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By: Matt Remle
“My friend, they will return again. All over the earth, they are returning again. Ancient teachings of the earth, ancient songs of the earth, they are returning again.” -Tasunka Witko
Mitakuyapi. Cante waste nape ceyuzapi pelo. My relatives. I shake your hands from my heart.
Beautiful, smiling, happy faces singing, drumming and round dancing or coastal jamming. Eyokipiya wacipi. They are happily dancing. Elders dancing, youth dancing, Mothers and Fathers holding precious babies dancing- all united in spirit and prayer.
I, like so many others around the globe, have been inspired by the Idle No More movement, and the incredible sacrifice of Chief Spence as well as the round dance revolution that has followed. We are witnessing a moment born out of our ancestor’s prayers and the unfolding of ancient prophecies- the eagle and condor flying together again, the return of the white buffalo calves, and the rising up of the seventh generation.
Idle No More has brought with it not only the urgency of standing up to multinational owned corrupt politicians and their corporate agendas to rape and pillage our beautiful Maka Ina (Mother Earth) while enslaving the masses to enrich themselves, but to do so from a spiritual center. In the 1970’s, the American Indian Movement helped bring about a shift in identity; one that brought a sense of Native pride to the masses stating that is was good and ok to be Indian. Idle No More, in its wake, promises to expand on this in that not only is it good to be Indian, it is good to be Indigenous. Indigenous and spiritual, connected again with all relations. READ MORE HERE: http://lastrealindians.com/building-upon-the-energy-of-idle-no-more/
By Ruth Hopkins, Lastrealindians Editor
Lastrealindians just celebrated its first birthday on New Year’s Eve 2012. It’s been quite a historic journey thus far. While there were many other great news stories, columns, and creative works that we published in 2012 that we hope you’ll go back and read, here’s our agreed upon Top 10 Lastrealindians.com News Stories of 2012.
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Five Arrested at Idle No More Flash Mob Round Dance in Broomfield, CO
By: Ruth Hopkins
Last night, five people were arrested for participating in an Idle No More Flash Mob Round Dance at FlatIron Crossing Shopping Center in Broomfield, Colorado.
Lastrealindians spoke with one of those arrested, Cheyenne Birdshead, a 17 year old Lakewood High School senior who is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma.
Cheyenne helped organize the Idle No More Flash Mob Round Dance event, along with her cousin Taryn Waters and Tessa Maytwayashing. Cheyenne and Taryn were also involved in arranging the Cherry Creek Flash Idle No More Flash Mob Round Dance that took place in Denver on December 29, 2012.
“We were in front of Dick’s Sporting goods on the first level. There were about 8 or 9 singers, and I’m not sure exactly how many people but I would guess about 50-65 people. It was hard to tell because people were still arriving as they were taking me to the Police sub-station on the other side of the mall. We started at 6:30 pm and on my court date it says the approximate time of my arrest was 6:35 pm,” Cheyenne says. “We were round dancing. We went around and completed about a circle and a half when Jolynn Locust [another event organizer] begin to move us into the middle because the police started leading round dancers out of the doors.” READ THE REST HERE: http://lastrealindians.com/five-arrested-at-idle-no-more-flash-mob-round-dance-in-broomfield-co/
Censored News names Chase Iron Eyes of Lastrealindians a 2012 Hero
One of the Runners danced at the Cherry Creek New Years Powwow at which the Wounded Knee Survivor Runners were honored. That’s stamina Carmen Iron Hawk.
Today is our birthday! That’s right, lastrealindians, Inc. is one year old tonight. Wopila tanka (many thanks) to all of you. Without your support we never would have made it this far. We’re also very grateful to all of our talented contributors, staff and artists, who’ve made LRI what it is today. But wait, the best is yet to come! For starters, at midnight we’re launching a brand new website. Please be patient with us as we work out a few kinks, but this one is better than ever. We promise. Thanks again for being allies of Lastrealindians. Omaka Techa Waste Yuha! We wish you all a blessed New Year!
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