“BAD INDIANS” by Ryan Red Corn – I need you to check out this video from youtube site: “the 1491s”! ** I do not advocate for the use of the word-name “Indians” for us, in this case I just relax.** Blessings
What does bad Indians conjure up in that twisted demented brain and fogged-up skewered mind’s eye of yours? Do you think negatively? Do you feel positive? Do you want to avoid talking or at least talking reality? Do you live in Egypt in the Nile? Or do you see the full perspective of how, who and why we are now? Prepared to be inspired by this video… and if it doesn’t do that – then keep it and re-look in a few days… and then a few days and on and on.
For me, I see and understand more about myself and my Native North American Tribal Blood… and this feels good. Realistically, it it takes many of us – years to take in more – reveal, see, feel, understand, accept and have loving peace with who and how we are here in this life. It takes time as I know… to make room in my heart and mind to see more and then want to see more better about me myself.
Keeping in mind that it has taken us generations of occupation and subjugation… for us to come to this place we are at now. For too many if us it is not pretty… and for too many of us it is DEADLY! I mean to emphasize more about the troubled side IN which far to many of us are living today. Not that we chose to do this and not that we do not want to get out of it… For those of you – us who have trouble reading this or acknowledging this troubled side – please try to understand that I mean to establish a point of of reference or maybe re-establish our old point of reference of when we were simply – human beings and not in a competition with ourselves and the rest of society. I say “competition” because of the degree of constant difficulty too many of us have living here today. It is difficult to understand the whole concept of who were are today in relationship to who we were long ago… and yet, this video and the people in it – simplify this concept – this once generous loving sense of who we are supposed to be… and still must be.
WHILE I certainly do understand the generational and historical facts of the source of our troubles – I can still be and am disturbed by the disproportionately great numbers of my people who are in trouble… of who are victims and victimizers… of who are in the justice and criminal cases in this country – I AM INSPIRED TO BE PROUD AS I SEE SUCH REAL RELEVANT AND POSITIVE REPRESENTATION OF OUR TRIBAL PEOPLE BY OUR TRIBAL PEOPLE AND THE WORDS THEY SPEAK AND SING. I am reminded of the strong nature of who I am and as part of our tribal nations. And I certainly see the place I come from and what I have been through and where I want and will to go!
Let us watch this again and again and out the words into our being – absorb them and make them inspire us to be who we really truly are – no matter where we are right now. No matter if we cannot speak our native language or exemplify the original color of skin or quantify the blood percentage quota of that particular tribe… let’s live the destiny of great connection – the great relationship to the great mystery of creation and of life, To live in harmony and balance – no matter of the environment or the dominant society. No matter of how we are pained or put-down or marginalized. No matter of the obstacles internal or outward… those you carry deep inside or the shame which keeps you prisoner. No matter what.
There are ways to begin to grow stronger – more determined – having that indomitable spirit – that source of energy and power to realize where you are, where you want to go and how to do it – heal and live freer than ever.
In this video it is my hope that each of you finds inspiration to live true. Remember too that we are still that race of proud connected people… we only need to see and believe and live the talk. This video is a whole lot of good.
Pilamaya – Thank you
Mitakuye Oyasin – We are all related