The below is a copy/paste of a comment and reply intended for the blog Spiritual Service Events, but as it contained a link to LRI with a photo of grandmothers it set me to thinking about Annie Mae, what she would be doing now, the position she would be held in by the nations, and editorial content of LRI.
There are those who share the opinion the site Last real Indians is composed of equal parts that function as a vehicle of self promotion, an AIM propaganda wing, and news.
As I say, due to the inclusion of the photo it prompted me to think about Annie Mae Pictou Aquash, AIM murder victim, and what she would be doing now if still alive.
Confusing that as a last real Indian and warrior women of the nations LRI has little to say about her other than vague references to AIM has no responsibility for her murder and to lay the blame at the familiar go to of the feds…the typical AIM line.
Or in conversation with her daughter Denise opine that CIE’s focus is on “the youth” rather than the haunting injustice of her murder and the impact it has and will continue to have not only upon the nations but our youth as well.
SB….”I think that it’s more suspicious that the FBI stonewalled Hazlett then the Times not running the story. Maybe they were afraid of losing advertising dollars in running a critical story? If you want more details, I’ll have to consult my sources which I don’t have access to right now ( in the meantime you could share those other posts?) Why so much energy dedicated to Peltier? Shouldn’t you be out protesting the Nazi invasion? I heard that Mr. Ed was there doing some recruiting. ” He said, “join the army, you deserve to have your life changed. Be all that you could be? Maybe the whole thing was a front and this was really a hub to develop Nazi FBI informants and provocateurs?
P.S- From what I remember from S.D story, the knife changing into a snake was figurative rather then literal.
Rezinate….I think the Times has ran literally hundreds of critical stories during it’s tenure, and I doubt it translated to a loss of advertising revenue.
Dirt sells-the public at large has an almost insatiable appetite for it,especially if related to the government, politicians, or any of it’s agencies. Conspiracy tales are an example of that and generally require little proof or fact.
Figurative, rather than literal? And why not,makes it more believable than to say Peltier aka Houdini is a magician capable of manipulating, time, space ,and matter doesn’t it?
But I’m curious how that works in a “figurative” way?
“Why so much energy dedicated to Peltier?” I suppose I could ask the same question of you in addition to why so much time attempting to defend AIM and Crow Dog,the selling of ceremony, the lack of the exhumation and repatriation of the remains of AIM victims at WK2 to their families?
Why nothing devoted to LPDOC financial disclosure or the release of Peltier’s parole hearing records,the incidence of
rape and abuse on the rez, alcohol and substance abuse? But then the answer is obvious.
I recall previously in the blog some time back saying you afford the opportunity, was never the intent to focus on Peltier.
So that’s kind of the way it-any reference to Peltier or attempt to use this blog promote him or the myth and I’m going to be all over it.
I kind of thought you might make an appearance to protest, you know lead the protestors in song, put up some Peltier posters in an attempt to co opt as AIM is so noted for -maybe invite Crow Dog and join him in an invocation.
Crow Dog could deliver a sermon about forgiveness and as you like to pray for everyone maybe you could lay hands in a healing way upon some nazis, give them a real Indian name, and make them Peltierites -they’d be naturals.
Followed the LRI link-great photo of the grandmothers-maybe
Chase should ponder for a moment that if his heroes of AIM hadn’t murdered Annie she might well have been among those in the picture- that might impact advertising though.