- Oct 15, 2007Some of us go to great lengths to keepfrom doing detail work--anything from flippingthrough a directory for one name in ten thousandto guessing at amounts in a recipe. No time, notime.Time isn't saved by guessing. Even whenwe hit it right once in a while--most of the time weare just a little off. How many of us take our basicinstructions from hearsay--how many don't reallywant to know anyhow?Life itself has an instruction book. There'sno reason to guess at what is right or wrong. Wehave a script for every part we play in life. When wehave a need of any kind, the script has the wisdomto handle it. The Scriptures leave out nothing--andthe biggest mistake we can make is to say we don'tbelieve it--and go off to figure it out by guessing.We were put here by the Creator and these were ourrights.CHIEF WENINOCKYAKIMA1855By: Joyce Sequichie HiflerRed Road Lesson 10Turtle IslandNorthern America has been calledTurtle Island by many Native tribesfor generations. The reference stemsfrom a belief that the continent wasplaced upon the Great Turtle's back.Drawings of North America often depictthe land as a turtle, and some use thetortoise as a representation of theirtribes.Indians love their friends and kin-dred, and treat them with kindness.-CORNPLANTERSENECA, 1736-1836On This Date inNative American HistoryOctober 15, 1925: The Vanishing Amer-ican, a controversial motion pictureexploring the mismanagement and cor-ruption of reservations and how thisaffects the American Indian, premieredin New York City. This sympatheticview of indigenous people was notcompletely well received by theAmerican public, and many debatednot only the condition of the AmericanIndian, but also what should be donewith them.By: Terri JeanIn our language there is no word tosay inferior or superiority or equalitybecause we are all equal . . .-ALANIS OBOMSAWIN,ABENAKIMeditations with Native American Elders"All of us begin to rethink what is goodabout ourselves - put the past where itbelongs - and get on with the possibilitiesof the present!"-Howard RainerTAOS PUEBLO-CREEKThere is a saying, you move toward and be-come that which you think about. So the ques-tion for today is, what are you thinking about?Are you thinking bad things about yourself orare you thinking good things about yourself?Are you thinking about a worldly life? Are youthinking good things about people or are yougossiping about people? Are you focusing onpast things or are you living in the future?We need to bring our thoughts into theNOW,right here.Great Spirit,let meexperienceliving in thepresentmoment.By: Don Coyhis
True Path Walkers
Obligations of the True Path Walkers
To bring back the natural harmony that humans once enjoyed.
To save the planet from present practices of destruction.
To find and re-employ real truth.
To promote true balance between both genders.
To share and be less materialistic.
To become rid of prejudice.
To learn to be related.
To be kind to animals and take no more than we need.
To play with one's children and love each equally and fairly.
To be brave and courageous, enough so,
to take a stand and make a commitment.
To understand what Generations Unborn really means.
To accept the Great Mystery
in order to end foolish argument over religion.May you experience each day as a sacredgift woven around the heart of wonder.
From My Heart,
© ~Barbara A Bailey~The National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association
"Improving Wildlife Care"
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