Wolves, Revisting The Dream….

Wolves_IMAX 1999 film

February 3, 2013

This wonderful IMAX film was released in 1999 and documents the reintroduction of wolves into Central Idaho, while providing insight into wolf ecology and dynamics. These were good times,  hopeful times for the Nez Perce , wolf advocates and the wolves. That dream is now being dragged through the mud by the wolf states, who are bent on slaughtering them and profiting from their deaths.

Wolves – IMAX  enlightens us  regarding the true nature of  this iconic apex predator, traveling back to the heady days of wolf reintroduction in the Northern Rockies.  The Nez Perce tribe, like other wolf advocates, had high hopes for the wolves’ return, after their long absence.  How the worm has turned.

Looking back, I see how we were all duped into thinking wolf reintroduction would have a happy ending.  In reality, it’s clear there was never any real intent to maintain a viable, robust population of wolves outside the national parks.  It seems “the plan” all along was to slaughter wolves  in trophy hunts or kill them outright when they  ”recovered”.  Recovery is never defined, except in the outdated, original capitulation to ranching and hunting interests, of 100 wolves and ten breeding pairs per wolf state (Wyoming, Montana, Idaho) Those numbers are not based on science but politics and were never revised to reflect scientific findings or what constitutes a healthy wolf population in the Northern Rockies.  Wolf recovery is whatever the “wolf managers” deem it to be.  Ten wolves, a hundred, thousands?  That’s not a question the states seem interested in answering on their relentless march to decimate wolves .

The arrogance of  hunters and ranchers who think they have the right to dictate which animals will be allowed to exist on public lands,  is stunning.  These lands belong to us all. They’re  lucky Americans have been “asleep at the wheel”, allowing the anti-wolf crowd to dictate policy to Western politicians, ready and eager to do their bidding.

Wolf recovery, once a great success, has now descended into hell, with the deaths of thousands of wolves since their delisting by Ken Salazar and the Obama administration in 2009.

But all is not lost, we can still turn this around. Wolves must re-gain their Endangered Species Protections, for without them they will not be able to thrive as viable, healthy populations.  The wolf will be doomed to their current fate…. hounded, persecuted, tortured, maligned and DEAD. With their family structure and tight bonds decimated, their gene pool further diminished, they will exist as mere ghosts on the landscape, if even allowed to exist at all.

Please sign both petitions, if you haven’t already,  to demand wolves regain their federal protections before it’s too late.

Protect America’s Wolves

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Relist Wolves

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Posted in: gray wolf, biodiversity, Wolf Wars, Native Americans, Wolf Recovery

Tags: Nez Perce, wolf recovery, Central Idaho, persecution of Native Americans, IMAX films, wolf delisting, wolf states, 1999, killing the dream, Relist Wolves, Protect America’s Wolves

Wolf Warrior Mato Woksape….

mato woksape boise weekly city desk_andrew crisp

Thank you Mato for your dedication and sacrifice for the wolves!

Open your eyes everyone and see what a true Wolf Warrior looks like.


Mato Woksape Fasts for Wolves at Idaho State Capitol

POSTED BY  ON THU, DEC 20, 2012 AT 1:28 PM

Sitting on the steps of the State Capitol today, Mato Woksape of Corvallis, Ore., is midway through his third day of prayer fasting in opposition to the hunting and trapping of gray wolves in the U.S., including Idaho.

“I’m performing the Sun Dance prayer, which was performed for the buffalo,” said Woksape.



gray wolf USFWS

 715 innocent wolves slaughtered in 3 1/2 months 


Top Photo: Boise Weekly City Desk_Andrew Crisp

Bottom photo: USFWS

Posted in: Wolf Warriors, Native Americans, Spiritual

Tags: Mato Woksape, Solstice Fast And Prayer, Wolf Warrior, over 700 wolves dead

Thanks To The White Mountain Apache Tribe For Giving Sanctuary to Endangered Wolves….

I often think of the White Mountain Apache Tribe, who welcome the highly endangered Mexican gray wolves onto their land. They deserve a huge thank you for being pro-active for endangered wildlife and giving Mexican gray wolves sanctuary since the first wolves were reintroduced in 1998.

The Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area hasn’t exactly been a perfect place for the wolves to call home. It’s packed with cattle. Trapping  is allowed and poachers seem bent on destroying the Mexican gray wolves’ fragile hold on survival. That’s why the tribe’s land is such an important refuge for the wolves.

“White Mountain Apache Tribe is located in the east central region of Arizona, 194 miles northeast of Phoenix. Located on the Apache, Gila and Navajo Counties, the White Mountain Apaches reside on 1.6 million acres at its ancestral homeland on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation.”

A-key-yeh to the White Mountain Apache Tribe for standing up for the beleaguered Mexican gray wolves.

White Mountain Apache Tribe

Restoring Wolves, Owls, Trout and Ecosystems


Photo: Courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Posted in: Native Americans, Mexican gray wolf

Tags: White Mountain Apache, Arizona, mexican gray wolf

Published in: on January 2, 2011 at 2:09 am  Comments (30)  

Voices Of The Wind….


Spirit of the Canyon

~Let the wolves run free~


Photo: Courtesy kewlwallpapers.com

Album Cover: Zango Music

Posted in: Spiritual, Native American, gray wolf

Tags: Southwest, gray wolves, Grand Canyon, Native American

“Native American ~ Words of Wisdom”

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Posted in: Native Americans, gray wolf

Tags: Native American wisdom, biodiversity, circle of life

Published in: on December 27, 2010 at 8:25 pm  Comments (12)  

Wolf…. Sacred Spirit ~ Yeha Noha

Yeha Noha is sung by Navajo Elder Kee Chee Jake. (Chinle, Arizona)

Photo: Sacred Spirit  Wolf Photo: Poptop wallpaper

Posted in: gray wolf/canis lupus, Native Americans

Tags: Sacred Spirit, Enigma, Yeha Noha, Return to Innocence, gray wolf, chant

Wolf Medicine



Intuition, Learning, Spirit

 “WOLF totem brings faithfulness, inner strength and intuition when he enters our lives. But he also brings learning to live with one’s self. The wolf teaches us to learn about our inner self and to find our inner power and strength. But to achieve this, we must take risks and face our deepest fears.

A wolf totem demands sincerity. This totem demands a lot of us but gives us much in return; a spirit helper that is always there to help and gives us extraordinary powers of endurance. He reminds us to listen to our inner thoughts and trust our insights. They remind us not to waste resources and to learn how to avoid trouble and confrontations.

People with Wolf totems have the capacity to make quick and firm emotional attachments. Trust your insights about these attachments. Wolf will guide you. Take control of your life with Wolf’s help and do so with harmony and discipline.”

These are wise words. Listen to the flute and think of the wolves.We have so much to learn from them.  HOWLS!


*Native American Flute – Wolf Medicine Music



Posted in:  gray wolf/canis lupus, Let Wolves Live In Peace, Native Americans

Tags: wolf totem, Native American music, meditation, flute

Published in: on March 12, 2010 at 1:29 pm  Comments (26)  
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