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Crow Creek Sioux - Government turning off their power

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posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 02:38 AM
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Crow Creek Sioux - Government turning off their power


twincities.indymedia.org

Right now people are forced to live without power in sub-zero temperatures on the Crow Creek Reservation.

Despite the bitter cold and wind, the young Crow Creek tribal chairman was taking a stand against the United States theft of any more Dakota lands, telling us “Crow Creek land is not for sale, and it never will be.

Though most of the Crow Creek reservation is situated within the poorest county in the United States
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posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 02:38 AM
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Where are our leaders and the media? This is happening today, everyday, throughout our country... time we start holding these people accountable and start stepping up and taking care of our own

Anyone who understands the history of the Dakota people since invasion and conquest cannot help but be stunned by this attack on the tribal lands of people who have already suffered so much. After the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, the U.S. federal government and the State of Minnesota initiated polices of genocide and ethnic cleansing against Dakota people in our beloved homeland. White Minnesotans hanged thirty-eight Dakota warriors, rounded-up and force-marched our populations to concentration camps in Mankato and Fort Snelling, then forcibly removed us from Minnesota to fulfill Governor Alexander Ramsey’s genocidal call for extermination or forced removal. Dakota people were loaded onto boats that went down the Mississippi River and then up the Missouri River on a journey that was so horrendous, a missionary at the time compared it to the Middle Passage of the slaves. Under gun and bayonet, our ancestors were brought to Crow Creek in 1863. Thus, Crow Creek began as a concentration camp.

The trauma to Dakota people only continued there. Within the first few months of arrival at Crow Creek, hundreds of Dakota people died from the dreadful conditions. In fact, the missionary John P. Williamson wrote “Nearly all the small children died in 1863.” The heartbreak from those events are still felt today. The people of Crow Creek live with that legacy, as do the rest of us with ancestors who were subjugated on these lands. After 1862, the United States government left our people with so little. Now, even what little we have is under attack again.

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posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 03:30 AM
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wow! that is an amazing story* it is reminisant fo nazi germany, sad to say* ive always liked indians and repsected the,. yes im a white american, ut i too later in life, learned of US history properly* people like General custard. it is a shame, that the government here fircibly tok the land form the indians..another reason i refuse to celebrate thanksgiving...whats their to be thankful for? Pilgrims had dinner witht he indains for one day, and then slaughtered em all, more or less.
to me, i love america, but the ladn, rightfuly, belongs to the indians* thats the truth wether you like it or not.



posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 05:53 AM
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Many Europeans and hence Americans have that little "Nazi" in them waiting to use its "final solution". Denying our blood and inheritance, the sins of our fathers is ignorant - if a man is unaware of it, the circle of evil just reconnects and it goes over and over again.

I see many posters here saying in denial "I have done nothing wrong - not my problem" for wrongdoings of their elders. Not understanding why the violence and genocide happened or simply denying it will make it happen again - it can so easily be provoked today just as in dark ages.



posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 06:20 AM
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You have no rights! the government does what ever it deems fit. Yeah I think its total BS what they've done to the indiginus people of America and their land. The american government lets big corperations desicrate the land in the name of the all mighty greenback. I love America but I seriously hate the government. If there were ever an uprising I'd join in a heartbeat. Every day I hope for the collapse of the economy. I have major psyhotic hatetred for this great hypocracy call the united states of America.



posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 06:52 AM
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is there any way us common everyday americans help these people get some warmth???

sounds like the op is rather close, or one of this group, so, well....if you can think of any way we can help, let us know...

didn't obama just give the native americans a large sum of money??? what is this anyways, ya, here's some money, we'll just come take it back after you freeze to death, or was that money just for select tribes that they saw worthy of it, like welfare is?



posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 07:00 AM
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I can't find any info on why the IRS thinks they owe them money. It seems to me that it isnt possible since the Crow/dakota are a sovereign nation.
What strikes me as odd is how certain tribes like the Seminole open casinos and can support the entire tribe from the profits. Others are sitting in squalor with no electricity. I feel very badly for the plight of our indigenous tribes either way. Too much money can destroy a people as surely as destitution. I wish them luck as I have no financial resources to help with.

[edit on 20-12-2009 by Asktheanimals]



posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 07:11 AM
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This is the reason why the Sioux are known as the Fighting Sioux ... if they lived on the Rosebud or Standing Rock area they'd have enough funds to pay the IRS from their Casino profits.



posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 07:20 AM
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Originally posted by dawnstar
is there any way us common everyday americans help these people get some warmth???

sounds like the op is rather close, or one of this group, so, well....if you can think of any way we can help, let us know...


here is some more info on how to help

how you can help Crow Creek Sioux

thankyou




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