White Buffalo Calf Woman

She is one of my Guides, and this is one of her stories

in English and in her Language of Origin

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Begin your journey in the spring,
in the east. east is where all life begins and yellow best represents my first Teaching: humility.

every day, the beauty and power of creation are ignited in the east. are
you not humbled by the strength and brilliance of the rising sun? Can you
not sense that there is something much stronger than you out there? accept how small and insignificant you are. for the betterment of yourself and all Creation, strive to be humble.

look to Wolf – ma’iingan – for humility. observe how ma’iingan does not live for himself but for the pack. Watch him bow his head in the presence of others. he does this out of deference, not fright. ma’iingan understands what a small part of the whole he plays. his ultimate punishment is to be cast away from

his community.

learn this kind of humility.

learn to
not be arrogant.

do not think too highly of yourself.

do not want for yourself. Become ma’iingan.

Become humble. 

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Waabanong onji-maajitaan babaa- andawaabiiyan. mii’iwedi waabanong baa’onjishkaag bimaadiziwin gaye gaa- bagakii-ozaawaag onjinaagwad nitam ningikinoo’amaagoowin: dibaadendizowin

endaso giizhik ishpendamowin bii- onji-ombakone waabanong. gaawiin ina gidishpendanzii bimooko’ag gimishoomisinaan? gaawiin

ina giibiidamanjitoonsiin nawaj
gegoo ishpendaagwak. na’endan gidinaamaagenimoyan gaye agaasenimoyan. nawaj jina’endaman epiitenimoyan.

inashke ma’iingan ganawaabam epiitenimoyan. inashke gaawiin eta gagwe-bimaaji’idizosii odapenimaa’ wiiji- aya’aa’. ganawaabam nanawagikwetaad niibawiitawaad wiiji-waawiidoopamaad. ma’iingan onisidotaan bangii ezhichiged. onaagajitoon bakeyaakonidiwin.

gikendan owe apiitenimowin. gikendan ji-ishpenimosiwan. gego ishpenimizoken. gego giineta inenindizoken. naabenim ma’iinganinenimon. 

By,  David Bouchard and Dr. Joseph Martin