Statement Against White Supremacy

A Prayer to Kindle Peace

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We, the members of the Gaol Naofa Council, come forward to condemn and denounce white supremacy in all its forms. As people of faith, we stand with the clergy and other spiritual people who peacefully held the line against the white supremacists in Charlottesville, as well as with those who fought back to keep those clergy-people safe in the riots.

Gaol Naofa has elder advisors who fought against the Nazis in World War II, and we stand with them as well.
We continue to pray for protection for the vulnerable and oppressed, for compassion, for truth and for justice.

Slàinte Mhath,

An Chomhairle Ghaol Naofa ~ The Gaol Naofa Council

An Chuallacht Ghaol Naofa ~ Community of Sacred Kinship

August 24, 2017

Still Standing with Standing Rock

Report from Inside the Oceti Sakowin Camp, December 2016

Representing for Gaol Naofa at Standing Rock, Oceti Sakowin, Dec 2016Representing for Gaol Naofa at Standing Rock, Oceti Sakowin, Dec 2016

There are representatives from hundreds of indigenous nations all over the globe, as well as many non-indigenous allies that I met who came from all over the country and the world, including Italy, France, China, Japan, Peru, Mexico, Norway and many more. There are Hindus, Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, pagans, and likely polytheists (aside from myself) and many others who all gathered to offer their prayers at the central sacred fire in solidarity with our indigenous relatives, and we are all welcome. An Apache Elder even gave a shout out at the fire specifically honoring the Irish and Scottish, and those Americans of Gaelic and Celtic descent, who have joined them from all over.

This is an indigenous-centered movement with the world’s support and it should absolutely include us as Gaelic Polytheists, who see water – and the rivers who carry it – as sacred. We must also remember this is an issue of indigenous sovereignty and we are gathering to bring to light the atrocities committed against the Lakota, and all indigenous peoples, so that justice may be served and amends made.

On Sunday, Lakota Elders made an announcement at the sacred fire that they were officially going to forgive the U.S. Military for the killings of Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse (this is a huge deal). As everyone listened (and cried) as they made that announcement, new life was breathed into hope for a better future for the indigenous people of Turtle Island and a better relationship between Native people and those living in occupied territory.

It’s not over, there is a long way to go, raise up your prayers and song, send donations, go to Standing Rock and help and see what it looks like to have a world united with Indigenous peoples working for a common goal. It is beautiful and also terribly sad considering what it has taken for it to finally get to this point.

Mni Wiconi!
Is Beatha é an t-Uisce!
‘S e an t-Uisge a’ Bheatha!
Water is Life!

Breandán Mac Suibhne,
An Chomhairle Ghaol Naofa

If you are considering going to Standing Rock, you must be prepared for harsh winter camping conditions, with subzero clothing and sleeping gear, and a winterized tent. If you are non-Native, you will also need to read the cultural protocols to prepare yourselves for how camp life is run. Read the regular updates posted on The CAORANN Facebook Page, and follow the people in camp whose updates are shared there.
The informational packets at this site go particularly in-depth about how to avoid culture-shock, and how not to act in a colonial or otherwise disruptive manner. We strongly recommend you read them if you are going.

December 6, 2016



As a spiritual community, we pray with our families and our broader communities for peace, healing and justice in these times of crisis and pain.

The horrific injustices being faced by our loved ones who are people of colour have created an emergency situation for us in the USA and for many of us worldwide. As people of faith – whatever faith – basic human rights are non-negotiable: the right to not be shot dead in the street, or in a nightclub; the right to have clean water to drink and fresh air to breathe. As an organisation, and as a community, we pray for peace, we pray for healing.

We pray for justice.

Slàinte Mhath,
Gaol Naofa
An Chomhairle Ghaol Naofa – The Gaol Naofa Council
An Chuallacht Ghaol Naofa – Community of Sacred Kinship

September 26, 2016

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