"The birth of the white buffalo calf in the Yellowstone has captivated the world. For it to take place within the only continuously-wild herds of buffalo is tremendous," said James Holt, executive director for Buffalo Field Campaign. "I'm honored the Campaign will, once again, host Chief Arvol Looking Horse. I hope this sacred occurrence will aide the plight of wild buffalo, for their existence is needed by all beings, especially here in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem."

When: Wednesday, June 26, 2024, 11 AM

Where: Buffalo Field Campaign headquarters, 14365 Hebgen Lake Road, West Yellowstone, Montana 59758

Who: Chief Arvol Looking Horse, 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe and Bundle will lead a gathering to honor the birth of a white buffalo calf in Yellowstone.

Why: On June 4, a sacred white buffalo calf was born in Lamar Valley in Yellowstone National Park, home to the only continuously wild buffalo population in the United States. The birth of this sacred being is held in the highest regard by Indigenous peoples across North America.

Buffalo Field Campaign is encouraging everyone attending to be self-sufficient. Please bring chairs, blankets, bottles for water, food, snacks, and any additional provisions you may require. Camping is limited onsite. Please RSVP for camping space by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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A message from BFC’s Vice President, J. Dallas Gudgell, on the birth of the sacred white buffalo calf:

“Our non-human relatives, especially our four legged relatives, have been talking to us for several decades now, about a sustainable future on Mother Earth. No louder message for native peoples and tribal nations than the birth of this White Buffalo Calf to the Wild Yellowstone herd. It is time for Tribal Nations to come together to honor each of our traditional lifeways, our shared history, our shared traditional ecological knowledge and now, guide a sustainable future - as part of the natural world - in harmony and balance with the principles of coexistence, respect, responsibility, restoration, reciprocity and humility.”

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