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Originally posted by Zoltan
Forced to accept all of the government manipulative and devisive tactics, our Native Indians have been pushed into becoming consumers rather than the efficient hunter/gatherer people they originally were. They have less freedoms than you do. For one thing, you have been permitted to retain your white man mindset of ignorance and consumer greed. That "freedom" is still yours and you're allowed to have it. But Native Indians are not permitted the freedom to think as their culture has taught them. (Do you even know what their culture has taught them?)
Pine Ridge Reservation and Off Reservation Trust
Jackson Co 1,205 total; 170 unemployed; 755 in poverty
Shannon Co 11,680 total; 1270 unemployed; 6010 in poverty
Source: Native American Data from 2000 Census
"The "TREATY" (True Revolution for Elders, Ancestors, Treaties and Youth) program for autonomy, self-sufficiency, and environmental protection was launched by Indians on the Pine Ridge Reservation; AIM found it crucial to link the issue of their own sovereignty to environmental concerns . A.I.M. strongly believes that to have Indian land rightfully returned to the Native communites practising traditional, spiritual and ecologically respectful lifestyles is crucial ...
Source: Deloria, Vine jr. Behind the Trail of Broken Treaaties: An Indian Declaration of Independence, University of Texas Press, Austin, 2nd edition, 1984, page 216-217.
Originally posted by Zoltan
White man has developed the means to force the extinction of our Native Americans. When environmentalists work to save a threatened species, we provide the indigenous habitat for the species to survive. We saved the Spotted Owl. Why can't white man do the same for our Native Indians?
Originally posted by Odessy
also, and a little off topic..
Americans killed like 16 million Indians when we colonized the nation and expanded from coast to coast.
so its not surprising that more than 6 million jews were killed.
human history is sad, and repeats itself.
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2007 23:43:27 -0500
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To: "Elizabeth Wood"
Subject: Pilameya - thank you - for your support
Friends and Allies;
Thank you all for your expressions of encouragement, support and solidarity. At this time, we are putting together information for supporters of Lakota Freedom. In order to best serve our mutual needs, we'd like to provide the following information and make the following requests.
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Pilameya - thank you!
After 150 years of colonial enforcement, when you back people into a corner there is only one alternative. That alternative is to bring freedom back into existence by taking it back - back to the love of freedom, to our lifeway. Canupa Gluha Mani
On Dec 21, 2007 12:01 AM, Elizabeth Wood wrote:
I belong to a discussion forum called, www.abovetopsecret.com .
You have many supporters there, not only in the U.S. but many other countries. There are questions being raised that I think only a member of the Lakota tribe can answer. Would you kindly accept this invitation and join us there? We would be honored.
Here is the topic link
Originally posted by E†E
We had no locks nor keys and therefore among us there were no thieves.
When someone was so poor that he couldn't afford a horse, a tent or a blanket,
The tipi was durable, provided warmth and comfort in winter, was dry during heavy rains, and was cool in the heat of summer. Tipis could be disassembled and packed away quickly when a tribe decided to move, and could be reconstructed quickly when the tribe settled in a new area.