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Here are the top ten articles for the Native American Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Making a Dance Shawl
The energy and joy of dancing in the Circle can’t be adequately described, only experienced. For women and girls, dance shawls are proper attire. As simple or as elaborate as one may desire, the possibilities are endless, but the basics of making one are easy.
2. Stone People – The Ancient Ones
One of the main components used in building a Medicine Wheel are Stone People. If you have never worked with their energies before, here are a few tips to help you get started.
3. Sacred Tobacco
Native Americans have always used Sacred Tobacco for prayers and giving thanks. We believe that our prayers are carried to the Creator in the smoke of Sacred Tobacco. Modern society has corrupted the sacred purpose of Tobacco. Let us look at how we should be using this sacred plant.
4. Mother-In-Law Taboo
For many, marriage is the key to happiness, long life, and health. In traditional times of the past, many Native American tribes practiced a way of family life that was meant to preserve this sacred institution.
5. Michael 'Hawk" Spisak Interview
Full Circle author, Micahel "Hawk" Spisak is asked to describe his thoughts on his book as a screenplay, Idle No More, historical trauma, and his plans for the future. Authentic, candid, and raw.
6. Gateway to Healing - An Introduction
Historical Trauma, for many of us this term would be difficult to define. However, within the meaning of this term lies the key to freedom and healing for many First Nations and Native American people, thanks to the work of Dr. Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart.
DreamCatchers bring us many teachings, from Spider Woman to the Sacred Circle; all are incorporated within its Web. Let us look at the different parts that make up the DreamCatcher, to better understand the various teachings it offers to us all, and the help they can bring to our dreams.
8. Spiritual Revolution!
Joined in spirit, regarding sacred matters, we have the power to create a supernatural phenomenon!
9. Suicide is a Spirit – Message for Native Youth
Precious Young Bloods, suicide can be seen as the refusal to see another way out of what seems to be a hopeless situation. May these words bring the light of hope, the promise of life’s possibilities, and the map that leads to paths of freedom.
10. Spirit of a Child
Little hearts, be healed, your innocence restored. Our sacred young ones continue to be born into extreme social disadvantage. Negative patterns, set centuries ago, are evident still today. But hope shines and healing can be found as we rediscover and appreciate the spirit of a child.
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