Is there a connection between the Rainbow Warrior prophecies
and the Return of the Bird Tribes?

In one sense the BirdTribes are not different from the Rainbow Tribes as they are both 'the people of Truth', 'the people of Peace', 'the ones who did not join the Warrior Tribes', the ones who kept the knowledge in their hearts that we are all related - children of the same Grandmother Earth and Grandfather Sky - humble before the majesty of Creation and the awesome beauty of the Great Mystery.
The return of the Bird Tribes is the return of the angelic consciousness to the human realm on a global scale. The awakening of the Rainbow Warriors is the arising of people of all lands to stand for Peace and the defense of the Earth. We see the two as being inseparably connected and essential to the planetary awakening that must happen soon, whether it is in 2012 at the end of one of the Mayan calendars or not.
For more about who the Bird Tribes are see our page here and for more about the Rainbow prophecies see below.

Rainbow TribesThe Rainbow Warrior prophecy finds its expression in the peoples who call themselves the Rainbow Tribe or the Rainbow Family of Living Light. The Rainbow Tribe is made up of people from everywhere coming home together as one human family gathering together on the land. There have been gatherings called Rainbow Gatherings since at least 1972, and since then there has been at least one large gathering of the tribes every year in the US on public land around the 4th of July. Many gather to pray for peace and healing in the world. There are also gatherings in many parts of the world, in different countries and continents, and even world gatherings. There are many local and regional gatherings throughout the year. Some are timed with solstice or equinox or other special times and seasons.

A rainbow gathering is different for each person. You will likely find people actively creating positive community with one another, learning and teaching ways we can live in harmony with nature, our mother earth, and each other... and celebrating life together. There is no formal organization or leadership. It is felt by many to be contrary to the spirit of the gatherings. It is said that any one with a belly button may consider themselves part of the rainbow family, and that even a belly button is not really needed. We are welcome home as one family.

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There are prophecies that speak of the rising of a tribe of Rainbow Warriors during the time of hopeless darkness. (Whether they are genuine Native American prophesies or not is controversial - but whatever their source - they are imbued with genuine prophetic and poetic power and vision - and as you will see below they are supported by a wide range of traditional elders).


The first quote we have here is from the traditional Faithkeeper of the tribes that still live by the Great Law of Peace that was brought by the Great Peace Maker.

Oren Lyons - Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan,
Onondaga Council of Chiefs
of the Hau de no sau nee

"We don't preach here, in this, our country. We don't proselytize. We try to... as a matter of fact... we try to protect what we have from intrusion. Yet at a meeting that was held in Hopi back in 1969, when we sat there with many Indian leaders from around the country, spiritual leaders, and they talked about these young people who were sitting on our doorsteps every day when we got up and they had come from all over the country and they were coming to be an Indian or they were coming to learn something about us. And we said, `This is a very strange phenomenon, that our white brother's children are now coming to our doorstep and wanting to be part of us. What do we do with this?' One of the Hopi elders said, `Well we have a prophecy about that.' And he said that there was going to come a time when they're going to come and ask for direction. Maybe this is what's happening. So it came under discussion and it was agreed upon at that time that perhaps this may be true. And if it is, then we should be more responsive then, to the questions. And we should maybe try to help. To see what we can do. To pass on whatever we can, however we can. "   

"We are now. We are now. Now is us. We're the seventh generation. I'm sitting here as the seventh generation because seven generations ago those people were looking out for me. Seven generations from now someone will be here, I know. So each generation makes sure that seven generations is coming, all the time."


~ Quotes from the Elders ~


There is truth in the prophecies of the Rainbow and the Rainbow people. People from all of the Americas will unite with people from all the other nations, and they will realise that we are all Family, brothers and sisters. This is not my personal vision, but the cosmic vision presented by all the elders, a vision that we all share. - Don Alejandro Cirilo Perez, president of the Maya Elders Council in Guatemala, keeper of the calendar and the prophecies of the december solstice of 2012


As Native Americans, we believe the Rainbow is a sign from the Spirit in all things. It is a sign of the union of all people, like one big family. The unity of all humanity, many tribes and peoples, is essential. - Thomas Banyacya, late spokesman for the Hopi traditional elders from Hotevilla


This difficult time has seen the beginning of a new nation of multicolored beings. The seeds of the four directions have mixed together to create the first Rainbow people. It is written in time and in the memory of the Indian peoples that our sun will rise again, that we will be able to reestablish our culture: its arts, sciences, mathematics and religion. Mayan knowledge will come forward again. It is for this reason that we, of the Amerindian communities, are once again uniting to reestablish our entire culture. - Hunbatz Men, hereditary keeper of the Mayan tradition


Native prophecies say that mixed-blood and white people who grew their hair long and wore beads would come to the Native healers and ask for guidance... The prophecies say that they would return as the Rainbow people in bodies of different colors: red, white, yellow and black. The old ones said that they would return and unite to help restore balance to the Earth. The story of these Rainbow Warriors is told by many peoples in many different ways. We feel that we are in that time now when the Rainbow Warriors are coming about. So it is a time where we have to acknowledge that we are all human beings upon the same planet and that's what the Rainbow Warriors are all about. - Sun Bear, late Ojibway teacher and founder of the Bear Tribe Medicine Society


In this prophecy, these people would wear feathers and beads and communicate with the flowers. The flowers would guide them and support them as they walked their life paths... This also would be a time when all the esoteric teachings of the world's traditions will be revealed, so there will be no secrets, no reason to fear each other, or to be in conflict. This is certainly what is happening now. Not everyone has the strength or disposition to be a warrior. Many are Rainbow Walkers... They are walking across the Rainbow bridge to a new time. - Oh Shinnah, medicine woman from Tineh (Apache) , Mohawk and Scottish origin


We have the opportunity to build a Rainbow bridge into the Golden Age. But to do this, we must do it together with all the colors of the Rainbow, with all the peoples, all the beings of the world. We who are alive on Earth today are the Rainbow Warriors who face the challenge of building this bridge. - Brooke Medicine Eagle Daughter of the Rainbow, Crow and Lakota medicine woman


The Rainbow is a form of illumination for mankind... One of the signs that our elders looked for in ancient times was a perfect Rainbow, a perfect one... Some of our old people could summon up the Rainbow the way the Native American medicine people could bring the rain. As soon as the Rainbow appeared, our elders would look at it closely, carefully, for little flaws. Were all the colors perfect? Did the Rainbow arc from one place on the Earth to the other or was it incomplete? They'd size it up carefully. That way they would see if Boamie, the Rainbow Serpent, needed something, if it was damaged or incomplete in some ways... The Rainbow will be perfect again as soon as the Sacred Hoop closes, as soon as the Golden Circle of the new world is complete... The Rainbow will again encircle the Earth perfectly, as it was in the beginning. - the late Lorraine
Mafi-Williams, spokeswoman for the Council of the Australian Aboriginal Elders from Wollumbini


In the time of the Seventh Fire, a New People would emerge. They would retrace their steps to find the wisdom that was left by the side of the trail long ago. Their steps would take them to the elders, who they would ask to guide them on their journey. If the New People remain strong in their quest, the sacred drum will again sound its voice. There will be an awakening of the people, and the sacred fire will again be lit. At this time, the light-skinned race will be given a choice between two roads. One road is the road of greed and technology without wisdom or respect for life. This road represents a rush to destruction. The other road is spirituality, a slower path that includes respect for all living things. If we choose the spiritual path, we can light yet another fire, an Eight Fire, and begin an extended period of Peace and healthy growth. - Extract from the prophecy of the Seven Fires of the Anishnabe, written on the ancient wampum belt carekept by Grandfather William Commanda, named Chief of the Indians of the Americas in 1957, and founder of the Circle of All Nations


~ An Archetypally True Story ~
Claimed to be a 200-year-old prophecy by an old Cree woman named Eyes of Fire.
Lelanie Stone relates the following story that her grandmother told her when she was a young girl.

There was an old lady, from the "Cree" tribe, named "Eyes of Fire", who prophesied that one day, because of the white man's or Yo-ne-gis' greed, there would come a time, when the fish would die in the streams, the birds would fall from the air, the waters would be blackened, and the trees would no longer be. Mankind as we would know it would all but cease to exist.
There would come a time when the "keepers of the legend, stories, culture rituals, and myths, and all the Ancient Tribal Customs" would be needed to restore us to health. They would be mankind's key to survival, they would be known as the "Warriors of the Rainbow". There would come a day of awakening when all the peoples of all the tribes would form a New World of Justice, Peace, Freedom and recognition of the Great Spirit.

The "Warriors of the Rainbow" would spread these messages and teach all peoples of the Earth or "Elohi". They would teach them how to live the "Way of the Great Spirit". They would tell them of how the world today has turned away from the Great Spirit and that is why our Earth is "Sick".

The "Warriors of the Rainbow" would show the peoples that this "Ancient Being" (the Great Spirit), is full of love and understanding, and teach them how to make the "Earth or Elohi" beautiful again. These Warriors would give the people principles or rules to follow to make their path right with the world. These principles would be those of the Ancient Tribes. The Warriors of the Rainbow would teach the people of the ancient practices of Unity, Love and Understanding. They would teach of Harmony among people in all four comers of the Earth.

Like the Ancient Tribes, they would teach the peoples how to pray to the Great Spirit with love that flows like the beautiful mountain stream, and flows along the path to the ocean of life. Once again, they would be able to feel joy in solitude and in councils. They would be free of petty jealousies and love all mankind as their brothers, regardless of color, race or religion. They would feel happiness enter their hearts, and become as one with the entire human race. Their hearts would be pure and radiate warmth, understanding and respect for all mankind, Nature, and the Great Spirit. They would once again fill their minds, hearts, souls, and deeds with the purest of thoughts. They would seek the beauty of the Master of Life - the Great Spirit! They would find strength and beauty in prayer and the solitudes of life.

Their children would once again be able to run free and enjoy the treasures of Nature and Mother Earth. Free from the fears of toxins and destruction, wrought by the Yo-ne-gi and his practices of greed. The rivers would again run clear, the forests be abundant and beautiful, the animals and birds would be replenished. The powers of the plants and animals would again be respected and conservation of all that is beautiful would become a way of life.

The poor, sick and needy would be cared for by their brothers and sisters of the Earth. These practices would again become a part of their daily lives.

The leaders of the people would be chosen in the old way - not by their political party, or who could speak the loudest, boast the most, or by name calling or mud slinging, but by those whose actions spoke the loudest. Those who demonstrated their love, wisdom, and courage and those who showed that they could and did work for the good of all, would be chosen as the leaders or Chiefs. They would be chosen by their "quality" and not the amount of money they had obtained. Like the thoughtful and devoted "Ancient Chiefs", they would understand the people with love, and see that their young were educated with the love and wisdom of their surroundings. They would show them that miracles can be accomplished to heal this world of its ills, and restore it to health and beauty.

The tasks of these "Warriors of the Rainbow" are many and great. There will be terrifying mountains of ignorance to conquer and they shall find prejudice and hatred. They must be dedicated, unwavering in their strength, and strong of heart. They will find willing hearts and minds that will follow them on this road of returning "Mother Earth" to beauty and plenty - once more.

The day will come, it is not far away. The day that we shall see how we owe our very existence to the people of all tribes that have maintained their culture and heritage. Those that have kept the rituals, stories, legends, and myths alive. It will be with this knowledge, the knowledge that they have preserved, that we shall once again return to "harmony" with Nature, Mother Earth, and mankind. It will be with this knowledge that we shall find our "Key to our Survival".

This is the story of the "Warriors of the Rainbow" and this is my reason for protecting the culture, heritage, and knowledge of my ancestors. I know that the day "Eyes of Fire" spoke of - will come! I want my children and grandchildren to be prepared to accept this task.The task of being one of the........"Warriors of the Rainbow".


Children of the light