"Heal yourself - your physical and spiritual bodies. Regenerate yourself with light, and then help those who have poverty of the soul. Return to the inner spirit, which we have abandoned while looking elsewhere for happiness."  -- Willaru Huayta, Quechua Nation, Peru

It is difficult to look inside ourselves, especially when we see conflict or confusion. During times of conflict we need to realize that we are talking to ourselves about our thoughts. This conversation is printing in our subconscious and forming our beliefs. During times of conflict we need to ask the spirit to control our self-talk. Only thorough finding that inner place and going there during troubled times will we ever find happiness.

Great Spirit, You are my peace and you dwell within me. Let me look for You within myself.


Copyright: Coyhis Publishing found in the book, Meditations with Native American Elders: Any republishing of part or all of their contents is prohibited.


All around you from morning until night is distraction -- the daily clatters of life draw your attention away from the quiet search for spirit within.  Build an altar outside in nearby nature.  Go there each morning and evening and give thanks.  The spirit within will find you.  It is the first and last step to healing our physical and spiritual bodies. ~Lee Standing Bear Moore



A Single White Rose

A single white rose is said to symbolize the love and innocence of a longstanding love. Used as a gesture of strong emotion and devotion, the tradition of sending one single white rose is practiced by lovers, people who share great esteem and love for one another, and others who want to declare a message of love and hope.

The white rose meaning can also mean spiritual love, charm and humility. It is sometimes used as a gesture of platonic love. They can also convey loyalty and love in friendship. In Scotland in autumn they were seen to represent an early marriage.

Girlhood and purity has also been used as the white rose bud meanings.

Due to the qualities the rose holds, it has been a number one choice as an object to convey the expressions and emotions of beauty, passion, respect and the most important of all; love. White Roses are used in expressing the love of a parent to their child. They are used to give to friends and of course your significant other.





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Nominations Open for Elder Council

The Manataka Elder Council needs two new members.  Self-nominations are permitted.  Requires at least one in-person meeting per year at Hot Springs, AR and tele-conference meetings monthly. MAIC dues must be current. Send you resume today!


Help Wanted:

Education Committee needs Teachers, Educators, Curriculum Developers.  We are creating a new approach to teach values in public schools based on American Indian philosophy and customs.  Contact: Dr. Rev. Fred Wilcoxson.

Volunteer Counseling Positions Open: 

Planning is in full-swing to convert vacant lots on the east side of Manataka (Hot Springs) Mountain into memorial gardens.  Everyone is excited!  http://www.manataka.org/page1392.html






"Growth and comfort do not co-exist. It's a really good thing to remember." ~Ginni Rometty



Honoring the Wisdom from Australia

Dear Manataka,

My name is Jarulah which means " the one who sees", I am from the Goodjinburra clan of the Bunjalung tribe which a small fraction of the first nations people of Australia, also the first to see the sunlight every morning. I just wanted to say thank you for your wisdom and knowledge and I would just like to honour you and what you've shared. I was actually sitting in church on my phone (not good I know hahah) when I read the rainbow warriors prophesy article and it was inspiring to me and it reminded me of my calling. In my culture we, like yours are taught to love the creator, love the land and the love the people with out ego and judgment, all fully unconditional love and then we will have peace. I have heard of these prophesies from my people from a small boy a time when warriors are coming to bring unity and peace and unconditional love again on earth and it was also taught the way we did this was by cultural principles, and all these cultural principles point to three things, love the creator, the people and the land, wholly and unconditionally. So i just again like to say thank you for you and being you, keep spreading love and joy.   Thank you.  ~Jarulah  Read More...





Home Herbalist Classes and Apprenticeships
Monthly workshops on 4th Saturdays for the aspiring home herbalist. Experience the various phases of medicinal and edible wild plants through the year. Learn to when and how to harvest, preserve and make medicine from plants. Explore a variety of topics of interest to the home herbalist.  Home Herbalist Course: 9 Saturdays (1 per month) $250.  Single Classes: $30 - $45.  Apprenticeship Course: 18 classes (2 per month).  plus Independent Study: $580






March 06 - March 08, 2015
DeLand Powwow 2015
761 E. Internationa Speedway Blvd., DeLand, FL - 32724

March 07 - March 08, 2015
10th Annual Gathering at the Rapids Powwow
1502 Queen Street East, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario - P6A2G4

March 07 - March 08, 2015
Kerstins Senior Project Powwow
22 Viking way, Minlo, Wa - 98561

March 07 - March 08, 2015
Dobson High School 3rd Annual Social Powwow
1501 W. Guadalupe Rd., Mesa, AZ - 85202

March 07 - March 07, 2015
Nevada Urban Indians, Inc. 8th Annual Diabetes Health Fair & Powwow
1331 E. Plumb Lane, Reno, Nevada - 89502

March 07 - March 08, 2015
La Vieux Desert 2015 March Powwow
Watersmeet, Watersmeet, MI

March 07, 2015
8th Annual Diabetes Health Fair & Powwow
1131 E. Plumb Lane, Reno, NV - 89502

March 13 - March 15, 2015
Apache Gold Casino Inter Tribal Powwow
5 miles east of Globe on highway 70, San Carlos, Arizona - 85550

March 13 - March 28, 2015 (16 days, less days possible)

Otomi Toltec Indian Nation, Mexico

Celebrating, Breathing, Chanting, Dancing, Drumming, Healing, Meditating, Praying, Speaking, Teaching, Learning and Sharing.  Native Elders, Wisdom Keepers, Healers and Earth Keepers Teaching Circle; 8OOO Drums World Ceremony and Spring Equinox Celebration;  Shamanic Initiation and Pilgrimages to the Indigenous sacred natural and cultural sites at
Otomi Toltec Indian Nation, Mexico   It’s the Time to Come Together! greatgathering2015@gmail.com


MARCH 14, 2015
Nde Daa Spring Powwow
Lark Community Center and Library
2601 Lark Ave, McAllen, Texas
Doors Open at 10:00 a.m. Schedule: Gourd Dancing: 11:30-12:30; Grand Entry: 1:00 p.m; Inter-tribal dance: 1:00-3:45
Gourd Dancing: 5:00-6:00
p.m.; Grand Entry: 6:30 PM; Inter-tribal dance: 6:30-10:00 p.m.; Head Man Dancer Danny Rodriguez Head Lady Dancer Amy Taulman; Head Gourd Dancer Michael Beard; Master of Ceremonies Erwin DeLuna; Arena Director Danny Villarreal; Drum Huisache Creek Singers Ruben Soto; Sponsors: McAllen Grace Brethren Church;
Son Tree Native Path, Milo Cotton.  Vendor Spaces limited - $20.00 and a raffle item donation.  Doors Open at 7:30 am for Vendors


March 14 - March 15, 2015
Ain Dah Yung Center 17th Annual Cherish the Children Traditional Powwow
275 Lexington Ave., St. Paul, MN - 55104

March 14 - March 15, 2015
45th Annual California State University, Long Beach Powwow
1250 Bellflower Boulevard, Long Beach, CA - 90840

March 14 - March 15, 2015
11th Annual American Indian Arts & Culture Santa Fe Days
1800 Sandy Lake Road, Carrollton, TX - 75006

March 14, 2015
Lawilowan American Indian Festival
1871 Old Main Drive, bulding 50, Shippensburg, Pa - 17257

March 14 - 15, 2015
Santa Fe Days in the Park
11th Native American event
We are an annual American Indian Arts and Culture event but we do year-round educational programs in Texas and New Mexico with our mobile displays.
Annette Anderson -
972-480-5310 santafedays@gmail.com



March 21, 2015
41st Northland College Annual Spring Powwow
1411 Ellis Avenue, Ashland, WI - 54806

March 21 - 22, 2015
26th Annual CMU Powwow Celebrating Life
360 E. Broomfield Rd., Mount Pleasant, MI - 48858

March 21 - 22, 2015
25th Annual NCSU Powwow
Raleigh, NC
2611 Cates Avenue, Raleigh, NC - 27607

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Manataka Spring Equinox Celebration

Seed and Water Blessing Ceremony

5418 Park Avenue (Hwy 5 N), Hot Springs, AR

Pot-Luck Picnic Lunch begins at 12 noon

Ceremonies begin at 2:00 p.m.

Free Admission and Parking

Adamah Kedoshah (Sacred Space)



March 20 - 22, 2015
Blessing the Seeds and Water
Serpent Mound Spring Seed and Water Peace Summit

Soaring Eagle Retreat
29894 State Route 41
Locust Grove, OH 45660

Keynote Speakers include:
Chief Blue Star Eagle Dakota Artist Sundance Chief; Joseph FireCrow Crow Cheyenne and Award winning Flute Player; Grandfather Clifford Mahooty Zuni Elder; Chief Stephen Snow Owl Bunch of the East of the River Shawnee; Jim Great Elk Jim Waters Shawnee Leader and Midé; Terri singswithravens Rivera Pima Aztec, Chilaen and Irish Healer Singer/songwriter; Rosa Tezkayohualli Tezkallo Hualli; Thunder Lightning Heart and Girls; Jim Three Eagles and Beverly McKenzie Shawano/Tsalagi Woman of the Seventh Generation, Kelly Talking Heron Pavlovic.  Others with Honoring the Circle at the Head Waters of The Mississippi led by Grandmoher Nancy Hummingbird Shannon Crossbear and Kathy Mitchell
Also Cahokia Mounds World Heritage Site World Heritage Site Lead by Donnette Rizzo Rizzio and Melissa Ellison

Free to the public




March 22, 2015
12th Annual Social Powwow
945 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Mesa, AZ - 85201

March 24-26, 2015 

5th Tribal Land Staff National Conference

Pala Casino Spa and Resort, Pala, California

Learning, sharing and networking to build stronger Indian nations!  Connect with other tribal land professionals for three days of informative sessions and networking opportunities. NTLA Board members, volunteers and ILTF staff are working to design the 2015 conference to be bigger and better. Registration info and draft agenda http://www.ntla.info/tribal-land-staff-national-conference/


March 27 - March 29, 2015
The 50th Annual Powwow Florida Indian Hobbyist Association
1400 Midway Rd, Fort Pierce, FL

March 28 - March 28, 2015
20th Annual Madison School District Social Powwow
1431 E. Campbell Road, Phoenix, AZ


Ongoing, Sundays Dance: 4:45-6pm, Drum: 6-7pm

Women of the Drum:

City in Motion, 3925 Main, Kansas City, MO 64111 Women of the Drum is an all woman percussion experience. We create compositions inspired by the Candomble traditions of  Northern Brazil. We learn a variety of percussion techniques and dances. We also embrace the healing aspects of rhythm as mantra and creative expression through improvisation.   Healing Power of the Drum: Feb 15th 6-7pm  City in Motion, $15 Ancient rhythms, drums, bells, singing bowls and rattles combine to make this a mind altering and relaxing event. Regina Compernolle, SacredEarthArts@aol.com  www.SacredEarthArts.com  816-547-0266

Ongoing: 4th Saturdays, March through November, 1-4pm
Home Herbalist Course

City in Motion, 3925 Main, Kansas City, MO 64111
$250 for 9 classes, $40 for a single class
This 9 month course is for the person who wants to learn home remedies for personal use. Each month includes an identification walk and preserving and making food and medicine from our harvest. A variety of topics are covered throughout the year.
Regina Compernolle, SacredEarthArts@aol.com 
www.SacredEarthArts.com   816-547-0266

April 03, 2015 9:30 PM
Native and Now: An Evening with Pura Fé and Dark Water Rising

Booker T. Washington Center, University South Carolina Columbia, SC 29208 USA
Thought you knew how Native American music sounded? Let NAMMY award-winning jazz/blues/pop artists Pura Fé and Dark Water Rising fill-you-in on how they do it. Join us to hear some of the shining. Lana Burgess lburgess@mailbox.sc.edu


April 10-11, 2015

Northwoods Tracking Intensive
CyberTracker Track & Sign Evaluation


April 11-13, 2015

Quest for the Inner Tracker


March 14, 2015  to May 29, 2015

At-Home Training
May 30, 2015 to August 14, 2015

Field Training guardian Intensive Training

Explore relationship with yourself, your clan and nature. Find your personal gifts and learn how to serve your community. Face your fears and move through them.  Spend time with some of the nation's most engaged and knowledgeable trackers in northern Wisconsin. Whether you are a novice wanting to jump-start your learning, a professional seeking accreditation and networking opportunities, or you are on a personal quest to grasp the essence of inner tracking, this is a unique opportunity for you. To help create an intense, intimate experience, there is a participant cap. The event will fill quickly, so register soon if you want to be assured a space. 
Join evaluator, George Leoniak, a Senior Tracker and Evaluator for CyberTracker Conservation, for a track and sign evaluation and learning experience. The CyberTracker system is the standard for evaluating and certifying wildlife trackers. Learn more at www.teachingdrum.org. 


April 9, 2015
Tribal Economic Development Outlook Conference (CAIED)

Flagstaff, AZ How will the tribal economy do this year? What will impact your bottom line? What does the tribal
economic future look like? The 2015 Tribal Economic Outlook Conference will preview the conditions
that will impact business, the economy, and your wallet in the year ahead. Hear what the experts are
predicting for 2015 at the tribal, state & local level.

April 20 - 22, 2015
Construction in Indian Country National Conference

Scottsdale, AZ

REGISTER NOW! This National Conference attracts Tribal leaders, development professionals, and experienced practioners and educators working together to design and construct sustainable projects in Indian Country. To register and see the conference agenda, visit http://ciic.construction.asu.edu/


July 17, 2015 6:00pm PDT - July 19 at 6:00pm in PDT
Redbird's 2015 Children of Many Colors Intertribal Powwow

Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, CA 93021

Corina Roberts redbirds_vision@hotmail.com


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