Teachings of the Elders
TE1 - Grandmother Carolyn Tawangyama, the distinguished Hopi elder, shares the Hopi Prophecies at the Wittenberg Center. 1989.
TE2 - Grandmother Carolyn/ Thundercloud/
O'Shinnah Teachings of the Earth.
Teachings on the Earth as an integrated Being. (Fund raiser at the Wittenberg Center to send Grandmother
Carolyn to Moscow with 'Grandmothers For World Peace' 5/24/89.) *
Video tapes with
Beautiful Painted Arrow-
Beautiful Painted Arrow (Joseph Rael)
is a Native American shaman of the Southern Ute and Picuris tribes. Joseph has spent his lifetime studying the healing properties
of the sounds found in his native language (Tiwa).Painted Arrow's visions have led to the establishment of a world-wide series
of Sacred Sound Chambers for Peace.
- Beautiful Painted Arrow, Joseph Rael: speaks about his vision of the Sacred Sound Chambers For World Peace.
TE5 - Beautiful
Painted Arrow, Joseph Rael: Winter Journeys. Traditional creation and journeying stories of the Ute and Picuris
- Beautiful Painted Arrow, Joseph Rael:
The Secrets of
the Stones, in the World Peace Chamber. 3/12/89.
TE7 - Beautiful Painted Arrow, Joseph Rael: at the World Peace Chamber. -
TE8 - Beautiful
Painted Arrow, Joseph Rael: The Shaman's Journey. An intensive exploration into the roots of the visionary
experience and to empower our own gifts and songs. Ancient thought, philosophy wisdom of the Tewa and Ute lineages. 8/30 -
TE9 - Beautiful
Painted Arrow, Joseph Rael - The House of Shattering Light. 10/8/94.
TE11 - Grandmother Kitty: The Way of
a Lakota Woman Lakota healing knowledge from a woman who was both a traditional practitioner and CAC counselor.
TE12 - Jake, Judy Swamp and Jerry
Mc Donald: Teachings of the Mohawk. The Chief of the Wolf Clan and Director of the Tree
of Peace Society shares his nation's history and cultural values, including teachings on the Great Law of Peace. Clanmother
Judy Swamp shares about women's roles and perspectives in this unique society, and Jerry McDonald bring Iroquoian culture
to life through his songs and stories. 6-10/90.
TE13 - Charles Thom: Earth Medicine Teachings by the widely respected Karuk elder
and medicine man from Mt Shasta, who has been working to bring about planetary healing and an awareness of his people's struggles
to preserve their traditional lands. 8/89 & 7/90.
TE14 - Guboo, Ted Thomas, Aboriginal Wisdom - Keeper. Chief
Aboriginal elder wisdom keeper of the Yuin Nation, Australia. Teachings and songs about the Dreamtime..the heart
of Aboriginal spirituality. Wittenberg Center 8/89.
TE15 - Cross Cultural Music Evening with Guboo, Thundercloud and Billy Sparks. Fundraising
TE17 - Honoring
the Orishas - West African Deities: A Universal Force - A rare opportunity to journey to the land of the
Orisha through drumming, chanting and ceremony. The Yoruba spiritual teachings connect us to an ancient shamanic
tradition whose roots go back to the African West Coast Region. "This sharing is my effort to respond to a call that
speaks to a united vision of all traditional teachings - the sacred hoop. The Orishas reveal that we must take an active role
in this vision...the vision of unity and inner peace we must find within ourselves for the purpose of spreading it out to
Mother Earth", Marilyn Omifunke Torres. 1990.
TE18 - Garfield Grassrope , Traditional Chief and member of the Teton Sioux Treaty
Council on Native Rights and Broken Treaties. Lakota and English. 8/91.
TE19 - Tony Black Feather with members of the
Teton Sioux Treaty Council: The Tears of Broken Promises Pine Ridge Indian Reservation,
South Dakota. 7/91.
- Lakota Treaty Elders, Garfield Grassrope and Tony Blackfeather on the struggle for land rights and dignity.
Thomas Banyacya: Prophecies of the Hopi Relating to the United Nations.
The urgency of the Hopi prophecies and why they need to be heard. Ottawa Conference. 10/91.
TE22 - Thomas Banyacya: Attempts to address the United Nations
TE23 - United
Nations General Assembly: Year of Indigenous Peoples Conference. Including Thomas Banyacya, Arvol Lookinghorse,
Oren Lyons, Bill Means, David Yanomani, Poka Lanui and others. 12/10 - 11/92.multi-tape set
TE24 - People's Forum, Indigenous Leaders at United Nations Prep
Com. NYC 1992.
- Meeting of Indigenous Forum for the Year of Indigenous Peoples at the United Nations, with sir Paul Reeves
and Oren Lyons. 1992
- Grandmother Kitty: The Way of a Lakota Woman Lakota healing knowledge from a woman who was both a
traditional practitioner and CAC counselor.
TE27 - Claudia Ironhawk, (Chairperson of the Wounded Knee Survivors Association) on living
a traditional life in the wake of genocide. 1991.
TE28 - Sara James, Gw'ichen spokeswoman: Oil and Gas exploration
in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Presented at the Cathedral of St. John The Divine, NYC. 11/92.
TE29 - American Indian Community
House - Native people's protest in front of the United Nations building, NYC. Protesting lack of indigenous
representation at Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; also footage of North India (Chipco People) Press Conference addressing
the murder of protestors who were opposed to a hydro- electric dam. 3/4/92.
TE30 - People's Forum - Indigenous Panel Earth Summit Prepcom
Discussion at the Society for Ethical Culture: North American Group. 3/7/92.
TE31 - Spirit Eagle and Starman, The Beauty
Way- Testimony of a Navajo man who was diagnosed as terminally ill, and was healed through the use of traditional
medicines. He has dedicated the rest of his life to becoming a healer / teacher. This tape has a rare look at Starman, his
teacher who has since passed to the Spirit World. Philadelphia, PA 4/3/92.
CRY OF THE EARTH CONFERENCE: The Legacy of the First Nations. The historic presentation of the First Nations Prophecies
held at the United Nations ECOSOC Chamber and Church Center. This conference was coordinated by The Wittenberg Center, NY
ONE - The Prophecies of Turtle Island (each is a separate tape)
CRY1). The North-The Algonquin and Mic Mac Nations (Canada).
CRY2). The South-The Huichol and Mayan Nations (Mexico).
CRY3). The East and West-Lakota & Iroquois Nations
CRY4). The Center-Hopi Nation
DAY TWO - The Wider Circle: Issues
and Imperatives. (Two Tape Set: CRY 5&6)
Representatives of 25 indigenous nations from North and South America meet
with policymakers to present the substantive issues that are affecting their societies and the planet today. Ask us
about the discount on the purchase of all 6 tapes.
TE32 - Mending
the Sacred Hoop: Wisdomkeepers of Turtle Island at the White House Treaty Room: An historic gathering
of Native American wisdom keepers discussing political and spiritual concerns with policy makers. Presenters included: Leon
Shenandoah, Onondaga Nation and Jewel James, Lummi Nation, speaking about the roots of the constitution; William Commanda,
Algonquin Nation, presenting the Seven Fires Prophecies; Grace Smith, Dine', sharing the philosophy of 'One Heart, One Mind,
One Voice, One Prayer and Arvol Lookinghorse discussing the significance, at this point in history, of the birth of the white
buffalo calf. Washington, DC 1994.
- William Commanda: Teachings of the Seven Fires Prophecies in the World Peace Chamber, Wittenberg
Center by the Algonquin Elder and Keeper of the Sacred Wampum Belts of the Anishinabe Nation. A rare opportunity to hear the
teachings and reflections of this legendary wisdomkeeper who presented the prophecies of his Nation to the United Nations.
7/17/94. Two Tape Set.
TE34 - Vincent Stogan, Coast Salish Elder, Vancouver, British Columbia: An Interview with
the legendary elder and medicine man who has helped to guide his people in bringing traditional values and ways into the contemporary
- Native American Thanksgiving Ceremony at The Cathedral of St. John The Divine, NYC with Oren Lyons,
Rev James P Morton and many others. Ask for details 11/23/90, '91 or '92 available
TE36 - Native American Earth Day, Washington, DC
on the Ellipse. Cosponsors: USDA, National Forest Service, CIA, DC Resource Center,
Monamine Nation, Miami Nation. Key note speakers: Dr. Arvol Looking Horse, Dawn Hill, Oren
Lyons, Thomas Banyacya and others. Music and dance by Thunderbird Dance Troupe, Joan Shenandoah Band and others. Satellite
uplink of youth participation segment (copies of this video tape also available). 4/22/95.
Rights, Native Wisdom Conference
Documentation of Native Rights,
Native Wisdom Conference held at the World Peace University, Eugene, Oregon from 3/26 - 29/92. Indigenous
peoples from North America and Hawaii speak on the environment, spirituality and healing our earth and ourselves, from their
indigenous perspective. The following are selected for general distribution. Tapes are available individually.
NRNW1 - Opening Ceremony - Thomas Banyacya (Hopi), Poka Lanui (Hawaiian), Sara James
NRNW2 - Elsa Stamapoupolous-Robbins (United Nations Department
of Human Rights). Food, Earth, People - Steve McFadden and Mary Thomas (Hidatsa elder), British Columbia. Spoke
on disappearing self sustaining families and seed stock of Native American agricultural products.
NRNW3 - Slow Turtle and Carol Ann Heart, Michelle Minchu (Hawaiian) and Tapere Curtis. Land
Rights, Human Rights Treaty Violations.
NRNW4 - Arvol Looking
Horse, (19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle) : Sacred Hoop Workshop.
NRNW5 - Press Conference: by indigenous elders of Hopi, Navajo (Dine'), Lakota, G'wichen,
Western Shoshone, Hawaiian and Aztec Nations on the status of human rights on Turtle Island now.
NRNW6 - Wallace Black Elk (Lakota) and Gail Shehawk
(Morning Star Foundation and former member of the Congress of Native Americans.
NRNW7 - Luncheon Address: Melissa Akaka
(Hawaiian), Arvol Looking horse, Private Interview, Emory Jackson, Native American Church
leader), private interview.
NRNW8 - Grace Smith,
Poka Lanui, Steve Newcombe (Delaware, legal scholar on treaties) on origins of racial discrimination,
i.e. The Monroe Doctrine, Manifest Destiny, Papal bulls.