Contrary to some educational propaganda, Native cultures are alive and thriving. The RiverWinds enjoy sharing their cultures, traditions and ways with people of other nations and ethnicities to increase understanding, peace and promote global wellbeing.
"We don't want power, we don't want to be congressmen, or bankers....we want to be ourselves. We want to have our heritage, because we are the owners of this land and because we belong here." ~ From the 1927 Grand Council of American Indians
The RiverWinds desire to truly make a positive change in the world today. To that end, they are actively involved in government liason, social improvements and increased environmental responsibility. They are qualified to do so through the Northern Arawak Tribal Nation. Chief Joseph is the War Chief and is currently the acting Principal Chief of the Tribe. Dr. Laralyn RiverWind is their Tekina (Tribal Spokesperson). They are approved speakers for ACT for America, the largest grassroots organization for counter-terrorism.
"Force, no matter how concealed, begets resistance." ~ Lakota proverb
Close to their hearts and never far from their minds is the nation of Israel. Inspired by the story of the restoration of ancestral homelands to the Jewish people, the RiverWinds hold the hope that, to some small degree, a similar story may one day belong to the First Nations people of the Americas.
"The rainbow is a sign from Him who is in all things." ~ Hopi proverb