Tag Archives: Native American

“All life came from the mountain”

Carl Jung’s “America: The Pueblo Indians” (an excerpt) “Another time I stood by the river and looked up at the mountains, which rise almost another six thousand feet above the plateau. I was just thinking that this was the roof … Continue reading

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Guest artist: Lyla Johnston

The Endangered Sites of the Winnemem Wintu For more than 8,000 years, the Winnemem Wintu tribe has inhabited the central waterway that feeds into the Sacramento River in northern California. Their name is translated as “Middle River People,” so critical … Continue reading

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Native Americans call for prayers for the Wallow fire devastation

The call for prayer below just came across my computer screen. I am not sure what date it was issued, but as of July 4 the Wallow fire was still not 100% contained, and the devastating damage, of course, will … Continue reading

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Shell medicine

  Windwalker (HW Guest Artist 2/24/11) reaches into a bowl filled with salt water and pulls out a small purple-edged shell. “This is a wampum shell,” she explains as she lays it on the third eye of the woman on … Continue reading

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Meetings of the waters

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For centuries humans have recognized the special energies present at the places on the earth where different bodies of water meet and join. Shrines are built in these locations, ceremonies held, healings requested, offerings given and received. Here in northern … Continue reading

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Guest artists: Wind Spirit Drum

Hey Lopa “Hey Lopa” is a traditional Lenape rowing song that was sung as we traveled down the streams and rivers of the upper Northeast. Hey means “hello,” and lopa loma means “rowing.” The repetition is an echo–those rowing in … Continue reading

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