Osh-ki-bi-ma-di-zeeg (new people)
Sarah LittleRedfeather Kalmanson’s insight:
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, (his first name pronounced ‘Shoe-Tez-Caht’) is a 13-year-old indigenous environmental activist, rapper and public speaker from Boulder, Colorado. He is also the youth director of Earth Guardians, a youth based environmental non-profit organization that is committed to protecting the water, air, earth, and atmosphere.- The New People (Osh-ki-bi-ma-di-zeeg) who are #IdleNoMore
adding page day of this fb share by Michel:
Sam Rose writes: Many people are likely not aware, but there is a real resurgence of traditional life in Native communities, including effective efforts to re-populate wild places with native plants and animals.
Native American tribes are also the most active in North America, in protecting the environment. Every tribe has efforts like this one in the their region: LINK
The most effective thing the US could do right now to mitigate climate change and it’s effects, would be to hand over large chunks of federal land to these tribes, and let them do their work to restore and manage it in traditional ways. This would reverse the drought, fires, floods, clean toxins, and produce food for millions of people, once enough people learned how to procure food in traditional ways.
Osh-ki-bi-ma-di-zeeg: A New Political Revolution in America
American society is becoming far adrift without an anchor in this modern ocean. And every month we collectively become more and more lost.
thinking.. kabbaj de clog law.. look inside.. trust self-org..
Throughout the history of America, there has been an alternative all along. An alternative that has been maligned, demonized, marginalized, victimized. But within it are the traditions, knowledge, wisdom, culture, spirituality and connection with natural systems that contain the ingredients America needs to evolve and change and adapt away from it’s pathway toward collapse. This alternative is the 566 recognized Native American tribes of the US. The time is now to start a process based in respect and reconciliation to exercise this alternative. The purpose of this writing is to attempt to create a pragmatic plan, and justification for investing in this alternative to the existing American system.
“In the time of the Seventh Fire an Osh-ki-bi-ma-di-zeeg (New People) will emerge. They will retrace their steps to find what was left by the trail.
… If they choose the right road, then the Seventh Fire will light the Eighth and final Fire, an eternal fire of peace, love brotherhood and sisterhood. If the light skinned race makes the wrong choice of the roads, then the destruction which they brought with them in coming to this country will come back at them and cause much suffering and death to all the Earth’s people.” The Walleye War: The Struggle for Ojibwe Spearfishing and Treaty Rights By Larry Nesper
The type of change proposed in this writing is for Americans to start to voluntarily elect to apply for membership to Federally recognized tribes who are willing to participate in this effort. Elsewhere on this website, it has been suggested that people should or will start forming “Neotribes“. For America, this is a mistake. As mentioned previously, American culture is too young to function in a tribal way.
too young..? or too intoxicated (voluntary complianced et al)..?
For America, it would be much better for people to instead become new members of the already existing tribes.
unless we trusted us.. intuit ness… and assumed more.. science of people ness..
so.. us + detox..
The new members of tribes would join newly formed bands, or some other component, where they work to learn the language, traditions, and history of the tribe they have joined. The new members would also work to help these tribes re-acquire unceded lands territory in a US government and internationally recognized way (likely through tribal and international courts as well as US government courts).
lots of work.. better time spent.. listening to self.. others.. 2 convos.. deep enough
Listen to your heart
Listen to the beat
Listen to the rhythm
The rhythm of the street
The goal, to start with, is to recreate this map as soon as we can:
The existing American people have the skills to make this change, but cannot lead it.
or maybe they can.. in a ginorm small way.. ie: deeper than american in native american ness…
So, if they start to treat existing Native Americans as equal partner and leader in this change, instead of as marginalized wards of state, by actually switching citizenship to these nations, and recognizing them with either dual citizenship, or wholesale change, the other piece of the potential puzzle is met by the existing native peoples.
Many Americans are in dire need of a reconnection with the “spiritual”, and not in a way that appropriates and co-opts, but instead in a way that reconnects in genuine ways.
thinking.. we’re all indigenous
One thing is for sure: if we are to survive as a species, it is now time to start thinking about where our best solutions can be found, even if they contradict our previous cultural assumptions about what is desirable, and what is not.
We need to start looking past our collective assumptions about what is “superior” to what, and start think about, and be ready to accept what can truly help us, vs doing nothing and rejecting all alternatives while our system plods onward toward destruction.