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A Great Urgency ******

To All World Religious and Spiritual Leaders ******

My Relatives,
Time has come to speak to the hearts of our Nations and their Leaders. I ask you this from the bottom of my heart, to come together from the Spirit of your Nations in prayer.

We, from the heart of Turtle Island, have a great message for the World; we are guided to speak from all the White Animals showing their sacred color, which have been signs for us to pray for the sacred life of all things. As I am sending this message to you, many Animal Nations are being threatened, those that swim, those that crawl, those that fly, and the plant Nations, eventually all will be affect from the oil disaster in the Gulf.

The dangers we are faced with at this time are not of spirit. The catastrophe that has happened with the oil spill which looks like the bleeding of Grandmother Earth, is made by human mistakes, mistakes that we cannot afford to continue to make.

I asked, as Spiritual Leaders, that we join together, united in prayer with the whole of our Global Communities. My concern is these serious issues will continue to worsen, as a domino effect that our Ancestors have warned us of in their Prophecies.

I know in my heart there are millions of people that feel our united prayers for the sake of our Grandmother Earth are long overdue. I believe we as Spiritual people must gather ourselves and focus our thoughts and prayers to allow the healing of the many wounds that have been inflicted on the Earth. As we honor the Cycle of Life, let us call for Prayer circles globally to assist in healing Grandmother Earth (our Unc’I Maka).

We ask for prayers that the oil spill, this bleeding, will stop. That the winds stay calm to assist in the work. Pray for the people to be guided in repairing this mistake, and that we may also seek to live in harmony, as we make the choice to change the destructive path we are on.

As we pray, we will fully understand that we are all connected. And that what we create can have lasting effects on all life.

So let us unite spiritually, All Nations, All Faiths, One Prayer. Along with this immediate effort, I also ask to please remember June 21st, World Peace and Prayer Day/Honoring Sacred Sites day. Whether it is a natural site, a temple, a church, a synagogue or just your own sacred space, let us make a prayer for all life, for good decision making by our Nations, for our children’s future and well-being, and the generations to come.

Onipikte (that we shall live),
Chief Arvol Looking Horse
19th generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe

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To the citizens of the world,

"What we do or fail to in this moment will be humanities defining legacy." - Robby Romero

On December 7-18, 2009, leaders and scientists from 192 countries met in Copenhagen, Denmark at the United Nations Climate Change Conference--the most significant conference on climate change since Kyoto--to determine the fate of our planet. Indigenous delegates, elders, and youth were invited to attend but unfortunately, their wisdom and experience in adapting to the impacts of climate change fell upon deaf ears.

Indigenous Peoples are the protectors and caretakers of our last remaining wild places, and many of us live at the point of impact on the front lines of climate change. We are the world's smallest carbon contributors, suffering at the expense of the largest carbon contributors. False solutions to climate change such as Carbon Markets and REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation), violate the rights of Indigenous Peoples. When our rights are violated, land and life become vulnerable to desecration and destruction...all for bottom-line profits.

The Indigenous perspective is vital to the global conversation. It is essential that more human beings learn and honor natural law and acknowledge humanity's common interest in the protection of Mother Earth and all her children.

*We have Peoples' Power. Let's stand united with one voice.*


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To the citizens of the world,

On the morning of June 5, 2009, Peruvian police opened fire and killed Indigenous peoples and supporters protecting the Amazon Rainforest. Soon after, an uprising began leading to an important change for Indigenous peoples.

Indigenous leaders are now in direct dialogue with the highest levels of government.

However, the Amazon in Peru - our planet's second largest rainforest - is still in danger. If development plans continue (including intensive oil drilling, mining, logging, and large scale farming), the entire Amazon will be on the verge of permanent ecological collapse within the next 10-20 years.

It's crucial we take a stand for Mother Earth and all our relations.

We call upon our sisters and brothers from around the world to help support our relatives in South America by sending a message. Please request that the Obama administration take a stand in defense of Indigenous peoples' human rights in Peru by endorsing the United Nations "Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples" and insuring Indigenous Peoples' right to free, prior and informed consent at the 2009 UN Climate Change conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.

We also ask that you encourage the media to fully cover the struggle of Indigenous peoples on the front lines of climate change. For they are protecting the world's last remaining wild-places that are essential to the survival of life on earth. All life is connected. All life is sacred.

*Let Your Voice Be Heard*



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Yusulpayki! (Thank you in Quechua),

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