Two Bears Growling
I sometimes wonder as well how things would have been different or would have been the same with just the times delayed a few decades. The Invaders have been on this Continent since at least the times of those Norsemen / Vikings from across the Big Waters. That time for our peoples was brutal as well. Our relatives in Mexico & Peru I think suffered complete destruction of their entire cultures. They had millions of their people butchered &enslaved by the Spanish, valuables stolen & shipped to Spain. They had their great buildings torn down because the Christians viewed them as idol worshippers. Then once the English came to our shores they brought with them diseases we had no immunity from. Many thousands of our peoples died because of the exposure to them either by friendly relations or by rape. Then the present land takers, the US government, stole even more of our lands, killed untold 10's of thousands of our peoples, outright murders presidentially-approved executions of whole camps with old folks, infants, women & children in them. Then they stole our children from us & tried to wipe out our ways by making them learn the washichu's ways, forbidding our children to speak our languages & beating them if they did. These so-called men & even some women of their churches abused our children as well. The outside world dares wonder why so many of us are STILL angry about the past sins against our peoples! It may be easy to forgive for the past, but it is very hard to do so when at this very day crimes are STILL being committed against our women folk, sometimes our young ones & elders as well. How do we forgive these things? This "apology" to our many peoples by the Congress, representing the US government, written in 2009 means nothing! These representatives didn't even give us the respect & decency of a nation & worl-wide, televised apology! We want the whole world to witness this apology! Brothers, sisters, near & far, how do you feel about this all? Idle No More folks, how about you take this cause up as well! We ALL want & NEED this apology to be seen world-wide. Too many times letters from the washichu's on paper have done nothing for us & have been tricks to hurt us even more, steal from us even more, etc. I know that Bible of the Christians says to turn the other cheek, but I only have 2 to turn & no more.The Great Spirit says we should not keep bad feelings inside because it does harm to our body, our mind & our spirit. Our Creator wants us to let these bad feels go, but you know, how does one do this when the SAME things are STILL going on? A person who apologizes shows their sincerity by no longer doing the things they did that hurt others as in the past. THAT'S what I want to see with these "apologies" we were given in 2009. I want to see that "change" in these governments when they write on those papers with their words. How about the rest of my brothers & sisters near & far? Words mean nothing without the actions that show proof of a change. A people cannot heal in mind & spirit until there is evidence of a heart-felt change of the former enemies of our ancestors. Our many peoples need that healing of mind, body & spirit so we can finally move on. I pray to our Creator to make these changes come to pass. I ask the Great Spirit to wipe that pain from our memories so our spirits can finally be made whole. I ask each of you to ask Man Above to protect our warriors near & far who are voicing our pain for all to know about. May our Creator watch over each of us as we have our daily struggles where ever we may each be. Hoa.
Monday, January 7, 2013 - 17:15