June 21, 2017 ALL

Today: Renewing the Sacred Fire in Us All A Native American’s Perspective Presented by Tiokasin Ghosthorse

Renewing the Sacred Fire in Us All
A Native American’s Perspective
Presented by Tiokasin Ghosthorse

June 21, 2017
7 p.m.
John Carroll University
D.J. Lombardo Student Center, Jardine Room

Tiokasin Ghosthorse is a member of the Cheyenne River Lakota Nation of South Dakota and has a long history with Indigenous activism and advocacy. Tiokasin is the Founder, Host and Executive Producer of “First Voices Radio” (formerly “First Voices Indigenous Radio”) for the last 25 years in New York City and Seattle/Olympia, Washington. He was nominated for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize by The International Institute of Peace Studies and Global Philosophy. He is a “perfectly flawed human being.” Tiokasin is the author of “Butterflies Against the Wind,” illustrated by Jadina Lilien. He is a master musician and will also entertain us with the magical, ancient and modern sounds of his flute.

John Collier, U.S. Commissioner of Indian Affairs from 1933 to 1945, believed that Native American traditional values have something critically important to offer to the world. He wrote:
“They had what the world has lost. They have it now. What the world has lost, the world must have again, lest it die. Not many years are left to have or have not, to recapture the lost ingredient….They had and have this power for living, which our modern world has lost—as world-view and self-view, as tradition and institution, as practical philosophy dominating their society and as an art supreme among all the arts. If our modern world should be able to recapture this power, the earth’s natural resources and web of life would not be irrevocably wasted within the twentieth century, which is the prospect now…. The deep cause of our world agony is that we have lost the passion and reverence for human personality and for the web of life and the earth which the American Indians have tended as central, sacred fire since before the Stone Age. Our long hope is to renew that sacred fire in us all.”

Sponsored by the JCU Department of Counseling