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OUR EARTH, OUR MOTHER

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OUR EARTH, OUR MOTHER

No one can understand Earth Day with the same depth of feeling as the Native American. Those who came later and enslaved The People, stole their land, and pushed them aside. The conquerors didn’t listen or care about the song of the wind, couldn’t see or understand the beauty of the land or identify with it as a living, breathing entity. The concept of the Earth as a Mother and the ultimate provider of life was not a part of their vision.

We have inherited that lack of vision.

Our world is filled with people who ignore the eternal cycle of life,  which has nothing to do with electronics or all the modern creations we find so important. We have ignored the world of nature, cannot seem to listen to the breath of our planet or the heart, either, which must keep beating to keep our species alive.

 Earth Day is like a neon, flashing sign. Our planet is sick. It has a fatal disease called: MAN.

Listen to N. Scott Momaday a native American and Pulitzer Prize winner:

I am a feather on the bright sky

I am the blue horse that runs in the plain

I am the fish that rolls, shining, in the water

I am the shadow that follows a child

I am the evening light, the lustre of meadows

I am an eagle playing with the wind

I am a cluster of bright beads

I am the farthest star

I am the cold of dawn

I am the roaring of the rain

I am the glitter on the crust of the snow

I am the long track of the moon in a lake

I am a flame of four colors

I am a deer standing away in the dusk

I am a field of sumac and the pomme blanche

I am an angle of geese in the winter sky

I am the hunger of a young wolf

I am the whole dream of these things

You see, I am alive, I am alive

I stand in good relation to the earth

I stand in good relation to the gods

I stand in good relation to all that is beautiful

You see, I am alive, I am alive

 

More about the writer:

Navarre Scott Momaday (born February 27, 1934) — known as N. Scott Momaday — is a Native American author of Kiowa descent. His work House Made of Dawn was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1969. Momaday received the National Medal of Arts in 2007 for his work that celebrated and preserved Native American oral and art tradition. He holds 20 honorary degrees from colleges and universities, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

 

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INDIANS SCREWED AGAIN, AND AGAIN, AND AGAIN

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 The Apache holy grounds in Arizona are about to be stolen and raped. And these particular lands have had special protection since 1955 when President Eisenhower decreed the area closed to mining. President Nixon renewed this ban in 1971.

Hard to believe, isn’t it?.

Why would any politician give away Native American lands? And to Rio Tinto an Australian-British mining concern? A foreign corporation? By this obscene act, Congress has handed over a sacred Native American site to a foreign-owned company for what may be the first time in our nation’s history.

It can only be one of two things:

  1. Someone saw too may bad western movies as a child – the ones where the government paid for Indian scalps, because they were supposed to be bad people. Why else would we want to steal their land from them?
  2. Money. Or is that the same thing as No. 1

And who are the politicians who are handing over these Indian holy lands? None other than that great American patriot, Senator John McCain and Arizona’s other Senator, Jeff Flake.

How did they do it?

It wasn’t really that difficult? While other bills to accomplish this have always failed because of lack of support, this time they simply tacked on as a last minute rider to a must-pass defense bill.

They slipped it in below the radar. Sneaky? That’s how they do things in Washington. That way, it avoids any kind of public scrutiny.

And is it for the public’s welfare, which they are always touting? Not on your life. It brings more environmental devastation.

Big time.

When mining interests are finished with this land, what remains will be a massive crater. You know, nothing but a big hole in the ground. Not just a hole. It will be a two-mile wide, 1000-foot-deep pit.

That’s what’s going to happen to Apache holy land.

Apaches have been a part of this site since well before recorded history – this by congressional testimony from the Society for American Archaeology.

Little tidbits: Resolution Copper Mining, Rio Tinto’s parent company, has been a McCain campaign contributor, and before Mr. Flake made it to Congress, he was a paid lobbyist for Rio Tinto Rӧssing Uranium (a huge uranium mine in Namibia).

It just goes on and on. Steal again, and again from the indigenous peoples.

These Senators, robbers of Native American lands, are supposed to be patriotic Americans. Which Americans do they represent? Certainly not American Indians – is there anyone more American than the native peoples of this country?

Do we, the people, even count when the legislators of Congress give our heritage away? Yes, this is our American heritage, as well as that of the American Indian.

We all need to wake up.

This Congress is giving away our beautiful country, selling our land to obscene corporations who don’t give a rat’s ass about America the beautiful.

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 Many thanks to Lydia Millet, author, and Opinion Section contributor to the New York Times. She brought this underhanded action to my attention.

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