The Dakota 38+2 Wokiksuye Ride was a manifestation of a dream that came in 2005 to a humble Lakota/Dakota man who was also a Viet Nam Veteran, survivor of the horrors of boarding school and prison experience. Contrary to the information in the article, Jim Miller's ancestry includes a paternal grandmother, Good Voice, who came from the Sisitonwan people. Jim's dream was supported by many Dakota people of like mind who understood the power of the greater force behind the direction and from those who understood the power of love, compassion and forgiveness. He briefly questioned the direction given in the dream because his knowledge of what happened in Mankato was unknown to him at the time. The power in the message is simple, forgiveness brings healing. We, the riders and the elders who come together during this time, believe that the power of prayer is the foundation for all healing. The riders came from Manitoba, North Dakota, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Kansas, and Minnesota to share in prayer for healing for all our people. Jim Miller thanks Waziyatawin for her perspective, we are all Creator's children and entitled to our beliefs. This comment was meant to provide the readers with the perspective of many of the riders.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 10:21