Thursday, November 02, 2006

28 Comments:

Blogger lost_n_notfound said...

After watching Last of the Mohicans my mum told me a story when she was a teenager living in South Dakota on the reservation. I may have the story mistaken in a few places but this is what she told me.
That you and another man came to the reservation for a American Indian Movement. Things got out of hand and everyone who wasn't Indian were indoors, and they had to hose everyone down. Then my grandpa who at that time was mayor and you had a meeting and such.
She also mentioned that she partied with your nephew..If I remember correctly.
Another one of her interesting past stories and this one included you. So I thought I mention it. You seem like a very great man, intelligent and generous.

-Andrea

12:21 PM  
Blogger hot_new_deal said...

Russell Means is the hot new deal. And my favorite movie is pocahontas thanks to you!! your basically my hero..with a big H!mr upton is reading this over my shoulder and making me feel uncomfortable....

9:20 AM  
Blogger Rick Childs said...

Russell,
In july 1992 a child was born, her name was brianna henri, the henry after one of her uncles.. Henry means. Needless to say she is your niece. She was placed for adoption and is now living in colorado. If you would like mor einformation you can e-mail Rick at wild3@suddenlink.net

12:29 AM  
Blogger UK said...

Mr. Means, I recently heard your lecture Rebroadcast-ed on AR radio. It was in Denver CO. April,27 1992. It is a travesty that, in this day and age this still happens. More power to A.I.M, and with any luck at all we will get a Leader in the Whitehouse that doesn't have their head up their A@@.

-UK.

8:11 AM  
Blogger rom said...

Russell, do not believe in USA Goverment, NEVER BELIEVE!!!!!

3:24 AM  
Blogger rom said...

Hello,
Today I am very happy, because you continue to struggle with Yankee for your life.
You was born to be free. It is you life, do not gift it to USA Government.
FREEDOM to INDIAN !
BE READY TO WAR, WE WILL HELP YOU.

5:12 AM  
Blogger PhilSchwadron said...

Mr. Means,

I am a white man, of Austrian and Irish descent. I consider you one of the great American heroes of the 20th century.

Never give up.

9:27 AM  
Blogger Ben Pontul said...

Tesekkur ederim

3:50 AM  
Blogger N_Hart said...

Russell,

I am an American white man, like Phil, and I agree with him that you are a true American hero.

I am also a minority within the white American community, in that I truly believe in the Matriarchal society. Believe me, the white Man is doing everything he can to subdue the Woman--the more recent attacks being waged through over-sexualization, in my opinion. Therefore I choose to battle against my white brothers, people I see on a daily basis, using an arsenal of knowledge, reason, and love. We have fallen a long, long way, and we have been falling for a long, long time. But I refuse to give up on my people, or on any people, and I will continue working to educate, so that we may realize our terrible mistakes and learn how to overcome our own negativity.

Thanks for listening,
Nick

2:26 PM  
Blogger ziione said...

Mr. Means, can We join you? I'm from Europe (Poland), I have a little angel Victoria, wonderfull wife Karolina and big heart miniature german dogshound, We're living in NJ looking for something we all will keep in our hearts forever. Story with independence seems to be like a dream for us. I feel we could start making some big-heart sense of our living. I'm 33, worldwide logistics, my wife is 30- accountant by all means, doing and knowing everything + willing to start somewhere else with really healthy and sturdy strings. Please get back to me in case You think You might need us at Your side.
Regards
Chris

12:12 PM  
Blogger NdnWmnfl said...

Good Morning Russell,
We once knew each other many years ago, and I want to congratulate you on uniting the Lakota to challenge the continued abuse from the US government and end this charade with these useless pieces of paper!
I know it will be a long struggle, but truth is on our side.
I am still living in south FL. and I know delegations will be doing a lot of traveling in and out of the US; if the organization needs in help in lodging or logistics from this area, I am here to help in any way I can.

Jana

5:46 AM  
Blogger NdnWmnfl said...

Good morning Russell,

We knew each other many years ago, and I want to congratulate you on taking our people to the next level, and ending the abuse by the U.S. govenment and their worthless paper!
I am still living in S. Fl, and as a port of entry and exit to much of the world, I want to offer my help if any of the delegations need lodging or logistical help from here.
I want to help in anyway I can.
I'm not sure how to proceed in giving contact information since I do not want to post it here.

Jana

6:09 AM  
Blogger DeFils said...

Russell - I am glad that you continue the struggle of our people. As a non-reservation Indian (my grandfather was born on the reservation - we believe he was a Nachitoches. He was a victim of "europeanization of savages" and was taken from his mother and his reservation when he was 7. He did not return until he was 16, and he never saw his mother again.) She was sent to the Chickasaw reservation in Oklahoma where our true name was lost. He was renamed Benoit DeFils, and his "race" became "colored." He was murdered by a land owner when my mother was 8.
Thank God for you and your strenght. I remember you from the 60's & '70's when AIM was struggling (and so were the Panther's).
I will lift my prayers for you and all of our people who have grown tired of the lies and duplicity of this murderous/corrupted/sin laden government.
Live and grown strong my brother.

Paula

11:01 AM  
Blogger Oktay said...

Dear Mr. Russel MEANS,

Hello, I m from Istanbul - TURKEY

We would like to firstly congratulate you for your courage in fighting for your rights in what you believe in and also that we support you all the way.

We would also like to see meet you personally and would like to see you in Istanbu TURKEY one day.

Kind Regards From Istanbul,

Oktay YAZICI

My Homepage: http://reisebegleitung-istanbul.beepworld.de

12:31 PM  
Blogger Ben said...

Mr Means, I am 50 years old and have finally relized that my government has been lying to me for my whole life. I am tired of the politicians and local social Services making me work for them. The government is getting to big and we the people are suppoting them. There police depts, there social services, the court systems, the lawyers that wrok for the court system. Even the court appointed ones. Our judicial system has never been true. I am interestd in becoming aprt of you quest for freedom.. True freedom. Freedom to think what I want. Freedom to raise my children my way. Freedom to live my life the way I choose not the governments way of all of us being sheep as my wife says. My wife is a Blackfoot and Arizona does not agknowlege that trib. We had problems with the social services her and they refused to admit that my children were native. If they did they would have had to contact the trib and work it out. So, the court just said. " They ar not native" It was there way of controlling the siduation. I want to move to the republic of Lakotah with my family and become a free man again. How can I do this. Where can I go ? I call the number on the WEB site but knowone calls back. Please help me become free again

11:36 AM  
Blogger JD3 said...

Russell,

Surprise, this is your Nephew John Dobbs III. It has been awhile since we last spoke and had lunch. Are you still in the L.A. area? I would like to get with you and catch up abit. You may contact me via my email at jdobbs3@hotmail.com.

Look forward to communicating with you soon.

JD III

10:24 AM  
Blogger Amanda Irvine-Louie said...

I don't know if you are still checking this, but I would very much like to know more about how your people succeeded from the Union. I am the acknowledged descendant of my father, David Irvine, a Salish man of the Flathead Valley in Montana. The message I read on someone's blog said that other people(s) were welcome to join with the Lakota. I have been talking to some in our community. There are strong resentments with us as well, but also heavy fear compounded by poverty and imposed Christianization which has taken deep root with many of our elders' and parents' generations. There are those among us (particularly among the descendants, who are not really allowed to belong to either the whites or the people) who would gladly trade this travesty known as rez life for a chance to live as acknowledged human beings. The descendancy issue is rife with conflict here, even in immediate families. Because of dependence on US government funding, the tribal government is loathe to rock the BIA's boat. So descendants get tossed overboard, as if one can suddenly cease to be human in the space of a generation. (RANT) Oh well, the worst thing about getting mad is you gotta get over it sometime, right? Anyway, I am raising my four children to survive what's coming and start over. Their names are Teal Forest, Coral Ember, Indigo Tempest, Chrome Glacier. I am raising them with full knowledge of who they are, with no room for doubt. They are waiting for a path. I was only told to give life to the wheel, I don't know where to send them. I pray every day they will be able to help our people. My husband's brother came down from Canada to meet with your people. I fed them on their way home. He said encouraging things about your fight, and theirs. It is good that the people are working together FINALLY. Perhaps we will yet find a way back to a real future. What I worry about is the things I FEEL. I was born with empathy. I can feel others. Lately I can feel something else though, something immense and hovering, like a big storm, but bigger. It chatters at me in a way that makes me feel very edgy. I feel compelled to do SOMETHING, but don't know what. Yes. Actually I do. It tells me to save food, but not just put up a little ahead. It tells me to make stores to feed the children. But I don't know how to help people listen. Always I feel my words are weighed against the color of my skin. Some close to me are listening. We are trying to get something started. But we are poor. I am a student at Salish Kootenai College. My husband, Conan, works bussing tables at the resort. We aren't getting very far very fast. There is one among our council I think will lead us in a good way. I am praying for him all the time, that he will have the strength to face down the lassitude that seems to infect the rest of them. It's like, in the face of the cataclysmic end, and the promising new beginning, everyone just wants to watch satellite and order pizza. Too few are preparing. Too few even really believe there is anything to prepare for, whatever they might say because they think it's the popular thing. Actions speak louder than words and everyone hear is DUMB as far as I am concerned! Anyway, I am frustrated. We, the few who are preparing, may very well be alone in this. I will not let myself be afraid, because I know it will be as it must, but sometimes, when I hold my new baby against me, I really have to remind myself of this. I would not have him grow up in this world as we know it. I wish better for him than that. But I want more for him than what I have seen in pictures of famine, and what my yaya told me of the early days here on the rez. I am not writing you with the collective support of my people, just that of my own family group. If you have any advice, it would be appreciated. Marginalized even amongst the marginalized, we want out of a world that has absolutely no place for us.

8:45 PM  
Blogger Amanda Irvine-Louie said...

Oh, sorry, you can reach me at amil_unity@yahoo.com.

8:49 PM  
Blogger Amanda Irvine-Louie said...

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11:22 PM  
Blogger Amanda Irvine-Louie said...

Also, my husband says to tell you he is of the Kruegers of Penticton Band. Rob Jack is his brother.

11:23 PM  
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2:00 PM  
Blogger zbvhs said...

I grew up in Bismarck, ND. My brother, Loren, taught for awhile in one of the Reservation schools. After all these years, I still don't know what people on the Res do for a living. A few, I guess, work in the casino but that probably isn't much.

What the Lakota need is economic clout. To acquire that you need an industry. My suggestion is that you raise Buffalo for sale as meat products. The Buffalo roamed those plains long before even your ancestors came to America and are perfectly suited for the environment. Supposedly, the Res has 2 million acres out there. You could raise a lot of Buffalo. (Or, has the BIA quietly sold off most of that land to local farmers and ranchers? Maybe you should ask.)

12:19 AM  
Blogger redbear said...

russell means, you received the order to have anna mae aquash killed from vernon bellecourt and had it carried out by theda nelson clark,john graham,arlo looking cloud.thed nelson clark drove her to the execution site. russell means you need a conviction to conspiracy to murder.aim people prayed on her grave for years pretending to cover up the truth of her and many other deaths.russell means you are not a hero.

2:32 PM  
Blogger Sahasi said...

Please don't refer to yourself as "Indians" or suffix this term to your nationality.
Indians are those who are from our great nation of India, located in South Asia and home to the world's oldest, most cultured and most peaceful populations.
I think it is high time the mistake Columbus made when he landed here is corrected and you people feel proud of what you are and not what identity (Indians) has been thrust upon you.
Be proud to be a Comanche, Apache, Navaho, Choctaw, Cherokee or whatever nation you belong to.
That is your true identity.

2:51 PM  
Blogger Scot Auto said...

Red Power: by Magi HuHu

I believe the White European Caucasian is guilty of Atrocious War Crimes & Human Rights Crimes against my people and have committed a horrific crime by having sailed over here from Europe and starting the real first World War and the North American Holocaust reducing the North American Race from 60 Million to less than 1 million. By stealing all of our Ancestral Tribal Lands, murdering our people and culture to the point of extinction, and subjected us to thier White Power European Culture. Cultural Imperialism and European Colonialism that the White European self-proclaimed Christians have embeded into our lands until today. The white European Caucasian geographically concentrated my people to concentration camps on our own Indigenous Lands. We were made to change our Native American Tribal names and choose a white European Caucasian name picked out of a list of white Christian European names, a white power if i have ever seen one for sure. We were not made to choose Asian names or African names or Arabic names but names of White European Caucasians. Such as a John Smith or a Johnson or a Jones or Jefferson or Greene or Jackson or Grant. We were made to change our religion a forced conversion to the white European Pagan Christian religion which whom none of them even practice, more white power. They passed litigation and laws based on what the White European Caucasian Culture dictated built prisons and made Native America Culture practices illegal. More White Power. And today instead of approaching the real factors of the problem that their original sin has created realistically and objectivity they react with more white power Cultural Imperialism. And the greatest sin they are guilty of now is pretending to have never done any wrong, and pretending to have never committed any crime. And when Honarble Minister Magi Hu-Hu points out these injustices that my people are suffering they make that sin worse by accusing the Honorable Minister Magi Hu-Hu of teaching hate or preaching Red Supremacy simply because he is pointing out the real factors to the problem.

......email me at hondaheads@aol.com

3:42 PM  
Blogger Scot Auto said...

I am very proud to be Cherokee or Tsalagi known to my people. I believe in Red power, my nationality is Tsalagi, my race is American, known to the caucasians as Native American. but i have no problem with Indian, just because the dumb europeans didnt know where they were and called us indians, but lets keep in mind not only is Indian a Nationality it is also refered to as our race.

3:46 PM  
Blogger rtfgvb790 said...

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7:08 AM  
Blogger BMW HACKER said...

Rest in Peace my Brother.....Your work will continue....

4:42 PM  

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