LAST REAL INDIANS

If people are genuinely interested in honoring Indians, try getting your government to live up to the more than 400 treaties it signed with our nations. Try respecting our religious freedom which has been repeatedly denied in federal courts. Try stopping the ongoing theft of Indian water and other natural resources. Try reversing your colonial process that relegates us to the most impoverished, polluted, and desperate conditions in this country… Try understanding that the mascot issue is only the tip of a very huge problem of continuing racism against American Indians. Then maybe your [“honors”] will mean something. Until then, it’s just so much superficial, hypocritical puffery. People should remember that an honor isn’t born when it parts the honorer’s lips, it is born when it is accepted in the honoree’s ear.

Glenn T.Morris

Colorado AIM, 1992

things you can read up on and do now:

-help the Lakota save our sacred land

about: Black Hills Auction: Saving Pe’Sla

do: donate what money you can to help buy back the sacred land - Pe’Sla: Help Save Lakota Sioux Sacred Land

-Northwest Tribes Fight for Treaty Rights in Face of Coal-Trasport Plan

-Go to Indian Country Today Media Network to read up on the latest news and see how you can plug in and support

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Links! For those who claim Natives are just about making people feel guilty.

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