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Native Resistance and Being A Native Advocate
A close examination of Native Resistance and being a Native Advocate.
NATIVE RESISTANCE & BEING A NATIVE ADVOCATE
by Mike Raccoon Eyes Kinney
We as the Greater Indian Nation are a strong people. White society has called me a militant. Yes, I am a militant and I carry no gun. I am a soldier for peace. What I really am, is a Native Advocate for more Human and Civil Rights for Indian Country. As being a Native Advocate, I tell Indian Country that we are Creator's Holy People and that first of all and foremost ,that Native Resistance is a spiritual act.
Historically, we have never laid down in as Native People in the face of struggle.
Native Resistance as said is a spiritual act. It represents a different kind of power, a different kind of a strength and a different kind energy. White society has traditionally responded with both political violence and repression when dealing with is nothing less than cowards and murderers in there attempts to try and control us. Being a Spirit Warrior and Native Advocate entails having strong leadership skills and abilities that come from having a good spiritual foundation and experience. So it will put you in the position to say from a leadership place: " What is Indian Country willing to do to be successful? "
In order to do as such, the Native Advocate must listen to and feel the Indian Nation, not intellectualize the needs of Our People.
Every step we take no matter how small to understand the needs of Our People we strive to serve Indian Country as Advocates, will increase our bond with them and move us in a higher standard of Native leadership. Each of us in Indian Country must make a spiritual commitment to live by a single standard of conduct-for if we do our Native and non-Native leaders will have to follow. Each one of us in Indian Country is setting an example for someone else and each one of us has a responsibility to shape the future as we wish it to be in Indian Country.
WE MUST BE THE SPIRITUAL CHANGE, WE WISH TO SEE IN CREATOR'S WORLD.