Manataka American Indian Council                                                           Volume XIV  Issue 07  JULY 2010




Manataka - Preserving The Past Today For Tomorrow\



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Contents of Page 2              

Legends of Old: Deer Clan Origin Myth - Winnebago
Feature Story::   Ancient Maya Holy Time

Letters to the Editor:

Pointing Out the Facts
Feature Story:   The 2012 Controversy
Grandfather Gray HawkSpeaks:  

Trusting and Truth: The effects of dishonesty on relationships

Organic Consumers: Seeds, Democracy, and Farmers Under Siege
Elder's Meditations: Mathew King, Lakota
Warrior Society News: Manataka Salutes the Warriors
Earth Medicine:   Healing Our Inner-self
Fluoride: Fluoridation of public water supplies is illegal
Animal Rights and Wrongs: A 12,000 endangered Saiga Antelope found dead in Kazakhstan
Sacred Sites: Native American Graves Protection & Repatriation Act





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Deer Clan Origin

Winnebago Legend

The Deer Clan (Tca Hik'ik'áradjera) is a small clan of the Lower or Earth Moiety that is strongly allied to the Elk Clan, with whom they have a friendship relation. It is said that "the Deer clan's responsibilities concerned the environment and weather." [1] Deer clansmen participate in the spiritual nature of the deer. Since the four limbs of the deer have a mystical unity with the cardinal points, if a Deer clansmen moves his limbs suddenly, he may cause a human being to die. Weeping loudly can have the same effect as well as summoning forth gale force winds. For similar reasons, they must be careful not to sing the clan song too loudly. [2] It goes like this:

I use the cries of the four directions,
I use the cries of the four directions;
I use the cries of the four directions,
I use the cries of the four directions.

Version 1: This is the life of the Deer Clan. The black deer and the elk with him, where the center of the earth is, there they appeared. And they went to the east side. There they were going. Then the black deer said, "My dear younger brother, I am heavy in flesh. Go on alone -- here is where I will remain," he said. He did not go there. And he went back to the center of the earth whence they started. He came back. (2) Again they asked him four times. Again, indeed, they did it. There the black deer recognized the money necklace. So the Deer Clan was beaten. So he called himself "Black Deer Chief." And going back, they went again. Likewise, he recognized the money necklace himself. They went around the earth. And again under the black deer they went east. The big one went first. As they went, this one wondered where they started from. (3)    Read More >>>







This full-length book, Ancient Maya Holy Time and the Evolution of Creation Map by Robert Hackman will appear in serial form featuring one or two chapters in each edition of the Smoke Signal News in coming months.  Enjoy this interesting journey in time!


Chapter 1  -  May

  Chapter 2 -  June

Chapter 3 -  July



Ancient Maya Holy Time

And the Evolution of Creation Map


 Chapter 3

Map of Amerindian Holy Time

Our Relations

Mother Earth

    Stone People or rock, mountain

    Standing People or trees, plants and vegetation

    Two-legged or humanoid

    Subterraneans – Bigfoot, Yeti and many other sub world creatures

    Four-leggeds, the creepy-crawlers, the finned ones, and winged ones

    Thunder Beings – volcano, earthquake, tsunami, tornado, hurricane, etc.

Father Sky

    Sky World or Star Nation

    Sky Brothers and Sisters or aliens

    Grandfather Moon

    Grandmother Sun


Universal Medicine Power

For understanding the theory of medicine in the Amerindian way, we must redefine (medicine.) The medicine referred to in this text is anything, which brings you strength, understanding and personal power. This medicine is anything that improves one’s connection with all Our Relations and the Great Mystery. It involves the healing of mind, body and spirit. Amerindian medicine encompasses a (way of life,) because it involves "walking the path" in perfect harmony with the Universe.

The Medicine Wheel represents life, afterlife, rebirth and the honoring of each step along the way. The Good Red Road is where we learn the lessons of physical life, or of being human. This road runs South to North in the circle of the Medicine Wheel.  Read More>>>










Manataka receives dozens of letters each week. Space does not allow us to publish all letters but we make a concerted effort to print letters that are representative of a majority. Let us know if there is a topic you feel needs to be addressed.


Indian Medal of Honor



I loved that encouraging story about Colonel Van T Barfoot.  That was very inspiring.  It also says right is right and wrong is wrong - but it take a fight to get most things done. I am so sick of political correctness.  Why can we all just to the right thing - and use common sense.  Why wouldn't the neighbors want to help him erect the flag pole.  Oh my goodness.  What do they think their freedom and the freedom of their ancestors and children came free.  Peace costs.  I for one am grateful for the sacrifices Colonel Barfoot made in his life for our country and my family and friends and neighbors. Thanks for sharing the article in the Manataka News. Sincerely, Ora Ramsey


Inspiring Smoke Signal Articles

Dear Manataka,


Wati keon ad ha tu!  Thank you and all who are responsible for the wonder inspiring new letter.  Subirah and Myself Storm Crow Maluma Tunica El enjoy the connective nature of the articles we share with other of like mind and ancestary.  Onay - Ma'luma and Subirah El - Torn Brown



The Havasupai


My Dear Manataka Friends,


American History to me is full of things like that one of the Havasupai.  The more profound question is what is going to happen in the future.  It makes me sad thinking about it because your people of the most marvelous country are as well as victim of social egos and unscrupulous miscarrying of respect and you have divine love towards our proximo human and nature's wild life.  Not many days ago I had a message from the spirit of the Earth called Gaia-Ma - the name of our planet.  She is a woman who will soon give birth to a new world.  The Age of Ascension of humans and we will live in the 5th dimension.  My great hope is for all of us that we will finally learn to respect our planet.  She said, "Have God bidding to you all, that in the future you do not call me Gaia-Ma, for my name is Mama.  I am the Mama of all of you and I am very pregnant and I have the fortune to give you all a new live surroundings with divine love and health to all."  I write you this, but I am sure you know it.  But the Elders and chiefs may have the enlightenment to interpret it for all of us.  Together, hand-in-hand, in order to break a new era of life.  Go to the circle and make ceremonies together with the Mama.  We all will learn a better way.  The bad ones are going to the eliminated.  No more Illuminati who want us as slaves.  Sing the renewal song.  We are the world.  So the portal of the 5th dimension will open to our Alegria.  God Bless you all.  Pedro Arsindal



Bloodroot Salve on Melanoma

Hello Editor,


I  used a Bloodroot salve on melanoma skin cancer 10 years ago and it cured  and killed my cancer and I am cancer free today. The VA wanted to do surgery, but I refused and treated it myself and now it is gone. I don't take medicine, use drugs of any kind and don't go to hospitals, but I am and don't get sick. God put the herbs on this great earth for us to us and if we would only use them we can cure ourselves and live long lives.

~Willie Bradley



Genuine Indian Philosophy

Hello Manataka,


Thank you for your most interesting and  thought provoking article.  I am very interested in learning about GENUINE Indian philosophy and culture.

All my life I have had a fascination and affinity to “North Americans”- but I do not really know anything about them!  I do not want to fall into the trap of being mislead by cards/ books etc which glamorize or trivialize the ideas in popular new age books- but want to get a genuine knowledge so I can  follow my true spiritual path.  Please could you suggest ways in which to do this and books which I may use with confidence in their truth and integrity.  I am an almost 49 year old woman living in Zimbabwe- mixed ancestry French/ Scottish probably all sorts!  My love and affinity is for animals, nature, and I seek truth and freedom of my own spiritual evolution.  I am quite sure I have close bonds with North American Indians and would love to draw closer to the wisdom and philosophy of the people and if possible identify WHICH particular peoples I am connected with..  Many thanks.  ~Belinda Chambers




Counting Coup - Lakota Citizens Stop US Helicopters from Landing at Wounded Knee

Dear Manataka,

My name is Michael and I am a Rainbow Warrior. The name that was given to me was "Carrier of Light". The Rainbow Warriors make up "The Brotherhood: An Alliance of Wisdom, Truth, and Light". There will be a total of 12 Rainbow warriors. I do not know of any others beside myself. An Angel/Spirit who I could not see but could Feel and Hear came to me mid April 2010 and told me of "The Mission". Later it was revealed to me that I would be given guidance and much needed assistance at Manataka. I do have some Native American blood in me, but only a small percentage. It was told to me, that the Rainbow Warriors would be made up of People from all over the world: different cultures, races, belief systems.  Here is a message I translated this morning, there have been over 50 all together, and they will become more vivid once The Rainbow warriors Unite: 


God was always in control. He allowed deceitful evil forces to conceal the truth, and keep it somewhat hidden from the masses. These devious ones thought that they had the truth sufficiently buried but there were traces off IT on the faces of the kind and spiritually devout. Now it is only a matter of time before the truth is revealed to the masses. The light will be so blinding, there will no longer be any places for the Evil to hide.

Truths Revealed:

-You are constantly being tested by God, on a conscious and subconscious level.
-The more selfless you become, the closer you will be to being able to appreciate Truth. Selfish people would dismiss the Truth if it were written right before their very eyes.
-Once the communication window is open with God, you will be more apt to identify the tests, and also the answers he is looking for.

-There are no coincidences
-God will shed as much light as you allow. It is when we don't show gratitude for what has been previously revealed, that he turns off the love-light.


They came awfully close to uncovering "The Truth" during the 60's, but lets face it, when all the cards were on the table, "They" were a generation "Lost in Space". That's why our generation has an edge. We can utilize the Truths that were uncovered by all prior generations, and also have the advantage of learning from... their mistakes. Let's go!  I, like the other 11 members of "The Brotherhood: An Alliance of Wisdom, Truth, and Light" can not be bought or sold. Nor do I seek earthly glories, trophies, or treasures. This is extremely important because it keeps us all focused on the problems at hand, and finding intelligent solutions.  Once I locate the other 11 members then we will rejoice, and give everything our best efforts, so that we can finally get to the heart of the matter.  I consider myself a "Carrier of Light", because I bring the Light into places of darkness and shine it, ... so that evil forces have no place to hide. I have the utmost faith in myself, and especially in all the others. Together we can fulfill the Prophecy. Together we can return Paradise to its rightful place here on Earth. United we shall stand tall, rejoicing in shared hopes, dreams, and beautiful visions of the future. Together we shall be the light that will be cast into our future, illuminating all that was once dark. Using the Light of our creator to guide us, we shall grow stronger, wiser, and kinder. Helping friendly people all over the world shall unite. Love will not only bring us together, Love will keep us together.  ~The New Deal



Fry Bread Preparation

Dear Editor,


Hello I'm hoping someone at this website can answer my questions about fry bread preparation: Number one, can fry bread be prepared ahead of time cooked, drained until cool then frozen, defrosted, then heated in a microwave oven for use, without negatively affecting the texture or flavour, if the answer is yes then I'd like to try to make some for Indian taco's. My second question is can they be baked, instead of fried not necessarily for health, but for easier preparation; if the answer is yes, then at what degree, for how long? Third question, Can I substitute King Arthur white whole wheat flour for half the white flour, what about adding a small amount of flax seed flour or seeds, or flour made from grinding oats or even millet flour in most recipes, without affecting the texture, just to add a bit more nutrition & fiber? What about sweetening the dough, as I see in some recipes, some people add maybe a tbsp of sugar, could I also do the same with honey, as I'm from Hawaii and all of our ethnic groups, have unique versions of a fried pastry, but its usually on the sweeter side? Thank you from Monica Young.


Hello Monica,
Thank you for asking Manataka. Yes, fry bread is often prepared hours or days ahead of time.  Frozen?  Yes.  Heated in microwave - No - destroys all the nutrients and taste.  Freezing and unthawing may be a problem unless prepared properly and using the right type of container or wrapping.   Baked?  It would not be fry bread then would it.   King Aruthur?   Guess so, never tried it.  Adding flax flour, oats, millet, etc.   Suppose so, never tried it.  Sweetening - Honey - yes.  Sugar or sugar substitute - No.   Let us know how your various versions turn out.  Write 'em down as you go.  Personally, we do not eat fry bread -- not for many years anyway.  Too many  Indians have diabetes -- too many non-Indians have diabetes.  Thank you!  ~ Editor


Schaghticoke Descendent


Greetings Manataka,


I've been searching for years on this computer as to what percentage of the Schaghticoke Indian Tribe I am.  My grandmother was Flora Belle Herrington Pratt. She told me when I was a very little girl that we were Mohigan. I was never to forget it.  But searching and searching, I cant come up with exactly who was the pure Indian in my family. Now Gramma to me was beautiful, but she had all the features of a pure Indian man.

The names of my family are Raricks, Herringtons, and the Pratts. Is there anyone in Schaghticoke that might be able to help me find this out? Gramma lived over in VALLEY FALLS, on the way to Johnsonville just outside Valley Falls, on the corner now named Pratts Corner. She was my mothers, mother.  Can someone help me? thank you so much.! anxious to hear from you. Gail, daughter of Flora and granddaughter of Flora Herrington Pratt.



Pointing Out the Facts

Dear Manataka,


When I was a young girl, my grandparents told me not to point with my fingers, as I was raised in a big town and hadn’t heard this. If you point with your fingers, you will get a wart on that finger. So....I never wanted a wart. Even at my Grandmothers funeral, a hawk circled the sky above, to show honor to her. Someone said where is it and I pointed with my lips. As a Comanche, I won’t point with my finger, maybe the hand as a whole, as demonstrated to me by my elders. Pamela Poemoceah Lusk, Comanche Tribal Member, Apache, OK.



Look to the Stars




My name is Elizabeth Barton, I am the VP of the San Francisco Astrological Society.   I heard on Nation Public Radio around 9 weeks ago the the pope is calling 400,00 priests to Rome on June 19th 2010.  It was one of heard it once then nothing, so I went to the Vatican website and learned about the "Year of the Priest" celebration.  Since you put out a call to pray at the same time as this gathering, I thought you should know this information. In western High Magick, the veil is thinnest between the worlds, the day before, the day of, and the day after the Solstice, Equinox, Crossquaters, the Full and New Moon.  When you have  so many celibate males  praying over a strong Energetic grid point, during a partial Lunar eclipse that occurs so close to the Summer solstice, things will shift.  A competent High Priest/ess , Pope,  Shaman, etcetera, can take the Prayer Energy of the  praying people and direct it for good or evil.


Here is how the Western High Magick  manifestation will work this June.  On the 20th, the intention is prayed on.  On the Solstice, the 21st, the ritual is performed.  On the 22nd, the intention is visualized manifested.  The Full Moon of June 26th is a major power point.  The Moon will conjoin the lord of the underworld, Pluto at 04 degrees and 06 minutes of Capricorn over the Vatican at 1:30pm CEDT.  The Sun will also be at 04 degrees of Capricorn, 06 minutes.  It is a partial eclipse.  The link below shows the path of the eclipse.


The Vatican is not in the eclipse path, but we in the USA are, especially the western states.  I live in San Mateo CA, I will see the Moon set eclipsed.  The Moon and Pluto conjoining brings in the dark Mother Energy, the Cave Mother Energy, the Goddess of the Underworld. There is an Astrology book on the Sabian Symbols by Dane Rudhyar, it is called, An Astrological Mandala: The cycle of transformations and its 360 symbolic phases; each degree of the circle is given an definition.  When using these symbols if the degree is o4 Capricorn 06, the degree one reads is 05 Capricorn.  For the 05 Capricorn it reads as follows:  Phase: 275 (Capricorn 05)    Indians on the warpath.  While some men row a well filled canoe, others in it perform a war dance.  Keynote: The mobilization of physical and emotional energies in a Spirit of conquest.


On the Full Moon of May 27, the planet Uranus goes into does retrograde back into Pisces for a bit but it does start another leg of the Cardinal Grand Cross which will be in action until 2015.  When Saturn goes into Libra on July 23, the conservatives will rise.  The last two times Saturn was in Libra was the 1950's with the McCarthy era and the 1980's with Regan. Their Energy will rise in dominance if we do not Energetically transmute their power.  So please be aware that all the brotherhoods and secret societies will be using this upcoming Summer Solstice to manifest their will.  I was compelled by Spirit to write you......I rarely do this.    I hope this information gives you another piece of the puzzle.  If you have any questions, please E-mail.  Best Regards,  Elizabeth Barton 




Knowing in your hearts...

Greetings Manataka,


I would offer my thanks for this website, as it has put words of meaning to feelings I have held in my heart.  There is so much I would like to ask be shared with me and taught to me, however I feel that my weakened blood would make that unachievable. Know in your hearts that you have reached into the heart of one, changed things and given focus to what was shown me in the grasslands of this Nation. Breaking open and healing anew, happening within me.  Thank you, Nita Meyerink, Michigan



Surgery Was a Complete Success!


Greetings, Good People of Manataka:


It's a wonder I didn't float into the operating room, with all the prayers and good wishes whirling around my head; it was an amazing experience.  The surgery was a complete success, and I'm now home recuperating, and other than the usual little bumps and setbacks, I'm healing really well.

The thought of Grandfather Bear on the mountain lifted my heart many times as I prepared myself physically and spiritually the night before, and "Thank you, Bear" was on my lips as I was admitted at 6:00 am the next morning.  I could feel his healing energy and prayers surrounding me, and many times afterward I have felt his touch and given thanks for his generosity and kindness.  I've had so many good people reach out to me during this difficult time, yourselves among them, and I'm so very grateful for all the prayers and assistance I've received.  My future job prospects are looking good, too - I have several possibilities open to me - and I am certain that this is due in large part to the good thoughts and  prayers  that have been sent my way.  Many blessings to all of you, and you in particular, Bear, for your kindness and lending-of-strength during this very challenging time.  I hold you all in my heart and in my prayers, now and always.  ~Christina / Quanah'che Mawokee, The Feathered Serpent Lodge, Albuquerque NM




Feature Story



The 2012 Controversy

By Takatoka and Friends


There is much ado in the media, on the Internet and around millions of coffee tables about the ominous date of December 12, 2012.   Is it a Maya prophesy, a minutely calculated date in time when some astrological cataclysmic event or religious shift is supposed to take place, or is it a hoax?   Many people believe that it is part of a predictable cosmic alignment, while Maya scholars believe the issue is a hoax.


The Elders of Manataka are silent on the issue primarily because adding their gentle words to the plethora loud voices being heard around the world would not add clarity, but would only serve to further confuse the issue.  The range of opinions among Manataka members on the subject of 2012 is a reflection of the larger world population, although most feel a major spiritual change or awakening is looming.  Manataka elders have their own individual opinions, but there has been no effort to create an official consensus.  And, the elders are wary of making pronouncements of a potentially spiritual nature that may be construed as creating dogma and doctrine where none previously existed.


How did the controversy begin?

Between 1987 and 1988, José  Argüelles, an American professor with a Ph.D. in Art History and Aesthetics, published two books, The Mayan Factor: Path Beyond Technology and Earth Ascending: An Illustrated Treatise on Law Governing Whole Systems that first reinterpreted Maya inscriptions that allegedly predict a worldwide cataclysm would take place on December 21, 2012.  His forecast lay dormant for several years until it was branded as New Age Mayanism by scholars.


The Winter Solstice begins in the Northern Hemisphere and the Summer Solstice begins in the Southern Hemisphere. Read More >>>




Grandfather Robert Gray Hawk Coke Speaks




 The effects of dishonesty on relationships



First,  let’s look at these two words:


TRUST is something you cannot own, yet you loan it to others to use with you. Some wise people have said the following about trust:


“Live, as it were, on trust. All that is in you, all that you are, is only loaned to you. Make use of it    according to the will of him who lends it, but never regard it for a moment as your own.” – Fenleon


“Trust in yourself, and you are doomed to disappointment.” D. L. Moody


TRUTH is defined as 1. Conformity, or actuality.  – American Heritage Dictionary


“Truth is the foundation of all knowledge and the cement of all societies.” John Dryden


“To know the truth is easy but, ah, how difficult to follow it.”  - from the Chinese 

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Quote of the Week:

Change the World: Go Organic


"If you do just one thing to change the world, go organic."


"Going organic is the single most critical (and most DOABLE) action we can take right now to stop our climate crisis. Every acre of ground that's farmed organically has the potential to pull thousands of pounds of warming greenhouse gases out of our air."


"Organic farming is a real, attainable solution to our current global climate crisis! Organic farming can actually remove greenhouse gases from the air - helping to reverse the climate crisis!"


"Organic living can stop the climate crisis. When you combine the impact of protecting the beneficial mycorrhizal fungi in the soil (which absorb and neutralize carbon) and eliminating all the toxic chemicals (and their packaging and the energy spent producing them), the carbon problem in our atmosphere is practically solved. We still need more renewable energy, but restoring the earth's ability to sequester carbon is a good place to start. And you'll do it while eating."


-Maria Rodale, Organic Manifesto: How Organic Farming Can Heal Our Planet, Feed the World, and Keep Us Safe

As you look around at the environmental crisis enveloping our planet, do you ever stop and think, "What can I do?" In Organic Manifesto, Maria Rodale, CEO of Rodale and granddaughter of the man who started the modern-day organic food movement, answers that question firmly: Buy organic food.


Agriculture & Climate Change: The Recipe for Survival Is to Ban Factory Farms and Go Organic


Energy and chemical-intensive industrial food and farming are responsible for 35-55% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. According to many analysts, GMO grains and the factory-farmed livestock sector are major contributors to our climate crisis. (This includes the emissions from animals and their waste, as well as agriculture and biofuels-related deforestation, industrial inputs used to produce feed, and the processing and transportation of food products made from animals.)


A shift to local and organic food and crop production would eliminate most fossil fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions, including deadly methane and nitrous oxide emissions, while saving the world's forests and turning our farm and ranch lands back into carbon sinks or storage areas, instead of emitters. Transitioning just the world's 3.5 billion acres of cropland to organic would sequester 40% of annual emissions! Transitioning all range and pasture lands as well, along with global reforestation, would enable us to remove enough excess greenhouse gases to reverse global warming and stabilize the climate.

While Congress's so-called "cap and trade" climate change legislation pays lip service to organic practices and certification, it fails to prioritize energy-efficient and carbon-sequestering organic practices over false solutions like Monsanto's "GMO no-till" and industrial biofuels derived from GMO and monoculture corn, soybeans, sugar cane, and palm oil. And, in this pro-Wall Street, pro-corporate agribusiness bill, industrial agriculture and forestry sectors' growing greenhouse gas emissions would be exempt from caps on pollution.


Tell Congress to wake up and acknowledge the links between our out-of-control crop and food production and climate change. Industrial agriculture is causing climate change. Organic farming and ranching could reverse climate change. But if we don't stop relying on false solutions like industrial biofuels and GMO crops and make the switch to organics quickly, climate change will likely lead to massive crop failures, starvation, and endless war.



Seeds, Democracy, and Farmers Under Siege


Over 10,000 OCA members have contacted President Obama and USAID administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah, urging them to support organic agriculture and food sovereignty. Many OCA members also donated to the Seeds for Haiti project. You can find more information about Organic Consumers Association's Millions Against Monsanto Campaign here.


1) Monsanto's fungicide treated seeds. Though Monsanto is the largest producer of Genetically Engineered seed in the world, Haiti will be receiving hybrid seeds treated with toxic fungicide. Monsanto's donated seeds are coated in Maxim XO and thiram. Thiram is a suspected endocrine disruptor, as well as a developmental and reproductive toxin.


2) The problem with hybrid seeds. Monsanto is donating hybrid seed that have been artificially bred to improve yield. However, hybrid seeds, unlike open pollinated or heirloom seeds, cannot be saved from harvest to harvest. Hybrid seeds are bred to be heavily dependent on irrigated water and other destructive agriculture inputs, like synthetic fertilizers and chemical pesticides, to produce.


3) Whither Haiti's Democracy? Monsanto has successfully infiltrated the Obama Administration, spent millions of dollars lobbying elected officials, and bribed foreign governments. Allowing Monsanto a foothold in Haiti's food system will seriously threaten Haiti's recovery and democracy.


4) Haitian Farmers, the next Percy Schmeisers? Over the last decade, Monsanto has threatened and sued hundreds of farmers in the United States and Canada for the "crime" of saving Monsanto's patented seeds. Monsanto's tactics have bankrupted hundreds of farmers and terrorized farmers into using Monsanto's patented seeds, so as not to be sued.


5) Haiti needs real support for food security! Rebuilding Haiti's food system will be a long and complex process. Transportation infrastructure, local markets and direct support for family-scale farmers are key ingredients for rebuilding a vibrant and sustainable food system. The USAID's focus on pushing Monsanto's hybrid seed ignores the demands of Haitian farmers and represents the US government's continued promotion of Monsanto and corporate agriculture.

Take action in solidarity with Haitian farmers by contacting President Obama and USAID administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah and urging them to organic agriculture and food sovereignty. 








"I'm an Indian, I'm one of God's children."  --Mathew King, Lakota


My Creator, today let me remember the reason I'm here on Mother Earth. Let me look into my own eyes and see the beauty You have created. Let me have good thoughts. Being Indian is not the color of my skin. Being Indian is to listen to my heart, to think only the things You have taught, to watch nature, and live in harmony. Being Indian is to walk in prayer, to talk to You constantly during the day. Being Indian is to act and to walk in a sacred way.


Today, let me think in beauty, let me walk in beauty, let me pray in beauty.

By Don Coyhis



Warrior Society News



Manataka Salutes the Warriors


Celebrating Native Americans











Medicine for the People

By Harvey Walks With Hawks Doyle

Healing Our Inner-self


This informative medicine has been gathered in my travels also information that I have read and received from other Natives, Elders, Medicine Men-Women, Seers and Indigenous Roots.


Native American and Indigenous people have known about emotional balances, mind, and health many years ago before modern medicine. Native Americans placed great values on emotions and maturing or evolving into manhood or womanhood. They used Mother Earth‘s seasons, their surroundings, animals and their everyday life.


An Elder or mature person does not allow emotions to become loud or extreme. If I get mad and start screaming then everyone knows that I have lost my emotions and let them run astray. This affects everyone and also adds fuel to the fire of the argument or disagreement and lets everyone know I am a fool. We should be careful how we discuss misinformed information (gossip) or anger so not to effect feelings of others or the tribe. Gossip is one of the things that can destroy people or the tribe. Even if they are true they should be held at bay and let them be carried away with the wind where they belong. This interrupts the balance, serenity, and harmony of the tribe, community or what ever organization you are associated with.  Read More >>>







Fluoridation of public water supplies is illegal


(NaturalNews) Municipalities all across America are currently dripping fluoride chemicals into their public water supply, dosing over a hundred million Americans with a chemical that they claim "prevents cavities."

What's interesting here is that this biological effect of "preventing cavities" is a medical claim, according to the FDA. And as such, making this claim instantly and automatically transforms fluoride into a "drug" under currently FDA regulations.

This means that cities and towns all across America are now practicing medicine without a license by dripping liquid medication into the public water supply without the consent of those who are swallowing the medication.

If you or I did this, we would be arrested and tried as either terrorists (because contaminating the water supply is an act of terrorism) or felons practicing medicine without a license. So what allows cities and towns to get away with these very same crimes?

Cities openly violate state and federal law

Keep in mind that a medication can only be legally prescribed to someone after they have been diagnosed with a medical need. In other words, a doctor can't legally prescribe you some pharmaceutical unless he examines you and determines you actually need it. But fluoride is medicating everyone whether they need it or not, without any medical diagnosis whatsoever.   Read More >>>





12,000 endangered Saiga Antelope found dead in Kazakhstan

By Bryan Nelson


Mysterious deaths are a devastating blow to the unique-looking animal, which has seen its population decline by 95% since 1995.


Saiga: These unique animals, which have distinct bulbous noses, once roamed over a vast area of the Eurasian steppe zone.


Nearly 12,000 critically endangered saiga antelope have been found dead within a 17 square-mile area of the Ural region of western Kazakhstan, according to the World Wildlife Fund. The cause of the mysterious mass loss is still unclear, though initial investigators believed the animals may have been poisoned.


"This is a tragic and shocking event. It's particularly unfortunate that the population was just emerging from an unusually harsh winter, and that those struck down are mostly females and this year's calves," said professor E.J. Milner-Gulland, chair of the Saiga Conservation Alliance.   Read More >>>



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Native American Graves Protection & Repatriation Act


One of the concerns of American Indians has been the ongoing desecration of American Indian graves and the sale of sacred artifacts. There has been a long history of the ghoulish exploitation of Native American remains in museums and popular tourist attractions. After decades of struggles by Native American tribal governments and individual Indians, in 1990 Congress passed the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). This act requires a number of institutions, such as museums, federal agencies, and universities, to inventory certain categories of human remains and associated funerary objects. Culturally affiliated tribes are then to be notified of these remains and objects so that they can be reclaimed by the tribes.


With NAGPRA Indians are allowed to designate what is sacred to them. Previous legislation, in the form of several archaeological acts, had defined the past, and who determines what is important in the past, without consultation with Indians. NAGPRA has marked a significant change with regard to the rights of Indian people and the practice of American archaeology. No longer does science (i.e. archaeology) have a monopoly on defining the meanings of the past: with NAGPRA, American Indian groups are invited to assign their own spiritual and historical meanings to archaeological sites and artifacts.   Read More >>>





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