The prophecy of the Seventh Generation is common to many first nations. According to the prophecy, after seven generations of living in close contact with the Europeans, the first nations would see the day when the elm trees would die. The prophecy said that animals would be born strange and deformed, their limbs twisted out of shape. Huge stone monsters would tear open the face of the Earth. The rivers would burn aflame. The air would burn the eyes of man. According to the prophecy of the Seventh Generation of the First Nations would see the day when birds would fall from the sky, the fish would die in the water, and man would grow ashamed of the way that he had treated his mother and provider, the Earth. Finally, according to this prophecy, after seven generations of living in close contact with the Europeans, the First Nations would rise up and demand that their rights and stewardship over the Earth be respected and restored. According to the wisdom of this prophecy, men and women would one day turn to the First nations, and particularly to the eastern door of the Confederacy, for both guidance and direction. It is up to the present generation of youth of the first Nations to provide leadership and example to all who have failed. The children of the First Nations are the seventh generation.
Legend of the Lakota Sioux
Meeting of Minds July 2013