Professor Steven Sachs PH.D, Muquit, is perhaps my oldest friend at this
council. Going back some 30 years, our friendship has taken us thru the building
of the very first Native American Center in Indiana. He has never forgotten me
as I journeyed down the road, making sure I had a place to talk when I came in
& by getting birthday presents for me & sometimes delivering them
to where I was at the moment.
A Professor of political science, Stephen Sachs has been involved in
expanding the Indiana American Indian JTPA job training program into a
multi-service Indiana American Indian Community Center. He is working
toward building a harmonious Native American community in the state. He is
a passionate supporter of the traditional Native American ceremonial way of life
and in 1996 was invited to be a member of the Peace Council at Wolf Song VI held
in West Point, Texas.
I am one who finds my center in working through the heart. My task
is to help us remember that our way to the future is through applying the
ancient principle of mutual respect: of each other, of all ways and traditions,
of spirit, of the Earth and all that it is. I do this on the spirit level
through supporting and participating in ceremony, including Sufi Zikr, Ute and
Lakota Sun Dances and the Shoshone Naraya. In the practical tribal ways of
inclusive consensus decision making in work places, in consulting, assisting in
returning indigenous communities to sovereignty, self-sufficiency and harmony.