“Together We Can End The Holocaust Against The Environment”

Reposted from Care2.com:

Elder’s Meditation of the Day April 10
“Together we can end the Holocaust against the environment.”
–Haida Gwaii, Traditional Circle of Elders

We are all familiar with the Holocaust against the people. When this happens we feel bad and we vow never to let it happen again. We need to seriously examine what human beings are doing to the Earth and the environment. Many species are extinct and many more will become extinct during the next 10 years. We are methodically eliminating life that will never return again. Today, we should take time to pray real hard so we wake up before it is too late.

Great Spirit, today, I pray for us to awaken to what we are doing.



Update:  Elder Ray Robinson, who fasted for nearly 6 days to bring attention to the injustice Canadian First Nations experience day in and day out, and in particular the current federal government’s focus on dismantling their traditional Treaty Rights, ended his fast at midnight yesterday. Here is what was posted on twitter from his account (@GERayRobinson)

Grand Elder Raymond ENDED HIS FAST at midnight last night after 5 days and 15 hours without food or water.

He is in good health and is extremely thankful for your incredible outpouring of support through his fast.

Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

The Hopi Nation has come forward to ask for prayers for Japan, and for the restoration of balance on the earth.

Their letter can be read in full here. Here are some excerpts:

The Hopi are praying for the people of Japan and for the people around the world as we face crisis in our world out of balance.

We are in a time of great change on Mother Earth and these events have been foretold by our Elders. Through our Prophecies and our Ceremonies the sacred land of this earth is now crying. ..

As Hopi, we ask you to join with us in prayer to balance mother earth and all life. We believe that, through our prayers and that if we pray with good hearts as told by our Elders, we can lessen the impact of these events...

Hopi say that there is a path to follow that allows us to move through this time of change. Walk gently upon our earth with respect for her and all of life. A return of connecting our heart with the heart of the path to the future…