THE HOPI TRIBE'S WORD FOR REMEMBER IS ‘UNA’. THIS IS THE MOST POWERFUL AND THOUGHT PROVOKING WORD FOR THIS SERIES WHICH IS WHY I CHOOSE TO CALL THE ENTIRE SERIES UNA. IT’S FOR PAYING HOMEAGE TO THE NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS AND THE WILD MUSTANGS. IT’S REMEMBERING THE BETRAYAL, BEING TEARED AWAY FROM FAMILY, LAND, COMMUNITY, FAMILIES, DIGNITY, AND CULTURE – BOTH AMERICAN INDIANS AND WILD MUSTANG HAVE ENDURED THIS SAD REALITY. BUT IT’S ALSO PAYING HOMAGE AND REMEMBERING THE STRENGTHS, PRIDE, SPIRITUAL ENERGY AND PERSEVERANCE DESPITE OF EXTREME UNFAIR UNFATHOMABLE OFFENSES THEY HAVE ENDURED OVER TIME.
THIS STALLION EMBODIES MY MESSAGE SO PURELY AND AUTHENTICALLY. HE IS STANDING STRONG DESPITE HIS JOURNEY AND HARDSHIPS, HE LOOKS OUT TO THE HORIZON FOR THE FUTURE YET HE REMEMBERS THE PAST.
AS A CAUCASIAN AND CHRISTIAN FEMALE BORN IN AMERICA, WITH NO OBSTACLES OR ATROCITIES TO FACE GROWING UP OF MY OWN OR MY FAMILY, AND LIVING A LIFE OF EASE AND ABILTY TO FOLLOW MY DREAMS I AM DEEPLY MOVED BY HISTORY AND THE FEAR OF HOW IT REPEATS ITSELF. BELOW ARE TWO AMERICAN INDIAN PRAYERS THAT SPEAK VOLUMES TO MY SOUL AS I RELATE TO THE CURRENT REALITY OF THE WILD MUSTANGS. AND MY PRAYER AND HOPE IS THAT MAY WE REMEMBER AND THEN CHANGE.
Prayer for the Whiteman
And now, Creator, I ask you to bless the White Man
He needs your Wisdom, your guidance.
You see, for so long,
he has tried to destroy my people
and only feels comfortable
when given power.
Bless them, show them the peace we understand
teach them humility.
For I fear they will someday destroy themselves
and their children.
As they have done to Mother Earth
I plead, I cry
After all, They are my Brothers
Respect Mother Earth
Only after the last tree has been cut down
Only after the last river has been polluted
Only after the last fish has been caught
Only then will you find, that money can not be eaten
* BY SPIRITUAL ELDER WILLIAM COMMANDA ADN FRANK DECONTIE
- UNA - REMEMBER
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