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The Necessity of Spirituality and ‘A Moral Question’ – Native American Elders William Commanda and Oren Lyons

Sophia's Children

William Commanda (1913-2011), Algonquin Elder and Chief. Image: International Cities of Peace. William Commanda (1913-2011), Algonquin Elder and Chief. Image: International Cities of Peace.

“In the time of the Seventh Fire, a New People would emerge.

They would retrace their steps to find the wisdom that was left by the side of the trail long ago.

Their steps would take them to the elders, who they would ask to guide them on their journey.

If the New People remain strong in their quest, the sacred drum will again sound its voice. There will be an awakening of the people, and the sacred fire will again be lit.

At this time, the light-skinned race will be given a choice between two roads.

One road is the road of greed and technology without wisdom or respect for life. This road represents a rush to destruction.

The other road is spirituality, a slower path that includes respect for all living things.

If we choose…

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