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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. 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.
2. Legend Of The Jingle Dress And Dance
3. Cheyenne Legend - Origin of the Buffalo
In ancient times, a tribe of Tsitsitas (Cheyenne) hunters lived at the head of a rushing stream. The stream eventually emptied into a mysterious, large cave. Because of the great need for a new food supply for his people, the Chief called a council meeting to explore the cave. What did they find?
4. All Life Is Sacred; Treat All Beings With Respect
Our Traditional worldview was one based upon the acceptance that we are sacred beings placed upon a nurturing Mother planet, by an all-powerful and loving Creator. How can we use this traditional framework or philosophy to help us travel along the path of peace in the ego-dominated world of today?
5. Two Roads Map - Part 1
Intercession is a humble plea in favor of another, a prayer or petition to God in behalf of another. Through vision, Black Elk believed that he had been appointed to be an intercessor for his people. This vision eventually led him to take on the crucial role of leading his people to Christianity.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Native Teen Suicide and Online Social Networks
What is it that makes our precious Native young people believe there is no possibility of help? Whatever it is, our young ones are the most vulnerable to its curse as they have the highest suicide rates. Two points surface regarding suicide among our youth and the influence of social networks.
9. Leonard Peltier – A Question of Justice
Leonard Peltier has spent most of his life in prison, serving life sentences for the deaths of two US Federal agents. What lead up to the tragic event that June morning in 1975?
10. Remain Close to the Great Spirit
The profound spiritual heritage of the Indigenous cultures of North America can provide insight, guidance, and comfort in a world full of stress and negativity.
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