Arnold Looking Horse
is the 19th generation keeper of the White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundleand holds the responsibility of spiritual leader among the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota People. He holds an honorary Doctorate from the University of South Dakota, and travels and speaks extensively on peace, environmental and native rights issues. He has been the recipient of several awards, including the Wolf Award of Canada for his dedicated work for peace. A skilled horseman, he shares his knowledge with the youth on the long distance rides that take place in South Dakota throughout the year.
Sumianto is an attorney with graduate degrees in sociology and cultural anthropology, specializing in cultural ecology, and working with Indian Tribes on cultural and natural resource issues over the past twenty years. He was the 1997 Indian Law Fellow at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD, specializing in research on energy and telecommunications utilities and tribal jurisdiction. In 2000, he was the El Paso Energy Research Fellow at the Natural Resources Law Center, CU-Boulder, CO, working on technical and policy issues involved in connecting reservation based renewable generation on to the federal grid. He is presently a visiting professional at NREL’s Wind Technology Center to increase outreach to Indian Country.
is an accomplished traditional Dakota singer and artist. Her musical credits include opening for the Indigo Girls, touring Europe with Keith Secola and other notible native artists, and composing and producing her own cd, Songs of a Black Hills Woman. She has be involved in indian rights for over 20 years, organizing the Run to Pipestone and Thanksgiving Feast and is one of the original graduates of Red Schoolhouse in Minnesota and a subsiquent board member. She brought her organizational skills to World Peace and Prayer Day in 1996 and has been a moving force in creating the events ever since. She is also the mother of eight children.
is a freelance graphic designer, artist and graduate of the alternative schooling Inner School program. A long term environmental and native rights activist, she was instrumental in promoting and establishing green business practices at the community and grassroots level in the early ’90s in Virginia. She also volunteered her time working with several native organizations and joined World Peace and Prayer Day’s efforts in 1997, creating it’s first web site and working as a cultural liason. Her current interest and work involves researching practical earth-friendly building methods. She is the mother of three.