thejouney. . . 

Raised in a loving Christian home, Kelly has always had a strong faith.   As a young adult, the dysfunctional labels and often punitive consequences associated with educational, racial, social, and religious divisions in our social systems greatly disturbed her. 

In 1996, a friend invited Kelly to come to a Native American ceremony called a sweat lodge.  Deeply grounded in her faith as a Christian, it took Kelly two years to decide to participate. 

The sweat lodge ceremony profoundly transformed her life. 

Kelly realized, there is more than one “right name” for God; Creator, Allah, Abba, Baha’, Brahma, Yahweh, Elohim, Immanuel, Waheguru.  The name for God is Love. 

1 John 4:16

“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.”

Matthew 25:40

The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

Since a small girl, Kelly has known Creator gave her a strong life purpose and that early life struggles would prepare her for her future mission.  To do this, she must first heal herself.   

For many years, through counsel and prayer, Lakota Chief Spotted Eagle [Wambli Gleska Itazncan, Ihanktonwanna (Little Yankton) Hukpati Band has helped her through the challenges and celebrations of her journey, to use the gift of Sacred Art that Creator gave her.  In ceremony, Kelly was given the Spirit name, Pretty WhiteLight Feather Woman [Wiyaka San Izanzan Waste Win.] 

It is with deep gratitude and respect for First Nations people and reverence to Mother Earth and ALL of our relations; WhiteLight Feather offers her heart as an invitation for the feminine to rise and  to unite all nations as we mend the Sacred Hoop of LIFE. 

It is time to love, to heal, to restore the heartbeat of the world.

thepearlproject. . .

During her “vision quest” (which Lakota People call a “fast”), she was told to paint large, that, while two-dimensional, her paintings were to have a three-dimensional impact; healing.  Later, a vision showed her paintings to be the size of mountains and skyscrapers and many would gather in love.  

A monumental Light Show will feature images of White Feather Art  paintings inspired by the Lakota walk of WhiteLight Feather, to bring PEACE on EARTH.

The PEARL project sets the stage for the FEMININE to lead through inspirational Arts and Humor.  [People Engaging in the Arts Rejoicing in Life]  It is time for the feminine to rise and teach the world how to lead from the heart.  First Nations Drum Circles are invited to participate in ceremony, bringing to life the united heartbeat of the people.  The PEARL Project honors First Nations People, the caretakers of Mother Earth who are teaching REVERENCE and HEALING for All our relations . . . people UNITED through our voices, through our hearts, through the drums of many nations, as ONE NATION -- a NEW NATION of PEACE.

The first location to host and honor the PEARL Project celebration will be selected in Iowa, the heartland of North America and the home of WhiteLight Feather. The FEMININE shall RISE to return balance to the Earth and teach the world how to lead from the HEART, with love.   

When WhiteLight Feather asked the Creator,

"Why me?  I feel like a little kid, I don't feel qualified." the answer was, "That's why." 

It is time to embrace child-like innocence, purity.

The PEARL project is restoring “child-like” INNOCENCE and PURITY within the EARTH and in the PEOPLE.  It is through learning to truly love ourselves, that we learn to love each other.  This is what will bring PEACE to our world . . . love.   

The Arts and Humor  are the direct pathway to the soul. 

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.

Chief Spotted Eagle Man [Wanbli Gleska Wicasa Itancan]    


Through prayers, meditation, and belief, do dreams come about....My legal name is,     Lester Obago. Spirit, knows me as Lakota Chief Spotted Eagle Wicasa [Wanbli Gleska Wicasa Itancan, Ihanktonwana; Little Yankton Hukpati Band] For the spelling impaired…. (Itachan...means Chief). This program, has been a shared dream. My sister Kelly has put    this dream, and history on canvas. I am A Vietnam Vet....and I love my sister Kelly. I take pride and responsibility for helping my sister in her quest only because, she has my love    and support....and, she loves! 


I don't trust anyone who doesn't laugh.”

                                                            ― Maya Angelou

Chief Spotted Eagle has strongly influenced the Lakota names of WhiteLight Feather paintings.  Trusting Creator, WhiteLight Feather offers each painting in prayer. 

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