All American Indians/Alaskan Natives live on 'reservations', held for them by the United States Government. Attempts at moving away from this fact have not even begun. No matter what you call your reservation: nation, community, reserve, etc. In many ways, all of us have assimilated. If you are educated, have material possessions, pay for a home, etc., you are part of the fabric of the United States of America. We that said, many still remain, or try to remain in some traditional state of their respective tribe. If its just a pow wow, or a mind-set. We hold on. Ido not know of one single "traditional" indian on the entire Navajo 'Nation'. What I have met and know, are Navajos who practice the Holy People's way and live in the euro-american world. Its nonsense to point fingers at who's more traditional, etc. That's the mind set that the US government is using to keep all of us, in America, in control. Look how the elephants and donkeys act in Washington, divided we are failing. Yes, I agree, Mr Keel said some strange things, but lets not tear up his words and try to bring him down. He has after all a good heart or he would not be where he is at. Blessings. The speech also goes against the actual "mission" of the NCAI.
Friday, February 22, 2013 - 15:41