There are too many of us “Native Indains” who don’t fit in with the old colonialists mentality… the dominant ideology if too many of mainstream – this meanstream society… and too… that there are far too many of us who do not want to or simply cannot (but not simply because of) because of some very damaged ideology on our own part as well – now after years – generations of dis-honoring treatment and this causing deeply embedded mistrust and NOW – which we have adopted! It is so difficult for any mainstream society today to understand that – After all, as we a tribal people! We are a people of varied and unique tribes or NATIONS! Each tribe HAS – NOT used to have – STILL DOES – each tribe / nation has its our own unique way of living – being – living doing etc etc… and it was pretty healthy for us WAY BACK THEN.
It certainly was not perfect yet, it was ours and we were free.
My spelling of “meanstream” is purely intentional. I spelt the powerful mainstream this way because every colonized people have suffered and continue to suffer under this colonialistic mentality.
In this great country Canada what and when will it take for the people – the government of human beings of this land / territory to admit to and not begrudgingly pretend to only just now – recognize how and why a colonized people suffer perpetual severe social ills FROM, THROUGH, BY and ALONG WITH others of their own kind! All the while – while some of their kind seem to prosper along with the rest of the world progresses.
LATERAL VIOLENCE is a guaranteed product of colonization. Look at all – THIS HAS BEEN PROVEN THROUGHOUT THE HISTORY OF THIS WORLD – TAKE-OVERS OF ANY RACE OR ETHNIC GROUP and this WILL ALWAYS BREED VIOLENCE amongst the oppressed and the struggle to live will end in a disturbed distorted self-destruction… but look out for the spill over when that race of people in a big country who are the minority and their numbers begin to overwhelm their own communities.
The continued misrepresentation of a race of people decimated through violence and violation of colonization and the continued mistreatment of each separate tribal group will only cause more and deeper pain in the people… this will spill over BACK to the oppressor.
Sadly, the will to live free will mix with the deepening dysfunction out of mistrust, misguided beliefs in faith, freedom and empowerment… and a deepening self-hatred which will destroy all hope. I realize that this sounds doom and gloom… yet, there are more and more people who do not march or protest, but who live troubled and violent lives… and no one represents them or no-body would dare confront them or challenge their troubled lifestyle! This is a fact of what has happened and continues to happen to “Indains”!
So – A words of advize –
Realize and face-up to fact we are not one nation or one people – we are separate complete nations!