Morning prayers and tobacco offered. Here's praying that this ride
will impact the young people in positive ways, for the rest of their
lives. - Vicki Williams Barry
in one of the Sanka Wakan's.
So many songs and hours at my altar today.. so many prayers. Ride safety,
oyate! - Kayla
Thank you for adding me to this site. May all involved have a safe
and sacred ride. - Curt Lauret
Blessings for doing a Great Job and sharing, Prayers with Sage and
Sweet grass for all of us, as you make it possible for all of us to be
able share this journey - Mitukuye Oyasin - Janet Nagle
goodmorning to all.....wishing everyone & shunkawakans a blessed
beautiful day for journey you take today! love thots & prayers frm
ft washakie wyo - Maria Menard
Thank you for accepting me. I watch the movies Dakota38 and was deeply
touched as I could feel the healing of this ride. Prayers to the riders
and all of those who are helping this ride happen - .
Vickie Blackeagle Williams
Even AFTER the Ride, you ALL, esp the younger ones, WILL REMAIN in our
thoughts and PRAYERS. The Prayers just DON'T stop with the Ride. We carry
EVERYONE involved in our hearts. You are NOT forgotten......Your Family
just got bigger. Hugs and Blessings - Abby
It's a rainy morning here, in South Louisiana, but that didn't stop
me from offering tobacco for a safe journey. - Vicki Williams Barry
the Memorial riders
I call my fastest horse from the darkness
Horse wild as wolf teeth
Horse patient as stone
Horse who whispers to wind
From the West he comes
- Nancy Kohn
horse is even holding its head up with pride. Thank all the horses and
riders for this wonderful commemoration. Praying for safety for horses
and riders and support team. - Linda
A Day of Rest for
Looking Horse being interviewed on the radio this morning.
in his interview
and his interview
Thanks to Tom Wilson of KXSW_FM in Sisseton for the show
in his interview. Thanks for mentioning all of the Communities
This is great listening to Kxsw-fm Dakotah-Radio & hearing
what the riders & supports have to say. Makes my whole day!!
I know I'm no alone when someone has a dream from the Creator
& follows it. It is important to do this & help others.
Prayers for the riders, horses & all the supports! Red Love/Tradish
style - Laura Charles
Thanks for the add! I've been following posts on the riders
since they started:) Sending good positive vibes their way this
morning=) - Wakinyan Nape Catka
Mason and Daniel
having fun with their interview!
Prayers and tobacco on this cool morning. You riders deserve
your rest today as you're nearing the final push of your journey.
You have inspired me and brought me to tears. I so miss being
in Minnesota and being part of the healing. Finish strong...I
know that you have touched many hearts. - Vicki Williams
wish I could be there, I know it was a most spiritual experience.
A day to celebrate the journey and the love that all have for
the riders and supporters. This has been a great experience
for me to get to share this with each and everyone of you. Thank
you so very much. I am a little said as many people I have asked
if they were aware of this weren't. How could they not know,
because no one every taught them. That is even sadder. Perhaps
now this will open up a whole no outlook for all people and
even the Indians I spoke to who didn't know. God speed, and
love to all. - Terri Kaye
Thanks been a long three years away from home ill be home
for x-mas this year my only gift to my family an that's mine
too. People take things for granted and you don't know how precious
things are until their far or taken away. I deployed to Haiti....any
way live, laugh, love - Crystal Rain Blackowl
the commeradery among everyone on this site is so warming.
i could only dream of being around them everyday of my life,
im spanish and german, poss taino because of where my grandfather
comes from, but my heart and spirit knows a diff life and everyday
i feel native inside.....i feel everything you do..i honor your
ways as i believe they were once mine as well, im sorry for
the loss of a good friend, im sorry for your ancestors. struggles,
i stand with you in spirit as i am in California, if i could
id be along with you.... - Debbie Snowolf Como
I see you Dakota people. .I see your hearts. .I see your
pain...I see your relatives that are no longer hear to speak.
..I see your struggle...be brave and strong..May all SEE you
and learn to acknowledge your truth and past and God bless you
with a future of rejuvenation and pride. - Michele Goldberg
A meal in Morton
Had our "table of knowledge" for after breakfast
coffee this morning...pure joy! Emmett
Eastman, Sandee and Ray Geshick, Lillian Columbus Wilson, Lonna Stevens Hunter, Clifford
Canku.... - Betty Sheldon
As we arrived into Redwood Falls we were informed that the
mayor had passed away half hour before we arrived. As the riders
rode through Redwood falls we all detoured by his office and
said a prayer for him. - Keith Nichols
had a "true" ally in Gary. He did all he could for
the Dakota community, he went to bat for us when he had to,
he had our back when others didn't, he truly showed compassion
for us, always spoke out for our causes and never hesitated
when we went to him for anything - in his heart, he was a Dakota
himself. Cansayapi lost a dear friend.... - Sandee Geshick
As always, the way we we're taught. The natives always thinking
of others first before themselves. I pray things are no different
Prayers & strength to his family in their time of sorrow.
- De Iyt
Prayers for the mayor as he begins his journey, and for his
loved ones and community. Redwood Falls is a special place to
me. It's where I know my family returned after being exiled.
Whenever I travel through the area, I always think of them and
pray. It's nice to hear the mayor was such an ally of the ride
and its message of reconciliation--very heartwarming to read
of the riders tribute to him. Peace and love to you all.
- Desirée Furman Dion
and Crazy Boy
Auntie LeAnne RedOwl as I look at this picture tears come
to my eyes and stream down my cheeks because of all you have
been thru and all the hardships you have been thru in your life.
My heart is so happy because this will just make you stronger
in the end i know from this picture demarcous is looking down
on you and all the riders smiling proudly i love you so much
and give crazy boy a hug he is a stong little guy also with
a big heart i love you auntie! - Rhonda Darkcloudwoman LaMere
the eagle Staff for the ride to Morton
Anpetu' Was'te!! Just got done watching the movie with my
lil takojan who is 3 yrs. old but very smart!! We want to send
up Smoke and Prayers today for the Riders and All who make this
Journey possible!! She said Nana some day I wanna do that for
my People!!:) She also said I love my People Nana!!:) Lets me
know I'm doing the right thing instilling our ways and traditions
in my lil takojan's!! Proud to be Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux!!
Han Wopida' Tanka' Tunkasina' for this day you have blessed
each and every one of us with!! Mitakuye' Oyasin' - Zella
Good morning to all,
is raining here in WV this morning which is melting all the
snow. I am sending Prayers and Blessing to the horses, riders,
volunteer staff, and all other volunteers that are involved
with the Memorial Ride. I have asked Great Spirit and the Angels
to guide you to go deep within self so that all ugliest can
be dissolved and that only compassion will shine through you
each day from this day forth so that forgiveness will be a powerful
tool shown to the world that each living being is a part of
the whole and peace will blanket Mother Earth so she will feel
the warmth and love of her children once again. Have fabulous
day and I will talk with you in the morning.
- Pennykay Hoeflinger
pictures make me cry....and my soul home sick. in this life
im not native but my heart is, and if i were there id be riding
with you....stay safe all of you horses too....you are loved!!!!!
- Debbie Snowolf Como
So impressed with all the beautiful horses on the ride. They
look well cared for. Blessing to riders and horses as they continue
on this memorial ride. - Linda Daniel OConnell
Wopila Tanka for the add, IDK Jim personally but I wrk @
Porcupine, SD Post Office n he gets his mail there n last wk
he came in n sent a pkg out n said he was on his way to Rapid
City SD n he went out the door n came back in n handed me a
dvd movie Dakota 38 n wished me a Merry Christmas so wen I got
home my hubby n I watched it n thats the first time I learned
about the 38 + 2 warriors who wer hung.... my heart, my prayers
n healing go out to Jim Miller, all the riders, all the horses
n all thr supporters.....Mitakuya Oyasin ? - Pearl Rossman
Ready to Ride
Hihani Waste Mitakuyepi, Jim and I arrived last night in
Morton safely. He was cleared to travel and is recovering well
thanks to all the prayers said for him. We are so thankful and
extend our hand in gratitude. Today at 10:00 am we will be meeting
here at the hotel in the Tatanka Room with the One Nation One
Voice Prayer Ride 2014 team to finalize plans for the ride from
Washington state to Washington, DC. A message and the canupa
will be carried to President Obama by the riders in support
of the treaties and to hear the plea of our nation and for the
protection of our living waters, clean air and our sacred Unci
Maka. Many of the riders are also Dakota 38 riders and supporters
so you are invited to share your thoughts. We look forward to
meeting you! - Alberta Iron Cloud Miller
The day is winding down. Alot of relatives/riders pulling
in here at Jackpot Junction. Good to see everyone. Glad everyone
made it here safely. Turning in, have busy day ahead of us.
Good night n pray everyone has a restful sleep. - Josette
Status is we are here at the hotel someone nicely covered
that for us for this part We ride tomorrow .. Funds low .. Leave
for Mankato Tuesday that's what we need help with and returning..
Rest day for everyone today ..
Thanks Pops .. Horses are ready to go .. Warmed them up today
.. Everyone has been super kind to us .. -All DayImages
Meals: all meals on Dec 20, 21, 22 and 23rd and breakfast on
the 24th will be served in the
Lower Sioux REC Center....
Fri, dec 20th: dinner - - Dakota Wicohan
Sat dec 21st: breakfast - - Dakota Women'sSociety
dinner - - Thompson Family
Sun dec 22nd: breakfast - O'Keefe family
dinner, Columbus Tiwahe
Mon Dec 23rd: breakfast - - Lower Sioux Health Department
dinner - - Lower Sioux Community
Tuesday, dec 24th: breakfast - -Cindi Wittwer
dinner - - Upper Sioux Community in Courtland
Thompson family dinner - Thank you
By Dakota Wicohan
Dakota 38+ 2 Ride.. .
Meals for Dec 25th Dinner at 6pm
and Dec 26th Lunch at 1pm
at the United Methodist Chruch at 325 Sherman Street in Mankato.
The corner of Blegrade and Sherman in North Mankato. 507-625-3759
If you are staying at the Best Western the front desk clerks
will provide maps and directions.
Please bring a dish to share with the riders and supports. Pidamaya
Oyate Duta Ob'Mani Jackson
donations of $ or food please contact Darwin at 507-430-5246,
He can direct you.
Dec 26 the meal at 1:00 pm is for the runners coming from Fort
Snelling and the Riders coming from Lower Brule.
- Keith Nichols
Blessings to all on the ride today! Praying for the one man who
is recovering from stroke. Thanks for all the great photos! Glad
you all a good rest day and refresh your spirits and got to be
@ Pow Wow! Dancing is in my blood too and it works miracles!
- Diane Whitlock
for him and all, and may all those who ride, find warmth and peace
while on this journey in memory of our Ancestors who believed
in something so strong that it is still being tested today. And
that belief is the continuation of the lives of our future generations.
For they are the ones who carry on the traditions and values of
our culture and heritage. May each footstep, each hoof print lead
everyone down the good Red Road. Mitakuye Oyasin. - Justin
Aloha from Hawai?i...
ll is Sacred on this Solstice Day -for all in ceremony - pray
for everyone, those who are standing, those who are not, those
who are Idle No More, those who are not, those who are aware,
those who are entering into awareness... we are all in this together!
- Pua Case
tunkashila watch over you all as you begin another day - Isabelle
Afraid of Enemy
Thank you Southwest Minnesota State University for all that
you did for us. This photo is a community breakfast we we head
out for another days ride.
We also want to extent a great thank you to the City and residents
of Russell and the Living Word Lutheran Church in Marshall,
MN. All the riders and horses appreciate all that you did to
make our stay wonderful.
I cannot wait to be there next year - my prayers and love
are with each and everyone of you Alberta Iron Cloud Miller
and my "bestest ever moment" is going to be when I
get to hug Jim and say THANK YOU for sharing your vision with
us all. -Sharlene Whiteley McGilvray
When will you be ready
to Ride again? I'm waiting!!