There was an old lady, from the "Cree"
tribe, named "Eyes of Fire", who prophesied that one day,
because of the white mans' or Yo-ne-gis' greed, there would come a time,
when the fish would die in the streams, the birds would fall from the air,
the waters would be blackened, and the trees would no longer be, mankind
as we would know it would all but cease to exist.
There would come a time when the
"keepers of the legend, stories, culture rituals, and myths, and all
the Ancient Tribal Customs" would be needed to restore us to health.
They would be mankinds’ key to survival, they were the "Warriors of
the Rainbow". There would come a day of awakening when all the
peoples of all the tribes would form a New World of Justice, Peace,
Freedom and recognition of the Great Spirit.
The "Warriors of the Rainbow"
would spread these messages and teach all peoples of the Earth or "Elohi".
They would teach them how to live the "Way of the Great Spirit".
They would tell them of how the world today has turned away from the Great
Spirit and that is why our Earth is "Sick".
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. These Warriors would give the
people principles or rules to follow to make their path right with the
world. These principles would be those of the Ancient Tribes. The Warriors
of the Rainbow would teach the people of the ancient practices of Unity,
Love and Understanding. They would teach of Harmony among people in all
four comers of the Earth.
Like the Ancient Tribes, they would teach
the peoples how to pray to the Great Spirit with love that flows like the
beautiful mountain stream, and flows along the path to the ocean of life.
Once again, they would be able to feel joy in solitude and in councils.
They would be free of petty jealousies and love all mankind as their
brothers, regardless of color, race or religion. They would feel happiness
enter their hearts, and become as one with the entire human race. Their
hearts would be pure and radiate warmth, understanding and respect for all
mankind, Nature, and the Great Spirit. They would once again fill their
minds, hearts, souls, and deeds with the purest of thoughts. They would
seek the beauty of the Master of Life - the Great Spirit! They would find
strength and beauty in prayer and the solitudes of life.
Their children would once again be able to
run free and enjoy the treasures of Nature and Mother Earth. Free from the
fears of toxins and destruction, wrought by the Yo-ne-gi and his practices
of greed. The rivers would again run clear, the forests be abundant and
beautiful, the animals and birds would be replenished. The powers of the
plants and animals would again be respected and conservation of all that
is beautiful would become a way of life.
The poor, sick and needy would be cared for
by their brothers and sisters of the Earth. These practices would again
become a part of their daily lives.
The leaders of the people would be chosen
in the old way - not by their political party, or who could speak the
loudest, boast the most, or by name calling or mud slinging, but by those
whose actions spoke the loudest. Those who demonstrated their love,
wisdom, and courage and those who showed that they could and did work for
the good of all, would be chosen as the leaders or Chiefs. They would be
chosen by their "quality" and not the amount of money they had
obtained. Like the thoughtful and devoted "Ancient Chiefs", they
would understand the people with love, and see that their young were
educated with the love and wisdom of their surroundings. They would show
them that miracles can be accomplished to heal this world of its ills, and
restore it to health and beauty.
The tasks of these "Warriors of the
Rainbow" are many and great. There will be terrifying mountains of
ignorance to conquer and they shall find prejudice and hatred. They must
be dedicated, unwavering in their strength, and strong of heart. They will
find willing hearts and minds that will follow them on this road of
returning "Mother Earth" to beauty and plenty - once more.
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".
This is the story of the "Warriors of
the Rainbow" and this is my reason for protecting the culture,
heritage, and knowledge of my ancestors. I know that the day "Eyes of
Fire" spoke of - will come! I want my children and grandchildren to
be prepared to accept this task.The task of being one of
the........"Warriors of the Rainbow".