Sometimes it seems a though the more things change the more they stay the same.
Case in point the Badger Two Medicine site, yet another looming battle to address a wrong, reclaim possession, and protect what is a sacred site to the Blackfeet nation and by extension to all the nations.
Such efforts usually require a sustained effort with courts adopting the position all that is required is to toss some money our way.
If a church, synagog, or mosque were to find themselves in a similar situation the pubic outcry would be deafening, that’s rarely if ever been the case when it comes to the nations and those things we hold sacred.
Movement in that area has improved over the last decade or so, but we’ve also been like Rodney Dangerfield when it comes to a lack of respect.
And speaking of a lack of respect what’s up with Hollywood’s over paid, non acting, non funny, actor Adam ” anything I think is comedic is” Sandler?
Now that this has blown up in his face there will be the for the public consumption apologies that in my opinion are meaningless in view of he wrote the script in the first place and was fine with it as long as there was no backlash.
Inspite of telling our people who were hired as extras if they didn’t like it they should leave, the ones who should leave are the director and Sandler.
Those of ours on the set are representing all the nations, just as the Blackfeet are in their fight, a responsibility exists in that,
I would implore both to keep that in mind, stay strong, and stand their ground -though I doubt they need reminding.