Reflections from the Ah­nish­i­nah­bæójib­way (We, the People)

April 15, 1992

In 1958, Roger Jourdain and the Bureau of Indian Affairs fraudulently brought the 1934 Indian Reorganization Act onto some of the Red Lake Anishinabe Ojibway Nation.  From  1958 until now, there has been massive destruction of the Anishinabe Ojibway Peoples’ forests and other permaculture.  As a part of their scorched-earth policies of “colonization” (stealing other Peoples’ lands), the Euro-Americans are completely destroying the Anishinabe Ojibway People’s resources, and Traditional food and medicines. 

Hollywood and other high Government officials, in their propaganda, have called Indians “the first environmentalists and conservationists.”  This is an ironic lie.  These alleged “first environmentalists” have used the flowing well on the Farm Station Road as a dumping ground for their garbage.  At the fish landings where the Indians fish, there are rotten fish and other trash.  Sheephead and other “rough fish” are dumped all over the brush, along with dead animals shot by these so-called “first conservationists and environmentalists;” calling them this is White Lie.

The White Tribal Council is planning on building a park down by Pike Creek, for the youth and the tourists.  I wonder how long that park will last, before the Indian youth tear it up and throw empty beer cases and everything else all over it?  When will the graffiti and other angry writing cover whatever buildings are made in the park?  The slashing of the school-bus seats, and the dumping of more garbage all over the land gives a good example of what’s probably going to happen to that park.  These Indian youth have a self-destructive mechanism built into their psyche, because they see their so-called leaders destroying the forests and the environment, and polluting—it amounts to the blind leading the blind.  These are the examples that the 1934 I.R.A. Tribal Council sets for the Indian youth.  These children have no self-esteem, and they have nothing to look forward to.  There has to be a turn-around in this community.  The Chippewa Indian “Red Road” is a dead-end.  It is already red-lined.  The Anishinabe Ojibway Nation, “We, the People,” have Aboriginal and Natural Rights which supersede anything which the White man has brought in here.  The 1934 Indian Reorganization Act is an illegal government. International Law, including the Nuremberg Principles and the International Convention against Genocide apply—to both the Euro-Americans and to the Chippewa Indians that the White man is using to keep his own hands clean.  We, the Anishinabe Ojibway, have a right to exist in our own land without foreign governments destroying our forests, polluting our waters, and decimating the birthright of our generations yet to come.  Because of the genocide, we may be a few in number, but this is Anishinabe Ojibway land, and always will be.

There is a huge difference between the Chippewa Indians and the Anishinabe Ojibway People.  The Anishinabe Ojibway People are Aboriginal Indigenous People of this continent, with aboriginal Sovereignty and a Clan and a Dodem on the patrilineal line.  Through Grandmother Earth and Grandfather the Midewiwin, the Anishinabe Ojibway People are the joint owners of this land, the Anishinabe Ojibway Nation.  The Chippewa Indians are victims of European genetic and social engineering; they have a new identity because of their White fathers.  Chippewa Indians do not have Anishinabe Ojibway Clans and Dodems.  Some Chippewa Indians claim “Indian Clans” on their mother’s side, but they are an extension of Western European Civilization, an inherent part of the European colonization process.  Chippewa Indians are patrilineally Indo-European; their Sovereignty is held by the Western European empire through their White patrilineal ancestry.  Although they are kept out of the White mainstream because of the racist European social structure, Chippewa Indians are an inherent part of Euro-American society.  Indian identity is created by the White man; the labels and stereotypes which are a part of the “Indian” identity are European projections.  The Washington Redskins can continue to promote their racism, because the White man created and owns Indians.  It’s a pretty sick society that disowns their own relatives, that creates ugly stereotypes and uses racism to maintain their hierarchy.  The people who identify themselves as “Indians” have bought into the trap; they are stuck with an identity that they don’t own, and instead of defining themselves as who they are, are forced to live out the vicious stereotypes created by sado-masochistic Europeans crazed with the mental illness of greed.  The Indians can’t sue; they are history.  Because of the White man’s control and mandate over them through the White-owned Indian identity, Indians clear-cut Anishinabe Ojibway forests; the incredible mess that Indians leave behind in the forests is a direct consequence of the White man’s stereotypes: “drunken Indian,” “lazy Indian,” “filthy Indian,” and all of the other projections that reflect who the White man really is.  This needs to be addressed, there needs to be dialogue and on-going discussions.  People don’t need to be stuck in the Indian identity—but they’re not going to get out of it by trying to steal the Anishinabe Ojibway identity, they need to look at who they really are.  The destruction of our forests must stop.

The United States is using the Indians that he created and controls as a broker for Anishinabe Ojibway forest products, land, and other resources.  The reason that Red Lake is a heavily funded Government town, is that we, the Anishinabe Ojibway, are paying for the destruction of our own land and resources.  The profit for the timber, and everything else from the Aboriginal Indigenous Peoples’ resources, goes right into the “Regional Center,” Bemidji’s economy.  They like to scapegoat “welfare mothers,” but they never talk about all of the White people who live off of the Reservation who commute here to well paying jobs.  All of the people on the Government Dole don’t belong here (that includes the Tribal Council).  The self-righteous welfare-bashers and political editors and County Commissioners don’t mention all of the salaries for the White people and the White Indians, all of the Government pensions, all of the lucrative White contracts and Sweetheart deals, all of the pork for the D.N.R. political hacks, all of the bargain deals on “surplus equipment” that the Anishinabe Ojibway people are paying for.  Beltrami County pays about half a million dollars in “welfare,” virtually none of which comes out of property tax (on land which was stolen from the Anishinabe Ojibway).  Property tax is a red herring—it serves big property owners right for buying stolen property.  Property taxes are really rent—sunder Eminent Domain, United States citizens don’t own any land, never did and never will.  They might hold [crooked] “title to property,” which is not the same as owning land, an exclusive prerogative of the so-called ruling class.  This is the way European thinking works, and doesn’t have anything to do with the fact that the United States doesn’t own this Aboriginal Indigenous Peoples’ Continent.  Neither the Indian Treaties nor the 1889 Chippewa “Agreement” that Roger Jourdain celebrated with such fanfare are worth the paper they’re printed on.  These U.S. - Indian documents are all frauds and fakes, because the Indian Sovereignty is held by the Euro-Americans; the White man was signing the Treaties with his own genetically engineered subject peoples.  The Indians don’t own any land, and never did.

Japanese bashing:

When the elite ruling class gets carried away with their greed, and the people outside of the elite start to get restless, the elite always orchestrate a scapegoat.  The people you see are the people from the lower classes, bashing another group of people, for example auto-workers in Detroit bashing Japanese cars with sledgehammers, and some of the other really ugly racism that’s been going on against the Japanese.  The elite orchestrates a diversion: when the fire is here, the smoke is over there.  This kind of scapegoating is stupid, it’s senseless racism and it’s ignorance.  The people who get caught up in it become Ugly Americans to no purpose except protecting the elite who is manipulating them.

On the Republican scene:

It looks like George Bush has won the nomination for Republican Presidential Candidate hands down, or hands up, or hands in the pocket.  David Duke, who likes to bash welfare mothers and other people who can’t fight back, hasn’t been heard from in the Mass Media for quite awhile.  He’s been censored just like the Iraqi side of “Desert Storm” was censored.  Hmmm.  I think David Duke is a lightening rod connected to a loose Bu-cannon.

Bush is looking outside the continental United States for his presidential agenda.  Because of his connections with the C.I.A., he’s an expert in Foreign Policy.  The President is starting bush fires all over the world, looking for a Willie Horton.  He’s trying to escape political responsibility for the serious problems he has created at home.  For example, jobs need to be put on the endangered species list.  Official United States Labor Department statistics are lies, and don’t tell the whole number of people who are unemployed.


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