Chief Arvol Looking Horse of the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota Nations and the 19th Generation Keeper of Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe. He is the author of White Buffalo Teachings. A tireless advocate of maintaining traditional spiritual practices, Chief Looking Horse is a member of Big Foot Riders, which memorializes the massacre of Chief Big Foot’s band at Wounded Knee. Tiokasin and Chief Looking Horse will discuss the upcoming World Peace and Prayer Day, which will take place on June 21st www.worldpeaceandprayerday.com for more information.
Akio Matsumura. It has been seven years since the nuclear disaster at Fukushima, Japan on March 11, 2011. “Most people do not realize the repercussions that disasters like the Fukushima nuclear meltdown have on the world. When it happens the media is all over it, and then soon they trickle off and nobody ever thinks about it again,” notes Akio in an article that he posted on his website on March 11. Akio Matsumura has worked in London and New York City for the United Nations and international organizations for 45 years. He served as a Secretary General of the Moscow Conference hosted by President Gorbachev in 1990 and of the Parliamentary Earth Summit Conference hosted by National Congress of Brazil at Rio de Janeiro in 1992 and many other international conferences. Akio is Founder of the Global Forum of Spiritual and Parliamentary Leaders to which many Native peoples were invited. For more information about Akio and his work, visit www.akiomatsumura.com.