“Hau Kola. Hello, friend.
I, Chief Arvol Looking Horse, greet you on behalf of the Pte Oyate, the Buffalo People, the First People, the Original People. We come from The Heart of Everything That Is, the sacred Paha Sapa, known to most as the Black Hills of South Dakota.
We are the watchers. We are witnesses. We see what has gone before. We see what happens now, at this dangerous moment in human history. We see what’s going to happen, what will surely happen unless we come together-we, the Peoples of all Nations-to restore peace and harmony and balance to the Earth, our Mother.
This new millennium will usher in an age of harmony-or it will bring the end of life as we know it. Starvation, war and toxic waste have been the hallmark of the Great Myth of Progress and Development that ruled the last millennium. To us, as caretakers of the heart of Mother Earth, falls the responsibility of turning back the powers of destruction. We have come to a time and place of great urgency. The fate of future generations rests in our hands.”
– Chief Arvol Looking Horse, excerpt from “White Buffalo Teachings” (2001)