A letter from Chief Arvol Looking Horse (Present Chief and Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe of the Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Nation of the Sioux)
Gulf Coast Oil Spill - Sioux Prayer Request ****** A Great Urgency ****** To All World Religious and
Spiritual Leaders ******
My Relatives, Time has come to speak to the hearts of our Nations and their Leaders. I ask you this from the
bottom of my heart, to come together from the Spirit of your Nations in
We, from the heart of Turtle Island, have a great message for the World; we are guided to speak from all the White Animals showing
their sacred color, which have been signs for us to pray for the sacred
life of all things. As I am sending this message to you, many Animal
Nations are being threatened, those that swim, those that crawl, those
that fly, and the plant Nations, eventually all will be affect from the
oil disaster in the Gulf.
The dangers we are faced with at this time are not of spirit. The catastrophe that has happened with the oil spill
which looks like the bleeding of Grandmother Earth, is made by human
mistakes, mistakes that we cannot afford to continue to make.
I asked, as Spiritual Leaders, that we join together, united in prayer
with the whole of our Global Communities. My concern is these serious
issues will continue to worsen, as a domino effect that our Ancestors
have warned us of in their Prophecies.
I know in my heart there are millions of people that feel our united prayers for the sake of our
Grandmother Earth are long overdue. I believe we as Spiritual people
must gather ourselves and focus our thoughts and prayers to allow the
healing of the many wounds that have been inflicted on the Earth.
As we honor the Cycle of Life, let us call for Prayer circles globally to
assist in healing Grandmother Earth (our Unc’I Maka).