Thursday, November 28, 2019
“I am a voice for the voiceless. We are speaking to an unseen world.
Speaking for Mother Earth, trying to stop our spiritual blindness.
We speak for the animal kingdom, for those in the waters, for the ‘four leggeds’ and the one leggeds(trees), the Bengal tiger, the elephant, the creepy crawlers.
I pray that the creator hears us. The creatures have a right to be. The creator gave us instructions about this and how to be a long time ago. He told us ways to take care of ourselves, what to eat and where to live. But now we are unbalanced.
We cut the green off our Mother’s face. We pollute the water, Her blood.
We do clearcut logging on the tops of mountains, when the trees they are the ones that call the wind and rain. Without the ancient trees at the top of our mountains, we are in trouble. The little trees can’t do the same work as the old trees that have been destroyed”... Grandmother Agnes Baker Pilgrim
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Sunday, November 17, 2019
“Red Pendleton Blanket:
Earth and Sky”
By Toni Truesdale
The Elders play an important role in all societies.
Their wisdom from experience makes them invaluable teachers.
As Western values are constantly encroaching on
Use of Native traditions is eroding;
Heritage languages are becoming endangered.
Youth are easily caught between the mainstream and tribal worlds.
All of our elderly are more socially isolated.
If we don’t learn to bring together
The generations in positive communication
Much cultural knowledge will be lost.
copyright 2007 T. Truesdale
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
by Toni Truesdale
Baskets of women
Physical as well as spiritual
Object to concept
Keeping sacred the spirit of everyday life;
Within the home
Utilitarian to universal
Dwelling to village
Community to cosmos
Each human passage
of the last 140 thousand years...
Birth to death
The finite to consummation
End to beginning...