Silent No More: The Revolution
Indigenous elders gather for prayers on Jan. 19 and sing the death song of the Dakota 38 who were hanged in Minnesota
By Brenda Norrell
UPDATE: Rail Blockades across Canada shut down traffic. New photos and video of Idle No More, Jan. 16, 2013. www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com
First Nation Terrance Nelson discusses upcoming oil pipeline and rail blockades:
Photo Rudy Black Plume, Idle No More, Lethbridge, Canada
Since Obama and the US Congressmen are busy jet-setting, and carrying out their drone assassinations, I thought it would be good to share this from the Tucson city bus today. A homeless m
an on his way back to the shelter said to another homeless, "That chicken sandwich we got yesterday sure was good, didn't fill me up, but it sure was good. Of course it didn't do my family any good."
Tonight, it will be 20 degrees in the Sonoran Desert.
Another real voice now being heard is Sixto Rodriguez. ‘Searching for Sugarman,’ has been nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary this year, which is surprising. Most folks considered the Oscars too stuffy to make a move like this. In Searching for Sugarman, Rodriguez imparts the soul of the common man in his humble words from Detroit, Michigan. His story reveals not only the truth of the music industry, but how music can be a catalyst for change, even in Apartheid South Africa where Rodriguez was famous without knowing it. A second great documentary nominated for an Oscar is ‘5 Broken Cameras,’ from Palestine.
Photo American Indian Genocide Museum, Houston, Texas, supports Idle No More.
From the gritty streets of Tucson, and Detroit Michigan, to the ice-packed roads of the north, this week the biggest news was Idle No More. As the Flash Mob Round Dances spread from the First Nations to around the world, ‘Idle No More’ support poured in from Shawnee, Okla., the Navajo Nation, New Zealand, Australia, Palestine and Sri Lanka. Mohawks, supporting Idle No More and pointing out that they were never idle, began rail blockades and blocked the Akwesasne Cornwall border by the thousands, as Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence continued her fast.
Writing an article a day, Kahentinetha at Mohawk Nation News describes what is happening in Canada, and to the world. In the latest article, ‘Great Red Hope, Indigenous Youth,’ Kahentinetha writes, “The band councils cannot become intermediaries between us and the multinational corporation of Canada, to sell our resources. They have always been part of the greed and genocide program, trained to think hierarchically to enslave us. Corporate Indians are willing pupils of decadence.”
First Nation Terrance Nelson, Roseau River Ojibway, announced the elders will gather for prayers this week in Winnipeg on Jan. 19, and sing the death song of the 38 Dakotas who were hanged in Minnesota. In Minnesota, the American Indian Movement will gather for prayers on Jan. 19. On Jan. 16, there will be a blockade in Manitoba.
For over a year now, Dakota Elder Albert Taylor has been asking me to use our power. He has been telling me that we need to lift the pipe. He kept saying, we need to ask for help. He says, "we still have power". On Saturday January 19th 2013 at the RCMP Station on Portage Ave in Winnipeg, at noon Winnipeg time, the Elders will ask for spiritual help. Albert Taylor asked that my older brother Charles lift the pipe while Elder Taylor will sing.
Albert Taylor is 85 years old. He will sing the death song used by the 38 Dakotas who were hung in Mankato Minnesota in 1862.
We begin 2013 with the voices of those who are Silent No More, and those who were never silent.
Photo Mohawks at Akwesasne Cornwall Border
First Nation Terrance Nelson Calling on Mother Earth, Prayers and Blockade this week
Mohawk Nation News
Sugarman, Beatles, and Buffy Sainte Marie
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