Date: Wed, 28 Jun 1995 20:21:30 -0700
NATIVE-L Aboriginal Peoples: news & information
Subject: Wotanging Ikche--nanews03.026 (part A)
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They are those who take. Those who rape the earth in search of
In search of fortune.
They are those who want, who desire, that which is not theirs,
and they do not need.
They are those for whom the word
respect can be found
only coupled with the word
This respect is not of self; it is what
they consider their due
from everyone else.
It would not occur to
them to accord this respect to anyone, or
them, life is a play starring themselves. They are the
only living being; all else that exists exists for their comfort or
The best of
them will admit all of this.
The worst will pretend to be philanthropists.
They do not, and cannot, understand the meaning of
They live to take, and to take, and to take.
They will swell like ticks gorged on blood. They do not understand flow,
They live to accumulate.
Beware of calling them
white men; they come in all colors.
They are the greedy, and greed is the worst disease imported to this land from Europe.
It was here before they came; but never, among any tribe, was it considered a virtue, and rewarded accordingly.
We are those who have seen these tendencies in ourselves and
recognized their evil.
We are those who have learned something
sharing - our last crumb if need be
- with our relatives.
We are those who understand that there
is nothing mystical, airy-fairy or supernatural about the wheel of
life and death. It is what it is, which is what the Creator made it
We are those who have some grasp of the fact that the creation
reveals the Creator to those with eyes.
We are those who seek the power only to help our relatives, and
ourselves to be and become true human beings.
We are those who know that every part of creation is literally
related to every other part of creation. We are diverse, but we are
Beware of calling
us Indians. We come in all colors.
These are the two camps in the final days of this age.
Not Indian against white; not mixed against full.
It is the heart, and the spirit, that tell who a person is.
We must all open our eyes very wide, and take in this truth.
One is either a giver, or a taker.
The time of the takers is coming to an end.
Know where you stand, and do not disparage a brother or sister because you failed to look past their skin. We must all stand together.