First off, I wish to acknowledge our Beautiful Sister and Very Talented Artist ‘Warrior of the Eastern Star Woman’ for creating our Nations new Seal/Logo. It was so inspired by spirit through her and does speak volumes of truth and meaning of what this Nation stands for.
Although the Native Indigenous did not call them peace pipes, we are proud to call this sacred pipe a pipe of peace. It symbolically represents harmony and peace and the physical and spiritual journey of life.
RedNation, wishes to bring to all Indigenous all over the entire world that harmony and peace. A place where none will be turned away because of the way they look or lack of blood quatum. It has ALWAYS been what is in ones heart and how one lives from day to day. If you walk the road of the Creator, then we welcome you.
RedNation is a “Teaching Nation” of the Physical and Spiritual by Uniting as One People of Same Hearts and Minds in that Journey of Life in preserving Cultures, Knowledge, Languages, Spirituality and Beliefs, Dance, Arts and Crafts and the list goes on and on.
The gentle swirling smoke from the tobacco represents the prayers and worship we send out every day to the Creator of All the Heavenly Father, also called the Great Spirit, the Great Mystery, Yowa and many many other names in other beliefs and tongues.. He, is the one and only from which we ALL was created from.
Tobacco is a representative of speaking with truth from the heart.
The four feathers stands in representation of giving honour (Not Worship) to the four directional spirits, which is also the same as the four Archangels that the Creator assigned to protect the four corners of the world.
The Broken barbed wire represents our freedom of choice that we as human beings are given by our Creator, it also represents universally freedom of mankind from oppression of any kind, that hinders us from individual growth in physical or spiritual development.
The leather strap with two beads represents the two levels of Medicine, Herbal healing and the Spiritual healing.
The other leather strap underneath the bowl/cone of the pipe, represents all things are in connection one with another and returns to the point of origin by the cycle of life itself, The Creator. Then goes down to the beginning of the life cycle (first ring of the leather), on down to the path of our lives (represented by the straight piece of leather)to the next ring, is our Adult life as we take different paths in our walks of life Good or Bad ( represented by the split piece of leather)..Then we return to the Earth Mother in which the Creator formed us from and breathed the breath of life into. Which then the spirits of the one’s before us (The Ancestors) and our loved ones past and present, that are returned back to the Creator by our constant prayers we send up to Him in the sacred smoke.
There has been so much talk about selling ones heritage out by teaching outside one’s own Nation or tribe or to non-native. The reality check is if we do not share and teach one another, all knowledge will be lost as our Elders and wisdom keepers make their journeys from this world.