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“…help us to protect these sacred sites.”

So today, I am worried.

What God has written here in this area…. particularly around talking about Cypress Hills might be destroyed, because there is already an oil site and a road going into to the cultural sacred sites. They are now private property. They are not valued as Sacred… Only for money….So I'm asking the world… to protect this cultural sacred site. It should not be mined, drilled, farmed. It is from the hands of God for worship, ceremony, protocols and medicines.

Jesus was put in that cave. It was given some importance, and it’s protected. So no talks about how much it's worth or its value to the Creator, to God.

We can not even access our cultural origin connection. (Cypress Hills)

We can not even get close enough to point to it, or to go and worship in our own sacred site, where people were created from here, in what we call Turtle Island. People have been taken from there. It is surrounded by “No Trespass Private Property”.

It's one of the sites that I'm talking about. There's other symbols.

There's a lot of other sacred sites that are worried about. And like Australia, their sacred sites are not even being protected as we speak.

Here we're asking for all Aboriginal people of this world to help us to protect these sacred sites. Please help us protect our educational structures. Everyone out there, who reads this please help. We all have children, who should know these sacred sites and what they mean. We are part of one world, with one Creator. If they're destroyed……They will never know. There are many other sacred sites that I'm talking about protection for like Cypress Hills. That’s just one of those sites. There's other sites that are in Jasper National Park, or Banff National Park, Chief Mountain, Sweetgrass Mountain, Peterborough, Ontario Whiteshell Park and Black River Manitoba. There are many throughout Turtle Island and the other islands of the world.

These sites are like a puzzle…. Because it is a puzzle of education….it is a structure…. Sadly, our future generations might never know their own origin of this island. It is part of this one world, but in this time, I'm asking everyone to help us to protect culture and heritage, historical sacred sites

Migretchs,

because it means a lot.

And if we hold together…. Like the way God is intended to be we're like a structure.

We all have values. We all have children who should enjoy these cultural sites, and get to know what's there…. And then what's going to help them…..in this world. It is about the environment. It is about life. It is about spirit. It is about the future generation. Tomorrow, and then to the future. Thank you all. ∎

OGIMAA (ACHA-KOOH-WAAY), JIM

Anishinaabe Knowledge Keeper, Chief of Foothills Ojibway on Turtle Island
 www.awarenessties.us/ogimaa I am Ogimaa (Acha-Kooh-waay), I begin with words from my own language to say hi to everybody. My identity… which is… because God put me in this part of the world is my Annishinaabe language and name. That means “leader” for people and environment here. So I am not saying I am the leader of Turtle Island but that’s what that means. It is an individual’s name, which is a spirit name that we carry on from our traditional culture and lineage in this part of the world. We were put here on this Turtle. This Turtle Island is massive.

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