833 posts tagged Indigenous
Three Police Guns and a Baby, By Cindy Gomez-Schempp
On July 25, 2014, 13 Fargo, ND police officers were dispatched to arrest one 15 year old girl. She claimed Fargo police used excessive force. Officers said they smelled marijuana. She reportedly told officers she was retrieving her sister’s phone and charger from the car but was still dragged her from the car, had her head beat on the hood of a car, and was handcuffed and hogtied causing excruciating pain to her arms, wrists and ankles. (See original story here)
A week and a half later, the 15 year old’s mom went to the police department with her lawyer to request a complaint form from the Fargo Police concerning the brutal arrest of her innocent 15 year old daughter. The day after she met with the Fargo Police Department’s Office of Professional Standards, her car was pulled over by an unmarked police vehicle. She was ready to record because she had been reporting repeated harassment from police toward her family members, especially those who witnessed and reported on her daughter’s arrest.
3 Police Guns and a Baby While giving her friend a ride, she was boxed in and detained by a hoard of police cars during a traffic stop on the vehicle ahead of her (which her passenger’s daughter and boyfriend were traveling in). During the stop officers drew their guns at unarmed occupants including a three year old toddler. A recent Nation article cited what every U.S. Marine knows: That you never point a weapon at anything you do not intend to shoot. Neither the Ferguson nor the Fargo police have been advised of this important distinction.
The disturbing encounter for this embattled Fargo mother, included three guns pulled on the scene against unarmed travelers; one of them a three year old child. The person they arrested did not resist arrest, made his hands visible, and did not pose any visible threat to officers. The mother of the 15 year old recently reporting excessive force claims that she is now being subjected to constant surveillance and harassment as a result of exposing police misconduct to media. The unmarked police vehicle that detained both cars had been sitting outside her home “all day”, and she suspected it as a surveillance vehicle once she left the mobile home park where she lives and noticed it was following her.
Fulfillment of Prophecy: the Eagle and Condor and Embracing Our Indian Children by Matt Remle
Prior to European colonization, indigenous peoples throughout the lands we now call the Americas existed as originally free peoples. We were allowed to live as free peoples to follow in the ways of our ancestors spiritually, culturally, economically, linguistically and geographically with no restrictions to rigid ideologies, or borders.
Vast trading networks stretched well across Turtle Island with various tribal Nations trading medicines, ceremonies, goods, and knowledge. While inter-tribal conflicts would occur from time to time, usually due to encroachment on traditional hunting grounds, rarely, if ever, would conflict arise between tribal Nations to the point of campaigns of mass extermination.
Charles Eastman (Dakota 1858-1939), a noted author, wrote that inter-tribal conflicts were often settled by what we would describe today as contact sports. Certainly a look at one of the historical uses of the sport we now call lacrosse is one such example. Albert White Hat Jr (Lakota), wrote that one of the reasons the Hunka, making of relations ceremony, was created was to make relatives with other families, tribes, or bands that one may be in conflict with.
Colonization, slavery and genocide radically altered the traditionally free movements of indigenous peoples of this land. As I hear the reports of Indian children fleeing their violence ridden homelands of Central American only to be imprisoned, and usually deported, by the descendants of illegal European immigrants I am reminded of this new, and restricted, reality.
By the thousands, Indian children from Central America have risked their lives to escape their violent homelands in attempt to cross into the United States. Once across the US/Mexico border, these children find themselves held in detention centers where they await to either be united with family members currently living in the US, or face deportation.
I have little interest in the rhetoric of the colonial settlers with their talk of strengthening border security and closing the borders, which is of course spoken in the upmost of hypocrisy given that they themselves are descendants of illegal immigrants. Rather we, as indigenous peoples and peoples of conscious, should be looking at the influx of Indian children through the lens of both tribal cultural values and the fulfillment of prophecy.
Indigenous activist in Guatemala. His sign reads: “When the government robs, it is business. When Indigenous reclaim, it is violence.”
Cool T’s get em #HealingWalk with Jasmine. Pic from Renee Holt
Dear Sisters and Brothers spread all over Gaia:
As the Brazilian and Global Power Structure(s) spread their perfectly timed – the Football World Cup to start makes Brazil interesting for potential readers – lies on “Brazil’s role model and success in Nature Preservation” are running through (dominated a/o financed) scientist circles and big media…, I am standing on the ground of empirical reality.
I have spent the last days and nights with my Indigenous Sisters and Brothers of the Jiahuy and Tenharim Peoples in the Deep South of the (Brazilian) State of Amazonas. Where in their very Indigenous (Paper-) Territories mafia cartels of local big landowners, timber and gold mining companies and politricksters destroy everything and profit with the help of contracted gunmen who’s job is to terrorize and kill the Original People, especially such leaders who dare to speak up and insist on their constitutional rights (which aren’t worth the paper they are printed upon – on the ground of Brazilian REALITY). ALL THAT IN STARK IF NOT DIAMETRAL CONTRAST TO WHAT THE GLOBALIZED SCIENCE-MEDIA IS SERVING US THESE (world cup) DAYS!
Irvince Auguiste: Traditionalist Candidate for Chief of the Kalinago Nation
TODAY LRI EXAMINES ONE OF FOUR CANDIDATES FOR THE POSITION OF CHIEF OF THE GREAT KALINAGO NATION OF DOMINICA ISLAND IN THE CARIBBEAN, TRADITIONALIST CANDIDATE MR. IRVINCE AUGUISTE, WE LOOK AT HIS PAST ACCOMPLISHMENTS, HIS CURRENT EFFORTS, AND HIS NOBLE VISION FOR THE FUTURE INCLUSIVE TRIBAL GOVERNMENT HE IS DEDICATED TO CREATING.
IRVINCE’S POLITICAL HISTORY:
In 1984 Irvince Auguiste became the youngest Kalinago Chief ever in the history of the great Kalinago People – the last and most successful indigenous defenders of the Caribbean islands from ALL European invaders, the Spanish, the French – even the English could not defeat them for almost 300 years after the villain Columbus unleashed the Native American Holocaust in the New World.. Irvince served his people as Chief from 1984-1994, and then served as a member of every Kalinago Tribal Council from 2004-2014.
Northern Plains Intertribal Lacrosse Team Makes a Raid in the Black Hills By Faith Spotted Eagle
"It is told that the first game of lacrosse was played between the animals and the birds. This game was won by the winged ones and from henceforth it has been called the “creator’s game”. The game was gifted to the two-legged from creator for enjoyment and as a medicine game for the healing of the people. Due to its Indigenous origins, this ever becoming popular sport seems to run in the blood of Native people.”
READ MORE HERE: http://lastrealindians.com/northern-plains-intertriba-lacrosse-team-makes-a-raid-in-the-black-hills-by-faith-spotted-eagle/
Happening now in Brazil mass demonstrations against billions spent on #WorldCup Solidarity
Happening in Brazil ahead of the World Cup, Indigenous people are rising up in mass to demonstrate against land seizures. Solidarity.
Be The Change You Want To See in The World! by Damon Corrie
I agree, everything good & bad happens for a reason (we learn from it, but in some cases we are supposed to react to it and take a stand, we’d have no hero’s if we all just accepted every incident as being ‘meant to be’…it might have been ‘meant to be the thing that made you become a leader of others and make a positive difference in the sheep pen of humanity – even if for just a moment in time…for EVERY leader (in every category of society) of men HAS – and continues to make some difference in the world – some for good – some for ill).