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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Friday, August 30, 2013

Remembering the Longest Walk 1978 in St Louis

Long Walk 1978 video screen capture by Censored News
By Terri Roman-Szynkowski
Aug. 29, 2013
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Long Walk 4 in St Louis/Photo by April Rhodes

I heard the Longest Walk  4 is in St. Louis today. It brought back some memories! The Longest Walk camped right there by the arch back in 1978. I remember laying there in the grass under the arch and looking up at it. Didn't think I would remember that but what else do 10-year-olds remember! This reminds to tell everyone to not let the chance to walk with the walkers pass you by -- there is so much knowledge that can be learned. No amount of money can buy that. Things are going to change drastically and get very hard for all people these next 40 years. All the knowledge and wisdom that came from the walk in 1978 has carried us these past 35 years , we need to continue that for whats coming next.

Thank you Terri and April for sharing with Censored News!

Long Walker: "I knew I was an Indian in my head, but I didn't know I was an Indian in my heart."
Listen to John Redhouse, Dine' while the walk in Pueblo, Colo., Vernon Bellecourt, American Indian Movement, Lehman Brightman, Lakota founder United Native Americans, Bill Wahpepah, Oakland Survival School, Max Bear, Pipe Carrier, Alcatraz spokesperson and poet John Trudell, Wallace Black Elk, Paul Owns the Sabre, Lakota, Phillip Deere, Creek Nation, Larry Red Shirt, Lakota, Russell Means, Lakota, Acoma Pueblo poet and professor Simon Ortiz, Marlon Brando, and more.
Watch parts I, II, III and IV, shared by Long Walker Bahe Katenay, Dine' at this link:

The Longest Walk 1978_Pt 1 from NaBahe KatenayKeediniihii on Vimeo.

Comment from Petuuche Gilbert, Acoma Publeo
I  watched the video of the 1978 walk and then saw the new walkers in St. Louis.  It is such a small group and I was surprised to see young ones.  How courageous they all are.  I’m sure they are learning of previous journeys across our now occupied land.  The rulers of our homeland assert we no longer are free people with sovereignty and self-determination.  Because of colonialism indigenous people are still marching for their freedom to be peoples.  As the Long Walk people did in 1978 another long walk occurred into the halls of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, took place in 1977.  This entrance into the United Nations is being commemorated in Geneva during the week of September 16-20, 2013.  I pray these simultaneous events educate all of us of our triumphs and actions we’ve taken to resist our colonization and inspire all of us to keep on that long, hard journey to regain our inherent sovereignty in the spirit of true self-determination. 
Petuuche Gilbert, Acoma

Dutch translation, thank you Alice, NAIS
Bron: Censored News
Long Walker : “ In mijn hoofd wist ik dat ik een Indiaan was, maar ik wist het niet in mijn hart.”
Luister naar John Redhouse, Dine’ tijdens de Walk in Pueblo, Colo.,Vernon Bellecourt,American Indian Movement (AIM), Lehman Brightman, Lakota ,stichter van de United Native Americans, Bill Wahpepah, Oakland Survival School, Max Bear, Pipe CarrierAlcatraz woordvoerder en dichter John Trudell, Wallace Black Elk, Paul Owns the Sabre, Lakota Philip Deere, Creek Nation, Larry Red Shirt, Lakota, Russel Means, Lakota, professor Simon Ortize,Acoma Pueblo dichter, Marlon Brando en meer.
Bekijk ook delen I,II,III en IV, gedeeld door Long Walker Bahe Katenay, Dine’ op deze link :

Mohawk Nation News 'Bouncing Check NSF'



MNN. Aug. 2, 2013. When disaster strikes, the first thing to do is to get up out of your chair. Indigenous population is growing at a fast rate, by 50% between 1996 and 2006. The Metis by 33%. Are they “Metis Inc.” or our traditional Indigenous relatives? Incorporated Injuns cannot sign away land and resources to multinational corporate bankers. bouncing_check
Some of our youth get caught in the colonial loser’s game of quick easy money to do their dirty work.  Tribal and band councils inc. and national organizations like AFN Inc. drive the colonial covered wagon and let the horses try to pull us over the cliff. They help create the social destitution that forces us to take handouts of our own money. 

Escuela Zapatista: Resistance as a Way of Life

The stage at the “Escuelita Zapatista” in La Realidad has the images of Emiliano Zapata and the differents subcomandantes zapatistas.PHOTO DR 2013 Alex Mensing

At the Escuelita Zapatista, Students Learn Community Organizing and Civil Resistance as a Way of LifeThe Class Was Stopped Twice: The First Time to Emphasize the Importance of Discipline in Their Organization
August 29, 2013

Photo Brenda Norrell, La Realidad Chiapas 2004 Zapatistas Indigenous 
Alex Mensing reports from the Zapatistas Little School at Narco News Bulletin, Aug. 29, 2013

"Another presentation was dedicated to the importance of their own communication media. They have two community radios in each of the five territories, a presenter explained, which allow them to distribute their 'voice, word and work' of everyone equally. When the government tries to trick them or sends paramilitaries, the presenter pointed out, their cameras and radios allow them to record what is going on and announce what is going on. 
"Other key lessons emerged in that first class: freedom is not something you ask for, but something you take for your own; their form of self-governance did not come from a book, but from analysis of their own society’s needs and structure; the work of civil resistance requires that people be conscientious and informed of what they are doing.
"The class was stopped twice. The first interruption was one of several moments when the Zapatistas emphasized the importance of discipline in their organization, and when the representatives of activist groups around the world were shown to lack this particular skill."

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