“One day there will come a time, when the fish will die in the streams, the birds will fall from the air, the waters will be blackened, and the trees will no longer be. Mankind as we would know it will all but cease to exist. There will come a time when keepers of the legends, stories, ceremonies, culture, healing, and all ancient rituals will be needed to restore us to health. There will come a day of awakening when all the peoples of all the tribes will form a renewed world of justice, peace, freedom for all beings, and recognition of the great spirit. They will be mankind’s key to survival, these people will be known as the Warriors of the Rainbow.
They will spread these messages and teach all people, young and old, of the Earth or ‘Elohi’. They will tell them of why our mother earth is sick. They will tell them of the great fall, and how this was the result of turning away from the ways of our heart. They will teach them how to live the way of the great spirit.
The rainbow warriors will show the people that mother earth, this Ancient Being, is full of love and understanding, and teach them how to make ‘Elohi’ beautiful, abundant, and happy again. These warriors will give the people principles to follow to make their path harmonious with the surrounding world. These principles will be those of the ancient tribes. They will teach the people the ancient practices of unity, love, healing and compassion. They will teach of harmony among people in all four comers of the Earth.
Like the ancient tribes, they will teach the people how to pray to the great spirit with love that flows like the beautiful mountain stream, and carries along the path to the ocean of life. Once again, Elohi and all her creations will be able to feel joy in solitude and in communities. The people will be free of petty jealousies and love all mankind as their brothers and sisters, regardless of color, race or religion. They will feel happiness in their hearts, and become as one with the entire human race. Their hearts will be pure and radiate warmth, understanding and respect for all mankind, nature, and the great spirit. They will once again fill their minds, hearts, souls, and deeds with the purest of thoughts. They will seek the beauty of the great spirit.
The children will once again be able to run free and enjoy the treasures of nature and mother earth. They will be free from the toxins, destruction, hunger and deprivation, wrought by the Yo-ne-gi and the old practices of greed. The rivers will again run clear, the forests will be abundant and beautiful, the animals and birds will be replenished. The power and medicine of the plants and animals will again be respected and conservation of all that is beautiful will become a way of life. The old and sick will be cared for by their brothers and sisters of the earth. These practices will again become a part of daily lives.
The leaders of the people will be chosen in the old way – not by their political party or bank account, or who can speak the loudest or boast the most – but by those whose actions speak the loudest. Those who demonstrate their love, wisdom, and courage and those who show that they can and do work for the good of all, will be chosen as the leaders. They will be chosen by their “quality” and not the amount of money they have obtained. Like the thoughtful and devoted “Ancient Chiefs”, they will understand the people with love, and see that their young are educated with the love and wisdom of their surroundings and their heart. They will show them that miracles can be accomplished to heal this world of its ills, and restore it to health and beauty.
The tasks of the rainbow tribe are many and great. There will be terrifying mountains of ignorance to conquer and they shall find prejudice and hatred. They must be dedicated, unwavering in their strength, and pure of heart. They will find willing hearts and minds that will follow them on this road of returning Mother Earth to beauty and plenty once more.
The day will come, it is not far away.” Eyes of Fire, Cree Woman, 200 year old prophecy
“A time will come when the earth and all of life will need our help. At this time, a tribe will gather from all cultures of the world. They will be recognized by their spirit connection and life giving action towards the finned, the winged, the creepy crawling, the standing green growing, the four legged and two legged nations, and all that is. They will awaken human kind to find a star within themselves. This star will guide them to overcome the mountains of ignorance, prejudice, hatred and fear through compassion, harmony, and honor. They will find a new song and a new dream. We are living in this time now. All of us with this vision are the tribe, we are the rainbow warriors, we will heal the world. We are the cherished vision and dream of the ancient ones of long ago.”
-Blackfoot, Silversong Cree
“As Native Americans, we believe the Rainbow is a sign from the Spirit in all things. It is a sign of the union of all people, like one big family. The unity of all humanity, many tribes and peoples, is essential.”
–Thomas Banyacya, late spokesman for the Hopi traditional elders from Hotevilla