I was part of the protest & was disheartened by the lack of including native issues beyond the cursory, brown,red people were abused & stolen from. The CIA plot to infiltrate many groups which included African American men,, also caught in its net AIM members, that was not mentioned & I am here in Washington DC. Yes I do believe that things need to change in order for this nation to move forward for all of us, we need a government which is for the people, of the people & by the people, which s clearly not the case right now, however I believe that native people share insights into how things currently are,why they are the way they are, & what steps we need to take to change them. We do not all have activist language, because many native people have steered far away from what looks like "illegal activity". I have asked if some of us might sit down & have conversations on how we can as a people, coming from many nations, frame activists conversations that focus on what ails all of us as humans, as americans.
Sunday, October 9, 2011 - 19:40