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Offline Defend the Sacred

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Re: Idle No More
« Reply #30 on: January 15, 2013, 07:39:15 pm »
These are the people who love Harper, and support what he is doing to Indigenous people in Canada - white supremacists:

Not only do these Neo-Nazis support the violation of the First Nations treaties, they are even trying to colonize Indigneous Identity themselves, by declaring themselves "Indigenous European":

The white supremacists want only white people in the lands where they have invaded, and one of their tactics is to usurp Indigenous identity - socially via political movements and "spiritually" via the newagers and shameons - until their white voices and communities totally eradicate and replace Native ones.

We are seeing newage shameons colonizing Idle No More pages on FB. They are hoping that by claiming to be allies, they will get a pass.  Some of them are going to INM events to push their own agendas and try to steal songs and ceremonies. These newagers are now claiming to be Indigenous, based on a radical misinterpretation of the idea of "Indigenous roots," or simply because they are white supremacists. The worst offenders are newagers, pretendians and neopagans. As some of them are falsely claiming to be Celtic, or ripping off outsider fantasies of Celtic ways and calling it "Indigenous European Knowledge,"  one of the anti-racist groups I work with had to issue a statement against this genocidal colonization of Indigenous Identity:

As we've seen with the newage promotion of the racist fantasies of Steiner and the fake, genocidal "Rainbow Prophecies," the roots of the newage movement are white supremacist. We've even seen people promoting new fake prophecies about white people coming to save the day and learn all the NDN ceremonies, and attributing their words to long-dead NDN leaders.

Sherman Alexie saw it coming:

How to Write the Great American Indian Novel
By Sherman Alexie

All of the Indians must have tragic features: tragic noses, eyes, and arms.
Their hands and fingers must be tragic when they reach for tragic food.

The hero must be a half-breed, half white and half Indian, preferably
from a horse culture. He should often weep alone. That is mandatory.

If the hero is an Indian woman, she is beautiful. She must be slender
and in love with a white man. But if she loves an Indian man

then he must be a half-breed, preferably from a horse culture.
If the Indian woman loves a white man, then he has to be so white

that we can see the blue veins running through his skin like rivers.
When the Indian woman steps out of her dress, the white man gasps

at the endless beauty of her brown skin. She should be compared to nature:
brown hills, mountains, fertile valleys, dewy grass, wind, and clear water.

If she is compared to murky water, however, then she must have a secret.
Indians always have secrets, which are carefully and slowly revealed.

Yet Indian secrets can be disclosed suddenly, like a storm.
Indian men, of course, are storms. They should destroy the lives

of any white women who choose to love them. All white women love
Indian men. That is always the case. White women feign disgust

at the savage in blue jeans and T-shirt, but secretly lust after him.
White women dream about half-breed Indian men from horse cultures.

Indian men are horses, smelling wild and gamey. When the Indian men
unbuttons his pants, the white woman should think of topsoil.

There must be one murder, one suicide, one attempted rape.
Alcohol should be consumed. Cars must be driven at high speeds.

Indians must see visions. White people can have the same visions
if they are in love with Indians. If a white person loves an Indian

then the white person is Indian by proximity. White people must carry
an Indian deep inside themselves. Those interior Indians are half-breed

and obviously from horse cultures. If the interior Indian is male
then he must be a warrior, especially if he is inside a white man.

If the interior Indian is female, then she must be a healer, especially if she is inside
a white woman. Sometimes there are complications.

An Indian man can be hidden inside a white woman. An Indian woman
can be hidden inside a white man. In these rare instances,

everybody is a half-breed struggling to learn more about his or her horse culture.
There must be redemption, of course, and sins must be forgiven.

For this, we need children. A white child and an Indian child, gender
not important, should express deep affection in a childlike way.

In the Great American Indian novel, when it is finally written,
all of the white people will be Indians and all of the Indians will be ghosts.


Sherman Alexie, “How to Write the Great American Indian Novel” from The Summer of Black Widows. Copyright © by Sherman Alexie. Reprinted by permission of Hanging Loose Press.

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Re: Idle No More
« Reply #31 on: January 19, 2013, 12:17:44 am »
I support the ideals of Idle No More.

I wish Pittsburgh was a little more on the ball with this ...  :-\

those on the edge, can protect the center