Great Spirit, Whose voice I hear in
the winds, And whose breath gives life
to all the world, hear me!
I am small and weak, I need
your strength and wisdom.
Let Me Walk In Beauty, and make my eyes
ever behold the red and purple sunset.
Make My Hands respect the things you
have made and my ears sharp
to hear your voice.
Make Me Wise so that I may understand
the things you have taught my people.
Let Me Learn the lessons you
have hidden in every leaf and rock.
I Seek Strength, not to be greater
than my brother, but to fight
my greatest enemy-myself.
Make Me Always Ready to come to you
with clean hands and straight eyes.
So When Life Fades, as the fading sunset,
my spirit may come to you without shame.
Chief Yellow Hawk
Leonard Peltier feel the Sun on his face as a free man
Action Needed To
Protect Native American Burial Grounds
If anyone can help Eugene.....you can contact them at their profile page. I'm sure any offers of help will be greatly appreciated.
Bozhooo Friends, Sunday night was different on the Mound, the rain was hard at times and the high winds and even thunder and lightning. The fire had good coals so as the rain slowed I added more wood and the fire remained. As morning came I watched the sun rise, prayers continued all night and throughout the day on Monday. I began to hear the asphalt company fire up their equipment , the noise is loud and the dust storm from the materials they used began blowing over to where I stood near the fire. I walked near the edge and became sick.
They brought in more machinery. On the top they cut trees and made room for more gravel . The extra gravel and machinery means more "shoots" to move gravel from top to machinery below. More "shoots " means they had to dig into the mound to place these shoots. Fresh dirt laying in piles below, and this Mound is an artifact. These items are not just what people think of as some arrow heads washing up from the rain. They are precious funerary objects. There are many times when I hear the term "genocide" used. Let's face it, they killed the elders, the women, the children .
They killed the warriors, then burned the villages , the crops, the stored foods. They took the land, eliminated the game, placed the remainder of the people on the worst land they knew and called it reservations. They then took the children who remained and placed them in their schools to civilize them . Cut their hair, would not allow them to speak the language or sing their sacred songs. So no religion. I ask you from 150 million people to
10,000, and the only thing left .....the areas of burial of the Grandfathers, the Ancestors , and they slowly destroy them. Is this not Genocide ?????????????????
I am the founder, Chairman of the Board and Vice President of the Mound Society of Western Pennsylvania. I put together a great board with an archaeologist who is the number one in the country on Native Mounds, doctors, professors, priests, mede's , top researchers. This Mound is one forth mile in length and one
eight mile wide. It is related to Meadowcroft. Meadowcroft is 35,000 years old. This Mound has the oldest known remains on the
continent. Over 5000 years old. That was only from the top layer. I beg you to help, please send this message to all of your friends, I need to begin
petitions. would anyone be interested in helping me with this fight? Eugene
NASA and the Navajo....Joke
When NASA was preparing for the Apollo
Project, it took the astronauts to a Navajo reservation in Arizona for training.
One day, a Navajo elder and his son came
across the space crew walking among the rocks.
The elder, who spoke only Navajo,
asked a question.
His son translated for the NASA people:
"What are these guys in the big suits doing?"
One of the astronauts said that they were practicing for a trip to the moon.
When his son relayed this comment
the Navajo elder got all excited and asked
if it would be possible to give to the astronauts
a message to deliver to the moon.
Recognizing a promotional opportunity when
he saw one, a NASA official accompanying
the astronauts said, "Why certainly!"
and told an underling to get a tape recorder.
The Navajo elder's comments into the
microphone were brief. The NASA official
asked the son if he would translate
what his father had said.
The son listened to the recording and laughed
uproariously. But he refused to translate. So
the NASA people took the tape to a nearby Navajo village and played it for other
members of the tribe. They too laughed long
and loudly but also refused to translate
the elder's message to the moon.
Finally, an official government translator was
summoned. After he finally stopped laughing
the translator relayed the message:
"Watch out for these assholes.
They have come to steal your land."
American Indians/Native Alaskans and Lung Disease Fact Sheet
What do Native American women suffer
U-M researcher leads investigation of breast cancer disparities
among Native American women
Native Americans and Cancer
American Indians/Alaska Natives & Cancer
Cancer rates which were previously reported to be lower in American Indian and Alaska Natives have been shown to be increasing in the past twenty years. Cancer is the second leading cause of death among American Indians and Alaska Natives over the age of 45.
Cancer Mortality Among American Indians and Alaska Natives
United States, 1994--1998
Growing Cancer Threat Among Native Americans
by Lois Baker
Cancer Incidence Rates in Eddy and Lea Counties
New Mexico, 1970-1994
Nuclear Workers: Radiation on the Job
While the use of radiation in medicine has led to some unpleasant surprises, its presence in the workplace has served as a sort of early-warning system to the general population. "Since workers are first exposed and most heavily exposed," writes Dr. Irving Selikoff, "the workers give us first indication. Most things that cause cancer in society are discovered in the workplace." Ever since Czech miners began digging for uranium four centuries ago, evidence has been piling up to indicate that radioactivity has been killing and debilitating people who work with it. Unfortunately the nuclear industry and its supporters in government have consistently resisted that conclusion, even to the point of suppressing numerous broad-based studies they themselves commissioned and then quashed when the conclusions went the "wrong" way.
Killing Our Own: The Disaster of America's Experience
with Atomic Radiation
Index to RACHEL's Hazardous Waste News
Newsletters Issue #1 through #364
The High Cost of Uranium in Navajoland
by Bruce E. Johansen
When Native Americans in the Western United States were assigned reservations in the late nineteenth century, many were sent to land thought nearly worthless for mining or agriculture. The year 1871, when treaty-making stopped, was a time before sophisticated irrigation, and before dryland farming techniques had been developed. Industrialization was only beginning to transform the cities of the Eastern Seaboard and the demand for oil, gas and even coal was trivial by present-day standards. And, in 1871 Madame Curie had not yet isolated radium. Before 1900, there was little interest in locating or mining uranium, which later became the driving energy force of the nuclear age.
Fight for Ecological Justice
Uranium, Recycling Death
GUARDIAN, UK - Depleted uranium, which is used in armor-piercing ammunition, causes widespread damage to DNA which could lead to lung cancer, according to a study of the metal's effects on human lung cells. The study adds to growing evidence that DU causes health problems on battlefields long after hostilities have ceased.0508 05 1DU is a byproduct of uranium refinement for nuclear power. It is much less radioactive than other uranium isotopes, and its high density - twice that of lead - makes it useful for armor and armor piercing shells. It has been used in conflicts including Bosnia, Kosovo and Iraq and there have been increasing concerns about the health effects of DU dust left on the battlefield. In November, the Ministry of Defense was forced to counteract claims that apparent increases in cancers and birth defects among Iraqis in southern Iraq were due to DU in weapons.
Now researchers at the University of Southern Maine have shown that DU damages DNA in human lung cells. The team, led by John Pierce Wise, exposed cultures of the cells to uranium compounds at different concentrations. The compounds caused breaks in the chromosomes within cells and stopped them from growing and dividing healthily. "These data suggest that exposure to particulate DU may pose a significant [DNA damage] risk and could possibly result in lung cancer," the team wrote in the journal Chemical Research in Toxicology. . . Prof Wise said it is too early to say whether DU causes lung cancer in people exposed on the battlefield because the disease takes several decades to develop.
"Our data suggest that it should be monitored as the potential risk is there," he said.
Native American Calling
sister city to the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlán
Treatment for Killer Cholesterol
I AM PROUD
Old movies I watch
Indians and cowboys.
Indians made to look
The sadness I feel to
see this and know,
others see this and
believe their eyes,
not knowing the truth.
and majestic....they stood.
They wept, saddened
by the injustice.
They lost everything,
their land, their hearts, their
I AM PROUD!
E. Two Crow-Fox - Oct. 7th 2002
are each of us angels with only one wing, we can only fly
by embracing each other.