There was an old lady, from the "Cree" tribe, who prophesied that one day, because of the white mans' greed, the earth would be at risk of being destroyed and mankind as we know it would all but cease to exist.
At this time the "keepers of the stories, culture rituals and all the Ancient Tribal Customs" would be needed to restore us to health. They would be mankinds’ key to survival, they would be the "Warriors of the Rainbow".
These Warriors will follow the principles of the Ancient Tribes, the ancient practices of Unity, Love and Understanding. A “Rainbow Warrior” is one who lives life to the fullest, one who understands how to use their strength power pride and belonging to bring happiness kindness and prosperity to themsleves and their families. They use the weapons of words, music and art to fight against injustice and to claim their uniqueness. A “Rainbow Warrior” also speaks for those who do not have a voice; the land, the plants, the animals and humans who have forgotten how to speak up for themselves. The Rainbow Warrior is free of petty jealousies and loves all mankind as their brothers, regardless of color, race or religion. Their hearts are pure and radiate warmth, understanding and respect for all mankind.
The “Rainbow Warrior”, will change the way our leaders are chosen, no longer will they be chosen by their political party, or who could speak the loudest, boast the most, or by name calling or mud slinging, but by those whose actions speak the loudest. Those who demonstrated their love, wisdom, and courage and those who showed that they could and did work for the good of all, would be chosen as the leaders or Chiefs. They would be chosen by their "quality" and not the amount of money they had obtained.
Our children would once again be able to run free and enjoy the treasures of Nature. The rivers would again run clear, the forests be abundant and beautiful, the animals and birds would be replenished. The powers of the plants and animals would again be respected and conservation of all that is beautiful would become a way of life. The poor, sick and needy would be cared for by their brothers and sisters and these practices would again become a part of their daily lives. The tasks of these "Rainbow Warriors" are many and great. There will be terrifying mountains of ignorance to conquer and they shall find prejudice and hatred. They must be dedicated, unwavering in their strength, and strong of heart.
This is the story of the "Warriors of the Rainbow" and this is my reason for working to help protect the culture, heritage, and knowledge of the ancestors of this land. They may not be my ancestors by blood but they are the ancestors of this great Southern land that I have the privilege to call home.
The day will come that we shall see how we owe our very existence to the people of all tribes that have maintained their culture and heritage. Those that have kept the rituals and stories alive. It will be with this knowledge, the knowledge that they have preserved, that we shall find the "Key to our Survival".