Originally posted by samspin
We are all in grave danger, including all animals, and even the land. We may not have much time left.
Originally posted by samspin
your getting hostile bear and thats not good.
how dare you adopt the anishinabe word for bear
and then defend a race that is in the progress of exterminating native americans.
Elder William Commanda believes that it is of crucial importance at this time that all the children of Mother Earth learn to come together with one heart, one mind, one love and one determination, and create the fitting legacy for all our children and our children’s children:
A Circle of All Nations: A Culture of Peace
they are up there spraying their cowardly weapons in order to exterminate native americans. screw their cowardly pass over. the poor cowards.
Originally posted by samspin
i am looking out for all races.
Originally posted by samspin
bear, you are white
leave me alone
i'm tired of dealing with the negativity
screw your thoughts centered on brotherhood. its all a bunch of bull.
it is absolutely degrading to have to deal with the whites
it is absolutely degrading.
that time machine fell into the wrong hands. non whites are paying for it.
While the word race is now widely used in everyday language, it is of recent origin. It is not to be confused with the term "racial discrimination," which focuses on behaviour, nor with the concept of ethnocentrism (the belief that ones own ethnic group is superior to others). While racism focuses on the biological differences among humans, prejudice can be linked to social or cultural aspects.
The Idea of Races
"Race" first appeared in the English language around the 17th century. North Americans began to use the term in their scientific writings by the late 18th century. Racism was developed and popularized by scientists in the 19th century, as they were regarded as purveyors of truth. At the time this ideology also explained political and economic conflicts in various parts of the world and legitimized the dominant role of British capitalism in the world economic system. Racism is universal and is evident in many different ethno-racial groups. It is not limited to white groups.
By the mid-19th century, there was general agreement that the worlds population could be divided into a variety of races: groups of people who shared similar phenotypical attributes, eg, skin colour, hair texture. This process of race categorization is referred to as racialization and is necessary for the emergence of racism as an ideology.
An ideology based on the idea that humans can be separated into distinct racial groups and that these groups can be ranked on a hierarchy of intelligence, ability, morality etc.
RACISM AND RACIAL DISCRIMINATION are a clear affront to the fundamental truth that "all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights". Yet, six decades after the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) and four decades after the entry into force of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (1969), the principles of equality and non-discrimination are still far from a universal reality.
We are sorry to have to tell you that GWC is still not feeling very well and, further to consultation with his doctor, we have decided not to tax his strength further at this time, but rather to let him put his energies into his recovery.
My greetings to Your Excellencies, and Honoured Guests:
I send my deep regrets that I am not able to be with you all on this special occasion. At ninety five, your body does not always allow you do all the things you might wish.
When I look back at history over the years, I continue to be inspired by those who have contributed to strengthening respect for Mother Earth, promoting harmony amongst peoples and nations, and building a strong social safety net for all. These were the fundamental values of my ancestors, and I bring their dreams for a better world for all to this prayer at the May 2009 Order of Canada Investiture Ceremony. I am glad to be the face of the First Peoples amongst so many who serve society with passion and commitment. I offer my congratulations to them and wish them well in the effort to secure a better future for all. Our ancestral prophecies foretold the day when the all the peoples of the world would unite in Turtle Island to create such a world, and on a day like today, despite the darkness that surrounds us, I feel the strength of their conviction that a better world will emerge with the efforts of individuals.
Megwetch to you all for this hope. Merci. Ginawaydaganuc- We Are All Connected.
Originally posted by masquaThe Seventh Prophet was younger than the others who had come and there was a glowing light from his eyes. He said that there would come a time when the waters had been so poisoned that the animals and plants that lived there would fall sick and begin to die. Much of the forests and prairies would be gone so the air would begin to lose the power of life. The way of the mind brought to the red, black, and yellow nation by the white nation would bring danger to the whole eart. In this time there will be a new people who will emerge from the clouds of illusion. They will retrace their steps to find the treasures that had been left by the trail. The stories that had been lost will be returned to them. They will remember the Original Instructions and find strength in the way of the circle. Their search will take them to the elders and the new people will ask for guidance. But many of the elders will have walked the Path of the Souls to the Star Web. Many elders will have forgotten their wisdom and they will not be able to help. Some of the elders will be silent because no one has asked them for their wisdom.
For generations, Blackfoot peoples would use sacred bundles in elaborate and secret ceremonies that tied the northern plains Indians to the land and instilled a sense of history and social order in the community.
But over the years, the sacred bundles made their way into the hands of museum curators and private collectors around the world, as native bands wrestled with the loss of the bison, modernization and dwindling homegrown interest in cultural traditions.
“Normally, those items are very precious, but with the economic times they were facing, there was starvation, and now it's a different generation that's embracing our culture and trying to make sure it doesn't happen again,” Rick Tailfeathers, a spokesman for the Blood Tribe in Southern Alberta, said.
Thursday night, aboriginal leaders will be joined by Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach, former premier and honorary chief Ralph Klein and others, in Lethbridge, to celebrate a unique legislative effort that has helped return more than 100 scared bundles containing 200 ceremonial objects to bands in the Blackfoot Confederacy.
There would come a time when the "keepers of the legend, stories, culture rituals, and myths, and all the Ancient Tribal Customs" would be needed to restore us to health. They would be mankinds’ key to survival, they were the "Warriors of the Rainbow". There would come a day of awakening when all the peoples of all the tribes would form a New World of Justice, Peace, Freedom and recognition of the Great Spirit.
The "Warriors of the Rainbow" would spread these messages and teach all peoples of the Earth or "Elohi". They would teach them how to live the "Way of the Great Spirit". They would tell them of how the world today has turned away from the Great Spirit and that is why our Earth is "Sick".
The "Warriors of the Rainbow" would show the peoples that this "Ancient Being" (the Great Spirit), is full of love and understanding, and teach them how to make the "Earth or Elohi" beautiful again. These Warriors would give the people principles or rules to follow to make their path right with the world. These principles would be those of the Ancient Tribes. The Warriors of the Rainbow would teach the people of the ancient practices of Unity, Love and Understanding. They would teach of Harmony among people in all four comers of the Earth.
Like the Ancient Tribes, they would teach the peoples how to pray to the Great Spirit with love that flows like the beautiful mountain stream, and flows along the path to the ocean of life. Once again, they would be able to feel joy in solitude and in councils. They would be free of petty jealousies and love all mankind as their brothers, regardless of color, race or religion. They would feel happiness enter their hearts, and become as one with the entire human race. Their hearts would be pure and radiate warmth, understanding and respect for all mankind, Nature, and the Great Spirit. They would once again fill their minds, hearts, souls, and deeds with the purest of thoughts. They would seek the beauty of the Master of Life - the Great Spirit! They would find strength and beauty in prayer and the solitudes of life.