All authority is abused at some point, I suppose the rationale in doing so is that it serves the greater good-but I would argue the greater good is always to prioritize the truth and let the chips fall where they may.
Everything about the nations is being diluted, from the language, to traditions and the blood-that to me translates to a fight for survival.
I don’t want to be anything other than what I am, and the people I know feel the same-yet the erosive nature of the modern world, long standing government policies, poverty, lack of access, everything we have been and hold dear being sold out from under us by people like Crow Dog and AIM, that and the lack of justice in a land that proclaims it is a nation of laws, equity, and equality fuels this very erosion.
The position we as a people find ourselves in is a familiar one, only now it is accompanied by the added burden of an organization like AIM that is much the same as a cancer eating at us from within.
A casual observer would think we are so spiritually destitute, so desperate for someone to look up to, a cause to rally round, that all we have is the AIM leadership and Peltier.
There isn’t a one of our communities throughout this hemisphere that doesn’t have more worthy candidates to offer.
We need to rally round our communities, our children, our women, each other- nothing will be right until such a time as we do.
Or we can continue promoting murderers, thieves, con artists, and rapists while at the same time proclaiming ourselves to be victims and contribute to our own demise as a distinct people.