Reflections from the Ah­nish­i­nah­bæójib­way (We, the People)

December 4, 1992

The grand-daughter of Indian athlete Jim Thorpe, who is director of United Now Indian Olympic Nation (UNION), met with other activists to form an Indian Olympic Committee, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.  The paper reports that any Indian Olympic team would have to be able to “identify the ‘internationally recognized territory’ it represented.”  I think that international recognition and competition of Aboriginal Indigenous athletes is a wonderful idea.  Aboriginal Indigenous Nations continue to endure, whether or not the immigrant Europeans recognize them.  The problem is that Europeans are using the identity that they created, “Indians,” to obfuscate the reality of the Aboriginal Indigenous Peoples and Nations of this Continent.  There are no Indians here, and there never were.  There is no “Internationally recognized territory” (no matter whose concept of Sovereignty you use) that Indians can claim.  Indians do not have Aboriginal Indigenous Sovereignty.

Indians also do not own land.  The land or territory that athletes going under the identity of “Indian” might represent under the Euro-centric Olympic guidelines is, according to parochial and obsolete European concepts of “Sovereignty” and alien European law, held in so-called “Sacred trust” under the assumed “Sovereignty” of European occupation forces.  The Europeans (including the Euro-Americans) are not going to give their “Indians” legitimate full-fledged international status, when they went to all the trouble over the centuries of social and genetic engineering, creating “Indians” and then using their “Indians” to construct a mythology of European-derived land “ownership” and “sovereignty” on this Continent.  The Europeans used their “Indians” to sell land which the Indians did not own; to sign “Treaties” to try to legitimize the European theft and occupation.  The United States Government can, according to their own Congressional documents, unilaterally “terminate” Indians and “abolish the Treaties” with a stroke of the pen.  What kind of standing does a “Treaty” signed with people like that have?  Even the current Great White Father, George “Read My Lips” Bush, said last summer that the United States can unilaterally terminate “Indians” at any time, because they created them.

The United States Government knows—and knew at the time of the “Treaties”—that their Indians are subject (Wanna-Be) people.  Before the Métis who got turned into “Pembina Indians” tried to sign away Red Lake Anishinabe Ojibway land under “Treaty” and “Amendment” in 1863 and 1864, they had already voted in Minnesota Territorial elections and many of them had been drafted to fight in the Civil War.  Metamorphosis of “Indians” is truly amazing.  In the 1860 United States Census most of these Pembina people are recorded as “Mulattos.”  In 1863, with a stroke of the pen, these very same individuals were made into “Indians” who were coerced into signing the “Treaties,” looking at the “business end” of a cannon.  The immigrant Euro-Americans knew that the Anishinabe Ojibway People could not and would not sell our land.  Anishinabe Ojibway people showed our patriotism and our nationalism, our love for Grandmother Earth, in our forests which we had kept beautiful, and our water, which was pristine and pure.  Both the Europeans and their “Indians” have no respect for the land.  It looks like a war zone here.

“Indians” know that they don’t have any Sovereignty, and they know that their relationship to their White fathers is that of conquered, subject peoples.  They also know that the highly touted “Sovereign Indian Law” is a racist and apartheid delusion, with no jurisdiction over either Aboriginal Indigenous People nor Whites.  At the Tuesday, September 15, 1992 “Special Meeting” of the I.R.A. Tribal Council, for example, the suggestion was made that “non-Indian sign a waiver that would voluntary submit said person to the criminal jurisdiction of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians [sic/i-ke-do].”  The United States is using their “Indians” to try to encroach on the Sovereignty of Aboriginal Indigenous People, and trick the Anishinabe Ojibway, using Crooked English, into accepting the Europeans’ racist apartheid “jurisdiction” over them.  However, applying these crooked European laws to Anishinabe Ojibway People is a human rights violation and a violation of International Law.

The immigrant Euro-Americans’ devious strategy of using their Indians to try to alienate Aboriginal Indigenous Nations’ land did not end with the last of the broken and crooked “Treaties.”  The 1934 Indian Reorganization Act “Tribal Governments” were unilaterally entrenched by the United States, as an explicit social engineering project to regulate the lives of their Indians—and to try to get hegemony over remaining Aboriginal Indigenous Peoples’ resources.  At Red Lake, the I.R.A. Constitution was dissimulated as a continuation of the 1918 General Council—which also was not an Anishinabe Ojibway Government.  None of leaders recognized by the Euro-Americans in either of these puppet governments of Euro-American occupation—Peter Graves, Roger Jourdain, Gerald “Butch” Brun—are Anishinabe Ojibway People.  One has an Indo-European patriline; the other two have White European patrilines.  None of these so-called “Federally Recognized Indian Leaders” have an Anishinabe Ojibway Clan or Dodem.  Presenting themselves as representatives of Anishinabe Ojibway People is fraud, and using this fraudulent identification of themselves to alienate Anishinabe Ojibway land or resources is criminal.

In terms of current affairs, Red Lake I.R.A. “Tribal Chairman” Gerald “Butch” Brun does not have an Anishinabe Ojibway Clan or Dodem—and for that matter does not have any Anishinabe Ojibway ancestry at all (he is just a plain Indo-European wanna-be trying to “go native” to escape from racist European culture).  No matter what the United States tries to claim, neither Butch Brun nor any other member of the “Tribal Council” has any authority whatsoever to sign any papers alienating any Anishinabe Ojibway land or other resources.  The genocide which the White man passes off as “education” has been used as a justification try to steal land from the Anishinabe Ojibway People more than once.

ABORTION:  For the last thirty years, people have been screaming at each other over the same issue, which amounts to how many pins can you stick in the head of an angel.  They have been stuck in gridlock over the abortion issue, avoiding the deeper questions.  The real issue is empowerment of women.  European men don’t want to give up their claims over women as chattel.  If a woman decides to get an abortion, whether it’s because of rape or because the future of her children looks bleak (unemployment, the homeless, a screwed-up environment, pandemic violence), that should be her business.  The European State has been grabbing the Sovereignty of their citizens’ children, and destroying family values, since Sparta and since Plato, the “father of democracy.”  The élite does not want to get their soft, uncalloused hands dirty, and they need slaves—and you’re “It.”  The immigrant Euro-Americans’ imported hierarchial “democracy” depends on cheap labor, cannon fodder, and mercenaries.  “Democracy” has a parasitic relationship with all people, and all other living beings, that it comes into contact with (pocketbook issues).  If you don’t believe me, all you have to do is take a serious look at the environment.

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