Oglala Sioux Tribe
Office of the President
A Presidential & Vice Presidential Proclamation
Proclaiming June 26, 2013 as Leonard Peltier Day
Whereas, June 26, 1975, is a historic day on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, and
Whereas, The Oglala Sioux Tribe holds in high esteem people who stand for peace, justice and freedom, and
Whereas, Leonard Peltier, a man asked to stand and protect traditional elders and the Lakota Oyate, sacrificed himself that day, and
Whereas, we hereby proclaim this day so the Oyate and the world will know and honor Mr. Peltier and remember that we as a people continue to heal, and
Whereas, although Mr. Peltier cannot be in attendance for this historic event, we must and will continue his work to heal a nation through human rights, social justice and indigenous rights all over the world, now
Therefore, pursuant to vested authority, we do as President and Vice President of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, hereby proclaim June 26, 2013 as a day of honoring for Mr. Peltier and hereafter every 26th day of June.
This is like reading a proclamation from the White House – ” A Presidential & Vice Presidential Proclamation”, how very, what is the word I’m looking for?, oh yeah….colonial.
Presidents and Vice Presidents, not chiefs or anything so traditional, so mundane.
Peltier was “ASKED” to stand and protect traditional elders and the Oyate? What an unmitigated, shameless, load of pure GMO bullshit.
Anyone doubting that need only read the ’99 oyate statement.
One need only look a little deeper, ascertain who the “president” and “vice president” were who issued this proclamation – what their affiliations are to understand the reality.
From the “Office of the President” – impressive. I wonder if that office has a flag draped oval configuration with portraits of Lincoln and Washington displayed on the walls? Maybe not, but for sure Means and Banks and that bloody rag banner of AIM’s – kind of a rogues gallery.
I’m surprised the strains of Hail to the Chief aren’t included.
Yeah, heal a nation(s) – how about healing indigenous communities from the scourge of AIM, from alcohol and substance abuse, from gangs, from the rape and abuse of our women and children, from tribal government corruption?
How about issuing a “proclamation” to that effect from the “Office of the President”, or a day of remembrance for Annie Mae Pictou Aquash, Perry Ray Robinson Jr., Buddy Lamont, Roque Duenas, and those who lay in unmarked graves as victims of AIM’s “liberation” at WK2?