Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe, Nine-teenth GenerationI am Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe, Nine-teenth
A Message from Chief Arvol Looking Horse
Generation. I send greetings and goodwill to an.
We of many nations as Keepers of our Mother Earth must unite spiritually for world peace and harmony
and send our prayers for those who are suffering and oppressed all over the world. Our prophesies
inform us of drastic world changes if we do not return to our respective cultural values.
It is told that in 1890 the hoop of our nation was broken because of the persecution of our people and
the massacre at Wounded Knee. A vision was given to unite our people spiritually through Wasigla, a
"Wiping the Tears Ceremony." In December of 1990 the Ceremony was carried out and the hoop of
our nation began to mend. This ceremony al-lows us to complete ourselves spiritually by releasing
pain and praying for Wolakota (peace). It allows us to once again have peace within ourselves and
balance with all our relations.
In 1994 the birth of the first White Buffalo Calf signaled the changes that are coming and the fulfilling
of the prophecies of the seventh generation.
Since then, three more White Buffalo Calves have been born. Their birth relates to our ceremonies and
signifies the impact of what we are facing. The prophecies have directed that we pray for four years at
sacred sites in the four directions on June 21' of each yew.
Our prophecies tell us that we me at the crossroads. We are faced with either chaos and disaster, or
we can unite spiritually in peace and harmony. It is time to bring the message of the need for peace
throughout the world.
As a keeper of a sacred bundle, I ask for prayers for Global Healing! Our Mother Earth is suffering. Her wonderful gift of "water, trees, and air is being abused. Her children the two-legged, the four-legged, those that swim, crawl and fly are being annihilated. We continuously see these atrocities. Our relatives, the animal nations reflect our well being. What happens to them, happens to us. The buffalo, wolf, salmon, bear, caribou, eagle and other relatives in this fragile ecosystem are all in danger and suffering. Their voices must be heard. They need our help. This is a call to all peoples. We ask that all people join us in prayer.
We gather so that our future generations my survive through peace and balance. In our circle of life
there is no beginning and no ending. The process of mending the sacred hoop continues.
May peace be with you, my relatives. Mitakuyeoyasin.
Arvol Looking Horse, September 17, 1998