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Indigenous Spiritual Elders Speak About Manataka


Lakota -  Chief Arvol Looking Horse

Lakota - Peter V. Catches Lakota Spiritual Elder

Salinan-Chumas Nation - Council Chief Xielolixii

Saginaw Chippewa - Rev. Dononlus A. Otto

CHoctaw - Boe Glasschild (Bushpo Awa - Many Knives)

Central America - Great Confederation of Councils of  Principal Mayan Aj Q'ijab

Canada - Holy Mother Marie Paul says Manataka is predestined

South America - Confederation of the Elders Council Original People of Abya Ayala



GOVERNMENT LEGAL OBLIGATIONS - Recognition of Native American Sacred Sites

HOLY DAY OF RECOGNITION - Manataka IS a Sacred Site

MANIFESTING - Manataka IS a Sacred Site


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Blackfoot Speakers Needed

FCI Multiple Services is an established Translation Company that works with a large international network of linguists and translators spanning across the globe.  FCI is currently looking for a Blackfoot Linguist to assist us with a Translation project.  If you are available and interested, please respond to this email with your resume, your per word rate and any information you deem necessary, such as your preferred contact and payment method. If the project is not of interest we would like to kindly ask for any referrals.  This projects needs to be assigned and completed as soon as possible, so please respond to us at your earliest convenience,  Elvie Dee, Recruiting Specialist, FCI Multiple Services





Holy Rage: Lessons from Standing Rock
By Louise Erdrich

By staying on message and advancing through prayer and ceremony,


Standing Rock’s pipeline protesters, or water protectors, have offered the world a template for resistance.

By staying on message and advancing through prayer and ceremony, Standing Rock’s pipeline protesters, or water protectors, have offered the world a template for resistance.

The snow-scoured hills and buttes of the Missouri Breaks are dotted with isolated houses, until the sudden appearance of the Oceti Sakowin encampment on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The presence of so many people catches at the heart. Snow-dusted tepees, neon pup tents, dark-olive military tents, brightly painted metal campers, and round solid yurts shelter hundreds on the floodplain where the Cannonball River meets the Missouri. Flags of Native Nations whip in the cutting wind, each speaking of solidarity with the Standing Rock tribe’s opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline, or D.A.P.L., owned by Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco Logistics. This pipeline would pass beneath the Missouri River and imperil drinking water not only for the tribe but for farmers, ranchers, and townspeople all along the river’s course.

Oceti Sakowin, or Seven Fires, refers to the seven divisions of the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota, people who are perhaps best known for their resistance to colonization (Little Big Horn, 1876), their suffering (Wounded Knee, 1890), and their activism (Wounded Knee, 1973). One of their most famous leaders, Sitting Bull, was murdered in the town that is now their tribal headquarters, Fort Yates. Down the road from Fort Yates is the town of Cannonball, named for the large round stones polished by the whirlpool that marked the convergence of the two rivers, just outside the Oceti Sakowin camp. The round stones disappeared when the Army Corps of Engineers dammed the Missouri, in a giant project that lasted from 1948 to 1962. The result of that project, Lake Oahe, flooded Standing Rock’s most life-giving land. The Lakota were forced onto the harshly exposed grazing uplands, and they haven’t forgotten that, or much else. History is a living force in the Lakota way of life. Each of the great events in their common destiny includes the direct experience of ancestors, whose names live on in their descendants. It is impossible to speak of what is now happening at Standing Rock without taking into account the history, as well as the intense spirituality, that underlies Seven Fires resistance.  




Native American New Year Commemorations


The start of the New Year is honored by many Native Americans, although many tribes have selected different dates as the last day of the year. In North American Indigenous cultures, the New Year is at the end of January or first part of February, based on constellations and moon phases. The timing of the New Year is usually in conjunction with Winter Solstice commemorations. The Winter Solstice season is traditionally the time for Creation storytelling. Native Americans of the North, Central, and South Americas have a fire ceremony to bring in the New Year. Some of the Native American traditional New Year observances include annual planting festivals, like that of the Hopi and Iroquois. In the Northwest, some Native American tribes celebrate New Year earlier than the rest of the western world.


For instance, the Umatilla tribes of eastern Oregon hold their ceremony just before the Winter Solstice on December 20.  Armand Minthorn, the spiritual leader of the tribes, explains that the celebration is called “Kimtee Inmewit”: “This goes back to when the world was new. The first food that was created was the salmon. The second food was the deer.” Thus Minthorn explains that Indian New Year is the time to celebrate the return of the sacred foods. To honor these sacred foods, the tribe sings, drums, dances, prays, and shares a meal together at the longhouse.   Read More...






A Handbook of American Indian Heritage

By Bill Marder

Softcover, 141pp  $14.95 + s/h

This handbook is a pocket-sized reference to the great heritage and culture of American Indians. Despite decades of poor treatment, many tribes and leaders have remained strong. It is in this spirit that this book was created. It is now time to remind us all – red, white, yellow, black or brown – of the things that American Indians should be proud of. Includes important historical events, sacred and cultural practices, quotes from respected leaders past and present, and a detailed time-line involving modern activists. Issues that continue to threaten American Indian culture are addressed, along with potential answers. Also includes sections on books and films that have been favorable to American Indians, an excellent photo section, and a list of American Indian rights organizations. The small size of this handbook makes it easy to carry daily and to share with others.


Author Bio:

William (Bill) Marder has had a photographic career of over 60 years, which includes inventing new techniques involved with color printing and winning numerous awards. His other related book from 2004, Indians In The Americas: The Untold Story, received excellent reviews for gathering together and revealing the true history of American Indians. With over 20 years of research behind it, it details extensive facts not found in standard textbooks and many photos never before seen or published until now. He considers this handbook to be a more action-oriented companion volume, which uses truth from the past in order to help people today.


"We loved "The Legacy of Wisdom" by Bill Marder because it is a handy mini-encyclopedia of the American Indian.  Well written and accurate.  A really nice find." ~Lee Standing Bear Moore, Manataka  Price: $14.95 US

Softcover, 141pp  $14.95 + s/h



1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

By Charles Mann, Knopf Publishing Group

Softcover, 480pp  $26.95 + s/h

"In the last 20 years, archaeologists and anthropologists equipped with new scientific techniques have made far-reaching discoveries about the Americas. For example, Indians did not cross the Bering Strait 12,000 years ago, as most of us learned in school. They were already here. Their numbers were vast, not few. And instead of living lightly on the land, they managed it beautifully and left behind an enormous ecological legacy. In this riveting, accessible work of science, Charles Mann takes us on an journey of scientific exploration. We learn that the Indian development of modern corn was one of the most complex feats of genetic engineering ever performed. That the Great Plains are a third smaller today than they were in 1700 because the Indians who maintained them by burning died. And that the Amazon rain forest may be largely a human artifact. Compelling and eye-opening, this work will vastly alter our understanding of our history and lands."  By Peter Johnson. 

Softcover, 480pp  $26.95 + s/h


Encyclopedia of Native American Healing

By William S. Lyon, W. W. Norton, New York and London, 1996.  

Soft cover, (373 pages)   $23.95 + s/h

 Easy to read with many illustrations both of healers and of artifacts.  Locations of tribal areas are shown in a series of maps.  The book is rich first hand accounts of spiritual healing intertwined with a wealth of herbal medicines, ceremonial objects and sacred songs depicted in real-life tribal settings makes this book extremely interesting.   The accounts of healing practices, told by various investigators give insight into the power of the Great Mystery.  The contrast between the European medical practice with its emphasis on the physical, and the American Indian healing practices which are spiritual and physical leaves one with a greater appreciation for our heritage and what has been largely lost to wider humanity, and what needs urgently to be restored. William S. Lyon is a professor of anthropology at the Center for Religious Studies at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and the author of Black Elk: The Sacred Ways of a Lakota. 

  Soft Cover $23.95 + s/h




Millions of Women Voted This Election.

They have the Iroquois to Thank.

Iroquois women provided a blueprint for how the world could be.

By Jessica Nordell

The Trial of Red Jacket, painted in 1869 by John Mix Stanley. Red Jacket was a famous leader of the Seneca tribe of the Iroquois Nation. (John Mix Stanley. Source: Smithsonian American Art Museum)


In 1893, Matilda Joslyn Gage — firebrand, women’s rights activist and co-founder of the National Woman Suffrage Association — was arrested for trying to vote in a school board election upstate New York. Voting while female was illegal, and Gage went to trial. That same year, Gage was honorarily adopted into the Wolf Clan of the Mohawk Nation of the Iroquois. This meant that she would join the Council of Matrons, a decision-making body. She would have a say in who became chief.


She would, in other words, have a vote.


This election, over sixty million women turned out to vote. Regardless of how we cast our ballots, every one of us owes thanks for that right not only to early suffragists like Gage, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, but to the Iroquois women who inspired them.


Unlike European American women of the mid-19th century, Iroquois women had tremendous political authority. Though the process of assimilation had begun, the essence of Iroquois society had remained intact. In the Iroquois Confederacy (including the Onandaga, Mohawk, Seneca, Oneida, Cayuga, and later Tuscarora Nations), women participated in all major decision-making. Women had the power to veto any act of war. And women selected the chiefs.   Read More...




Toxic Cocktail

New Report Slams US EPA over Harmful Pesticide Mixture Approvals

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved nearly 100 pesticide products over the past six years that contain mixtures that make them more poisonous and increase the dangers to imperiled pollinators and rare plants, according to an investigation by the Center for Biological Diversity. These “synergistic” combinations have been widely overlooked by the EPA in its approval of pesticides for food, lawns and other uses.

The Center’s new report, Toxic Concoctions: How the EPA Ignores the Dangers of Pesticide Cocktails, involved an intensive search of patent applications for pesticide products containing two or more active ingredients recently approved by the EPA for four major agrochemical companies (Bayer, Dow, Monsanto and Syngenta)    .READ MORE...



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"In the end I tell my children, there's no way I can tell you how to be an Acoma, how to be an Indian. You have to experience it." -- Stanley Paytiamo, Acoma Pueblo


Each person must make their own journey. It is like every human is given a life canoe. The canoe has one seat and one paddle. In order to get anything out of life we must be in the canoe and we must paddle down the river of life. Now, I can share with you how my journey has been, but I cannot paddle your canoe. You must paddle your own. Good luck!


Creator, I'm so glad I have You to guide my path.


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




New Evidence of 14,000 year-old Indigenous Civilization


A bone projectile point found in a mastodon rib discovered in S’Klallam’s historical territory in 1977 has been confirmed to be 13,800 years old – 800 years older than stone tools associated with people archeologists believed to be the earliest documented inhabitants of the continent.


“The implications are enormous,” University of Victoria anthropologist Quentin Mackie blogged on Northwest Coast Archaeology. “It’s a major game-changer in how we think about the first peopling of the Americas and about the roots of Northwest Coast archaeology and the ancient presence of First Nations people in the Salish Sea.”


In addition, a bison skull found in 2003 on an island about 35 miles north of the mastodon site has been confirmed to be 14,000 years old.    READ MORE...





Manataka recently partnered with Canyon Records and its distributors to bring our members and supporters the very finest in American Indian Music.  Canyon Records of Phoenix, Arizona, producer and distributor of Native American music, is one of the oldest independent record labels in the music industry as well as one of the oldest cultural institutions in the state of Arizona.











On Prophecy and the Enlightened Ones

By Doug George-Kanentiio


Across the broad band of the human experience we have looked to philosophers, seers, psychics and prophets to give us insights into our place within the universe and to provide us with direction as to events which lay before us.


Prophets (Enlightened Teachers: Raonkwe:ta:shon:a in Mohawk) in particular believe they have been selected to carry out specific tasks from the Divine, that they have a unique personal experience with a spiritual entity which delivers to them, in a state of urgency, revelations about future events which are, in turn, based on moral teachings meant to direct, condition, exclude or advocate human behavior.


Generally, prophets are exclusive since other spiritual practices are either condemned or re-defined; social changes are enacted towards a given end, warnings are issued, punishments imminent, selectivity issued and protection given to those who believe.   Read More...





Phytomedicinals -

Healing With Plants

by Harvey Walks with Hawks Doyle


When we were in spirit form we were nurtured by the Light of the Creator, we are creatures of the light, that light kept us pure, then we fell and we became hu-mans (Divine Mortals), meaning that we had came from the Creator and then we became mortals.

It was his plan for us to experience this and to populate Mother Earth.  We were sent out into the wilderness to take care of ourselves physically, there were animals, plants and other thing that the Creator had made for us to survive, he gave us the intelligence to pick and choose between right and wrong.

He gave us free will or freedom to choose.  He also gave us Mother Earth and her animals and plants to survive.  I think that we were intended to be vegetarians.  We began eating wild plants and roots.  READ MORE...






Videos about MANATAKA


In 2009, the Elder Council directed Lee Standing Bear to begin the process of video documenting the Story of Manataka for future generations.  Small productions recorded over a period of time will result in a series of major productions in the future.


Soul Tripping w/ Mary Elizabeth and Lee Standing Bear Moore - 2016

The Story of Manataka w/ Lee Standing Bear Moore - 2016


Story of Manataka  w/ Monroe Loy - 2016 - Trailer


The Seekers Documentary w/Lee Standing Bear Moore - 2015


Seven Sacred Caves - John Cooksey w/Lee Standing Bear - 2014


The Moment October 20th 2012 - John Cooksey


Moment at Manataka Mountain 2012


Moment at Manataka 2012


Peace Mother at the Manataka Moment 2012


THE MOMENT - Why You Want To Be Here 2012


Lee Standing Bear Moore Talks About The Moment 2012


Lee Standing Bear talks about Crystals of Hot Springs, AR part 1 -2012


Lee Standing Bear Moore talks about Crystals of Hot Springs part 2 - 2012


About Quartz Crystals - Buddy Huggins w/Lee Standing Bear - 2012


The Story of Manataka - Rabbi Yahoshua Yahir - 2012


Lee Standing Bear Moore & Woableza Labatte on Prophecykeepers Radio PT1 - 2009


Lee Standing Bear Moore & Woableza Labatte on Prophecykeepers Radio PT2 - 2009





Maple Syrup Is A Cancer Killer, Study Suggests
By Sayer Ji, Founder. Copyrighted by GreenMedInfo LLC, 2016

New research suggests that maple syrup, despite being a concentrated source of "sugar," possesses significant anti-cancer properties.

A provocative study published recently in the journal Oncology Reports reveals that a commonly used sweetener, maple syrup, inhibits the growth and invasion of human colorectal cancer cells.

This finding may strike some readers as surprising considering just how much research now exists implicating processed sugars like fructose in a wide range of chronic diseases. For instance, take a look at the toxicological data on fructose's role in over 80 adverse health effects on our Fructose research page.

This study is all the more interesting considering a recent experiment demonstrated, for what looks like the first time, that sugar is capable of not just feeding cancer but inducing it, i.e. it possesses oncogenic properties.   READ MORE


SACRED SITES - Upcoming Events


World Peace and Prayer Day

Hawaii Island - June 21, 2017


In 1996, Chief Arvol Looking Horse started the annual World Peace and Prayer Day. The first WPPD ceremony was held at Gray Horn Butte in Wyoming following a horseback ride from the Wahpeton Dakota reservation in Saskatchewan. On that site, according to tradition, the Buffalo Calf Woman first appeared to the tribes, hundreds of years ago, bringing instruction in sacred ceremonies of how to live in balance with all life, and leaving behind a sacred bundle containing a sacred pipe of peace. Today, Chief Arvol Looking Horse is the 19th Generation Keeper of the Tradition of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe.

The World Peace and Prayer Day ceremonies have been held in different locations around Turtle Island—and beyond, to Ireland, South Africa, Australia, Japan, and Costa Rica.

On June 21, Chief Arvol Looking Horse will conduct a public ceremony in Hawaii.

“All Nations, All Faiths, One Prayer is respecting each others’ traditions, culture and religions,” said Arvol Looking Horse in his World Peace and Prayer Day message for 2011.  “There is one Creator and one Mother earth that we all share. We have gone all over the world once a year to pray with other faith communities and Indigenous Nations at their Sacred Sites. We have traveled to the United Nations to talk about the environment and prophecies. As First Nations we have committed ourselves to maintaining our sacred way of Life where there is no ending and no beginning! Mitakuye Oyasin (all my relations).”







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"I've had a long regard for generational things: pottery, cultural things, participation in dancing, and extended family. Only in that way does culture survive; only in that way is culture active.  -- Tessie Naranjo, Santa Clara Pueblo


Culture teaches us how to live and it ensures that knowledge about life is handed down from generation to generation. Culture gives us the feeling of belonging. It helps us raise our family in a good way. It teaches us how to treat one another. Culture sets boundaries for societies. We need to develop our culture. If we have left our culture, then we need to come back to it. Culture leads us back to the Great Spirit. Sometimes in our lives, we leave what we know works and experiment with something else. Then we get into trouble. So we need to come back home. Indian people are lucky to have a culture to return to.


Creator, thank you for the culture. Let me live it today.


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




Nominations Open for Elder Council

The Manataka Elder Council needs one new member.  Self-nominations are permitted.  Requires at least one in-person meeting per year at Hot Springs, AR and tele-conference meetings monthly. Rewards are commensurate with time and effort.  MAIC dues must be current. Send a bio today!


WEBSITE Committee

Need volunteer WordPress page developers.  Can you create WordPress web pages?Contact Bob


Volunteer Counseling Position Open: 

Are you a minister, psychologist, teacher or counselor?  MAIC announces a need for more professional volunteer counselors. Manataka's free online Counseling program helps hundreds of people with emotional, spiritual, family, marital and other issues -- anonymously and free!. Education, experience and licensure requirements.  Email:


Planning is in full-swing to convert vacant lots on the east side of Manataka (Hot Springs) Mountain into memorial gardens.  We need your help.









Happy about Standing Rock

Hello Manataka,


This is a Great Day and I very sincerely thank All Intervening Parties for this Happy End to remain steadily settled once for all, though One must remain consistently careful, no need to tell You.


Bless U All, from All Sides including the Ones remaining invisible on purpose, Utmost Congratulations for this Peaceful Achievement.  ~KR   Read More..


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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). 816-547-0266