It is true that many of the old ways have been lost .
But just as the rains restore the earth after a drought , so the power of the Great
Mystery will restore the way and give it new life .
We ask that this happen not just for the red Red People , but for all people , that
they all might live .
In ignorance and carelessness they have walked on Ina Maka .
Our Mother .
They did not understand that they are part of all beings , the Four-legged the
Winged , Grandfather Rock , the Tree People , and our Star Brothers .
Now our Mother and all our Relations are crying out .
They cry for the help of all people .
Black Elk . Oglala . Sioux