Reflections from the Ah­nish­i­nah­bæójib­way (We, the People)


September 11, 1991

Hunting season has come again to the hinterland.  The people who live in the Northwoods off of the Reservation will have to stay out of the woods, or wear bright red clothing and venture into the brush at their own risk.  Farmers are going to have to tie up their horses and paint “cow” on the side of their cattle.  The upper-class City Savages are coming to the Northwoods to kill for sport, taking sound-shots.

On the Reservation, the Bureau of Indian Affairs Tribal Council and the State of Minnesota D.N.R. are trying to lay claim to Anishinabe Ojibway Peoples’ resources by saying that they are regulating hunting and fishing.  Years ago, these Natural Rights were regulated by the Anishinabe Ojibway People, through the Clans.  The Natural Rights included the Natural Responsibility of killing an animal only because the animal was needed for food or clothing—and the Natural Responsibility of not wasting what was taken.

Now, under the regulation of the Indo-European State and Federal Governments, the woods on the Reservation are full of Chippewa Indians who are shining and shooting indiscriminately, slaughtering anything that moves.  Every year, I see bears who are shot and left to rot, with nothing taken but their claws and teeth.  Every year, I see deer thrown away in the dumpground (or “sanitary landfill”), the whole deer killed and just wasted.  I see raccoons and foxes and woodchucks and everything else just killed and left to lay.  The Chippewa Indians who claim to be Aboriginal Indigenous People have lost their identity and their Traditional Anishinabe Ojibway values.  No Anishinabe Ojibway person would ever shoot wildlife and waste it like these Chippewa Indians have been doing for years.  The reason why this happens is because these Chippewa Indians are mostly White people that the U.S. Government has made into “Indians.”  The question is, “How many Chippewa Indians would there be if the U.S. Government didn’t pay them to be Indians, subsidizing their housing, education, and sometimes giving them jobs?”

Chippewa Indians might be better off if they found their real identity and took control of it, rather than getting trapped in a vicious White-man identity owned and defined by the Indo-Europeans.  A lot of the people who are trying to be Chippewa Indian are really Meti or Creole people.  Research it!  I’ve been doing this research for eight years, and anybody else who honestly looks at the facts will see the same thing.  “Chippewa Indian” is a White identity, and so is “Pembina Indian” and “Pillager Indian.”  These White identities have White values attached to them—that’s why the deer and the bear and all of the other wildlife are shot and left to rot in the woods.

The State of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (a Pork-Barrel Bureaucracy) and the U.S. Department of the Interior (another Pork-Barrel Bureaucracy, staffed by White relatives of politicians) are not interested in maintaining the permaculture and resource base of the Aboriginal Indigenous People.  It seems that they are mostly interested in promoting the Indo-European economic structure—selling guns and blaze-orange jackets and making money any way they can.  They are trying to claim control over, and steal, all of the Anishinabe Ojibway Nations’ resources (along with their relatives and fifth columnists, the Chippewa Indians); if their agenda was what they claimed it is, we would still have old-growth forests and plenty of wildlife.  Instead we have polluted waters, vast acres of clear-cut forests, and dead animals laying all over the place in what’s left of the woods.  I was told by one of the D.N.R. men to “shoot all the porcupines that you see” because they kill pines.  It isn’t the porcupines killing the forest (the porcupines belong here), it is the Indo-Europeans destroying everything that they see (and you don’t belong here, and act like you don’t expect to have a future here).


In other news from Anishinabe Ojibwe Country:

Hubert “Skip” Humphrey says that the State of Minnesota needs more gaming laws, more control, because the Mafia is going to move into Reservation gambling.  I’ve got news for you, Hubert “Skip” Humphrey, the Mafia (or their first cousins) have been here since 1850, stealing and ripping off from the Anishinabe Ojibway people.  An example is giving the halfbreeds that the Europeans forcibly created the identity of “Chippewa Indian” and then signing treaties with these artificially created Chippewas to steal Anishinabe Ojibway land.  This land has never belonged to the Chippewa Indians; there were no Chippewa Indians here until the White man created them.  Reservation gambling is set up under the same fake and fraud kind of system as our Anishinabe Ojibway land was stolen under: the State of Minnesota signed “Agreements” with 1934 Indian Reorganization Act Tribal Councils—who have absolutely no connection with the Traditional Aboriginal Indigenous Governments.  These 1934 I.R.A. Governments were designed by the United States B.I.A. to empower the halfbreeds and promote the U.S. Government’s agenda of genocide and assimilation of the Aboriginal Indigenous People.  The European-Created “Chippewa Indians” have lost their identity of Anishinabe Ojibway and have taken on an artificial identity created by the Whites.  They are squatters and carpetbaggers on Anishinabe Ojibway land—and their sovereignty is held by the Indo-Europeans.  It was designed like that.

If the State of Minnesota wants gambling, stealing from people under the illusion of giving something for nothing, they should put the gambling in their own stolen territory.  If they want to, they can hire Chippewa Indians to front for them—but don’t blame the Aboriginal Indigenous People, the Anishinabe Ojibway, for the crooked mess that White-man gambling is from its very definition.

The State of Minnesota must be really hurting for money.  Every year, when the Duly Elected Lawmakers gather, you would think that what is happening in St. Paul is a Pork-Barrel Stock Market.  It seems like every law that the State Legislature passes is either to spend a big pile of money or to steal from somebody to get more money.  I don’t see anything patriotic about these law-makers playing Robin Hood economics.  What these lawmakers are doing is just plain crooked greed—winning an election seems like just a license to spend other people’s money, and taking out a debt against generations yet to come, rather than a trusteeship for the welfare of the people.  If they were interested in the future generations, they wouldn’t be polluting and clear-cutting.

And other news:

Mythical Ka-lai-jah, mythical Chief Bemidji’s companion statute in that little transplanted Indo-European mythical hamlet with a namesake that nobody knows what to do with, has lost his shirt at Morrell’s Trading Post.  The real Savage, Paul Bunyan, who allegedly did environmental destruction on a truly massive scale, still has his shirt—he must have had Ka-lai-jah slaving in the camps at far less than the minimum wage.  That’s probably why Ka-lai-jah lost his shirt.


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