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Passover

April 10 to 18, 2017

Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 16, 2017

IRS TAX DAY

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

EARTH DAY

Saturday, April 22, 2017

 

 

 


 

Manataka Council Fire

 

 

 

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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. -

 

HISTORY - SACRED BEINGS


Reacting to the Sixties Scoop Case

Native Children and the Child Welfare System
by Doug George-Kanentiio

On February 14 Ontario Superior Court Justice Edward Belobaba made a historic ruling by holding Canada responsible for the pain and suffering endured by over 16,000 Native children taken from their communities and placed in foster homes across the Canadian province and into the United States.


The federal government took an active role in ripping the children from their families resulting in psychological, spiritual and physical harm. The children were placed into non-Native residences and stripped of their heritage. In many instances the placements were done without background checks and often to the highest bidder.


Despite its promise to work with Native governments to assure the safety and security of the children virtually no follow up was done once they disappeared into the foster care system. Many thousands of these children were lost to their people with the result that families were shattered and the children sent into a social void.


The consequences were predictable: abnormally high rates of alcoholism, drug abuse and suicide as the children grew older without the means to resolve the deep feelings of insecurity and low self esteem.   Read More...   
 


 

CURRENT EVENTS  

 

Mardi Gras Indian Council

 

Legendary Chief Robbe (Robert Lee) founded The Mardi Gras Indian Council in 1985 to represent the Mardi Gras Indian tribes and preserve the unique New Orleans tradition of "masking Indian." Chief  Robbe asked Bertrand Butler to gather the neighborhood leaders known as chiefs, and he has served as executive director ever since. 

 

Every year for Carnival season, neighborhood-based groups of African Americans appear on the streets in elaborate, hand sewn suits of the finest beads and feathers, confronting other tribes in ritualistic encounters that involve chanting, dancing and competition for the “prettiest” suits. The breath-taking suits embody the artistic genius, stamina and resourcefulness of the chief and queens. The multiple generations of family and community members who accompany them, in the roles of wild men, spy boys and flag boys, testify to their power as leaders and the genesis of that strength in a community brought together to maintain an extraordinary tradition against great odds.   Read More...

 


 

SACRED PLACES


 

Science, Religion And Spirituality On Mauna Kea
By Millicent Cummings

With so much at stake, the TMT project most certainly begs more than just a question or two.

To the dismay of so many Native Hawaiians, environmentalists and supporters around the globe, the condition of Mauna Kea is grim.

This once pristine mountaintop, the highest on the planet measured from the sea floor, has become an Industrial Park in the middle of one of the most sacred sites in all of Polynesia. There are 13 telescopes already built in this Conservation Zone where a thousand years of ceremony and the bones of ancient ancestors reside.

Most were constructed with the assurance that no more would be built and that some would even be decommissioned. None have been taken down thus far and the proposed TMT, (Thirty Meter Telescope), would be the largest and most destructive of them all.

Christian Cosmology, Politics and Science, have often expressed empirical and colonialist attitudes frequently dismissive of differing perspectives. When profits are involved, the sanctity of Nature and the Kapu, (Protected, sacred, forbidden), of Sacred Sites is simply ignored.  
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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

 

 

 

 


 

ENVIRONMENT

 

Monsanto Isn’t Feeding the World—

It’s Killing Our Children
Organic Consumers Association, by Katherine Paul
 

“How could we have ever believed that it is a good idea to grow our food with poisons?” – Dr. Jane Goodall

Two new reports published in recent weeks add to the already large and convincing body of evidence, accumulated over more than half a century, that agricultural pesticides and other toxic chemicals are poisoning us.

Both reports issue scathing indictments of U.S. and global regulatory systems that collude with chemical companies to hide the truth from the public, while they fill their coffers with ill-gotten profits.

According to the World Health Organization, whose report focused on a range of environmental risks, the cost of a polluted environment adds up to the deaths of 1.7 million children every year.   
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ELDERS SPEAK

 

"As we plunge ahead to build empires and race for supremacy we should stop and listen to [the female] song of life. For without the female there is no life."  -- Oren R. Lyons, Spokesman, Traditional Circle of Elders


Women are created with the ability to produce life. Women have a special tie to the Earth Mother. They have something in common. They are the source of life. The Earth Mother gives songs to the Woman to sing. These songs are about life, about beauty, about children, about love, about family, about strength, about caring, about nurturing, about forgiveness, about God. The World needs to pay attention and listen to Her. She knows.

Great Spirit, let me listen to Her songs.

 

 

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

 


HISTORY

 

THE STORY OF

CHIEF BENITO ALTAHA GRAY HORSE
By Marcus Phillips and Sandra Long

With the coming of white settlers in the early 1800s, Hot Springs [Manataka], which had been a Mecca to Amerindians since before the dawn of history, changed forever. The hunting grounds were overrun by the newcomers, and the Valley of the Vapors became a reservation controlled by the "Great White Father" in a place called Washington. The tribes that had lived nearby journeyed westward to other lands, but the Place of the Healing Waters [Nowasalon] was embedded in the collective mind of the Native Americans, whose ancestral legends told of its magic and beauty.

As the years went by, Indians remembered and continued to visit the springs, sometimes coming in groups to camp in Gulpha Gorge or other outlying areas. One notable Choctaw Chief, Louis LeFlor, visited Hot Springs and died here in the early 1830s. With the discovery of oil on western Indian lands, many, especially the Osage, became affluent and were able to make frequent visits to the spa as tourists. During the 1920s and 30s, elegantly dressed groups of Quapaw, who had profited from lead and zinc mines, arrived in limousines to enjoy the "good life."

A number of Native Americans even returned to make their homes in the area. The most memorable of these later residents was Chief Benito Altaha Gray Horse, a member of the Chiricahau Apache tribe, who made an important contribution to the Resort City as a reminder of its rich Indian heritage. During the colorful period of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s, the Chief was in great demand among various civic organizations as a speaker on Indian history and culture. Having fought against the United States Calvary, he was an authority on Indian wars. Wearing colorful regalia, he led or participated in many of the city's parades and often visited in the schools to play his harmonica for the children and to tell Indian stories and talk about the merits of education.

During the 1920s, the Hot Springs Business Men's League was eager to promote the early history of the area by restoring some of the Indian trails as tourist attractions. After the Boy Scouts placed markers along these trails, hiking clubs and riding academies were formed. A trail guide was published, and guides were employed to lead tour groups along the sometimes lengthy routes.  
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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

 

Dreams Come True
By Piripi Taylor, Maori Television

Bill recognises Whanganui River as a living and indivisible entity

http://www.maoritelevision.com/news/regional/bill-recognises-whanganui-river-living-and-indivisible-entity

Tears were shed at the final reading and passing of a bill in Parliament today that legally recognises the Whanganui River as a living and indivisible entity with its own rights and innate values.

The Te Awa Tupua Bill will give effect to the Deed of Settlement signed in 2014 to establish a new legal framework for the river, Te Pā Auroa nā Te Awa Tupua along with a set of new protocols.

The bill also recognises the inalienable relationship of all river iwi and hapū with Te Awa Tupua and the shared responsibility to work collaboratively for the common purpose of the health and well-being of the river, with the help of government funding.

An emotional speech was delivered by Te Tai Hauauru MP Adrian Rurawhe who congratulated Whanganui for shifting the paradigm of a flawed treaty settlement process to be predetermined by traditions of Whanganui.

 

 

GOOD MEDICINE

 

Colors of Life
By Walks With Hawks Harvey Doyle

Individuality colors your life in many ways. Our spiritual signature radiates within and without your body and resonates many colors which is your Aura of Life. Our moods has color, our clothing, our skin tones, our ideas and even our spiritual thoughts or energies that are promoted by your Aura. We were not created alike, nor where we created to be likened to each other, but we were created to be ourselves within the moral code of Creator.

 

Everything comes from his radiating love and energy to us as a gift. If we accept this gift, then we are in connectivity with him but if we reject this gift then we lose connectivity with all his Creation. We can in life go so far in negativity that we sometimes are not given the chance to receive the gift again. This is a very bad situation for us to be in as far as our spirituality.

 


 

HOPI SPIRITUAL MEDICINE

 

Ngungu'taota (Greetings, we are relatives),

Tutskwa I'qatsi (Land and Life are One)

By Upaava Hohongwitutiwa


I have spoken here In Manataka Smoke Signal News before, but time has progressed and I would like to speak clearly to you about what is most important to understand, as the Hopi and others know it.  More and more the world is being inundated with knowledge of Star People: their ships, their different appearances, their various agendas. But amidst all this information what is the core message to take to heart, to remember so we will be prepared to make wise choices in the days ahead?

This core message is simple, it speaks to us about the importance of our Earth Mother to our futures, and about the process of evolution that the Creator has designed for us upon the Earth.

The Earth and Evolution are two simple ideas to keep with you. If we hold fast to our Earth Mother through all to come, we will be safe and receive the culmination of our long evolution upon and within Her body.   
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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

 

"You can pray for whatever you want, but it is always best to pray for others, not for yourself." -- John Fire Lame Deer, Lakota


When you are selfish and you pray, you are requesting things to flow only to you. When you are selfless, you are praying for things to flow to others. The old ones say this is the highest form of prayer. Praying this way is according to the Natural Laws.

Great Spirit, today, let my thoughts be about others.

 

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

 

APRIL LETTERS

 

 

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2017 POWWOWS and EVENTS

 


The Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community
4934 State Highway Rt 5
Fonda, NY 12068
(518) 673-4197 
(518) 584-9270

Fax: (518) 673-3783
mourningdve60@yahoo.com

info@mohawkcommunity.com

Upcoming Events and Volunteer Opportunities
April 15 Lecture:
Sally Roesch Wagner on Haudenosaunee Women’s Influence on the Women’s Suffrage Movement
10am-4pm
Non-Native leaders of the Women’s Suffrage movement were inspired by Haudenosaunee women who already enjoyed great respect, status, and authority. Come learn about this history. This talk is sponsored by the Humanities New York Public Scholars Program and is free and open to the public. Donations are gratefully accepted. Lunch is included for a $25 suggested donation for lunch. RSVPs by April 10 are appreciated: 518-673-4197 or Kanatsiohareke@gmail.com.

April 29 Workshop:
Making a Traditional Hand Drum with Jackie Labonte (Mohawk), 9-6pm: Make your own traditional hand drum and learn how to Feast your Drum according to Haudenosaunee traditions. $125 tuition includes lunch, materials, and instructional costs. Completed drums retail around $150. RSVP by April 19 at: 518-673-4197 or: Kanatsiohareke@gmail.com. (Max: 25 students)

May 20 Community Work Day!
Volunteers welcome and invited to come help Kanatsiohareke clean and prepare its stage and picnic tables, and take on other outdoor and indoor tasks for its upcoming June Strawberry Festival. Sign up to volunteer at: 518-673-4197 or Kanatsiohareke@gmail.com. Lunch provided.

May 20 Workshop:
Raised Beadwork with Mary Jacobs
10am-4pm. Learn how to make a raised bead flower medallion necklace or needle case, receiving instruction and materials from renowned raised beadworker, Mary Jacobs. Attendees will also learn more about the history and cultural context of this endangered art form. $125 tuition, includes beads and materials as well as coffee, tea, morning snacks and home cooked lunch. Please RSVP by May 10: 518-673-4197 or Kanatsiohareke@gmail.com. (Max: 12 students)

May 27 & 28: Workshop
Making a Plains Courting Flute with Eric Marczak
10am-4pm both days. Learn about the history of flutes while being guided through the process of making a 21-inch Plains-Style G Minor Flute. Completed flutes retail for around $175-$200. Tuition is $175 and includes home cooked lunch and coffee, tea, and morning snacks. Space is limited (Max 6 students) so RSVP soon at: 518-673-4197 or Kanatsiohareke@gmail.com.

June 3: Workshop
One Day, One Photo: A Video Storytelling Workshop with Katsitsionni Fox (Mohawk)
10am-4pm. We all have stories to share, some bring laughter, others sadness or even joy. For this workshop you will need to bring a picture that means a lot you. It should be one that evokes emotions and memories of a story that you would like to share. You will then be instructed in making professional-style videos about your photos, while learning about the importance of storytelling in Mohawk/ Haudenosaunee culture. Tuition: TBA, will include coffee, tea, morning snacks and home cooked lunch. (Max: 12 students)

June 10 Community Workday!
Volunteers welcome and invited to come help Kanatsiohareke with planting, setting up tents, and cleaning inside and outside in preparation for the upcoming Strawberry Festival. Sign up to volunteer at: 518-673-4197 or Kanatsiohareke@gmail.com. Coffee, tea, snacks and lunch provided.

June 24 & 25 Kanatsiohareke Strawberry Festival!

Volunteers welcome and needed! Please RSVP to Donna Tall Bear: mourningdve60@yahoo.com

 

 

 

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