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Say No to the Exploitation and Profiteering of Indigenous Cultures and Spiritual
Date Sunday May 01
Time 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location Details
All over sovereign Native land. That means EVERYWHERE.
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorAll the Indigenous Nations from Alaska to Chile!
Stop the paganist, new age, white-left exploitation of indigenous cultures and spirituality! Do not call yourselves silly, wannabe indian names like Rainbow ELF and Crystal Moon Eagle. It only demonstrates a mockery of the true value of our legitimate names, which we often receive through sacred ceremonies. Show these modern colonizers that we are not as dumb as they'd like to think. Sweatlodges should never cost a dime to enter one, yet these people often charge hundreds of dollars! Learn to distinguish true indigenous spirituality (which vary by nation) from those that have pagan, wicca or new age influences! What is wrong with these people's own spirituality that they must compromise the full practice of it, and dilute it with some other path that is not even theirs! Early new-agers such as Ben Franklin and James Madison often bit off the natives and implemented their sacred ways into the skull and bones-like Freemason society. By taking part in this these people are not contributing to our survival. They are only lessening it. By creating this false imagery of the Native "American" way, by implementing foreign ideas and profiting from it, these people are essentially taking over ancient ways of life of which we have never nor will we ever make a dime off of it, because our culture is NOT for sale, and so, therefore that makes said people modern day COLONIZERS! Have respect for us and leave our ways alone! We are not interested in your grandmother who you claim was a Cherokee princess! We do not care if you are 1/2536th Native. As for our movements and struggles, we are just fine under the direction of our OWN people. It is time for us natives to stand up for ourselves and stop the 500+ year legacy of the foreign takeover, both covertly and deliberately.
Added to the calendar on Friday Apr 29th, 2005 12:47 PM
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