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20th Annual International World Peace and Prayer Day. Raven shares some of the Voices of Indigenous Elders and Leaders . This Sunday, Jun 28th, 2015 at 4pm.


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Indigenous leaders gather for peace event

Local report

Native American spiritual leaders and other indigenous people will gather in the Rogue Valley in a five-day event celebrating the 20th International World Peace and Prayer Day.  A ceremony at the Southern Oregon Regional Peace Pole will be held in Medford Wednesday, with the remainder of the events at Howard Prairie Lake Thursday through Sunday.

Among those participating in the Wednesday ceremony at U.S. Cellular Community Park in Medford will be Lakota Chief Arvol Looking Horse, founder of the World Peace and Prayer Day and the 19th-generation keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle. Pastor John David Gomez, founding member of Medford’s Multicultural Commission will provide a welcome.

Following the ceremony in Medford, the Peace Pole will be moved to Howard Prairie Lake for the remaining days of the event, which will include indigenous elders and spiritual leaders from around the world. The four days of ceremony, workshops and performances are open to the public at no charge at Howard Prairie Lake, 3249 Hyatt Prairie Road, Ashland.

The Ashland nonprofit organization Red Earth Descendants, regional Native American representatives and individuals from Southern Oregon are hosting the event.

Speakers will share traditional teachings, address issues facing the planet and offer solutions. Music, dance and feasting are part of the gathering and all are welcome at a mid-day community meal each day. Camping may be arranged through Jackson County Parks Department by calling 541-774-8183.

World Peace and Prayer Day was founded in 1995 by Chief Looking Horse, and has since been held annually around the world. Chief Looking Horse — who has established relationships with world leaders, including Desmond Tutu, President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama — is recognized as the spiritual leader of the Lakota, Dakota and North Dakota Sioux nations. He will lead the weekend’s ceremonies.

Speakers and guests include Chief Eddie Benton Banai, grand chief of the Three Fires Midewiwin Lodge; Elder Agnes Baker Pilgrim of the Rogue Valley, who is also chairperson for the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers; Roy Hays Jr., the great-great-grandson of Chief Joseph and 7 Drum ceremonial leader; representatives of the Maori Nation; and Rabbi David Zaslow of Ashland.

Participants are asked to bring their own utensils and reusable or recyclable dishes if joining in the shared mid-day meals. More information is available at worldpeaceandprayerday.com, or call 541-631-1769 or 541-890-3529.

World Peace and Prayer Day/ Honoring Sacred Sites 2015


From Wherever You Are

Thank you for being a part of this prayer and joining us on June 21st from wherever you are.

World Peace and Prayer Day/ Honoring Sacred Sites 2015.
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email: honoringsacredsites@gmail.com
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World Peace and Prayer Day

World Peace and Prayer Day 2015


Mitakuye Oyasin (all my relations),

On this June 21st, 2015 we as the Spiritual People, from the guidance of Great Spirit, will light our sacred fire of 20 years.

My heart is heavy as I share my feelings with each and every one of you; it feels as though humanity has gone too far. It was shown in a dream long ago, that we would come to a time in this global community, we would have to unite at our Sacred Sites once again to bring back healing. Many Nations would stand shoulder to shoulder in the Sacred Hoop. The future of our children’s health and wellbeing is dependent on our efforts. They need every person’s prayer from the Global Community.

We are sincerely asking prayers for the People that are spiritually disconnected who are making decisions that only last in their life time of survival for profit off Mother Earth. Mother Earth is the source of life not a resource. Many Sacred Sites have been abused and controlled by People who do not know Spirit.

In our prophecies when earth and climate change begins to disrupt the natural cycle of survival and life, the animals would warn with their sacred color white. This will be a sign of what is called the Crossroads; either be faced with chaos, disasters and witness tears from our relatives eyes or we can unite spiritually in this Global Community – All Nations, All Faiths, One Prayer.

We must regain the respect and honor back for the Sacred Sites and Sacred Places of worship. Long ago, wars left these places and people of prayer alone, today they are being destroyed. I know that many People feel the same as I do.

This has been a long journey of many tests and hardship at times. If it were not for the People that believed in spirit of the white animals we would have never come this far. We ran and rode horse back carrying that sacred message for the health and well being of Mother Earth and all her creation. We did our best. I would like to acknowledge all those who heard the call and sponsored the event of June 21st to grow on their continent and honor their local Sacred Site.

This year many will travel again to their sacred places. In Ashland, Oregon, we will honor my Hunka (adopted) Father Dave Chief for instructing RED (Red Earth Descendants) to pray since 1996 at their Sacred Site. I ask the Global community to pray with us, whether it is a church, temple, synagogue, mosque or where ever the spirit may guide to pray with us on this day.

In a sacred hoop of life where there is no ending and beginning,

Onipiktec’a (that we shall live),

Nac’a (Traditional Leader -Chief) Arvol Looking Horse, 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle

World Peace Prayer Day 2015

Chief Arvol Lookinghorse Speaks on “Mauna Kea saving the sacred.”


Chief Arvol Looking Horse

Chief Arvol Looking Horse

Subject: Mauna Kea we are with you.

Mitakuye Oyasin!

We the Keepers of the Sacred Sites have heard your calling. Your prayers and your journey to your Sacred Site of Mauna Kea is not only important to your culture and tradition, but we the Spiritual Leaders and Medicine People know that the Sacred Site is part of all of our lives. In our tradition and culture, this is like a Church, a Temple, a Sacred Place, where we do our prayers. We extend our heart and prayers for your Nation to protect, not only the Sacred Site, but the Mini Wic’oni (water of life), which is the most important part of our ceremonies along with the fire and air.

We have a prophecy from our Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Oyate, that when the white animals show their sacred color white, we will be at the crossroads of important effort and decisions for all our future and that you see today with the recent White Whale Migaloo visiting your territory. Many People like you are taking a stand to protect Mother Earth’s power points, her sacred sites known as chakras. We continue to pray for each and every one of you, as you step forward to protect the Sacred Holy Place. You are not alone. All the People that live in your territory need to stand with you now, the direction we are going is not good. People in this western society must understand where we are coming from; we are coming from our Sacred Sites and ceremonies, People of theEarth.

In a Sacred Hoop of Life, where there is no ending and no beginning!

Hec’el oinipikte (that we shall live),

Chief Arvol Looking Horse,

19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe

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Mauna Kea saving the sacred

World Peace and Prayer Day 2015


World Wisdom- Chief Arvol Looking Horse

Chief Arvol Looking Horse on “Make No Bones About It.” – June 8, 2014 4:00pm


World Peace and Prayer Day—also known as, Honoring Sacred Sites Day, was envisioned and brought forth by Chief Looking Horse as a day to join worldwide communities and people of all races, ages, genders, and faiths, who share concern for the welfare of the Earth and humanity. Honoring-ceremonies, invocation and prayer are observed in collaboration with local indigenous representatives. Special guest speakers, wisdom keepers and activists of all denominations share spiritual insight and discuss important environmental concerns and cures—on both a local and global level. This profoundly auspicious time is elevated by a cross-cultural celebration of music, dance, and storytelling.


Please share to get much participation to bring about awareness:


Please share to get much participation to bring about awareness:
Welcome back the Thunders & Honoring the Sunka Wakan Oyate (Horse) Nation
In the past the Welcome Back the Wakiya Oyate – Thunder Ceremony has always been done on March 21st, but because there is an International effort to respect the Mini wic’oni- the Water of Life – it was decided to unite our prayers and our energy, and to hold …the event on March 22nd, on United Nations Water Day.
In the history of our People, this is the time to do our ceremony to Welcome Back the Thunders. This ceremony for our Nation – The Buffalo Oyate (Lakota, Dakota, Nakota), has always taken place in the Heart Of Mother Earth – The Sacred Black Hills at Harney Peak. Russell Eagle Bear and Ben Rodd have been the forefront for organizing this important ceremony for a long time. Each year many school bus loads of children, along with Elders and the People make this pilgrimage to offer prayers on top of Harney Peak.
As the Keeper of the Sacred Bundle, I would also like to acknowledge the importance of the Sunka Wakan Oyate – the Horse Nation. When I was taught the teachings and history of the Bundle, the Elders told me that the Horse Ceremony came along with the original teachings – 19 generations ago. We pray to the West, the Horse Nation, who attends to this direction in order to bring rain. The main medicine of the rain brings life, health and well being, this is why water is called Mini wic’oni – Water of Life.
Today the Horse Nation is being dismissed as having no worth any longer in this Society. There is no-where for them roam free and in places were they feel they have worth along with humans, they are being dismissed and replaced. Along with the Buffalo, they have been massacred, with no respect for their spiritual energy they give to this Turtle Island. If the assault of the Horse Nation is allowed to continue: this disrespect can affect the blessings from the Wakiya Oyate (Thunder Beings).
Today we are faced with many global challenges that affect the Mini Wic’oni in order for its medicine to be pure. We are at the time where these challenges can affect the survival of the generations to come; we need to pay attention.
I humbly ask People of All Nations to open your hearts and minds to this important information of how all things are connected. The future generations and all life upon Mother Earth depend on you to offer your thoughts and prayers on this day with us. I will be in Grandmother Country (Canada) spreading this important information and joining all who hold these issues sacred.
In a Sacred Hoop of Life, where there is no ending and no beginning!
Ana-h’opta po Hear my words!
Chief Arvol Looking Horse 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle
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Chief Arvol Looking Horse on “Make No Bones About It” -3-2-2014 AT 4pm


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.

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