“For us, warriors are not what you think of as warriors. The warrior is not someone who fights, because no one has the right to take another life. The warrior, for us, is one who sacrifices himself for the good of others. His task is to take care of the elderly, the defenseless, those who can not provide for themselves, and above all, the children, the future of humanity.” -Sitting Bull (Tatanka Iyotake)
“Stay the course.” -Uncle BIlly Frank Jr. November is American Indian Heritage Month. Happy Veterans Day!
Wopila tanka to all those that attended and offered prayers to Wiwang Wac’ipi.
I continue to remind everyone to stay in prayer for the many issues we are facing as an Oyate in your own communities that seem to pull and divide our Oyate.
Don’t pay attention to people that bring hurt to your families – everything goes in a circle – look forward and find good everyday and give thanks for a Positive Unity even if only a small group – these kind of focused intentions are the most healing and powerful.
I know all of us have a hard time with negative hits that is only meant to pull us into more hardships to more fighting and division, but I would ask Oyate that are concerned of what we are facing; to keep looking and focusing on the bigger picture. We have even more bigger problems we face today that we should pay attention to – the global concerns where countries are talking about Nuclear War – this can hurt all our future.
We as the Oyate need to look forward – we are the Pte Oyate – the Buffalo People – stand proud and face those winds that can affect us all at any given moment.
In a circle of life where there is no ending and no beginning..
Tune in this Sunday, May 22nd, 2022 at 4pm pacific. Only on KAOS 89.3 fm or http://www.kaosradio.org Excited to be visiting with Brian Larney on “Make No Bones About It.” Here a little about Brian …
American Indian Heritage Day in Texas
Brian D. Larney / Seminole & Choctaw Chair for American Indian Heritage Day in Texas Chair for Indian Citizens Against Racial Exploitation
American Indian Artist / Ethicist Designer / UI-UX Designer / Brand Consultation / AI.ctivist
Brian a native-born Texas is a true urban American Indian. A full-blood American Indian and a Choctaw of Oklahoma and a citizen of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, he is the chairman for the American Indian Heritage Day in Texas (AIHD) and Indian Citizens Against Racial Exploitation (I CARE). Brian’s visionary leadership has led the grass-root organization into a viable status among the Indian Country USA. AIHD celebrated its 8th anniversary. The state law, American Indian Heritage Day, designates that last Friday in September is observed for the contributions made by the American Indians to the State of Texas. I CARE addresses the negative stereotypes in reference to the American Indian culture and heritage. Being a gifted and talented artistic and creative person, he is a professional creative art director in the advertising world. With his computer skill, knowledge of applications and latest technologies, he is a respected and award winner for his outstanding works.
His visuals present a contemporary style of his heritage and maintain the period’s cultural accuracy. Even though Brian Larney is a well-known Southeastern tribal artist (Choctaw/Seminole) and his pieces are well represented in many venues, he is in a “semi-retired status. However, his beautiful work continues as he designs outstanding cultural images through the American Indian Heritage Day in Texas.
Yahvlane – American Indian Works of Brian Larney Welcome to the new artistic Aesthetic era . . . Forward Thinking into racial identity & cultural struggles. Yahvlane.com was created to eliminate stereotypes and be a voice of the American Indians. These illustrations are tools to enhance awareness & educate cultural preservation to people.
This is a launching point for a comprehensive study of American Indian’s history on modern culture.
Original creations by Brian Larney are rare archival illustrations from the past and rich culture of the Choctaw and Seminole nations. Yahvlane – means yellow wolf in the Seminole dialect
Very excited to be visiting with Christopher James Rowland, Ma’heonehoo’estse (“Man of the Holy Place”). Ma’heonehoo’estse is a renowned multi-media artist from the Northern Cheyenne Nation (Suhteao’o and Tsistsistas). Bio: https://www.christopherjamesrowland.com/bio
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Encouraging Words from our Elders
"I appreciate your work in giving voice to our peoples. Blessings to you." Grandmother Mona Polacca
Quote of the Month
Yes, our life energy must be a gift for our future. Your life, my life, everybody’s life must follow your given path. So pray or meditate. Follow your inner path and learn just how powerful you are and learn that you are a leader for your people, your family, your children, and the Mother Earth.
-Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Lakota