Reflections from the Ah­nish­i­nah­bæójib­way (We, the People)


February 12, 1993

According to Star Tribune staff writer Pat Doyle, who wrote an in-depth article on the Mille Lacs Treaty re-negotiations in last Sunday’s paper, the people of Mille Lacs are “Chippewa, or Ojibwe...”  For you media writers who mold public opinion, we would like to clarify that the “Chippewa” are an entirely different group of people than the Anishinabe Ojibway.  The Chippewa Indians have European or Indo-European fathers; the Chippewa Indians have the same values as their European fathers; and if they ever had any Aboriginal Indigenous ancestors, the Chippewa Indians have lost their identity because of their White fathers.  (The only reason that the “Chippewa Indians” are a distinct and identifiable group of people, separated from the Whites, is because of European racism, superstition, guilt, genocide, miscegenation, lust and greed.)  The Anishinabe Ojibway are NOT! the same people as the Chippewa Indians!  The Anishinabe Ojibway are the Aboriginal Indigenous People of this land, who still have our patrilineal Anishinabe Ojibway Clan and Dodem.  Our fathers, and their fathers and grandfathers, for time immemorial, were all Anishinabe Ojibway of this Continent.  We can prove—with your own U.S. Government documents—that the Anishinabe Ojibway did NOT sign the “Indian Treaties” because we are not “Indians.”

The external governments which were brought in here by the colonizing European nation-states, also brought in relocated people from other places, and turned them into “Chippewa Indians.”  Since the Anishinabe Ojibway people own the land, and the Chippewa Indians signed the Treaties “selling land” which the Chippewa Indians did not own, it is in the vested interests of the immigrant Europeans to confuse the two groups of people using Crooked and slippery English.

ABOLISHING OF TREATY-MAKING, MARCH 3, 1871:  The United States Congress, in 1871, in an obscure rider to the Indian Appropriations Bill, outlawed further treaties with Indian tribes.  The U.S. Congress outlawed more treaty-making because both the “Indians” and the Whites who made the treaties were “outlaws.”

Treaty-making is, along with “peace” pipes, a foreign European concept, and is not indigenous to this land.  The Treaties were written only in the alien European language of English.  The parties negotiating the Treaties were the European Whites and the European “Indians.”  Stealing and then dividing up somebody else’s land, which is what the “treaties” did, is uncouth and shows that the Europeans have bad manners, if they have any manners at all.

On February 8, why weren’t you Indians celebrating?  Last Monday was the big day—where were you Chippewas?  On February 8, 1887, the Dawes General Allotment Act was passed by Congress.  Chip-away Halfbreed Scrip was issued under almost all of the Chippewa Treaties.  A generation later, many of the people who got Halfbreed Scrip (180 Acres) got “allotments,” along with their children and grand-children.  Because of their genocide, the United States “Indian Agents” were running out of Aboriginal Indigenous People, who they deliberately mis-identified as “Indians,” for the purposes of their parasitic social engineering.  Under the Dawes General Allotment Act, countless numbers formerly White people were turned into “Chippewa Indians,” and used to alienate Anishinabe Ojibway land through the “allotment” scam.  The genealogical records show that many of these “Indian Allottees” were White or Mulatto people prior to 1886.

The United States Indian Office tried to “legitimize” their Instant Indians by giving them names stolen from Anishinabe Ojibway people who were killed in the genocide.  The Indian Agents also gave their New Indians Chippewa Creole names, like Wah-bish-ku-kush and Gi-chi-e-quay-zaince.  It’s obvious that the U.S. Government planned on exterminating all of the Anishinabe Ojibway.  In their racism and arrogance, they never once thought that any Aboriginal Indigenous people would survive, much less understand Crooked English as well as their own language, and would be scrutinizing the U.S. “Indian” records.

I looked through all of the Red Lake Halfbreed Scrip for my great-grandfather and my grandfather.  These Anishinabe Ojibway men, whose land was being “given away” by the United States Government, did not get any “Scrip.”  They also did not get allotments.  My grandfathers were Aboriginal Indigenous People of the Anishinabe Ojibway Nation.  My grandfather’s grandfathers have been here for a hundred millennia.  It is Anishinabe Ojibway land which the “Treaties,” the “Halfbreed Scrip,” the “Allotments,” the “Indian Claims Commission,” and now the “Agreements” are trying to steal using the White man’s Chip-away Indians, who have the same values as their Indo-European fathers.

The public ruckus over fishing is a smokescreen to distract people from the real issues of the “Treaties.”  The “Agreement” with the State of Minnesota is a vicious document.  With one stroke of the pen, they are going to abrogate the Treaties, and “terminate” the “Indians.”  They’ve been threatening the Chip-away Indians with “one stroke of the pen” for at least two generations, but what the White man is going to use is “White Out.”  The “Treaties” do not affect Aboriginal Indigenous People; as far as we the Anishinabe Ojibway are concerned the “Treaties” are fraudulent and irrelevant.  We, the Anishinabe Ojibway have a right to exist. 

HONORING THURGOOD MARSHALL:  On January 24, 1993, a great man went to the next world.  In Thurgood Marshall’s eulogy, his colleague Justice Renquist quoted the inscription on the Supreme Court Building, “EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER LAW.”  However, Thurgood Marshall has explicitly said, “We are Not Free,” because the United States operates under racist European Law.  All the United States guarantees their citizens is the elusive “pursuit of [the illusion of] happiness,” and “The American Dream,” which, people should have noticed by now, isn’t real.  The United Nations’ World Court also operates under ethnocentric European Law, and tries to maintain “Peace” through violence and force.  As long as “International Law” operates only from a narrow European perspective and world-view, there will not be harmony, justice, equality, nor freedom in the world.  Western European $ivilization’s track records prove it.

POLITIKING IN THE LOBBY:  There is a story going around that scientists are yielding to the demands of the Animal Rights movement.  Instead of using laboratory rats, they are now using Lobbyists.  There are certain things rats won’t do.  Also, the United States Congress is ignoring a terrific source of revenue.  Instead of trying to bleed Joe Sixpack dry and put even more taxes on minimum-wage slave laborers, they should put a sin-tax on the Lobbyists, and make them pay their fair share.

Exploiting other people is an inherent part of Capitalism and the Nation-State.  If you don’t believe me, all you have to do is take your head out of the sand, and look around.  Whose land are you on, you immigrant foreigners?  Making Zoe Baird a scapegoat is unfair—she was just following Capitalist traditions, and she had nothing to do with creating the policies which entrapped her.  Hiring “illegal aliens” as domestic servants is a fringe benefit of the élite.  So-called “aliens” are preferable to U.S. Citizens—because they don’t speak English, and so they cannot go to the Tabloids and sell gossip about what’s going on in their employer’s household.  Also, because they are considered “illegal,” their behavior is rigidly controlled by the threat of deportation hanging over them.  The U.S. Immigration knows that—they are the foreigners who let the “aliens” in.

Now, one of the main concerns in Washington is paying Social Insecurity Taxes on household help.  Are they going to issue Social Insecurity numbers to “illegal aliens,” and then deport them?  The question is, if they are deported, who gets to keep the money that was paid “for their retirement?”  It looks like there’s a good scam and cover-up going on here (ho-hum—business as usual).

MILITARY PROTOCOL:  During his campaign, candidate Clinton was called a “Draft Dodger” by the rear-echelon heros who make up “war stories” with their elbows on a bar.  President Clinton is now your Commander-in-Chief, and with due respect and admiration, I take off my grey (neither black nor white) hat.

My telephone number is (218) 679-2382 and my mailing address is P.O. Box 484, Bemidji, MN 56601.

Wub-e-ke-niew


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