The Victims’ Families Need To Be Heard! Wake Up NDN Country!
Saturday, September 21, 2013 6:09
(Before It’s News)
“(N.Morgan) One of the purest, truest, statements, I’ve heard in a very long time. The victims families are entitled to their anger. They are entitled to be heard. Listen to their words-
Ian Ki’laas Caplette : What pisses me off most about today is that I have seen survivors being shamed for their anger. Their anger born from kidnapping, imprisonment, torture, and all manner of indignities forced upon them. Fuck you for your shaming of righteous anger and your attempt to force survivors into a passive acceptance of “healing” under your version of it. These people have a right to their anger. If anyone does, it is them and if you can’t handle it, shut the fuck up.
Denise Pictou Maloney: We’lalin for this Ian. After decades of being told by more than a few advocacy groups and their supporters that I was too angry, bitter, hateful and diversionary over the fact that AIM members acting on AIM leadership orders ( which also included Peltier along the way) had kidnapped, interrogated, beat, raped, shot, and dumped my mothers body in the SD badlands to rot in 1975, this is a refreshing unconditional truth to read. After 16 years of campaigning for her justice one of the most disheartening things is to be told was that I needed to forgive, forget, heal and move on while my mothers murderers claimed advocacy for missing and murdered women.
What a crock of crap ! Stay united at all costs they suggested. I for one will NEVER unite with those who turn a blind eye to those who were complicit in the murder of one of our own women. When did justice become conditional with us? As the surviving family member of one who did not get to be a survivor and who lost their life to such a violent act from within their own community what justice allows some to be angry and others not ? Instead we are called fed, FBI pawn and diversionary. To add insult to injury I had one critic try to explain Lateral Violence as the reason these men did this to my mother so it was not their fault really..lmao Thank You for clarifying the REAL definition of lateral violence and with your words giving us ownership to express our suffering and pain.”
The above is a copy/paste from http://nativeamericannewstome.tumblr.com/ as it originally appeared on https://www.facebook.com/AnnieMaePictouAquash?sk=wall&filter=2 I believe.
I can only add that indeed the families of victims do have rights.
This is where a number of indigenous journalists who have their heads stuck so far up AIM’s ass that they have trouble breathing have failed miserably in their positions.
They in effect write love sonnets to AIM and Peltier while completely ignoring the victims and their responsibility to present all of the story.
Confront them about that and they instantaneously go colonial, clutch the AIM banner to their chest, pluck a feather from their apple ass to put in their hair, drape the flag of the “courts” around their shoulders, and start talking about suing someone.
So it seems appropriate to me to say F*** them as well.
There is a clear demarcation between those who report and those who are on a leash and propagandize- the differences are obvious and when noted shouldn’t be ignored.
I don’t know if this is the result of a delusional belief in the “myth” as characterized by insiders at LPDOC or a calculated effort to be viewed as a real last Indian and champion of the people, but one thing is for sure, and that is that it gives license to murderers, rapists,and thieves.
A divisive wedge these so called members of the fourth estate conciously drive into the midst of the nations-and for what?
What service is provided to the community at large in supporting a corrupt criminal organization and it’s dashboard bobblehead Peltier?
What healing is promoted when the effort is to facilitate the bleeding?
A question has been asked in this blog on at least one occasion-“where are the men”? It could well be asked where too are the “warriors”, where are integrity and native pride ?
The Fourth Estate, a free and open press aware of and practicing it’s mandate or The AIM/Peltier Estate based on contrivance and subterfuge ?