Splitting the Sky Tried Arresting “The Decider”

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The United States of America gave its president the power to decide if anyone, including US citizens, were enemies of the state or “enemy combatants” during the Bush Administration.  Henceforth, the CIA kidnapped people from their homes or off streets. Against International Law, human beings were: forced into vans, taken to CIA prisons, tortured and detained indefinitely without trial and without a lawyer, ripped away from family, ripped away from friends, ripped
away from work, and ripped
away from everything that they had ever worked for in their entire lives.

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 So, among the Nations who are taking action, add to those Splitting the Sky, a Mohawk from Six Nations.


Splitting the Sky jailed for trying to “citizen arrest” this war criminal!

He told them, “I am serving you notice that you are protecting a war criminal and an international terrorist. You can be tried, convicted and executed as a collaborator before a Nuremberg-type tribunal”.



Splitting the Sky jailed for trying to “citizen arrest” this war criminal!

At the same time he tried to deliver a letter from Ramsay Clark, the former U.S. attorney general, who supports the broad coalition of peace, human rights, labor, law, environmental and other organizations that are seeking U.S. prosecution for Bush’s crimes. The U.S. people are responsible for Bush’s crimes against peace and humanity by failing to stop him. There is universal jurisdiction over such crimes, mentioning especially the crimes of aggression in Afghanistan and Iraq. [Bush’s Calgary rally to business interests will continue the usurpation of our resources and the environment.] Bush proclaimed himself to be the “decider” by seizing dictatorial powers. He deceitfully declared that national security was threatened and signed into law many unconstitutional Acts of Congress. He enriched favored corrupt predators by giving to them contracts for security services, war relief and reconstruction. At home mortgage lenders, banks, insurance companies and corporate executives exploited Bush policies to enrich the rich. He radically increased the national war debt and military spending which led to the collapse of the global economy. Corrupt Bush appointees committed crimes in various Executive Departments, including the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the Department of the Interior.

Those merely wanting, not thinking, that the US should just “move on,” need to know this person’s name. Is this person merely a statistic?

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Also, those merely wanting, not thinking, that the US should just “move on” should, and that’s a judgement, ask themselves more questions about him. What was he doing when he was kidnapped? How old is he? Was he kidnapped from: his home or off the street? What was his occupation? Who are his family and friends? What were/are his dreams?


…It’s a hell of a thing killin’ a man. You take away all he’s got…

They should have let Splitting the Sky arrest Bush.


Splitting the Sky broke through the police line and advanced alone to arrest George Bush. He got 2 to 3 feet into the Center. He pushed his way through the police line with his hands over his head yelling, “I am not touching anyone”. They surrounded and pounced on him. He was brutalized, arrested and beaten over and over again in the police van and jail cell. He was kept for 24 hours and released on $500 bail. He sustained serious bodily injuries, including a partial concussion and a massive hernia.

Still, Forced Navajo Relocation at Big Mountain Continues

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Vine Deloria Jr. in God Is Red uses the self explanatory phrases, “spiritual owners of the land” and “political owners of the land.” Now, it is the “political owners of the land” who have taken tribal lands by conquest and yet distort the historical record.

Three members from the Hopi Tribe arrived to give their testimonies as show support for their neighbors, The Dine. Their presence dispelled the public relations myth that the traditional Hopi and the Dine are involved in a Range War.”

Distorting the historical record is done by the executioners of history. Consequently, “it is the job of thinking people… to not be on the side of the executioners.”


By Dan Katchongva, Sun Clan (Ca. 1865-1972) Translated by Danaqyumptewa

At the present time we face the danger that we might lose our land entirely. Through the influence of the United States Government, some people of Hopi ancestry have organized what they call the Hopi Tribal Council, patterned according to a plan devised by the Government, for the purpose of negotiating directly with the Government and with private businesses. They claim to act in the interests of the Hopi people, despite the fact that they ignore the existing traditional leaders, and represent only a small minority of the people of Hopi blood. Large areas of our land have been leased, and this group is now accepting compensation from the Indian Claims Commission for the use of 44,000,000 acres of Hopi land. This is in error, for we laid our aboriginal claim to all of this land long before the newcomers ever set foot upon it. We do not recognize man-made boundaries. We true Hopi are obligated to the Great Spirit never to cut up our land, nor to sell it. For this reason we have never signed any treaty or other document releasing this land. We have protested all these moves, but to no avail.

Now this Tribal Council was formed illegally, even according to whiteman’s laws. We traditional leaders have disapproved and protested from the start. In spite of this they have been organized and recognized by the United States Government for the purpose of disguising its wrong-doings to the outside world. We do not have representatives in this organization, nor are we legally subject to their regulations and programs. We Hopi are an independent sovereign nation, by the law of the Great Spirit, but the United States Government does not want to recognize the aboriginal leaders of this land. Instead, he recognizes only what he himself has created out of today’s children in order to carry out his scheme to claim all of our land.

Because of this, we now face the greatest threat of all, the actual loss of our cornfields and gardens, our animals and wild game, and our natural water supply, which would put an end to the Hopi way of life. At the urging of the Department of the Interior of the United States, the Tribal Council has signed several leases with an outside private enterprise, the Peabody Coal Company, allowing them to explore our land for coal deposits, and to strip-mine the sacred mesas, selling the coal to several large powerplants. This is part of a project intended to bring heavy industry into our area against our wishes. We know that this will pollute the fields and grazing lands and drive out the wildlife. Great quantities of water will be pumped from beneath our desert land and used to push coal through a pipe to a powerplant in another state (Nevada). The loss of this water will affect our farms as well as the grazing areas of the animals. It also threatens our sacred springs, our only natural source of water, which we have depended upon for centuries.

So, the “spiritual owners of the land,” or “the side of the executioners -”


American Activism too Privileged & Bogged: Europeans Maintain Efforts for Big Mountain

“The BIA Indian police are intensifying their daily presence and intimidations. They have graded the main dirt roads that allows them to be on constant patrol..”I think that they will be rounding up Dineh-owned cattle and horses. It is pretty likely that there will be livestock impoundments or confiscation… Indian police operating out of the Hopi reservation do not have any real commanding-authority..”

I know what side I’m on,

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Obama: Stop the Peabody Mine Expansion on Black Mesa

Dear Mr. President Barrack Obama, and

Madame Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton,

Copies to:

Mrs. Katherine Smith & Mrs. Pauline Whitesinger, Big Mountain Sovereign Dineh,

Selected Kimongwis of the Independent Pueblo of Hotevilla,

Mr. William Means & Ms. Andrea Carmen, International Indian Treaty Council,

President Joe Shirley, Jr., The Navajo Nation,

Mr. Roman Bitsuie, The Navajo-Hopi Land Commission,

Office of the Hopi Tribe’s Office of Hopi Lands,

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Phoenix Area Agency

Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining

REPEAL “THE NAVAJO-HOPI LAND SETTLEMENT ACT OF 1974” (P.L. 93-531): IT ENFORCES THE METHODS OF GENOCIDE BY POPULATION REMOVAL AND COAL MINING EXPANSIONS

and what side I’m not.

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John McCain in on the record as saying, “the reason why the office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation was created originally, was because of the belief that the BIA couldn’t handle it.” Interesting, because the beginning of this video shows the BIA impounding cattle.

What year was that? The “BIA couldn’t handle” what McCain?

What’s more interesting, is this.


There is hereby established as an independent entity in the

executive branch the Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation which

shall be under the direction of the Commissioner on Navajo and Hopi

Relocation (hereinafter in this subchapter referred to as the

“Commissioner”).

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(1)(A) Except as otherwise provided by the Navajo and Hopi Indian

Relocation Amendments of 1988, the Commissioner shall have all the

powers and be responsible for all the duties that the Navajo and Hopi

Indian Relocation Commission had before November 16, 1988.

Oh look, “The Commissioner, no the Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation office, no, the U.S. government with McCain at the helm in the relevant timeline, the U.S. Mining company security personnel, Peabody Coal’s bulldozers, armed rangers, and the BIA shall have all the powers and be responsible for all the duties that the Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation Commission ??????? had before November 16, 1988.”

Confused yet? That’s what this “legislation” was supposed to do. It was supposed to hide McCain’s involvement to steal land, and the violations of human rights remains hidden as well to the overall public. “In 1996, Congress passed a law endorsing a 75-year lease arrangement that would allow a few of the families to remain as tenants on the land. The law sanctions the relocation of families not eligible for these leases and forces the families who sign the leases to live without benefit of civil and religious rights exercised by other Americans” the UN told us. Also, PL 104-301 tells us that “the number of homesites available for lease is 112,” yet adds, “additional homesites may be made available subject to agreement between the Hopi Tribe and homesite applicant.” Quite generous in light of the forced relocation of at least (edited in) 10,000 Navajos. One forced relocation is a tragedy, but apparently 10,000 or more is just a statistic. The UN also told us about the loss of voting rights, the physical harassment of elders, intimidation tactics, that armed rangers visited elders at their homes and stole their property, and that their sacred sites were bulldozed – including their graveyards.

PBS Mini-Series on Native American History

PBS Mini-Series on Native American History

April 13, April 20, April 27, May 4, May 11

We Shall Remain is a groundbreaking mini-series and provocative

multi-media project that establishes Native history as an essential part

of American history. Five 90-minute documentaries spanning three hundred

years tell the story of pivotal moments in U.S. history from the Native

American perspective.

Episode 1 After the Mayflower

In 1621, the Wampanoag of New England negotiated a treaty with Pilgrim

settlers. A half-century later, as a brutal war flared between the English

and a confederation of Indians, this diplomatic gamble seemed to have been

a grave miscalculation.

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Episode 2 Tecumseh’s Vision

In the course of his brief and meteoric career, Tecumseh would become one

of the greatest Native American leaders of all time, orchestrating the

most ambitious pan-Indian resistance movement ever mounted on the North

American continent.

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Episode 3 Trail of Tears

Though the Cherokee embraced “civilization” and won recognition of tribal

sovereignty in the U.S. Supreme Court, their resistance to

removal from their homeland failed. Thousands were forced on a perilous

march to Oklahoma.

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Episode 4 Geronimo

As the leader of the last Native American fighting force to capitulate to

the U.S. government, Geronimo was seen by some as the perpetrator of

unspeakable savage cruelties, while to others he was the embodiment of

proud resistance.

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Episode 5 Wounded Knee

In 1973, American Indian Movement activists and residents of the Pine

Ridge Reservation occupied the town of Wounded Knee, demanding redress for

grievances. As a result of the siege, Indians across the country forged a

new path into the future.

PBS Television Series

At the heart of the project is a five-part television series that shows

how Native peoples valiantly resisted expulsion from their lands and

fought the extinction of their culture — from the Wampanoags of New

England in the 1600s who used their alliance with the English to weaken

rival trib

es, to the bold new leaders of the 1970s who harnessed the

momentum of the civil rights movement to forge a pan-Indian identity. We

Shall Remain represents an unprecedented collaboration between Native and

non-Native filmmakers and involves Native advisors and scholars at all

levels of the project.

Web & New Media

An in-depth Web site will serve the general public, educators, and

students, offering educational resources and several hours of streaming

video. Part of PBS Online, one of the leading dot-org sites on the

Internet, the We Shall Remain site will feature Web-exclusive videos

exploring contemporary topics such as language revitalization efforts,

Native enterprise and tribal sovereignty. The site will also host

behind-the-scenes production stories, streaming of the ReelNative films,

and information about upcoming events across the nation.

ReelNative

This unique project offers Native Americans a venue to share their stories

with a national audience. At workshops in Arizona,

Massachusetts, and Oklahoma, participants ranging in age from fourteen to

fifty-five were taught to produce short films. Quirky, touching, funny,

and profound, the films reveal the diversity of the contemporary Native

experience and testify to the resilience of Native people and culture.

Community Engagement Campaign

A nationwide community outreach campaign is engaging Native communities

and organizations, Native radio, public television stations,

universities, museums, schools, and libraries. The events, activities, and

dialogue that come out of these relationships will extend We Shall

Remain’s crucial message to invite audiences to tune in to the

broadcast.

Educator Resources

The We Shall Remain Web site will launch an extensive Teacher’s Guide

< http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/w…

earn>  for social studies educators. The guide will incorporate video

segments from the five documentaries into social studies resources,

offering both viewing and comprehension aids and classroom activities. T

his resource will inspire and support teachers to integrate Native history

and issues into their curricula and encourage them to present Native

history as an integral part of American history.

National Library Initiative

WGBH is working closely with the American Library Association (ALA) and

its 2007-2008 President Loriene Roy (White Earth Anishinabe) to build

awareness of the series among librarians, Native organizations,

scholars, and writers. Ms. Roy is also collaborating with WGBH to

develop innovative ideas for how to use We Shall Remain materials to serve

the unique needs of local communities and tribal libraries. A library

event kit developed specifically for public, college, school, and tribal

libraries will be distributed to 17,000 public libraries, as well as to

all tribal libraries. The kit offers programming ideas and resources to

help libraries organize and deliver engaging events related to We Shall

Remain. Features include storytelling days, Native

literature reading circles, cross-cultural art projects for youth,

discussion forums, guidelines for evaluating media about Native peoples,

and an extensive bibliography of book, film, and Internet resources.

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Obama Should Sign The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Because…

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Obama should sign thethe Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples because…

The South Dakota Attorney General said, “never even read the Ft. Laramie Treaty.”


When asked whether or not Means had a valid argument to move his case to a federal court based on constitutional rights violation, Long replied, “Mr. Means ‘claims’ that the Black Hills is treaty territory and that South Dakota has no jurisdiction over him. I don’t believe that he has any rights to fish without a license under the U.S. Constitution.”

Means reference to the U.S. Constitution pertains to Article VI, which states: ” . . . This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every State shall be bound thereby . . .”

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“I have never even read the Ft. Laramie Treaty,” Long admitted.

Obama should sign the the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,   because…


Anti-Indian sovereignty state officials are reveling over a U.S. Supreme Court ruling they say is a historic triumph for states’ rights and power over Indian tribes that were federally acknowledged in the last 75 years.

Obama should sign the the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, because…


Don’t expect Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota) to rush through a fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.

And last but not least, he should sign the the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, because Sarah Palin is still in the proselytizing business.


To bestow its charity, the fundamentalist Christian organization brought in its celebrity evangelist, Franklin Graham, along with Gov. Palin, Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell and the Rev. Jerry Prevo, head of the Anchorage Baptist Temple, to create a media event of altruism. The showmanship of the relief flight to Russian Mission and Marshall maximized the social capital of Samaritan’s Purse and provided a platform for the faith-based partnership between Franklin Graham and Gov. Palin. The alliance of Graham and Gov. Palin began during her vice presidential bid and will likely continue as Samaritan’s Purse ramps up its Alaska operation, buying large tracts on the Kenai Peninsula as an apparent base for further missionary and political lobbying efforts for “Sarah 2012.”

The continued colonization of Tribal Lands and resources can’t very well be as successful without converts, or dividing and conquering, can it? I’ll bet Palin “never even read the Ft. Laramie Treaty” either. Back to the main point.

Obama should sign the the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.Period.


“Plain language” version of the Declaration

Note that this plain language version of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was developed in 2004 and therefore does not exactly follow the version adopted by the Human Rights Council in June 2006. It does, however, give a good insight into the content of the Declaration.

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The Preamble lists some of the reasons, which led the United Nations to develop a declaration on indigenous peoples’ rights. The Declaration sets out the rights of indigenous peoples. The language of “peoples” is important. Indigenous peoples do not want to be treated simply as numerical “populations”. They want recognition of their rights as distinct peoples, including the right to self-determination, and the right to control development of their societies.

Netroots Nation 2009: Help Set The Agenda (+PHOTOS!)

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My name is Neeta Lind and I blog as navajo at Daily Kos.  It is an honor to be a part of the eleven member panel that will be judging the proposals submitted by YOU  that will set the agenda at Netroots Nation 2009.

The fourth annual gathering of the Netroots (formerly known as the YearlyKos Convention) will be held August 13-16, 2009 at the David L. Lawrence convention center in Pittsburgh, PA.

Please join me below for more details about our panel, submitting your proposal, registration information and a HUGE collection of my photos from the past three conventions.

This panel is comprised of people from all corners of the Netroots. This panel includes: Netroots Nation Staff members Raven Brooks, Mary Rickles and Nolan Treadway; Adam Bonin (aka Adam B); Cheryl Contee (aka Jill Tubman); Jen Ancona; Neeta Lind (aka  navajo); Julia Rosen; Nathaniel Charny (NN Program Coordinator ’07 and ’08); Carolyn Dulchinos (aka No One Owns Me); and Keith Kamisugi.

Last week Adam B posted a diary that details our goal this year of organizing sessions that are creative and involve interaction to help the broader progressive movement.

As Chairman of the Board of Directors of Netroots Nation, I’m thrilled to announce that it’s time to start setting the agenda for Netroots Nation 2009 in Pittsburgh, PA.  

Over the next four (and hopefully eight, and beyond) years, we have a remarkable opportunity to work together to push progressive policy into legislation. There’s no better place to strategize our priorities and plan how to make them a reality than at Netroots Nation, the grassroots event of the year.

In order to create the most well-rounded agenda possible, we need your input. Can you help us develop and organize the sessions that you’ll attend at Netroots Nation in Pittsburgh — and help shape the conversation for progressives in 2009?

It’s easy to get involved. Click here to submit your idea for an engaging session that will bring in multiple perspectives on a relevant issue. The deadline for submission is March 31.

We want to see proposals on key issues like the economy, health care and energy policy. And we also want to include sessions about successful offline and online organizing tactics.  You should take a look at last year’s agenda to get a better sense as to what we’ve done in the past, but you’re certainly not limited to that in any way, and we certainly welcome your creativity in thinking about lively session formats — because “moderator + 4 speakers on a dais” is by no means the only way to do things.

Speaking of changing things up, we listened to your concerns about feeling overwhelmed last year, especially on Saturday, so look at the new schedule

— we are going to start doing substantive panels Thursday morning this year while spreading the caucuses throughout the schedule, with Sunday devoted to community service in Pittsburgh rather than more events in the Convention Center.  (In other words, if you don’t show up until late Thursday afternoon, you will miss out on stuff.)  We’re also going to try to have fewer things going on at once during each session — last year’s grid (PDF) presenting as many as 12 must-see events at once meant that not everyone could attend everything they wanted, which was a shame both for you as attendees as well as for our speakers, who spend a great amount of time preparing for the conference and want to reach as wide an audience as possible.

We want this year’s agenda to reflect your interests. And  your interests are best expressed by your proposal.

When you’re brainstorming, here are a few things to think about:

• How does my idea help the broader progressive movement?

• How will it empower activists to take what they’ve learned and use   it for the greater good?

• Do my proposed panelists represent diversity — of ethnicity, gender, geography, age and viewpoint?

Click here to read the full list of guidelines and submit your idea.

By submitting a proposal, you are taking responsibility as the organizer of the session. We’ll help you along the way, but ultimately, it’s your baby, and you’ll need to secure the participants, determine the contours of your session and promote the heck out of it in the months leading into NN09.  

This is just one way you can get more deeply involved in the Netroots community. Will you join us?

Thanks in advance for helping us plan the best Netroots gathering ever!

P.S. If you haven’t registered yet, click here to reserve your spot and get the lowest rate. And if you’re a student, be sure to take advantage of our special $50 student rate!

A little more about me:

I am the organizer of our local San Francisco Bay Readers of Daily Kos, the SFKossacks.  We have almost 300 members and are known for our welcome dinners for visiting bloggers.  I’ve also set up another blog as an offshoot from Daily Kos to stand as a forum for the long standing issues regarding Native Americans, Native American Netroots.  I have also moderated the Native American Caucus session at all three Netroots Nation’s past conventions.  I have made the Recommended List a few times for my massive photo diaries of Daily Kos meatspace events.

And finally here are some of my photos from the past conventions starting with Austin, then Chicago and finally Las Vegas.  If these photos don’t make you want to register and attend I don’t know what will.

Photo diary of Netroots Nation 2008 in Austin, TX

I arrive at 5pm to see everyone meeting in the lobby for drinks:

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We begin with the Cheers & Jeers meetup in the lobby to go to dinner:

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Common Sense Mainer and Bill in Portland Maine taking a head count to call in to the restaurant:

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Sharoney!

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Cheers & Jeers, Party of 40 arriving at the restaurant:

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Jerome à Paris and Bill in Portland Maine (Bill seemed particularly crotchety this trip)

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Common Sense Mainer and Timroff shrugging their shoulders:

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Burnt Orange reception and the Cedar Door:

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This guy cracked me up.  He has produced playing cards that feature many republicans that are gay.  He was selling packets like crazy.  I particularly like the Larry Craig card.

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And speaking of republicans;  I loved this guy’s shirt:

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Mike Stark and and Matt Browner Hamlin.  Matt works on Mark Begich’s Senate campaign

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Reality Bites Back

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Back at the hotel we see Darcy Burner arriving as she runs into Markos and Ari.  Ari is going to be one handsome dude:

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The Awful Truth and Darcy Burner:

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Mem from Somerville:

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Mindoca and NYBri

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THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2008

Scout Finch:

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Markos and SusanG

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Howard Dean arrives and gives a rousing speech at noon after his rally at Crawford earlier that day, he said about a 100 folks turned out there.

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Miss Laura

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mcjoan

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Lithium Cola

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JeffLieber and Land of Enchantment

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teacherken and his high school speakers

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Katie Halper

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trashablanca and clammyc

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Elfling, Hunter and offspring

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Elisa and ct

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eugene aka robert in Monterey

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FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2008

The Maze of Injustice Panel including Amanda Flott, center with Amnesty International and Pretty Bird Woman House board of directors Tinnekkia Williams-Three Legs on the Left and the director of Pretty Bird Woman House, Georgia Littleshield.  

Blissing’s diary recapped this panel.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/…

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Shockwave  :: XOXOXO!

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Mary Rickles; one of the chief organizers of this convention

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Myself ::  navajo

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Markos, ct, Miss Laura and Nate Silver aka poblano

Markos, ct, Miss Laura and poblano!

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nyceve blogging

nyceve blogging

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Pastor Dan, Loggersbrat, Andy T and Mrs. Pastor

Pastor Dan, Loggersbrat, AndyT & Mrs. Pastor

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And at the candidates event that night

PASSED HORS D’OEUVRES!!

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Kid Oakland

Kid Oakland!

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cskendrick

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highacidity and Sadie Townsel ( yes, I got Melody’s permission to post)

highacidity and Sadie Townsel

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Nybri and Christine Pelosi

NYBri and Christine Pelosi

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Raven Brooks, finance director of Netroots Nation

Raven Brooks

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Netroots Nation SuperHero :: Nolan Treadway

Nolan Treadway

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Elisa, could she be any prettier?

Elisa

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Free margaritas from Markos

Free Margaritas from Markos

And a fricking laser beam chocolate fountain from Markos!

Chocolate Fountain

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Conga Line

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DHinMI

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Al Giordano :: The Field

Al Giordano :: The Field

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Smintheus and highacidity

Smintheus & highacidity

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EddieC

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theKK, thereisnospoon and hekebolos

MaryKK, thereisnospoon and hekebolos

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ukiyo

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SATURDAY, JULY 19, 2008

OMG!!!!!!!!  IT’S AL GORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Al gore is here!!!!!!!!!

Al Gore, Nancy Pelosi and Gina Cooper

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JeffLieber sees the photos I posted of him in his diary, he is sitting right next to me

Jeff Leiber sees my posted photos of him

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Netroots for the Troops

Netroots for the Troops

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Cedwyn dreaming again

Cedwyn dreaming again

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DemocraticLuntz

DemocraticLuntz

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Obama’s video address to us

Barack Obama's video address to us

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Spawn of OPOL, OPOL, malacandra and??

Spawn of OPOL, OPOL, Malacandra and ?

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Gavin Newsom

Gavin Newsom

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Debra Bowen and norm

Debra Bowen and norm

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Van Jones, Expect to hear more from this amazing speaker, he just got back from an Artic trip with Jimmy Carter and many other dignitaries.

Van Jones

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Obvious superheroes :: blackwoof and wolfmanspike came to my Native American Netroots caucus.  wolfmanspike has Seminole ancestors.  

Don’t know who the cutie is in the hat. The cutie in the hat is Josh Holland from Alternet.  That’s me between the superheroes.

Muscles at Netroots Nation 2008

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vcmvo2 and dadanation :: RESCUE RANGERS!

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And finally from the first 2006 YearlyKos convention in Las Vegas and the famous Mark Warner extravagant soiree at the top of some casino.

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C. Peter Wagner & Native American Resource Network

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“Mr. Joel’s Army himself,” C. Peter Wagner, is in the video below. The title of it is “Native American Christian Reconciliation Ministry.”


Rick Warren’s (amazingly extensive) connections with Joel’s Army groups

a) Apparently being directly mentored by none other than Mr. Joel’s Army himself (C. Peter Wagner) and actively teaching at Wagner’s ordination mill, Fuller Seminary and cross-promotion of Wagner’s and Warren’s material by the two

Below is the type of rhetoric heard in the video.


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They are GATE KEEPERS for this land…  this is part of the healing for America…  God told Bobby Conner that we had to COME THROUGH THEM INTO AMERICA!!!


One of the Indian leaders prays for REVIVAL to come to America and to all of the First Nation People…Bob Jones comes up…  the First Nation People are the keepers of the land…  they have the ability to bless the land…  they are a spiritual people…  when they get saved, they naturally know how to flow in the Spirit.

Furthermore, this is written by Jean Steffenson of the “Native American Resource Network,” who was in the video along with “Mr. Joel’s Army himself,” C. Peter Wagner.


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The other native leaders expressed a deep gratitude for the Word of God that came and repented for the resistance that had been built against the gospel. They welcomed King Jesus into the land to take His place and fill this land with His glorious presence. Jay shut the gate to the Babylonian spirit and made some declarations that I believe engaged the angels of God and terrified the demonic powers.

What is “the gate to the Babylonian spirit” that she believes “terrified the demonic powers?” Let’s review what we know first.

First, an overview of  “Reconciliation” Cultural Genocide.


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Use of Reconciliation Events

Glazier is on the board of the International Reconciliation Coalition founded by John

Dawson, International President of YWAM (Youth With a Mission). The reconciliation

approach, including reconciliation walks, has been used to gain access to Native American groups in the U.S and Canada, and also to African Americans, Amish, Turkish Muslims, and other groups around the world. Link to “Palin and the Apostles” for an account of New Apostolics in a prophetic ceremony representing the shielding of Native Alaskans from interference from other churches and social services.

Reconciliation is designed to remove the generational curses and other demons which are

preventing the target group from being open to evangelization. For instance, a reconciliation walk in Turkey in 1999 was advertised as apologizing for the Crusades to the Muslim population. However, following the reconciliation walk, the New Apostolics embarked on an aggressive proselytizing campaign which included a ceremony in the Ephesus amphitheater. Organized by Ted Haggard and others and with participation of groups from Korea, they chanted Jesus is Lord for four hours in the amphitheater.

Second, let’s review a reconciliation event that ended in “native artifacts and ritual items like carved masks were thrown into bonfires.”


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The New Apostolic Reformation was formed as an institution through the efforts of C. Peter Wagner. More details on the history of this movement are in the section “Sources of the Transformations.” Wagner has developed a network of 500 Apostles, most with Apostolic networks of their own over which they have authority. In addition to this structure there is a national and international structure of “prayer warriors” overseen by Apostles. Initially named the Spiritual Warfare Network, this structure has been renamed twice, first to the United States Strategic Prayer Network (USSPN), and again recently to the United States Global Apostolic Prayer Network (USGAPN). There is also an international network under the authority of Wagner.

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However, the story moves on to one island area that remained blighted despite the miracles. This is an island on which the indigenous populations’ ancestors had killed a missionary in 1867. The video shows the process through which the community prayed, fasted, and repented of this generational curse. Like other vignettes in the Transformation videos, native artifacts and ritual items like carved masks were thrown into bonfires. The descendants of the murdered (and eaten) missionary traveled to the island to attend a ceremony of repentance by the inhabitants and release them from the generational curse. The island was also miraculously renewed after the event, including the immediate cleansing of a poisonous polluted stream.

Now, what is “the gate to the Babylonian spirit” that Jean Steffenson believes “terrified the demonic powers?”


The repentance, forgiveness and declarations that took place at Plymouth Rock and the town of Plymouth, MA September 27th got the attention of God and His adversaries. Jeremiah 1:10 came to my mind as we stood at this historical and present day gateway. There were many things that took root at this gate and were spread throughout the country, some good – some bad. The pilgrims no doubt loved God and wanted to serve Him. Yet In their zeal to have religious freedom they inadvertently gave place to a religious spirit. They sought a place of liberty to practice their beliefs and they fell into that age-old trap of legalism as was evident in their ministry to the native people. On the good side was the Indian’s friend, John Elliot, who brought them the gospel with

the love of God.

And just who was this “Indian’s friend, John Elliot” who demanded the American Indians act “civilized” by farming, wearing English clothes, cutting their hair, cease practicing their culture, and discarding their real names for English ones?


Excerpt from “Puritans, Indians & Manifest Destiny” (Charles M. Segal and David C. Stineback. pp. 155-157.

In 1647, one year after Massachusetts launched its missionary effort, John Eliot recorded – with what must have been some embarrassment – a question put to him by Wabbakoxets, reputed to have been an old powwow: “…why did we never teach them to know God till now?….”

“It is therefore ordered and decreed, by this Court, for the honor of the eternal God, whom only we worship & serve, that no person within the jurisdiction, whether Christian or pagan, either by willful or obstinate denying the true God, or his creation or government of the world, or shall curse God, or reproach the holy religion of God, as if it were but a politic device to keep ignorant men in awe, nor shall utter any other eminent kind of blasphemy, of the like nature & degree; if any person or persons whatsoever, within our jurisdiction, shall break this law they shall be put to death.”

What a perfect compliment to Joel’s Army that is.


One of the parts of their theology that is very rarely discussed–save by a few of us researchers–is that they are one of the very few groups on the planet to literally have a theological mandate for not only genocide but near omnicide–both pre- and post-Tribulation.  Combined with the known use of coercive tactics and the decidedly unique interpretations of Biblical verses that claim they’re part of an end-time army of “God Warriors”…it’s not exaggeration to state this is a potential threat to humanity.

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And if this doesn’t scare you yet–these groups may have influence to the very highest levels of government and documented histories of particularly horrific genocides (ask Guatemala about the hell it endured under Gen. Rios Montt sometime)…and the largest denomination embracing “Joel’s Army” theology has an estimated membership of nearly three million people…and they’ve rather explicitly targeted the largest Protestant denomination in the US, the Southern Baptist Convention, for total conversion from within.

To conclude, I’m reposting the first part of Opinion: American Fascists or Christian Fascists?

American fascism is the term used by Dr. James Luther Adams, who “was in Germany in 1935 and 1936 and worked with the underground anti-Nazi church.” He said that American fascists would dismantle the open society, using scripture, during “prolonged social instability or a national crisis.” Either of those conditions certainly meets the living conditions on many reservations of their social structure and their Nation. I argue from definition that “Christian fascists” or American fascists are appropriate to be applied to those who christianize Indigenous People as well as to be applied to those who committed  “the slaughters of yesteryear” for the following reasons:

Duncan Campbell Scott, an Indian Affairs Superintendent, created the term “Final Solution;” Christianizing Indigenous People has historically destroyed cultures and languages, an activity still practiced; Baer before the U.N. said, “the international community should begin to view the violation of language rights as a crime against humanity;” and, the fact that Indigenous People exist in the post Extermination stage of genocide, while the general dominant culture practices the post Extermination stage of genocide, which is Denial. To clarify, the word genocide was not created until 1944 by Raphael Lemkin, “The term ‘Final Solution”‘was not coined by the Nazis, but by Indian Affairs Superintendent Duncan Campbell Scott in April of 1910 when he referred to how he envisioned the “Indian Problem” being resolved.” Hence, Christian fascism or American fascism by definition is appropriate when discussing christianizing Indigenous People, and is appropriate to be applied to those who committed “the slaughters of yesteryear” – strictly my own opinion. Lastly, I think both Christian fascism and American fascism should have two categories: violent fascism and non – violent fascism (for the post Extermination stage of genocide) with definitions fitting both categories and used according to the timeline. Let me explain.

I would say that Christian fascists were and are more motivated by Christendom. For example, Columbus’s first voyage in 1492 combined with his religious motivations for making it led Pope Alexander VI to issue a Papal Bull in 1493. Pope Alexander VI ordered Ferdinand and Isabella to observe and to do the following:  that the primary purpose of all future voyages and ensuing discoveries of land and people was to Christianize and “overthrow” any Nations who resisted; that Columbus himself be used for the next voyage, since there was consensus among Columbus, Ferdinand, Isabella, and the Papacy with regards to spreading Christianity to the entire world; that the Indians might have been good converts; that all this was to be carried out “By the Authority of Almighty God;” that it applied to the entire world; that any possible Christian rulers were to not be overthrown; that Ferdinand and Isabella had power over such possible Christian rulers, while the Papacy had power over them and any possible Christian rulers; that overthrown Nations would have a Christian ruler put in place; that anyone who traded with anyone who overthrew a Christian ruler would be excommunicated; and that anyone who went against the Papal Bull would “Incur the wrath of Almighty God.”


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From the moment of its birth Christianity had envisioned the end of the world. Saints and theologians differed on many details about the end, but few disagreements were as intense as those concerned with the nature and timing of the events involved…As word of these predictions spread, the most fundamental affairs of both Church and state were affected. And there had been no previous time in human history when ideas were able to circulate further or more rapidly, for it was in the late 1430s that Johann Gutenberg developed the technique of printing with movable type cast in molds. It has been estimated that as many as 20 million books-and an incalculable number of pamphlets and tracts-were produced and distributed in Europe between just 1450 and 1500.”

I think Christian fascists, which could be an international term, have more motivations from Christendom than do American fascists.

Forced Navajo Relocation Continues on Big Mountain

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“Springtime” continues, as “BIA Hopi Agency Police and Rangers are patrolling this region (Big Mountain) where a few traditional elders continue to live and also resist federal mandates to relocate.”


Obama: Stop the Peabody Mine Expansion on Black Mesa

As we speak, there exist a state of fear and anxiety in a traditional community at Big Mountain in the heart of Black Mesa. And as we speak, the federally deputized officers of the BIA Hopi Agency Police and Rangers are patrolling this region where a few traditional elders continue to live and also resist federal mandates to relocate.

First of all, I suggest readingAmerica’s West Bank (Edited and New Info.) for an overview of the dire situation, if you’re unfamiliar with it.  I’ll say what I want to at the very end.

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Dineh resister and elder, Pauline Whitesinger, has stood her ground since 1977 when the BIA tried to build a range unit fence within the lands partitioned to the neighboring tribe, the (modern and progressive) Hopis. Pauline still believes in the old ways by upholding aboriginal rights and treaty rights and because of BIA-Hopi restriction on new contruction and her deteriorating ceremonial hogan, she replaced and rebuilt a new hogan. The BIA Indian police are constantly taken photographs of her residence, her neighbors that come to see her, her non-Indian volunteer helpers, and her grandchildren that come to visit. The police do not attempt to talk to her or answer to her concerns and requests.

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This area known as the Hopi Partitioned Lands still has Dineh residents and has been made an isolated area, and this is allowing the federal government to do as they please with these last, traditional peoples. Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley, Jr. has even made numerous comments that the Dineh resistance at Big Mountain “a lost cause and a closed case” meaning that these Dineh are to never be thought of, again. Meaning that these Dineh, who are my Big Mountain relatives, need to be erased from the state of the Navajo Nation and perhaps, Pauline is right when she says, “we are in way of Peabody, profit, revenues, and industrial jobs.”

It’s high time that Barack Black Eagle, which means “”one who helps people throughout the land -” lives up to his name.


Dear Mr. President Barrack Obama, and

Madame Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton,

Copies to:

Mrs. Katherine Smith & Mrs. Pauline Whitesinger, Big Mountain Sovereign Dineh,

Selected Kimongwis of the Independent Pueblo of Hotevilla,

Mr. William Means & Ms. Andrea Carmen, International Indian Treaty Council,

President Joe Shirley, Jr., The Navajo Nation,

Mr. Roman Bitsuie, The Navajo-Hopi Land Commission,

Office of the Hopi Tribe’s Office of Hopi Lands,

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Phoenix Area Agency

Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining

REPEAL “THE NAVAJO-HOPI LAND SETTLEMENT ACT OF 1974” (P.L. 93-531): IT ENFORCES THE METHODS OF GENOCIDE BY POPULATION REMOVAL AND COAL MINING EXPANSIONS

And after he repeals the Relocation Act, he should sign the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, to help ensure that it never happens again.

If that upsets people enough that it ends up on his desk, then good.

Introducing the Native American Community Examiner

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I went to the SPIRIT garage sale on this cold, windy day in Oklahoma, and donated a couple things. The garage sale was to raise funds so that SPIRIT can achieve 501c3 status; also, it was so that SPIRIT can afford extra traveling expenses for speaking purposes. Brenda Golden, who ” helped establish SPIRIT, a group that increases education and awareness about Oklahoma Indians,” gave me her permission to quote her entire new article from theNative American Community Examiner. (Also, catch her at Red Town Radio)

One last thing before you read Brenda’s article, “Oklahoma Fairness Bill and tribal sovereignty.” That is, I asked her if she wanted me to inform people that they could volunteer to help with things like paper work for SPIRIT. She said, “I could use all the help I can get.” So feel free to contact her through the site that’s linked to if you’re interested in helping. Now to the issue at hand.

Why is “The ‘fairness’ bill (is) an attempt to turn Oklahoma businesses and citizens against the Tribal Nations?” Read on.


Oklahoma Fairness Bill and tribal sovereignty by Brenda Golden

U.S. District Judge James Payne rendered a ruling on Jan. 23 that said Osage Nation employees are not exempt from paying state income taxes and that Osage County is not the Osage Reservation’s boundaries.

His decision came by summary judgment, which prevented the Nation from going to trial. This case has been ongoing for nearly eight years according to Chief Jim Gray of the Osage Nation, so the timing of a summary judgment against the tribe is particularly telling as to the State’s intent on minimizing the Osage’s sovereign status. On February 6th, the Osage Tribe filed a motion to reconsider in federal district court with three casinos, hundreds of employees, an array of business operations and over 2000 square acres of land at stake. Never mind that since at least 1865, prior to statehood, the Osage Nation has generally been thought of as the boundaries of Osage County. In fact this boundary has been generally agreed upon for over a hundred years by the State of Oklahoma and its citizens.

Just the day before the Osage Nation’s filing (Feb. 5), the Oklahoma Tax Commission and the State Attorney General filed a lawsuit in Tulsa District Court against more than a dozen Creek Nation smoke shop owners and several Creek Nation officials, alleging that they conspired to violate federal and state laws governing cigarette sales in Oklahoma. The Tax Commission says the conspiracy is costing the state millions of dollars in tax revenues that are designated to be spent on health initiatives and to reduce the number of smokers in Oklahoma. The Muscogee (Creek) Nation has refused to sign a tribal compact with the State for the last four years. What does a tobacco compact do? It is an agreement between the tribal nation and the state that the tribe will pay “x” amount off the top of each cigarette pack sale in lieu of paying state taxes. Most were placed in effect for at least ten years or more.

In earlier times, tribes agreed to the tobacco compacts to forego the hassle from the State in order to get a revenue stream initiated and established. One tends to believe that if the State of Oklahoma had negotiated with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation in good faith then they would be more apt to sign a tobacco compact. However, that is their right to not sign an agreement as well. The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is one of the few tribal nations that operate their own Health System and comprehensive Tobacco Prevention Program. In fact, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation imposes their own internal tax on cigarettes that goes directly to the Tobacco Prevention Program. Since the tribal nation is providing health and tobacco prevention programs directly to their citizens already then there is no need to fund the rest of the State.

Both of these lawsuits illustrate an action on the part of the State of Oklahoma to derail tribal sovereignty for financial gain. Both the Osage Nation and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation are doing well with a number of business enterprises and are providing for their citizens through a number of programs. Funds spent on legal fees, travel to and from courts, the time of administrators, lawyers consultations, etc., is taking money away from the resources available to the people they employ and service. Not only do tribal nations provide for their own citizens within their jurisdiction, they also spread their dollars around the state in a number of ways such as contributing to roads and bridges, land projects, building offices, and farming. The pay those Tribal employees receive is spent in their own communities. More funds spent on fighting the state reduce the amount available for business operations, services, health and social programs.

Bills pertaining to American Indians in the Oklahoma State Legislature

As with almost every legislative session, there are a number of bills introduced in the Oklahoma State Legislature pertaining to American Indians. Significant to the American Indian population was SB 765, which created the Oklahoma Anti-Discriminatory Mascot Act, restricting hateful, derogatory and demeaning mascots in public schools, was defeated before it even came out of Committee. Still alive are House Bill 1002 which would exempt any business within 25 miles of a tribal business from collecting sales taxes. Author Representative David Dank said the bill would require businesses sell “like products” with the tribal stores to get the exemption. House Bill 2271 would require that compacts between tribal governments and the state be approved by the Legislature. And once again a Secretary of Native American Affairs Cabinet position has been introduced as HB 2231. Of all those introduced, SB 765 meant the most to American Indians’ self worth and pride, so of course it was defeated quickly, while the most harmful HB 1002 touted as the “fairness” bill is still alive.

The “fairness” bill is an attempt to turn Oklahoma businesses and citizens against the Tribal Nations. By making the tribal nations out to be a big bad wolf, the State can turn public opinion against their operations and hence reduce the number of customers utilizing their services and buying their goods. The reason tribal nations have a sovereign status is based on the US Commerce Clause and all business dealings with them are controlled by Congress. This is a very negative bill for Oklahoma tribes in that what small amount of competitive advantage that they have because of their status is now being threatened. Looking at small towns across Oklahoma one can see main streets that are like ghost towns, many small businesses were shut down because they could not compete with the big businesses of Wal-Mart and Walgreen’s, for example. Never has the Oklahoma State Legislature had a bill introduced to level the playing field for communities that were shut down by big business who could offer lower prices due to economies of scale and buying power.