This is dedication to all who struggle, who have lost a love one thru the harshness of this world......
This is for a young man name Thomas, a young cree 16 who took his own life a few days ago, my prayers to you back home....
This is for Donovan, 17 cree who was tragically taken from us on the holiness month of the year.
This is to the 15 members we lost in 2008 from… Continue
My Pledge of Allegiance
I pledge allegiance to Creator and to the path Creator has put me on. I pledge allegiance to my family, to my ancestors who walked before me and to my future generations who will walk after me. I pledge to walk the way of the warrior, to protect those who need protection, to guide those who need guidance, and to help those who need my help. I pledge to be a man of honor and integrity and to do my part in making this world a better place to live. Aho.
Does anyone know of Lucayan Taino archeaological sites that are opened for visitors? I am thinking of going on my honeymoon to the north Caribbean and would love to see Lucayan artifacts and culture while I am there.
Lelanie Fuller Stone "The Cherokee Lady", relates the story that her grandmother told her when she was a young girl:
Do you know what a rainbow is ?? Yes, a beautiful bow of colors in the sky.
Do you know what a warrior is ?? A warrior is a brave person. One who has courage instead of being afraid.
Now let me ask you a question. Do you love animals or hate animals? Do you love trees or hate trees? Do you love people or hate people? Do… Continue
LA PAZ, Bolivia – Bolivian voters embraced a new constitution Sunday that promises more power for the poor indigenous majority and grants leftist President Evo Morales a shot at remaining in office through 2014.
But the charter's low support in Bolivia's lowland east — which controls much of the nation's wealth and fiercely opposes Morales' plans to empower long-suffering highland… Continue
6 am Monday: We took a short hike through the woods to the edge of
the wetlands. Days of heavy rains gifted us opportunity to board our
kayaks between submerged trees in the tropical forest. We cut through
the water droplets that hung in a heavy mist over the still and quiet lake
on this cold autumn morning. The sun greeted us rising slowly over the
mountains to our east as we entered the open waters of the lake.
The lake is a chameleon from morning to night.… Continue
5 am alarm rings. Suffering with a low grade fever, I sit up in the bed.
My body longs to remain in the warmth of my soft blankets. Reaching
for the alarm sitting next to the bottle of ibuprofen, I am reminded of the
migraine I had just two nights ago. I begin to second guess today's trip.
Stress and depression lurk just outside my door, hovering, waiting for a
chance to pounce. The mounting bills, life's stressors, and my… Continue
Tau MY Relatives
This weekend the South American continent will witness more of the same phenomenon that is sweeping this hemisphere since the early 1990's. This new installment on what appears to be a region-wide movement comes fast on the heels of the miracle that took place this past November in the U.S., the miracle that saw one of the last true Apartheid nations of the world actually elect a black man to the highest office of government. In… Continue
You Are on Indian Land
Mort Ransen, 1969, 36 min 48 s
The film shows the confrontation between police and a 1969 demonstration by Mohawks of the St. Regis Reserve on the bridge between Canada and the United States near Cornwall, Ontario. By blocking traffic on the bridge, which is on the Reserve, the Indians drew public attention to their grievance that they were prohibited by Canadian authorities from duty-free passage of personal purchases across the border,… Continue
Kanehsatake 270 Years of Resistance
Alanis Obomsawin, 1993, 119 min 15 s
On a July day in 1990, a confrontation propelled Native issues in Kanehsatake and the village of Oka, Quebec, into the international spotlight. Director Alanis Obomsawin spent 78 nerve-wracking days and nights filming the armed stand-off between the Mohawks, the Quebec police and the Canadian army. This powerful documentary takes you right into the action of an age-old Aboriginal… Continue
Just to state the obvious, this network has a new chat function. The previous chat room, which was external to the network, has been closed. Luckily, we now have a solution that appears to be better than all previous attempts.
The settings for this network have now been set to private. Exchanges can longer be freely seen by anyone on the Internet, nor searched and cached by entities like Google. Initially, the openness of the network was to allow others to benefit from the many… Continue
It would seem that at least one person is not happy with my work with this network, and issues of "ownership" have been raised. As with the Caribbean Amerindian Centrelink, and Kacike, I have been actively seeking to transfer these resources. The proof of the latter facts is to be found within the Groups in this network by the way, specifically:…
Today is am amazing day in the history of the US - Barack Obama will take the oath of office as President in about an hour's time. For those of us, who have lived through the Civil Rights Movement, this is a monumental event and shows that united, working together and never giving up hope for equality and justice, we are seeing a man of color assuming the highest office in this land.
Yesterday, was Martin Luther King Day, and how well I can…Continue
For those of you in the Portland, Oregon area, I am attending this event. I should arrive early in the day, but I am unsure as to how long I wil be staying. I would love to meet as many of you from the Pacific Northwestin person, as I will be moving back to the Caribbean some time next fall. You may email me to let me know what time you plan to arrive. I will be wearing a white jacket and a white sweater with jeans. See you there! peace&luv-c
as the site administrator it was never my intention to moderate discussions, nor monitor every utterance for any possible inappropriate or offensive statement, as I considered that rude, intrusive, and presumptuous.
At the urging of now more than a few dozen members, I have been asked that at least a rudimentary code of conduct be established. Of greatest concern, that is, the concerns that repeated themselves across what were 37 messages at last… Continue
Any sign of continued personal insults between members will lead to the banning of those persons. There seems to be a marked degeneration in the quality of discussion here, very much in contrast with the cheerful, constructive, and productive experiences that dominated early on.
As the person who initially set up this network, I cannot tolerate seeing it become another hate site for flamers. For those who are new here, show some… Continue
Its great to see our people being honored by you Yatekinex, we give praise to the ones that came before us and we honor their committment. We are no longer relics of the past but a living vibrant presence of naborias stating Daca Taino for Tainos today.and Tainos yet unborn.
I cannot express in words the importance of what you are… Continue
Added by Caracoli on January 19, 2009 at 2:55am —
Someone ask me why I can move on after all that happened. I think that's the only thing you can do is to give HOPE for you and your love ones, so forgiveness is a way to heal. It teaches you not to walk in hate but show love and kindness instead. I wish not to endure this to anyone of any race in my lifetime regardless of what happened to us. One of my elders once told me in order to move on, you must forgive, then you can free yourself from hate. Both my parents went to Residential School and… Continue
Added by Blueskywoman on January 16, 2009 at 5:30pm —
This is an exerpt from the book written in 1984 called Influencias Mayas y Aztecas en los Tainos de las antillas mayores by Osvaldo Garcia Goyco. Mr Goyco was disuaded from further research by the academic elite at the time. I feel that Mr… Continue
Added by Caracoli on January 16, 2009 at 2:56pm —