The Real Story of Shamanism

Over the centuries, many of the world’s natural mystics have succumbed to pogroms of elimination or the steady erosion of traditional practices – witches burnt at the stake, indigenous peoples forced into Western schools, healers accused of perpetuating diseases. More recently, a growing sense of modernity’s shortcomings has led to a renaissance of traditional or “pagan” practices. One of the most popular resurgent belief systems is known as shamanism. Interestingly, shamanism is also humanity’s oldest means of connecting with […] Read More

Help Find the Missing Corner of the Hopi Tablet To Prove Their Creation Story: Seeking Answers in the Chapel of the Tablet, Africa

[Editorial by Thomas O Mills, Hopi Cultural Center in Second Mesa, Arizona, USA ] I am sometimes asked, “How can we help the Hopi People?” Having lived with the Hopi for a number of years, I can assure you that they do not need our help. They have been trying to help us, all of mankind, from the beginning of time. A petroglyph in Mesa Verde National Park. The boxy spiral shape likely represents the sipapu, the place where […] Read More

The Native American Code of Ethics

Wherever you come from and whatever your circumstances, I think that this code is something that we should all try and live by. It was originally published in the Inter-Tribal Times in October, 1994 but it transcends time. Have a look and let me know what you think of this. How many of you are already living this code of ethics? 1. Rise with the sun to pray. Pray alone. Pray often. The Great Spirit will listen, if you […] Read More

Can a Ghost Make You Ill? The Ghost Sickness Belief of the Native American Indians

Ghost sickness is the belief that ghosts are able to cause a living person to fall ill. This particular term is used by the Native Americans, especially amongst the Navajo people. Nevertheless, this belief can also be found in other Native American cultures. Furthermore, this concept may also be found in other cultures of the world, though with certain slight variations. So how does a ghost make you sick, and why? Navajo Attachment Belief According to the Navajos, as […] Read More

A Glimpse into the Intuitive Medicine of the Native American Tradition

Many centuries ago, in a land that is quite familiar to the modern American (in some forgotten, ethereal way)…. A native boy scurries through a thicket of bramble bushes. His mouth stained with deep purple and his leather pouch full of blackberries, he glances to the horizon at the fading patchwork of colors–the sun would be setting soon and he didn’t need to endure another bedtime story about the importance of respecting elders. His mother was already expecting him […] Read More

Remember The Massacre At Wounded Knee

by Peter Cole written for Jacobinmag. On this day in 1890, the US Army murdered as many as 300 Native American men, women, and children. As dawn appeared on December 29, 1890, about 350 Lakota Indians awoke, having been forced by the US Army to camp the night before alongside the Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota. The US Cavalry’s 7th Regiment had “escorted” them there the day prior and, now, surrounded the Indians with the intent to arrest Chief Big […] Read More

I Can Heal Water – A Star Child Speaks, Calls For Humanity To WAKE UP

A Star Child speaks, calls for humanity to WAKE UP! The idea that a 9-year old girl can heal water is astounding enough! Find out what else she can do and the message she has for humanity. An Excerpt from the forthcoming book The New Human by Mary Rodwell I received the following email about a nine-year-old from Northern Europe who speaks about her ability to ‘heal’ water through star languages. She also gives her perspective on God and her Mission: “Poor us. Poor […] Read More

CENSORED NEWS: DOGS SIC’ED ON NATIVE AMERICAN PEACEFUL PROTESTORS

Dakota Access Pipeline: Private Security Militants deployed vicious attack dogs, pepper spray and physical assaults against the sacred water protectors ! No MAINSTREAM MEDIA COVERAGE !   http://wearechange.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/George-Lamberis-Lamberis-George-facebook_1283592088319074.mp4 Breaking News Project Contact: Cody Hall Organization: Red Warrior Camp Email Address: RedWarriorCamp@gmail.com http://wearechange.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/George-Lamberis-Lamberis-George-facebook_1159672797437258.mp4 private security contractors hired by the oil companies attacked the water defenders with strike dogs and pepper spray as they attempted (and succeeded) to halt construction on sacred land. #NoDAPL #StandingRock #pipelinefighter #waterissacred #northdakota at Sacred Stone Camp. ABOVE IMAGE Cannon Ball River, North Dakota […] Read More

The Mysterious Extra Fingers and Toes of the Pueblo People of Chaco Canyon

Ancient people of the Pueblo culture of Chaco Canyon, in what is now New Mexico, decorated their houses with six-digit handprints and footprints. Although it is not really known why these images were depicted in homes, researchers suggest that having an extra finger or toe made the person more important and respected in this society. According to National Geographic, researchers were aware of the examples of polydactyly (‘many fingers’) among the Pueblo culture for many years. Several skeletal remains […] Read More

Mysteries of the Native American Medicine Wheel – Healing, Rituals, and Astronomical Aid

Medicine wheels, known also as sacred circles or sacred hoops, are monuments constructed by certain Native American cultures by laying stones in a particular pattern on the ground. The most basic pattern, which is followed by the majority of medicine wheels, consists of a center of stones, which is connected to an outer ring by ‘spokes’. Medicine wheels were, and still are, constructed for healing purposes. It may be mentioned that this ‘healing’ should be understood within the context […] Read More

“Water Is Our Life”: How a Mining Disaster Affected the Navajo Nation

Nearly a year ago, Environmental Protection Agency contractors accidentally released 3 million gallons of acid drainage from a Colorado mine, contaminating local rivers with hazardous metals and turning the waterways yellow. Just downstream, residents of the Navajo Nation continue to face threats to their health and livelihood. Wastewater from the Gold King Mine drains into retention ponds to eliminate contamination before it flows into the Animas River near Silverton, Colorado, August 15, 2015. (Photo: Mark Holm / The New York […] Read More

Lozen: An Intelligent and Brave Apache Warrior Women

Lozen was a female warrior of the Chiricahua Apaches (known also as the Members or Warm Springs Apache) who lived during the 19th century. Apart from her prowess as a warrior, Lozen is reputed to have been a skilled military strategist, as well as being highly proficient when it came to medicinal matters. Additionally, Lozen was her people’s spiritual leader, and, according to legend, possessed spiritual abilities that enabled her to detect the movement of her enemies, thus helping […] Read More

After Years of Oppression US to Pay Out Nearly $1 Billion to Native Americans

Albuquerque, NM — In a historic settlement, Native American tribes have been awarded nearly a billion dollars. The U.S. Department of Justice announced this week that a settlement was reached with 645 Native American Tribes for the sum of $940 million dollars. The settlement stems from a 1990 lawsuit, which claimed the U.S. government failed to pay its portion of federal contracts for housing, education, law enforcement and healthcare, as well as a number of other support programs. When […] Read More