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Art story: On May 31st, 2013 a mile-wide tornado was bearing down on a Cheyenne-Arapaho community in Oklahoma. Sundancer, Gordon Yellowman and a group of Elders gathered together to speak to the tornado, to ask it to leave their community unharmed. When asked, they did not share the details of their actions with the media. But to the surprise of meteorologists and storm watchers, the tornado suddenly veered and took a different direction. There was much conjecture about the rarity of this occurrence among the world of climate science but it was not a mystery to Gordon Yellowman. The people and the land have always been connected.
Art story: The setting sun could not still the falling snow. The night came on like a lover’s embrace, unyielding and silent, always silent.
Art story: The skies were angry this day. The waters rose to meet their stormy breath. Her Grandmother had told her of a woman’s power and of her connection to the water. She reached her hand to touch the water, sharing love and kinship, but the skies were angry this day.
Art story: Along the Eastern shores of North Turtle Island the sea takes the history of the People to her watery depths. The changing world has brought great storms to harvest the long empty shorelines and the long empty homes of our relatives. We can only watch powerless, for we are nothing more than breath. The sea holds her sleeping secrets, revealing them only to ghosts and dreamers.
Art story: She was a warrior child, always fast with sharp, intelligent words of fire. Her sister was born to the peace and eroding power of Nibi, the water. When the Deep Earth Mountains explode and when the great rivers erase the ground, the sisters are fighting. The Firewater sisters are known to bring great confusion to the children of the Earth whenever they fight.
Art story: The ancient stones of the Great Northern Shield have seen endless freezing and countless thaws. The stones keep the stories of travellers and bear the scars of an ever-moving wind. The trickle of ancestral waters carries the echoes of ancient incantations. They hold the secrets of birthed babies, bone rattles and ceremonial markings made by nomads who have given their lives and bodies to the land. Bones and stones, water and life become one with the land, just as we all must become one with the land.
Art story: He had been a good and strong leader for many years. He had lived knowing the power of an endless buffalo herd, had felt the pain of great loss and of greater joy. His body's wrappings were tattered and chewed by the wind now, but his wisdom was no less. Long after his earth years were finished, he listened to the prayers of his people, sending guidance and love as he had always done.
Art story: They would often sneak away from the village to be alone where the sweetgrass grew. He made her laugh and made her heart dance like the sun on calm waters. She was his world and their hearts were one.
Art Story: She felt the pull of the medicine as her Spirit walked on. Grandfather Wind opened a path for her to follow, and the land she loved swallowed her whole, covered her tracks, kept her secrets. The broken church that broke her heart became small and in a flood of understanding, forgiveness took the place of all their names. Every journey begins with an ending. *Artists notation: The upsidedown blue landscape is representative of The Great Sky Nation where their world is thought to be opposite to our life here as human beings.