It's interesting when the U.S. is so adamant about holding Hitler as the madman of genocide and Osama Bin Ladan /Al-Queda as "Terrorists," when the States and then the U.S. began pracicing genocide and acts of terrorism long before hitler and Al-Queada. It's obscene that it still continues, under the Obama dictatorship. I encourage all my native brothers and sisters, non-native bro and sis', if we wish for REAL change against the rising dictatorship in the U.s. and especially for our rights...
It's interesting when the U.S. is so adamant about holding Hitler as the madman of genocide and Osama Bin Ladan /Al-Queda as "Terrorists," when the States and then the U.S. began pracicing genocide and acts of terrorism long before hitler and Al-Queada. It's obscene that it still continues, under the Obama dictatorship. I encourage all my native brothers and sisters, non-native bro and sis', if we wish for REAL change against the rising dictatorship in the U.s. and especially for our rights as oppressed native women, in the U.S. and all over the world, next election, vote 3rd party.
US history of genocide and terrorism? hmm... true these acts are a factual part of American History. However, they are not worthy of comparison to Hitler and Bin Laden. LOL... Obama dictatorship? ,,, LOL... Yes... go ahead throw off the yoke of oppression and adopt what? Your argument is rhetorical and lacks substance and accuracy. One need only read history to discover that Native American tribes did not observe peaceful coexistence and democratic principles. Does that history describe the Native American people of today's world?
Jeff Smith No we live under Cultural Genocide - the Indian Act, read the Indian Act maybe you'll learn something. Native Peoples of North America have lived under the LONGEST and most violent act of cultural genocide in the HISTORY of the world (hundreds of years). Read history books and find out what "cultural genocide" means, and look at the existence of business relations between Euro-Colonial settlers and native peoples; our lands, our resources, our waters, our wild-life. Do you think...
Jeff Smith No we live under Cultural Genocide - the Indian Act, read the Indian Act maybe you'll learn something. Native Peoples of North America have lived under the LONGEST and most violent act of cultural genocide in the HISTORY of the world (hundreds of years). Read history books and find out what "cultural genocide" means, and look at the existence of business relations between Euro-Colonial settlers and native peoples; our lands, our resources, our waters, our wild-life. Do you think native people understood what the white man was saying, or writing? Do you think they knew at anytime prior to 100 years ago - what the white man said in English? NO!!! Whose being democratic here, native peoples have always been democratic. Once there was 100,000 native peoples in Cowichan - in 1920 it dropped down to 20,000, and now there is 4500 members of Cowichan; Qu'wut'sun Peoples. Systemically Wiped OUT to Extinction! Our culture has survived sterilization, small pox, attacks, murder, abduction of children by child and family services (we didn't sign a Treaty in BC; making it Treason and native people are not the ones committing Treason. Native men being murdered by police for a couple hundred years with no justice, our men going to jail because they can't afford a lawyer and settle for legal aid. Foster Care to Federal Jail. Bin La din and Hitler - was all blood and guts. The Indian Act is Policy and Legislation. Native women don't even have rights - with marriage, land, children. Native women are being murdered legally in Canada, because Harper can't make up his mind and hesitates whether or not, we are worthy citizens - oh wait, maybe were NOT human enough for Canada. Native people do not have language rights, cultural or traditional rights in Canada; rather our own democratic free Canada gives those rights to another foreign society living on Turtle Island: the French - who immigrated here from France, who don't have a Treaty with the Mohawks to live there or settle on their lands and explode in population taking over all the lands and resources with their off-spring in a couple hundred years - all while stealing native kids. Is that democratic or just plain out right racism toward native peoples of this country. Peaceful existence- they came with violence and blood shed on their minds and hands, because they seen a beautiful country, gold, rivers, mountains, and land, Native Lands. Their Kings and Queens of Europe cleaned out their jails and put them on a boat - pushed them out to sea, this way!! Very democratic of European Kings and Queens. Thousands upon Thousand of your ancestors were criminals - and lots came over here. The new comers to this country used the Roman Catholic Church and Christianity and their foreign Laws to steal our lands, but killed and murdered many of our democratic ancestors before hand, not to be challenged; laws that turned out to be just as devious and cruel as they are, and for you to state that they are INNOCENT of Cultural Genocide or Terrorism tells me your just as ignorant as your educators want you to be; you were taught to think one way, without your own mind; like the evil warmongers in the world; Hitler & Bin La din! You seen that on the news and read that in the paper - your using someone else's thoughts and calling it your own, you don't have a thought of your own. You have your head in the sand, now put that in your Peace Pipe and Smoke IT. They come from beggars and thieves and act like they built this country. Common - they came with violence, weapons, raping our women, murdering innocent people and children, and stealing lands, selling lands without the right. They are still doing it, wake up. Open your eyes, open your ears and open a book and read about the Indian Act. Read the history books on the land and foreign immigrants. I am not foreign and I am not an immigrant. Huy Ch Qu Sharon,
AS BEING HALF INDIAN MYSELF, I RESPECTFULLY Ask you to reread or redo your investigation. the genocide of indians was going on long before. your statement sir is totally inaccurate. indians peacefully co existed with others til the early settlers decided to bring their portable religion & ways to iMpress upon the indians. how dare you make a comment like that without you having all the facts. you can not always beleive what you read in histyory books sir. after all a whityeman wrote them
Jeff Smith, Hitler's idea of Genocide was taken from a Brit, Sir Francis Galton, cousin to Charles Darwin... The U.S. took genocide, at that point termed Eugenics to a whole new level and then Hitler took the idea from here... However this did not stop the U.S. from practicing Eugenics until 1984... yes... 1984! As for history, it is written by the victor's, not the survivor's or the fallen... learn your facts first.
have you ever killed a woman ,sounds like your making excuses
Sharon Lewis What annoys me the most is that most people of English descent don't realize that Native Americans didn't view land as being "owned" by anyone. There were no contracts on land. Sure, different tribes lived in different areas of North America but real estate agents didn't exist! There was no need b/c nobody viewed land as being property b/c it belonged to everyone. It was also respected and sacred as were wildlife. Native Americans didn't hunt for sport, they hunted for what the...
Sharon Lewis What annoys me the most is that most people of English descent don't realize that Native Americans didn't view land as being "owned" by anyone. There were no contracts on land. Sure, different tribes lived in different areas of North America but real estate agents didn't exist! There was no need b/c nobody viewed land as being property b/c it belonged to everyone. It was also respected and sacred as were wildlife. Native Americans didn't hunt for sport, they hunted for what the tribe required to survive and used every possible piece of the animals body that was possibly usable from meat for food, skins for clothing and bedding, bones for hunting and fishing as well as decoration though decorative pieces were from parts that were not used in other necessities. Gold wasn't something of any value; it was simply a part of the earth like rocks, grass, trees, water, etc... I have always felt as if my history was stolen from me. Granted, many traditions including the use of herbal medicine, creation of pottery that was hand-built and thrown on a wheel and fired in a pit and/or an outdoor kiln that was built by the family until finally they did move up to electric kilns though the outside wood kiln and pit were still used in addition to the electric ones. My great-grandfather was Cherokee and married an Arapaho wife. He could speak and even sing songs in both languages but he refused to teach his own children and while I was his favorite great-grandchild, he wouldn't even teach me our native tongue so I can't speak Cherokee or Arapaho to this day. None in our family that are alive today can. An aunt from my birth father's side of the family (Cherokee) has spent some 60yrs of her life tracing our family genealogy, which is difficult as there are few records available and many Native Americans who lived off the reservation listed their race as white after the post-1860 law passed to include Native American Indians on the census records when they didn't live on the reservation. She also found ancestors from both sides of my family who were on the Trail of Tears. Does this upset me? Yes it does. Again, I feel as if my family was ripped apart, many were murdered for their ethnicity, and others were murdered by the forced relocation as well as those who were murdered when refusing to be included in the forced relocation and went into hiding but when found were killed for it! I'm angry because my heritage has been lost and my ancestors as close as my great-grandfather and my grandmother were so afraid of their children being stigmatized that they chose to hide our heritage and even refuse to teach many aspects of it! It's wrong. What is even more wrong is the fact that the whites set up the reservations on land that was of no interest to them because it couldn't be used for anything that would turn a profit. Why do people think the government got so bent out of shape when the Cherokee Reservation in NC, among others, opened casinos on reservation land? It's because they found a way for everyone on the reservation to actually make money and put money into building the reservation by providing better education, creating jobs, and improving healthcare facilities in addition to many other things. It just pisses people off b/c the Native American tribes have finally found a way to make the land nobody wanted b/c it wasn't profitable or even possible to make a decent living on is now turning a profit and they can't touch it b/c it falls under the tribe's jurisdiction! I'm glad they have found a way to bring more money to the reservations. Perhaps there will be more options to add opportunities to teach the younger generations our language as well as other information that the elders still know from their childhoods that can be taught to the next generation. I can only hope... and I hope with all my heart that this happens in addition to more historic traditions and rituals that were forbidden after the English invasion. What better way to heal than to teach the new generations more about their history and where they come from and the traditions that were once hidden out of fear of reprisal from the English...
Jeff Smith outlook on the Natives back be different if he was born, raised and lived what they went thru back in1920's. He his comment would not portray laughter in his comment for that's what I see and feel. Yes we need to take the pledged for the Human Rights Campaign for any Native Women of each tribe thru Canada and the USA and where ever else they may be.
Je soutiens cette cause native women.
I support Human Rights for all women.
I support Human Rights and Freedoms for all women on Earth...God Bless.
please help the native women...
love freedom for all sisters in canada and with take traditional cucstomary for future.
Awesome Mom thank you! Yes I have being talking to my daughter and other girls about breaking the violent cycle against women! Love you Mom and Aunties, all you strong wonderful Ladies <3 :)
lets not only take the pledge, but speak boldly to our daughters, granddaughters, to use their common sense in all their actions, only this can break the cycle, thank you Lord Jesus.
"HEAR US WOMAN ROAR!"