Thursday, June 14, 2007

On a Significant Election: American Indian Woman Heads National Governing Body of the Baha'is of the U.S.

Lakota Hoop Dancer
Jacqueline Left Hand Bull and Suzanne Haldane
New York: Dutton, 1998.

Joye, a Lakota Baha'i, made the statement at our Convention Delegate's report last Friday about how significant the election of an American Indian to be the chairperson of our NSA is to the native community and passed on this link as evidence. Click over for the whole story. -gw

Jacqueline Left Hand Bull-Delahunt has been chosen as the first American Indian woman to head the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States.

Left Hand Bull-Delahunt, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, was brought up by traditional Lakota grandparents and parents. She became a member of the Baha'is more than 20 years ago.

"Lakota woman elected to head U.S. Baha'is' national assembly,"
Posted: June 11, 2007
by: David Melmer / Indian Country Today


Pastor Doug Hoag said...


Please feel free to excerpt from my blog as you requested. Also, if you could tell me when you've completed and published your post, I would be much appreciative.


Joye Braun said...

Hey I was searching about American Indian Baha'i artists.. for the upcoming art show up Belvue.. I'm one of the artists.. aye.... and I seen my name here... lol.. anyways.. hi all.. yeah it's important that a Native woman is elected to the National Spiritual Assembly.. cause we are told when the red nation is represented in the governing bodies of the world, then and only then will the Great Peace become a reality.. yes that Great Peace is a ways a way.. but we have to start that journey now. There is no time to wait. Each of us, in our actions, in what we chose and how we chose to live our life today is helping to usher that in. There are a lot of misconceptions about the Native people and why it's important that we, the Red Nations, the original inhabitants accept the Baha'u'llah.. but it comes to this. We have have lost more than anyother peoples here, and because we live in two worlds our stories of healing will inspire others and help heal other nations and other peoples around the world. So it's important to take that step on the Red Road and to recognise the Baha'u'llah... because he is the Manifestation for this day.. for a thousand thousand years! How lucky that we can know this now? How lucky to see the beginning stages of the new social and religious evoulution of the human race? He brings those teachings which we were taught long ago for the whole world! So we can help that way too.. anyway, I saw my name so I am saying hi... toksa ake...