On June 21, Chief Looking Horse will be heading the World Peace and Prayer Day – an annual ceremony he founded for all “people of the Earth.”

Once again I am sending my voice to all Nations upon Mother Earth, those who can hear my sincerity with their hearts - - unite together at our Sacred Sites creating an energy shift of a great healing on this June 21st. We need to see and listen to the wamakaska (the animals) who are more than ever now showing their sacred color of white, there are so many. This color represents the direction of when physical life now goes into the spirit journey. They are trying to warn us to pay attention to our responsibilities as a Global Nation. In order to protect the remaining sacredness that is trying to survive upon Mother Earth, which includes even our own children, we now have no choice but to unify and make positive decisions together.

He asks that everyone go to their own sacred site or place of faith on this day to join together to pray for healing of the world’s sacred waters.

“I pray that our sacred sites can be protected, and that our people can live in peace and harmony, and the water of life can be there for our children,” says Looking Horse. “Right now, the most important thing is the water. Man has gone too far, and now we have to go back to the spiritual way – it’s all about prayer in the end.”

Looking Horse says many changes have occurred for his people over the past 100 years.

He explains the Sioux people have three dialects Lakota (spoken in Nebraska), Dakota (spoken primarily in North and South Dakota), and Nakota (spoken in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Canada).

He says a decade ago, a white buffalo calf was born in Janesville, Wisconsin, signaling turbulent times. According to the National Bison Association, the odds of having a white buffalo are one in millions.

“This was the beginning of big changes with the environment and climate changes,” says Looking Horse. More white animals will be born because man has gone too far. The reason we are having so much sickness is that everything is about money. We are having a hard time bringing that message to the people. The message is that we have to return to a place of prayer.”

He’s thankful that his people are able to legally pray and conduct their ceremonies for the health of their future generations.

“It’s the corporations we are surrounded by – Monsanto, fracking, they are pushing everything on us. If we are to survive with our children, we have to hold our day of prayer for healing with the water,” says Looking Horse. “Our main source we are trying to protect is the water of life.  Our people used to live along the river, and they put a dam for electricity there and the river got polluted. We are still drinking that water from the mining of the oil companies. We have a lot of sick people on the reservations from the chemicals. Our elders say it’s like a chemical warfare. We used the buffalo to eat, now they give us cows. Milk is not good for us.”

He considers the fact that many are becoming Christian on the reservation positive, because more people are praying.

“We pray together,” says Looking Horse. “Ten or 15 years ago, we were having problems, but now people ask me to go to church to pray in my own language.”

“When I was young, our people lived in a dark time when we couldn’t speak about our culture, now the youth have the opportunity to carry on the wisdom and knowledge of our ancestors – to carry on the teachings to help our future generations…”


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