Ulali | all my relations

Bhakti Issa Urra
2 min readDec 31, 2023

The last day of 2023 and New Year’s Eve 2024 is most definitely a special occasion — 123123.

May the works of our hands be rooted in reverence for Mother Nature. May we be sustained by the grace of the Sun, the Wind, the Waters, the sacred Land — and by each other.

Ulali Project founders
Ulali Project Invocation
“All Our Relations” sang by Ulali, lyrics by Pura Fe’

Ulali’s “All Our Relations” refers to the Garryowen March or Hale as it is known in the US. It was often used by the American military as they marched to massacre the Native Americans.

Most notably it was used by Custer at the battle of Little Big Horn as he marched against the Lakota Nation. A battle that they won but eventually paid dearly for. It continues to be used to this day by US Armed Forces.

Ulali Project’s “Idle No More” featured on Rumble, the movie

Pura Fe wrote the narrative that Ulali speaks over the music. It is used to commemorate and honor all our relations and others who have died throughout the wars.

First Nations ambassadors and founders of the Ulali Project — Pura Fé (Tuscarora/Taino) and Jennifer Kreisberg (Tuscarora), plus Charly Lowry (Lumbee) and Layla Locklear (Lumbee/Oglala Lakota Sioux) — share this message with us.

East West Women 2024 mantra blessing

To all that came before us, all that share here today with us, and all that are yet to come — we dedicate this message of hope as our 2024 intention. Happy New Year to us all!

Originally published at http://changewarrior.blogspot.com.

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Bhakti Issa Urra

canvassing consciousness, constantly curious — ever challenged & changed