This is a good thing by an understandingly upset elder of Padre Island, Texas http://www.nps.gov/pais/index.htm
I pray, in a good way, to his (Larry Running Turtle Salazar) Creator, for deep blessing showered down on him and his town.
Native American Performs Touching Ceremony to Apologize for Illegal Dumping of Dead Coyotes January 16, 2014 at 9:18 am
According to authorities, the person responsible for the dumping could be fined up to $1,000 for dumping the animals on public property.
I post this today of course to show our (all Traditional Native Americans) love for Creators creation.
I also would like to point out, with your understanding, that I, by no means wish to take from this beautiful ceremony or from Larry Running Turtle Salazar.
I do however, wish to use this story to show my readers one of the reasons why I must keep stating while posting answers to questions from outside of my families area, that things could be different in your area.
I teach from my teaching by elders from the East Coast and ask my readers to please get a second opinion if you live east, north, west or south of our area?
Actually I would like for my readers to always get one or more opinions?
Not sure just how much ceremony was shown on Channel 3 News KIII TV.
I also would like to point out that it looks like a Tobacco Ceremony, could even be Kinnick, Kinnick in place of Sage and/or Sweet Grass?
As you can also see, there is always more than one way to do any of our ceremonies?
When you drive past a dead deer, or raccoon, or any other kind of road kill, you probably feel sad for a second or two then continue on your merry way. Understandable, seeing as modern society places next to no value on respecting and honoring the natural world.
Native Americans, however, tend to see things a little differently.
The reverence with which Native Americans approach the natural world is astounding. But despite the beauty of American Indian culture, Native Americans remain a marginalized group within American Society.
Know this, Larry Running Turtle Salazar, Traditional Native Americans are joining you in prayer this day with our ceremonies.