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Blessings to Unci Beatrice on Her Journey

Dear Ones,

It is with a heavy heart that we share that our beautiful Unci Beatrice Long Visitor Holy Dance – Weasel Bear, flew home at 10:05 pm on March 18th surrounded by family and so many prayers. She is in peace and with her relatives now.

Jyoti and I were able to see her that weekend before her passing, spending some very precious time with her.
We brought her love from all of you, our big family.
She was happy to hear of your love and prayers.
We spoke together of all the places she was able to visit; all those that she was able to touch; and the prayers she was able to carry around the world. She was just grateful to have traveled on this journey with all of us and was encouraging us all to continue on!







As a woman who walked with a Pipe, she always told us that her path had to be one of Peace. In her heart she carried a prayer that the Black Hills would be returned to her People and that the Papal Bulls would be rescinded. She felt that these actions would bring a healing to all of us, right a wrong and bring balance back to the Earth once again. She was passionate about this and spoke out about it everywhere she was called. She added her prayers to the many that came together at the Unity Concert; a concert of prayer for the Black Hills and the honoring of all sacred sites globally. In her last days, she carried this message forward in the initiative called the Long March to Rome. In early May, many indigenous leaders and spiritual teachers will gather in Florence and then travel on to Rome to carry this petition to the Vatican. Grandmother Beatrice’s daughter, Loretta Afraid of Bear Cook, will be traveling with Barbara Dull Knife to continue this walk in the Spirit of Grandmother Beatrice.

We continue to send prayers and condolences. It can be a difficult time for those that are left behind. We are asking you to share with your communities, so that we can hold a wider circle of prayer to surround her family as we celebrate her life and the many gifts she brought to us.

The family plans to have a viewing beginning Tuesday afternoon and continuing through the night so those can come and sit with her. They will be holding a NAC prayer service on Wednesday into Thursday morning; then the funeral at 10am Thursday followed by her last feast and Give-Away at Rene Hall in Oglala. Many have asked what you can do. If your heart wishes, you may send monetary assistance to: Antonia Loretta Cook, 401 Mears Street, Chadron, NE 69337. In order to receive funds quickly – you may send funds through WalMart MoneyGram to Antonia Loretta Cook as well. Your donations will go towards these ceremonies, as well as things that need to be done to complete her walk in a good way.

We loved her dearly. Her wisdom lives on through each of us, as her words continue to inspire us.  We are grateful to have walked as one family on this road for Peace Amongst All People.  She led the way and now has asked us to “Carry On”.

We give thanks to each of you for your prayers. They are so powerful.
Blessings to Unci Beatrice on her journey.
Let us take a moment on our knees to offer our prayers for a Life Well Lived.
Jyoti, Darlene and Ann
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