Believe What You Like But Know What You Must

People are free to be consumed with contemplating their existence, their origins, the origins of the universe, supreme beings, controllers of destiny or anything else. But solving "the Great Mystery" is neither a requirement of being Ohnkwe Ohnwe nor does it provide a path to righteousness. I maintain that spirituality does not require faith or the leaps that faith requires but rather awareness. If it helps to believe that "God has a plan" and we just must have faith that "He" knows what "He" is doing, then walk that path. My interest is in taking the mystery out of life by pointing to the obvious that is ignored everyday in the midst of fanatical ideology and the sometimes not too subtle influences of promoting beliefs over knowledge. I have said it before: “beliefs are what you are told, knowledge is what you experience”. I support a culture that prepares us to receive knowledge and to live a life with purpose. I am certainly not suggesting there is only one way to do that.

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Terry Nelson Lays it Down as Canada Attempts to Keep First Nations in Poverty

Injunction Backfires
May 30th 2012

A Manitoba Court granted an injunction sought by the Province of Manitoba against the Dakota Canupawakpa First Nation operating the Dakota Chundee Smoke Shop. Terrance Nelson, a former Chief of Roseau River First Nation who sold untaxed cigarettes twenty years ago stated, the province has just lost this case, over 50 First Nations in Manitoba worked with the province on Tobacco Tax Rebates for two decades, now that is destroyed by this case. Some of my Mohawk friends in the manufacturing of cigarettes agreed to support the Dakota in their battle with the Province. I will also step into this matter. The Dakota have 90% unemployment and we as warrior societies will protect them. We will begin by flooding the province with Mohawk cigarettes.  

If the province thinks that they won something today, they are wrong. If the RCMP create a "martyr" and blood is shed, we can guarantee that the entire First Nation communities across Canada will take action. We will shut down the economy of Canada if the RCMP kill a Dakota in this. This is an issue of regulation between governments not a criminal matter.. Imagine if we as indigenous people of North America went to Germany and took over their lands and resources and we set up a government that demands that the German people pay taxes to us and that government is not their own, what do you think that their reaction would be. I think once they stopped laughing at how absurd that idea is, they would kill us. Not only have the immigrants stolen all our lands and resources, they now demand that we the indigenous people pay taxes to them. This ends here, we need to stop the immigrants from their self serving imposed laws in our lands.

Chief Frank Brown was one of four people who attended the Iranian Embassy in Ottawa recently and is awaiting an invitation from the Iranian Government to attend Tehran sometime in June. This is about economic sanctions and we will seek support from other countries. Terrance Nelson said, I intend to give a bow to the President of Iran, the symbol is that the indigenous people of North American used stone age weapons to fight for their lands against the "crusaders", now Iran is being told they cannot defend themselves against the nuclear nations. So Israel can train over 100 nuclear weapons against Iran but Iran cannot have even one nuclear bomb to defend themselves. The United Nations is not impartial, it does not demand to search for weapons of mass destruction in Israel. In Wounded Knee South Dakota in 1890, the US 7th Cavalry killed 350 Dakota men women and children after they had stripped the Dakota of all weapons and had them lined up. This is the same concept, the Iranians are being told that they must face nuclear weapons targeting their people but they cannot develop any ability to have equal weaponry.

Terrance Nelson

Chief Frank Brown can be reached at 204-851-2169


Anonymous said...

Poppycock. The Dakota have no treaty, in fact THEY are the immigrants, from the USA.

You also seem to forget all the government services that they receive. If you don't want to pay provincial tax, then perhaps you don't need health care or public education.

John Kane said...

The absurdity of anyone that would use an expletive like "poppycock" followed by calling the Dakota immigrants for not recognizing a white man's line in the sand hardly warrants comment.
The treaties are all fraud. They are better off having not been swindled by chicken scratch on paper. Most of them violate laws of the white men and the Native people.