A message from Leonard Peltier, an indigenous activist who was framed for murder in 1975 and jailed; his next scheduled parole hearing will be in July 2024, when Peltier will be 79:
"For those of you who are thankful that you have enough food to feed your families, please give to those who aren’t as fortunate. If you are warm and have a comfortable shelter to live in, please give to those who are cold and homeless, if you see someone hurting and in need of a kind word or two, be that person who steps forward and lends a hand. And especially, when you see injustice anywhere, please be brave enough to speak up to confront it. I want to thank all who are kind enough to remember me and my family in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you for continuing to support and believe in me. There isn’t a minute in any day that passes without me hoping that this will be the day I will be granted freedom. I long for the day when I can smell clean fresh air, when I can feel a gentle breeze in my hair, witness the clouds as their movement hides the sun and when the moon shines the light on the path to the sacred Inipi. That would truly be a day I could call a day of Thanksgiving."
"With the coming of foreigners to our shores, life as we knew it would change drastically. Individual ownership was foreign to my people. Fences?? Unheard of, back then. We were a communal people and we took care of each other. Our grandparents weren’t isolated from us! They were the wisdom keepers and storytellers and were an important link in our families. The babies? They were and are our future! Look at the brilliant young people who put themselves at risk, fighting to keep our water and environment clean and safe for the generations yet to come. They are willing to confront the giant, multi-national corporations by educating the general public of the devastation being caused. I smile with hope when I think of them. They are fearless and ready to speak the truth to all who are willing to listen. We also remember our brothers and sisters of Bolivia, who are rioting, in support of the first Indigenous President, Evo Morales. His commitment to the people, the land, their resources and protection against corruption is commendable. We recognize and identify with that struggle so well."
Everything the colonists did to infringe too much beyond what they claimed they were fleeing (or rather, they never taught their children correctly)
The act of collecting rent as a means to "sustain" was never permitted in the original design. Those generations always die out quickly (it def not pnl s tho). Europe's underground can give them many hints about what they ought to expect.
8164 or more epochs of iterations, (ONES THAT INCLUDE GRAVITY) and fundamental encoding hasn't shifted. That is some circular, iterational beauty of unpurchasable magnitu
Last year we shared Leonard Peltier 2019 Thanksgiving message in this thread.
He is not the only indigenous activist and PoC suffering behind steel bars this day, bars from the for-profit prison industrial complex perpetuating colonialism.
Indigenous people are incarcerated at 15X - 20X the rate of whites whose ancestors run the prison system. These men and women are NOT criminals.
Indeed, the statistic remains true for EVERY continent has experienced colonialism (prison industrual complex).
In Montana, for example, the #ACLU reports: ¨Indigenous people comprise approximately 6.5 percent of the Montana state population and yet account for 20 percent of the men’s state prison population, 34 percent of the women’s state prison population, and 27 percent of the state’s arrests for failures to appear in court or for probation or parole violations.¨
See the video of the Peltier statue´s dedication:
Decolonize food. Decolonize medicine. Decolonize housing. Decolonize from European place names, words, languages, statues, and accounting systems that DO NOT BELONG on Turtle Island, and are killing the whole planet. #LivingWalls, not border walls.