2016: 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 the federal government failed to meet its obligations, people on the tribal lands were decimated by suffering, according to tribal leaders. “The federal government’s conduct was not just cruel and wrong, it was illegal,” said Governor Val Panteah Sr. of the Zuni Pueblo. Tribal leaders believe the massive payout to compensate the tribes will assist in combating major issues faced on reservations such as alcoholism, rampant unemployment and almost non-existent […] Read More


A CONTEMPORARY VIEW Extracting the heart of Shamanism from the traditional views we have from Native Americans, the Polynesians, and other primal peoples, we have the essence of the Truth. We learn that we are all connected, all one, and all-powerful spirit beings having a physical experience. We were all part of a single entity that split into individual components (each of us created in the image of God), and we are in fact connected to all life and all things. It is essential to know that we have the power to create our own lives in the way we wish or believe, and that is the key to understanding. Traditional Shamanic belief is that we are all equal and fundamentally entitled to an equal share in the abundance and prosperity available in life on the earth. The simple fact is that we have been conned into believing otherwise […] Read More

2007: Skinwalkers – What Are They?

By Colm Kelleher and George Knapp 8-9-7 With skinwalkers becoming the subjects of popular books and recently, movies, it is fair to ask about their origins. In August 1996, a team of scientists arrived on a remote ranch in NE Utah to investigate a bizarre litany of phenomena; including unidentified flying objects, animal mutilations, paranormal and poltergeist occurrences that appeared to erupt almost on a nightly basis. The list went on and on. The first piece of information the team learned from local people was that the ranch lay “on the path of the skinwalker”. Was the skinwalker responsible for the weird happenings on this ranch? What followed was a multi-year odyssey into the dark unknown as the science team tried to pursue, measure and photograph the elusive “skinwalker”. The complete account of the unprecedented research project is published in the book “Hunt for the Skinwalker“. In the religion […] Read More

Black Foot of the Crow

©Lee Paul Long Horse, Blackfoot, White Calf – about 1863 If Crow legends could be measured by degrees of credibility, then the story of Chief Black Foot staggers the imagination. All Native Americans share one thing in common: a veneration of their ancestors which most Whites don’t understand. Sometimes it is with grandfather tales or stories told by tribal historians. Sometimes it is with prophecies or the spiritual visions of tribal shamans. Sometimes it is with legends, like the story of Chief Black Foot, a legendary ghost story if ever there was one. It begins about 1795 with the birth of Kam-Ne-But-Sa in the Absaroka Mountains of the western Bighorn Basin, at a time when there were no white men present. His mother’s name was Strikes Plenty Men, and in Crow tradition, he belonged to her clan, the Sorelips. He had one brother named Busy Wolf. There may have […] Read More

Rabbit and the Moon Man

Micmac Long ago, Rabbit was a great hunter. He lived with his grandmother in a lodge which stood deep in the Micmac forest. It was winter and Rabbit set traps and laid snares to catch game for food. He caught many small animals and birds, until one day he discovered that some mysterious being was robbing his traps. Rabbit and his grandmother became hungry. Though he visited his traps very early each morning, he always found them empty. At first Rabbit thought that the robber might be a cunning wolverine, until one morning he found long, narrow footprints alongside his trap line. It was, he thought, the tracks of the robber, but they looked like moonbeams. Each morning Rabbit rose earlier and earlier, but the being of the long foot was always ahead of him and always his traps were empty. Rabbit made a trap from a bowstring with […] Read More

2006: Scientific research, Cherokee tales of ‘little people’ give clues about our world

Steve Hammons July 31, 2006 Some modern physics research includes examination of interesting ideas such as unseen dimensions within our universe separated by subtle and discreet boundaries sometimes referred to as “branes.” The term “multiverse,” a universe with many dimensions, has even been used to describe these kinds of ideas. In some ways, this view of the universe is similar to the longstanding beliefs in many human cultures that there are unique veils that separate our normal world and other realities, dimensions and beings in nature. Accounts of seeing things and beings suddenly appear out of thin air are not new. There have been many reports of such phenomena. These incidents sometimes may be described as the appearance of angels or supernatural beings. Other beings who appear from nowhere are sometimes said to be loved ones who have passed on. In the 1989 movie “Field of Dreams” starring Kevin […] Read More

Ouyan the Curlew

One day, Beeargah the hawk, mother of Ouyan the curlew, said to her son; “Ouyan, go out, take your spears and kill an emu. The women and I are hungry. You are a man, go out and kill, that we may eat. You must not always stay in the camp like an old woman, you must go and hunt as other men do, lest the women laugh at you.” Ouyan took his spears and went out hunting, but even though he went far, Ouyan could not get an emu, but Ouyan dare not return to the camp and face the jeers of the women. The women could jeer well, and his mother could grow angry when she was hungry. Ouyan would sooner cut some flesh off his own legs, than return empty handed which he decided to do. Ouyan made a cut in his leg with his comebo (stone […] Read More

Deganawidah: The Two Serpents

by Scott Peterson When Deganawidah was leaving the Indians in the Bay of Quinte in Ontario, he told the Indian people that they would face a time of great suffering. They would distrust their leaders and the principles of peace of the League, and a great white serpent was to come upon the Iroquois, and that for a time it would intermingle with the Indian serpent as a friend. This serpent would in time become so powerful that it would attempt to destroy the Indian, and the serpent is described as choking the life’s blood out of the Indian people. Deganawidah told the Indians that they would be in such a terrible state at this point that all hope would seem to be lost, and he told them that when things looked their darkest a red serpent would come from the north and approach the white serpent, which would […] Read More