In Search of Human Beings

A legendary elder of ancient Greece, the man named Diogenes gained renown by walking through the streets of ancient Athens in broad daylight carrying a lighted lamp. When people would ask him why his lamp was lit in the day, he would reply not that he was looking for an honest man, as is so […] Read more »

Twenty Years Ago – Thanksgiving Day, 1995

November 24, 1995 – A band of pilgrims gathered at First Encounter Beach on Cape Cod Massachsetts with Grandfather William Commanda and Frank Decontie of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, and Jose’ Lucero of the Santa Clara Pueblo. In a circle around the roaring ceremonial fire on the beach, the pilgrims vowed to begin a prayer […] Read more »

Reunion: Eagle-Quetzal-Condor

In this brief video clip, Chief Phil Lane shares his understanding of a key ancient teaching of the Americas: the reunion of the Eagle, Quetzal and Condor. Read more »

Sacred Land: 400th Anniversary of 1st Treaty

“Our ancestors made this great agreement on our behalf 400 years ago. Now is the time for us to think about the people living in the next 400 years.”   – Hickory Edwards (Onondaga Nation) The Two-Row Wampum Belt. Long ago when the colonial peoples were seizing possession of the land they would come to […] Read more »

Emphatic Echoes: The Cry of the Earth

As I think of it today, I am moved to post a link to Day 15 of the epic, non-fiction saga, Odyssey of the 8th Fire. Odyssey of the 8th Fire is a an online journal I created in 2006 to tell the true story of a prayer walk for the Earth that lasted for […] Read more »

Arising from Sacred Land, Aiming to the Future: Doug George-Kanentiio

On an August evening about two months ago, Doug George-Kanentiio offered a ten-minute oration while the Sun was setting. Choosing good words, he spoke about the power of great art, about our prophetic era, and about our relations with the land and each other. At the end, he gave voice to the emerging vision of […] Read more »