THE STORY is more than a reminder of humanity or a teacher of tribal ways. It is a thing that people hunger after. Need to remain alive. Like a natural portion of fresh water, clean air, good food. If the American air has gone strange, the water turned murky and the food become filled with unnatural additives, can you imaging how unhealthy the story told has become?
- Larry Littlebird
Hunting Sacred Everything Listens
A Pueblo Indian Man's Oral Tradition Legacy
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Thirty-five years ago Larry Littlebird let me hear a song, a singing of being, seeing and healing. It stayed with me ever after. Now here he is sharing it! These songs and tellings, this little teaching book, deceptive in its slimness and grace, tells of how to be, in the deepest ways. Thank you Larry.
- Gary Snyder, Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet & Essayist
LARRY LITTLEBIRD is a Pueblo Elder from Laguna and Santo Domingo Pueblos. Larry and his wife Deborah Littlebird are the Co-Founders/Spiritual Directors of Hamaatsa, an indigenous continuum, wild land sanctuary and hermitage retreat where Littlebird celebrates an indigenous holistic way of life.
Growing up at his mother’s village of Gwish-tee on the Laguna Pueblo, he spent much of his childhood out on the land with his Gramma and Grampa at their sheep camp and at Kewa, Santo Domingo Pueblo, his father’s Pueblo where elders and kin shared freely with him, stories, songs, and spiritual prophecies. These stories that flow from his remnant oral tradition lineage inform and shape his work.
Over the past five decades, Littlebird has been a strong Native voice with his multi-faceted work as an artist, filmmaker, storyteller, educator/speaker, author, hunter-farmer and activist. He was one of the first American Indians to produce, write and direct films for and about Native people in the United States. He played the lead role in the feature motion picture, House Made of Dawn, based on N. Scott Momaday’s Pulitzer-Prize winning novel. This film was archived by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian and declared a watershed moment in the history of Native filmmaking.
A revered storyteller, Littlebird shares spiritual roots of sustainability and indigenous ways of blessing for inspiring transformative leadership and social action. His signature experiential program, Learning to Listen has had a profound impact on people’s lives, globally, nationally and locally. Learning to Listen is a provocative spoken word experience that Littlebird developed and has taught in classrooms and boardrooms, in conferences and on stages from DC to San Francisco and around lodge fires where people gathered.
Larry Littlebird is the author of Hunting Sacred, Everything Listens: A Pueblo Indian Man's Oral Tradition Legacy, which introduces readers to a timeless story of living in correct relationship with all life and is Littlebird's personal legacy of story, song and art form his rich oral tradition.
LEARNING TO LISTEN
We are alive in a time when we need Story Listeners more than ever. Especially, if we are to secure a continuance for land, culture and community beyond our present moment.