SITTING BULL AND RED CLOUD WERE POWERFUL CHIEFS OF THEIR TIME. RACISM AND VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS WILL NOT STOP UNTIL PEOPLE STOP AND ACKNOWLEDGE ALL THE WRONGS OF THE PAST AND GRIEVE THOSE WRONGS WITH THOSE HARMED. RESTITUTION SHOULD BE GIVEN TO ALL FAMILY MEMBERS HARMED BY VIOLENCE AND LOSS OF LOVED ONES EVEN THOUGH THERE IS NOTHING WHICH CAN RESTORE AND PAY FOR A LIFE LOST. THE SYMBOLOGY OF THE CEREMONY AND ACT OF RESTITUTION IS A STEP TOWARDS HEALING WHICH IS FAR BETTER THAN CONTINUING TO LIVE A LIE ABOUT THE ABUSE OF HUMAN RIGHTS, WHICH ONLY FURTHER PERPETUATES THE ABUSE. LIVING IN DENIAL IS NO LONGER SUSTAINABLE. ALL RACISM WORLDWIDE MUST END NOW. IT IS FAR TOO SERIOUS OF A REGRESSION TO SUSTAIN WITH ANY SANITY OF BEING HUMAN.
This is a series of audio-segments from Colorado, 1991.., when.Elder Russell Means, gave a rendition of his “Columbus Must Die” speech.. He delivered a longer version in July 1980.., entitled: “If America Is To Live, Europe Must Die”. For people who may be alarmed and/or offended by these words.., I suggest.., that Elder Russell was referring to the mistakenly written history books.., colonialism., prejudice.. and the many burdens & injustices placed on the Indigenous Nation as a whole.., by many of the European “land-claimers” that arrived here.., that he wanted to see “killed”.. and not any living person. It is not my belief, that Elder Russell wished for anyone to die.., but for people to just come forth and admit the truths that have been buried… and right the wrongs.., .. that have been made.. I again “suggest”…, that if he could re-write the title from Spirit.., it would be something more like: “‘Columbus-ism Must Die”. ——————————————– Russell Charles Means (November 10th 1939 – October 22nd 2012) was an Oglala Lakota activist for the rights of American Indian people, libertarian political activist, actor, writer.. and musician. He became a prominent member of the American Indian Movement (AIM) after joining the organization in 1968 and helped organize notable events that attracted national and international media coverage.). ——————————— With much respect.., I thank: Elder/Grandfather Russell Means (..in Spirit)…; all of his relations…; all the people, from Pine Ridge Reservation…; the Lakota People..; the Oglala-Sioux People..; AIM..; The Republic Of Lacotah..; Raven Redbone..; WIKI… (*..and if I ever miss anybody in here, please just message me and I’ll edit this.. and add you in… I’m getting older.., so as you can see by many typos in here and in the videos.., I do make mistakes.. Apologies..)… and to all the other brothers & sisters who contributed any other video clips and/or photos.. All is borrowed with much respect and thanks… and none of my videos are monetized.. They are made to share, teach, inform and hopefully.. inspire.. (in a positive and peaceful way..) … and also to try and heal the wounds of the past.., by regaining the knowledge of the truths of our history.., so we can all move on to a better, less prejudiced.., peaceful.. and brighter future.. Philamayaye/ Many Blessings & Thanks / Chi Miigwetch!…. *For best resolution, set your You-Tube player to 720p.
MY MOTHER’S INDIAN NAME WAS “WHITE CLOUD SPIRIT” AND I STILL FEEL HER STRONGLY WITH ME TODAY. SHE WAS A SACRED EARTH MOTHER ELDER.