Posted by on Sep 21, 2014 in Featured, News

Shriners Play Indian in ND Parade; Should Stick to Clowning

Shriners Play Indian in ND Parade; Should Stick to Clowning

Autumn Fest: Bismarck, North Dakota (ND); Sept. 20, 2014. As part of an annual parade we are told is organized by a man named Scott Johnson in the capitol city of the State of North Dakota, a float full of White guys all in Red Face, donning fake headdresses -in the present day- actually made it all the way through with out being booed, pelted with eggs or confronted to have their mock head-dresses removed. Seriously. This is 2014 and in this part of the USA, Native Americans and forward thinking, socially conscious people are subjected yearly to this annual Parade. The parade float was sponsored by the Bismarck Masons and the Bismarck-Mandan Shriners. The Shriners are known throughout the country as people who usually dress up as clowns and do good will wherever they are, but in North Dakota I guess they  also think they can dress up as Indians, Orientals, and Arabs. They seem to have fit in perfectly with the annual racially charged themes in which White appropriation of non-White cultures and/or Peoples is encouraged...

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Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in Featured, News

180 Mile Run to Commemorate Survivors of Wounded Knee

180 Mile Run to Commemorate Survivors of Wounded Knee

“Tuweni Tsa Obsni” They never Died. The Wounded Knee Survivors Run from Wounded Knee to Takini South Dakota starts on Dec. 29, 2014. Descendants of survivors of The Wounded Knee Massacre, men, women, children, elders and others will gather in Wounded Knee on the 29th, after the ceremonies that mark the end of the Big Foot ride are completed. This year a staff from the Bigfoot horse-ride will be carried from Wounded Knee toward Takini along with our runners’ staff. Runners will trek 180 miles in the cold winter air, as a reminder that the journey of some of our relatives didn’t end at the Wounded Knee Massacre sight. Some of the relatives journeyed back to Takini. Through the cold air and during the night, the only light that led their way was the moon. Some of the relatives that started the journey back to Takini, never made it back. Some were subdued by their injuries and they were still hunted, through territories that are now occupied by ranchers,...

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Posted by on Oct 19, 2013 in Featured, News

#Elsipogtog: Machine Guns Against Eagle Feathers (Interview with Ex-Chief of Elsipogtog)

#Elsipogtog: Machine Guns Against Eagle Feathers (Interview with Ex-Chief of Elsipogtog)

“We’ve Got Machine Guns against Eagle Feathers” Lastrealindians was able to get an inside interview with the Susan Levi Peters -former Chief of the Elsipogtog 1st Nation which became the focus of an intense standoff between a Canadian RCMP paramilitary force of 200 armed-riot-ready police and peaceful protesters who were awakened by gunpoint. The Mi’kMak of Elsipogtog were engaged with their allies in a multi-week road blockade to protest the potential fracking of their land and poisoning of their water. The Canadian Provincial government leased land to a Texas-drilling company (SWN) to explore for shale-natural gas by the highly destructive Fracking method. This action is illegal according to the Elsipogtog as they cite International and Supreme Court law requiring consent and consultation [with them] before a project of this magnitude. SWN was successful in obtaining an Injunction in Canadian courts to stop the blockade; the 1st injunction expired October 12, 2013, SWN filed for an extension until October 21, 2013 and the Elsipogtog blockaders were set to provide rebuttal today...

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Posted by on Aug 28, 2013 in Featured, News, Videos

Unbelievable Public Act of Racism in Rapid City, SD in 2013, By Chase Iron Eyes

Unbelievable Public Act of Racism in Rapid City, SD in 2013, By Chase Iron Eyes

This can’t be real. Well- we are talking about a rodeo, in the Northern Plains where social evolution is seemingly 30 years behind. On Thursday, August 22nd, 2013, at the Central State’s Fair Rodeo, White people dressed as rodeo clowns, cops and an Indian performed a skit in front of a largely White audience in an attempt at slapstick spoof comedy. I am not unaccustomed to the jackassery of a rodeo clown performance, but this one showcased the level of intelligence (or lack thereof) and ignorance of those who authorized the performance. To give you an idea of the skit: a rodeo clown enters the arena in an old car making off-hand funny remarks about the rodeo event, soon a cop appears and it is made known that they are in “hot pursuit” of a “lost prisoner” and “the prisoner is now disguised as an Indian” and that they haven’t seen anyone “dressed as an Indian” [around the 2minute mark]; the clown and the cop mimicking searching gestures, accidentally...

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Posted by on Aug 7, 2013 in Featured, News

Breaking Interview with Arrested Nez Perce Councilman Brooklyn Baptiste

Breaking Interview with Arrested Nez Perce Councilman Brooklyn Baptiste

Nez Perce Tribal Council Members Arrested Blocking Tarsands Oil Shipment The digisphere is abuzz with reports of elected Tribal officials taking to the streets to take direct action to block the road (highway 12 in Nez Perce Country), disallowing the passage of a massive “Mega-Load” of equipment destined for Alberta Tarsands Oil development (a most vile form of energy extraction). LRI gives you an inside look at the happenings through the eyes of Brooklyn Baptiste (Nimiipuu Nation), a long-time Tribal Council member, Chairman, Vice-Chair of the Nez Perce Nation and leader of various trades who was arrested 48 hours ago along with fellow Tribal Council members. [LRI] So Brooks (Councilman Baptiste), can you tell me what happened that day? [Councilman Baptiste] Yes, we were all in frenzy because we had heard about the permit to pass through highway 12, which runs through territory we ceded to the U.S. while maintaining usufructuary rights (hunting, fishing, water, etc). Now this was on a Sunday, so we all called an emergency meeting...

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