World Peace &
My name is Chief Arvol Looking Horse. As the 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White
Buffalo Calf Pipe, I invite you to attend the third World Peace and Prayer Day at the
Sacred Pipestone quarries in Pipestone, Minnesota on June 21, 1998.
According to Lakota Star Knowledge, June 21 is set as time to pray. Pipestone is the home
of the stone from which our Sacred Pipes are created, the place that holds the blood of
our ancestors. The necessity of the gathering was first brought to us in 1994 when 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 21st of each
year. Our prophecies tell us that we are 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 every June 21, 1998.
If you are unable to be with us, we ask that you gather
at your own sacred site, wherever the Spirit guides you to pray. To those that can join us
we ask you to bring your stories and prayers. We make a special call to the wisdom and
sacred bundle keepers, our storytellers, medicine society knowledge keepers, peacekeepers.
We gather so that our future generations may survive through peace and balance. In our
circle of life there is no beginning and no ending. The process of mending the sacred hoop
May peace be with you, my relatives.
Chief Arvol Looking Horse
Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe
The gathering this year, 1998, will take place
in Pipestone, Minnesota from June 19-21, Special invitation to our youth. Plan to
bring tobacco, food, a gift, sage and your own dishes to share. Pipestone Gathering
Information (612)837-1754 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Groups are welcome to observe World Peace and Prayer Day in their own
traditions in their lands. Please email email@example.com
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