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Chief Arvol Looking Horse on Make No Bones About It. March 27th, 2016 at 4 pm

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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

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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Photo by John Darling
HOWARD PRAIRIE

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.

Chief Arvol Looking Horse

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World Peace and Prayer Day 2015

 

World Peace and Prayer Day 2015

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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

World Peace and Prayer Day 2015

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People of the Earth Address the Fukushima Crisis-Chief Arvol Looking Horse

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CHIEF ARVOL LOOKING HORSE SPEAKS

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14th
2:00-3:30pm
Tillman Chapel
Church Center for the United Nations
777 UN Plaza at 44th Street
New York, New York

Chief Arvol Looking Horse, 19th Generation Keeper of the
Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe and Spiritual Leader of the Great Sioux Nation, will present the Council Statement on Fukushima.

Please bring your voice, your vision and your prayers!

“We are the People of the Earth united under the Creator’s Law with a sacred covenant to protect and a responsibility to extend Life for all future generations. We are expressing deep concern for our shared future and urge everyone to awaken spiritually. We must work in unity to help Mother Earth heal so that she can bring back balance and harmony for all her children.”

People of the Earth Address the Fukushima Crisis

COUNCIL FUKUSHIMA STATEMENT OCT 2013

We are now at the Crossroads​, please share Urgent

Listen we are all needed. from Paula Horne:

The Kogi from Columbia traveled and brought a message: The temple of life is now broken, we must awaken and stand for life, because the Chief of Chaos is now reigning. No longer is it just in our communities, it has spread in our water of l…ife, in our sacred air and broken our Mother Earth. People have come to a place of not caring and wanting to go out…

I think all people better pay attention, because no one is exempt, I still believe we as humans can make a change “All Nations, All Faiths, One Prayer”.

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Nov. 8th Tepco will begin moving over 1000 dangerous fuel rods, many giving their lives to do it. 2001 WPPD statement ending from Chief Arvol Looking Horse, I think it fits this terrible scenario we are ALL facing about Fukashima: “You must decide. You can’t avoid it. Each of us is put here in this time and this place to personally decide the future of humankind. Did you think the Creator would create unnecessary people in a time of such terrible danger? Know that you yourself are essential to this World. Believe that! Understand both the blessing and the burden of that. You yourself are desperately needed to save the soul of this World. Did you think you were put here for something less?” Below informational utube of what we are facing and the Elders statement.
COUNCIL FUKUSHIMA STATEMENT OCT 2013

The link below goes to the our visit.

We are now at the Crossroads​, please share Urgent.