Eschecagou: Short film for Indigenous Peoples’ Day

 

Note: Original video sourced from Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/467513066

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Dancers featured: Winfield R Woundedeye, Asya St. Germaine, Jemal Delacruz, Lucky, Diamond Hardiman, Bulb Eralife, Brandon K Calhoun, Stix and Chemstiry, Skinny Boa, Sean Shahkarami, Ladybug, AG and Terrondy.

Music & Sound: DJ Earl, DJ Lucky, Michael Beharie, H. Yoshimura

Film crew: Jemal Delacruz, Wills Glasspiegel, Polarbear Red Filmz, Lucky Teklife, Tipa Limson, Frankie Pedersen, Hilary Frances

Produced by: Brandon K Calhoun, The Era Footwork Crew, Open The Circle

Special thanks: Chi-Nations Youth Council, American Indian Center – Chicago David Chavez

A film by Jemal Delacruz & Wills Glasspiegel

 

 

“SPIRITUAL UNITY OF TRIBES” GATHERINGS

“I was standing on the highest mountain of them all, and round about beneath me was the whole hoop of the world. And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being. And I saw that the sacred hoop of my people was one of many hoops that made one circle, wide as daylight and as starlight, and in the center grew one mighty flowering tree to shelter all the children of one mother and one father.”

“And I saw that it was holy.”

-From “Black Elk Speaks” (as told to John Neihardt)

 

A gathering lineage of great importance to inter-tribal unity consciousness is the “Spiritual Unity of Tribes” gatherings, founded by Tlingit elder, James Wilbur Walton (Khaalaaxh), who was a leader of the Kaagwaantaan Wolf House of Sitka.

 

 

In 1953, James read the book “Black Elk Speaks”.  He was so taken by the teachings of unity of all peoples and by Black Elk’s vision, as it was relayed in the book, that he went to the Sacred Black Hills, in South Dakota, to find the family of Black Elk and to determine if the book had accurately portrayed Black Elk’s vision.

Henry Black Elk, the grandson of Black Elk met with James and confirmed Black Elk’s vision.  From that time on, James dedicated his life to bringing about a rebirth of traditional indigenous teachings in order to affect the health of his people and in order to help bring Black Elk’s vision into reality.

In the early 1980s, James traveled across the United States, talking to elders and spiritual leaders of many tribes to learn more about the spiritual prophesies and to garner a better understanding of the meaning behind those teachings.  Whenever he spoke with elders he sought permission to begin holding sacred gatherings.

In 1988, James consulted with the Cree Elders (Saulteaux) on the Pasqua Reserve in Saskatchewan, Canada, including the family of James Iron Eagle and his son Harvey Iron Eagle.  He spoke with them regarding the many prophecies of the indigenous people and the time of their fulfillment.  It was Grandmother Iron Eagle who was the first in this family discussion to recognize that “the time had come”.

It was initially believed that only the medicine people and the elders would gather together to consult, and then teach and lead others. But Grandmother Iron Eagle and other elders on the Pasqua Reserve felt there wasn’t much time remaining; that there had to be Gatherings “now”. Understanding must be given to all mankind, and as many as possible must be included.  The elders said things must be done “in a good way” so that the prophecies could be fulfilled as they had been revealed.

The guidance of the elders was followed and the first Spiritual Unity of Tribes gathering was held on the Pasqua Reserve, outside of Saskatchewan, Canada, in 1989.  As of 2016, there have been hundreds of Spiritual Unity Gatherings held worldwide, including two in Siberia, several in Alaska and 17 in Australia.

 

 

(en Français) THE MOVEMENT – LE MOUVEMENT

MOUVEMENT MONDIAL DES JEUNES CONSCIENTS

 

CE QUE NOUS FAISONS

CYGM encourage l’art des jeunes à refléter les messages «urgents» de nos aînés autochtones qui tentent de sauver l’humanité de ses voies autodestructrices qui nuisent à la planète.

 

NOTRE ÉNONCÉ DE MISSION

Le Mouvement mondial de la jeunesse consciente (CYGM), en association avec le Réseau mondial de la jeunesse consciente (CYGN), promeut l’expression «consciente» de la jeunesse à travers les arts.

 

 

CYGM inspire les jeunes à créer du contenu artistique «conscient»; ce qui signifie qu’il a un message d’inspiration «optimiste» qui est moralement ou spirituellement élevé; parle au cœur, à l’esprit, au corps et à l’âme. Ces messages favorisent le développement personnel et les compétences en leadership, ce qui est un grand avantage pour la communauté.

Unique à CYGM est son engagement à transmettre les valeurs et principes traditionnels fondamentaux qui ont été portés pendant des milliers d’années par les «anciens» pour notre véritable sûreté et sécurité.

 

 

Les «anciens» sont des hommes et des femmes sages, des enseignants et des guérisseurs, des grands-mères et des grands-pères, des gardiens de prophétie et des conteurs qui portent des enseignements sacrés autochtones (tribaux). Il s’agit de savoirs ancestraux «perdus» (instructions originales) en accord avec les lois de la nature, qui ne sont pas enseignées dans les salles de classe d’aujourd’hui.

CYGM ne fait pas de promotion ni ne s’affilie à des causes militantes sociales (changement climatique, politique, équité raciale, etc.) ou à la religion, son objectif est strictement spirituel; encourager la créativité et le développement personnel.

CYGM travaille en partenariat avec d’autres organisations et artistes partageant les mêmes idées et désireux de créer un contenu spécifique conforme à l’énoncé de mission de CYGM. Ceci est un appel à l’action! Participez au plaisir!

Read more (en Français) THE MOVEMENT – LE MOUVEMENT

(en Español) THE MOVEMENT – EL MOVIMIENTO

MOVIMIENTO GLOBAL DE JUVENTUD CONSCIENTE

 

QUÉ ESTAMOS HACIENDO

CYGM está animando a los jóvenes a que reflejen los mensajes “urgentes” de nuestros Ancianos indígenas que están intentando salvar a la humanidad de sus formas autodestructivas que están dañando el planeta.

 

NUESTRA DECLARACIÓN DE MISIÓN

El Movimiento Global de la Juventud Consciente (CYGM), en asociación con la Red Global de la Juventud Consciente (CYGN), está promoviendo la expresión “Consciente” de la Juventud a través de las Artes.

 

 

CYGM está inspirando a los jóvenes a crear contenido artístico que sea “consciente”; lo que significa que tiene un mensaje inspirador “optimista” que eleva moral o espiritualmente; habla al corazón, mente, cuerpo y alma. Estos mensajes fomentan el desarrollo personal y las habilidades de liderazgo, que son un gran beneficio para la comunidad.

Exclusivo de CYGM es su compromiso de transmitir los valores y principios tradicionales fundamentales que los “Ancianos” han llevado durante miles de años para nuestra seguridad y protección genuinas.

 

 

“Los Ancianos” son hombres y mujeres sabios, maestros y sanadores, abuelas y abuelos, guardianes de profecías y narradores de historias que llevan enseñanzas sagradas indígenas (tribales). Se trata de conocimientos ancestrales “perdidos” (Instrucciones Originales) de acuerdo con las Leyes de la Naturaleza, que no se enseñan en las aulas de hoy.

CYGM no promueve ni se afilia a causas sociales activistas (Cambio Climático, Política, Equidad Racial, etc.) o Religión, su enfoque es estrictamente espiritual; Fomentar la creatividad y el desarrollo personal.

CYGM se está asociando con otras organizaciones y artistas de ideas afines que desean crear contenido específico que esté alineado con la declaración de misión de CYGM. ¡Este es un llamado a la acción! ¡Únete a la diversión!

Read more (en Español) THE MOVEMENT – EL MOVIMIENTO

ANCESTRAL CONNECTION TO THE STAR NATIONS [article][documentary]

ANCESTRAL CONNECTION TO THE STAR NATIONS

(Disclosure is here)

 

Indigenous peoples from all parts of the globe have stories that disclose their ancestral past & present connection to the Star Nations.  These “nations” in the Western world are commonly referred to as aliens, extraterrestrials (E.T.) or unidentified flying objects (U.F.O).  From an indigenous perspective, the Star Nations (Star People) are our brothers & sisters.  They are family!  Just like on Earth, not all intelligent living beings are benevolent.  Use discernment and trust your inner-intuition.

 

“The time will come when we must share our secrets and our close intimate relationship with the Star Beings.” -Ancient Native Prophecy

Read more ANCESTRAL CONNECTION TO THE STAR NATIONS [article][documentary]

PSYCHIC (SPIRITUAL) SELF-DEFENSE [article]

PSYCHIC (SPIRITUAL) SELF-DEFENSE

(Keep your guard up & watch what you believe)

 

Self Protection

Psychic (Spiritual) Self-Defense is a necessary part of taking care of one’s self.  It does not have to be scary or creepy.  It is a positive act of self responsibility.  The more one becomes Conscious and open to greater levels of understanding, the more light they will shine on areas of darkness that were previously in the shadows.  The negative elements that exist in Creation do not like to be exposed and will try, karma permitting, to harm those bearers of light that get in their way.

In this 3rd dimensional world, we live in a state of duality (Yin & Yang).  We all hold elements of both the light and the dark, within our eternal beingness.  We also have the ability to choose our own thoughts and we have been given free will by the Creator.

At times, we all have moments of vulnerability & weakness when our shields our down.  That is OK!  The important thing is to work on becoming better human beings, learn from our mistakes, bounce back and surround ourselves with good people, friends and family.  This goes a long way towards combating the negative and avoiding physic attacks.  We have the power if we have trust in ourselves and in the Great Spirit.

Medicine Men especially fall victim to psychic attacks if they are not careful or if their ego gets in their way.  Men like Mad Bear & Rolling Thunder especially had their share of close calls, as a result of how far they were able to push the envelope, delve deep into the psychic realm and expose the dark forces of opposition.

Though experience, Medicine Men have learned how to deal with psychic attacks.  Sometimes, they simply step out of the way.

Read more PSYCHIC (SPIRITUAL) SELF-DEFENSE [article]

WHAT IS INDIGENOUS “MEDICINE”? Part 3 [article] [YouTube]

WHAT IS INDIGENOUS “MEDICINE”?

Let’s look at Eleazar Williams’ Medicine (for an example)!

 

One of the great Tuscarora medicine men was Eleazar Williams (1880-1968), a Sachem Chief of the Turtle Clan.  He studied medicine under the tutelage of Juh G’wa Dee (Cayuga) from the 6 Nations reserve in Canada.

Eleazar was the father of elder Mad Bear’s friend, Ted Williams (1930-2005).  Just like Peter Mitten, Mad Bear had a high degree of respect & admiration for Eleazar and the lighthearted, yet humble way in which he practiced Native American medicine.

The Williams family had a great sense of humor and they were fun to be around.  This probably had an influence on Mad Bear as well.  The Williams, like many Tuscarora families, were both Baptist and traditional.  They managed to preserve & maintain their traditional customs & beliefs, while practicing Christianity.

Read more WHAT IS INDIGENOUS “MEDICINE”? Part 3 [article] [YouTube]

WHAT IS INDIGENOUS “MEDICINE”? Part 2 [article] [YouTube]

WHAT IS INDIGENOUS “MEDICINE”?

Let’s look at Peter Mitten’s Medicine (an example) to inform us!

 

One of the greatest Cayuga medicine men was Peter “Mitten” John (1904-1974).  Elder Mad Bear had a high degree of respect & admiration for Peter, his mentor, and the humble way in which he practiced Native American medicine.  Mad Bear was his student and he learned much by observing Peter Mitten in the field and took part in many grand adventures with him, as his trusty sidekick.

 

A teaching moment with Peter Mitten

Mad Bear had a close-knit working relationship with Rolling Thunder (1916-1997) aka R.T. (Cherokee), who lived in Carlin, Nevada.  Author, Doug Boyd, written a book about R.T. and his medicine in 1974.  Outside of this connection, Mad Bear & R.T. were friends with another medicine man, Semu Huaute (Chumash), who lived in California.  He was the founder of the Red Wind Intertribal Medicine Camp, San Luis Obispo County.

Read more WHAT IS INDIGENOUS “MEDICINE”? Part 2 [article] [YouTube]