Words by TIOKASIN GHOSTHORSE
The Land Remembers
Up until now, the history of the Original Nations of this land called America were hidden, veiled from the consciousness of the people who lived there.
Though, when you walk among the grasses along the coulee, and wade through the cattails listening to the thrushes, you often hear memories which are not so much of the past but of the future. The lands, Turtle Island, keep these memories and if you listen without imposing thought, you can hear them.
When I was five years old....
Gift of the Stars
There are 100 trillion cells that make up the body, and each cell has 100 trillion autism and each cep lines grin distant stars if different galaxies from the unknown universe.
Therefore there is no word for 'human being' in the Lakota language and we have always called ourselves Wicasa. Rica is star and Sa is like a gift.
We are gifts of the Star Nations and in our creation story have always known ourselves as Star Beings.