The Star People: ‘Extraterrestrials’ from a Native American & First Nations Perspective

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By Arjun Walia | Collective Evolution

Another aspect of this society might have also dealt with extraterrestrial contact. I am not Native American, so when it comes to the topic of sharing beliefs from our very recent past from this culture, it’s best to leave it up to those who are direct descendants from where these stories permeated, and those who grew up around the Elders sharing them.

Stories of intelligent beings visiting our planet from the cosmos date back to the beginning of time, and span throughout several different cultures at various points in human history. Antiquity is filled with stories of beings, materials and flying objects that, according to modern day thinking, should not have existed.

When it comes to Native American ‘lore’ and extraterrestrials, they were commonly referred to as ‘Star Beings.’

For example, Richard Wagamese, One of Canada’s foremost authors and storytellers from the Wabaseemoong First Nation in Northwestern Ontario writes how:

“My people tell of Star People who came to us many generations ago. The Star people brought spiritual teachings and stories and maps of the cosmos and they offered these freely. They were kind, loving and set a great example. When they left us, my people say there was a loneliness like no other.” (source)

He goes on to write, “If Star People did come to the Ojibway, where did they go? Where did they come from? Who brought teachings to them? What scientific magic did they own that allowed them to make such an incredible journey – and is it possible for us?” 

Well, if you’re reading this Richard, based on my research, I believe they left because of the path the human race was on, one of destruction and, if we are able to restore balance and peace as well as  create an experience where all living beings can thrive in harmony, I believe they would return, at least the spiritual beings you speak of in your writing. But that’s just my opinion, one that’s based on years of research and intuitive feelings.

Another example comes from Stephane Wuttunee, who is a Plains Cree and French Canadian author and storyteller.  He wrote a piece for UFO digest in 2008, explaining that his perception and understanding “of the ET phenomena as a Native person and its global implications” comes from “having been partially raised within the culture itself.”

In his article, he makes a clear point to mention that, in his culture, they “give far greater attention to the seeking of the spiritual understanding of things rather than going after “the truth” as people from dominant cultures do. This is part of the reason why we tend to stand back and view or listen at first rather than bare in with questions or take the hard, direct approach.” (source)

I think it’s important to mention the spiritual understanding and implications are connected to this topic, especially with all of the fear propaganda that is continuously pumped out into the mainstream. Yes, it’s going to ruffle a lot of feathers and interfere with the belief systems of many, but sometimes it’s ok to put those aside to at least entertain another idea.

Wuttunee, like Wagamese, mentions the “Star People.” Stating that, while growing up, he heard of “distant relations and Star People living amongst the stars many times, mainly around campfires and during traditional ceremonies. Far from being anything to be feared, Star People was just another term I grew up around. I remember listening in awe and fascination at the thought of us having relations that lived off and outside our world, and sometimes spoke to them in my silent moments at night. I wanted to know who they were and what they looked like, if they had families like us etc. In all honesty, the only time I was exposed to “aliens” per se was when I would goto the outhouse and read the Weekly World News or National Enquirer. It wasn’t until my later teens that I discovered that people from the dominant cultures were talking about the same “people” as my elders did, though each side’s sense of perception of these people seemed radically different from one another.” 

He goes on two write about how his elders never really made any clear distinctions between extraterrestrials and the spirit world.

“In fact, at times I heard Aboriginal elders blend the two together and treat them as one, which I have to admit did kind of take me for a spin when I was young. Were our distant relations physical like us? Did they also exist amongst us in spirit? I had many unanswered questions, so I guess from a fairly young age I had some unraveling to do.”

He also points out how stories of abductions were not really spoken of, but rather stories of interactions with beings from other worlds and realms, mostly using telepathic communication and, sometimes, full on physical and friendly encounters.

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  1. natprophet@aol.com' galzu says:

    the star people left when we became infected with spiritual parasites that still feed on the special spiritual energy that our race of beings produce.

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