Chief Gayle High Pine
Wakan Tanka, the Great Spirit, Permanent and Stable1973
For us the spiritual and the physical are one. Far from the Western dichotomies between God and humanity, God and nature, nature and humanity, we are close to Mother Earth and the Great Spirit, for the intimacy and warmth of the heart.
Conforming to the Old Customs means living with the sense of the sacred, staying and walking straight, respecting our brothers and sisters of the different nations and species. It is to open us like the air, like the sky, in order to know the mountains, the waters, the wind, the lights of the sky, the plants and the animals of four legs, of six legs and the winged beings. It is respecting sacred behaviors when you have to kill, when suffering is to be saved, when love, affliction, anger and joy are known, and when it is necessary to die.
Chief Jefe Gayle High Pine. Wakan Tanka, the Great Spirit, Permanent and Stable. Akwesasme Notes .Winter 1973
Jefe Gayle High Pine. Wakan Tanka, el Gran Espíritu, permenente y estable. Traducción castellana de Pedro Cubero, publicada en la revista Cielo y Tierra:Sendas del espíritu. Primavera 1982, num. 1, vol. 1., p. Barcelona.