Most of you know I am Native American, Native Alaskan & Jewish by blood, my Aleut & Jewish blood both come from Alaska.
Most people know tons about Native American rituals, customs & history. They know very little about Aleut culture customs or religion we don’t share many details after having it beaten out of us for even discussing it.
Even after being interred in concentration camps during world war too because we had “chink eyes”. Under the watchful eye of the Dept of Fish & Wildlife So if you’re wondering why we hate DFW wonder no more, we were after all considered wild animals so how appropriate was it for them to be our wardens?
The government still comes to steal our children so they can fill their boarding schools for the Great White Father or The Great Black Father now…
They can’t steal our smiles though
I have a habit of thinking too much… My Jewish people & my Aleut people were both sent to concentration camps. 2 peoples who have lost much & been persecuted throughout time yet they are both still here.
Yet we are still being screwed, the Alaska pipeline for instance: We have never been paid one dime for the use of our land, the rape & the destruction of our land’s resources, the govt set up a corporation for us & gave it over to 6 people who robbed us blind & we have nothing except the ability to repatriate ourselves & maybe get some type of compensation.
Oh & we won’t be doing any kind of treaty, to date there has NEVER been one single treaty that has ever been honored. They have tried to “buy” us on paper & when we don’t submit they take what they want anyway.
There is none. The ONLY difference between any man in this day & age, is money.
Only those with money ever find “justice” & those without it keep the courts & all of the people associated with the business of prisons employed & making money: but most importantly they control every aspect of every persons life in this country. If you are middle class or below, you “belong” to these people.
If you think that because you have a good job & own a home you are immune then you are horrifyingly wrong: Most of the people I meet with that are being abused by the system had all of the above… had.
So why do I keep fighting even though it seems hopeless? I can’t stop. My Aleut counterparts may have gone on silently smiling holding all that was dear to them quietly inside only to share it with a few but my Native American side, well that’s the warrior in me. If you don’t know who you are, or where you come from, you’ll have no idea where you’re going or where you need to be.
I still smile when I hear people say that the “immigrants should go back to their own country” especially the folks from the Aryan Nations (Germany is right there! Right on the map below!) Just because you stole it doesn’t make it “yours”…
I once had a man tell me that we (Native Americans) are a “conquered” people we need to just shut the fuck up & take it…. I laughed. Not because he was telling the truth but because he did not know he was also describing himself. He, by the way is in prison right now with certain parts of his body being conquered right now. He owned a nice house & had a great job but he pissed off the wrong cop.
I have met many folks with good jobs & homes that have pissed off the cops or questioned them & then POOF everything they have worked their whole lives are gone. I pissed off an entire city but they screwed up big time by taking everything away from me. Now I have nothing to lose except my life. My Sophie probably passed away along with my Hokishila but if they haven’t then just to have one more day, or week or month with them will have made all of this worth it. Trust me I am not walking away from this without my animals, my charges dropped, my name cleared & at least 1.75million dollars of their money…