All For the Right to Pray (23)

Part Five – Sweet Freedom Chapter 23 – Bittersweet Memories 2015 Conversations – Cat Dancing, Ghost Dancer, EPDixon EPD: Now I know that at some point Ghost got word that he was about to be arrested and that may be when you went to Canada… Neither of you has mentioned that. CAT: I’m having troubleContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (23)”

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 (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 (16)

Part Three – The Legacy of Wounded Knee Chapter 16 – Treachery in High Places By Ghost Dancer On the day of my arrest, August 5, 1981, I had just dropped my so-called wife off at her aunt’s house in Pensacola with a rental trailer loaded with her belongings. I had never been to thisContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (16)”

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 (11)

Part Two – The Making of a Warrior Chapter 11 – The Horseman – Sachem and Me 2 By Ghost Dancer Like me, Sachem was born out of time, out of place, and was trying his best to remain true to his own spirit in a world that would not allow that. He did notContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (11)”