Mending the "Sacred Hoop"

Sacred Hoop Image 2011

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 2016 “Mending of the Sacred Hoop”

 

DREESDEN’S BUFFALO RANCH

WELLMARK

IHOP RESTAURANT

LOFFREDO FRESH PRODUCE

ANDERSON ERICKSON DAIRY

WHITE EAGLE POW-WOW WEB MASTER

CRYSTAL CLEAR WATER, INC.

ROOSTER’S TRADING POST

OLD HOME BAKERY

JOHNSTON KIWANIS

FAREWAY STORES

HY-VEE ON GRAND& HY-VEE ON 86TH

WEINIE WONDERLAND

WEST DES MOINES HUMAN SERVICES

JASON’S DELI

OLIVE GARDEN

WATERFRONT

TRUE VALUE HARDWARE

JACKIE SOPER

TRICIA BENNETT

WOODWARD BOYS

STATE FAIRGROUNDS SECURITY & MAINTENANCE

COMMITTEE MEMEBERS & VOLUNTEERS