“Peace will not come on the Earth until the circle of humanity is complete; until all four colors sit in the circle and share their teachings.”
- Cherokee Elder on Medicine Wheel Prophecy
Standing Rock united people from all over the world - A prayer for Mni Wiconi: Water is Sacred, Water Is Life, igniting a powerful global stand uniting Indigenous Nations and all people. This historic movement is reminding us, with clarity, of the necessity of protecting pristine environments and traditional homelands for future generations.
We continue to stand for each other, our earth and the restoration of human values.
THE POWER OF PRAYER creates a sacred space for the Standing Rock spirit to be present at Burning Man. We are inviting the global movement to the temporary metropolis of Black Rock City, created by more than 70,000 people who come together to reach a peak human experience. The intention of the project is to amplify the voices and messages of wisdom keepers and tribal members from across Turtle Island. Our intention is to listen to their teachings and stories, to connect with each other through song and the beat of the drum, dance and celebrate what brings us together as human beings. At the heart of the vision is our commitment to support cultural restoration and the provision of grants to create cultural artifacts, including teepees, traditional seating and drums. We wish to encourage creative tribal participation on many levels, and facilitate a space for First Nations representatives. THE POWER OF PRAYER shares tribal wisdom not just in the Burning Man community, but in all of participating society, and the world at large.
is creating a medicine wheel tipi circle around sacred fire to host this prayer. Creating a space for us all to come together in circle in council, storytelling, song, drum, dance and celebration on the esplanade.
Come pray with us on the playa, or engage with us online. We are still seeking funding and support to bring this vision to fruition, click here to support.
On Tuesday, August 29th at 6:30 PM at 8:15 and Esplanade, we will gather in a drum circle around sacred fire, where tribal beats will amplify across Burning Man’s best sound-system through the well-known art car Mayan Warrior, joining us all the way from Mexico City. The drumming prayer circle will be streamed at 7:00 PM, we will come into prayer led by wisdom keepers.
Robert WhiteMountain: “prayer means the ability and willingness to be in constant communication with all that is and celebrate the life given to us through song, dance and words of love, gratitude and honor for all life.” He Ska
Mitakuye Oyasin ~ We are All Related
Mni Wiconi ~ Water is Life