Buffalohair: Prophecies / Waking Up Stupid

Prophecies & Waking Up Stupid

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The time of awareness has long passed and now we are on our own spiritually speaking. For those who took the hint, including moi, spirituality, spirits and everything that goes bump in the night ain’t nothing but a meatball, capice? If you have not achieved true spirituality within your respective dogma or ideological principals, hence forth you are screwed and destined to be one of the lemmings who will gleefully march to your own demise. Bummer huh…

 

 

Did you get the memo; “We are living in the era of dynamic change. It is effecting absolutely every level of existence and on every perimeter of the sciences, including the governments coveted secret whizzbang alien technologies, please shut off the coffee pot after break”? If not, you are not alone for prophecy dictated that a majority of Planet Stupid’s populations would also miss the memo, for what ever reason. Bet the coffee pot will be toast as well…

 

 

How many ruined civilizations with grandiose structures, pyramids and weird gadgets do we need to discover before we get the message they all failed. Mysterious marvels, cool gadgets, spiffy hieroglyphic and impossible masonry lay in ruins like their empires’, finito la musica paisan. Then there is ‘Crazy Hair’ and his ‘Chariots of the Frauds’ cronies bloviating about ancient alien connections with these failed civilizations. Maybe it’s a good thing, provided you connect the dots.

 

 

Hind sight is 20/20 and there will soon be plenty of ‘I should a, could a, & would a’ to go around after the necessity of a practical understanding in spirituality becomes all to apparent. Spirituality is not just about bowing your head and burning candles or incense while whispering sacred passages in traditional stoicity with your favorite ribbon shirt on of course. There is a day to day practical aspect of spirituality one must grasp first, like not being a wide-eyed drooling spaz around other spirits, gawd!

 

 

The reality is, many folks would pray to the first spirit to move a drum stick out of a Chicken Delight BBQ Special or float around the back yard in color coded galactic boxers (yellow to the front & brown to the back), declaring themselves G*D’s or Architects of Humanity, Universe & Hockey, as if. You must get a handle on Spirits 101 before you can even deliberate between good and bad spirits in the first place.

 

 

Since I’m an Indigenous dude I follow the traditions & customs of my people so I have my routine in dealing with folks from other planets & plains of existence and all the hullabaloo in the spirit world. Other dogmas and ideological principals have their routines in dealing with the spirit world & rowdy residence and they all work just fine. It’s no secret but one must be cognizant of these tools that exist within their ilk for they are there. I know cause I read them in YOUR scared books homie.

 

 

Don’t matter if your dogma requires the sacrifice of Hebrew National Hot Dogs over burning acacia wood while buck naked, dripping in lamb lard and singing Barry Manilow songs. If that’s the tradition/custom within your respective path, it’s Copacabana time. What is most vital for ones survival in the future is that you adhere to the tenets you ascribe & enjoin in with absolute faith and walk in a good way. There is only one Creator, not some tyred subcontractors, the spirits that make excuses.

 

 

Barry Manilow songs?

 

 

As a side note; when one subtracts the human weaponizing factor from all dogmas one finds an enriching path of enlightenment rich in humanity, lessons of life one should learn & adhere to. Reference to ‘Holly Wars & Killing in the Name of G*D is man made and not of the Creator. Those are the words of kings justifying their wholesale murder of innocent people under the guise of G*D & Religion to steal land & natural resources, just ask Mass Murderer Charlemagne, ‘First Land Grabber of Europe’.

 

 

True spirituality transcends all Earthly religious dogmatisms, ideologies, prejudices and assumptions. One becomes keenly aware that we all walk the same path spiritually if our endeavor is in a good way. That only here on Earth we were poised with the challenges of gender, race, greed and faith, scoring a Fail in the process. Now that many dimensions of existence are interfacing more each day with ours, including the spirit world, it is imperative one has a trusted spiritual connection, like yesterday.

 

 

Funny part about it is the fact all respective dogmas purport such a spiritual connection right from jump street, including Lucifer, Goddess Kali and the rest of the bumpkins of darkness. We all should know by now that the Christian’s designated bad guy ‘Satan’ is only one of many spirits that roam the darker reaches of balance within the hinterland of the spirit world. Another irony is that all these dogmas share many prophetic events within this era, which brings up yet another point.

 

 

Prophesies are regional when it comes to finite details, geography & colloquialistic aspects of the culture it is addressing. Just cause your prophecy does not have all the bells and whistles other prophecies have, it does not mean your prophetic ideology is incorrect, it’s just location, location, location. What tribe of people and where did the original prophecy come from? That should be an indicator as to where specific whizzbang events would occur here, there or everywhere.

 

 

From the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh, Utnapishtim and his giant ship ‘The Preserver of Life’ to the Torah’s Noah and his Arc, either the Sumerian’s experienced the big flood or the Yahuds did, but maybe they both had a flood? Who really knows for sure, but within Semitic prophetic teachings, the next disaster to send that region back to the stone age will NOT be by flood. So, other options of death and destruction are wide open. We have variety, Plague door 1, Mega-quake door 2, Famine door 3.

 

 

Can I spin the wheel?

 

 

Prophecies of mine and other cultures didn’t mention floods or the end of humanity during this era of great flux. Along with garden variety of disasters our prophecies cautioned about foreign visitors & destruction they would bring to our people. We did have a flood of sorts, the dam burst in Europe flooding Turtle Island with illegal immigrants from England, France, Spain & Portugal. And with them, disease, death, lies and deception. For all intents and purposes our New World Order has already begun, yours is just starting.

 

 

Within prophecy it was foretold man’s efforts to rule the planet would be successful but there was a catch. Whence their imperious dream came to fruition it would also be the demarcation point of their expeditious demise for Mother Earth would steal the show and close the curtain on man’s ambitions. As for their fake G*D or alien counterpart, he and his ilk are just as screwed as humans, lock stock and tomahawk. But if you already had a true spiritual connection you would know all that stuff and more.

 

 

As for aliens, extraterrestrials or what ever you call’em, they are just folks from another Mother. Some Star People are good and some are total butt cracks as we see on Planet Stupid. What kind of imbecile would give earthlings the technology to destroy the Earth and Humanity then gain the title ‘Benevolent Beings’?!? Bovem de Stercore!! Space dudes are space dudes not G*Ds, holay!

 

 

The elements of the four directions have an open check book and infinite options to choose from when it comes to giving humans and their cronies something to whine about. But it’s the events that science has no words for that will grab the attention I’ll wager eh. Some folks relate the elements of the four directions to the 4 Horsemen of Biblical lore. Either way, these guys are packing some heat, ready to party and it’s Saturday night in the frontier town called Terra Mater. Hide the virgins, stash the weed!

 

 

So here is where I do a plug for all Dogma’s & Ideological Principals eh. I could give a flying crappola about the tint of your flesh, planet you come from or whether you’re a carbon based or sodium based life form, we all have the same spirit & spirit world whence we leave these plains of physical existence. And if you plan to survive the destiny of mankind & friends you had better heed my warning and seek out the truths you ignore within your own path, faith, dogma, etc. 

 

 

Just think, with a real spiritual connection you would have an early warning system that does not require a subscription or batteries. Know when disaster will strike your neck of the woods and know when to dab your doorway with lambs blood. WOW your friends by determining which spirits are cool and which ones are from the bowls of hell in the comforts of your own home. Deliver your people from bondage and much more! All it requires is absolute faith within the ideology of your of choice.

 

 

Maybe I should do infomercials about the absolute need and simplicity of true spirituality in the days and months to come. Only thing is, I have nothing to sell other than an idea. And my payment is not through VISA or Pay Pal but in knowing I’ve kept my word to Maheo, The Creator that I would share what I’ve learned in an effort to prepare humanity for the tumultuous times that lay just around the corner. 

 

 

Take it or leave it and call it all a bunch of Bovem de Stercore. 

 

 

I’m out of here.

 

 

Your Devil’s Advocate

Buffalohair

Dividere la Storia

A Prayer For Texas / Spiritual Insite

A Prayer For Texas & Spiritual Insite

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Hurricane Harvey became personal to me with family and friend living in Texas, including Houston. Fortunately my son informed me that my youngest daughter was safe for now. According to the weather clowns a rough road still lay ahead for her and other Texans. Even though Harvey is a Tropical Storm, Tornados & Flooding will continue to plague the Lone Star State.It is with this in mind I offer a prayer for Texas and every single Texan for their safety during this weather born disaster. I offer prayers for their safety, minimal loss of life and an expedient recovery. Most importantly, I pray for those who lost loved ones.

The people who’ve lost loved ones during this disaster are the ones who need prayers. Their world just got lonelier for them with one less person in their lives on this lonely planet. They lost someone they could confide in and be a friend. I can relate for I’ve buried my sister, brother, dad, scores of friends and my youngest daughter, Samantha. Gawd, loosing my kid was tough. Still chokes me up eh.

Nothing ever filled the void they left from their demise. If I ever hear the word ‘closure’ again I’ll strangle the doctor with their stethoscope. The idea of closure does not sit well with me for I want to remember my family & friend and the love we shared not find a way to erase of stop their memories, especially my little girl. I’ll never got over her passing either but closure was and is NOT an option in my mind or heart of hearts.

Being the poster boy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder it’s not hard to see why I flipped out over Hurricane Harvey with my youngest daughter living in the flight path of this tumultuous weather pattern. I can imagine how other parents would feel if they lost a child for the cut runs deep and we share the same scars. I don’t mind shedding a tear over their memory for it means I still have love in my heart for them. I like that.

I want to ‘still’ love them but closure or the perception of closure is totally counter productive to me anyway. With PTSD I must address what hurts the most and face it directly so I can deal and cope with it. If I don’t, I get my inflatable shell and crawl into it as far as I can so I don’t have to address ANYTHING AT ALL. Fortunately I did find a way to cope and that is what I would like to share with those who suffered loss of loved ones.

Without going through the finite details of my life’s journey I’ll just jump in with the fact I had a near death experience. I saw this and I saw that, I wrote of the prophecies I was given, blab, blab, blab. With that said, I had a chance to see how it goes on ‘the other side’. It’s bitchen there and I did not want to come back, even knowing I had family etc back on this plain of existence.

Sounds sort of cold blooded eh. It was true though, I did not want to come back to Earth for I thought I was done, dead and moving on, but noooooooooooo! I was not done on Earth yet, that’s another story. Here is an insider scoop on the spirit would. When you are on the other side you are completely aware of many things you could not phantom  back on Earth. For grins, imagine colors that are not on our spectrum of colors.

One important thing I’ll share is the fact we are on Earth for a short time according to spirit-world time (SWT). I’ll explain, when I was on the other side I became aware of many things and one of them was that we were on Earth for just a moment in the grand scheme of things. In my heart I knew my relations on Earth would be here shortly according to (SWT). So I was not sad.

Earth time is way slower so we feel the years. Totally a different time zone. A moment in the spirit world could be a decade on this plain of existence. Dearly departed loved ones that don’t come back would actually be waiting for you to catch up and it would only be a moment or so before you and uncle Wally made it to the other side in their time zone.

On a side bar, we are the loneliest in our existence while here on Earth because most of our loved ones are on the other side. We are not lonely or isolated whence we return to the spirit world. Quite a contrast to life here and when someone we love dies that is one less person we could share our sanctuary of thought. We should not feel bad for those who took the journey for it is us who are stuck here in the land of greed, lies and hate.

As if sliding into home plate I thought I made it and was going to move forward. I did not want to come back to Planet Stupid, at all. I know other spirits arriving on that plain of existence feel the same way for it feels more like home there than here in the world of refracted light and make believe. People who make it to the spirit world become very aware and begin to remember things we were not privy to on Earth.

I’ll be blunt on this so don’t get your boxers all twisted up. When you find a cadaver pristine or in pieces just remember that it’s only an elaborate meat filled space suit. The suit may be torn and broken but the spirit is just fine and hanging out with all your relations. It is us who need the prayers for we are stuck on Planet Stupid, and more alone than ever.

That is why I pray for the survivors. They need prayers the most for they are suffering the most, I know for I’ve been there, done that eh…

On a positive note, you have an angel you will be familiar with when it is your time to cross. I have my little angel Samantha waiting for me. I embrace that thought for I still miss my daughter but it is comforting to know she will be greeting me when I return.

With Prayers For Texas.

Your Devil’s Advocate

Buffalohair

Click here to support LETS MAKE GLOBAL ART HISTORY organized by Carlos Buffalohair…….

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Youth and their Art may have their own Museum / Gallery. A good start today With Their paintings!

Would each of us that are visiting these pages , be willing to send a USA Dollar / $1.00 for the International Children Artist Museum  AT ” Sitt Nyein Aye , Art and Culture Center ”  and help the Children send in their Art for Display and the selling their art for them, Around the World ?

Awe ……. Thank You so much!

Love, Ann

 

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The Sitt Nyein Aye Art’s & Cultural Center

Named for renowned Burmese Artist/Activist U Sitt Nyein Aye, this complex is actually a lumberyard set on two commercially zoned blocks (1 acre), with approximately 30,000 sq. ft. of covered space,  2 story building, warehouses, blab, blab, blab. The story of how we managed to score this primo piece of property is a story in itself for it was a hazardous journey.

Now we own it all, lock, stock and tomahawk but we face another daunting challenge, to bring the existing compound up to speed with regard to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Disabled People (CRPD), The International Disabilities Alliance (IDA) & The American’s With Disabilities Act (ADA).

Being that I am disabled as well as many of my friends I know the struggles a disabled person must endure during the course of just one day, both physical and the emotional aspects of our condition. I don’t simply want to comply with disabilities mandates, I want to embrace these mandates.

Lessons learned by the devastating Oakland Artist Collective Fire a few months back exposed the  critical need to address public safety from a variety of vantage points. What about the disabled people who would not be as ambulatory in escaping a fire? How would they escape & how would they survive?

Adding to our concerns is the fact we want to build an International Children’s Art Museum within this complex. How can we make this facility safe for everyone who enters this compound, especially kids? Toss in the myriad of shops, galleries and the visitors they will being to our complex and it is all to clear, Public Safety & Disabilities MUST be addressed from the very beginning NOT as an after thought.

After watching as our community races to comply with Disabilities mandates after the fact, spending millions to renovate and cobble ramps and doorways, we want to do things different and that is why I am here, to petition the global art community for assistance.

I mentioned 5 million dollars as the sum we would need to bring this arts center into compliance in the very beginning and believe me, this is a conservative estimate since fire mitigation is also necessary. So I am petitioning for the assistance from the international commercial sector as well as the citizens & artisans of the world in the evolution of this arts complex.

Along with funding it would be way cool to have engineers, architects and innovators in the field of Disabilities to assist in the construction of this arts complex. This could be a veritable showcase of  innovation   design that could revolutionize how we address the growing number of disabled clientele globally speaking.

Being that I am disabled I can safely say that it would be nice to be able to visit places that are accessible to the disabled regardless of handicap. To have freedom of movement and share in the beauty of art rather than wondering if your wheelchair will fit in the door. When I was wheelchair bound I hated crashing into people because there was no room on the walk path for me to pass.

Who would benefit from this Project? The Global Art Community & the disabled would by having another international arts and cultural destination. But for the disabled artists & entrepreneur this would be a blessing. To address the needs for the disabled from the very beginning would also open up opportunity for the disabled to get involved with this arts & cultural project from the very onset. Maybe have their own store or gallery.

The lumberyard is raw, ready for development and is prime for Innovations in the world of disabilities. This must be addressed before we can move forward. Addressing disabilities in the design & construction of this complex will save millions if we address this in the beginning. With the help of the global public and experienced professionals in the World of Disabilities this could be more than a real cool art & cultural center.

The Sitt Nyein Aye Arts & Cultural Center would be an international showcase or blueprint of how we can address the needs of disabled human beings in the future. Now that would make history in any ones book.

My mentor and dear friend the late Robert Perske championed the cause of the disabled and he continues to be my inspiration. If only he was here to see what I’ve gotten myself into now.

I know he would be proud…

 

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Wang Ping ‘Kinship of Rivers’ Project Returns to ‘The Colony’. Trinidad Colorado

Wang Ping ‘Kinship of Rivers’ Project Returns to ‘The Colony’. Trinidad Colorado

Wang Ping ‘Kinship of Rivers’ Project Returns to ‘The Colony’. Trinidad Colorado

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As promised Award Winning Laureate Wang Ping returns to The Colony to prepare her Traditional Chinese Dumpling. Kinship of Rivers continues to inspire unity and bring respect to our most precious commodity, water. Mni Wiconi, Water is Life and Wang Ping made the pilgrimage to the Oceti Sakowin Camp, along the Cannon Ball River. It became a sacred journey, a story you must hear.

Ms. Ping will share her tales of life and the people who inspired them, along the river. It’s not just about dumplings, it’s about life, cultures, diversity as well as commonalities that make us uniquely human. Kinship is a bond that needs few worlds to describe for it is more a feeling of deeper understanding, trust and sanctuary, a novelty in today’s world. She’ll be at the Amato Lumber Yard Complex, 224 E. Godding, Trinidad, Colorado, 81082 on May 21st at 3:00 pm.

Renowned Artist/Activist Sitt Nyein Aye of Burma will also be painting Murals and Big & little kids are most welcome to participate with Sitt and express themselves in color. Wang Ping will display her Everest Flag Installations. Everyone can create a flag with personal statements, concerns prayers or whatever floats their canoe in the spirit of sharing and cultural expression.

Visitors from around the planet encouraged to bring their traditional regalia, music, and stories, join in on the conversation. If you’re from another universe, ‘Sí, hablamos Pleiadean & Andromedian’. Carbon and sodium based life forms welcome. Abductions and probing prohibited where posted.  BYOAC: Bring Your Own Aluminum Cap. Bring sense of humor

Minstrels welcome to wandering about eh. Hopefully a mix of cultures will converge on this humble little gathering to give a truly international flavor to this humble event. Human beings from a throughout the universe and multi dimensional planes are invited to celibate water with Wang Ping, Sitt Nyein Aye and the artists from ‘The Colony’.

Regardless of the state of it’s state of matter, water is water.

Wang Ping will be at the Amato Lumber Yard Complex, 224 E. Godding, Trinidad, Colorado, on Sunday May 21st at 3:00 pm.

Open agenda & room for improv. 

Info: noveho@gmail.com, ask for Guido, Capice?

Your Devil’s Advocate

Buffalohair  

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

A huge Art Gallery is in the works!…….

A huge Art Gallery is in the works!…….

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On two large city blocks which will be named after the ….. Legendary Burmese Activist/Artist Sitt Nyein Aye!
Where he will also have his own, First Class Gallery!

Yes, every thing will be First Class when Buffalohair is done creating his own work of art with this Gallery !

Jage

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Sitt Nyein Aye: Artists From ‘The Art Colony’ in Trinidad Colorado Buffalohair

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Buffalohair 2012: The Earth Change Arpeggio….. That Everyone Missed

2012: The Earth Change Arpeggio….. That Everyone Missed

Mayan copyThe MSM did a bang up job intentionally Misrepresenting & Over-Billing the December 21st, 2012 Mayan ‘End-O-The-Earth’ Extravaganza. It ended in a cynically vituperative attack on prophecy spawned by a once hopeful people, vanquished by a non event. Well, let’s shed some light on 2012 and the mechanics of change you may not be aware of. Then you’ll know why us old buzzards are still smiling….

 

Almost from the start there was a gross misconception that on December 21st, 2012 the world would end, out of here, sayonara, auf wiedersehen. But alas, after all the hoopla and all the rigmarole about catastrophes far and wide, hell fire & brimstone and the eternal damnation of humanity itself, nothing not even a popcorn fart. BUT that’s exactly how it was meant to happen, significantly insignificant, like a thief in the night.

 

December 21th 2012 was the absolute of absolute demarcation points separating the last 26,000 cyclical reign from the new and present cyclical reign. We are at the cusp of change, the dynamic of which experienced by only a few throughout human history. This change was not marked with an abrupt halt but a subtle cessation of the previous cycle and the beginning of the new. What no 3D, special effects or even a laser light show? Better eat some bath salts and get some Zombie action going.

 

“Where is the destruction, the rouge meteor, Godzilla or King Kong?? I want my money back, this sucks! What happened to all that jazz & epic destruction of the planet? Come on guys, I waited 2 frigging years for the end of the earth and all I got was another copy of the ‘Eagles’ blue album”. This was the general response I received from readers back then. People were indignant and even mad at me because they were not dead & the planet aflame. Hokey Smokes Bullwinkle!

 

Though the effects of this change were not apparent at first light change has take effect one strand at a time at first then cumulative & perpetual as time progressed. Picture a snowball as it grows rolling down the hill. As the old medicine looses relevance the new medicine is gaining momentum but in a new and diametrically opposed direction. It is only a matter of time before the bonds of the past are replaced by a new era for this cycle has 25,996 years of changes to go.

 

This cyclic change also coincides with many dogmatic & ideological principles as well as a duffel bag full of prophetic teachings addressing the era we live. So jump right in, don’t be shy since all prophecies are relevant to the culture they are addressing. That means, just because my oral tradition does not say the exact same thing as yours doesn’t mean it’s not true. All it means is that your prophecies are groomed with events and cautions directed specifically to your people.

 

Eventually change will be evident on every level of existence, from the scientific to the supernatural and everything in-between. Things are going to change no matter how man tries to alter this destiny. It’s not going to be pretty since there are many people who’ve literally sold their souls & dignity for physical possessions and monetary affluence. We all have blood on our hands & we will feel it’s pain because nobody rides for free homie.

 

Don’t mean to fart in the steam-room but for all the good that will arise from this cyclic time of change we have plenty to be concerned about. The interim period will be chaotic on all levels as our world is literally turned upside down. Turmoil will reign and violence will ensue as societal controls give way to pandemonium in key metropolitan areas around the globe. But natural events, some of which never before known to science, will be the ultimate game changer. Go to your sacred book for details.

 

I live within the oral traditions & visions of my people. We all share a common knowledge of the spirit-world and the practical understanding & etiquette associated with this dimension. For us old buzzards it’s like reading a script since everything is transpiring as predicted to a tee. Pass the popcorn it’s about to get good. It’s really kind of bitchen witnessing events that were foretold in visions and oral histories. Well, some of them anyway. It would suck witnessing ‘fire from the sky’ and getting fried to a crisp.

 

Ma Earth and Father Sky are playing my song, ‘The Earth Change Arpeggio’ and it makes me smile.

 

Y’all better learn the lyrics and you’ll be smiling too.

 

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