Chief Phil Lane Jr. (Philip Nathan Lane, Jr.) (born 1944) is a traditionally recognized Hereditary Chief and Elder. He is an enrolled member of the Ihanktonwan Dakota and Chickasaw Nations, and is a citizen of both Canada and the United States. The founder and chairman of the Four World’s International Institute (FWII), an organization dedicated to “unifying the human family through the Fourth Way”, Chief Phil Lane, Jr. is the recipient of many awards, including the John Denver Windstar Award, and is a frequent speaker on behalf of indigenous rights and wisdom. York for the coalition of Land is Life. For more info visit site: http://www.fwii.net/
Chief Arvol Looking Horse is the 19th generation keeper of the White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle and holds the responsibility of spiritual leader among the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota People. He holds an honorary Doctorate from the University of South Dakota, and travels and speaks extensively on peace, environmental and native rights issues. He has been the recipient of several awards, including the Wolf Award of Canada for his dedicated work for peace. A skilled horseman, he shares his knowledge with the youth on the long distance rides that take place in South Dakota throughout the year.
World Peace and Prayer Day
Hanford McCloud Leschi Heritage Foundation, Executive Director. Learn about the Tribal Canoe Journeys, the unique 2016 Paddle to Nisqually, and how you can help.
The Canoe Family welcomes your assistance in working with the Nisqually Tribe to make gifts from red cedar bark and native plants, giving financially to a blanket fund, and by helping with parking and transportation (golf carts, buses); by donating food and preparing meals; and by volunteering on the Green Team. Photo
by Zoltán Grossman