rom: Ur #1
Date: Nov 12, 2007 8:51 PM
Subject: OK...U NDNS!! U WANNA TALK THE TALK? COME WALK THE WALK.....
November 16th has been set aside as Oklahoma Statehood day...Oklahoma's Centennial Celebration....
The Oklahoma Indians Survival Walk and Protest is scheduled for 8:00 am on November 16, 2007 . NE 16th and Lincoln...
activity will counter the Oklahoma Centennial Celebrations because we,
as Oklahoma American Indians, do not want our people to forget what
happened to our ancestors nor can we let others across the nation lose
sight of the real history of Oklahoma Indians and Indian Territory .
was set aside as Indian Territory...FOR INDIAN PEOPLE!..and was
eventually "stolen" back..Celebrate 100 years of the theft of Indian
Lands? Heck no! Oklahoma means LAND OF THE REDMAN...!
Oklahoma's Centennial celebration includes a "MOCK WEDDING" between
Miss Indian Territory and Mr Oklahoma...this is an embarassment to me,
as a Native Woman. "As if" the joining of the two was consentual...More
like a shotgun wedding after a violent rape!
I want to thank all
of you who have responded and volunteered to help...BE THERE AT
8AM...we will need help setting up...Also bring chairs and water...(we
are seeking donations of water) We have a full day coming
together....yes, it sez 9-12..but we are going on as long as the people
want...BRING YOUR ELDERS! BRING YOUR YOUNG! (Those are our two most
I AM SOO PROUD OF ALL OF YOU WHO ARE
COMING!!! IT GOES TO SHOW THAT YOU ARE REALLY DOWN FOR OUR PEOPLE...AND
DO NOT NEED TO BE PAID TO STAND UP AND SHOW YOUR PRIDE!!! LIKE I
U WANNA TALK THE TALK? NOW IS THE TIME TO COME WALK THE WALK.....
THERE IS POWER IN NUMBERS!!!!
I AM NOT GOOD WITH WORDS BUT I WILL LEAVE YOU WITH THE WISE WORDS OF SOME GREAT PEOPLE I HAVE A LOT OF RESPECT FOR:
leaders of the state's 37 recognized tribes have applauded the idea of
an organized independent centennial statement. Jim Gray, the principal
chief of the Osage Nation, said his tribe of 16,000 chose not to
participate in official centennial events.
"I encourage other tribes to hold their own version of commemorative events, so you can say who you are," he said.
on sisters. So called "tribal leaders," many of them corrupted by
casino money, will participate in the centennial because they have
learned to be lap dogs of the state of Oklahoma. But there are many of
us who are well-educated, and see that the state of Oklahoma still
refuses to recognize the contributions of native people. Mock wedding
indeed, with a Miss Indian territory and Mr. Oklahoma? Wonder how many
"Indian princess" stories that will spawn? Why not reenact the murder
of hundreds of Land Run participants by the Sooners who jumped the line
and cheated on the cheaters? And while they are at it, reenact the
Oklahoma history of the theft of billions of barrels of oil by greedy
oil barons whose families still enjoy the benefits of that theft. You
go girls, and know that I will be there in spirit.
Johnny, nishnabe podwewadmi
would be like asking America to celebrate the defeat of Viet Nam. To
re-enact the Americans climbing aboard helecopters to escape the Viet
Cong. Sounds ridiculous I know. It is ridiculous. Face it, it was a
terrible time in history for Native Americans. It is no time for us to
The state could have saved itself a bitter pill to
swallow by aknowledging the crimes against the Indian. Maybe, just
maybe apologizing for misdeeds. Maybe that is just ridiculous too?
won't celebrate the theft of Oklahoma. I'm proud to be an Oklahoman,
but not for the way our state was created. The Land Run is one of the
most hurtful things to see glorified.
Think about it for just
a second. Those were not unassigned lands. That was Indian territory
stolen from Indian people. The truth is the truth is the truth; and no
amount of celebrating will change that. The state could make ammends
But, that would first be admitting a crime had been committed. This can
be the day the state cleansed itself or the day it continues to
disrespect Indian people. You choose.
Mr Louis Gray
IF YOU WANT MORE INFO...leave me or Brenda a message!
JOIN US ..THIS FRIDAY NOVEMBER 16TH OKLAHOMA CITY...8:00AM NE 16th and LINCOLN!!! STAND PROUD AND REP YOUR TRIBE!!!!
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