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Caracara

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Caracara The beauty of a gaze Upon what has been thrown away Upon ideas that must change. Re-inventor of what is Seer of what is not A sharp focus to reexamine What we think we already know.   This is my journey — Nate Long “Owl” Ink with digital manipulation The Crested Caracara can be […]

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Badger Medicine

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Badger Medicine There is a hole dug deep below us, It seems to be still a work-in-progress As dirt flies out into a foggy air. Badger is looking for healing roots With a particularly head-strong mission: Administer a quick cure To this thing that makes us ill. We have always avoided this medicine In favor […]

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Blue Deer Medicine

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Blue Deer Medicine A blue shade moves through darkness Just beyond the circle of prayers Where healing is requested And thanks is being given And everyone is waiting for the sun to rise. There is an overwhelming sense That every night … somewhere, These songs are sung This drum and rattle is played And this […]

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To Dance and Paint

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  To Dance and Paint I move to the rhythms … the drum beat… the rattle My vision is softly focused My hands move smoothly and I imagine holding a brush So I begin to paint my world Rolling hills touching a light blue, clear sky A darker gray expanse of a white capped lake […]

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NEW BOOK! We Are All Related … No Matter What

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NEW AND AVAILABLE NOW!   We Are All Related … No Matter What How big is your family? When we are related to all that exists, then we can find love and help and companionship no matter where we are   Introducing the second book published by Nate Long “Owl” … This book is about […]

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Porcupine’s Helper

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… the best armor or shield or defense is not enough. Sometimes we need the help of something greater to keep us safe …  Porcupine’s Helper A tree of great size rises up as I approach. I am drifting silently on a slight breeze. The tree, maybe an ancient elm, climbs up into the sky, […]

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The Hitchhiker

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The Hitchhikers On the wing of a fly the moon is born as giant reptiles roam and we circle around the sun. Then off to the sink faucet as a nearby mother coos to a baby cradled on her chest. A stop to listen to the other flies buzzing and teasing the horse ears, making […]

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The Heart Rope

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The Heart Rope A rope tied to my heart Braided from the fibers of fatherhood Has been tossed over into the turbulence With a prayer that your hand will grab it… And I know that only you can grab it This is my journey –Nate Long “Owl” Oil pastel with digital manipulation  

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Stepping Through

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Stepping Through   You have the opportunity, the privilege, the strength and the ability To step through this sacred doorway. What will you bring with you? What will you leave behind?   This is my journey — Nate Long “Owl” ink with digital manipulation

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2017 Winter Chief’s Labyrinth Caretaker’s Gathering

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On Sunday, December 17th, a group gathered at Muleshoe Bend to help care for and honor Chief’s Labyrinth. The Caretaker’s Gathering is held four times a year to help maintain the physical and energetic cleanliness of Chief’s Labyrinth and to honor and spend some time with him, offering our prayers and seeking his guidance.  A […]

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