Posts tagged First Nations
I’ve found a wonderful, en-spirited story from first Nation North American history. The story was told by a woman of the “Cree” nation. No further detail is available but I might add that the name Cree comes from the French. They spoke Algonquian languages and were prominent mainly in Canada. “The Cree are the largest group of First Nations in Canada, with over 200,000 members and 135 registered bands.” [Canadian Geographic]
I especially value the story because of the way the Cree woman, “Eyes of Fire” speaks about Earth. Eyes of Fire prophesied that the keepers of the legends would emerge some day to mend the Earth. They would be called Warriors of the Rainbow. “The Warriors of the Rainbow would show the peoples that this “Ancient Being” (the Great Spirit), is full of love and understanding, and teach them how to make the “Earth or Elohi” beautiful again.
I quite agree with Eyes of fire as: “The day will come, it is not far away. The day that we shall see how we owe our very existence to the people of all tribes that have maintained their culture and heritage. Those that have kept the rituals, stories, legends, and myths alive. It will be with this knowledge, the knowledge that they have preserved, that we shall once again return to ‘harmony’ with Nature, Mother Earth, and mankind. It will be with this knowledge that we shall find our ‘Key to our Survival.’”
I’m sure that you will be moved by the story. May it come true, SOON.http://www.angelfire.com/ok/TheCherokeeLady/warriorsrainbow.html