Mitakuye OyasinMitakuye Oyasin (All Are Related) is a traditional Lakota Sioux prayer which reflects the inherent belief of most Native American traditions and belief systems that “Everything is Connected”.

Here is how it works:

Leader Participants
Aho Mitakuye Oyasin….All my relations. I honor you in this circle of life with me today. I am grateful for this opportunity to acknowledge you in this prayer…. Mitakuye Oyasin!
To the Creator, for the ultimate gift of life, I thank you. Mitakuye Oyasin!
To the mineral nation that has built and maintained my bones and all foundations of life experience, I thank you. Mitakuye Oyasin!
To the plant nation that sustains my organs and body and gives me healing herbs for sickness, I thank you. Mitakuye Oyasin!
To the animal nation that feeds me from your own flesh and offers your loyal companionship in this walk of life, I thank you. Mitakuye Oyasin!
To the human nation that shares my path as a soul upon the sacred wheel of Earthly life, I thank you. Mitakuye Oyasin!
To the Spirit nation that guides me invisibly through the ups and downs of life and for carrying the torch of light through the Ages, I thank you. Mitakuye Oyasin!
To the Four Winds of Change and Growth, I thank you. Mitakuye Oyasin!
You are all my relations, my relatives, without whom I would not live. We are in the circle of life together, co-existing, co-dependent, co-creating our destiny. One, not more important than the other. One nation evolving from the other and yet each dependent upon the one above and the one below. All of us a part of the Great Mystery. Mitakuye Oyasin!
Thank you for this Life. Mitakuye Oyasin!