Where are the chiefs today who dance the dance of peace. Where are the leaders who fast and pray of a vision to help their people. I cannot hear the valley ring with the songs of the ancestors, the songs of peace, songs of spirit and teaching. These things are culture, these are what we need to bring back our spirit, to bring back the truth, strength and beauty of our ancestors. I long to see the Peace Dance as their singers shake the mountains and the chiefs shake the eagle down of peace.
The time has come to humble ourselves and ask our neighbours to the south to teach us our old ways. They have taught me, I know these dances, I feel the strength and truth of these beautiful ways.
The winter solstice is a time of change, it is the time when the great feasts were held and the people celebrated life. It is possible to bring back the beauty ways, we must humble ourselves and pray. The Creator and spirits of our ancestors will show us the way.
Artist: Roy Henry Vickers
Image Size: 14" x 21"
Edition Size: 80