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Monday, December 12, 2011

Russell Means Update Dec 5, 2011


Russell Means, Lakota, speaks about beating cancer. He remembers his brother Ted Means who is now with the ancestors. He also speaks of his wife Pearl Means, Navajo, who was with him throughout his treatment for throat cancer.
"I am essentially cancer free now. I will not die of cancer," Russell said as he prepared to leave Scottsdale, Ariz., where he was treated. His doctor is going to fund and rebuild his school on Pine Ridge.
"I want to make sure the Republic of Lakota is an international entity, recognized."
"I want to make sure my people know what freedom is all about."
Russell speaks of this society of convenience.
"America as a worldwide force is over," Russell said.

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