Chief Nac’a Arvol Looking Horse—19th generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle and recognized spiritual leader of the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota Sioux Nation—requests that all peoples observe the 2016 Annual World Peace & Prayer Day at their own sacred places.
He has issued the following statement:
Maka akantula (People of the Earth),
My name is Nac’a Arvol Looking Horse, founder of World Peace & Prayer Day and Honoring Sacred Sites Day, spiritual leader of the Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Sioux Nations, known as the Buffalo People.
I humbly ask People of the Earth to join together at your own sacred place of prayer, in the effort of healing our Ina Maka (Mother Earth) on June 21st.
For 20 years, People heard the great calling to follow their spirit and helped bring attention to Ina Maka’s Sacred Sites around the world, All Nations, All Faiths, One Prayer. Wopila (a great thank you) to each and every one of you that made a difference creating that sacred circle in your territory. I would also like to take this time to acknowledge the People who are making sacrifices, either through walking, riding in sacred Horse Rides or running, to bring attention to the atrocities and preserve what we have left for our children’s children.
When the Elders passed the Sacred Bundle to me to care for on behalf of the People, they told me of the warning that came from Pte San Win (White Buffalo Calf Woman) 19 generations ago. She left a prophecy that when animals are born white, it would be a sign of a blessing, but this sign would be a symbol of opportunity to change the path of destruction to all life that we would be on. I thought that this would not be in my lifetime. The birth of the white buffalo calf Miracle in 1994 and all the white animals that stood upon the earth since that time are messages that we can no longer ignore. We have always known that man has gone too far, even scientifically this sad truth has been shared of earth and climate changes.
Children are now being born with great sickness, just as the Elders told us would happen. Water is now contaminated throughout the world, the blood of our Mother Earth. The power of Woc’ekiya, which means kiya to send, c’aya to cry (prayer) has to be done with great intention of great Unity, this is what has brought us through many hard times. It is time for this understanding to take place on a global scale.
We are asking all People of the Earth to help create this energy shift by making the Woc’ekiya stronger by going to your own Sacred Site or Place of your Faith on June 21st, to join together to pray for the healing of the World’s Sacred Waters. This year, I will be joining you while attending a traditional ceremony, many prayers are going out to protect our mni wic'oni, our water of life.
I sincerely ask for Unity on behalf of all life upon Mother Earth to heal and all life to come. It is time all People understand Mother Earth is the Source of life, not a resource.
In a Sacred Hoop of Life, where there is no ending and no beginning.
Onipiktec’a (that we shall live),
Nac’a (Chief) Arvol Looking Horse, 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe