All For the Right to Pray (22)

Part Five – Sweet Freedom Chapter 22 – Fateful Journey By Ghost Dancer In early 1995 word got to me that many of the Sun Dance chiefs, elders and teachers in Canada had been murdered by the authorities in Canada. They had planted explosives on the Sun Dance grounds and sacred ceremonial grounds so thatContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (22)”

All For the Right to Pray (21)

Part Five – Sweet Freedom Chapter 21 – A Beautiful New Life By Ghost Dancer During these early days our two wolves came into our lives. It was a true blessing that they chose to stay with us and share their lives. One day after I came home from laying brick for 15 hours, CatContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (21)”

All For the Right to Pray (20)

Part Five – Sweet Freedom Chapter 20 – Miracles, Cleansing, Healing By Ghost Dancer Unheard of parole granted on February 9, 1994 When my parole hearing came up in February 1994, I was already fighting my convictions in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta. Then a miracle happened. I will share that miracleContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (20)”

All For the Right to Pray (19)

Part Four – The Spiritual Warrior Awakens Chapter 19 – Finally, My Day In Court By Ghost Dancer In 1989, after years of mental and physical abuse in the Alabama prison system, I filed suit in federal court in the Northern District of Alabama against the State of Alabama for the right to practice myContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (19)”

All For the Right to Pray (18)

Part Four – The Spiritual Warrior Awakens Chapter 18 – When Love Stepped In By Ghost Dancer What the prison officials didn’t understand was that by keeping me in this utter isolation, they were truly allowing me to tap into my inner spirit to find the strength and power available to me. When these tacticsContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (18)”

All For the Right to Pray (17)

Part Four – The Spiritual Warrior Awakens Chapter 17 – Eleven Years in Hell By Ghost Dancer After my return to the Alabama Department of Corrections in 1984, they tried to use loop holes in the Religious Freedom Act to deny me my religious rights once  again. I wasn’t asking for much – the rightContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (17)”

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 (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)”