Manataka American Indian Council










Warriors of the Rainbow


"There was an old lady, from the "Cree" tribe, named "Eyes of Fire", who prophesied that one day, because of the white mans' or Yo-ne-gis' greed, there would come a time, when the fish would die in the streams, the birds would fall from the air, the waters would be blackened, and the trees would no longer be, mankind as we would know it would all but cease to exist."


"There would come a time when the "keepers of the legend, stories, culture rituals, and myths, and all the Ancient Tribal Customs" would be needed to restore us to health. They would be mankind's key to survival, they were the "Warriors of the Rainbow". There would come a day of awakening when all the peoples of all the tribes would form a New World of Justice, Peace, Freedom and recognition of the Great Spirit.


The "Warriors of the Rainbow" would spread these messages and teach all peoples of the Earth or "Elohi". They would teach them how to live the "Way of the Great Spirit". They would tell them of how the world today has turned away from the Great Spirit and that is why our Earth is "Sick".


 The "Warriors of the Rainbow" would show the peoples that this "Ancient Being" (the Great Spirit), is full of love and understanding, and teach them how to make the Earth or "Elohi" beautiful again. These Warriors would give the people principles or rules to follow to make their path right with the world. These principles would be those of the Ancient Tribes. The Warriors of the Rainbow would teach the people of the ancient practices of Unity, Love and Understanding. They would teach of Harmony among people in all four corners of the Earth.


Like the Ancient Tribes, they would teach the peoples how to pray to the Great Spirit with love that flows like the beautiful mountain stream, and flows along the path to the ocean of life. Once again, they would be able to feel joy in solitude and in councils. They would be free of petty jealousies and love all mankind as their brothers, regardless of color, race or religion.


They would feel happiness enter their hearts, and become as one with the entire human race. Their hearts would be pure and radiate warmth, understanding and respect for all mankind, Nature, and the Great Spirit. They would once again fill their minds, hearts, souls, and deeds with the purest of thoughts. They would seek the beauty of the Master of Life - the Great Spirit! They would find strength and beauty in prayer and the solitudes of life.


Their children would once again be able to run free and enjoy the treasures of Nature and Mother Earth. Free from the fears of toxins and destruction, wrought by the Yo-ne-gi and his practices of greed. The rivers would again run clear, the forests be abundant and beautiful, the animals and birds would be replenished. The powers of the plants and animals would again be respected and conservation of all that is beautiful would become a way of life.


The poor, sick and needy would be cared for by their brothers and sisters of the Earth. These practices would again become a part of their daily lives.


The leaders of the people would be chosen in the old way - not by their political party, or who could speak the loudest, boast the most, or by name calling or mud slinging, but by those whose actions spoke the loudest.


Those who demonstrated their love, wisdom, and courage and those who showed that they could and did work for the good of all, would be chosen as the leaders or Chiefs. They would be chosen by their "quality" and not the amount of money they had obtained. Like the thoughtful and devoted "Ancient Chiefs", they would understand the people with love, and see that their young were educated with the love and wisdom of their surroundings.  They would show them that miracles can be accomplished to heal this world of its ills, and restore it to health and beauty.


The tasks of these "Warriors of the Rainbow" are many and great. There will be terrifying mountains of ignorance to conquer and they shall find prejudice and hatred. They must be dedicated, unwavering in their strength, and strong of heart. They will find willing hearts and minds that will follow them on this road of returning "Mother Earth" to beauty and plenty - once more.


The day will come, it is not far away. The day that we shall see how we owe our very existence to the people of all tribes that have maintained their culture and heritage. Those that have kept the rituals, stories, legends, and myths alive. It will be with this knowledge, the knowledge that they have preserved, that we shall once again return to "harmony" with Nature, Mother Earth, and mankind. It will be with this knowledge that we shall find our "Key to our Survival".


This is the story of the "Warriors of the Rainbow" and this is my reason for protecting the culture, heritage, and knowledge of my ancestors. I know that the day "Eyes of Fire" spoke of - will come! I want my children and grandchildren to be prepared to accept this task. The task of being one of the "Warriors of the Rainbow".



Rainbow Warriors Unite!

By Kathy Cummings, Candidate for the U.S. Senate


The environmental distress Eyes of Fire prophesied has come to pass. Now, it's time for the "salvation" part of the prophecy. Eyes of Fire foretold the arrival of "Warriors of the Rainbow". That's who we are.


Notice also the prophecy says the Rainbow Warriors will, " them that miracles can be accomplished to heal this world of its ills, and restore it to health and beauty." Mother Earth can be healed, no matter how tragic things look now. So take heart. But we have to make the Change.


The principles of the "Ancient Tribes" encompasses the entire globe, not just the woodlands of Turtle Island. Black Elk saw a single great, sacred "Hoop"  encircling the world, stretching from daylight to starlight, connecting the sacred hoops of each of Earth's peoples into One. The Sacred Hoop embraced all the sacred Messages, with each Message to each people a distinctive color of the rainbow. "The Way of Holiness & the Sacred Hoop" takes the Wisdom of the Ancients Creator imparted to each people and links them together as One. By doing so, rulers will no longer be able to divide the People using religion.


The part about how leaders will be chosen is the way we're going to do it, too, starting in California. Almost all our candidates aren't running for office yet--they'll run when they're urged to run by local groups of the Longhouse Coalition (LHC) supporters -- mostly young people at first (and older people who are young-hearted enough to believe change is possible). We'll be setting up a system for this at the free concert, Rainbow Beat on the Mountains.


In the usual way of running for office, people who want to be politicians decide to run for office. Then, they convince other people to support them, usually with money. To get the money, they often make deals with the people who have money. So, wealthy people call the shots and the People end up getting to choose between two self-interested egotists and the lesser of two evils. There's another way to do it... Gather the people together first, then select the people you want to lead, just like it says in the prophecy.


In this case, young people get first crack at it. Usually, young people are disempowered by the political system. This time, their voices will be the first ones heard. The prophecy says the candidates will, "...see that their young were educated with the love and wisdom of their surroundings." Well sure, since the young people will select elders who think this way.


Through Rainbow Beat on the Mountains and like concerts we'll bring young people together with the Longhouse Coalition. Organize them by locale. Then, they'll set up their own meetings locally and decide which of their parents or neighbors they'd like to see lead them, i.e., choose the candidates and then ask them to run. Most of our candidates will not already be candidates. They'll be electable-age people of the area young people deem worthy to represent the next generation (and the following 6, too). These student councils will also be the campaign teams to spread the word locally, by word of mouth--grassroots-style-- and also recruit local musicians and help organize benefit concerts in their area. (Of course, the national level people of the Longhouse Coalition will do their best to help facilitate this in any way possible).



Kathy Cummings ran on the Green Party ticket for United States Senate in Illinois in 2008 and is planning to run again in 2014.  "I stand for for truth, fairness, peace, human dignity, health and equality.  I walk my talk and can not be bought.  Green Party candidates take an oath not to accept corporate and PAC monies. Had enough yet? Live green, run green, vote green!"

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