wanisido Last update: Dec 31, 2023

What Indigenous Americans Wish Others to Know

Neetopk Keetopk
My Friends, Your Friends
Sharing the River of Life

Whale in the Muhheakanituck at NYC

What Indigenous Americans wish those
raised in a different way to know:

More about nature:

Creator made all with equal love:

The way of the Heron:

Wanisi Do:

More about nature:

          All living beings have a right to life, to be themselves, to grow, to flower, to create seed, to fade and withdraw as planned. The dandelion, oak, honey bee, corn, elk, butterfly, wolf, raspberry, hawk, oat, mussel, egret, grasshopper, maple, ant, frog, the violet, panther, owl, spider, ivy, the heron, grape, the whale, juniper, kelp, snake, the loon, cotton, eel, deer, quail, the turtle, beet sturgeon, mullein, worm, mushroom, turkey, the bear, mouse, otter, etc., all have a part in creation.
          As do the waters, the rocks, the micro organisms, the wind, the air, the soil, the minerals. All are to be respected, thanked and honored for their contribution to life.
          This "all" includes Planet Earth, Anastasis, aka Gaia, who has graciously hosted us all for millennia and who daily provides for our needs. Mother Earth must maintain herself in order to be able to provide for us. As a result of the disrespect shown her by humans, Earth, from time to time, undergoes her own cleansing and rejuvenating. She is currently renewing her entire planet.
During such times we may suffer some discomfort and inconvenience.

    Three sisters: corn, beans, squash         Kitten cares for duckling                 Many animals living together
3 sisters  kitten - duckliing
2 - 4 leggeds

Indigenous remember
Creator made each of us with equal love.

          We humans have unlimited potential to manifest whatever we can imagine. This is affected primarily by how we treat each other. Showing kindness and appreciation to and for others brings joy to the heart. Lack of attention and care causes atrophy and disharmony. Compassion nurtures the soul. Gratitude shifts the attitude and calms the mind. Since we all come from the one Creator, we are all one, all part of the one Creation, all part of the one family, all related. This makes it easier to see how when we disrespect or injure another, we disrespect or injure our self. What we do to another, we do to self. As we love and care for each other, we love and care for self.
          This "all" includes Planet Earth, Anastasis aka Gaia, who has graciously hosted us all for millennia and who daily provides for our needs.


The Way of the Heron:

Shows us how to walk with our brothers and sisters with differing views.

          This is a way of mediating and resolving conflict, finding a way to being peaceful. It is also about reaching a higher level of understanding of self and those around oneself. Harmony is achieved through focusing on and clarifying the facts; purification of the individuals through meditation, prayer, fasting, cleansing, rest and relaxation, singing, etc.; and finding a neutral third party to oversee negotiations and to mediate, between the conflicting parties.
         See Evan Pritchard's write up.

Wanisi Do

          Wanisi is the M'hiacanuk phrase used to say "thank you." Wanisi do is equal to "thank you very much."
It may be loosely translated as "May the light/love of the Creator be with you and yours now and forever".
Being grateful is the way of the indigenous.

In standing for the rights of one we stand for the tights of all.


Respect Mother Earth
Respect Each Other
Building Circles of Trust