The Monday Morning Minute #3 – Mitakuye Oyasin

This third episode of the Monday Morning Minute had a difficult birth. It began as a poetic tribute to to Lakota Sioux people, and their struggle to reclaim their Sacred Black Hills.

Then beloved Central PA artist John Mangan took his own life and left so many of us grieving. And so this piece is dedicated to his memory as well. It features his artwork, because he lived his life in the way that is described by this poem – Mitakuye Oyasin (“All my Relations”).

My prayer is that we can all join in the effort to transform our society into one which better supports sensitive and artistic people like John who are more concerned with Beauty and Friendship and Caring for the Land than making money.


Please support the Lakota Sioux Nation’s struggle to reclaim their Sacred Black Hills:


Thank You!



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