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Photo and interview by @martinschoeller

Religion: Nuyagi Keetoowah Society
Ray Evans Harrell: I grew up in the O-Gah-Pah Nation in the current state of Oklahoma. Indian religions were banned in 1883, so I grew up in the Indian Baptist community of Picher, Oklahoma, directed music in churches and ended up studying in New York. In 1978 President Jimmy Carter signed the Freedom of Religion Act for American Indians and so for the first time we were able to "come out", so to speak. We started having prayer circles on a roof down on White street in Manhattan.

I became the apprentice to a Cherokee Medicine Priest and am now the Priest for the Nuyagi Keetoowah Society. Our job is to uphold and bring back the knowledge of our culture. We obviously are not farmers and hunters, we are urban people, I am an opera singer, we're developing something in the present to live in this tradition.

Our worship is meant to acquaint you with how to sense the environment in non-visual ways because one is really tied to whether something exists, by whether they can see it. Our religion is holistic in that it involves all seven senses.
We meet at a Stomp ground and light three fires. We build a cornmeal circle and there are seven directions that we include because they represent the front, the back, the left, the right, the up, the down, the center. And then the eighth direction is to the universe. We call it a Medicine Wheel.

It symbolizes that individually we are inadequate, we are limited. But when we put the circle together we can conceive of the whole of the reality, discover a greater truth for ourselves.
Our message is that you are responsible for yourself and nobody escapes responsibility for what they do. The world is your teacher and you are to understand that you are a part of the Creator.
Everything is a part of everything.

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Photo by @udta_firta
Excellent timing, bird. 👏 #WHPhidden


Top Shot: Summer Bear | Photograph by Erik Mandre
#YourShotPhotographer Erik Mandre captured this serene moment of a bear during summertime. “I love this moment you are capturing here — I am glad you are shooting this frame with a 400mm lens, because you definitely have this bear’s attention,” writes Your Shot Producer David Y. Lee. “From this distance, this bear is cute standing on its rear legs. But I can only imagine how quickly that energy would change if it decided you were a threat… This is one scene I never want to see when I go camping.” This image was selected for the Daily Dozen on August 13, 2018.

Top Shot features the photo with the most votes from the previous day’s Daily Dozen, 12 photos chosen by the Your Shot editors from thousands of recent uploads. Our community votes for their favorite photo from the selection, and the Top Shot is showcased on the @natgeoyourshot Instagram account


#FotoDelDía | Una leona cuida de sus cachorros en Botswana. "Uno de los cachorros nadaba con dificultad, y el otro directamente no podía, así que la leona se lo llevó a la boca", comentó el fotógrafo de @natgeoyourshot, Connie Bowen.
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Photo by @taylorglenn // Steeple Peak is momentarily shaded by a cloud with the incredible wall of East Temple standing proudly behind, Southern Wind River Range, Wyoming. There are few things as beautiful as the interplay of light and shadow in the mountains. Follow @taylorglenn for more around our amazing planet #wyoming #windriverrange #alpine



Photo and caption by 陳彥宇⠀

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Wrapping up a crazy long weekend in San Francisco at the Outside Lands festival with @chase Sapphire #ad⁣⁣⁣
Between seeing Janet Jackson play Rhythm Nation live to stuffing my face with lobster rolls ⁣⁣⁣
I managed to find some solace from the crowds at the Sapphire Lounge. Sapphire cardmembers were granted exclusive access to⁣⁣⁣
the Sapphire Lounge, which transformed into a culinary haven with local hot spots for food and beverage pairings every day of the festival at 6pm for Sapphire at Six 🍻😀 #chasesapphire #sapphireinsider #outsidelands


How amazing is this waterfall in Norway??? 💚💚💚
Picture by ✨✨@skeye_photo✨✨
#wonderful_places for a feature 💚


#followmeto romantic nights with @natalyosmann in Paris.
What is the most romantic thing you have done for your beloved one?? Personally I think that I am an ideal husband and do romantic things to Nataly every day! (Don’t ask her!!!))😂
#следуйзамной на романтический вечер с женой @natalyosmann.
Что самое романтичное что вы делали для любимого человека? Я думаю, что я идеальный муж и делаю романтические сюрпризы каждый день! (Только у Наташи не спрашивайте)


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