Nac’a (traditional leader) Arvol Looking Horse, Founder
World Peace & Prayer Day
Honoring Sacred Sites Day
Nac’a (traditional leader) Arvol Looking Horse is the Founder of World Peace & Prayer Day and Honoring Sacred Sites Day. Recognized as the spiritual leader of the Lakota, Dakota and North Nakota Sioux Nations, he was born on the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota, and at twelve years old became the youngest, 19th Generational Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle.
He has dedicated his life to working for change and fulfilling the sacred prophecy known as “Mending the Sacred Hoop of the Nation”. In carrying out his commitment to religious freedom, sacred site protection and cultural survival and revival, Nac’a Looking Horse lectures at universities, conferences and symposiums around the world and has met with and established relationships with world leaders, including Desmond Tutu, President Barack Obama and the Dalai Llama.
As well as being invited to speak at President Bill Clinton’s 1996 inauguration, Nac’a Looking Horse’s prayers have opened numerous sessions at the United Nations. His many awards include the 2006 Temple of Understanding Juliet Hollister Award from the UN. Previous recipients include the Dalai Llama, Nelson Mandela and Queen Noor.