THE 'INDIAN WARS', THE CAMPAIGN TO ERADICATE THE INDIGENOUS TRIBES WILL NEVER BE OVER UNTIL THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT LOOKS OUT AND SEES NO 'INDIANS'.
WE'LL GET TO THE THEFT OF INDIAN LANDS, MONEY AND RESOURCES TODAY IN JUST A FEW PARAGRAPHS, BUT,LOOKING BACK JUST A FEW DECADES, AND KNOWING THIS IS STILL ONGOING DESPITE WHAT YOU'RE TOLD, LET'S TALK STERILIZATION OF SAVAGES.
IT'S AN UNWRITTEN LAW THAT INDIGENOUS TRIBES MUST BE ELIMINATED.
THE FEDS WANT THEIR LAND, THE RESOURCES ON AND UNDER THOSE LANDS AND THEY KNOW HOW TO STERILIZE A 'CAPTIVE AUDIENCE'.
WHITE PEOPLE ARE BLISSFULLY UNAWARE OF WHAT GOES ON ON THOSE 'INDIAN RESERVATIONS', AND DON'T KNOW JACK ABOUT THAT WONDERFUL 'INDIAN HEALTH CARE'.
ASK A 'NATIVE' ABOUT INDIAN HEALTH CARE, BUT ASK FROM BEYOND THE RANGE OF ANY WEAPON.
IT PISSES ANYONE OFF WHO HAS EVER BEEN SUBJECTED TO IT.
IT'S A NIGHTMARE.
AS CLOSE AS WE CAN TELL, THE SECRETIVE STERILIZATION OF ESPECIALLY INDIGENOUS FEMALES BEGAN IN EARNEST IN 1972, AT LEAST IT CRANKED WAY UP THEN, BUT THIS "BUSH PROGRAM", HIS FAMILY ACT WAS INSTITUTED IN 1970.
GEORGE H.W. BUSH WAS AT THAT TIME A U.S. CONGRESSMAN, LEST WE FORGET.
Let's look look at the sterilization policies and philosophies that were at work within the IHS-PHS (good old Indian Health Services), Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) from 1972 to 1976.
It was during this four-year period that the greatest number of Indian women were put under the knife for a plethora of medical, social, and monetary reasons.
In 1955, IHS was transferred from the Bureau of Indian Affairs to the Public Health Service (PHS).
To date, an 'Indian' client will get "health services" that vary every time that patient walks into an IHS facility: ...what's 'available' to him/her will vary from day-to-day and year-to-year, depending on UNPUBLISHED 'discretionary decisions' made by Indian Health Service officials and commitments and conditions contained in often voluminous 'appropriation hearings' (SEE: American Indian Journal, 1977: 23).
This alone makes the IHS system ripe for mismanagement of policies, funding, and any real hope of staff supervision.
Knowing that, it should come as no surprise to learn that IHS has been the subject of a number of investigations.
A GREAT NUMBER!
Dr. Connie Uri, a Choctaw Indian physician working at the Claremore, Oklahoma IHS facilities just happened to notice in hospital records there that a large amount of sterilization surgeries had been performed.
Wondering what was going on, she began conducting interviews with the women involved and found that many had received the operation a day or two after childbirth.
In the month of July 1974 alone there were 48 sterilizations performed and several hundred had already been conducted in the last two years.
She saw that both tubal ligation and hysterectomies were used in these sterilizations.
Dr. Uri commented: "In normal medical practice, hysterectomies are rare in women of childbearing age unless there is cancer or other medical problems" (SEE: Akwesasne Notes, 1974: 22).
"In one study conducted on the Navajo Reservation and sponsored by the PHS, researchers (who may have ignored the reports of such questionable sterilization procedures, or subtly adjusted their language to satisfy their sponsors) reported:
From 1972 to 1978 we observe a 130 per cent increase in the number of induced abortions performed. During this time the ratio of abortions per 1,000 deliveries has increased from approximately 34 to 77 (an increase of 126 per cent) (Temkin-Greener, 1981: 405). While not exactly within the confines of sterilization, the numbers indicate that the family planning program on the Navajo Reservation was definitely acquiring federal funds to carry on such a massive project.The statistics concerning Navajo sterilization are just as interesting:
Between 1972 and 1978 the percentage of interval sterilization has more than doubled from 15.1 per cent in 1972 to 30.7 per cent in 1978 (Temkin-Greener, 1981: 406).The report itself is clinical and methodical; however, the researchers did comment slightly about the relationship between patient and physician: Older women who become pregnant may be much less concerned about reducing their childbearing and may do so primarily when they are influenced by health care providers (Temkin-Greener, 1981: 406). There is room for speculation concerning how much influence these providers stressed in light of previously mentioned charges of harassment and deceit.
Once the word of sterilization spread through Indian Country, some tribal leaders carried on their own investigation. Marie Sanchez, a tribal judge of the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, interviewed 50 women, 26 of whom reported that they were sterilized.
Besides the questionable surgery techniques being allowed to take place on young Native women, she also found charges by some patients of harassment in obtaining consent forms.
HOW IHS WORKERS FORCED CONSENT
In an incident of harassment at the Claremore facility, one young woman was told by social workers and other hospital personnel that she was a bad mother and they would have to take away her children. They would then place the children in foster homes if she did not agree to the surgery.
One doctor told several women that they each had several children and it was time they stopped having children; others were told that they could still have children after the operation (Dillingham, 1977: 28).
Coercive sterilization can be defined by one or more of the following:
~caused by outright deceit;
~offering sterilization as a means to escape further obligation to an institution, such as an asylum;
~threats to person;
~sterilization of minors, or mentally or physically disabled persons;
~failing to explain procedure in a language that the patient understands
(SEE: Trombley, 1988: 1).
As the newly appointed director of Claremore IHS stated:
"Even if many of these operations were done at the request of the patient, it is all too obvious that there is little or no attention given to proper counseling as to the serious implications of such a decision" (Akwesasne, 1974: 22).
Coercive sterilization can be defined by examples of testimony, but the burden of proof is on the patient that has her signature on the bottom of the page.
[AND WHO WILL TAKE THE WORD OF AN "INJUN" OVER A WHITE HEALTHCARE WORKER IN COURT, RIGHT?]
It is important here to be aware that the values that American Indians have toward the number of children a woman bears are quite different than that of white America.
It is also enlightening to know that NOT ONE VICTIM of this secret sterilization program was EVER interviewed by the Government accounting office, by Congress, or by any federal court....NOT ONE!
Congress passed laws in 1975 making it punishable by fines and/or penalties for "...any officer or employee of the United States," or others using federal funds who "...[coerces} or endeavors to coerce any person to undergo an abortion or sterilization" (SEE: DHEW report, 1978: 9). The fact that the U.S. has no prior law concerning the punishment of coercive sterilization underlines the seemingly reckless abandon that physicians had in sterilizing Indian women.
The conclusion of the GAO investigation reported that IHS consent procedures lacked the basic elements of informed consent, particularly informing a patient orally of the advantages and disadvantages of sterilization. Furthermore, the consent form had only a summary of the oral presentation, and finally the form was lacking the information usually located at the top of the page notifying the patient that no federal benefits would be taken away if they did not accept sterilization (SEE: Wagner, 1977: 75).
I'LL GIVE YOU A MINUTE TO GUESS WHAT BLOODY GOOD THAT DID.
WHEN YOU'VE FINISHED LAUGHING, PECK ON THE SCREEN.
IT DID NO GOOD.
BOTTOM LINE IN THIS CHAPTER OF THE WAR ON INDIANS IN MODERN TIMES?
The 3,406 women that appeared so often in government reports were those taken from ONLY FOUR health service areas: Aberdeen, SD, Albuquerque, NM, Oklahoma City, OK, and Phoenix, AZ.
All four service units were found to be "...generally not in compliance with government regulations requiring informed consent" (SEE:Dillingham, 1977: 27). Senator Abourezk himself stated that:
"Given the small American Indian population, the 3,400 Indian sterilization figure would be compared to sterilizing 452,000 non-Indian women [out of 55,000 Indian women of childbearing age]" (SEE: Wagner, 1977: 75).However, the Senator failed to realize that the figure represented only four service areas.
The estimate of total sterilizations was actually around 3,000 per year for four years.
12,000 out of that 55,000!
Some Nations wrote to Washington saying it would take them 100 years to recover from the loss of so many fertile young women.
I'm sure Washington celebrated.
BUT THOSE WERE NOT THE ONLY YEARS, NOT BY A LONG SHOT!
IN 1979 THIS REARED ITS HEAD AGAIN!
AND AGAIN IN 1995!
SOME CRIED "GENOCIDE!" BECAUSE THE STERILIZATIONS HAD "MYSTERIOUSLY SOMEHOW" CONTINUED.
AND NOW ADD EXTREMELY HIGH RATES OF ABORTIONS, "MEDICALLY NECESSARY" OF COURSE.
AGAIN, YOUNG WOMEN EITHER DIDN'T UNDERSTAND THE TERMINOLOGY OR WERE COERCED BY BEING TOLD THEY COULD DIE, AMONG OTHER THINGS.
THANKS TO THE GEORGE H.W. BUSH "PROGRAM", AT LEAST 42% OF INDIGENOUS WOMEN OF CHILDBEARING AGE HAD BEEN STERILIZED BY 1982!
"From the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide emerged a list of acts that constitute genocide. Article II states:
In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, such as...imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group... (SEE: Whalen, 1989: 169).It is interesting to point out that these measures were adopted by the United Nations Center for Human Rights in 1948, but were NOT, AS IN NOT, adopted by the United States until 1988.
NO DOUBT ABOUT WHO THE TARGETS ARE.
ONWARD TO THE CURRENT WAR ON INDIGENOUS TRIBES IN THE USA.
IF SOMEONE, SOMEHOW, GOT THEIR HANDS ON YOUR FAMILY'S BURIAL PLACE OR YOUR PLACE OF WORSHIP AND SOLD IT TO SOMEONE ELSE SO THEY COULD DIG IT UP, BULLDOZE IT OR TURN IT INTO A THEME PARK, A CAMPGROUND, WHATEVER THEY PLEASED, WOULD YOU JUST SAY, "OKAY, THAT'S FINE"?
WOULD YOU SEE IT, PERHAPS, AS AN ATTACK ON YOUR FAMILY?
WHAT IF YOU WOKE UP ONE MORNING TO THE SOUND OF FEDERAL TRUCKS DELIVERING NUCLEAR WASTE TO BE DUMPED IN YOUR BACKYARD?
WHAT IF YOUR GRANDMOTHER CAME CRAWLING UP YOUR DRIVEWAY, BEATEN AND BLEEDING, AND TOLD YOU SOMEONE HAD ATTACKED HER, KILLED HER FLOCK OF SHEEP AND DESTROYED HER HOUSE TO MAKE HER SIGN OVER THE DEED TO THEM?
[THIS HAPPENED LAST IN 2014, DURING THE BIA's "FINAL SOLUTION" CRACKDOWN ON THE HOPI/NAVAJO LAND DISPUTE.]
SUCH THINGS HAPPEN ALL THE TIME TO "NATIVE AMERICANS"....TODAY.
Here are just a very few of the current wars being waged against Indigenous People.
EXAMPLE #1, 2001 Environmental Racism, Tribal Sovereignty and Nuclear Waste
The tiny Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians Reservation in Utah is targeted for a very big nuclear waste dump. Private Fuel Storage (PFS), a limited liability corporation representing eight powerful nuclear utilities, wants to "temporarily" store 40,000 tons of commercial high-level radioactive waste (nearly the total amount that presently exists in the U.S.) next to the two-dozen tribal members who live on the small reservation.
The PFS proposal is the latest in a long tradition of targeting Native American communities for such dumps. But there is another tradition on the targeted reservations as well–fighting back against blatant environmental racism, and winning. Skull Valley Goshute tribal member Margene Bullcreek leads Ohngo Gaudadeh Devia (or OGD, Goshute for "Mountain Community"), a grassroots group of tribal members opposed to the dump. In addition to many other activities, OGD has filed an environmental justice contention before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) Atomic Safety Licensing Board (ASLB).
Both the federal government and the commercial nuclear power industry have targeted Native American reservations for such dumps for many years.
In 1987, the U.S. Congress created the Office of the Nuclear Waste Negotiator in an effort to open a federal "monitored retrievable storage site" for high-level nuclear waste. The Negotiator sent letters to every federally recognized tribe in the country, offering hundreds of thousands and even millions of dollars to tribal council governments for first considering and then ultimately hosting the dump. Out of the hundreds of tribes approached, the Negotiator eventually courted about two dozen tribal councils in particular.
Resistance from members within the targeted tribes, however, prevented the proposed dumps from opening. Grace Thorpe, founder of the National Environmental Coalition of Native Americans and an emeritus member of the Nuclear Information & Resource Service board of directors, rallied her fellow tribal members and defeated the dump targeted at her own Sauk and Fox reservation in Oklahoma.
Tribal members on other targeted reservations turned to Thorpe, and to such Native-led groups as Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) and Honor the Earth, to learn how to organize their community to resist the federal nuclear waste dump.
The Negotiator eventually set his sights on the Mescalero Apache Reservation in New Mexico. But tribal member Rufina Marie Laws spearheaded her community’s resistance against her own tribal council and the Negotiator, thwarting the dump.
After having failed to open the intended dump, Congress defunded and dissolved the Office of the Nuclear Waste Negotiator in 1994.
The commercial nuclear power industry, however, picked up where the Negotiator had left off.
Led by Northern States Power (now Xcel Energy), 8 nuclear utility companies formed a coalition that attempted to overcome the resistance at Mescalero. A tribal referendum, however, doomed the dump to eventual failure.
The utility coalition regrouped as Private Fuel Storage, and then turned to the Skull Valley Goshutes in Utah, another community that had been on the Negotiator’s target list.
At the same time, the nuclear power industry contributed large sums to Congressional and Presidential campaigns, and lobbied hard on Capitol Hill to establish a "temporary storage site" at the Nevada nuclear weapons test site, not far from the proposed federal permanent underground dump for high-level atomic waste at Yucca Mountain, Nevada.
Both these proposed "temporary" and permanent dump sites would be on Western Shoshone land, as affirmed by the 1863 Treaty of Ruby Valley.
Yucca Mountain is sacred to the Western Shoshone, and their National Council has long campaigned to prevent nuclear dumping there.
Several incarnations of the nuclear power industry-backed "Mobile Chernobyl" bill appeared between 1995 and 2000.
They were so dubbed because, if enacted, they would have launched the beginning of tens of thousands of dangerous irradiated nuclear fuel shipments to Nevada.
Grassroots efforts across the country, combined with Nevadan leadership in Congress and an unwavering veto pledge by President Clinton, has successfully stopped "Mobile Chernobyl" in its tracks on Capitol Hill for the past five years.
Having lost its bid to "temporarily" store its deadly wastes on Western Shoshone land near Yucca Mountain, nuclear utilities have re-focused their hopes for "interim" relief on Nevada’s neighbor, Utah. PFS must have done its homework: it would be hard to find a community more economically and politically vulnerable than the Skull Valley Goshutes to the Faustian bargain of getting "big bucks" in exchange for hosting the nation’s deadliest poisons.
Just 25 tribal members live on the tiny Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians Reservation, an hour’s drive west and south from Salt Lake City in Tooele County, Utah.
The remaining 100 Band members live in surrounding towns in Tooele County, in Salt Lake City, and elsewhere.
The reservation is already surrounded by toxic industries.
Magnesium Corporation is the nation’s worst air polluter, belching voluminous chlorine gas and hydrochloric acid clouds; hazardous waste landfills and incinerators dot the map; with a name straight out of Orwell’s 1984, Envirocare dumps "low level" nuclear waste in the next valley and is applying to accept atomic trash hundreds of times more radioactive than its present license allows.
Dugway Proving Ground has tested VX nerve gas, leading in 1968 to the "accidental" killing of 6,400 sheep grazing in Skull Valley, whose toxic carcasses were then buried on the reservation without the tribe’s knowledge, let alone approval.
The U.S. Army stores half its chemical weapon stockpile nearby, and is burning it in an incinerator prone to leaks; jets from Hill Air Force Base drop bombs on Wendover Bombing Range, and fighter crashes and misfired missiles have struck nearby.
Tribal members’ health is undoubtedly adversely impacted by this alphabet soup of toxins. Now PFS wants to add high-level nuclear waste to the mix.
This toxic trend in Tooele County has left the reservation with almost no alternative economy.
Pro-dump tribal chairman Leon Bear summed up his feelings: "We can’t do anything here that’s green or environmental. Would you buy a tomato from us if you knew what’s out here? Of course not. In order to attract any kind of development, we have to be consistent with what surrounds us."
Targeting a tiny, impoverished Native American community, already so disproportionately overburdened with toxic exposures, to host the United States’ nuclear waste dump would seem a textbook violation of environmental justice.
But the nuclear utilities did not let such considerations slow down their push for the PFS dump on the Skull Valley Reservation.
The lease agreement signed by Chairman Bear and PFS requires that the tribe "use its sovereign nation status to support and promote this Lease and Project," and that the tribe "not, at any time, pass any law, rule or regulation which could adversely affect or burden this Lease or the Project…" (Lease between Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians and PFS, May 20, 1997, p. 18).
The lease also forbids the tribe from setting any environmental protection standards that are stronger than federal standards (p.24). The agreement, in effect, forfeits control of the reservation dumpsite to PFS, and regulation to the federal NRC.
"The nuclear industry is using Native land and Native people as a loophole to keep their reactors running," says Honor the Earth spokesperson Winona LaDuke.
"The nuclear industry needs to be called to the table for seeking a political solution to the deadly environmental problem of nuclear waste they created by targeting isolated Native communities. It’s bad policy and it’s wrong."
"Our reservation is sacred. This is the only land we have–the only thing the government left us after taking most of our country," Bullcreek said.
Radioactivity, because of its disproportionate harmful impact on Native Americans over the past 60 years, has been called the "smallpox blanket of the Nuclear Age," referring to the practice of giving infested blankets to tribes to wipe them out and clear their lands for expropriation."
[IF YOU CAN'T STERILIZE THEM OUT OF EXISTENCE, THEN NUKE 'EM, RIGHT?]
EXAMPLE #2, MAY, 2015, NEW YORK TIMES
"ABOUT an hour east of Phoenix, near a mining town called Superior, men, women and children of the San Carlos Apache tribe have been camped out at a place called Oak Flat for more than three months, protesting the LATEST assault on their culture.
Three hundred people, mostly Apache, marched 44 miles from tribal headquarters to begin this occupation on Feb. 9. The campground lies at the core of an ancient Apache holy place, where coming-of-age ceremonies, especially for girls, have been performed for many generations, along with traditional acorn gathering.
It belongs to the public, under the multiple-use mandate of the Forest Service, and has had special protections since 1955, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower decreed the area closed to mining — which, like cattle grazing, is otherwise common in national forests — because of its cultural and natural value. President Richard M. Nixon’s Interior Department in 1971 renewed this ban.
Despite these protections, in December 2014, Congress promised to hand the title for Oak Flat over to a private, Australian-British mining concern.
A fine-print rider trading away the Indian holy land was added at the last minute to the must-pass military spending bill, the National Defense Authorization Act.
By doing this, 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.
The Apache are occupying Oak Flat to protest this action — to them, a sacrilegious and craven sell-off of a place “where Apaches go to pray,” in the words of the San Carlos Apache tribal chairman, Terry Rambler. The site will doubtless be destroyed for any purpose other than mining; Resolution Copper Mining will hollow out a vast chamber that, when it caves in, will leave a two-mile-wide, 1,000-foot-deep pit.
The company itself has likened the result of its planned mining at Oak Flat to that of a nearby meteor crater.
The land grab was sneakily anti-democratic even by congressional standards.
For more than a decade, the parcel containing Oak Flat has been coveted by Rio Tinto, Resolution’s parent company — which already mines on its own private land in the surrounding area — for the high-value ores beneath it.
The swap — which will trade 5,300 acres of private parcels owned by the company to the Forest Service and give 2,400 acres including Oak Flat to Resolution so that it can mine the land without oversight — had been attempted multiple times by Arizona members of Congress on behalf of the company.
(Among those involved was Rick Renzi, a former Republican representative who was sent to federal prison in February for three years for corruption related to earlier versions of the land-transfer deal.)
It always failed in Congress because of lack of support. But this time was different.
This time, the giveaway language was slipped onto the defense bill by Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake of Arizona at the 11th hour. The tactic was successful only because, like most last-minute riders, it bypassed public scrutiny."
[TRANSLATION: THE BASTARDS HID IT.]
OH, BTW, Rio Tinto has been called out in the past for environmental devastation.
DEVASTATION DOESN'T BEGIN TO DESCRIBE IT!
AND McCAIN IS A RENOWNED BIGOT AND RACIST.
“Why is this place sacred?” said Wendsler Nosie Sr., a former chairman of the San Carlos Apache, in a recent interview with Cronkite News.
“No difference to Mount Sinai. How the holy spirit came to be.”
If you don’t want to take his word for it, the archaeological record at Oak Flat contains abundant evidence that the Apache have been here “since well before recorded history,” according to congressional testimony by the Society for American Archaeology.
If Oak Flat were a Christian holy site, or for that matter Jewish or Muslim, no senator who wished to remain in office would dare to sneak a backdoor deal for its destruction into a spending bill — no matter what mining-company profits or jobs might result. But this is Indian religion. Clearly the Arizona congressional delegation isn’t afraid of a couple of million conquered natives.
The truth is that for Mr. McCain, Mr. Flake and others who would allow this precious public land to be destroyed, it’s not only the Indians who are invisible.
The rest of us are also ghosts, remnants of a quaint idea of democracy.
The deal is an impressive new low in congressional corruption, unworthy of our country’s ideals no matter what side of the aisle you’re on.
It’s exactly the kind of cynical maneuvering that has taught the electorate to
disrespect politicians — a disdain for government that hurts everyone.
If ever there was a time for Congress to prove its moral mettle to the public, this is that time. The rider should be repealed. "
THANKS, NYT, BUT THIS IS STILL WAR, AND CONGRESS STILL LIKES TO PUT THE DAMNED 'SAVAGES' IN THEIR RIGHTFUL PLACE...BENEATH A BOOT.
ADD TO STERILIZATION AND NUCLEAR WASTE DUMPING, TAKING BACK WHAT TINY BIT OF TRIBAL LANDS EVEN THE SMALLEST TRIBE HAS.
AND AMERICANS POINT FINGERS AT ISRAEL AND SCREAM "GIVE BACK THE LAND!"
HERE'S A NEWSFLASH FOR YOU...ISRAEL IS IN THE MIDDLE EAST WHAT AMERICA'S INDIGENOUS NATIONS ARE HERE...THE ORIGINAL INHABITANTS!
ACTUALLY, FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DON'T KNOW, IN AMERICA, INDIGENOUS PEOPLE ARE THE ONLY 'RACE', CULTURE, GROUP OF CITIZENS WHO MUST PROVE THAT THEY ARE WHAT THEY SAY THEY ARE.
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CLEVERLY CONVINCED NATIONS TO CREATE "BLOOD QUANTUMS", PERCENTAGES OF INDIGENOUS "BLOOD" WHICH EACH 'TRIBE' FOUND ACCEPTABLE.
IN SOME TRIBES, ONE CAN BE AS LITTLE AS 1/16th AND STILL QUALIFY AS A TRIBAL MEMBER.
OTHERS REQUIRE 1/4th, AND SO ON...
TODAY'S "REAL INDIANS" ARE CARD-CARRYING, PROPERLY PEDIGREED AND DUTIFULLY "REGISTERED" MEMBERS OF A FEDERALLY RECOGNIZED NATION/TRIBE, OR ELSE THEY CANNOT LEGALLY CALL THEMSELVES "INDIANS".
ONCE ESTABLISHED, BLOOD QUANTUM BEGAN WIPING OUT THE "REAL INDIANS" AS MORE AND MORE HAD TO MARRY OUTSIDE THE TRIBE OR RISK MARRYING A CLOSE COUSIN, FOR EXAMPLE, BECAUSE, LET'S FACE IT, THERE JUST WEREN'T AND AREN'T TODAY A WHOLE LOT OF INDIANS LEFT ALIVE AFTER THE "OLD" INDIAN WARS, AFTER 500 YEARS OF CAREFULLY PLANNED ERADICATION.
"MARRY OUT" OR INBREED...
SO, EVEN IF A CHILD IS BORN TO A "REAL INDIAN" MOTHER, IF THE FATHER IS NOT INDIAN AND IF THAT DROPS THE CHILD'S "BQ" (BLOOD QUANTUM") BELOW WHAT THE TRIBE ALLOWS, GUESS WHAT?
SUCH A DECREASE WAS PLANNED ON, HOPED FOR, AND IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG TO GET THERE!
MAYBE NOW YOU SEE HOW NICELY THOSE SECRET STERILIZATIONS HELP ERADICATE THE "INDIAN PROBLEM"?
IN JUST 10 YEARS, IT ELIMINATED ABOUT 40% OF THE HOPE FOR AN ENTIRE RACE OF PEOPLE!
"GET RID OF THE BREEDERS, GET RID OF THE PROBLEM", RIGHT?
EXAMPLE 3, NOVEMBER, 2014, AMERICAN INDIAN TRIBE CALLS KEYSTONE XL VOTE AN ACT OF WAR,
BECAUSE THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT THAT PIPELINE IS TO MOST INDIGENOUS PEOPLE!
Native American activists across the US and Canada have been organizing for years to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline and other fossil fuel projects that threaten their land, air and water. O.J. Semans, a Rosebud Sioux tribal member with the voting rights group Four Directions, credits concern about the pipeline for boosting voting turnout by 5 percent this year compared to the last midterm election.
“By participating in the process and electing individuals that understand our culture and protect our sacred land and water, natives can make a difference,” he said.
ADD INTENTIONAL POLLUTION OF LAND AND WATER ON TRIBAL LANDS TO STERILIZATION, NUCLEAR WASTE DUMPING, AND SELLING OFF INDIAN LANDS.
EXAMPLE #4, FEBRUARY, 2015, FROM 'INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY MEDIA NETWORK'
[BE HONEST...HOW MANY OF YOU KNEW 'INDIANS HAD THEIR OWN MEDIA NETWORK?]
"In the Americas, powerful and growing Indigenous-led movements are increasingly being targeted by U.S. military and intelligence agencies in their counterinsurgency planning. The National Intelligence Council projected in its 2005 report 'Mapping the Global Future 2020' that the “demands of free markets...will fuel a revival in populism and drive indigenous movements, which so far have sought change through democratic means, to consider more drastic means” (p. 77).
The Army’s Foreign Military Studies Office (FMSO), at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, has applied this emerging doctrine to Latin America. In the Military Review (7-8/99), the FMSO lumped together “Insurgencies, Terrorist Groups and Indigenous Movements,” and warned of Indigenous rebellions in Mexico (5-6/97). The FMSO’s Lt. Col. Geoffrey Demarest stated in his Geoproperty: Foreign Affairs, National Security and Property Rights that “The coming center of gravity of armed political struggles may be indigenous populations…” and that the Internet is increasingly being used by “Indigenous rebels, feminists, troublemakers...”
Wherever it is waged in the world, the Global War on Tribes has some common characteristics. First, the war is most blatantly being waged to steal natural resources under tribal lands. The rugged or inaccessible terrain that prevented colonial powers from eliminating tribal cultures also made accessing minerals, oil, and timber more difficult—and Indigenous peoples protected their biodiversity—so a greater share is now left on tribal lands than on more accessible lands.
Second, the “Global War on Tribes” is a campaign against the very existence of tribal regions that are not under centralized state control, and still retain non-capitalist social organization (even if they are not all egalitarian in their values). In her 'Paradigm Wars', Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, ex-chair of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, commented that “promoters of economic globalization... use the overwhelming pressure of homogenization to teach us that indigenous political, economic and cultural systems are obstacles to their ‘progress.’”
Third, the collective form of organization enables tribal peoples to fight back, because they still have social networks of trust to defend their lands and ways of life. The Indian writer Arundhati Roy told me that tribal peoples “have an imagination outside this bar-coded capitalist society that everybody else lives in…that’s why there’s… a whole bandwidth of resistance that has actually managed for quite a few years now to stall the corporate onslaught” (3/29/10).
That’s why the “lawless tribal regions” have to be “tamed,” so as not to become a “festering sore,” and a source of resistance to the corporate state. The only way for tribal leaders not to be crushed by the counterinsurgency campaign is to accept its aims, its money, and its weapons.
In the 21st century— just as many remaining pockets of exploitable resources are located in tribal regions—the only successful pockets of resistance may be found in the mountains, deserts and forests where tribal peoples refuse to die.
Western society tends to dismiss “tribalism” as ignorant villagers brutally acting in their narrow self-interest.
In Pakistan, U.S. drones have attacked the “Tribal Areas” along the “Northwest Frontier.” President Bush evoked frontier imagery when he stated in The New York Times (2/18/07), “This is wild country; this is wilder than the Wild West.” But The Economist (12/30/09) clarified that the allegedly “lawless” tribes “decide…matters among themselves… remarkably harmoniously, through…tribal customary law.”
If the “Global War on Tribes” is as old as European colonialism, in the United States it is as old as the doctrine of Manifest Destiny, and we can trace it back to the Indian Wars, the Philippine-American War, and the Vietnam War. In his classic Facing West: the Metaphysics of Indian-Hating and Empire Building, Richard Drinnon documented that all three wars used identical rhetoric of enemy territory as hostile “Indian country.”
Drinnon wrote: "All along, the obverse of Indian-hating had been the metaphysics of empire building…. Winning the West amounted to no less than winning the world.”
[Now if that pisses you off, you ought to read two Vine Deloria, Jr. books, "God Is Red" and "Custer Died for Your Sins".]
Robert D. Kaplan brazenly wrote in the Wall Street Journal (9/24/04) that “…the American military is back to the days of fighting the Indians ….The range of Indian groups, numbering in their hundreds, that the U.S. Cavalry…had to confront was no less varied than that of the warring ethnic and religious militias spread throughout Eurasia, Africa and South America in the early 21st century.”
But to U.S. counterinsurgency tacticians, the ideology is secondary. The primary threat is a tribal identity that has not been formed or encouraged by capitalism. The goal of the Pentagon and the CIA is either to harness tribal loyalties to weaken their enemies, or to destroy tribal identities. Even in supporting tribal allies for their own ends, they may end up destroying the tribes.
TRIBES...OFTEN A MISNOMER
"The Lakota Nation, for example, contains seven bands including the Oglala, Hunkpapa, and Sicangu.
In most other countries, these “bands” would be termed tribes, and the Lakota Nation would never be called a tribe.
Colonial authorities diminished ethnic nations by defining them as “tribes,” and often pitted them against each other."
THE U.S. GOVERNMENT, WHEN IT DEALS WITH "AMERICAN INDIAN", DEALS WITH SOVEREIGN NATIONS!
EACH FEDERALLY RECOGNIZED INDIGENOUS GROUP WITH WHICH AMERICA MADE OVER 500 BROKEN TREATIES IS, IN FACT, A SOVEREIGN NATION!
THOSE NATIONS ARE RECOGNIZED AS NATIONS EVEN BY THE CURSED U.N.!
AND THEREIN LIES THE PROBLEM FOR THE FEDS...
WASHINGTON, "THE GREAT WHITE FATHER", DOESN'T LIKE THAT.
FOR THE FEDS, IT WOULD BE BETTER IF THE "NOBLE SAVAGE" WAS JUST A FADING MEMORY, SO THE WAR CONTINUES...
SOMEWHERE, BETWEEN MAYBE THE "WAR ON POVERTY" (IN WHICH THE FEDS TRY TO KILL-OFF ALL THE POOR) AND THE "WAR ON TERROR" (IN WHICH MOST AMERICANS ARE THE DESIGNATED TARGETS), YOU CAN STILL FIND THE "AMERICAN INDIAN WARS" , SAFEGUARDING WHITE AMERICA FROM THE BLOODTHIRSTY HEATHEN RED SAVAGES, THAT 'GODLESS RACE' ...THOSE WHO KEEP REMINDING THE WORLD, BY THEIR VERY EXISTENCE, THAT AMERICA WAS FOUNDED ON TREACHERY, DECEIT, LIES AND MURDER, THEFT AND DISHONOR.
Commissioner of Indian Affairs Thomas J. Morgan expressed the intent of federal policy in his annual report to the Interior Secretary for 1889.
IT STANDS TODAY!
“The Indians must conform to the white man’s ways, peaceably if they will, forcibly if they must. They must adjust themselves to their environment and conform their mode of living substantially to our civilization. This civilization may not be the best possible, but it is the best the Indians can get. They cannot escape it and must either conform to it or be crushed by it.”
The next year, Morgan reiterated the federal government’s policy toward Indians in his annual report. “It has become the settled policy of the government to break up reservations, destroy tribal relations, settle Indians upon their own homesteads, incorporate them into the national life, and deal with them not as nations or tribes or bands, but as individual citizens,” he wrote.
STILL HERE, AS SOVEREIGN NATIONS!
STILL HERE, AS UNIQUE AS EVER IN ALL THE WORLD!
IN SPITE OF "THE AMERICAN HOLOCAUST" ... AND ONGOING 'INDIAN WARS'.
American Holocaust, is quite possibly the only film that reveals the link between the Nazi holocaust, which claimed at least 6 million Jews, and the American Holocaust which claimed, according to conservative estimates, 19 million Indigenous People.
[NOTE: IN ALL THE "AMERICAS", NORTH, CENTRAL, SOUTH, THE NUMBER HAS OFTEN BEEN PLACED AT OVER 100 MILLION 'ERADICATED'. WE KNOW FROM HISTORICAL DIARIES THAT COLUMBUS' "VISITS" TOOK OUT OVER 1 MILLION. THE SPANIARDS BRAGGED OF WIPING OUT CITIES THEY ESTIMATED CONTAINED OVER A MILLION PEOPLE IN SOUTH AMERICA, CENTRAL AMERICA AND MEXICO.
HISTORIES ARE WRITTEN BY THE CONQUERORS AND ARE SELDOM ALL THE FACTS.
SOMETIMES, TRUTH IS COMPLETELY MISSING.]
~ A NICE PIECE ON HUMANISM AND EUGENICS IN AMERICAN POLICY CAN BE FOUND HERE, AS THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENT HAS BEEN SCRUBBED...
~ HOW THE DAWES ACT MAKES GRABBING INDIAN LAND EASY, ESPECIALLY TODAY.
WANT SOME INDIAN LAND?
LET THE FEDS TAKE IT FOR YOU!
~ FORGOTTEN PEOPLE...WHERE YOU CAN SEE MUCH OF THE CURRENT ATTACKS ON AMERICAN INDIAN COMMUNITIES AND INDIVIDUALS...MUCH, BUT NOT ALL.
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO SUBSCRIBE TO READ THERE, THANKFULLY!
~ Press Release: The BIA Begins the Final Solution to the Navajo-Hopi Land Dispute
On Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 the US Bureau of Indian Affairs launched a campaign intended to be the final solution to the long-standing Hopi-Navajo Land Dispute. The BIA and Hopi police have established barricades on roads leading to HPL, and neither outsiders or residents are allowed to enter or leave. Behind these barriers, the combined forces are going from home to home, removing the livestock on which the families depend for their survival.
All of the livestock of Caroline Tohannie, an 84 year old great grandmother, was confiscated on October 22, and two neighbors, Zena and Jerry Lane, who tried to console her, were beaten and Jerry was arrested. On Thursday, October 23, Colleen and Ruby Biakeddy had 120 sheep confiscated. Today, Tuesday, October 28, the confiscation of 120 sheep owned by Bahe and Etta Begay led to the police surrounding their children Milaya Yoe and Mr Sells with guns pointed and then arresting them. Many other families are being similarly attacked each day.
These livestock confiscations are not based on a desire to improve the range ecosystem – their goal is to make it impossible for Dine' to remain on HPL. Hopi and BIA officials have also informed Dine' that the confiscations will be followed by eviction proceedings against families without valid leases with the Hopi Tribe, and that they do not intend to renew livestock permits for any Dine'.
They intend to complete the final settlement of the Navajo-Hopi land dispute.
Background on the Hopi-Navajo Land Dispute
The Hopi-Navajo Land dispute began when attorneys for the two tribes filed the Healing v Jones lawsuit in the 1950's to establish land title needed for issuing coal leases on lands on the Hopi Reservation occupied by Navajo families.
The decision in 1962 stated that coal royalties were to be split 50-50 and people from both tribes could reside in a "joint use area". In 1972, the Hopi became dissatisfied with the joint use arrangement, as the lands were primarily occupied by Navajo, so they engineered passage of US Law PL 93-531 which would replace the joint use arrangement with separate titles for each tribe to 50% of the land.
Since the joint use area was occupied almost exclusively by Dine', this law mandated the forcible relocation of many Navajo. The program cost the federal government over $500 million, but many Dine' resisters defied the federal government and remained on their traditional land.
In 1996, PL 104-301 attempted to resolve the issue by offering lifetime leases and limited grazing permits to the heads of households, but many Dine' refused to acknowledge their loss of land rights and did not sign these leases.
The law authorized the government to use force against these resisters, but a massive outcry by over 250 religious and other non-governmental organizations in 1998 and an investigation by a Rapporteur from the United Nations HCHR forced the US to suspend enforcement of those provisions.
That truce has held for over 15 years, until the BIA, for reasons not publicly announced, decided that the time had arrived to implement the final solution.
The BIA is waging war against Navajo Grandmothers on HPL
By Forgotten People · October 28, 2014