Native peoples have always been here because our homeland was paradise and we never wanted to leave it! Mother Earth gave us everything we needed to survive for years and years, as long as, we took care of it. Then, those who wanted to take what we had, came along, destroyed our food source, trespassed on our land, confiscated our resources; ie: oil, gas, waterways, timber, animals, fisheries, furs and total way of life. Took advantage of every living thing - including our people, making slaves of them. It is tragic what has happened to the Native Way of our culture. Stole our children, sending them to so-called religious schools who were run by Pedophiles and molested our children under the guise of the Vaticans domination. Some of us have survived, and we live on to tell the truth of our ancestors who were massecred at Sandcreek, sent on 1700 mile treks down the Trail of Tears to be put in stockades made for cattle. I see the destruction of Mother Earth, don't you??? Candace Mae Colbert Odom, Cheyenne/Arapaho, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache and enrolled member of a Federally, Recognized Tribe.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 14:48