Friday, January 25, 2013

This poem is poignant...brilliant...

Laughing Drums:

History’s white hand wrote my country’s course
In a language that will come back and hunt her
In the twenty first century;
The man at the round-about calls it exploitation
Beyond redemption.
But I say it is far beyond our imagination.
Who would have ever thought
Shedding blood for diamonds will be our lot?
Not even the ruthless bullies
Who scrambled for our land to please their hungry bellies;
Nor did big city dwellers in their luxury
Have the faintest idea of our misery.
The man at the round-about says
We are in a conundrum
But I say let’s play our joyful laughing drums
Play our laughing drums
To the sound of hungry children chewing crumbs.

History’s white hand wrote
Signatories and pernicious agreements both
As IMF loans and World Bank Killer packages
Inflicting unparallel wounds and damages;
The man at the round-about calls it Neocolonialism
Without Comparison
But I say it’s beyond human realism
So let’s play our joyful laughing drums
To the sound of children chewing crumbs.

— David Amadu


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Idle No More 2013

His Feast: Her broken Fast
by Rosanna Deerchild

His feast:
Her broken fast

Harper doesn't need to worry
About the woman on the hill

She’s already dead
From the arrows in her back

Those headdress & handshakes
Did the trick a treaty real good

Slip a token promise
Of more talk in their tea

They pack up her tipi
Even sweep up her mess

He’s not responsible
For what desperate men will do

Smiles in all the pictures
Says nothing of honor

Thinks of what he will eat
After all this is over

Theresa of the hill
Far away & forgotten

He doesn't know
About the others

Just reaching
The horizon

The girl who danced
All the way

In a storm her blue regalia
Flashes lightening

In the open plain
Her sisters’ drum

Song is thunder
Across the land

Young men walk
Talk in new languages

Carry new weapons
Learned from history

Along side the highway
An old woman carries a sign

An old man marches
Just as he did in war time

The women bang on the door
Followed by leaders

Who refuse to fall
For the same old tactic

Of divide
Subtract and distract

Harper doesn't know
The round dance is not over

Until the circle
Is complete

Until all the people
Are dancing

As one
We are here

To dance at your feast
Sing the story of your lies

Stand with our ancestors
We are hungry


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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

From Mohawk Nation News...Indigenous Proclamation 2013'

  MNN.  Jan. 12, 2013.  This Indigenous proclamation supercedes every Royal Proclamation because this is all our land.  Natural law will be the legal way of Onowaregeh, Great Turtle Island, and our peoples.

Great Turtle Island, Our great Mother.
Great Turtle Island, Our great Mother. 
Stephen Harper, put away your copy of the “Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.  It isn’t going to work here on Onowaregeh like you thought.  Scrap your “Heil Harper” bills [C-45 etc.] that were going to shred us to pieces.  Your wife just cashed in all her assets, like other family members of the corporation. They know Canada is on its way down. Last year you went often to Switzerland to make sure your secret banks accounts remain secret.  
Canada cannot legally exist without valid treaties. All your contracts are illegal. Without the stolen revenue to run your corporation, Canada will have to dissolve.  Only Indigenous people can legalize them.    

Canadians, everything belongs to your Indigenous landlords, your cities, towns, municipalities, every piece of land and everything below, on and above it.  Rent and taxes will be paid to us. You are one of our resource.    

The Ottawa meeting on January 11, 2013 was a complete disaster. We hereby proclaim that Canada is null and void for reneging on their Guswentha treaty obligations. 

1.We shall resist the genocide program. 

2.Any mutli-national corporations doing business here will deal directly with us or leave Great Turtle Island.  
Harper's soulmates. 

3.The corporation of Canada shall be dissolved.  All the criminal shareholders shall be tried in the international Criminal Court for Genocide.  Before doing any business with us, the list of all the shares holders of every corporation shall be provided. We will only deal with people face-to-face and not with artificial entities. 

Harper’s soulmates.

4.The women shall establish governing bodies in each community as land is the duty of the Women’s Fire. Those who met with Harper to discuss women’s responsibilities violated the natural law and their people. They treasonously conspire with the alien male hierarchical system. These traitors shall be named and lose their voices.
5.Those Indians who make secret illegal deals for Canada with Russia, China and others without our permission shall be publicly known as back-stabbers.  Canada and its criminal protection racket have no right to get a cut from any deal on Great Turtle Island.

6.The men shall resume their fire and carry out their responsibilities according to will of the people.

7.We will deal with whomever we please. We are not obligated to give anything to the settlers, neither to federal, provincial nor any other corporate entity.

8.The numbered treaties are not legal. They are contracts that violate Guswentha, the law of the land. Canada got their nominees to sign them to illegally cede land from one hand to the other. 
9.We can block any of our roads or structures that are aiding in the genocide of our people. The International Criminal Court will agree.

10.The band council entities and embassies shall be removed from our communities.

11.The traditional people shall stand the tree of peace in all our communities. When the usurpers are removed, and we assume our proper position in the communities, everything will be straightened out very quickly.

Consensus of the People.12.War, pollution and corporatism will no longer exist on Great Turtle Island. Pretend democracies, run on a 49%-51% concensus process, will become extinct [meaning 51% rule, 49% moan].  We will become 100% of one mind on all issues that affect us all as Kaianerekowa teaches us. 

Consensus of the People.

This declaration is a symbolic string of white wampum with the following message: “Now we stand as brothers, let us plant this tree.  And water its roots.  It’ll grow from sea to sea.  Watch it grow to the sky and bask in its shade.  It represents the unity we now have made”. Thahoketoteh, “The Tree” 
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