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180 Mile Run to Commemorate Survivors of Wounded Knee
“Tuweni Tsa Obsni” They never Died. The Wounded Knee Survivors Run from Wounded Knee to Takini South Dakota starts on Dec. 29, 2014. Descendants of survivors of The Wounded Knee Massacre, men, women, children, elders and others will gather in Wounded Knee on the 29th, after the ceremonies that mark the end of the Big Foot ride are completed. This year a staff from the Bigfoot horse-ride will be carried from Wounded Knee toward Takini along with our runners’ staff. Runners will trek 180 miles in the cold winter air, as a reminder that the journey of some of our relatives didn’t end at the Wounded Knee Massacre sight. Some of the relatives journeyed back to Takini. Through the cold air and during the night, the only light that led their way was the moon. Some of the relatives that started the journey back to Takini, never made it back. Some were subdued by their injuries and they were still hunted, through territories that are now occupied by ranchers, settlers and small towns. They had to travel at night and stay hidden during the day.
Today in South Africa it’s raining. “In Africa they say when it’s raining when you are buried the gates of heaven have opened up; the gates have opened up to welcome Nelson Mandela.” -President Jacob Zuma, South Africa
It’s not the outright enemy we are concerned about, it’s the jealous lot eager to scout.
Obama shakes hands with Cuba’s Castro at Mandela’s funeral. Good deal. It reminds us that communism&capitalism are two sides of one coin. By that we mean neo-classical, fiat currency, economic system destroying the planet. RIPower to Madiba Mandela.
Prayers for Memorial riders set to leave tomorrow in remembrance of the Dakota 38+2 who were executed in Mankato.
Leonard Peltier on the Passing of Nelson Mandela
On the Passing of Nelson Mandela
From Leonard Peltier December 5, 2013 6:30 PM
It saddens me to hear that a great man like Nelson Mandela has departed from this lifetime. He was a man who was truly inspirational and showed us the possibilities of how a continued struggle by indigenous people could manifest itself in levels of freedom that have been marred by centuries of oppression.
Our Native people suffered the same types of oppression many times. It is not as overt and as easily distinguished as in some places; however, if you are dead because a policeman shot you, or dead because you could not stand the racial and cultural genocide, so you committed suicide– you are just as dead either away. Nelson Mandela is known for leading the struggle against apartheid in South Africa. America talked about ending apartheid and put sanctions on South Africa. Not being all that adept at the English language, it is my understanding that (apartheid) means to keep someone apart from something; my people have been kept apart purposely from the sacred Black Hills of South Dakota. There was, and still are, measures that keep us apart from our true history, perpetrated by an education system that limits the truth of our being. Right now, here in America, right now in Canada, right now in South America, there is apartheid that seeks to separate us from our sacred places, our lands, and our resources. Right now in Canada Native people are struggling to protect their aboriginal lands from fracking which destroys the water tables and disturbs the natural balance of the Earth. Right now with an apartheid mentality, they seek to build pipelines across Native lands that have the potential of great ecological destruction. Right now there is an apartheid that seeks to separate us from the protection of the constitution of the United States which says treaty law is the supreme law of the land; which also says you have a right to an unbiased fair trial; which also says you have a right to a jury of your peers. Right now our young Native people are tried as adults THREE times more than other groups and kept apartheid from their families and kept apartheid from competent legal representation.
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"Deadskins" is a popular reference to the Redsk*ns team by both fans opposed to the team and by team fans when the team performs "poorly."
For those who still don’t know Redskin literally means the scalp of a dead Indian man, woman, or child.
Honor treaties Not mascots
Humble yourself in front of the powers of creation, not necessarily in front of these jackass humans placing themselves above nature ;)