Native Village Youth and Education News
April 1, 2009 Issue 196 Volume 3
the WellBriety journey for forgiveness
Journey to Commemorate Native American Historical & Boarding School Trauma
Colorado: The White Buffalo Prophecy tells of a time when a white buffalo calf would be born. Her birth would signal a time of Great Healing for All Nations. That white buffalo calf - the first of many - was born in Janesville, Wisconsin in 1994. Her name was Miracle.
Miracle inspired the people at Wellbriety White Bison to organize a 6,800-mile, journey-of-forgiveness. The journey will remember those who suffered during their Native American boarding school experiences. White Bison travelers will stop at 23 present and former Indian School Sites. They hope to promote awareness, dialogue and forgiveness for these school experiences so Indian people can heal from this tragic chapter in U.S. history.
Nearly 500 boarding
schools funded by
the U.S. government
forced Native Youth
from their homes to
The marchers plan to hand deliver a petition to Congress when they arrive in Washington D.C. They hope their efforts and supporters help Congress recognize how these policies impacted Native American language, traditions, and self worth. They are also calling upon President Obama to issue a formal apology.
Learn about Miracle,
the Sacred White
Meeting Miracle, the Sacred Legend