Linked with our presentation of Message from Chief Arvol Looking Horse, and of The Wolakota Foundation, Facing the Winds of Change, and of Peacemessage from Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Sioux Nation.
He says: “On your decision depends the fate of the entire world.”
Read first his Summer 2004 Message.
Arvol Looking Horse was born on the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota in 1954 and was raised by his grandparents Lucy and Thomas Looking Horse. While growing up on the reservation, he learned the language, history, and spiritual ways of his people. At age twelve, Arvol was given a great responsibility. He became the nineteenth-generation keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe. Since then, and due to his understanding of the tragic history of his people, the Lakota, Nakota, and Dakota, Arvol has committed his life to working for freedom, peace, and the cultural revival and healing of his people. Arvol’s degree of commitment to helping not only his own people, his sharing of the Native Prophecies, as well as creating awareness and understanding throughout the world, has placed him along with other great leaders in the forefront of the quest for world peace. (Read more on this Harvard.edu page).
Chief Arvol Looking Horse – Sioux Nation USA
Read his speach of Novermber 2001: we are at the crossroads!
Chief Arvol Looking Horse offers plea for peace: He spoke to members of the University community during a March 17 gathering at the Michigan League, sponsored by Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs, the Native American Student Association and the Native American Studies Department. A spiritual leader of the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe, a part of the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota Great Sioux Nation, Looking Horse carried a message of concern for the well-being of the planet and for all living things upon it. (Read the whole article on University of Michigan).
Read his speach: The people in this hoc’okas.
In 1993 Chief Looking Horse traveled to New York with Elders of different nations for the United Nations of the Earth Conference where he performed the opening prayer. The birth of the Sacred White Buffalo in Wisconsin in 1994 focused his attention to begin another spiritual journey, a commitment to organize World Peace & Prayer Day on June 21st to bring awareness to the Prophesies with a call to secure the sacredness of the sacred sites.
Chief Looking Horse was awarded the prestigious Canadian Wolf Award in 1996, given to a person who has dedicated their life to working for Peace. The first award was presented to Nelson Mandela, the former President of South Africa, and was invited to speak on peace and unity at President Clinton’s
1996 inauguration. Since the early 90’s, Chief Looking Horse has been on the Board of the Society of Peace and Prayer that plants Peace Poles around the world, carrying the inscription May Peace Prevail on Earth in four different languages.
Chief Looking Horse has worked on international peace processes and global healing. Some of his work includes traveling to Iraq to pray for peace, acting on the spiritual advise of Elders from his Nation who feared a great war if the Lakota did not pray for peace. He traveled to South Africa to meet with spiritual leader Desmond Tutu on global healing and World Peace and Prayer Day. In 1995 he met with the Dali Lama to establish a relationship between Tibet and the Lakota Nations. Read more on Rhythmy of the Globe.com).
Read his speach of July 2003: Unity of Indigenous Nations.