A Call To World Peace
Cry of the Eagle - International Day of Prayer - June 21, 1998

Mitakuye 'oyasin,

My name is Chief Arvol Looking Horse. As the 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe, I invite you to attend the third World Peace and Prayer Day at the Sacred Pipestone quarries in Pipestone, Minnesota on June 21, 1998. According to Lakota Star Knowledge, June 21 is set as time to pray. Pipestone is the home of the stone from which our Sacred Pipes are created, the place that holds the blood of our ancestors.

The necessity of the gathering was first brought to us in 1994 when the birth of the first White Buffalo Calf signaled the changes that are coming and the fulfilling of the prophecies of the seventh generation. Since then, three more White Buffalo Calves have been born. Their birth relates to our ceremonies and signifies the impact of what we are facing. The prophecies have directed that we pray for four years at sacred sites in the four directions on June 21st, of each year.

Our prophecies tell us that we are at the crossroads. We are faced with either chaos and disaster, or we can unite spiritually in peace and harmony. It is time to bring the message of the need for peace throughout the world.

As a keeper of a sacred bundle, I ask for prayers for Global Healing! Our Mother Earth is suffering. Her wonderful gift of water, trees, and air is being abused. Her children -- the two-legged, four-legged, those that swim, crawl and fly -- are being annihilated. We continuously see these atrocities. Our relatives, the animal nations reflect our well-being. What happens to them, happens to us. The buffalo, wolf, salmon, bear, caribou eagle and other relatives in this fragile ecosystem are all in danger and suffering. Their voices must be heard. They need our help.

This is a call to all peoples. We ask that all people join us in prayer on June 21, 1998. If you are unable to be with us, we ask that you gather at your own sacred site, wherever the Spirit guides you to pray. To those that can join us we ask you to bring your stories and prayers. We make a special call to the wisdom and sacred bundle keepers, our storytellers, medicine society knowledge keepers, peacekeepers...

We gather so that our future generations may survive through peace and balance. In our circle of life there is no beginning and no ending. The process of mending the sacred hoop continues... May peace be with you, my relatives.

Mitakuye 'oyasin,

Chief Arvol Looking Horse

Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe.

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A Special Invitation to Our Youth

In honor of our Youth, we will be having Special Programs on Saturday June 20, 1998. Counselors and Program Directors, please notify us of the numbers in your group that are planning to attend.


If you or a group that you know of is hosting a gathering locally, please Sign into our Guestbook and share the information with others that could join with you. You're also welcomed to give commentary or suggestions here.

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What you will need for the weekend

Plan to bring tobacco, sage, a gift, food for the camp kitchen for shared meals, as well as your own dishes. If you are camping, please bring your own gear.

For sanitation purposes, we ask that you do not bring pets.

No Alcohol, Drugs, Firearms or Attitudes will be allowed.

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Help us make this gathering a reality

The realization of World Peace and Prayer Day is such a monumental task, our needs so great, we need financial, material and logistical help in particular to insure our youth and elder participation. If you are able to assist in any way, please contact us.

For financial assistance make checks payable to: Rediscovery Four Corners, Inc. (501c3),
5820 131 Street West, Apple Valley, MN 55124.

For material or logistical assistance, please contact the numbers listed below. Thank you!

* *If anyone is able to assist by donating their unused Frequent Flyer Miles, it would be most appreciated.* *

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