Tag Archives: Lakota spirituality

An Open Letter to the Heartland: Let’s Protect the Sacred Together

A few weeks ago, a Gathering to Protect the Sacred from the Keystone XL Pipeline took place between Natives and non-Natives from across the continent on the Ihanktonwan (Yankton) homelands near Wagner, SD. Our friend Phyllis Cole-Dai from Fast for … Continue reading

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Does mercy lie in death or life in prison?

(Note: this piece originally appeared as a Letter to the Editor in the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 27 October 2012.) When I ponder different challenges facing us as people, the memory of my grandfather’s or one of my parents’ voices … Continue reading

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