Voices of the RedWinds
By ShaunaSay WhiteFeather
Times of the Seasons
In the times of the seasons, when some of us celebrate different holidays, the one time of all celebrations, that
brings our collective thoughts and hearts together more than any other time is the celebration of a tiny
That infant grew into a young man, that showed the world what Love truly means, by loving us as none
other ever has, giving His very young life for an entire world's salvation from death and destruction.
Every culture, has their own way of honoring and respecting this "special time" set aside for the world to come
together at the same time in harmony and worship for this man.
No matter what language one speaks, or what name is given this one, He will always remain the same to all
human beings upon this earth. The most common name given this man of all our hearts, is Jesus Christ.
I wish to tell you a story about this man, told in the way of my native people....
When the world as we know it, was so very young and full of new life and people, we did not know your
language as we do now called "English" we only spoke our language of our tribes and nations then.
In my tribe the "A ni yv wi ya" you, the English now call, "Cherokee" were passed from generation to
generation this story of the great Chief of all Chiefs, and the Son of the Chief of all Chiefs, our Creator and
Father of all.
There came a time when all our people were of one people, no divisions or separations like now. A great Chief
came and visited our people, he sat in the circle with the elders, and told us of the greatest Chief of all, the
Creator of all good things His Father and ours. He told us of a time when there would come like the herds of
many buffalo, that could not be counted in number, a people much different than ours, a people of
light-skinned men and women and children. Who would have different ways than our own, there would be
good and bad alike.
Some only will want what does not belong to them, and will try to destroy all things in their way to get what
they want, there would also be good ones who only want to live in peace among us and the lands.
As there is good and bad in all things there will always be a balance of both.
We were told by the son of the Greatest Chief of All, that even He would be destroyed by some of these
light-skinned ones, who would not want to believe or hear the Father of all words and wisdom to All His
people everywhere of every race and color, to live in peace and harmony together, not to fight or kill one
another in anger or hate or jealousy.
But the Father of All, wanted his children to always listen to our heart of hearts where He would speak only
truth within each of us. We were to do the very best we could in all things, that was all He would ever ask
from each of us. To treat our brothers and sisters of all tribes and nations, and Earth Mother and all things of
nature with utmost respect and honor, for they are also of our Father's Creation.
If that honor and respect was not shared in the right manner, with good hearts only, then turn and walk away
in peace, and pray for the dishonorable one to find peace within again.
As we say today, "Go in peace, NOT pieces"
The story of my Ancestors came very true, and the Son of the greatest of ALL Chiefs was murdered for
trying to tell the world of the Father's Love for us all. The light-skinned ones came and did what we were
foretold about. But, we still try to live in peace, trying to keep alive the harmony and balance we learned from
our Ancestors, although the cruelty, and hatred and prejudices and jealousies have not stopped even to
present day, only hid now behind false masks of so-called society and humanity. We are much like the
Hebrew children of Egypt, wondering when our time will come for the promised lands of our people again.
Yes, the seasons will still come and go as well as time itself, and mankind as a whole is headed for that time
of rebirth and cleansing once again for the final time. The promised lands will be returned to all good people of
all races on this earth. The Greatest Chief of All, our Father Creator, with such love for us, will see that it
will all be fixed and made all right and much better than ever.......
All that can be done is to live closest to the way we were asked to by our Father, not so very long ago, in the
different cultures and different languages of all our brothers and sister siblings. Growing, learning from each
other, loving, even fighting among each other, is what will always be, until... "Father" decides that is
Because, we are exactly like what our children will ALWAYS be to us no matter how old they get, and what
we will ALWAYS be to our parents and their parents and their parents, all the way back to the original