"Oh, Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the wind, 
Whose breath gives life to all the world. 

Hear me; I need your strength and wisdom. 
Let me walk in beauty, and make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset. 

Make my hands respect the things you have made
and my ears sharp to hear your voice

Make me wise so that I may understand the things you have taught my people. 
Help me to remain calm and strong in the face of all that comes towards me. 
Let me learn the lessons you have hidden in every leaf and rock.

Help me seek pure thoughts and act with the intention of helping others. 
Help me find compassion without empathy overwhelming me. 
I seek strength, not to be greater than my brother,
but to fight my greatest enemy - Myself. 

Make me always ready to come to you with clean hands and straight eyes. 
So when life fades, as the fading sunset,
my spirit may come to you without shame.

​Prayers go out to Kenneth Ward from the Bird Clan. Please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
​Prayers go out Marvin and Sue Warren. Marvin had surgery this past week, and we want to wish him a speedy recovery and your in our thoughts.
It saddens us to know that James Wires ( Deer Clan ) crossed over to be with the Great Spirit. The tribe is  sending prayers and thoughts, as the family grieve's.  Know that we are remembering you and honoring the memory of “James Wires” He was a Veteran and a Drummer for the Deer Clan & Veteran's lodge.
 He will be greatly missed

Theresa Shuman's husband, Mike's Father died yesterday in Kentucky. Theresa does the Bird Clan Smoke Signal Article... Funeral for Dale Shuman, Father of Mike Shuman will be Monday at 1pm Betts and West, Nicholasville, Ky
Charlotte Hallmark was in an accident this morning. She totaled her car, but is at home with some injuries...Please keep her and her family in your prayers.