For the last 35 or so years, the youth have been given teachings based on talking sticks (druid/celtic origin) , answering feathers, the web of life, etc…. i.e the “it’s not nice to fool mother nature” b.s crap initiated by the likes of Vincent LaDuke (SunBear) , Phil Lane Jr. (Mr. Bahai`) , Eddie Benton Benais (Mr. Grand Medicine Man) , all who support the likes of those who conduct ceremony with the blood of innocents on their hands such as Crow Dog , Dennis Banks , Clyde Bellecourt, etc ….
Some of those kids end up in the penitentiary after pistol whipping elders while being participants of armed robbery or other horrific assaults such as rape, murder, etc, and then find/re-new their spirituality on a drum while doing time in the pen then unleashed on the Nations with medicine bundles and pipes as Spiritual Guru’s, teaching the youth to follow their lead of Native Pride.
Nothing changed here, get ready for another year of dancing onward into the pits set up by the likes of James Abourzek and his tin soldiers while “they” all call for the release and pardon of that murder of innocents piece of shit Leonard Peltier.
Do_Not expect the Pony Riding NDN’s to address such, they are too busy prancing up and down the XL pipeline dog and pony show using white guilt tactics while they pretend to be concerned about the environment and appropriate culture and identity, to grift more money from good hearted people that trust in the likes of the Mrs. Green Energy Queen.
In yrs past, the Nations would note a childs actions and behavior, and those who showed unique qualities were encouraged and taught throughout their growth what being a person of gifts was about and it took years on top of years of teachings before one was acknowledged and allowed to represent themselves as a Spiritual Leader.
Today, in too many instances, the Nations have their so called gifted people coming out of the lock-ups …. and look where that has gotten the youth to these days, don’t expect anything different for the next generation if this continues.
It Comes From Deep Within
Robert Redford’s Kool-Aid King PosterBoy
People walking with Darkness ….
That’s their Choice