Manataka American Indian Council
By Waynonaha Two Worlds
The First Gift from Creator was Love...
the Second was a Child.
The children are our most precious gifts from Creator they are the future so
treat them well. Show them good ways to live and respect our Mother the
Earth. Teach them to respect life in all ways and listen to the elders who
share the wisdom of life.
Prayer for the Children
Grandfather that which is above us below us and all around us we give thanks for the children that you gift to us.
Great Spirit Grandfather, I send these words to you, to Father Sun, Grandmother Moon, to all my relation, to Mother Earth, and to the Four Winds, The Sacred seasons of life.
Grandfather, today you gave the breath of life to and Indian child, in a most sacred way.
Grandfather this Indian child will walk amongst his people, with his head held high, with dignity and pride, in a most sacred way.
Grandfather, this Indian child well stand before his people with honor, and respect in a most Sacred way.
Grandfather, this Indian child will be strong with wisdom, knowledge and understanding, that will come from the heart, soul, and mind, in a most Sacred way.
Grandfather, this Indian child will come before a humble nation of people, and like his relations, the Eagle and the Buffalo, will be their strength, in a most Sacred way.
Grandfather, this Indian child you gave to us in a Sacred way, will with his eyes see all that is good, and with his ears, he will hear all that is good. The words that he will speak will be strong and powerful. In a most Sacred way.
Grandfather this Indian child that you brought before us, your Native American Indian people, will be like his ancestors that have gone before him on their journey. He will always travel within the Sacred Circle of Life. In a most Sacred way.
Grandfather, this Indian Child, he will use his Eagle Staff, his Sacred Pipe, his Sacred Cedar, his Sacred Sage, his Sacred Sweet grass, his Drum and Songs in his Sacred Ceremonies, in his Sacred Sun Dance, in his Sacred Sweat Lodge. In a most Sacred way.
Grandfather, this Indian Child will be strong within, his culture and religion, an intricate heritage from his past. In a most Sacred way.
Grandfather, thank you for each breath of life that you have given to our new born for tomorrow, another Indian Child will be born in the "Indian Way".
Mitakuye Oyasin Waynonaha
Dutch television filmed Grandmother Waynonaha Two Worlds during her stay with Josť Molenaar in Holland.
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