Mending the "Sacred Hoop"
As Natives, we believe that each race was entrusted with special roles and responsibilities during the creation to complete the great "Sacred Hoop" of life.
Unfortunately, over time, each race forgot that their knowledge was incomplete - only a fraction of the whole truth, and the races began to quarrel with one another, each believing that their knowledge was the whole truth.
In order to mend the "Sacred Hoop", we must remember what is important - family, children, and community. It is our goal to bring families of different races together, to bring down the walls of misunderstanding to share a little of our heritage, through music and dance, and to understand that we are all not that different.
"And I saw that the sacred hoop of my people was one of many hoops that made one circle, wide as daylight and as starlight, and in the center grew one mighty flowering tree to shelter all the children of one father. And I saw that it was holy."
- As written by Black Elk and Told in Black Elk Speaks by John G. Neihardt
Gratitude and Thanks to the following who provided their support for the 2015 “Mending of the Sacred Hoop”
DREESDEN’S BUFFALO RANCH
DES MOINES COLD STORAGE
JORDAN CREEK MARRIOTT HOTEL
LOFFREDO FRESH PRODUCE
ANDERSON ERICKSON DAIRY
WHITE EAGLE POW-WOW WEB MASTER
BLACK’S HERITAGE FARM
CRYSTAL CLEAR WATER, INC.
ROOSTER’S TRADING POST
OLD HOME BAKERY
HY-VEE ON GRAND& HY-VEE ON 86TH
WAUKEE CASEY’S GENERAL STORE
WEST DES MOINES HUMAN SERVICES
COOKIES BY DESIGN
WINSOR HEIGHTS WALMART
CATHOLICS DIOCESE OF DES MOINES