A note here from my past. In 1970 I was living in Berkeley, California and got involved in the protests on campus at UC Berkeley. I accidentally got involved in a protest with tear gas being thrown at us. In a moment of true defiance I threw back a spewing tear gas canister towards the cops and ran like hell. There were of course other protests at People’s Park and on Telegraph Avenue. But most of all I recall meeting one of the Native American protesters from Alcatraz Island on a bus going north out of San Francisco. We talked during the bus ride as my new friend relayed many stories of the protest and talked about himself as a Native American and his struggles to exist. These were some of my experiences in Northern California that shaped me into the progressive, compassionate,liberal, and enlightened human being that I am today. Now I am on the Big Island of Hawaii, where we have Indeginous People protecting their land and water. Mauna Kea is a sacred mountain for all Hawaiians, all peoples and I stand with these peoples in their quest to protect it. Learn from life and evolve to see that everything and everyone is connected. Peace
In remembrance of John Trudell, Russell Means, and Dennis Banks and the greater movement this
With honorable mention to Marlon Brando. Seriously, I’m not making that up.
Hi fern: Oh yes, I read that Marlon Brando would not accept his Oscar. He had an indigenous woman accept it for him. In accepting it more people would recognize Indigenous people : ) Happy Indigenous People Day.
Yes he had a principled position on this, he also sent a boat with provisions for the people.
Charlie Hill use to kid about it as one of the first Native American comics. Happy Indigenous People Day to you as well.