Saturday, January 14, 2017

Society & the Scary Indigenous Folk

Society and the Scary Indigenous folk

What is frightening to the main stream establishment when it comes to Indigenous folk? What really scares the ruling authority about Indians/natives?

I bet you think the answer is an educated Indigenous person.

Sure education, institutional education is an asset. An asset to anyone. That is not what scares the high up decision makers and security agents.

Nope it goes back to the thinking of old police, clergy, business and government types. Ask yourself what was the main thing did to the Indigenous folk?

They separated them from their beliefs; their homes; their collective; their way of life. Sure they engaged in the tried and true methods of force. Force works much of the time but it doesn’t eliminate the problem. You think force has worked in places like Afghanistan, or against the Basque, the Chechen? Look at where they are facing now.
Force is not always the answer. Especially when the people forced on them have a solid foundation of who they are.

Sam Steele was on of those old thinkers and a hero in the eyes of Canada. He was active in influencing Canada’s war on Indians and their way of life; their belief system. In his words, you can’t have the young Indians getting stirred up with war stories of the Old Warriors. He and the establishment were afraid of the continued knowledge from the Old ones to the young ones. Canada and the U.S. made it against their laws to maintain a way of life; a belief system.

You see it is not the educated Indian that society is scared of. It is the Traditional Indian. The Indian who has a firm and solid knowledge of who they are. The Indian can not get that foundation from the institutional education system. They can only get it from the Teachers, the Elders.  That is the greatest fear for the establishment. You can’t crush a people who have a solid base, a solid identity. The youth are now embracing the Traditional Teachings and sentiments. The Women will bring along the youth. They will be the ones who will carry a Nation.

The Christian Indian is good for the establishment. They do not have the solid foundation of who they are. I mean how could they? They sing the songs of a foreign land, a foreign people, a foreign life. Hosanna in the highest; what is that to Indigenous folk? Good for them they can walk in the established society. Although they are broken but living. For the rest of the Indigenous folk  it doesn’t work.

Establishment is smart. It doesn’t stay there by not being active. So its not in establishments interest if Indigenous folk have a solid knowledge of who they are. They see the lessons being played out in other lands.
That is the biggest fear of society. An Indigenous people confident and sure of who they are.
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“All man are the same except for their belief in their own selves, regardless of what others may think of them”
Miyamoto Musashi, A Book of Five Rings: 

3 comments:

  1. Christianity does give all men an understanding of who they are. All are created by God, all are loved by him, all are equal in their need for a relationship with him, all are able to restore this broken relationship with the forgiveness that God gives through the death of his Son Jesus, God incarnate. This is not a white man's religion as that implies that it was made up by Man. Jesus was not white but Middle Eastern if we want to tag a colour or cultural district to him. The truth of your belief system breaks down when you say that your spiritual beliefs belong to the Indian people and make them what they are. The creator is a God of all men and has given universal truths to live by. There is only one truth; there can not be many truths. The belief that each culture has its own truth creates moral relativism in that there really is no truth. Recognizing the universal truths of God which Jesus revealed to all through his teachings and death and resurrection does not make a "Christian Indian" a broken individual any more than it makes a German, a Chinese, an Arab, an African or a Russian a broken individual. The opposite is true in that it gives us a brotherhood. The treatment of Indians and other cultural groups that were colonized had nothing to do with Christianity and everything to do with the evil of power and control for the sake of self. Read 1 Corinthians 13 : 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres." Tell me that this leaves an Indian or anyone else broken and I'll show you millions of people of every race and "tribe" that embrace this fundamental truth of God and live as whole beings who know the forgiveness of God.

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  2. I do respect the wisdom and teachings in Christianity. there is the common theme of being good to each other. Sadly this is not the way it has been introduced into Indigenous society. It was used as a tool to take away power of the Indigenous. So in that way the tenants of the Christianity were not adhered to.

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  3. Good one ininni.Debwewin.

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