Reflections from the Ah­nish­i­nah­bæójib­way (We, the People)


October 8, 1993

The regional leadership of the Bureau of Indian Affairs was featured on the front page of Sunday’s Minneapolis Star Tribune.  According to the copyright article, Indian Preference Earl Barlow accepted vouchers which could be turned into cash at an Indian casino.  Barlow said he gave most of the vouchers away.  Instead of giving them to his female assistant, he could have given them to the homeless and starving people on Franklin Avenue.  Don’t you think it would have been mighty White of you, Earl, to help out those poor people, some of whom were disenfranchised by your office?  The Aboriginal Indigenous people on Franklin Avenue are victims of the Bureau’s policies of relocation, land sales, genocide, and other B.I.A. criminal behavior.

The Star Tribune calls Earl Barlow a “Blackfoot Indian.”  I don’t know if the statute has been repealed, but it used to be that once a so-called Indian became literate and acculturated, he was no longer classified as an Indian.  But, I don’t think that this statute said anything about knowing right from wrong, or knowing what’s real or unreal.  Then again, in researching the history of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, it looks like none of the Indian Agents knew what was true and what was a lie, so if a B.I.A. Indian Agent got caught in the corruption that has pervaded the Bureau of Indian Affairs since it began, they could just tell a White lie, and their superior would say, “he exceeded his authority.”  Earl Barlow probably behaved unethically, and peddling influence is a breach of trust—but I don’t think that there will be any criminal prosecution because Indians don’t exist and so the Sacred Trust is hocus-pocus.  Cheating Indians, who are a non-existent mythology, and making laws for invisible people, really says a lot about imported European abstract thinking.  The immigrant peoples of the United States can’t tell fact from fiction.  They elected a bad actor, Ronald Reagan, as President of America.  They also created mythological Indians, and their Indians are bad actors, too.  Mickey Mouse gets votes every election—one of these times he’s going to get a majority.  The United States is in deep doo-doo, and their citizens are living in a world of delusions.

I asked Red Lake Chippewa I.R.A. Tribal Chairman Butch Brun if he issued Earl Barlow any vouchers at the casinos, or if former I.R.A. Chairman Roger Jourdain gave him any vouchers.  He said “no.”  But, I didn’t ask the Chairman if he’d issued any vouchers to Barlow’s assistant, and I also didn’t ask him if he’d had the casino employees issue any vouchers to B.I.A. officials.  The reason I raise this issue, is certain irate and indignant White males have called me, and have accused me of profiting from Indian casinos.  I have never seen one cent from any of the casinos, and if I had my way, I would close them down.  These people that called were concerned about “organized crime” infiltrating the casinos.  I replied, “I’ve got news for you, organized crime has been here on my land since the Bureau’s Indians signed the Treaty in 1863.”  I answered these callers, who were trying to tell me that I was an “Indian who was getting rich from the casinos,” that I am not an Indian, and that there are no Indians here, there never were any Indians, and there is no such people as “Indians.”  I said that the people who are going around posing as Indians and making big bucks from the casinos, are White people; they are not the Aboriginal Indigenous people of this land, they have no roots on this land, and they do not belong here.  These mythological Indians are racist against the Anishinabe Ojibway and other Aboriginal Indigenous people, and they are stealing Aboriginal Indigenous Peoples’ land and resources.  Most of these White Indians wear two hats: a White hat and then when they cross the Reservation Line, they put on their turkey feathers.

The U.S. Government is using the Indian Casinos for social and political engineering.  The casino money helps support the 1934 I.R.A. Governments, established as puppets for the United States Government.  Casino money benefits the “in” group, and according to their genealogy, all of these élite blood-quantum Indians are Europeans, and they are all related to each other.  The United States is using Indian Gaming to entrench their Indians on Aboriginal Indigenous Peoples’ land.  The social structure of the Bureau’s White Indians is based on French feudalism, and the Indian Casinos, regulated by that White man Earl Barlow, are deepening the hold of the imported European hierarchial culture and values.  Machiavelli explained how this European structure works: centralized control and “divide and rule” at the same time.  Some examples of splitting the community in order to control it are Noreen Smith’s Indian Health Board, the Minneapolis Indian Center, and the American Indian Movement.  Another example is “Indian Self-Determination,” some of which is detailed in Title 25, Section 272 of the United States Code.  The U.S. is using Aboriginal Indigenous Peoples’ resources to fund Indian Self-Determination.  How can Indians be “self-determining” when it’s rigidly defined by Congress, and funded through the crooked Bureau of Indian Affairs.  Somebody’s in cahoots, and sleeping with some very strange bedfellows.

“The Buck Stops Here,” also known as the Honorable Attorney General Janet Reno, promised to fight crime in the streets and drug trafficking.  Her office needs to look at some of the criminal Indian Bucks that her Government is funding.  The U.S. needs to clean up their own act, first, then maybe there wouldn’t be so much street crime.  The corrupt government, particularly the Bureau of Indian Affairs and their I.R.A. Tribal Governments—which the U.S. Congress created and illegally put on my land, are the role model for the petty criminals in the streets.  How can you expect people who are living on stolen property buttressed by lies and fraudulent land titles, to be honest?

INDIAN AND FREE:  Red Lake school is an apartheid school.  The reason that Independent I.S.D. #38 has not run into conflict with the civil rights legislation about segregation, is because “Indians” are not a race of people.  I don’t know how they get around the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution, teaching Indian Religion in the schools.  I suppose that there haven’t been any complaints from the Good Christians because Indian Religion is a made-up religion, based on Christianity, and has nothing to do with the ancient Anishinabe Ojibway philosophy and religion, the Midewiwin.

The curriculum of the Indian schools is insulated from politically correct White liberal criticism by having Indians wring their hands in the media, and having these White Indians push the White man’s guilt buttons.  The Indians are just as guilty as the White man, and the educational environment has not improved for the Anishinabe Ojibway children.  I know—I’ve been there, and I see what’s still going on.  By pretending that “Indians” are Aboriginal Indigenous people, the damage which continues to be done to Anishinabe Ojibway children remains obscured.  The Indian children are also being hurt.  Instead of teaching them “Indian and Free,” the schools should really set these children free, and teach them English, so that they can see what’s going on, and defend themselves against being “tracked” into being cheap labor.  The “Indian pride” taught in the schools has nothing to do with Aboriginal Indigenous values—it looks like teaching racist hatred to me.  The idea of teaching the Indian children to hate White people, when the patriline of these children is White, is beyond me.  I’ve done the genealogy of the people at Red Lake, and I will show anybody who wants to know.  The Indian Chiefs, recognized by the U.S. Government at Red Lake, all have White patrilines.  What kind of psychological damage does it do to Indian children, to teach them to hate white people?  They are teaching these children to hate themselves.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs’ records, kept in great detail on every Indian and most of the Aboriginal Indigenous People, were put together in such a way that the record-keepers thought that nobody would ever see the fraud of turning European people into Indians.  But, the important records in determining who has a White patriline, and who has an Anishinabe Ojibway Dodem, were compiled before computer technology was invented.  Understanding the Anishinabe Ojibway language, knowing our oral history, and modern technology, have unscrambled the lies that were coded and indexed. We have used the old and the new together, and we can tell you who these Indians that the United States Government created are.  The ancient laws of the Midewiwin are eternal, and neither I, nor the United States Government, can change them.  We, the Anishinabe Ojibway, have a right to exist on our own land, and our identity is not subject to theft nor desecration by the White Indians or any other Europeans.

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

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