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Thursday, March 20, 2017

 

 

"People are fed by the food industry,

that pays no attention to health,

and are treated by the health industry,

that pays no attention to food." – Wendell Berry

 


 

Manataka Council Fire

 

 

 

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Please become a part of creating and preserving this living legacy

dedicated to all tribes in Oneness and Peace.

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WEBSITE Committee

Can you create WordPress web pages?  Can you copy and paste into a simple database?  Volunteer a few hours a week from the comfort of your home or office.  Get a big kiss every day.

Contact Lee Standing Bear Moore  or Bob White

 

 

 

 


 

EDUCATION

 

Doctorate Scholarships now available!   

 

The Institute of BioEnergetic Medicine (IBEM) in Centennial , Colorado is offering five (5) partial scholarships to members and supporters of Manataka

 

IBEM offers various certificates, diplomas and degrees including Certificate of Auricular therapy, Diploma in Biofeedback Practitioner, Doctors of Natural Medicine, Doctor of Bioenergetic Medicine and Doctor of Sacred Medicine.
 

Students granted partial scholarships are qualified to pay 50% discount tuition at $150 per a month.  We teach one weekend (one module) per month, both resident and online class.  There are 36 modules (36 months) for an entire program.  When the student completes the entire program, two degrees (DNM, BD) are granted.  The remote student can attend classes online via the webex. 

 

Please visit us at www.ibemcollege.org  Interested individual , please send an application to IBEM , Attention : Dr. Edward Sullivan 7400 E. Arapahoe Rd. Suite 212 Centennial Co 80112.  Have a question?  Contact nansullivan@ibemcollege.org or call Nan 214-505-6440 for any questions.  ibemcollege.org

 


 

Indigenous Spiritual Elders Speak About Manataka

 

Lakota -  Chief Arvol Looking Horse

Lakota - Peter V. Catches Lakota Spiritual Elder

Salinan-Chumas Nation - Council Chief Xielolixii

Saginaw Chippewa - Rev. Dononlus A. Otto

CHoctaw - Boe Glasschild (Bushpo Awa - Many Knives)

Central America - Great Confederation of Councils of  Principal Mayan Aj Q'ijab

Canada - Holy Mother Marie Paul says Manataka is predestined

South America - Confederation of the Elders Council Original People of Abya Ayala

 

 

GOVERNMENT LEGAL OBLIGATIONS - Recognition of Native American Sacred Sites

HOLY DAY OF RECOGNITION - Manataka IS a Sacred Site

MANIFESTING - Manataka IS a Sacred Site

 

 Declaration of Excommunication from the Vatican dated July 11, 2007. -

 

SACRED BEINGS



Native Elders Reveal Centuries

of Extraterrestrial Contact Lore
by Richard Boylan, Ph.D. (c) 2017

 
For ten days in June, the Yankton Sioux Reservation on the windswept high plains of South Dakota was a gathering place for indigenous tribal leaders from around the globe and hundreds of Native and Euro-American listeners. The occasion was the Star Knowledge Conference and Sun Dance, convoked by Lakota (Sioux) spiritual leader Standing Elk (Laurance Zephier) in response to a vision he experienced. The vision showed that Native American spiritual knowledge about the Star Nations was to be shared with the larger non-Native world. This Conference also fulfilled ancient Hopi and Lakota prophecies.


Spiritual shamans from the Plains tribes (Lakota, Oglala, Dakota, Blackfoot, Nakota) were joined by spokespersons from the Eastern (Iroquois, Oneida, Seneca and Choctaw) and Southwest (Hopi, Yaqui and Mayan) tribes. In addition, the chief Maori shaman came from New Zealand at the southern end of the globe, as well as a professional who formally resided in the land of the Saami people from the part of Scandinavia above the Arctic Circle.


The Native teachers came because they had seen signs then occurring which had been predicted by ancient prophecies. These signs signified to them that the time had come to speak openly about their most closely-held oral traditions. These traditions include their origin from the stars, the influence of Star People visitors on the formation of their culture and their spiritual beliefs and ceremonies, and the imminent return of the Star Nations.    Read More...
 


 

CURRENT EVENTS

 

Three Life-or-Death Reasons Why Climate, Food, and Native American Activists Need to Keep Working Together

On Tuesday,  January 24, Donald Trump signed presidential memorandums to revive the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines—two major dirty oil and fracking pipelines halted by the Obama administration after massive resistance from indigenous, climate and other public interest groups, including food activists. As indigenous leader Winona LaDuke pointed out (article link below) Trump’s push to revive these climate and environmentally destructive pipelines amount to nothing less than a “Declaration of War.” Within 24 hours of Trump’s dirty energy decree, thousands of people across the country took to the streets in protest, while hundreds of thousands more expressed their opposition and anger on social media.

Several months ago, just before Thanksgiving, my national organization, the Organic Consumers Association raised $40,000 from our members to provide organic food and other support to the Standing Rock protests. Many from our staff and volunteer network traveled to Standing Rock or participated in local picket lines and protests. Tens of thousands signed our petitions. Literally several million more people from other organizations did the same, inspired by the courage, determination, and moral clarity of the indigenous people. For the first time in recent history, a critical mass of Native American, environmental, food, justice, student, and other organizations successfully worked together, linking issues (water, food, climate, and native sovereignty) and constituencies, gradually winning over the hearts and minds of a large segment of the body politic.    Read More...

 


 

SPIRITUAL MEDICINE - CEREMONY

 

 

Coca, and The Sacred Plants of the Incas -

The Shamanic World of the Andes
by Howard G Charing

The Incas regarded coca as "the divine plant" mainly because of its property of imparting endurance, nevertheless its use was entwined with every aspect of life; the art, mythology, culture and economy of the Inca Empire.

Millions of Indians have chewed coca on a daily basis for many hundreds of years, yet never has a plant been so misrepresented and its use so controlled by prejudice and ignorance, including up to the present day. The Conquistadors considered it an idle and offensive habit to be prohibited, but it was soon seen that the Indians could not work without coca even when forced to do so.

The coca leaf has been sacred to Andean people since the dawn of pre-Colombian civilization. Doris Rivera Lenz, a renowned Andean Ceremonialist, healer, and Coca leaf Diviner, when asked about the source of the information she divines from them, she says:

"They give me such a powerful awareness it is as though an energy comes into me from just touching them. I invoke Mother Nature and the spirit of the coca, and with just seven leaves, the answer comes, as though through an open doorway." 
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RECOMMENDED BOOKS

 

Sacred Smoke

by Harvest McCampbell

https://www.manataka.org/page479.html

CP742- SACRED SMOKE: The Ancient Art of Smudging for Modern Times McCampbell
Smudging is the burning of herbs as a spiritual practice. Harvest McCampbell explains and illustrates this integral part of traditional life that she began learning about from her Iroquois Onondaga Oswegatchie grandmother. Learn how to make smudge sticks and identify, collect, and grow a wide range of sacred plants for smudging. Discover how to reclaim your own traditions and find your personal healing rituals. Includes sources to purchase herbs and reference materials. Paperback: 96 pages; 0.32" x 9.16" x 6.00"
$ 11.95 + s/h

 

 

Plants of Power

revised Edition by Alfred Savinelli 

https://www.manataka.org/page479.html

 

CP749- PLANTS OF POWER by Alfred Savinelli 

Native American ceremony and the use of sacred plants. This book is a guide to the sacred plants traditionally used by Native Americans and other indigenous people. 128 pages, paperback. 

$ 11.95 + s/h

 

 

 

 


 

FEATURE

 

 

Sacred White Buffalo Experience: Going Native, in a Good Way

By Gale Courey Toensing, Indian Country Today Media Network

 

If this were The Onion, the headline would be something funny like MIDDLE-AGED WHITE WOMAN FINDS GOD IN LAKOTA SWEAT LODGE.

But it’s Indian Country Today Media Network and I didn’t find God. What I found was a sizeable chunk of myself, a really effective purification practice for body, mind and emotions, and a major point of reference on my somewhat checkered spiritual journey.

But if you know Lakota people, you’ll find my headline funny. They’re always talking about doing everything “in a good way”—from participating in ceremony to taking out the garbage. It cracks me up. So after seven years of being around Indian people as a reporter for ICTMN, I’m finally going Native—in a good way—thanks to ceremony.

I give thanks to Yellow Medicine Dancing Boy, the sacred white buffalo calf born June 16 on Peter Fay’s ranch in Goshen, Connecticut, for bringing me to the sweat lodge, and thanks to Peter for taking such good care of him.  
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ELDERS SPEAK

 

"And there are Four Corners of the Earth that we talk about, the Four Colors of people, and the Four Winds. You see the winds - they are spirits."  -- Grandfather William Commanda, ALGONQUIN
 

The Elders teach us about the four directions. If we learn about direction, we also learn about attention, about focus, and about power. Each direction has spiritual power. In the morning, go outside, face the east and get still; then, listen to your thoughts. After you have done this for a while, turn and face the west. Get quiet once again and listen to your thoughts. Did your thinking change when you changed direction?

Great Spirit, teach me the power of the four directions.

 

Copyright: Coyhis Publishing found in the book, Meditations with Native American Elders: Any republishing of part or all of their contents is prohibited.

 


HISTORY

 

Travels of De Soto's Spanish Conquistadors

and the Tula People

by Lee Standing Bear Moore

 

The chronicles of Spanish exploration give a sketchy description of the travels of Hernando De Soto and his Conquistadors and the exact route taken by De Soto's men remains controversial even though recent theories developed by history revisionists are proven to be incorrect .  As you can see from the map left (click to enlarge), attempts to equate every feature in the expedition narratives with some spot on a modern map result in convoluted routes that seem implausible to most historians.  

 

De Soto Narratives

The four narratives of the expedition are (1) that of Rodrigo Ranjel, De Soto's secretary, (2) that of Luis Hernandez de Biedma, who had charge of the King's interests, (3) that of the anonymous Gentleman of Elvas, who belonged to a Portuguese contingent, and (4) that of Garcilaso de la Vega, the longest, most romantic and least reliable of the narratives but one not to be ignored.

 

According to Spanish accounts, De Soto and his Lieutenant, Luis de Moscoso Alvarado and their army of  Conquistadors traveled southwest from the Coligua (near present day Little Rock, Arkansas), and then after a few days travel hauling heavy cannons and supplies, Along the way, the Spanish describe a river full of salt.  Between Coliqua and the Tula is the Saline River (Present day Rockport, Arkansas).  They boiled salt and continued west by southwest when they came to the southeast side of some rugged mountains (the Zig Zag Mountains) where they followed the Caddo River to the villages of the Tula (also spelled Tulla) people.  According to the narratives, the Spanish discovered "...hot brackish water" a naturally occurring thermal springs that rises from the riverbed of the Caddo River.  Read More...

 


 

MUSIC

 

Manataka recently partnered with Canyon Records and its distributors to bring our members and supporters the very finest in American Indian Music.  Canyon Records of Phoenix, Arizona, producer and distributor of Native American music, is one of the oldest independent record labels in the music industry as well as one of the oldest cultural institutions in the state of Arizona.

 

 

MUSIC INDEX PAGE

 


 

FUNNY BONES

 

 


 

FEATURE - CURRENT EVENTS

Pipeline protest similar North Dakota promised in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Tribal representatives and environmentalists on Jan. 30 promised an encampment similar to the ongoing protest against the Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota to oppose the Diamond Pipeline planned from Oklahoma, across Arkansas, to Tennessee.

“There definitely will be an encampment in Oklahoma in the near future,” said Mekasi Camp Horinek of the Ponca Nation and the Bold Oklahoma protest group, but he declined to say when or where it would be held.

“That is an undisclosed location at this time,” Horinek said. “You ‘could’ expect something from us later today, you never know.”

Critics of the project say the pipeline could be damaged by the numerous earthquakes that have struck Oklahoma in recent years, threatens the environment, rivers and Indian burial grounds.

“It also affects the Trail of Tears,” said Michael Casteel, a director of the American Indian Movement, in reference to the route along which Indians were forcibly removed from their lands in the southeastern United States in the 1800s to be settled in present-day Oklahoma.

“There are thousands of unmarked graves,” along the route that included parts of Tennessee and Arkansas, Casteel said, “this is a tragedy.”

The 440-mile pipeline by Plains All American Pipeline and Valero Energy Corp. would extend from Cushing, Oklahoma, across Arkansas, capable of transporting 200,000 barrels per day of domestic crude oil to a Valero refinery in Memphis, Tennessee.   
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GOOD MEDICINE

 

Spirit Guides, Elders, and Teachers

By Walks With Hawks Harvey Doyle
 

Spirit Guides and Teachers try to help or assist the Spirit or Soul in every phase of it evolving toward the Spirit World.

 

I have failed a lot in my life but I now want to share experiences to others that I may help to grow in knowledge and Spirit.

 

I write to gain knowledge and spirit for myself but to convey it to others that need assistance in their Spirit Walk on Mother Earth. The number of Guides and Elders or Teachers that a souls has depends upon what it seeks to accomplish and its level of awareness.    READ MORE...

 


 

FEATURE

Army nods for Dakota Access pipeline; Tribe vows action

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS
 

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The developer of the stalled Dakota Access oil pipeline could get clearance from the Army as early as Wednesday to finish the $3.8 billion project, though the American Indian tribe that has led the battle against the project for months has vowed to continue the fight.

The Army said Tuesday that it will allow the four-state pipeline to cross under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota, the last big chunk of construction. The Standing Rock Sioux promised to fight the development in court.

The Army intends to cancel further environmental study and allow the Lake Oahe crossing, according to court documents the Justice Department filed that include letters to members of Congress from Deputy Assistant Army Secretary Paul Cramer.

The 1,200-mile pipeline would carry North Dakota oil through the Dakotas and Iowa to a shipping point in Illinois. Dallas-based developer Energy Transfer Partners had hoped to have the pipeline operating by the end of 2016, but construction has been stalled while the Army Corps of Engineers and the company battled in court over the crossing.   Read More..

 


 

VIDEOS

 

 

Videos about MANATAKA

 

In 2009, the Elder Council directed Lee Standing Bear to begin the process of video documenting the Story of Manataka for future generations.  Small productions recorded over a period of time will result in a series of major productions in the future.

 

Soul Tripping w/ Mary Elizabeth and Lee Standing Bear Moore - 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAWU_YtsTZA&feature=share

The Story of Manataka w/ Lee Standing Bear Moore - 2016

https://youtu.be/gTbeZH_Oopo

 

Story of Manataka  w/ Monroe Loy - 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IVwfd6KDPY

https://vimeo.com/172161767 - Trailer

 

The Seekers Documentary w/Lee Standing Bear Moore - 2015

www.seekersthedocumentary.com

 

Seven Sacred Caves - John Cooksey w/Lee Standing Bear - 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3yaXTEIgZ0

 

The Moment October 20th 2012 - John Cooksey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3LsfIeeBCY

 

Moment at Manataka Mountain 2012

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGeQsCtA8ag&list=PL1d8LVN695F5juSwlkIwLnglKlvfND2h6&index=6

 

Moment at Manataka 2012

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV-8bMA8DNg

 

Peace Mother at the Manataka Moment 2012

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnR8Ugd3dr0

 

THE MOMENT - Why You Want To Be Here 2012

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDPHl7o7H2E

 

Lee Standing Bear Moore Talks About The Moment 2012

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuZWu9-Fh54

 

Lee Standing Bear talks about Crystals of Hot Springs, AR part 1 -2012

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSwQQXvC83Q

 

Lee Standing Bear Moore talks about Crystals of Hot Springs part 2 - 2012

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlfufsfA4FE

 

About Quartz Crystals - Buddy Huggins w/Lee Standing Bear - 2012

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlfufsfA4FE

 

The Story of Manataka - Rabbi Yahoshua Yahir - 2012

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1lKmmepoFA

 

Lee Standing Bear Moore & Woableza Labatte on Prophecykeepers Radio PT1 - 2009

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2I51FEmP3Q

 

Lee Standing Bear Moore & Woableza Labatte on Prophecykeepers Radio PT2 - 2009

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlS3QPQXf0k

 


 

SACRED SITES - Upcoming Events

 

World Peace and Prayer Day

Hawaii Island - June 21, 2017

 

In 1996, Chief Arvol Looking Horse started the annual World Peace and Prayer Day. The first WPPD ceremony was held at Gray Horn Butte in Wyoming following a horseback ride from the Wahpeton Dakota reservation in Saskatchewan. On that site, according to tradition, the Buffalo Calf Woman first appeared to the tribes, hundreds of years ago, bringing instruction in sacred ceremonies of how to live in balance with all life, and leaving behind a sacred bundle containing a sacred pipe of peace. Today, Chief Arvol Looking Horse is the 19th Generation Keeper of the Tradition of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe.

The World Peace and Prayer Day ceremonies have been held in different locations around Turtle Island—and beyond, to Ireland, South Africa, Australia, Japan, and Costa Rica.

On June 21, Chief Arvol Looking Horse will conduct a public ceremony in Hawaii.

“All Nations, All Faiths, One Prayer is respecting each others’ traditions, culture and religions,” said Arvol Looking Horse in his World Peace and Prayer Day message for 2011.  “There is one Creator and one Mother earth that we all share. We have gone all over the world once a year to pray with other faith communities and Indigenous Nations at their Sacred Sites. We have traveled to the United Nations to talk about the environment and prophecies. As First Nations we have committed ourselves to maintaining our sacred way of Life where there is no ending and no beginning! Mitakuye Oyasin (all my relations).”

 

 

 

 


NATURAL HERBAL MEDICINE

 

 Manataka Native Remedies©

 

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Over 250 natural, pure and effective remedies for most everything that ails you.

 

 


 

ELDERS SPEAK

 

"I have always searched for my place and my people." -- Wendy Rose, HOPI/MIWOK


For every human being to feel connected, we must have the feeling of belonging. That is one of the values and benefits of a culture: it creates the feeling of belonging. If for some reason, while you were growing up, you did not develop the feeling of belonging, a search will be triggered and a restlessness will be present in your heart. You will have a hole inside you, something missing, until you find your place and your people. Remember, we can get this feeling of belonging when we realize we belong to the Great Spirit and that He really loves us a lot.

My Creator, today, I belong to You. Let me feel Your presence. Thank You.

 

Copyright: Coyhis Publishing found in the book, Meditations with Native American Elders: Any republishing of part or all of their contents is prohibited.

 

 

 

Nominations Open for Elder Council

The Manataka Elder Council needs one new member.  Self-nominations are permitted.  Requires at least one in-person meeting per year at Hot Springs, AR and tele-conference meetings monthly. Rewards are commensurate with time and effort.  MAIC dues must be current. Send a bio today!

 

 

Volunteer Counseling Position Open: 

Are you a minister, psychologist, teacher or counselor?  MAIC announces a need for more professional volunteer counselors. Manataka's free online Counseling program helps hundreds of people with emotional, spiritual, family, marital and other issues -- anonymously and free!. Education, experience and licensure requirements. http://www.manataka.org/Counseling.html  Email:  counseling@manataka.org

 

Manataka Sacred Grounds:  

Planning is in full-swing to convert vacant lots on the east side of Manataka (Hot Springs) Mountain into memorial gardens.  We need your help.  http://www.manataka.org/page1392.html

 

 

WEBSITE Committee

Can you create WordPress web pages?  Can you copy and paste into a simple database?  Volunteer a few hours a week from the comfort of your home or office.  Get a big kiss every day.

Contact Lee Standing Bear Moore  or Bob White

 

 


 

OPINION PAGE

 

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

 

MARCH

 

 I sent energy to Manataka to help "free her waters"

Greetings Manataka!

 

Reading the article regarding Manataka I felt immense joy of spoken truths being found. It was about two yrs ago at around this time I stumbled onto Manataka while Googling white buffalo calf woman and was immediately drawn into it finding many relevant truths through writings by Bear.. I sent energy to Manataka to help "free her waters" today I felt the first aspects of her "freeing herself." Emotional truths are "coming to the surface" like that of a gentle touch from the tip of an eagles wing on the verge of taking flight.  Blessings to this in One True Nation - Sarah Peck, Alaska

 

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2017 POWWOWS and EVENTS

 

 

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