Cumberland Academy

Chief Two Trees

“Being Native American Indian is a state of mind which creates a way of life. With this way of life comes teaching and knowledge passed down from generation to generation. Now is the time to share this knowledge and I am willing to help those that are sincere in their desire to help themselves. However, I only provide the tools that begin the process, the real work comes from their effort.” – Chief Two Trees

“I love life. People used to come to me with the flu or a headache that they had suffered with for weeks. I would wonder, ‘why don’t they let go? Why do they hold onto it?’ I see now that people have lost touch with themselves. They are looking for someone to point them in the right direction and give them answers. Being aware is the first step, then comes the desire to know more. Sooner or later they will learn that they had the answers all along.” – Chief Two Trees

Medicine Wheel by Roy Littlesun (2000)

Consisting of two concentric circles of stone, with longer stones at the north, south, east and west points the design was inspired by the legends of the Hopi Nation in North America. Their prophesies foretell an age of peace when all nations from the four corners of the earth join a common effort to live in peace and harmony. The Wheel’s design pays homage to British traditions of building circles alongside meeting places and important sites. Two extra pairs of stone situated north east and south west of the circle align with the needle stone alongside the lake. These join the ‘Midsummer Line’, which follows the Midsummer sunrise that runs through the Tree Cathedral to the Belvedere in Campbell Park, along Midsummer Boulevard in Central Milton Keynes.

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