Manataka American Indian Council

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May 01, 2016




Hopi Knowledge

By Hopi Brother Upaava Hohongwitutiwa


Ngungu'taota (greetings, we are relations), Tutskwa I'qatsi (Land and Life are One),

I would like to remind my brothers and sisters of the importance of speaking the truth, as presented in last months Manataka Smoke Signal News (Vision Quest 1999). In that story it was told that there is a cost to speaking the truth; but there is also a reward from the Great Spirit when speaking the truth about our deep connection to our Earth Mother, and what we need to understand to safely pass through this purification time.


Some of us still retain anger over how Euroamericans treated indigenous peoples, and therefore do not wish to share the truth about what native peoples know that can help them. This is not what Hopi and other elders and medicine people know we are called to do. We are called to help all our relations; that does not mean we need to tell them all sacred matters, only that we help safely guide them through the confusing times ahead.

I know there have been, and continue to be, conclaves and meetings by many tribes around the world at this time, discussing what our knowledge holds about this period that we need to understand. There have been visitations by holy personages to help us correct and fully comprehend the sacred knowledge kept by our various peoples over the centuries, so we are prepared for the challenges and choices ahead.


Once we understand the great importance of this purification time, what the increasing number and severity of storms and earthquakes mean (as discussed in earlier messages of Manataka) let us speak the truth to ALL our brothers and sisters, as we are called to do by the Great Spirit and the holy ones who serve Him.  May the sun always shine upon you,  Naawakna nihqe kyaptsita with love and respect,  Your brother Upaava Hohongwitutiwa