I believe in a Creator. All Nations on the face of the earth have
some sort of faith or faiths that they advocate for good moral
behavior. Our Lakota/Dakota people are certainly no different. In
fact there are many instances where the invading settlers and calvary
made praising statements as to the virtuous guiding force within
So I do believe in a Creator, just as our people did. I do believe
it is good to seek the Creators help in our daily existence. I
respect any person who understands a Creator. I doesn’t matter to me
how or which faith or church they believe in. No one way to pray is better.
As for those who don’t have a faith or practice a faith, I don’t
condemn them in any way. I just know that our people were known for
their spirituality. And I know our people were known as people of
great character and I believe our spirituality helped them to
understand and walk on earth with a better understanding as to how to
treat all creation and simply how to be. I think it is good to
practice spirituality as often as possible.
What was good enough for our people in the past is good enough for me today.