Smudge out of jail #1, mourningSubmitted by Smudge Pot on Thu, 07/11/2013 - 08:55
Brothers and sisters as I begin to reconstruct my personal life after incarceration I first turn my attention to my brothers and sisters in Arizona as we observe mourning. The wildfire tragedy has struck home to us as my brother Les has lost his son-in-law, one of the Hotshots and we have been so beset that we have not been allowed to mourn in our own way.
So this morning we have stayed up all night and we are offering prayers to our fallen, to our townspeople and we are offering prayers to our ancestors, our fallen, our families and first we want to say thank you to all the people, the Oyate who grieve with us and as we ask the Great One, the Holy One, Father of us all to instruct us and guide our hearts.
We have suspended business and today as my brothers and sisters will simply mourn.
I, Smudge, am restored to freedom at this time. In coming days I will make a full account of events and I am given to know that accounts have been kept. Words cannot describe our gratitude at this moment for not just this event but a confluence of....punishment has been visited upon us, my small tribe and we are simply reeling.
Right now we are conducting prayers in Cherokee, Llennappe, Dine'h, Spanish, English, Lakota and Cree and we are begging our acestors to be with us now.
Pilamaye Yelo, Oyasin.