Native Americans

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Okay all you non-native americans, listen up

They were here first

This is their Home Land

We non-natives are immigrants

We non-natives stole it from them

Then we put them in prisons

They have no rights

We non-natives are Guests

As all guests do we stink after 3 days

It is time to free them

To pay back what we owe

Our debt is HUGE

The first payment is RESPECT

The next payment, due tomorrow is

annulment of plenary power

They live at the whim of Congress

They have no recourse through the Courts like you

Black’s, Latino’s others of “color” think they have it bad, try being a Native

The World is just now awakening to just what this Empire is all about, Killing

Natives have known of this for 100’s of years

Their tears have fallen like rain for centuries

All of North America, All of Turtle Island belongs to them

Their grief is our shame

We are guilty of mass genocide

We think Flint’s water crisis is a crime

What we have done on the Navajo Nations land and others is a sin

Praying to your gawd for absolution of this sin does nothing

The only worse place to live than a reservation in the america’s is Haiti, reservations don’t even classify as ghetto’s…where is the shame?

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To our elders who teach us of our creation and of our past so that we may preserve it for ancestors yet to come*

This is dedicated to our relatives before us, thousands of years ago
And to the 150 million who were exterminated across the Western Hemisphere in the first four hundred year’s time, starting in 1492

To those who have kept their homelands
And to the nations extinct due to mass slaughter, slavery, deportation and disease unknown to them
And to the ones who are subjected to the same treatment today

To those who survived the relocations
And those who died along the way

To those who carry on traditions and live strong among their people
To those who left their communities by force or by choice and through generations no longer know who they are

To those who search and never find
To those who turn away the so-called “non-accepted”
To those who bring us together
And to those living outside, keeping touch, the voice for many

To those that make it back to live and fight the struggles of their people
To those that give up
And those who do not care

To those who abuse themselves and others
And those who revive again
To those who are physically, mentally, or spiritually incapable, by accident or by birth

To those who seek strength in our spirituality and way of life
To those who exploit it
– even our own

To those who fall for the lies and join the dividing lines that keep us fighting amongst each other

To the outsiders who step in
– good or bad
And those of us who don’t know better

To the leaders and prisoners of war, politics, crime, race and religion
– innocent or guilty

To the young
The old
The living
And the dead

To our brothers and sisters in all living things across Mother Earth and her beauty we’ve destroyed and denied the honour that the Creator has given each individual:
The truth that lies in our hearts

Ulali – All My Relations Lyrics

Artist: Ulali

Album: Mahk Jchi
All my relations

The song “All My Relatives” is at the end of the sound track…

Handsome Lake was a very real man and his story is told in this song by Robbie Robertson. The Code of Handsome Lake is on line and may be read and or downloaded as a PDF. I recommend those that wish to understand Native Americans this is a good place to start…http://www.sacred-texts.com/nam/iro/parker/

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The movie “Smoke Signals” is a fun and sad movie, the stories told by Thomas are wonderfulness to the extreme…with the acting of Gary Farmer, who is amazing, totally amazing…a must own movie…

The movie “Pow Wow Highway” is a Grand movie with, again, Gary Farmer who should have won an Oscar for his work…produced by George Harrison…another must own movie…

Maybe if you own these movies, watch them, study them, you’ll see a glimpse of Native Americans…I have owned them and have given them away as gifts for those that need to see…

This is a report issued by Indian Country Media Today. If they want me to take it down I will.

ICMN-Heroes-of-Native-Resistance

…and then there is this…

Apocalypse Prophecies: Native End of the World Teachings – Indian Country Media Network

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Chief Joseph

I use this with respect

He says what I feel

to this day, nothing has changed from what he spoke

he says we are all from the same Mother

to this day, they still are not free or treated like us

WHY ?

http://www.spokaneoutdoors.com/josephspeech.htm

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3/14/16

…as noted on the page “My Family Tree” my Great Grandfather was the legal counsel for Lone Wolf in the case Lone Wolf vs Hitchcock before the Supreme Court…he lost the case…what the case establish though was Plenary Power of the Congress over Native American affairs…since then Native Americans live in “Trust” and the over-sight of Congress, they live at the whim of Congress, they are not Free, they are not a part of America, they are held separate from all others…because it is not under the Judiciary it is not seen as punishment, it as not seen as a sentencing against them, they are none the less in prison, politely called or titled Reservations, yes they can vote but it is without a doubt a very restricted life without self-determination unlike you and I who can do pretty much as we choose…recently here in Arizona there was a movement within Congress to let a non-american company develop a copper mine within sacred grounds of a Native Tribe, this is not “Trust”, there is also the question of the damage to the waters below ground in this area of the desert where water is priceless, this is not “Trust”…what was attempted and may still happen is an exploitation of American soil by a non-american company an exploitation of Native American Rights by saying that if it isn’t on the REZ then they have no claim(s) to the lands as sacred; all of the Planet Earth is sacred, in some areas all around the globe have been used by indigenous people’s for ceremonial purposes…this is a display of greed so blatant and gross it is almost unfathomable to believe, this is a moral outrage against not only Native Americans but all Americans…the Lone Wolf decision must be over-turned, these people must be set Free from the prison of Congress, it is outrageous discrimination at best…

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This is A Big Deal

http://www.sott.net/article/314231-Arizona-congressman-furious-he-cannot-give-sacred-Apache-land-to-copper-mining-company

(the text is quoted from the article)

An Arizona congressman is angry that sacred Apache land will continue to remain listed in the National Register of Historic Places, according to Tucson Weekly.

Republican Rep. Paul Gosar and Sen. John McCain had joined forces with Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick in an effort to sell off the ancestral Native American land, known as Oak Flat or Chi’chil Bildagoteel to the Apache community, to mining firm Resolution Copper, owned by an Australian-British corporation.

According to the New York Times, it would have been the first time in history Native American lands would have been handed over to a foreign company by Congress. The site has long been used for Apache coming-of-age ceremonies, particularly for girls.

Gosar claims it is not a holy site, despite Apache claims to it and historical evidence. “Oak Flat has never been a sacred site, as confirmed by the local tribe’s own former historian,” Gosar wrote. “Yet, Obama’s minions are hell-bent on sabotaging an important mining effort by listing a small, public campground 20 miles away from the nearest tribe’s reservation as a historic site.”

I am in Arizona, I moved here when I was 8 years old in 1959

My Mother’s family first moved here in 1926

To Those That “Represent” Arizona

Dear fellow Zonies in our Government

And you want to do this to the Grand Canyon too?

What about the water table under this land?

Here in the desert water is more precious than gold or diamonds.

What do you not understand, the whole Planet is Sacred.

Why are you hell bent on destroying everything you lay eyes on?

Can you not see?

Is the only thing you understand is killing things?

I pray to your Gawd you learn to open your eye’s.

Lone Wolf vs Hitchcock must be over turned NOW!

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I am loading onto this page 4 PDF files concerning the Lone Wolf vs Hitchcock decision…just click on the blue highlighted link and they will open onto a different page…it is my hope that if people understood the decision then they would also understand the amount of discrimination Native Americans are subjected to

Encyclopedia of the Great Plains | LONE WOLF V. HITCHCOCK

Lone Wolf v. Hitchcock – Wikipedia

Lone Wolf v. Hitchcock (full text) :: 187 U.S. 553 (1903) :: Justia US Supreme Court Center

Lone Wolf v. Hitchcock :: 187 U.S. 553 (1903) :: Justia US Supreme Court Center

…I post comments on a few sites across the web, this is a posting by someone I am not familiar with and the approach to the subject of Native Americans is not one I’ve read of before. It is quite extraordinary in it’s scope of knowledge of our collective beginnings. I hope it provides everyone with usable insights…

Alex_Ugur

In regard to the Headline Photo ‘All Lives Don’t Matter, until Black Lives Matter’ :
Here’s why All Lives Matter; and in the final analysis, it all has to do with the wilful neglect of the legal fundamentals enshrined in the Magna Carta and it’s largely forgotten subsection, the Charter of the Forest.
1. Any social movement requires widespread solidarity in order to formulate achievable goals that can be enshrined in legal terms. Calling out victimhood maybe a good rallying call, but it has no vision beyond the immediate grievances, limited solely to those addressed.
2. Black Lives Matter is not proactive. It is a reaction to many very serious symptoms of a cruelly invasive social structure. In this light, it is a symptom of a symptom. However, this is not to say that it is of no use. In biology, a fever is a symptom of a viral infection that has the power (at risk of the death of the host body) to kill off a viral attack by overheating it… The same way that public grievances boiled over and caused the Storming of the Bastille (and Robespierre’s Reign of Terror, that nearly killed the French Revolution).
3. When Standing Rock hit the news, there were no calls for Indigenous Lives Matter, yet it is America’s indigenous population that is currently suffering under the end stages of Settler Colonialism and Ethnic Cleansing.
4. It is an analysis of the methods and value systems of settler colonialism that gives us clear clues as to what was lost in terms of social structure and therefore what might be extrapolated as an inclusive alternative, a proven sustainable alternative that Indigenous Americans enjoyed before colonialism, as did the indigenous English before the settler colonialism of William the Conqueror and the following reign of Norman Kings. Before William, there was such a thing as the commons and the rights of ordinary free folk to avail of those commons. However, successive kings privatised more and more land, until the king considered somewhere between a quarter and a third of all English lands as his private playground…. Leaving the commoners to perish, due to their exclusion from the bounty of those lands. The resultant unrest brought about the most important democratic document of our times, the Magna Carta, some 800 years ago. What is less known is that the Magna Carta included the Charter of the Forest, which guaranteed the rights and protections of both the commons and of the commoners. Over these 800 years, however, in the interests of Landlordism and large scale industry, this landmark legal document has been increasingly undermined, to the extent of now being virtually non-existent, except for an old parchment on which it is written.

A few words on the failures of both Capitalism and Communism, and on the suppression of a centuries-old proven alternative to both:

THE CHARTER OF THE FOREST
A vital, but deliberately neglected part of the Magna Carta, the Charter of the Forest will celebrate its 800th anniversary this year,
on 6th November, 2017.
So why is the charter so important and why, over the last 800 years, have those in power increasingly denied its implementation?
Throughout the last century, talk of freedom has been derailed and been presented as a false dichotomy, as an either/or argument between capitalism and communism, whilst ignoring where the real freedom lies:
Communism is no alternative to capitalism, as both come from the same mindset: a collective policy to own and control, whereby the collective in both system variants is usually a close-knit cabal that pretends to operate in the interests of the general public. Both were -and are- imperialistic in foreign policy. And domestically, as well as in terms of colonialism, Privatisation by corporations, banks, big business, inherited wealth, or the state is no different than Collective Control by the ‘party’, the ideological elite, or the state: the commons are taken into control and access manipulated by those in power, in order to deny free access to the average citizen and thereby to have leverage over such citizens.
In legal terms, the real opposite, the real alternative, can be found within the Magna Carta as a subsection called Charter of the Forest.
The Magna Carta originally existed through four charters, two of which were ‘lost’. Parchments of the final Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forest have survived; they were used to control the King and simultaneously used to set down a legal framework for managing the lands, a huge part of which were traditionally freely available to the commoners and were to be reinstated as such. They were to remain under continued care of the commoners, ie the areas were to be of benefit to all, in a self sustaining and self
replenishing form. Clearly, the Lords and the King, when negotiating, were not only looking for allies, but understood that commoning was an empowering, a productive and yet self sustaining way of doing things and that it therefore needed protection from the abuses of those in power. Considering what people once had in the commons, all the current abuses and ravages are clearly identifiable as being caused -or set in train- by the capitalist or communist collective mindset, take your pick.
Commoning (or variations thereon pre-dating the rule of Law) is something that has worked for mankind for over 200,000 years, whereas the enclosures acts (or similar controls, all equalling ‘privatisation’) and the industrial revolution, ideologically acted-out both within capitalism and communism, have largely managed to take into possession and destroy much of the global commons (our wider natural habitat) in a mere 300 years.
So now I wonder if in the public sphere there will be any attention paid to this incredibly important anniversary of the Charter of the Forest; a charter, which in the absolutist corruption of our current times would prove to be a real game changer?
What will you be doing on November 6th?