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Categories: courage, discrimination, freedom, identity, native american, rights, voice,
Apache Cry
by Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
White man Come
White man Go
Bring their disease
Poison our people
Bring their guns
Burn our homes
Dance their dance on 
our Happy Hunting Grounds
No respect for our Dead Spirits
our...

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Premium MemberWhere spirits never die
by Silent One
Speechless clementine horizons infuse lilac hues, 
tinting twilight's tepid breeze, reflecting sensually,
kissing tranquil waters, forming momentary ripples.

Chocolate cosmos awake greeted by fresh frangipani,
blending luscious flavours...

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Categories: native american, song,
black tailed deer
by mark lake
in the strong heart society there is one known as the buffalo eye. do the sweat lodge ceremony to speak with the stone turtle. you...

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Categories: native american, spiritual, sun,
chasing the sun
by mark lake
I want to tell you something that began like this: {hello, the other day I heard a spirit- tell them he said FOLLOW ME. Many...

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Categories: betrayal, christian, earth, integrity, native american, nature,
Premium MemberTelling Stories
by Gerald Dillenbeck
While there is no story at all
unless it has at least two sides,
when it comes to ego's narrative lines
and epic paragraphs,
we have great difficulty in...

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Categories: animal, dark, death, humanity, native american, rights,
Thanksgiving
by Nick Ruff
On this special day we are asked to be thankful, so let us give thanks.
Let us be thankful for the ignorance that blinds us to...

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Categories: native american,
As The Crow Cries
by Duncan R. M. Ferguson
Having come full circle back to Aurora
What's new? the dawn? the tears?
The streaming lights painted red or green?
My survival? my sorrow? my autumn years?
Pushed on...

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Categories: abuse, child abuse, culture, native american,
Premium MemberResidential Schools Tragedy
by Line Gauthier
Virtuous intentions or so they claimed
Integration at all costs
Just one more genocide



November, 2017...

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Categories: native american, travel, water,
Premium MemberBig Washoe, 2010 plus Six, plus Seven
by Stephe Watson

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2016,

Sheep.
Magpie.
Mule deer.
Mustang, colt, mustang...upon the ridge.

Eagle's nest, bald.
Oreo cows, in far field.
Running baby cows.
Sheep.

Felled branch...100 mph winds.
Controlled burn, left quiet;
but not, as it turned out,
without...

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Categories: beauty, fire, joy, moon, native american, nature, spiritual,
Premium MemberWatching The Shadow's Dance
by Rick Parise
Watching the shadow's dance
Upon the elder's fiery glow 
I begin the long and steady drumbeat
As curling tendrils of smoke begin to flow
As songs of the...

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Categories: native american, nature, sky,
Premium MemberOne Nation
by Rick Parise
One Nation

Sacred songs drift along the river, untouched...like Autumn's falling leaves, alone, adrift, floating toward the great unknown. For now my people the chosen few...

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Categories: native american,
Premium MemberDisplaced: The Trail of Tears
by Janice Canerdy

	
As rain falls hard and soaks the ground
and thunder roars its mighty sound,
so tears of the displaced may fall,
their cries bespeaking dearth and pall.

The Deep...

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Categories: native american, nature,
Premium MemberMystical Lore of the ThunderBeast
by Susan Ashley
Great Spirit whispers on breathing breeze; 'It is time',
Puce plume in saffron noon signals hunt's aborning,
ThunderBeasts' harrowing hooves erupt Great Plains grime,
Soon will ail, widow's...

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Categories: blessing, inspirational, native american, nostalgia, spiritual,
Premium MemberSMUDGING
by Line Gauthier
My heart is primed for the ritual
Candlelit ceremony a tribute to life
The smoke beckons my ancestors
Not sure how many lifetimes deep

Inhaling the sacred smoke
Slowly mindfully...

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Categories: native american, truth, visionary,
Premium MemberMany Moons Ago
by Freddie Robinson Jr.


The ancient prophecy foretold
so very long ago ...
has finally arrived
Coming swiftly on eagle wings
The howling wind carries piercing night cries,
as open iron claws fall
from the...

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Categories: columbus day, culture, health, native american, peace,
Premium MemberColumbian UnCivil Allegiances
by Gerald Dillenbeck
It was a nasty war.

To call it an UnCivil War
is to avoid an obvious oxymoron
as embarrassing as Military Vitriolic Intelligence
through lack of Anger and Fear...

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Categories: caregiving, gospel, integrity, love, native american, spiritual, thanksgiving,
Premium MemberI Pledge Gratitude
by Gerald Dillenbeck
I pledge FirstNative gratitude
for unfederated,
unmitigated
positive local through global
regenerative attitude.

I pledge gratitude to this Sun
and EarthMothers
from whom we come
into trusting democratic wombs
and eggs
and seeds
for which these...

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Categories: discrimination, family, growing up, native american, wisdom,
Raising The Girl Right, Part IV
by David Welch
Sally saw his expression, and smiled at him.
“Prent, I never thought you’d be back.
Whatever happened to make you return?
Whatever blew your great plans of track?
What...

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Categories: discrimination, family, growing up, native american, wisdom,
Raising The Girl Right, Part III
by David Welch
Later that night, Ike and the others arrived
for a gala they held every first of June.
To be filled with dancing, feasting, and fun
with a full...

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Categories: discrimination, family, growing up, native american, wisdom,
Raising The Girl Right, Part II
by David Welch
She frowned at him, still dressed in his skins,
then cast her gaze upon sweet Nell.
“Why do you bring a savage with you?
Long, lost, little brother,...

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Categories: discrimination, family, growing up, native american, wisdom,
Raising The Girl Right, Part I
by David Welch
Prentice Haines was the son of wealth,
the youngest of a brood of nine.
At sixteen he fled from Boston town
for the rugged life of western climes,
trapping...

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Categories: chocolate, food, forgiveness, fun, native american,
Premium MemberThe Great Food Revolution
by Hannah Borke
After three-and-a-half* millennia 
Europeans walked the earth in America 
And chanced upon amazing crops
That, back at home, they knew of not;
Around the world, new foods...

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Categories: dream, fantasy, flying, native american, spiritual,
Premium MemberMYTHICAL DANCE
by Line Gauthier
Tonight I choose to be a wise Indian chief
So we breathe as one
Far away meditating atop a lone cliff
And let the heavenly feeling of eternity...

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Premium MemberSunday Drive
by Sunlite Wanter
Sunday Drive

It was a Sunday drive,
High on the Kiamichi trail,
When an overlook was spied,
And out of the car we bailed.

(The sun danced low 
On purple...

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Categories: earth, health, integrity, native american, psychological,
Premium MemberFirst Uniting Nations
by Gerald Dillenbeck
Honey, why doesn't the United Nations include the First Nations?

Are you asking about Babylon
or Native Americans?
Who were, at the time,
thought to be more like wild...

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Because I Beleived - The Sweat Lodge
by Scarlett Sepulvado Anderson
I sat there in the Buffalo Seat
 
To hear from Spirits from which I seek
 
Knowledge, wisdom & forgiveness of sins
 
When I bared my soul to let...

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Categories: caregiving, forgiveness, health, history, native american, patriotic, psychological,
Premium MemberWhy MultiCultural Education Matters
by Gerald Dillenbeck
The Twelfth Principle

Cooperatively adopt
and responsively adapt
for creolizing acclimation,
best climate and landscape health practices.

The U.S. today
reweaves two points of national nurturing departure,
both taught in schools
and history...

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Categories: analogy, earth, health, integrity, native american, tree,
Premium MemberWeaving Protest Songs and Dances
by Gerald Dillenbeck
Robin Wall Kimmerer,
in Braiding Sweetgrass,
describes the first three woven rows
in process of making an ash basket.

The first Yang row of ecological root structure
is most impossibly...

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Categories: native american, nature,
Premium MemberRite Of Passage
by Rick Parise


Rite Of Passage 
________________




I haste not
I fear not
in harmonious cries, I plead
where flight has called this mighty warrior
red paint upon my cheek

O' cleansing smoke of...

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Categories: cool, devotion, environment, fishing, native american,
The Great Lakes - part two
by MATTHEW harris

Lakes Michigan and Huron are basically a single lake, 
Sometimes called Lake Michigan-Huron, combined doth make
Total area of 45,300 square miles (117,000 km2) 
Have the...

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Categories: analogy, culture, earth, health, native american,
Premium MemberThree Sisters CoOp
by Gerald Dillenbeck
The CoOp featured Women and Families
and their Matriarchal Allies,
often LGB and/or T,
and even some curiously queerer,
but not meaner
in appropriate demeanor
regardless of habitat
and camouflage
and costume,
ready for...

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Premium MemberThe Arrowhead
by Robert L. Hinshaw
While strolling along a mountain trail a week or so ago,
I found an object that set this old heart of mine aglow!
It was a perfectly...

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Categories: hilarious, imagery, imagination, muse, native american, voyage,
THE WORLD FROM THE EYES OF A CAVEMAN
by Whyte Queen
The mountain breeze, 
Frozen fractals, heavy clouds,
The hardened rocks, plains, valleys, 
rivers, oceans, seas,
highlands, lowlands, grasslands, river basins, vegetations, rainforest, 
birds, trees, animals, insects...
All these...

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Categories: native american, spiritual,
Premium MemberSpirit of the Eagle
by Broken Wings
As a child, broken and forlorn I climbed a high cliff seeking spiritual guidance,
it is the culture of my native people to look to the...

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Premium MemberThe Wild West
by Jonathan French
The wild west always was to me
A cactus, the mighty redwood tree

John Wayne, the wily, old fox
Alan Ladd standing on a box

A puff of smoke...

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