Sacred Stone Camp Hosts Mní Wičoni Healing Gathering

From September 18-24, the Sacred Stone Camp will be hosting the Mní Wičoni Healing Gathering at Porcupine Creek on the Standing Rock Nation. The event will be a “gathering for Water Protectors, Allies and Supporters. It will be a time for healing, ceremony, reflection, strategizing, planning and celebration.” Continue reading

Cloud On Fire: Eclipse Is Time For Prayer And Reflection By Dakota Wind

Bismarck, N.D. (TFS) – The Húŋkpapȟa Lakȟóta call the solar eclipse Maȟpíya Yapȟéta, or “Cloud On Fire.” Other Očhéthi Šakówiŋ (Seven Council Fires; Great Sioux Nation) tribes have different names for the eclipse, many calling it Wí’kte (Sun Killed). The New Lakota Dictionary, 2nd Edition, has a few entries for eclipse as well: Aháŋzi (Shadow) and Aóhanziya (To Cast Shadow Upon). Continue reading

Treaty Alliance First Nations Warn That There Will be No New Tar Sands Pipelines

August 11, 2017, Turtle Island – While the British Columbia provincial government yesterday was prohibiting Kinder Morgan from starting work on its Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline and tanker project on public land until First Nations rights are respected, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley was on site celebrating the start of construction of Enbridge’s “Line 3” project, a tar sands pipeline also mired in Indigenous opposition – including from the 150 First Nations and Tribes who have signed the Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion. Continue reading