The right to
carry the Northern Cheyenne Flute was given to Phillip by Spiritual
Leader Lee Lone Bear and the right was given to him by Grover Wolf
Voice who was a Flute Carrier among the Northern Cheyenne.
The Flute performance
is incorporated into the presentations, with the sharing of the
Flute Story as was told to Phillip. After the story, Phillip encourages
the audience participation by closing their eyes and visualizing
the story, while he plays the flute.
Story” shares the message of “Finding your Gift in Life”
and tells the story of a woodpecker that was frustrated and angry
because he could not make beautiful music like the other birds,
the only thing he could do was put holes in trees and carve wood.
The story goes on to share how the woodpecker found his gift in
life and how unique and special he was.