SIGNAL NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2003
1. ELDER COUNCIL ANNOUNCEMENT 7. BEARY NICE
2. WEB SITE UPDATE 8. RIP SURVEY FORM
3. EMERGENCY NOTICE 9. BIG FOOT RIDE – SOUTH DAKOTA
4. BABY LUPITA UPDATE 10. FORGETFUL BEAR
5. MAIC ADDRESS CHANGE 11. TSALAGI & LAKOTA WORDS
6. CHEROKEE TAPES!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
you a joyous new year!
Bob Eagle Horse McFarlin has called a regular meeting of the Elder
Council and invited guests for 1:00
p.m., Sunday, January 12
at his home. All Elders are requested to be present. If you cannot
be present, please call 501-627-0555 asap. This is not a membership meeting.
A Cherokee Fish Story – Children’s Story
Cherokee Lord’s Prayer – Beautiful Words
False Shamans – Medicine Lodge
In The Presence of Shadows Beautiful Words
Red Hawk American Indian Legend
Red Hawk’s Diary - Women’s Council
Speak to the Standing People – Feature Story
Warriors of the Rainbow – Medicine – Legend
We Honor The Bear – Beautiful Words
month’s featured new article is "In The Presence of Shadows", an
anthology of 24 original American Indian poems by MAIC member, Monterey Mountain
Sun Hulsey-Sirak. Give yourself a gift today – read these beautiful words.
WEB SITE ADDITIONS
Dog Soldiers – History
Dolphins and Whales Feature Story
Eating Flowers and Bugs Feature Story
Falling Star Legend
Indian Herbal Medicine Medicine Lodge
The Three Mosquitoes Fun Article
Nakoma Speaks – Bear Feature Story
Chief Black Kettle History
Cosmic Return Medicine Lodge
Frank Fools Crow Medicine Lodge
Spiritual Elders.Org – Medicine Lodge
The Song of Life Ancient Customs
The Temple Doors Medicine Lodge
Warrior Society Handbook Warriors
you have a story to tell or an article you would like to see appear on our
website? If so, please send it today.
Our spiritual leader and friend, CHIEF WOABLEZA,
needs your help!
His work of bringing sacred ceremonies, songs, healing, knowledge and
hope to people in far away places is vital! Even though Woableza lives a very
frugal life as a poor man, his expenses on the road are high. According to
Magdala, he may lose the van used in travels if $350 is not found quickly.
Please call Western Union and wire a donation to: Laura
Santana or send a contribution to MAIC. We
will make sure he gets it. Thank you!
News: Baby Lupita Amador was taken to the Intensive Care Unit at Arkansas
Children’s Hospital. Her liver has nearly shut down because of numerous blood
clots caused by chemotherapy. She is in a great deal of pain.
News: Doctors report the chemotherapy has caused remission of cancer cells. Her
white blood count is slowly climbing.
ask that you continue prayer ceremonies for this precious child. Please send
your love to:
Jo Ann Lane
NEW MEETING TIME:
Regular MAIC Membership meeting time has been changed to: 11:30
a.m., 3rd Sunday of each month at the
sacred Fire Circle in Gulpha Gorge.
TO YOUR ADDRESS BOOK:
MAIC EMAIL: Manataka@myexcel.com
Please note: Please do not send
attachments with your email to MAIC without notifying us before you send
so the ‘gate’ can be opened for your attachment. We receive hundreds of
emails and some are infected with viruses. Our fire wall and security system
will not allow most attachments. Thank you.
the Cherokee Language the Easy Way!
language tapes and book set by Chief Jim Gray Wolf Henson will be available
soon. As a full-blood Kituwah Cherokee from Oklahoma, Gray Wolf was Chief and
Vice Chief of the federally recognized United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians
in Oklahoma for over twenty years. As a teacher, pastor and Chief, no one speaks
the beautiful Tsalagi (Cherokee) better than Gray Wolf! You can be speaking the
beautiful Cherokee language within a week with these masterful, easy listening
audio cassette tapes and illustrated book.
a limited number of sets will be available at $40 each. Order your own set
today! Send a check or money order to: TSALAGI, c/o MAIC, PO Box 476, Hot
Springs, AR 71902-0476.
(Flippin, AR) - We want
to share the news of our latest arrival with our MAIC family. My grandson,
Matthew (Usti Gola Yonv - Little Winter Bear) was born on Dec 15 at 9:28 am. He
weighed in at 7 lbs. 12 oz. and 19" long. Should have called him
"Hungry Bear", all he wants to do is eat and EAT. We hope to bring him
to Manataka soon. Good thoughts to all. Grandmother Noquisi
Grandmother has already completed an application to insure Baby Bear is inducted
as a member of MAIC!)
RIP PROJECT SURVEY:
month we reported that members have begun work to inform MAIC families, friends,
hospitals and funeral homes about American Indian ceremonies for the deceased.
Informational packets would be made available to MAIC members to be used in case
of death. We would like to know your opinion to these questions:
Would you want American Indian funeral services to be performed in
of your death? Yes ____ No ____ Maybe ____
Do you currently have a Living Will? Yes ____ No ____
Do you currently have a Last Will and Testament? Yes ____ No ____
Do you plan to be cremated? Yes ____ No ____ Maybe ____
Do you think there may be opposition from your family or friends if you
to decide to have elements of American Indian rites performed
your funeral services?
and paste the form into your email browser and complete each question. Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do not include attachments to your email. Thank you!
Big Foot Ride - South Dakota
Your Help Is Needed
The annual Big Foot Ride in
South Dakota, headed by Chief
Arvol Looking Horse, to commemorate the anniversary of the Big Foot massacre has been
tragically halted. This morning it was discovered that EVERY vehicle and trailer
tires were slashed. ANY help would be deeply appreciated.
The effort to regain their
rights to their culture, their history, and their children's futures has
demanded that all concerned and compassionate fellow human beings join in their
struggle. This is another opportunity for those of us who's lives have been so
enriched by our native relatives, to rise up and participate in assisting them
to continue on in their dream for the future generations. Thank You, your help
will be most appreciated.
Rickenbach - Milos
Please send Help: Wells Fargo trans #:091000019 Wolakota Foundation/Sunkan Wakan acct #:9876665879 Wells Fargo Soearfish Branch 131 West Hudson Spearfish, SD 57783
NEEDS HIS BOOK…
Lee Standing Bear
loaned his commemorative book about the sacred White Buffalo Calf Woman by Arvol
Looking Horse to a MAIC member. If you have his book or know someone who does,
please call and return it asap. Bear’s can not remember much of anything.
CHEROKEE & LAKOTA WORDS
Month – I-ya-nv-da
Wiyawapi/ wee - yah - wah - pee
Winter – Go-la
Waniyetu/ wah - nee - yea - due
Flower – Hu-tsi-lv-ha
Wahca/ wah - gh - chah
Grandfather – E-due-du
Yu-ne-ga Wasicu/ wah - shee - chue