Today is a good day,
a young people's day, a brilliant day, and so I am featuring
the two young boys from the movie. A young people's
day? you say.. why today? Well two of our relatives
in the Ride had great news today about two other young
boys. Lynny Prince announced the arrival of Roman Allen,
and Patt Iron Cloud announced the arrival of Mason Crawford. Both if these baby boys were born on this unusual
date, a sacred date of 12/13/14, and they will grow
up with traditions from their families, one of those
traditions will be the Sacred Dakota 38 + 2 Memorial
Ride, where one day they too will be Riders alongside
their worldwide kin. Welcome to the world sacred boys..
- The riders, the Sunkan Wakan, the photos, postings
of prayers, hopes, dreams are spiritually nourishing
to so many across the world. Our hearts are with you
every step of the way. We send our love, light our candles,
incense & feel you in our swelling hearts, which
beat the same rhythm regardless of colour. Blood is
red. Words are not enough.
young man to be proud of. This is Jacob Thomas
LaBlanc one of the young riders.
another young man, no pun intended, who did us
proud today, is Johnathon Mann, who carried the
Pouch with the names of those who had passed on
or needed healing in it on the Ride. Prayers
are said for these people, and many others, during
video of these stills is here
courtesy of Rebelmann Mann
Continuing on this theme take a look at the little boy
on the right, he is quietly sitting watching and listening
to the drum, probably dreaming of the day when he can
join in. This is at Lower Brule at the start of the
Ride. No doubt one day in the not too distant future
this boy will also be a rider. I don't know his name,
I just noticed him today while I was chosing photos
for today's theme.
is RD Pumpkinseed, from Sisseton, carrying the
Other young male riders
are Mason Redwing, Talon Voice, and Manga Cha,
I have not forgotten
the girl riders, they will have their own day later,
so far the girls such as Odowan Wicaku Win, Andrea Eastman
and LeAnne Red Owl are supplying lots of photos of the
riders but not of themselves, come on ladies let's see
you on the Ride.
Marie Ahrens awesome have a wonderful day and
may our creator guide you and keep you all safe on this
Words cannot express how deeply touched I am. It's like
I I am there, beautiful powerful song. Prayers to all
riders,horses and all involved in this event from Alexis
Nakoda Sioux Nation. HOKA
Denise La Grouw
tears of gratitude even in New Zealand I can feel this.
Prayers sent today from Iroquois country! Miigwetch!
Alberta Jim Miller
Can you, the riders,
please remember the veterans in your prayers today?
When we were at the VA the other day there were many
there who appeared to be suffering greatly. There are
many of our own who suffer from PTSD and the addictions
that come as a companion to the individual. Just this
morning I smudged Jim and told him that he needed to
be smudged off for wherever he went during the night.
He said yes, I was in Vietnam.
prayers to keep u warm and may u all be safe. I love
hearing & seeing videos:powerful,beautiful and touches
my heart. from my Idaho family.
The riders, the
Sunkan Wakan, the photos, postings of prayers, hopes,
dreams are spiritually nourishing to so many across
the world. Our hearts are with you every step of the
way. We send our love, light our candles, incense &
feel you in our swelling hearts, which beat the same
rhythm regardless of colour. Blood is red. Words are
Alberta Jim Miller
to our handsome toska Jake Iron Cloud who is riding
for all of us. Jake is the son of misun Jerry IC and
Kathie Bowker . Uncle Jim and I are sending a birthday
cake! Have a great ride! 12-13-14
Patt Iron Cloud
May the Shunkan
blessed on this Sacred ride. May Tunkashina Wankan bless
the riders and founders Jim Miller and Alberta Iron
Cloud Miller on their journey across South Dakota towards
Mankato, Minnesota. May we all remember that this is
a "Healing" journey for our Native people
and the Non Native people as well . So we can all forgive
the atrocities, forget the hurt and love One Another
and then and only then can we all be HEALED!!! Hugz
Saint George, UT,
All the riders
are in our thoughts and prayers, we hope to join the
ride one of these years, much love and blessing from
Southern Utah, Dine' (Navajo) Nation, Mitakuye Oyasin,
Yvonne Lynn Ross
Prayers for all
the riders and participants from up here in the true
Northern California .
Hope everybody is ok. We send you good blessings from