"A Cherokee Feast Of Days".................NOVEMBER 1
- "A Cherokee Feast Of Days"
BIG TRADING MONTH
Nu Da Na 'EgwaGreat Spirit, the council here
assembled, the aged men and
women, the strong warriors, the
women and children, unite
their voice of thanksgiving to
FESTIVALThe danger point comes after a victory
when we think there are no more battles. How
many wars have been fought thinking this is the
war that will end all wars? Even in our own private
battles we cannot lie back and think we have won
the right to peace.
We do need to know and remember that
we are more than conquerors. It is a life promise,
but we have to claim it. Other claims have taken
precedence--weariness, lack, sickness--but we are
conquerors, even more than conquerors. We are
winners and overcomers. Believe it, because it is
true, and the more we claim it, the stronger it is.
Where is our strength? In the old times we were
By: Joyce Sequichie Hifler365 Days of Walking the Red RoadNOVEMBER
NOVEMBER WISHRAM MOON:
Red Road Ethic 11
It is easy to live within the shadow of
fear, procrastination, and pessimism.
But these are bad habits and stumbling
blocks that keep you from experiencing
life, the Red Road, and the Great Spirit.
It is well known to the Native people
that optimism is the key to good health.
Worry makes you sick--as do bad
thoughts. Replace them with happiness
and optimism and you shall live a long
Oh hear me, Grandfather, and help
us, that our generation in the future
will live and walk the good road with
the flowering stick of success. Also, the
pipe of peace, we will offer it as we
walk the good road to success. Hear
me, and hear our plea . . .
OGLALA SIOUX, 1863-1950My heart laughs with joy
because I am in your presence.
-CHITMACHAS CHIEFOn This Date in
Native American History
November 1, 1972: Hundreds of Indian
activists banded together in protest at
the Sioux Rosebud Reservation.
By: Terri JeanMeditations with Native American Elders"Times change but principles don't. Times
change but lands do not. Times change but
our cultures and our languages remain the
same. And that's what you have to keep
intact. It's not what you wear - it's what's
in your heart."
-Oren Lyons, ONONDAGA
Going back to the old ways doesn't mean giv-
ing up electricity, homes and cars. It means
living by the same principles, laws and values
that our ancestors lived by. This will allow us
to live successfully in today's world. The spiri-
tuality our ancestors lived is the same spiritu-
ality we need in these modern times. There
are too many influences from TV, radio, news-
papers, magazines and negative role models
that are guiding our lives in a bad way. Our
stability is in the laws, principles and values
that our ancestors were given and that our
Elders teach us.
let me live my
life in a
By: Don Coyhis
The National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association
"Improving Wildlife Care"