All For the Right to Pray (15)

Part Three – The Legacy of Wounded Knee Chapter 15 – Power in the Law By Ghost Dancer Only twice have I ever been allowed to represent a case in court during a trial. Both times I won. The first was on my right to pray, wear long hair, have a pipe ceremony, and myContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (15)”

All For the Right to Pray (14)

Part Three – The Legacy of Wounded Knee Chapter 14 – When Life Came Undone By Ghost Dancer When I was 16 years old my dad signed for me to enlist in the U.S. Navy. A big part of this decision was to get away from the woman I had been forced to marry atContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (14)”

All For the Right to Pray (13)

Part Three – The Legacy of Wounded Knee Chapter 13 – The Spiritual Reawakening of the People By Ghost Dancer Today, if you asked most people what they know about the American Indian Movement or AIM, you would most likely get a blank look. For those who have heard about AIM, their impression would mostContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (13)”

All For the Right to Pray (12)

Part Two – The Making of a Warrior Chapter 12 – South Dakota Summers – AIM By Ghost Dancer By the time I reached my early teens, I had been working all kinds of jobs for years and always saved my money so was able to buy a good motorcycle. None of my family knewContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (12)”

All For the Right to Pray (4)

Part One – Walking in Three Worlds Chapter 4 – Growing Up in the Alabama Mountains By James Johnson My father, James Johnson, lost his own father when he was fourteen years old. One of a large farm family, he had to work to help his family survive so he never had much opportunity forContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (4)”

All For the Right to Pray (2)

Part One – Walking in Three Worlds Chapter 2 – Invitation to My Nene Cate (Red Road) By Ghost Dancer The story I bring to you, dear reader, is about my personal journey and some of the wisdom and insights I have been given over a lifetime. Hopefully my story will resonate with something insideContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (2)”

What is Freedom? (2)

More Thoughts On the Meaning of Freedom & Love By Ghost Dancer Talladega Prison, 2014 – What is it that truly makes us free?         When I stop and think of what really makes us free, I reflect back upon my life seeing my grandfathers, grandmothers, and the other creations. I rememberContinue reading “What is Freedom? (2)”

What is Freedom?

Lessons From the Sacred Inipi(16) By Ghost Dancer Talladega Prison, November 25, 2019 – We didn’t have any good wood for our sweat on Thursday; just busted up pieces of wooden pallets. We need real firewood to heat the rocks up hot enough. I believe things happen for a reason, so there was a reasonContinue reading “What is Freedom?”

LONG ROAD HOME (19)

By Steven “Walks On The Grass” Maisenbacher Chapter 19 Wash the Pain From My Soul A week, 10 days, 15 days, then 17 days go by and I’m thinking these staples sure hurt and I’m noticing a green discharge through the bandages. I never got a call out to come to medical to remove themContinue reading “LONG ROAD HOME (19)”

Who Am I & What Am I Doing Here?

Sacred Medicine Ways – Part 6 A Teaching by Ghost Dancer How many of us sometimes wonder what we are doing here? What is our purpose? What is it that I’m missing? Do you keep searching all kinds of different beliefs looking for something that feels right? Do you feel you are missing something reallyContinue reading “Who Am I & What Am I Doing Here?”