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Very interesting, a wanna be milking wannabes. Wannabes, sounds like a fake tribe. HOW! I’m russell, of the wanna’be people.

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According to geneaology documents contained within the archives of the Oglala Lakota College Russell Means is not Lakota by any contrivance he may choose to employ.

In point of fact as referenced in the previous blog by a commenter he is White, Crow, and Nakota -so the question arises what purpose has this role playing and theatrical venture served? What has been the intent?

Even more to the point how can a non Lakota claim to speak for them, attempt to establish what amounts to little more than a faux republic, as in the Republic of Lakota, and announce that he as the “chief facilitator” is abrogating existing treaties ?

I’m a little surprised when he was  not  able to seek tribal office among the Dine that he didn’t lay claim to have Dine ancestry, but even so if he had of his assault upon his then one armed eighty…

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The truth is coming out.

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“A truth commission or truth and reconciliation commission is a commission tasked with discovering and revealing past wrongdoing by a government (or, depending on the circumstances, non-state actors also), in the hope of resolving conflict left over from the past. They are, under various names, occasionally set up by states emerging from periods of internal unrest, civil war, or dictatorship. South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, established by President Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu after apartheid, is popularly considered a model of truth commissions.”   Wikipedia

I’d like to see a completely independent truth commission tasked with discovering, and presenting anything relevant to AIM, WK2, Leonard Peltier, and the government.

A commission with full access to all related materials and the ability to hold any who obstruct their effort in contempt and criminally liable.

Also with the authority to subpoena-though I’m not sure how that would work as by…

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So well written, I wish I could write as well.
Another speaking up about the reality of things as they see it.

I agree that it’s so easy to fall into a statistic, and lose sight of what you have around you.
I love this part the most, little ones and their insights.
“Then my youngest son said something that struck a chord. “How come life on the rez is normal until reporters come along, and then everyone gets sad faces to tell them how bad it sucks here?”

I said “Well it does suck. We are poor.”

He said “I would rather be poor, than live somewhere else.”

And I thought about it. He was right.

We do have horrible statistics, but there is a beautiful simplicity in our lives on the rez. When you can sit with your father around a fire while he cooks a pot of soup over the fire, eat the soup and be content with just soup and talk into the night while the stars twinkle on the prairie sky and your laughter echoes around you, that is what life is about right there. “

Just A Rez Chick

I’m just nervy to be writing this. I am on a deadline to write for my only paying writing job, but as a writer sometimes something gets you in the gut and the heart. Makes you start feeling around for that pen, or for your phone with the handy WordPress app. Someone once asked me how I can write. They said they can relate to what I say but they can’t put it down like that. I told them- If you have a heart and a pen you can write. Or like Hemingway said, Open a vein and start typing, or whatever. I mean J.K. Rowling brought Harry Potter to life with an ink pen and a napkin.

But there are certain things I will write about at the drop of a dime, no matter.

One of these things I feel that passionately about are my people. I live in…

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Great straight forward experiential post.

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I remember when my late grandparents told stories about how life was on the Rez when they were young. My late grandparents used to say it was extremely embarrassing for an individual to be taken to jail for being overdosed on alcohol in public. Too bad our Rez has changed so dramatically.


Have you ever seen someone lying on the street passed out from an alcohol overdose? Today, so many of us consider it just another day on the Rez when we see highly intoxicated people in public. Are we are so used to seeing our people overdosed on alcohol in public that we simply choose to ignore it?


A member of my local community election committee was obviously overdosed on alcohol while on the job last week during the special election held on my Rez. This person was allegedly harassing tribal voters. Many people lack enough self-respect…

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Lots of research done by this person, so much information. Keep up the good work Chenocetah.

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From 1721 through 1868, the Cherokee people had more than forty treaties with the white people, at first with the British and colonists and later with the American government.  So far as I can tell, all of them seem to have been broken.

One that is of interest to us here in dealing with place names of Cherokee origin is the Treaty of 1817, also called the Treaty of the Cherokee Agency.  There had been, in 1816, two other treaties which, as usual, required the Cherokee to cede more lands.  In March of that year, they had ceded all remaining lands in South Carolina,  a small section in and around what is now Oconee County.  In September, the tribe in a general meeting at Turkeytown [Alabama] had ratified the Treaty of the Chickasaw Council House, ceding most of their lands in Alabama and nearby border areas, some 3,500 square miles.

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