Tanka Fund’s Regranting is Restoring Buffalo to Native Lands by Trudy Ecoffey

The buffalo represents the people and the universe and should always be treated with respect, for was he not here before the two-legged peoples, and is he not generous in that he gives us our homes and our food? The buffalo is wise in many things, and thus we should learn from him and should always be as a relative with him.” – Oglala Lakota holy man Black Elk in The Sacred Pipe, 1953 Continue reading

Saving the Last Wild Buffalo by Matt Remle

The four legged came before the two legged. They are our older brother, we came from them. Before them, we were the root people. We came from them. We are the same thing. That is why we are spiritually related to them. We cannot say that we own the buffalo because he owns us.” ~Birgil Kills Straight Oglala Lakota Continue reading