you should of listen to my grand mother..when she told you..tell the government on your next march to Washington DC what i am saying see if they help you…
I received this a little while back and have been thinking about it quite a bit. Seems more and more it is women carrying the fight for their people and speaking up. With all the talk about matriarchy and balance emanating from the patriarchs there isn’t much evidence of it.
What a person does speaks more clearly than what they say- I suppose there is a value
in posting videos about matriarchy, the “love” of it, and the efficacy, but when your women are degraded and suffer a higher incidence of rape and abuse than other demographics in this country, then videos and proclamations lacking a proactive personal effort to candidly address the realities don’t amount to much more than a stale wind.
Excellent point about the pipe-for many it has become little more than a prop-something to speak of, be seen with, and pass around at staged events to those with assigned roles as
Russell has done in the past.
It’s a form of double talk to rail about New Agers and disrespecting culture and ceremonies when those that protest do the same-maybe it is the crystal wavers are just following the examples they’ve seen.
It is my opinion no one owns or has a unilateral right to a pipe-it is a thing earned through respect, humility, and ultimately held in trust. It not only has great significance but is a sacred object. There was time when it was gifted, now increasingly so everybody makes one and in the mere making say it is holy. They are sold, hung on walls, and made a mockery of in playing Indian like it is a modern version of The Wild West Show(s) of previous times.
I saw a statement in another venue about “warriors” offended by the one who calls herself Little Grandmother, I think offense is warranted-but in the statement mention was also made,
Hmm… the “warriors” want to go beat up an unarmed woman? Why don’t they go to any rez in SD and evict the drug gangs?
An excellent question I think-one many have asked. Scripted recitations about the pipe have become predictable and common place-better to serve the meaning of the pipe and the Sundance by addressing such issues instead of making videos and talking.