Posted by: Mark Nielsen | February 20, 2013

I only met Richard Twiss once, at the 2011 Wild Goose Festival, but he was the genuine article. Heard an interview or two over the years as well. I only wish I knew a Lakota Sioux blessing to offer… but then, that might be inauthentic coming from me, anyway. I’ve burned some sage, and that will have to be enough. Fare forward, Richard.


Many of us are grieving the loss of good friend and co-worker for the kingdom Richard Twiss. I am sure that many of you have already heard he died this morning from a massive heart attack. Richard and his wife Katherine, open the eyes of many of us to the challenges faced by indigenous peoples im many countries, especially that of Native Americans here in the U.S. He will be greatly missed. The quote below was posted on Facebook this morning.

The Passing of Richard Leo Twiss, Taoyate Obnajin “He Stands with his People”

As of Saturday, February 9, 2013 Richard Leo Twiss, Lakota, co-founder and President of Wiconi International, passed into the eternal kingdom of the Creator as he took up the journey of life on the other side, to be with the Lord whom he loved and served so diligently on this side of life.
Richard walked…

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