“The horseback riders should understand the prayer and song as to why there is such a horse.” — Leland Grass
By Leland Grass, Dine’
I don’t understand why our own Navajo Nation Gov’t President Ben Shelly, Speaker of the Council Johnny Naize and Dine’ Horseback TrailRider bosses support the killing of wild horses to slaughter house after they are rounded up. In dine’ culture, The horses are the one help us dine’ through struggles to extreme survival from pulling our wagons, hoe, plow our cornfields and even help us through tough drought to haul waters to sheep camps, even fed us from trading posts. The horseback riders should understand the prayer and song why their is such a horse. Round them up and support the evil way of genocide of our mother earth holy being connect with nature elements- spiritual connection displaced in process of elimination. The BIA is the one blame for drought, not dine people and its animals and wildlife. BIA hurt our prayers and way of life in 1930’s and it continues, omen our lands. Do you see any USDA Agriculture near any of our chapter houses. NO! BIA stole our agriculture way of life from Navajo land and gave us Chapter Houses instead. All you Dine’ horseback Bosses and riders i have seen your horses you rode in, they are same being just like the other in wild but tamed, when you pray you not only praying for your every own horse but others too. Why do you carry Horse Song (or even ask for horse song in your trail ride event) and want to kill numerous horses of your land that is sacred to all living. Today, early Tomorrow morning, go to your beautiful horse and ask why he is sacred the answer gong be come back how you treat him with this you going make your decision if you going kill his ego as you will support the cause. Call Navajo Nation Department of Agriculture for more details 928-871-6605 or other Contacts web-link below. or All you every day people make a request to stop all horse slaughter and make the round up for training schools for youth and even rehab on dine’Tah- give it back to the land. No killing of our sacred animals. Believe me our dine’ elders and medicine people don’t want the killings. This was one of the talks during a traditional meeting at Black mesa near below Peabody.
We Dine’ riders have done good for Ben Shelly to get elected for previous presidential Election , we did it with a horse prayer and to ceremony with our horses so he could win. today, he completely took sides on a matter further away from our wants and needs- with that we are backing away our songs and prayer from Indian Gov’t politic rides any longer. we have learned. Leland Grass
the Lastest on horse slaughter on Dine’ Land.
Write or call NN President Ben Shelly: Address:
The Honorable M. Christina Armijo
“NO wildhorse slaughter from holy being (the sacred land) of Dine’ Tah’ (around/with in Dine’ land)!”
Leland Grass is from Betatkin, Az in the heartland of Navajo Indian Reservation. He grow up around Livestock’s, elder’s, and Medicne men and women of Dine’ People. He is currently a younger pro-tem for next “Ho’ya’ni’ ” (Man subdue disharmony to become vigilant one) for 12 Traditional Headsmen Council of Na’hoo’ka’ Dine’ (Earth Surface People). A ole’ traditional council made out of Medicine men long ago before peace treaty of 1868 with United States Government. His Indigneous Kinship, and Clanship are Deshcheenie Dine’i (Red Streak Clan), Born for Todacheenie Dine’i’ (Bitterwater Clan), and Grandfathers are Lokai Dine’i’ (Reed Clan). He is traditional circle dance Singer. And following the steps as traditional practitioner. of the Dine’ Elders and Medicine peoples. In his timely effort with the nature, he horseback ride for traditional ceremonies, ceremonial Horseback trail rides and also put a ceremony ride together to protect the sacred area of dine’ tah’ (Among Dine).