Wolakota is peace, beyond peace.
Being happy with who you are, what you have in this world and not wanting more while in this world….
Sometimes, in this world you have to lose yourself to find yourself….
I pray for Wolakota for all my relatives who are lost and not at peace.
For all those who need to find themselves today, I pray for them as well.
A Lakota prophecy was given during the hard times of the 1890s. The Sacred Hoop - the tie binding the Seven Fires of the Lakota, Nakota, Dakota Nations - had been broken by massacres, starvation and campaigns to eradicate the Buffalo Nation. The Lakota Nations are direct descendants of the Buffalo and their way of life, culture and Spirituality are dependent on this relationship. The prophecy says, in part, that the Seventh Generation would come together to Mend the Sacred Hoop, restore the Spirit of the Nations and unite all Nations to heal our Mother Earth.
Now is the time of the Seventh Generation.
‘Wolakota’ - The word itself means reconciliation, or understanding each other in a good and peaceful way. This word is from the Lakota ideal of living in peace and community with everything and abstaining from greed. Wolakota is to act and behave with ultimate respect, harmony, peace and friendship. No matter who we are or where we come from, we can choose to live sustainably, but we can’t do it without each other.
To live Wolakota is to live a life of peace, friendship, brotherhood and sisterhood, and right relationship and respect between human beings and all forms of life. Living in accordance with this belief encourages people to step forward and take accountability; to work together to right the wrongs of this world and acknowledge the strengths and wisdom that all cultures hold in common; our connection to each other and to the Earth. By upholding the philosophy of Wolakota we can achieve the well-being of the People seven generations into the future.
As members of the Seneca Nation, the owners of Wolf’s Run in Irving, NY understand the principal of Wolakota and they believe that, by hosting the Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge, they are helping to unite the nations together. They understand that there is a lot of work to do in this capacity and, in order to help advance the cause, it has been decided that the 2013 Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge will BEGIN AND END IN THE HEART OF THE SENECA NATION AT WOLF'S RUN with Wolf’s Run Transport and Gowanda Harley-Davidson as our hosts once again!
The Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge is not your local poker run! It will try your tolerance for ambiguity. It will test your determination, your resolve and your stamina. It is not for the faint of heart. It is not for those are afraid of getting lost. It is not for those that can’t handle uncertainty. It is not for the weak. Riders must be able to adjust to change and to amend their thinking from day to day; minute to minute; mile to mile.
If you are ready to dig deep within to find whether you have strength of mind or a sense of purpose; you are ready to take the Challenge.
- Are you prepared to lose yourself in order to find yourself?
- Are you at peace within?
- Or are you still seeking!?!