Circle of Planets in the Sky to guide our way
Mother Earth has been abused, the powers have been abused, this can not go on forever… …Things come full circle, back to where they started. That’s revolution.Russell Means
John Herrington, of the Chickasaw Nation, was the first Native American to walk in space when he launched November 23, 2002 aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor. Serving as the flight engineer for launch and landing, Herrington vowed to carry the Chickasaw Nation flag with him into space. Members of his tribe watched the historic launch, and Herrington honored his Native American heritage by carrying six eagle feathers, a braid of sweet grass, two arrowheads, and his nation’s flag.
Native American beliefs are deeply rooted in their culture and events and role models like this give hope of finding new things to celebrate. Our people can keep searching for new ways and adventures. That’s why we were put on this planet in the first place.