The questions that DO come up are questions of NOT UNDERSTANDING the past of Indians, i.e. why do you live in the past? Unless it were a White Guy with another book about Indians, i.e. Tony Hillerman, then white people just assume not even listen or pay attention. So the question remains, why can Indians offer to even get an audience of white people to listen in? Certainly selling indian beliefs, values, cultural practices has been done BUT again white people/industry take what is 'given' and put their SPIN to indian customs and traditions and selling it! National Geographic "Navajo Cops". It certainly doesn't help Indian people and trying to establish themselves, if 'progressive' contemporary Indian people throw their support behind 'indigenous people' and their migration through Mexico, i.e. Illegal Immigration. It only muddles those legitiate indian people living here in the United States and trying to inform white people of who the Indian today is? Therefore, the only thing we have to offer, than Casino dollars, is our 'past', and really nothing more unless again, it were coming from a Ivy-league college educated white lawyer or white progressive.
Saturday, April 28, 2012 - 14:22