Chief Arvol Looking Horse Article & My Comment on It

by Thomas Ivan Dahlheimer

On August 26, 2016, Indian Country Today Media Network published an article by Chief Arvol Looking Horse entitled Important Message from Keeper of Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe. Chief Looking Horse is widely recognized as the chief and spiritual leader of the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota nations. He is also a world-renowned Indian/Indigenous activist. He is a guest columnist for ICTMN and his prayers have opened numerous sessions of the United Nations. He is working to spiritually unite the global community within a new eco-spirituality movement happening within religions all over the world to save Mother Earth's life supporting ecosystem from its current in crisis and dying predicament, and is doing so, by inspiring the world community to honor and protect Sacred Sites around the world. This article of his has three comments posted on it. My comment is the second comment. It reads:

In the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community's letter of support for the effort to change the faulty-English translation name, a profane name, for a Minnesota river [the Rum River] and in doing so help protect this sacred Dakota site, Jim Anderson wrote: "I believe that renaming the river 'Wakpa Wakan' or 'Spirit River' is a great stride in mending the circle that we share with all four colors of man. ..." I, Thomas Ivan Dahlheimer, am the co-founder and director of Rum River Name-Change Organization, Inc.. The movement to change this river's name has local, national and international support. I am also working to bring about a spiritually united global community so that sacred sites will be protected. My website is located at

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