What everyone is looking at on www.lookingbackwoman.ca Sept 12, 2011 Rebuff of Arvol Looking Horses Proclaimation of 2003

MAY 10, 2003: Bear Butte, South Dakota:

    Through the days of cold, driving rain the Lakota arrived at Bear Butte, South Dakota as best they could for the important fourth and final Protection of Ceremonies Meeting, this one hosted by the Cheyenne Nation and scheduled for May 10-11, 2003. Many Lakota Leaders who had planned to attend failed in their efforts on Saturday, stuck fast in the mud of South Dakota. Meanwhile, the scheduled sweat lodge ceremonies, breakfast meetings, and outdoor women’s’ circles didn’t exist, leaving the people who managed to get there to drive back and forth across the area, looking to connect with others.

     And while they wandered and wondered, about 30 Lakota Spiritual Leaders, Sundance Chiefs, and other interested persons met with Chief Arvol Looking Horse in mid-morning at the Bear Butte Lodge, the large log cabin off Coyote Lane owned by the Sicangu of the Rosebud. Amidst coffee and discussion, the words centered primarily around the proposed Declaration and Request to the U.S. Government which would be presented later that day to the Lakota by the Northern Cheyenne’s Chief and High Priest, Bernard Red Cherries.

    Clearly each person present was concerned that the Traditional spiritual ceremonies be protected yet most seemed to carry differing ideas as to the best way to implement that protection. But, in a rare moment of unity, the Lakota Leaders all spoke of their strong reluctance and disapproval of empowering the Federal Government to intrude or control or enforce spiritual matters in any ways other than those which already exist. They saw no need to change the existing 1978 American Indian Freedom of Religion Act. Despite the fact that Looking Horse was in favor of the Cheyenne Declaration, there was no question that the majority of those Lakota present were not.

[editor’s note: To read a copy of the proposed Cheyenne Declaration and Request, go to
www.wambliho.homestead.com/BernardRedCherries_Ann2_May03.html  ]

    Finally everyone moved to the Bear Butte Center on the other side of the hill. Filing in through sheets of down pouring rain, past the bronze bust of the late beloved Lakota Ceremonial Chief Frank Fools Crow, the Elder women and women of all ages were allowed to enter and listen (but not speak). Eventually, over 150 people entered that building, all in a peaceful manner, all seriously intent on hearing the words of the Spiritual Leaders.

    There were numerous speakers…. Floyd [Looks For Buffalo] Hand, representing a group of Oglala Spiritual Leaders, spoke in favor of the Looking Horse Statement of March, 2003 yet also of the need to let each reservation handle their own spiritual matters and enforcement. Ponca Indian Activist Carter Camp warned that Traditional ways are tribal specific and in danger of disappearing if not restricted to the people to whom they were given. Southern Ute Sundance Leader Kenny Frost spoke of the need to protect and safeguard the Traditional ways for the future generations.

    Bernard Red Cherries, Northern Cheyenne Chief, Sacred Arrow High Priest, and Elk Scraper Society Headsman from Portland, Oregon, talked of his loaded Pipe which lay in front of the Leaders and of the incredibly heavy burden he had shouldered for the last year as he carried his Pipe on this specific mission. His words described how he had loaded his Pipe a year ago with the commitment and obligation to bring awareness and help for the People to “stand tall again….. because without their [Traditional] Ways, they are nothing.” He stated his belief that his Declaration and Request to the United States Government was the means through which this would happen and that it was the “obligation of the Leaders to stand up for the People in this manner.”

     Bernard Red Cherries, also known as Frank Reynolds and Robert Coltte, continued to relate that it is the “duty of the People to care for their Sacred Bundle Keepers who are holy.” He related how the Northern Cheyenne Warrior Societies take care of every need of the Cheyenne Sacred Arrow Keeper and the Sacred Medicine Hat Keeper from chopping wood, repairing roofs, and providing food to anything else the Keepers might need. He seemed baffled and incredulous that the Lakota did not do the same.

     Chief Arvol Looking Horse, 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf C’anupa Bundle of the Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Nation prayed and spoke of the need to stop the abuses and the exploitation of sacred ceremony which is reaching epidemic proportions. Still standing by all the points of his controversial Statement from March, Looking Horse pointed out that he believes the Grandfathers might leave the Lakota People if their Traditional Ceremonial Ways are not restricted and protected. He stated his intent was not meant to be racist.

    Oglala Spiritual Advisor and Medicine Bundle Keeper David Swallow, Jr., prayed and pointedly spoke of the need to honor the Sacred C’anupa and the Traditional Ways of the Sacred C’anupa which demand truth and honesty and which will turn on any who do wrong by it or who speak lies on it. In stirring words, he spoke that “the C’anupa is not a pipe…. that the word, pipe, is an English word which can mean many things. But a Sacred C’anupa is very different. The Sacred C’anupa is the Blood of the Ancestors and the Tree of Life, and it has its own laws by which a person must live. To apogi a C’anupa [to load a C’anupa], a person must not kill, must not have blood on their hands, a person must not have hate or jealousy in their hearts or actions, and a person must not ever lie or fool the People or else the C’anupa will turn around on that person.”

    Then Swallow turned and asked the Leaders if they were “opposed to the White Nation or to the System.” He spoke of how the System had raided his Sundance a few years ago with guns and helicopters in a failed attempt to stop it and how, even last year, the BIA charged him $2000 simply to hold his Sundance on his own land in Porcupine, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

    Swallow was emphatic that he does not hate the white people but he “refuses to personally receive anything from the U.S. Government System: not money, not housing, not food, not anything.” And even though everyone (including the Lakota) must live in this modern world, not in the old ways, he still absolutely would not choose to live under even more of the Government System and he will not approve this proposed Cheyenne Declaration and Request.

    Swallow stated his “Grandfather and Great-Grandfather never signed a Treaty and if the decision here to go under the U.S. Government, the Long Knives, was approved that he would not do it. Not ever.”

    As the day wore on, more Leaders and concerned Lakota spoke. By mid-afternoon it was clear that the Lakota Leaders were not going to approve the Cheyenne Declaration and Request to the U.S. Government. As a result, and much to everyone’s surprise, Bernard Red Cherries chose to end the meeting and smoke his C’anupa with the other Leaders amidst the sound of pounding rain and hail outside.

    No further discussion was held on the Protection (and Restriction) of Ceremonies issues.

    Red Cherries stated that he was host of this meeting and his sole purpose was to seek approval and support from the Lakota Leaders for his Declaration and Request to the U.S. Government. Since that wasn’t going to be obtained, Red Cherries saw no further use to continue the meeting. He promised to continue trying to convince the Lakota in the future. Calling it a “sad day for the Lakota,” he stated that he would leave the building to join the Northern Cheyenne, Southern Cheyenne, Northern Arapahoe, and Southern Arapahoe Leaders who would all be signing the Declaration and Request document.

    On Sunday morning, as baffled Lakota and other Native Americans continued to arrive at Bear Butte to attend the Protection of Ceremonies Meeting which was now ended, the sun finally came out.

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Watch the Marie Elk Head Fiddler Utube video which totally negates any authority Arvol Looking Horses Proclaimation of 2003 would have over Protection of Ceremonies & the Sacred….Arvol Looking Horse is a FRAUD!


Nothing is more real than the woman’s superiority.
It is they who really maintain the tribe, the nobility of blood, the geological
tree, the order of generations and conservation of families.
In them resides all the real authority: the lands, the fields and all their harvest
belong to them; they are the soul of the councils, the arbiters of peace and war,
they hold all the taxes and public treasure; it is to them that the slaves are entrusted;
they arrange the marriages; the children are under their authority; and the order of succession is founded on THEIR blood….
The Council of Elders which transacts all the business does not work for itself.
It seems that they serve only to represent and aid the women in the matters in which decorum does not permit the latter to appear or act….
The women choose their chiefs among their maternal brothers or their own children.
Father Joseph-Francois Lafitau
Customs of the American Indians
compared with the Customs of Primitive Times (1724)

Arvol Looking Horse does not respect or acknowledge the Grandmothers authority over all tribal decisions, & none were allowed to participate here.

Please note all of the AIM members involved in the decision making & giving Arvol Looking Horse authority & support at this gathering. Floyd Hand Jr, convicted murderer & rapist, Carter Camp, murdered Ray Robinson at Wounded Knee & remains free so far, just to name a few AIMsters involved in the Proclaimation to continue AIM & Arvol Looking Horses hold on the Sacred, AIM & Arvol Looking Horse are frauds, among many other things illegal & sanctioned by the US Govt. Sept 14th 2011 is the date the further indictments for AIMmembers  AIMleadership are to be handed down for their roles in the conspiracy to murder Anna Mae Aquash Pictou to keep AIMs secrets secret…like Peltier bragging to Anna Mae he shot the 2 FBI agents as they begged for their lives & were already mortally wounded, & Peltier bragged he shot them anyway!

END TO AIM & ARVOL LOOKING HORSES MURDEROUS LIES….Prosecute them, they have no standing in Traditional Tetuwan protocols & our Sacred Lifeways with the blood of the innocent on their hands!

Our Tetuwan protocols dictate no one shall carry a Cannunpa or participate in ceremony if one is caught lying, cheating, stealing…let alone murdering, raping or molesting children or women….this is what these men have done to keep control over our Sacred Ceremonies, keeping us sick with their drug running on reservations, all under the directive of whom AIM & Arvol Looking Horse serve…the US Govt.


About Looking Back Woman-Suzanne Dupree

Tetuwan Lakota scholar, educator, historian, Sun Dance participant, Cannunpa carrier, cultural & spiritual preservationist, journalist-writer and fraud investigator.
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5 Responses to What everyone is looking at on www.lookingbackwoman.ca Sept 12, 2011 Rebuff of Arvol Looking Horses Proclaimation of 2003

  1. AIMsters, Arvol Looking Horse & their supporters involved in this fraud still trying to keep their hold on the Sacred…give it up Harvey Arden, you have known since 2002 Arvol didnt have the White Buffalo Calf Pipe.
    Duwane Martin Jr has since got hauled off to jail…
    David Swallow Jr got busted for spending donations at the Casinos, along with Arvol Looking Horse & Paula Horne, when is Law Enforcement going to haul them all to prison for fraud…we are talking millions upon millions…if all these guys didnt work for the US Govt they would have been hauled off to prison long ago to join Peltier!
    Read this…
    Tuesday, December 01, 2009
    Response to David Swallow, Lakota Country Times

    Greetings relatives,

    First, I must say thank you, to Creator, for the strength and courage to write these words. Second, I must apologize to you, my Relatives, for having to write these words. But, the time has come.

    On November 24, in Lakota Country Times, page A7, Letter to the Editor, David Swallow, Jr., Wowitan Yuha Mani, issued a statement to everyone. In the statement he spoke of his interpretation of the message of the White Buffalo. In this letter he made the following accusations:

    1) I am taking advantage of this situation, to benefit financially from the message of the White Buffalo.

    2) I am scamming all our Relatives, that I am a liar, that I cannot face facts and I hide behind Mary Johnson and other Elders.

    3) I came to him four times to finish my Sundance commitment because another Lakota man would not let me dance.

    4) He allowed me to dance for one year.

    5) I never contributed a dime to his Sundance.

    6) Creator burned my trailer house down because of these things.

    For three years I have tried to quietly ignore these accusations. I have listened as the Elders instructed me to be humble; to be compassionate. I have now been instructed to respond. And as plain as I can make it, regardless of the harm that may befall me, David Swallow is a liar. For three years I dealt with him using me to get money out of my pocket. Every time he called I sent him money. And he called two and three times a week. Many were present during those conversations. When the electric company was pulling his meter because he gambled away the money for the bill, I paid the electric company on the spot over the phone. I paid for gas for him to travel to Deadwood, and gamble there. I paid for gas to and from Devils Tower. I sent him money for groceries. I paid to have his vehicles repaired. I paid the van he drives. I raised the money, some out of my own pocket, for him to travel to Pennsylvania. I paid for his expenses while he was here. I sent him more money when he left and got halfway home. I sent him $500.00 out of the first years powwow. Does he not think these records are available? Does he think he can simply say these things and I will go away? I have fought against him and his numerous attempts to get into this place, take over and suck the life out of everyone here. The only way I am leaving this post is if a) the owners of this facility ask me to leave or b) someone kills me.

    I have given my life for this commitment. I make no money, and do not benefit. I remember to put our Relatives first, something David Swallow forgot. Yes, at one time he was a medicine person. He no longer is. Creator took that power away from him, because he misused and abused it. Stripping women in the lodge. Selling ceremony. Lying to white people to get money from them so he can gamble. Sexual encounters. The Elders do not like that he has made this public instead of coming to them. The Elders are well aware of his behavior. His reputation his well known. How he has abused his position and authority. How he has hurt people. How he has worked people for money. And publicly disrespecting his wife’s mother? An Elder of the Lakota Nation. A medicine person should be humble, compassionate and in harmony. Is this the behavior of a medicine person?

    I came to David Swallow one year. I waited four days and was given permission to dance. I had danced one year previously in Rama under Bazel Braveheart at Leyton Cougars place. Bazel would not let me dance my visions. David did. But only because he thought he saw an opportunity to use me and take advantage of me. I knew what he was doing, and even attempted to defend him. After dancing for three years at his Sundance, I completed of my four year commitment and I left. At the end he tried to make me stay another two years, because he said I was weak. What he wanted was two more years of money from me.

    I do not hide behind Mary Johnson or other Elders. Mary Johnson saw what David was doing to me, and stepped in to guide and assist me, because she saw I was trying to serve our Relatives. I deal with these Elders because they are not greedy and manipulative. They arent always looking to scam people out of money and hurt people. In other words, they arent like David Swallow. With the advent of the reservation system, it created a predator/prey lifestyle. David Swallow is a predator. He uses people to get what he wants, and throws them away when he is done. He is well aware this facility has immense financial assets. And he desperately wants to get in here and milk this place for everything he can get. The only thing stopping him is me. I actually live the original instructions. I give away everything I have. Money, cars, food, clothes. To anyone who needs. I have nothing, and get nothing for what I do here. All I do is provide for those Elders and Leaders who choose to come here. I raise money to pay their travel expenses, feed them, take care of them, and make sure they get home safely. I do not, have not, and will not ever make a dime for what I do. I live on a disability pension of around $1000 a month. I spend the majority of that on everyone else. I go without everyday. I have nothing, live alone, drive a beat up rez truck with 200 thousand miles on it. Where the hell am I profiting from, exploiting or benefiting? Yes, I live in an apartment here. But I was asked to live here. I offered to live in a tow behind trailer, with no utilities or facilities, in order to be here and keep this commitment, and keep predators like David Swallow from taking advantage of it. Before this I lived in a maintenance building. Basically a public restroom.

    Everyone here involved in this does this for everyone else. Everyone here understands this isn’t about us, and gives everything of themselves for these two Sacred Animals, and the message they bring. Elders from many Nations have come and seen this to be true. Headman from many Societies have come and seen this to be true. All support the work we are doing out here. We put our Relatives first, everyday. David Swallow sees a gold mine, and he wants to drain it dry. You will have to kill me first. These are wonderful people who have stepped up, when no one else would, to provide for these Sacred Animals. I for one will do everything in my power to protect them from the predators in Indian Country. Predators like David Swallow, Jr.

    This letter is written with the explicit permission, understanding and complete approval of Mary Johnson, Lakota Elder, Pine Ridge


    Friday, December 04, 2009

    PA White/Black Buffalo, Harvey Arden

    Arden, Author, Publisher
    “Have you thought of Leonard Peltier

    I spent 3 days in mid-Nov at the new white/black
    buffalo compound at
    Nemacolin Estates, PA. Hawk invited me and many
    Elders, including my
    close longtime friend Nagi Whiteowl from SE
    Missouri and other Elders
    from Pine Ridge etc. I was already aware of
    Hawk’s poor reputation in
    some circles recently; maybe some of it’s true;
    maybe not. Imperfect
    though he (and all of us) may be, he’s been put
    by Creator in an
    extraordinary position: hands-on keeper of the PA
    White Buffalo/Black
    Buffalo, with the blessings of an elderly man of
    great wealth (and
    heart), also God-sent I believe. I know I’m the
    one who said some
    months ago that the “double divine birth”
    story was ‘BS’; so it seemed
    to me then, though I regret speaking so crudely. I
    never questioned the
    sacredness of the White Buffalo/Black Buffalo.
    Quite simply, I didn’t
    buy that double divine birth story after a visit
    to the zoo where the
    animals were last year, before being taken to
    Nemacolin and treated like
    the sacred beings they are. Others DO
    ‘believe’ it, though I’m still
    not much of a believer myself, but when I saw the
    2 buffalo—full-size at
    2-3 years of age, one strikingly orangish white,
    the other jet black,
    seemingly aglow standing against the lucid pink
    afternoon sunlight that
    Saturday afternoon—I was at the microphone
    speaking to the crowd at
    that moment—the chills crept over me. Divine
    birth or not, these are
    definitely VERY SACRED animals. Not an Elder there
    denied that. As I
    spoke to the crowd, I found myself speaking of a
    ‘vision’ that was
    coming on me—just my thought, actually, but
    quite urgent somehow. I saw
    President Obama standing in that very spot
    giving–and receiving–a
    blessing to & from the 2 sacred buffalo. I
    also saw Arvol &
    Paula beside the President as I saw them in front
    of the UN a few years
    back, Arvol in his stunning white regalia, Paula
    behind him singing so
    beautifully as Arvol performed an exquisitely
    moving ceremony with the
    buffalo skull and c’anumpa. I saw Hawk standing
    there, just staying in
    the background and feeling blissfully aware how
    privileged he—and all of
    us—were to be there with the President & the
    Keeper of White
    Buffalo Calf Maiden’s c’anumpa…all before a
    REAL White Buffalo!! If I
    were to add one small element to the
    ‘vision’—it would be David and Hawk
    praying together, their hostilities healed. This
    would be the Great
    Healing indeed—called for years ago by Arvol. I
    can say Hawk treated me
    and the others with the greatest courtesy and
    attention. I saw him
    pass out many $–including $40 in cash to me
    personally to take the RR
    home to DC. He’s not paid, but given a place to
    stay & lives on a
    small disability payment. If he seems to some to
    ‘hustle’ for bucks, I
    know few folks, both good and bad, who aren’t
    doing the same.
    Regarding his obligation to the White/Black
    Buffalos, it seems to me
    utterly sincere. I wish ALL of us would come to
    his assistance. We ALL
    need to be healed—not to mention the rest of the
    world as well. I
    think White Buffalo Calf Maiden is using each
    & ALL of us for higher
    purposes. If we can heal ourselves, with the White
    Buffalo’s help, maybe Arvol’s Great Healing
    will spread to the rest of
    the world. That’s up to us, we, ourselves, each
    of one us. Thanks for
    listening. Blessings, /Harvey Arden


    Monday, November 16, 2009


    Cante Tenza Okolakiceye
    Strongheart Warrior Society of Lakota Nation


    For Immediate Release: Monday, November 16, 2009

    Contact: Duane Martin Sr, Headsman, Cante Tenza, 605-517-1547

    Announcement Follows Traditional Native Ceremony at Nemacolin Sanctuary

    Farmington, Pennsylvania – On Monday November 16th, Cante Tenza the Strongheart Warrior Society of the Lakota Nation, announced the warrior society will oversee protection for the sacred white and black buffalos living at the Nemacolin Resort near Farmington, Pennsylvania.

    Cante Tenza Okolakiceye, which has included famous Lakota warriors such as Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull and No Ears, and the Tokala Okolakiceye Kit Fox Warrior Society sent representatives to the Saturday Wopila (thank you) ceremony to protect the ceremony and its participants and to ensure traditional protocols are being followed related to the Inipi (Lakota sweat lodge) ceremony and other sacred aspects regarding the care of the buffalos and the donated land for their sanctuary.

    “We are honored to come here with direction from the Grandmothers to ensure balance and traditional protocol is followed related to the recognition of the sacred white and black buffalos,” said Canupa Gluha Mani (Duane Martin Sr.), headsman of Cante Tenza. “These beings are sacred to our people and their colors of white and black show us that we must all return to balance through the renaissance of traditional language and lifeway.”

    Cante Tenza will ensure the 50 acre buffalo sanctuary which is free and open to all people continues to be welcoming to Native people who would be concerned traditional ways are being honored on site.

    “We have welcomed Hawk Goodfire (Holikachuk,Shawnee) and Mark “Kingfish” Wassler (Shawnee) of Buffalo Messengers into Cante Tenza to watch over the buffalo and traditional protocols,” explained Canupa Gluha Mani. “They have been with the buffalo from the beginning and can help to ensure fairness and balance are practiced going into the future.”

    Representing the Tokala Okolakiceye was Louis Janis, who along with Martin are both Tetuan Oglalla Judiciary Council members.

    Elders of numerous Indigenous nations have been coming to honor the white buffalo since its birth in November 2006. Both the white and black buffalo were transferred to Nemacolin in mid October of this year leading to Saturday’s ceremony that included visitors from the Lakota, Shawnee, Oneida, Mohawk, Cherokee and Crow nations. Strongheart’s announcement adds another level of significance to this historic event.

    Canupa Gluha Mani said, “We want to bring our Lakota Elders to visit these sacred beings in the months to come. Ensuring traditional protocols are being followed will help to support the visits from our Elders and Elders of other Indigenous nations.”



  2. One more lie….
    “We are honored to come here with direction from the Grandmothers to ensure balance and traditional protocol is followed related to the recognition of the sacred white and black buffalos,” said Canupa Gluha Mani (Duane Martin Sr.), headsman of Cante Tenza.

    If it was not for HakiktaWins continuous work for recognition for the Grandmothers, & I am not talking AIM Elder women, like Madonna Gilbert Thunder Hawk, Russell Means relative…this statement would not have even been included by Duwane Martin Sr.
    Since all this nonsense happened…the women are beginning to once again stand up as Ceremonial Chief & Holy Man tried to enable by giving back the Staff of Power to the Women in 1971 at Pine Ridge at the White Buffalo Calf Pipe Revival Ceremony & accompanying Sun Dance, but AIM or Arvol Looking Horse refused to recognize this transfer by Frank Fools Crow, so they could change our history, traditional Tetuwan protocols…all for their personal enrichment & for their handlers within the US Govt who has sanctioned their actions & refused to prosecute them….so far!
    We are a Matriarchial Society…not a Patriarchial one, that belongs to the wascius who came with it at contact…& it is why the treaties the US Govt obtained from the men are invalid.


  3. Finally everyone moved to the Bear Butte Center on the other side of the hill. Filing in through sheets of down pouring rain, past the bronze bust of the late beloved Lakota Ceremonial Chief Frank Fools Crow, the Elder women and women of all ages were allowed to enter and listen (but not speak). Eventually, over 150 people entered that building, all in a peaceful manner, all seriously intent on hearing the words of the Spiritual Leaders.

    Well, BOYZ…this Lakota Woman is speaking & my voice is loud!!!

    With the Wind I stand to the West, with the Pte Hincala Cannunpa Kin I stand,
    the Sacred Stones come to me in a circle, take a look at me my friend…this is my voice in dispair I am sending, take a look at me!
    With the Wind I stand to the North, with the Pte Hincala Cannunpa Kin I stand,
    the Sacred Stones come to me in a circle, take a look at me my friend…this is my voice in dispair I am sending, take a look at me!
    With the Wind I stand to the East, with the Pte Hincala Cannunpa Kin I stand,
    the Sacred Stones come to me in a circle, take a look at me my friend…this is my voice in dispair I am sending, take a look at me!
    With the Wind I stand to the South, with the Pte Hincala Cannunpa Kin I stand,
    the Sacred Stones come to me in a circle, take a look at me my friend…this is my voice in dispair I am sending, take a look at me!

    With visible breath I am walking, walking toward my Sacred Nation, with visible breath I am walking,
    walking toward my Sacred Nation, & my voice is loud…for my Tetuwan people & all of mankind…

    Refuse the liars, the thieves, the murderers, rapists, & molesters of our women & children…
    You need no further proof…of what I say is true, now all you need to do is pray together that the trojan horse leaves us, is is laid to dust….forever, freedom is within our grasp, if only we believe.


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