Buffalohair: Thingyan Celebration. Denver Colorado / 4-16-17 April 22. 2017

Thingyan Celebration, Denver Colorado, 4-16-17

A video glimpse into the Burmese Community on Thingyan, The Burmese New Years Celebration.

What stole the show for me was the reunion of comrades who struggled, fought and in some cases were tortured for years in prison in an effort to break a man’s spirit.

Fortunately, the spirit of freedom and democracy did not die within these most honorable men.

They stand together once again.

Saw Ngo, Hlaing Moe Than, Sitt Nyein Aye, Ko Oo (below) are Burma’s hallowed heroes.

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Burma’s Warriors for Peace

And it was an honor to be among Real Champions of Freedom and Democracy.

Your Devil’s Advocate

Buffalohair

Message to the World From Standing Rock / Buffalohair

 

 

 

Buffalohair: Humanities Pilgrimage: Standing Rock North Dakota

Humanities Pilgrimage: Standing Rock North Dakota

a1-standing-rockStories abound about the Besieged Standing Rock Sioux of North Dakota, their struggle against the Dakota Access Pile Line (DAPL) or ‘Black Snake’ and endless western media prevarications. But while on assignment at the Oceti Sakowin Camp I also found another story. Granted, it was unexpected but it was also hard to ignore for it brought me back to the very essence of my core beliefs. In a way this became my personal pilgrimage.

 

From the moment you approach the Cannonball River one is taken by the size of the encampments on both banks. Then there is the line of traffic waiting to pass the security check point as supporters, supplies and lookie loos pile into camp. You must go through orientation and your credentials verified to acquire a press pass. Only after you met their criteria you are allowed to take videos and photographs in permissible areas with the permissions of the occupants.

 

It is advised you heed the warning about taking photos of sacred sites, camp fires, lodges etc. Though you may fool people and take videos of something sacred on the sly you are not fooling spirits of the spirit world. Everyone is watching you betraying your vow to honor a sacred tradition. And what timing eh. Nothing like doing something completely stupid & disrespectful during a spiritual event of this magnitude for no other reason than you can. How far beyond stupid is that eh?

 

If you are planning a trip to Standing Rock bare in mind this is a budding community not a KOA Camp Ground for this is home to many people who’ve moved to camp permanently. It’s a traditional native community intertwined with societies, clans and private aspects of indigenous life foreign to other cultures. Familiarize yourself with proper protocols and clearly defined tribal precepts of what is hallowed for there are no exceptions to this rule. Just show respect, ask questions, no biggie.

 

Our camp had a majestic view of the spotlights that would shine down onto camp throughout the night. A supporter commented, “Reminds me of the West Bank”, then I noticed the Palestinian flag. It was humbling to note people from around the world who were so driven by compassion they made the pilgrimage to Standing Rock. Through the rigors and excitement of the day a story began to evolve, a story of the human condition.

 

Though people came from many dogmas & ideological principals they understood the deeper significants this joining of cultures has in the grand scheme of things. Where other ‘signs’ were simply ignored or passed off as coincidence, the DAPL – Black Snake Debacle struck a cord within prophetic philosophies around the world. It was good to hear people speaking comfortably about the realities of prophecy, especially from a multi principled perspective.

 

What I found way cool was the younger generation I encountered. These folks were awake, aware and wanting to make a difference for humanities sake. They were up to speed in the issues that mattered. It was great to hear well read and knowledgeable young people sharing their observations in life, motivations and how much they cared for their fellow human beings & Ma Earth. And the skills they offered were off the charts professionally speaking, holay!

 

Various technologies were in review, including innovative housing, holistic medicalOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA and mental health facilities under construction within this sprawling encampment along the Cannon Ball River. I happened onto a yurt building class and was spell bound by this unique structure and it’s simplicity in assembly. But alas I resigned myself to my cousins dilapidated tent that survived a savage wind storm in a previous run to the rez. Some rope, Duct Tape and we were good to go.

 

“Mni Wiconi, Water is Life” the mantra of the Water Protectors would resonate throughout the camp as a reminder of what we are here for. The hustle and bustle of daily life was apparent as mothers would prepare meals and various groups would conduct meetings while kitchens prepared to feed the masses. Sanitation and other infrastructure services continued quietly and unnoticed in what could have been construed as total chaos. This was truly a ‘civil society’, well except for the Bluecoats & their toys peering down on us.

 

As I meandered throughout the camp I could not help but imagine how life was for my people back in the day. I pondered how life could have been, where humanity was an axiom not just a noun. My thoughts turned to the prophecies and oral traditions of my people. Then I remembered the teachings of my late uncle Martin Burnt Fingernail and the visions we shared. If only he could see this now, or maybe he already does.

 

Our wonderful view of flood lamps was overshadowed by a perfect amphitheater since I could hear drums from the meeting area and around camp. After walking around all day it was a joy to lay down and listen to sacred songs, prayers and sagged prophetic teachings from noble speakers.

 

In spite of all the chaos I did find peace of mind at the Oceti Sakowin Camp for I witnessed prophecy in motion.

 

Like I’ve said many times before, you better have a handle on true spirituality and know who your ancestors are because the show has only just begun…

 

Mni Wiconi Water is Life…

 

Your Devil’s Advocate

 

Buffalohair

Native Woman Falsely Arrested & Tossed Naked in Jail

Native Woman Falsely Arrested & Tossed Naked in Jail

 

Saving Clean Drinking Water ND Police Tear Gas Guns Out On Road Blocking Cars

ND Police Tear Gas Guns Out On Road Blocking Cars

 

 

Tribe Members Shake Police Hands and give them flower buds!

Police Move Massive Army on Water Protectors Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

You Tube

Tears Of Joy! :) A Prayer With An Answer! Thank You!

We All Just Prayed For The Camps In ND Didn’t We, For Their Protection! Wow! That is one of those fast answers in prayer! Thank You! Now Tears Of Joy! Jage.

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John Longbow shared a link.

Post Carbon Institute

2 hrs ·

BREAKING NEWS, guys.

The Federal Government just stepped in to halt pipeline construction in North Dakota amidst Standing Rock Sioux tribe opposition.

Joint Statement from the Department of Justice, the Department of the Army and the Department of the Interior Regarding Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S.…

justice.gov

Government Steps In After Judge Denies Tribe’s Request to Stop Pipeline

A federal judge denied a Native American tribe’s request to temporarily block construction of the four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline, which has sparked…

abcnews.go.com|By ABC News

Obama administration orders ND pipeline construction to stop

The order came after a federal judge denied a legal request from the Standing Rock Sioux.

thehill.com

The Obama administration just made a major announcement on the Dakota Access Pipeline

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced it will be temporarily halting construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline effective immediately.

usuncut.com

Native Coalition

1 hr ·

-phx
#NoDapl #WaterIsLife

Obama steps in with major action halting Dakota Access Pipeline

Shortly after a negative court ruling sent shock waves throughout Indian Country, the Obama administration broke its silence.

indianz.com

ONE Spirit’s photo.

56 mins ·

Image may contain: text and one or more people

ONE Spirit

Great Big Wopila to the Earth and Water Protectors! Prayers Up! #NODAPL

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Tears Of Joy! :) A Prayer With An Answer! Thank You!

We All Just Prayed For The Camps In ND Didn’t We, For Their Protection! Wow! That is one of those fast answers in prayer! Thank You! Now Tears Of Joy! Jage.

14233200_10210329987757170_3605451773707403458_n

John Longbow shared a link.

Post Carbon Institute

2 hrs ·

BREAKING NEWS, guys.

The Federal Government just stepped in to halt pipeline construction in North Dakota amidst Standing Rock Sioux tribe opposition.

Joint Statement from the Department of Justice, the Department of the Army and the Department of the Interior Regarding Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S.…

justice.gov

Government Steps In After Judge Denies Tribe’s Request to Stop Pipeline

A federal judge denied a Native American tribe’s request to temporarily block construction of the four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline, which has sparked…

abcnews.go.com|By ABC News

Obama administration orders ND pipeline construction to stop

The order came after a federal judge denied a legal request from the Standing Rock Sioux.

thehill.com

The Obama administration just made a major announcement on the Dakota Access Pipeline

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced it will be temporarily halting construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline effective immediately.

usuncut.com

Native Coalition

1 hr ·

-phx
#NoDapl #WaterIsLife

Obama steps in with major action halting Dakota Access Pipeline

Shortly after a negative court ruling sent shock waves throughout Indian Country, the Obama administration broke its silence.

indianz.com

ONE Spirit’s photo.

56 mins ·

Image may contain: text and one or more people

ONE Spirit

Great Big Wopila to the Earth and Water Protectors! Prayers Up! #NODAPL

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