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AIM could not have existed without funding and support from certain quarters of the government.
American Indian Mafia...
Left to right: Carter Camp, Russell Means, Alex White Plume, Floyd Hand, Alfred Bone Shirt & Vic Camp
Richard Two Elk, a former AIM member, was not interviewed for the film partly because of his first-hand account of the Robinson shooting.
"I witnessed the incident when Robinson was shot in the leg and carried away after an argument with some of the leaders.
Carter Camp knows that Robinson died after bleeding to death and he has lied about even meeting him."
Camp, an AIM leader who appears in the film, defends his actions as an instigator of several gun battles during the occupation. Two Elk laments that PBS now appears to be a part of the effort to cover up the Robinson murder in order to "glorify" AIM leaders. "AIM hijacked the legacy of Wounded Knee and exploited it for their own gain.
They cashed in and left their fellow Indians behind, homeless and destitute.
That should have been part of the story.
Now it appears that PBS has helped them/AIM get away with it.
Another fact not mentioned in the film is that most of the invaders were from outside the reservation.
They were not local people with local grievances."
QUEST FOR THE PIPE OF THE SIOUX
I must not forget I am an Indian as well as you who are
Indian AIM leaders, followers, supporters, sympathizers. I
too have shared the Chippewa heritage, but that I shall share
with all, whether white or red or of other lineage or color
Tragic it is when a man will stoop to using his own fellow
men, his neighbor's property and personal accomplishments,
to gain and promote his own personal aims. Especially
demeaning to his own intelligence is it when he sets to his
own thing with a lack of mental and physical ability. In_that
case, he lowers himself and his supporters to the gutters
of the less than human.
As the Oglalas term it:
He wicasa sni yelo!
That fellow is no man at all!
In the destruction that has come upon our village, those
who executed the plan, those who threw themselves into
their following in any way cannot be stripped of their
responsibility for the grave violation of personal, family, and
community rights as human persons, as citizens of the United
States, and as tribal members of native populations.
We for our part felt conscious of our duty to serve our
people and our neighbors, all of whom are Indian except
about five percent. Tourists over the years grew in their
desire to know and share their lives with our Indian people.
To deal with that desire worthily, we concerned ourselves
with their persons and members of their families unable
to come to our people to see and visit them. We wished to
serve this broad interest through various means. Indian
clerks and guides were always available. The grounds were
left always in their natural state. Only foot trails crossed
the coulee where once many men, women and children died
in a dreadful crossfire.
The tragedy of today is the irony in defacing and
desecrating these hallowed grounds in the name of self determination!
Structures dedicated to the memory and
teaching of the Sioux experience, and to educating in the
ways of sharing with the American public the fruits of handiwork
stamped with authentic Siouan values, were demolished
with no evident attempt to check so aimless and pointless
Wilbur A. Riegert (1973-1974 before his death, and after the Seige at Wounded Knee)
"It's an ugly dark feeling realizing you were lied to.
For many years I supported clemency for Leonard Peltier, and towed the line for leadership of the American Indian Movement.
The facts, the anger, and the blame Mafia puts on AIM, on its sympathizers, and even on the institution Trimbach once worked for, is from a law-enforcement perspective, and is revealing.
See clearly through the foggy AIM alibis, the false cry of civil rights.
From a tiny element of Native America we once looked up to, the people's Movement was hijacked by false warriors, murderers, and liars.
Whether you support the FBI or thought of it as your enemy, Mafia is a must-read for understanding the other side of the DMZ, established at Wounded Knee '73."
-Paul DeMain (Oneida-Ojibwe), Editor, News From Indian Country
"As a longtime journalist, author, and Oglala Lakota born, raised and educated on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, I have been appalled at the many books, movies, and documentaries about Wounded Knee II and about Leonard Peltier that are so filled with myths, misconceptions and outright lies. Trimbach takes apart Matthiessen's In the Spirit of Crazy Horse, movies like Thunderheart, Lakota Woman, and A Tattoo on My Heart - The Warriors of Wounded Knee 1973, and exposes them for the frauds that they are. It is refreshing to finally hear the other side of the story."
Tim Giago, former editor and publisher of Indian Country Today, author and nationally syndicated columnist
Speaking of exposing frauds, Giagos is a man who asks questions he does not want the answers to.
What good are ceremonies if they can't save the people????
You need authentic Traditional Tetuwan Lakota spiritual people conducting and carrying the Cannunpa FOR the people, not just for their own agenda.
Our original Cannunpa Wakan is for the good of all mankind regardless
of race, creed, color, gender or blood quantum.
Annie Mae Pictou Aquash - Articles related to Aquash murder case 2007-2010
This video is a compilation of public video material of investigators and members of the American Indian Movement discussing informants and the interrogation by members of AIM of Annie Mae Pictou Aquash in 1975. Portions of this clip are taken from "The Spirit of Annie Mae" by the National Film Board of Canada. The person identified as holding and/or putting a gun to the head or in the mouth of Annie Mae Pictou-Aquash is Leonard
I'd like to address the malicious accusation
by aboriginal education journalist, and publisher of My Two
Beads Worth, and moderator for Indigenous People Literature,
that somehow I am profiting from the Trading Post on my web
site, and WHEN the Trading Post was posted on my site.
It is one thing to report the news, but yet quite another to
manipulate the news you are supposed to be reporting on, and
this is the case here.
The people who appear on my Trading Post do not pay to be
there, I've paid my webmaster myself to place them there.
They are my friends, I personally have purchased their crafts,
I know them personally, these are not people who have paid me
for being there.
My Trading Post went up on lookingbackwoman.ca only this year
(2009), not in 2006 as implied by MTBW on Indigenous People
Literature, as a moderator she can do this back dating to make
it appear the way it does.
My webmaster will be posting the archival info for
lookingbackwoman.ca to show when the Trading Post WAS posted
I make no monies off of my site, nor do I ask for donations,
nor have a non-profit society.
Anyone saying different is a liar, and will need to prove
their allegations in court, if necessary.
The basis behind this accusation was MTBW did not want my
Interview on Heyoka Magazine put back up after all of John
Lekay's concerns and further questions were addressed in
December of 2008.
The Interview from Heyoka was removed after pressure was put
on John by Paula Horn, Arvol Looking Horse, and of course
their friend, Alton Carroll of the NAFPS site.
Since the Interview first came out, many things have come out
to substanciate what I shared with John in the interview.
One example is the Marie Elk Head Fiddler UTube video,
explaining Arvol Looking Horse never had the original Cannunpa
Wakan in the first place.
ALH is a fraud, and AIM was looking for the original Cannunpa,
as Marie Fiddler shared on the video May 2, 2009, when she
would NOT lie for the people trying to prompt her to do so, to
save themselves...thank Creator, someone had a cell phone with
video to tape them taping Marie...and, why it appeared to be
cut off at the end.
MTBW seems to think she gets to decide who can seek the
Sacred, who can pray to their Father, Creator, who is worthy
to Walk the Good Red Road, and who is sincere.
She has no voice in the real scheme of things, and should not
be allowed to muddy the waters, when she herself supported the
ALH FRAUD for many years....and, seems to continue to do so by
this action against me.
If she was truely walking the Sacred path herself, she would
not stoop to such nonsense, and meddling...too much time on
her hands, obviously.
When people are not happy with themselves or their
lives...they try to make others as miserable as they
are...misery loves company, eh?
When their own racist attitudes cloud their judgements, they
should not put that forth into the world, but with a
computer...anyone can do it...and, it has nothing to do with
It is malicious, unhealthy, and unethical for any journalist
to do so....if they have any credibility, or are who they say
You decide for yourself, I stand in my truth, I never waver
from what I know is fact.
I do not play sick games to make myself feel better about
myself, I know I serve my Father, Creator....and, that is all
that concerns me.
I do not write this for me, but for you...how could anyone
believe or trust anything a journalist like this publishes.
No truth, no honor!
You cannot control whom you are related to, but you can choose
your friends, and what you wish to believe.
Best wishes with prayers,
Sept 7, 2009
Thanks for sharing this latest information on this "Looking Back Woman." I was somewhat suspect myself, because all pipes are considered Sacred and it is not the norm for someone to put up a website and discuss in detail the things that are on this website. Details of the Sacred Pipe are not things that are meant for the internet or casual conversation.
I can't help but wonder what is her true motivation. On this website, it's a little odd that none of the Contact links work - that she does not have the story of White Buffalo Calf Woman - it states on the website that this is in the process of being put on the website. I would think, that of most things, this would be the most important thing.
True, some of the Lakota Ceremonies - such as Sundance, were shared with other nations as a means of healing - but what happened is that many of these nations have taken the Sundance Ceremony as their own. For an example, in Canada, the Mik'maq hold Sundance every year and I personally know of people who are a part of that who are drinking, who brag about it and some men walk around shirtless to proudly show their scars - many that participate are not native at all and some of them are the worse offenders, as far as showing respect for the Sacred Ceremony.
One Miq'mak woman I know, who has stolen and lied to her friends and to people who have only been good to her, makes it a big point to talk about how she goes to Sundance every year. What is the point when one is not walking in a good way in every day life?
I do not agree that all whites should be excluded from participating in ceremony - those who have been invited to participate or be present. The problem is, however, you get a few people who go to a ceremony and then they think they can do it too - after all, they saw it, right? So, in their mind all they need to do Sacred Ceremony is from what they have seen.
All nations have their Sacred ceremonies. Some differ and that is what makes our tribal nations unique and special. However, I would not give credence to someone who puts up a website and makes all the statements this woman has done and this trading post listed on the website makes me wonder if there is money involved - usually there is by those who bastardize ceremony and who feel every one has the right to do any ceremony they choose. Nothing could be further from the truth - that "right" has to be earned. Once we sit back and let others take over our ceremonies, and do not stand in protection of ceremony, we may as well forget about the Indian nations and what makes each distinct and unique and special. We would have to admit defeat that the white man or Euros have finally won in taking the very last most precious thing each nation has - its spirituality.
Jeanne Evening Rain
Reprint & availability to Quest for the Pipe of the Sioux, and I am a Sioux
Above is the link to Adrianne Fritze, Wilbur Riegert's granddaughter, the youngest living
hostage of the Seige of Wounded Knee.
Please let people know the books are available on hard copy and ebooks soon.
Filming begins immediately on Looking Back Woman
's research/documentation, as a documentary film, by Best Director at the New York Film & Video Festival, and Best Film at the LA ...
Lekay is spending huge sums of his own money to produce a film promoting the replacement of Arvol Looking Horse with Suzanne Dupree AKA "Looking Back Woman
", an ex hairdresser who ...
... why evenpost anything about that Suzanne Dupree, isnt that Lakota business? ... For example , Suzanne Dupree is promoting herself to people outside her own ...
ATTN: Alton Carroll"Where is my film??"
Whatever Suzanne Dupree's agenda is, the one thing she is guilty of is exploiting her people's traditions. To stand and pose for photographs with a pipe ...
www.newagefraud.org/smf/index.php?topic=604.0;wap2 - Cache
Dear Alton Carroll & ALH,
You continue to put your foot in your mouth...
as well as continue to slander me without a shred
of evidence to support your lies against me.
Do you think this Minneconjou is exploiting his peoples
traditions by posing for photos with a Cannunpa?
All our Traditional people were photographed with their
Cannunpas...one delegation that went to Washington DC,
every single man there had their Cannunpa in their hands
or arms...do you think everyone of these Lakotas were
exploiting their Lakota peoples traditions?
The only fakes or frauds are you and Arvol Looking Horse...
About yet another one of your lies...about my film,
"Gift From the Ancestors"...
Where is it, Carroll???
Where is all the money John Lekay spent on financing
my film you put all over the internet?
There isn't a film, you idiot!
Never was...and, I played you and your crew, like a
I wanted to show all concerned, for every action there is a counter action
by you, ALH or AIM to continue to try and control that which is Sacred.
You make fun of my vocation, however...
I can't for the life of me understand why where you teach in Texas, that the
Dean would even allow you around young minds with the poison
you spew to protect yourself and ALH's investments in trying to make people believe your lies.
I am registered at Cheyenne River, and I am more Lakota than many of the AIM members themselves...on my site their blood quantum is listed, and it isn't much for all the ink they try to get, and got during the Seige of Wounded Knee.
I don't see you addressing Marie Elk Head Fiddlers UTube Video...where Marie shares with the viewers how the lie began with AIM looking for the Pipe/Cannunpa, and the Looking Horses NOT having It, and taking another Cannunpa from the wall...saying to AIM....this one is It.
When It was not...that is fraud.
Shows as early as 1972, AIM was looking for the Cannunpa, and when they thought they found It at Wounded Knee, they destroyed what they thought was It...along with Riegert's book manuscript called....
"Quest for the Pipe of the Sioux, As Viewed From Wounded Knee.
But, the manuscript for "Quest" was NOT lost, another copy was in the editing process with Paul Manhart SJ... who, along with Ralph "Doc" Hubbard published "Quest" (copyright 1975) after Riegert's death in 1974.
Nor was the Catlinite Cannunpa lost...if one believes Beatrice Medicine, & Phil Lane Sr...upstanding Tetuwan spiritual Elders and educators.
The Cannunpa was there all the time with Fools Crow, the Cannunpa his Uncle Nicolas Black Elk, and he lovingly cared for and kept safe from harm and ego, hidden yet in plain sight, cared for by the Hunoup speaking Bear Medicine Society Tetuwan Elders....never in the care of anyone else from Martha Bad Warrior and Andrew Dupris to Nicolas Black Elk and Frank Fools Crow...to my Father, Calvin...and, then to me.
So Carroll, slander is so expensive...if you cannot prove your lies & allegations against me....
An apology would be in order...one in writing, and on every site you posted your slander
I am sure your Dean will NOT be impressed with anyone who thinks he can manipulate history for their own personal benefit, at the expense of others...
Look who the real exploiters and frauds are....you & ALH, not I!!!
I can prove who I am, can you?
LBW Dec.21, 2009
"Moderator for NAFPS site and Alton Carroll"
Oh, by the way, educatedindian is Dr. Alton Carroll.
Al's a guy.
He's a college professor in Texas.
Debbie is a woman :-)
We have a few other moderators on NAFPS, but they haven't been around so much recently.
"Maybe the other moderators on NAFPS realized educatedindian, Dr Alton Carroll is a fraud???"
And, so is Arvol Looking Horse.
Rats leaving a sinking ship...the frauds site is NAFPS themselves!
How are ya all doing at NAFPS, with those 3 fingers pointing back at you???
You got to love Heyoka medicine!!!
Dino Butler was a member of the AIM-IITC
interogation squad that interrogated Anna Mae Aquash with orders
to shoot her where she stood (June 1975) alledgedly from Dennis
Banks, thru Vernon and Clyde Bellecourt and under complete
sanction by the Lakota AIM chapter, aka, Russell means and
William means. Dino Butler was present at over 28 AIM
Interrogations of alledged FBI informants. Anyone who has
implied Dino Butler involved with AIM-IITC ordering him to kill
other indians, has ended up dead, threaten with massive bodily
harm after a very aggressive confrontation or simply assaulted
from unknown assailants. He was and still is a very dangerous
criminally insane killer. Even prior to being recruited by AIM-IITC
as a hit man or enforcer. He has given interviews (readily
available on the internet search engines) where he boldly
acknowledges co-conspiring to set-up lies about what the real
activities of AIM-IITC were, or misinform the indians about his
involvement in criminal acts against indian people, and
continuing to mislead any investigation (into a dead end)
concerning the AIM-IITC inner circle members ordering the
outright murders of innocent men and women they percieved as a
threat to them.
Several private investigators researching Dino and company, have
raised red flags he may very well be involved with federal
agents as a hidden informer and is deliberately offering
information which will bring about more uncertainties to closure
of the AIM-IITC saga. If we see Dino Butler commit suicide, have
20 days to live from cancer,or suddenly die similiarly as the
other AIM-IITC former crew members: douglas durham, vernon
belleocurt, robert robideau, i.e. who were all main players and
probable potential federal witnesses against AIM-IITC. Then
there is sufficent evidence Dino Butler was a hidden federal
In the EK Caldwell interview, identifying who killed Anna Mae
Aquash was not important to Dino Butler but he redirected his
complicity into a complicated reason of insane babbling.
Implying Anna Mae Aquash gave her life rather than someone(s)
ordered her death from within the AIM-IITC leadership. Dino
Butler knowingly, and willingly, conspired to interrogate, or
kill, Anna Mae Aquash as a Federal Informant and further hide
the truth with more carefully crafted lies and redirecting
serious inquiries of her murder into rhetoric of his 32 years in
prison as a poor helpless victim of his insanity.
EK Caldwell: Do you think that identifying the actual person(s)
that killed Anna Mae will be of consequence to the true
liberation of the People from a legacy of hatred?
Dino Butler: I don't think that it's the issue here. Certainly
the truth is at issue, but to me, it's not the truth of who or
what killed Anna Mae. The real issue is a lot bigger than Anna
Mae or anybody. The issue is survival.
Dino Butler: Anna Mae gave her life for a reason. Our getting
involved with each other fighting about who's telling the truth
about it and pointing fingers at each other won't work. We
should confront what really happened to Anna Mae, and what
really happened to her is a corrupt values system that is the
enemy to all natural life.
(EK Caldwell died in 1997)
Dino Butler (interview with Serle L. Chapman )
"The reason Bob (robideau) now wanted this private meeting
with me was because he wanted me to verify this Mr X story that
he and Dave (hill) had given to this writer. Bob said that after
the writer got off the phone with Dave, he sat down with him and
he verified his part of the story; he told Oliver's writer that
he and Joe [Stuntz] and me were down by the agents' cars and
that this pick-up came in and that someone had gotten out of
this pick-up and shot the agents and jumped back in and driven
off. Since Joe was already dead he couldn't verify it and so he
wanted me to verify the story because they had placed me down
there with them".
IN THIS INTERVIEW, DINO EXPLICITELY EXPLAINS JOSEPH STUNTZ WAS
ALREADY DEATH WITH A BULLET SHOT BETWEEN THE EYES FROM THE FBI
AGENTS PISTOL AND WEARING THE FBI AGENTS GREEN FIELD COAT, WHICH
HAS NOT BEEN EXPLAINED BEFORE, BUT IN THIS INTERVIEW? DINO KNOWS
ALREADY AND HAS TO ADJUST HIS FABRICATED LIES TO FIT THE COURT
ROOM TESTIMONY HE GAVE AT HIS TRIAL. WE WONDER HOW AND WHY
JOSEPH STUNTZ HAD ON THE FBI AGENTS FIELD COAT LABELED, FBI, ON
ITS POCKET, LAYING DEAD 759 YARDS AWAY IN ANOTHER POOL OF BLOOD
ON THE GROUND IF HE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE KILLED BY THE FBI AGENTS
SERVICE REVOLVERS WAY BEFORE DINO AND COMPANY SAID HE WAS?
CONSIDERING THE FBI AGENTS USED 38 SERVICE REVOLVERS TO ATTACK
THE CAMP AT 1/4-1/2 MILE AWAY? ACCORDING TO AIM-IITC CAMP
TESTIMONY AND THE CAMP AIM-IITC CREW USED AR15'S AND LONG RANGE
RIFLES WHILE THE 38 SPECIAL HAS A 50 YARD RANGE AT A LUCKY SHOT.
THERE WERE OVER 146 BULLET HOLES IN THE FBI AGENTS CARS. IF JOE
STUNTZ WAS ALREADY SHOT PRIOR TO DINO, LEONARD AND CREW
CONFRONTING THE RESCUE LAW PERSONEL FOR THE KILLED FBI AGENTS?
THEN JOSEPH STUNTZ COULD NOT HAVE BEEN DEAD AND LATER PUTTING ON
THE FBI AGENTS GREEN FIELD COAT. THATS IMPOSSIBLE. JOSEPH STUNTZ
HAD TO HAVE BEEN ALIVE, TAKEN THE FBI AGENT FIELD COAT OUT OF
THE AGENTS TRUNK WHILE THEY KILLED THE FBI AGENTS AND NOT AS
DINO, LEONARD, BOB,ETC, LAYED OUT THEIR ALIBI INFORMATION AS TO
THE EVENTS IN THE 4 MINUTES OF THE DEADLY SHOOT-OUT. JOSEPH
STUNTZ HAD TO HAVE SURVIVED THE ORIGINAL SHOOT-OUT WITH THE
AGENTS, SOMEONE(S) FORCED HIM TO PUT ON THE FBI AGENTS GREEN
FIELD JACKET, FORCED TO WALK 759 YARDS AWAY FROM THE AGENTS CARS
AND LATER WAS SHOT BETWEEN THE EYES BY THE AGENTS GUN THAT WAS
IN LEONARD PELTIERS POSSESSION. LEONARD PELTIER LIKED TO SHOOT
FEDERAL AGENTS AND INFORMANTS BETWEEN THE EYES.
THIS QUOTE IS SELF-EVIDENT, "Anna Mae came and talked to me
in my sleep. She came and talked to me. I didn't feel sorry for
her after that."
A BRILLIANT AND ORCHESTRATED LIE. "We have always
maintained that those agents who were killed were caught in the
Bottom line? yes!.. Mister Darrell "DINO" Butler is
not to be trusted due to the many fabricated lies and deceptive
staged interviews he has exploited upon the innocent indian
people concerning his personal involvement in killing indians
and staging further disclosure of falsified and misleading
information meant to cover his actions and those of his inner
circle group within the deadly interrogation crew of AIM-IITC'S
assasination for federal informants and operatives.
Mister Darrell "DINO" Butler, even after 32 years of
incarceration charges? Has security clearance to enter several
maximum level federal and state prisons to conduct lakota and
other indian ceremonies not of his Tututni tribal traditional
Mister Darrell "DINO" Butler does not fall outside of
the Elders principles. There are questions that should be asked
of these individuals such as Dino Butler who profess to instruct
others in ceremonies: What Nation do they represent? What Clan
or Society do they belong to? Who instructed them and where did
they learn? and What is their home address? Is the ceremony you
are conducting from your tribe?"
Here is what an elderly Indian lady named Agnes
Gildersleeve says the AIM terrorists--not Indian activists--did
in her town:
"[AIM] took complete control of the telephone service and
local residents were not permitted to answer any of the phones.
When my phone would ring, an armed guard would immediately
answer the phone and direct the call over to the trailer house
where Banks, Means, and Bellecourt were located..."
The trailer was the home of a man who was confined to a
wheelchair named Wilber Reigert. AIMsters pushed Mr. Reigert
right out of his trailer into the Gildersleeves' house and stole
his trailer for their headquarters.
DLN Issues : The Selling of Indian Culture
Statement by Marie Fiddler, Frank Eagle Tail and Shirley Fiddler
We are in the process of getting copies of these documents out to the world. People have to wake up and realize that they are being fooled by Arvol and Paula, One of the greatest Hoaxes of the times by this couple and their families, of course they stand a lot to lose money wise, These lineal descendants of Elk Head have their papers and their probate records to prove the truth, this would hold up in any court.
Alfred Bone Shirt
May 31, 2008
To: Mr. Arvol Looking Horse and Paula Horne-Mullen; All Youth organizatlons/groups, All Federally Recognized Tribes; Respective Chairmen; Respective Council people; Non- Profit organizatlons, other organizations/groups; Businesses; Universities; Schools and all education systems; Casinos; Museums; News Medial: Radio, Newspapers and Television; private individuals and extended relatives of Mr. Looking Horse.
We, as the rightful heirs and direct, lineal descendants of the 9th Generation Keeper of our Sacred Canunpa; Elk Head, are requesting that Mr. Arvol Looking Horse cease and desist from misrepresenting himself as the so called 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred Canunpa; the White Buffalo Calf Pipe, as he puts it. Mr. Arvol Looking Horse is not a direct lineal descendant, nor is he related by blood or have any type of familial ties, and nor was he or his relatives before him was ever designated to be the Keeper, by Elk Head; who was the true Keeper and had passed into the spirit world in 1914. Our grandfather, Elk Head had left a legal will in his probate records designating his eldest son, Elias Elk Head to be the Keeper of the sacred Canunpa and designated his eldest grandson from Elias, William Elk Head to be after Elias. Mrs. Martha Bad Warrior was not his daughter, nor was she designated to be a Keeper of the sacred Canunpa. It was traditional law that the Canunpa was to be kept from father to son, in the ltazipcola band. Each male keeper opened the Canunpa in need of war, starvation and sickness that involves all the Sioux Nation of the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota people to see it and pray with it. Why hasn't Arvol ever opened it to our people to actually see the contents of the sacred Canunpa? When the Elk Head family members have all seen it? There has been negative propaganda against our family, who are the true, direct, lineal descendants of Elk Head, by Mr. Arvol Looking Horse and his partner, Paula Horne-Mullen, as well as his family members; which has caused media censorship against our family so we can not address Mr. Arvol Looking Horses' lies and distortions of the truth. It has also caused violent threats, violent actions/retaliations against our family members and having our personal property destroyed by his family members and followers/supporters. Examples of media censorship includes: The Native Voice newspaper, owned by Mr. Frank King and Lisa King, The Dakota Journal, owned by the Flandreau Sioux Tribe and the Lakota Country Times who are supporters of Mr. Arvol Looking Horse and who have written many supporting articles about him as the 19th Generation Keeper of the sacred Canunpa without consulting us, the Elk Head family and allowing us equal media time. We are demanding that these news medias, cease and desist in assisting Arvol Looking Horse from perpetuating the misrepresentation and fraudulent activities as a so called Keeper and spreading any more negative propaganda about our family by writing any more articles concerning our sacred Canunpa and give us equal media time to bring out the facts and truth as we are the true, direct, lineal descendants of our 9th Keeper, Elk Head.
We are asking all individuals addressed in this letter to stop using and catering to Mr. Arvol Looking Horse and addressing him as the 19th Generation Keeper of our sacred Canunpa which is assisting him in perpetuating his misrepresentation and all of his fraudulent activities. We, as the Elk Head family have designated Shirley Fiddler-granddaughter to the 9th Generation Keeper, Elk Head, to be our spokesperson and contact person in these matters. All questions and concerns should be directed to Shirley Fiddler @ 605-964-7313 who resides in Green Grass, South Dakota.
Respectfully submitted by the true, direct, lineal descendants of our grandfather Elk Head,
Dated on this day of (2nd day of June 2008)
Marie Fiddler dated June 2nd 2008
Frank eagle Tail dated June 2nd 2008
Shirley Fiddler dated June 2nd 2008
Lorena G Rodriquez 6/2/08
Subject: Re: sheila simpson northern ireland
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2008 12:38:45 -0400
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You are either extremely naive or you choose to be
willifully blind in order to believe that Dupree is
any kind of medicine woman or has any respect or
standing among her people that she abandoned long
Dupree is a hairdresser, and one of the worst liars
I have ever seen, who has led a campaign to smear
and defame the actual medicine people and
traditional leaders among the Lakota. There are
barely any words in her fanciful stories that are
anything close to being true, and only an outsider
with little understanding of Lakota or Native
traditions or peoples would think otherwise.
In one sense Dupree is a pawn, much as you are
allowing yourself to be used as a pawn also. A
racist New Age promoter, John Lekay or Heyoka
Magazine, is seeking to gain power and control over
Lakota people and religion and hopes to do so
using Dupree. Lekay in turn has worked with white
supremacists seeking to undermine NAFPS and its
While your willingness to help protest wrongs
against Native people is admirable, you commit very
similar wrongs yourself when you promote a liar and
exploiter like Dupree.
To a large extent you are simply very confused, as
your online discussion of your vision shows. A
vision is not something you display for everyone to
see like an antique curio you are proud of finding
in a shop, and your discussion of its meaning
publicly would strike most Native people as
vain, showy, and an act of personal ego. Your
interpretation of its meaning shows a lot of
grasping at straws, at many different belief systems
that are unrelated.
You are not listed as a fraud at NAFPS, only as a
very naive and confused supporter of a New Age
fraud, Suzanne Dupree. So the listing stays since it
I hope you reconsider your public support of an
abusive, liar, and exploiter of Lakota tradiitons,
Suzanne Dupree. Take down your webpage claiming
she is a medicine person, it harms Native people. As
I said before, your support of Native causes is
admirable, and I hope you see the contradiction in
your previous help before, and supporting someone
only out to cause harm like Dupree and Lekay.
We always welcome open discussion at NAFPS, and you can
discuss this more there if you wish.
--- On Sat, 9/13/08, peacewalker <email@example.com>
From: peacewalker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: sheila simpson northern ireland
Date: Saturday, September 13, 2008, 3:27 PM
I am dismayed to find
my name of your web site I am not a new age
I do not claim to be a
teacher of white buffalo. I sundanced for five
years under the direction of
Patrick Hendrickson deceased
What I wrote on Emissary of
Light web site was my vision as I experienced
and I also sent that information to Chief
Looking Horse. You may remember that in 2001 he
started a four year journey and he went to the
places I had seen in my vision
I would never step over a
first nations person as I have the greatest
respect for the teachings
I do not conduct ceremony or
am I involved in the selling of ceremony.
I have supported native youth
walking across Canada in 2003 on a youth suicide
I support the work of looking
back woman I know her and I beleive she is a
medicine woman when she stepped forward thew
first whitew buffalo was born in canada in Fort
Please take my name of your
site as it does not belong there.
Glen Walker (editor, manager of groups),
I am sure that the Pipe she holds can bring good things when prayed with
sincerity, as all extensions of the bundle are sacred, but these people are
clueless to her accounts clearly taken from books and hearsay, dismissing
even Arvol's father being totally negligent to let it leave??? Again, Arvol
recalls that Pipe, it is Fools Crow's Sundance Pipe. I am sure Floyd, since
he was close to Fools Crow as well, will verify himself.
I guess she is saying that all the "medicine men" that came after 1975 (when
her father supposedly took it), meaning Fools Crow himself (EVERY YEAR) and
Chauncey, including Floyd Hand, along with many many "traditional elders",
were all fooling themselves. How disgracefull that she openly humiliates our
People's integrity and is "afraid" of us on the rez, because she stereotypes
all of our Nation as kinda being sick because we chose to grow up around our
People in a war zone??
As far as the C'anupa never opened, there was a re-wrapping 5 years ago, so
it was opened and many came, but only the virgins can touch the C'anupa
during this ceremony.
She is against the proclamation, as she does not understand the severity of
the abuses that are going on all over the world and the requests from the
Elders to put the protocols back in place (that directed Arvol, not dogma),
as far as the early 70's (check out the pictures and what we know was going
on in the abuses even back then). She is clearly mislead and part of that
abuse and exploitation.
She also married non-natives, so she dismisses anything to do with
traditional understanding and permits anyone to do as they please, to gather
followers of non-native decent, only. (thank tuncas'ina that is not "the Pte
San win C'anupa") This is our "way of life", who we are as a "cultural"
Indigenous Nation with roots and umbilical cord to ancestors and teachings.
She is a surely distractor, as Alfred Bone Shirt calls them, along with this
group that endorses by even assisting in posting her website against all our
People as if we passed up our chance to who we are as the People of the
One of the other main factors, on the website, she has a spirit releasing
ceremony AFTER 10 YEARS FOR HER PARENTS, that is ludicrous, everyone knows
that it is only 1 year if you keep a spirit, that is one of 7 scared rites,
keeping of the soul, but for only 1 year (again misleading people or making
The bottom line is; a Spiritual Leader has to live with his people, no
matter what kind of nightmare or "war zone" she paints us all to be.
She has no business quoting the Bundle's lineage family with inaccuracy,
that is pure disrespectfull for anyone to do that to any family.
I am saying this with pity for her, that goes along with prayers for her
healing as to all she relays as being true; is a lie. From what I gathered,
not a fault of her own, but by her father, who grew up away from the rez and
when he visited, he received something that is sacred, but misinterpreting
as something that was not (pte san win bundle) and passed down to down her.
It is sad....
She need not be afraid to come one day to pray herself and like everyone
else, like Fools Crow, and she will find out. I have a feeling though that
this is engrained in her for so long that she will continue to live in her
lie and not be brave to find out the truth.
Correspondance with Vivian High Elk:
Hello my relatives, I am forwarding this information, I dont know what this
woman's (LBW) worry is when she doesn't even live around here and believes
we worship a false sacred object. If this were so, why in the first place
would Cheyenne River place this on their flag as a significance that it
exists and is here in Green Grass and what is her argument? Dont you think
they would've known this if this history lie recorded as they had Indian
Agents that overseen everything as this Tribe is based under the auspices of
the United States Government as a puppet? In todays life, to get anything
back that the whiteman and their forked tongue promised is to have a
"language, culture and history." This woman really wants to belittle our
whole Nation here along with my late father. We are a poor people, barely
in existence with our language, history (cannupa) and culture (cannupa) that
are the basis for our everyday survival for funding to the Trust status
imposed on us. Besides all cannupa's are sacred and so what if don't have
the real or original one here, what we do have is still sacred as hteir has
been some miracles and my late relatives had strong beliefs in it here.
Why would the Late Fools Crow come here to Green Grass and pray at the
sacred site before they departed out of Green Grass? Her statements are
invalidating Fools Crow's belief, yet she holds his cannupa she claims he
gifted her? I dont want to argue her anymore, she claims to be a KEEPER of
a sacredness and still full of spite and hate. She obviously doesn't carry
the values in her message and probably doesn't live it like a virtue,
obviously she is ignorant herself, she doesn't know the life we live here as
a people whom worship this way of life whom hold this Cannupa in high
esteem. I guess the question is are we all fools for what we believe in
here as how she is portraying us? We are a Warrior people, that is why we
are still in existence no matter how we were are/were put down like people
like this LBW woman. Pila ma ya pi le lawapi ki. Vivian High Elk
>From: "Suzanne Dupree" <email@example.com>
>Subject: RE: Does Back Woman Have ' The Sacred Pipe '
>Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2007 07:17:50 -0800
>Hunoup is the language that needs to be spoken here, I am sure you are
>fluent with it. My Lakota language skills are not in question here, it is
>whether or not Arvol Looking Horse is in possession of the Martha Bad
>Warrior's Cannunpa, period.
>The reason you are so on about language is, that's all you've got for an
>If you'd read the Riegert pdf file, you would've seen Martha Bad Warrior's
>words...this Cannunpa is for everyone, not just Lakota speaking persons.
>Martha Bad Warrior gave this interview with Riegert in 1936 before her
>death that winter. She wanted it known and recorded, that the heritage of
>the Cannunpa Wakan, is open to the good of all mankind, regardless of race,
>creed, color or blood quantums. He wrote it for her, so the story of Martha
>Bad Warrior and her people was written down with the origin and message of
>the Cannunpa Wakan. That is why you do not wish to acknowledge this
>information, it does not correspond with the "history" you've given. I want
>to see those winter count buffalo robes back 2000 yrs ago, with the story
>of WBCPW's coming to the people, if that is your proof. I did read what you
>wrote in Lakota, and your Father was mislead by the Looking Horse family
>about "what" Cannunpa Wakan they had. The Cannunpa Chief from Manitoba does
>not recognize ALH, and says the Cannunpa came between 1500-1600 hundred, to
>the people from WBCPW.
>If you respect your ancestors, you would honor her words and legacy.
>However, this is not the case here. I have nothing I need to prove to
>anyone, other than the truth of our spiritual history that was preserved
>for us, and was changed to save face. It does not matter who I have
>married, or how much Lakota blood I have, or where I live.... the message
>is not about me, or you....it is about the Cannunpa Wakan....and how it is
>to be used properly.
>And, for all who are interested, like the ones from the International
>Communities that were canvassed for donations, the language of our debate
>needs to be english. The same language that was used to canvass for the
>money. We first need to exchange tobacco to discuss this between us. Then,
>The more you put me down, the more you show you are not living the
>teachings yourself. The hypocracy is what is doing the most injustice to
>our people....and you are perpetuating that ignorance. Why has there been
>the Cultural Preservation Officer position open at Cheyenne River? Because
>someone needs to know our history, and preserve it, and without people like
>Riegert, without a personal agenda, it isn't happening at Cheyenne River.
>Your reverse racism will not work here, nor will it serve the greater good
>of the people....all people.
>Suzanne & Arnie
>Lakota Legend Paint Ranch
>From: "Vivian High Elk" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>CC: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,
>firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,
>email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Jodi.Rave@missoulian.com,
>Subject: RE: Does Back Woman Have ' The Sacred Pipe '
>Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2007 17:36:38 -0700
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> >Suzanne, you can give me give me a call and set up a time on when we
> >can have a debate all in Lakota, I am game to challenge you but how
> >would I know if it's gonna be a woman that I am talking to as this
> >is in the male dialect, whomever the guy is that wrote it up for
> >you. I assume you are female, eh? Please respond to what I wrote
> >all in Lakota in my previous message, I assume it wasn't translated
> >right to you. eh? Otherwise stay focused on
>your endeavors. Le
> >miye ye. Vivian HE
> >>From: "Suzanne Dupree" <email@example.com>
> >>To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >>Subject: RE: Does Back Woman Have ' The Sacred Pipe '
> >>Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2007 11:06:37 -0800
> >>Dear Sister,
> >>I am right here, and I challenge you to an open debate on the
> >>history of the Cannunpa Wakan, at any time you
> >>Cannunpa wakan wan oyate wicakahi kin heon,
> >>Tokel econ wicasi kin hena ohinniyan ecunk'onpi kte,
> >>Taku sica kin etanhan yuheyab unyuhapi kta,
> >>Wakantanka iyoyanpa tawa kin ogna ecela ilake kta.
> >>Lecel ecunk'onpi kta ohinniyan awauncinpi kte.
> >>Pilamayaye lo, Wakantanka.
> >>Hakikta Win
> >>Suzanne & Arnie
> >>Lakota Legend Paint Ranch
> >>From: "Vivian High Elk" <email@example.com>
> >>To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,
> >>NDNAIM@yahoogroups.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,
> >>CC: firstname.lastname@example.org
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> >> >Anpetu waste, lena taku iyapi ki, hena, atas takuni slol yapi
> >> >Tase cannupa wakan ki he tohan Pejito Wakpa etanhan iya ye ka,
> >> >he lila wakan ki.
> >> >Le winyan wan
> >>iciyapi ki he na winyan wan Looking Back iyapi
> >> >ki he atas takuni slol yapi sni, hena Lakota winyan kiyapi na
> >> >iyapi ki hena icetu sni na lel tipi sni ca takuni he slol yapi
> >> >le wakan ki nahanhci lena Peji To Wakpa ki el yanke. Iya le
> >> >okihipi hantas ognas wicakapi na ce' ce, k'as, miye, iblukcan ke
> >> >wa'aya ki hena, i kitawa pi ki he taku wan Diarhea of the mouth,
> >> >kajo woyanzan yu hapi) eya pi ki heca woyanza yu hapi na ce'ce.
> >> >amayu pta pi hantas, ognas lakol ya wiyuhcan na woglaka pi na
> >> > Miye cante el wicabluze sni na el wacinwicawaye sni. If Jenaka
> >> >and Looking Back Woman can respond to this within a couple
> >> >then I would probably believe in them, but, if not, it is
> >> >as far as I can see and believe. They are distractors, I believe
> >> >that the
> >>"Keeper" and his "partner" put out there to obstruct the
> >> >mission. Looking Back Woman claims to have the original pipe, why
> >> >dont she tend to that? Obviously she doesn't believe in what she
> >> >doing as in her statement she claims to have the original one yet
> >> >she is in defiance of our sacred one here. If they can just stop
> >> >trying to take the focus off of the Keeper and his woman, as they
> >> >are the abusers, it would be good. Vivian HE
||Derek Fiddler (email@example.com)
||March 19, 2008 1:49:58 PM
||Suzanne Dupree (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I have the proof and Me and my family just don't show or
send it to anyone that is all i was getting chewed out by
my family from the stuff i was telling you that you are
just using me to get info and using it to benefit
yourself. So I am sorry......
Derek Fiddler/Elk Head Family
Green Grass, SD
Hello there Sister,
I have came to a answer that is about time that the
people know but the way to do it is to tell my
grandfather's story. If you do it any other
way They shall try to intervene and put up many road
blocks in our way. This is the only way
because we have all the douments of him and many of
our people around the rez. I heard about this
meeting and Vivian High Elk is not a descendant of
my grandfather. Her family is from Thunder
Butte and They are ALH followers probably the reason
why she is doing that is because he did share some
of his money with her. Some times in the past
when he got monies from the Shakopee Tribe his whole
family had new cars, clothes, horses, horse
trailers, bikes, anything you could imagine.
He does this all the time and uses the children in
Green Grass as leverage for his personnal
gain. I was wondering what is a proper way to
come out in the world with this and not to sound
like i am trying to step on people's ego's, shoes,
and do it without hurting anyone. My family
wants it done but don't know how to go about
it. Let's see what you can do brainstorm and
get back to me and we shall be in touch and get this
Here on the reservation Vivan is causing alot of
ruckous about the pipe and saying that ALH doesn't
have it that is buried somewhere and they are going
to find it and dig it up. I feel sorry for
these people that are out to gain power over such a
wakan thing. Another person that has no power
or say is a guy by the name of Dewey Bad Warrior
once agin both are people out to get fame. I
just wanted to give you a lilttle insight was as
been goin on here little. We all have to be
humble, patient and go with wisdom so let us pray on
Suzanne Dupree <email@example.com>
A meeting was convened by the
Sicangu Lakota Grass Roots Oyate on
October 21st, 2006, at the Rosebud
Casino Conference Room located on
the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Reservation
in South Central South Dakota.
Approximately 100 people were in
attendance from the Lakota, Dakota,
Nakota Oyate which included Naca
Itahcan Ominiciye, Traditional
Chiefs and Headsmen, Treaty
councils, Tetuwan Sioux Nation
Treaty Council, Spiritual leaders
and other organizations and lineal
descendants of our chiefs, elders
and First Ladies of our Nation.
The highlight of discussion
included: Exploitation of Sacred
Ceremonies with Wolakota
Foundations’ overall coordinator
and promoter, Paula Horn-Mullen and
her questionable activities.
Speakers on this issue were:
Vivian High Elk; lineal descendant
of the pipe keepers, an enrolled
member of the Cheyenne River Sioux
Stacey Low Dog, former volunteer for
Wolakota Foundations’ World Peace
and Prayer Day activities, and an
enrolled member of the Cheyenne
River Sioux Tribe.
Martina Looking Horse, eldest female
sibling to the Keeper of the pipe,
and an enrolled member of the
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.
Francis Zephier; a concerned member
of exploitation issues and an
enrolled member of the Yankton Sioux
Vivian stated the issue being
presented is an internal issue for
our people and needs to be addressed
by our concerned Lakota, Dakota and
Nakota Nation. She expressed concern
that the Protection of Sacred
Ceremonies Proclamation wasn’t
being adhered to by Wolakota
Foundations’ overall coordinator
Paula Horn as the Sacred Pipe is the
center of their fund raising
activities, and that Wolakota
Foundation is a non-profit, 501©(3)
and is a United States sanctioned
corporation, which is a blatant
violation of our Traditional Law,
which many of our ancestors fought
and died for. It is the most
Precious and Sacred of all things
that is for our Nation and our Way
of Life. It has been observed that
the administration of this has been
for the benefit of a few individuals
that surround Paula Horn.
Exploitation of the Canunnpa has
been going on for years and must be
Stacey Low Dog offered documents as
evidence of the amount of monies
Paula solicited in the name of Arvol
and our Sacred Bundle. She raised
the question: is the Keeper a
Spiritual Leader or a Corporate
Leader? As he’s being manipulated
to allow this activity of exploiting
the Bundle and himself by his
partner and the monies that only
benefit Paula and her family. That
if anyone questions her activities
she labels them trouble makers and
enemies of Arvols’ and uses
character assassinations to deter
them. Wolakota Foundation, under the
guidance of Paula Horn has used the
Cannunpa as a marketing tool, and
money making scheme that benefits
none of our people, or the youth she
proposes to work with, and it is
only benefiting her and her family,
as she is operating this foundation
as it is a personal bank account to
do as she sees fits. She writes
fraudulent proposals and acts like a
telemarketer as she is on the phone
24/7 soliciting donations for Arvol
and the foundation, and shields all
the calls coming in. The financial
records show Paula as the main
beneficiary of these activities.
Martina Looking Horse presented the
dissension Paula has created among
her family and the accusations she
has made against Martina. She has
been aware of Paula’s’
activities for a long time. Support
was offered against the exploitation
against the bundle.
Francis Zephier stated the
exploitation is not isolated to only
Wolakota Foundation and talked of
ceremonies including white people.
She has been waiting for exploiting
of our ceremonies to be stopped for
years and that the Cannunpa belongs
to all of the Lakota, Dakota and
Nakota Nation. She stated that
people with money should not be the
only ones allowed to have access to
the ways of our Cannunpa. She read a
written Petition being offered to
the people in attendance which was
read and accepted to be put into
action immediately. She offered
support against exploitation.
The Petition will be shared with the
Ikce Wicasa/Win for signatures to be
collected. Further discussion will
take place in another scheduled
meeting to be held November 18th,
2006 on the Rosebud Sioux Tribe
Reservation in St. Francis, South
Dakota where it was decided upon
that Arvol and his partner will be
invited to attend to answer the
allegations in question.
Alfred Bone Shirt who moderated the
meeting states, “She manipulated
the Keeper to engulf the Cannunpa in
the laws of the United States
government as it is the basis of
their 501©(3) corporation which is
signed by the Keeper and promoted by
Paula Horne in a despicable, money
making, marketing scheme to raise
money that only benefits her and her
family, and to further her own
personal agenda. The Cannunpa is
subject to the U.S. government laws
as their corporation is based on it,
as well as Arvol being subjected to
these laws as well.”
Even though he is a recipient of a
United Nations Peace award the
people presenting the award did hot
do any investigations or talk to our
people to see if he is living his
work among his people. The people
have been living a life of duress
and poverty and there has been no
easement of it through his
organization. By Paula remaining in
that Sacred Area, she continues to
bring Wa’asbya to our Bundle with
all of her negative attitudes and
energies’ she displays. The
Cannunpa is a spirit and you can’t
have negative thoughts, feelings and
energies’ around it. The emails
she puts out is record of these
energies as she’s less than a 100
feet away from the pipe house.
Whereas, on October 21st 2006, a
meeting was held on the Rosebud
Sioux Tribe Indian Reservation,
against the exploitation of our
Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe
located on the Cheyenne River Sioux
Tribe Reservation in a community
called Green Grass, South Dakota
Whereas, on March 8th & 9th,
2003, a meeting was held on the
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Indian
Reservation to protect our sacred
ceremonies, due to the different
types of abuse held in our
Whereas, by the imposition of Paula
Horne, this meeting was hosted by
the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in
support of the proposal drafted by
Paula Horne for her partner, Arvol
Looking Horse, to call upon all
spiritual leaders on these issues of
Whereas, a Protection of Ceremonies
Proclamation was readily drafted and
adopted on the Cheyenne River Sioux
Tribe Reservation without a
Whereas, Arvol Looking Horse took it
upon himself to end this meeting on
his own consensus and,
Whereas, Paula Horne, the partner of
Arvol Looking Horse has well
exploited the Cannunpa by using it
as a marketing tool to capitalize
for her own personal wealth and
gain, as well as for her children
Whereas, Paula Horne has been known
by personal knowledge of family
members, relatives, Tribal and
Community members of her
manipulation, lies, distortion, her
negative personal traits ( arguing,
condemning people, condoning to
alcoholism and drugs around the
Sacred area.) and also not
respecting the laws by her keeping
negativity around the sacred area
and remaining next to the Sacred
Cannunpa while is in her menstrual
Whereas, Paula Horne is not any
person with respect toward the
Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe that
belongs to we/all the people as a
Whereas, by the consensus of the
People at this meeting, October 21,
2006 to hold Paula as a perpetrator
of abuse of our ceremonies and,
Therefore, by consensus of this
docket, we demand that any official
by law protect our Sacred Cannunpa
and prevent Paula Horne be held
accountable to the exploitation of
our Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe
and that she banned from all
attendance and connections to our
sacred ceremonies that lie on the
LAWS and basis of our Sacred White
Buffalo Calf Pipe and,
Therefore, be it that all signatures
below agree to this petition and
shall be laid as an IKCE Wicasa/Win
law to uphold this docket on this
21st day of October, 2006.
For more information
Alfred Bone Shirt 605-208-4955
Vivian HIgh Elk 605-856=4858
Stacey Low Dog 605-415-2721
Frances Zephier 605-491-4077
At the Lakota Summit V, an
international gathering of US and
Canadian Lakota, Dakota and Nakota
Nations, about 500 representatives
from 40 different tribes and bands
of the Lakota unanimously passed a
"Declaration of War Against
Exploiters of Lakota
Spirituality." The following
declaration was unanimously passed
on June 10, 1993.
Whereas we are the conveners of an
ongoing series of comprehensive
forums on the abuse and exploitation
of Lakota spirituality; and whereas
we represent the recognized
traditional spiritual leaders,
traditional elders, and grassroots
advocates of the Lakota people; and
whereas for too long we have
suffered the unspeakable indignity
of having our most precious Lakota
ceremonies and spiritual practices
desecrated, mocked and abused by
non-Indian 'wannabes', hucksters,
cultists, commercial profiteers and
self-styled 'New Age shaman' and
their followers; and whereas with
horror and outrage we see this
disgraceful expropriation of our
sacred Lakota traditions has reached
epidemic proportions; and whereas
our precious Sacred Pipe is being
desecrated through the sale of
pipestone pipes at flea markets,
powwows, and 'New Age' retail
stores; and whereas pseudo-religious
corporations have been formed to
charge people money for admission
into phoney 'sweatlodges' and
'vision quest' programmes; and
whereas sacrilegious 'sundances' for
non-Indians and cult leaders who
promote abominable and obscene
imitations of our sacred Lakota
sundance rites; and whereas
non-Indians have organised
themselves into imitation tribes,
assigning themselves make-believe
Indian names to facilitate their
wholesale expropriation and
commercialisation of our Lakota
traditions; and whereas academic
disciples have sprung up at colleges
and universities, institutionalizing
the sacrilegious imitation of our
spiritual practices by students and
instructors under the guise of
educational programs in 'shamanism';
and whereas non-Indian charlatans
and 'wannabes' are selling books
that promote the systematic
colonization of our Lakota
spirituality; and whereas the
television and film industry
continues to saturate the
entertainment media with vulgar,
sensationalist and grossly distorted
representations of Lakota
spirituality and culture which
reinforce the public's negative
stereotyping of Indian people and
which gravely impair the self-esteem
of our children; and whereas the
absurd public posturing of this
scandalous assortment of
pseudo-Indian charlatans, cultists,
'wannabes', commercial profiteers,
and 'New Age' shamans comprises a
momentous obstacle in the struggle
of traditional Lakota people for an
adequate public appraisal of the
legitimate political, legal and
spiritual needs of real Lakota
people; and whereas this exponential
exploitation of our Lakota spiritual
traditions requires we take
immediate action to defend our most
precious Lakota spirituality from
further contamination, desecration
and abuse; Therefore we resolve as
1. We hereby and henceforth declare
war against all persons who persist
in exploiting, abusing and
misrepresenting the sacred
traditions and spiritual practices
of our Lakota, Dakota and Nakota
2. We call upon all our Lakota,
Dakota and Nakota brothers and
sisters to actively and vocally
oppose this alarming take over and
systematic destruction of our sacred
3. We urge our people to coordinate
with tribal members everywhere to
identify instances in which our
sacred traditions are being abused,
and then to resist this abuse,
utilizing whatever specific tactics
are necessary; demonstrations,
boycotts, press conferences etc.
4. We especially urge all our
Lakota, Dakota and Nakota people to
take action to prevent our own
people from contributing to, and
enabling, the abuse of our sacred
ceremonies and spiritual practices
by outsiders. As we all know, there
are ones among our own people who
are prostituting our spiritual ways
for their own selfish gain.
5. We assert a posture of
zero-tolerance for any 'white man's
shaman' who rises from within our
own communities to 'authorize' the
expropriation of our ceremonial ways
by non-Indians. All such 'plastic
medicine men' are our enemies.
6. We urge traditional people,
tribal leaders, and governing
councils of all other Indian
nations, to join us in calling for
an immediate end to this rampant
exploitation of our respective
American Indian sacred traditions by
issuing statements denouncing such
abuse. It is not only the Lakota,
Dakota and Nakota people whose
spiritual practices are being
violated by non-Indians.
7. We urge all our Indian brothers
and sisters to act decisively and
boldly in our present campaign to
end the destruction of our sacred
traditions, keeping in mind our
highest duty as Indian people; to
preserve the purity of our precious
traditions for our children and the
future generations so that they will
survive and prosper in the sacred
manner intended for each of our
respective peoples by our Creator.
Wilmer Stampede Mesteth; (Oglala
Lakota); Traditional Spiritual
Leader & Lakota Culture
Instructor; Oglala Lakota College,
Pine Ridge, South Dakota
Darrell Standing Elk; (Sicangu
Lakota); President, Center for the
SPIRIT, San Fancisco, California,
& Pine Ridge, South Dakota
Phyllis Swift Hawk; (Kul Wicasa
Lakota); Tiospaye Wounspe Waokiye;
Wanblee, South Dakota
Well it seems that the family is waiting for something
marvelous to happen. This year during the Cherry
Creek Powwow the honoring of the chiefs one. Is
when my family is coming out strong and telling the
people there at the wacipi the truth. My family is
fine and it seems that they try and try to hurt me and
my family but in the long run someone ALH is in a
deep.............for all that he has done. The
Wounded Knee ride was a disgrace like usual everyone
that was driving the vehicle was drinking and leaving
the riders to go to LNI's in Rapid City. All is
fine and i am going to shcool. You should
see if you can come to Sundance the second week in June
is the one that i run. Well be strong and help me
to get a passport i am financially tied up now it costs
around 200 i think but get back to me huh.
With much love go in peace and walk softly.
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