Important Message from Keeper of Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe

Chief Arvol Looking Horse

I, Chief Arvol Looking Horse, of the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota Nations, ask you to understand an Indigenous perspective on what has happened in America, what we call "Turtle Island." My words seek to unite the global community through a message from our sacred ceremonies to unite spiritually, each in our own ways of beliefs in the Creator.

We have been warned from ancient prophecies of these times we live in today, but have also been given a very important message about a solution to turn these terrible times.

To understand the depth of this message you must recognize the importance of Sacred Sites and realize the interconnectedness of what is happening today, in reflection of the continued massacres that are occurring on other lands and our own Americas.

I have been learning about these important issues since the age of 12 when I received the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle and its teachings. Our people have strived to protect Sacred Sites from the beginning of time. These places have been violated for centuries and have brought us to the predicament that we are in at the global level.

Look around you. Our Mother Earth is very ill from these violations, and we are on the brink of destroying the possibility of a healthy and nurturing survival for generations to come, our children's children.

Our ancestors have been trying to protect our Sacred Site called the Sacred Black Hills in South Dakota, "Heart of Everything That Is," from continued violations. Our ancestors never saw a satellite view of this site, but now that those pictures are available, we see that it is in the shape of a heart and, when fast-forwarded, it looks like a heart pumping.

The Diné have been protecting Big Mountain, calling it the liver of the earth, and we are suffering and going to suffer more from the extraction of the coal there and the poisoning processes used in doing so.

The Aborigines have warned of the contaminating effects of global warming on the Coral Reefs, which they see as Mother Earth's blood purifier.

The indigenous people of the rainforest say that the rainforests are the lungs of the planet and need protection.

The Gwich'in Nation in Alaska has had to face oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge coastal plain, also known to the Gwich'in as "Where life begins."

The coastal plain is the birthplace of many life forms of the animal nations. The death of these animal nations will destroy indigenous nations in this territory.

As these destructive developments continue all over the world, we will witness many more extinct animal, plant, and human nations, because of mankind's misuse of power and their lack of understanding of the "balance of life."

The Indigenous people warn that these destructive developments will cause havoc globally. There are many, many more indigenous teachings and knowledge about Mother Earth's Sacred Sites, her chakras, and connections to our spirit that will surely affect our future generations.

There needs to be a fast move toward other forms of energy that are safe for all nations upon Mother Earth. We need to understand the types of minds that are continuing to destroy the spirit of our whole global community. Unless we do this, the powers of destruction will overwhelm us.

Our Ancestors foretold that water would someday be for sale. Back then this was hard to believe, since the water was so plentiful, so pure, and so full of energy, nutrition and spirit. Today we have to buy pure water, and even then the nutritional minerals have been taken out; it's just empty liquid. Someday water will be like gold, too expensive to afford.

Not everyone will have the right to drink safe water. We fail to appreciate and honor our Sacred Sites, ripping out the minerals and gifts that lay underneath them as if Mother Earth were simply a resource, instead of the source of life itself.

Attacking nations and using more resources to carry out destruction in the name of peace is not the answer! We need to understand how all these decisions affect the global nation; we will not be immune to its repercussions. Allowing continual contamination of our food and land is affecting the way we think.

A "disease of the mind" has set in world leaders and many members of our global community, with their belief that a solution of retaliation and destruction of peoples will bring peace.

In our prophecies it is told that we are now at the crossroads: Either unite spiritually as a global nation, or be faced with chaos, disasters, diseases, and tears from our relatives' eyes.

We are the only species that is destroying the source of life, meaning Mother Earth, in the name of power, mineral resources, and ownership of land. Using chemicals and methods of warfare that are doing irreversible damage, as Mother Earth is becoming tired and cannot sustain any more impacts of war.

I ask you to join me on this endeavor. Our vision is for the peoples of all continents, regardless of their beliefs in the Creator, to come together as one at their Sacred Sites to pray and meditate and commune with one another, thus promoting an energy shift to heal our Mother Earth and achieve a universal consciousness toward attaining Peace.

As each day passes, I ask all nations to begin a global effort, and remember to give thanks for the sacred food that has been gifted to us by our Mother Earth, so the nutritional energy of medicine can be guided to heal our minds and spirits.

This new millennium will usher in an age of harmony or it will bring the end of life as we know it. Starvation, war, and toxic waste have been the hallmark of the great myth of progress and development that ruled the last millennium.

To us, as caretakers of the heart of Mother Earth, falls the responsibility of turning back the powers of destruction. You yourself are the one who must decide.

You alone – and only you – can make this crucial choice, to walk in honor or to dishonor your relatives. On your decision depends the fate of the entire World.

Each of us is put here in this time and this place to personally decide the future of humankind.

Did you think the Creator would create unnecessary people in a time of such terrible danger?

Know that you yourself are essential to this world. Understand both the blessing and the burden of that. You yourself are desperately needed to save the soul of this world. Did you think you were put here for something less? In a Sacred Hoop of Life, there is no beginning and no ending.

Chief Arvol Looking Horse is the author of White Buffalo Teachings. A tireless advocate of maintaining traditional spiritual practices, Chief Looking Horse is a member of Big Foot Riders, which memorializes the massacre of Big Foot's band at Wounded Knee.

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turbojesus's picture
What a bunch of propaganda. We get cut down where we stand and we're told about protecting the earth. Fill our minds with the platitudes of history. Leaders have always used the environment and portents to manipulate the people to the mask the real issues. More nonsense to pacify and subjugate us. People are living in shacks without water and electricity; other's have lost of any thought of a future. Who's gives a crap about the environment? Our population is moving towards extinction from lack of ability to sustain ourselves while we're told to support rights and diversity for other fake groups like transgender that don't give two craps about us. We had 10 generations in recent memory cut down for no reason in this country; but, it's alright for society to lift up a jewish person and asian to become billionaires. I can't believe I bought into this crap for all those years; all the full blood indians had it right the first time when they would attack these people. Now we have sites like this that try to control and manipulate us into thinking that everything is alright except this bullcrap.
rainbow's picture
In the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community's letter of support for the effort to change the faulty-English translation name, a profane name, for a Minnesota river [the Rum River] and in doing so help protect this sacred Dakota site, Jim Anderson wrote: "I believe that renaming the river 'Wakpa Wakan' or 'Spirit River' is a great stride in mending the circle that we share with all four colors of man. ..." I, Thomas Ivan Dahlheimer, am the co-founder and director of Rum River Name-Change Organization, Inc. The movement to change this river's name has local, national and international support. I am also working to bring about a spiritually united global community so that sacred sites will be protected. My website is located at https://www.towahkon.org/Tomssite.html
Jamtse's picture
Thank you so much Arvol. We all need to hear this again and again and again.
Danyelle Robinson's picture
Danyelle Robinson
niijii's picture
Agree with turbojesus here. There are many survival issues among are people especially the young that need immediate attention. All this intellectual mindf..kin is useless in our real world.
Sammy7's picture
I offer my deepest respect and thanks to Chief Arvol Looking Horse for his teachings. In right relationship I have gone to a sacred site, built a sacred fire, and offered prayers and smoke asking The Great Spirit to guide us to save the soul of this world.
Danyelle Robinson's picture
turbojesus and niijii, "Our population is moving towards extinction from lack of ability to sustain ourselves..." Indeed, this is true of the human race as a whole and not just indigenous people. There is wisdom in Chief Arvol's words. When all is said and done, those who do survive will still need this earth to sustain life. According to a particular Dine story, humans have emerged from the earth four times. (Scxience is even coming around to this belief as well. I prefer to believe that we will emerge again from the rubble of the earth. Some people are more prepare for this than others, which is why this message is so important for everyone. However, sometimes, we have to first seek to bring ourselves into rightness, before we can effect change outside ourselves. The elders have much to teach if we are willing to listen.
Danyelle Robinson
GregD's picture
I thank the Troll 'turbojesus' for again reminding us that biting insects were also created by nature for some reason. In the case of that Troll's comments I find that they are indeed hilarious and so thank it for for idiocy of suggesting that we don't need the one source of our own sustenance! Incredible stuff tj, if your not in politics as well as Trollism you should be! I ask you what sites you actually do believe the materials you read there? Or does your nanny read it to you?
Leslie O's picture
I am white and was raised in NYC and have no "Indian blood" so you can hold that against me if you wish. At the moment I live outside the USA because I am well aware of the murderous lies of the U.S. Government -- along with every other government on earth by the way. These are very, very trying times and it is incredibly difficult to not lose Faith. And by that I mean, not indulging in comparing myself to others, hate, bitterness and self-pity. These emotions which I justify have a very negative vibration and they create illness. First and foremost, you must be a survivor and not sacrifice yourself for cheap emotions that someone taught you. How do I stand in front of my present situation? is the only question that puts me in right relationship to the present moment NOW. There is a magic word called INTENTION that is understood very well by Native American medicine people. It is part of the sacred teachings. This word INTENTION encompasses FAITH. It is a moment where my outer surroundings do not disturb me innerly and I EXPERIENCE the voice of a Higher Vibration from the Creator which ALSO exists --even in the blackest moments. This is also why they say... you cannot serve two masters. I am either listening to the voice of the Creator or I am stuck in the mundane negative thoughts that pull me down. I struggle with this myself but I don't allow myself to believe in the blackness for very long. I point this out because I wish very much for the Native American communities. Many, many others do as well. Don't you hear them? You don't hear them because you are mired in self-pity. The fact is... the world needs you. We need the simplicity and sincerity of the SACRED the Sweat Lodge. Our relatives have long forgotten the Truth and now heads are turning to see that this beauty and simplicity was understood by you all along... the ELDER BROTHER. It is time to KNOW WHO YOU ARE and take your place. Political arguments will not stop the psychopaths from running over your burial grounds. Legal arguments cannot be won in their corrupt courts. Only coming together and BEING your sacred traditions will make the world stop in its tracks. As a material suggestion... Why not create your own line of NATIVE American plant MEDICINE? The Ojibwa tribe especially have tremendous SECRET knowledge in this area and BIG Pharma is being cut down. Non-pharmaceutical products are in the TRILLIONS of dollars. Come together. Work together. If you are a sovereign nation, why not start an OFFSHORE BANK on your land? Do you know how many people would be banking with you? Think of the opportunities. And when you decide to TAKE REAL ACTION... please give me a call because I want to be part of it. leslie oliver
Leslie O
lpurcell's picture
"Each of us is put here in this time and this place to personally decide the future of humankind. Did you think the Creator would create unnecessary people in a time of such terrible danger? Know that you yourself are essential to this world. Understand both the blessing and the burden of that. You yourself are desperately needed to save the soul of this world. Did you think you were put here for something less? In a Sacred Hoop of Life, there is no beginning and no ending."