Sustainable Wisdom; A word from an Elder

Some wise words from Chief Arvol Looking Horse, inspired by the recent oil spill. Peace. A Great Urgency
To All World Religious and Spiritual Leaders
My Relatives,
Time has come to speak to the hearts of our Nations and their Leaders. I ask you
this from the bottom of my heart, to come together from the Spirit of your Nations in
We, from the heart of Turtle Island, have a great message for the World; we are
guided to speak from all the White Animals showing their sacred color, which have
been signs for us to pray for the sacred life of all things. As I am sending this
message to you, many Animal Nations are being threatened, those that swim,
those that crawl, those that fly, and the plant Nations, eventually all will be affect
from the oil disaster in the Gulf.
The dangers we are faced with at this time are not of spirit. The catastrophe that
has happened with the oil spill which looks like the bleeding of Grandmother Earth,
is made by human mistakes, mistakes that we cannot afford to continue to make.
I asked, as Spiritual Leaders, that we join together, united in prayer with the whole
of our Global Communities. My concern is these serious issues will continue to
worsen, as a domino effect that our Ancestors have warned us of in their
I know in my heart there are millions of people that feel our united prayers for the
sake of our Grandmother Earth are long overdue. I believe we as Spiritual people
must gather ourselves and focus our thoughts and prayers to allow the healing of
the many wounds that have been inflicted on the Earth.
As we honor the Cycle of Life, let us call for Prayer circles globally to assist in
healing Grandmother Earth (our Unc¹I Maka).
We ask for prayers that the oil spill, this bleeding, will stop. That the winds stay
calm to assist in the work. Pray for the people to be guided in repairing this mistake,
and that we may also seek to live in harmony, as we make the choice to change the
destructive path we are on.
As we pray, we will fully understand that we are all connected. And that what we
create can have lasting effects on all life.
So let us unite spiritually, All Nations, All Faiths, One Prayer. Along with this
immediate effort, I also ask to please remember June 21st, World Peace and
Prayer Day/Honoring Sacred Sites day. Whether it is a natural site, a temple, a
church, a synagogue or just your own sacred space, let us make a prayer for all life,
for good decision making by our Nations, for our children¹s future and well-being,
and the generations to come.
Onipikte (that we shall live),
Chief Arvol Looking Horse
19th generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe