It is time!
The event also was another small step in advancing CONNECTIVITY, AWARENESS & RECONCILIATION for Pine Ridge, and other Indian reservations globally. Pine Ridge was reference repeatedly that night to an audience in Maine that otherwise might not be exposed to a story that is still unfolding. Columbus did not discover a new world. People already lived here.
A new day is ready to dawn however. That day was actually foreseen long ago by Black Elk, Crazy Horse and others. Depending upon the Lakota story that is told...six or seven generations after the beginning of the "Reservation era" (1870's)...the circle would be made whole again...and humanity would begin to see itself as the single tribe it really is. The following quote was in the center of the Muskie event program last week. The power and potential of these words give me goosebumps each time I read them...
"I see a time of Seven Generations when all the colors of mankind will gather under the Sacred Tree of Life and the whole earth will become one circle again. In that day, there will be those among the Lakota who will carry knowledge and understanding of unity among all living things and the young white ones will come to those of my people and ask for this wisdom. I salute the light within your eyes where the whole Universe dwells. For when you are at that center within you and I am that place within me, we shall be one."
The day that Crazy Horse spoke of long ago is upon us. It is time...but we must seize it. It is time...