While following up on a visitor

While following up on visitors to my trackers today,

I noticed that a past visitor more than likely came from a website in their state.

NATIVE AMERICAN SPIRITUALISM AND BELIEFS

Posted by AuroRa / Little Crow Feather on August 17, 2012 at 4:32am in THE GOSPEL OF THE REDMAN

http://one-vibration.com/group/thegospeloftheredman/forum/topics/native-american-spiritualism-and-beliefs#.UpT4yCEo6po

To my earlier posting yesterday

November 25, 2013

Misunderstanding Spirituality

https://sachemspeaks.wordpress.com/

Oklahoma

City Oklahoma City https://maps.google.com/maps?ll=35.4822222222,-97.535&spn=0.1,0.1&q=35.4822222222,-97.535+(Oklahoma+City)&t=h

I only wish to bring this up because, ever though it is a long winded site, this person does the right thing, something in this day and age of wannabes, must be commended, because they give credit while quoting and writing the website, refreshing to this old mans eyes, AHO

Congress of American Indians meeting in Oklahoma

SOME, Native American tribal members from across the country are going to Tulsa Oklahoma next week for their 70th annual National Congress of the American Indian convention.

An estimated 3,000 to 4,000 people are expected to turn out for the six-day event to discuss revitalizing languages, combating violence against women, protecting sacred sites and other topics.

This is a very good thing for our people.

Native-Americans-in-Distress

I was just wondering, “How many more thousands of brothers and sisters would show up for the 71th convention if the tribes being stepped on, abused and ignored by the government that violated them and the people now going to this meeting that have turned their backs on these true needy first people would be invited?

By golly by the 72 annual National Congress of the American Indian convention we could have a 5 million Indian march on Washington to protect everyone’s rights as humans in distress?

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/article/Congress-of-American-Indians-meeting-in-Oklahoma-4888317.php

“Native American pupils at Carlisle Indian School, c. 1900.”

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http://plainshumanities.unl.edu/encyclopedia/doc/egp.edu.019

Chiricahua Apaches worship the same God (Creator) as Christians


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Methodist minister challenges Oklahoma license plate

http://www.news9.com/story/22601174/methodist-minister-challenges-oklahoma-license-plate

I am no expert in this or any other subject, never was, never will be however, I believe that an honest prayer be it Jew, Muslim, Christian, Native American or any other, is nothing more than a good conversation with Creator (God)?

A Christian must except the Son of God their Creator Period.

Then follow the Son of Gods (Creators) teaching, Period.

This Methodist minister teaches many other rules set down by man, John Wesley (1703-1791).

A Chiricahua Apaches has rules to help others also.

Although these rules of man are good, they should never get in the way of their God’s (Creators) plan, Period.

Traditional Native Americans like my old Shipmate Tim and his family, Chiricahua Apaches, believe in Creators (Gods) teaching, Period.

Shooting an arrow into the sky as a prayer to Creator (God) for much needed rain is no different than a Methodist minister raising his hands over head in prayer to God (Creator) for a safe journey home from church, Period.

A Methodist minister does not believe that a prayer will save the flock on the way home and a Chiricahua Apaches does not believe that the arrow will make it rain, they both are asking for permission from their Creator (God), Period.

Pastor Keith Cressman, the state license plate has been excepted by the citizens of your state, if you so chose not to use this plate, rent another plate from the state or move, Period.

AHO (AMEN).

Happy Fathers Day Guys. 🙂

Will the real Superman please stand up?

NOT!NOT!

 

StupedmanSTUPEDMAN

 

 

 

 

 

SUPER, SUPERMAN!SUPER SUPERMAN!

Durant donates $1 million to Oklahoma tornado relief

http://www.foxsportsnorth.com/fox-sports-networks/story/Kevin-Durant-donates-1-million-to-tornad?blockID=904179&feedID=3543&gt1=39002

Through his family foundation, Durant pledged Tuesday to donate $1 million to the American Red Cross‘ relief efforts in Moore, Okla., just outside of Oklahoma City. At least 24 people, including nine children, were killed when a tornado swept through the area on Monday afternoon.

Native American tribes challenge Obama

5195bca1b507b_preview-620President Bryan Brewer?

Native American tribes challenge Obama over Keystone XL pipeline

A Native American “president” ? Wants a nation to nation visit with President Obama.

Why should he, when we keep allowing congress to push it through?

http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/native-american-tribes-challenge-obama-over-keystone-xl-pipeline/article_0bcf43ea-d6d7-591c-86ac-9a407e712b16.html

One of the reasons why we, unlike our brothers and sisters from the African American people and the Latino people, will never be recognized as a viable entity throughout Indian country! We are not going after the cause of our problem, we keep going after the only government official trying to help us?

What about the Congress of the United States of America, the people that keep voting to run that polluting garbage through our land? Why are we not as a united people going after them?

Oglala Sioux Tribal (President) Bryan Brewer speaks about the need to block the Keystone XL Pipeline through Indian Country. Brewer noted that he would only discuss the pipeline with President Obama, government to government, he said.

Leaders from 11 Native American tribes from South Dakota to Oklahoma walked out of a meeting with federal officials in Rapid City on Thursday to protest the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

They then issued a direct challenge to President Obama: Talk to us directly or not at all.

Side note question?

When did we as a people start to refer to our Sachems and Chiefs as presidents, vice president and council representative?

Our ancestors are getting a little tired of turning over in their graves, wake up people  it is called UNITE as ONE! Start by finding real leaders.

President Joseph, Vice president Geronimo, President Tecumseh, President Wilma Mankiller, President Pontiac, Councilor Sitting Bull, Vice president Standing Bear, President Red Cloud, Councilor Black Hoof, President Cochise, Councilor Red Jacket, President Seattle, Vice president Crazy Horse, President Uncas, President Manuelito and on and on and on! Does that sound all right to you?

This is a re blog please feel free to repost?

Cemetery Watchman …

Sent to me

May 20th 2010

I just wanted to get the day over with and go down to Smokey’s. Sneaking a look at my watch, I saw the time, 1655. Five minutes to go before the cemetery gates are closed for the day. Full dress was hot in the August sun. Oklahoma summertime was as bad as ever–the heat and humidity at the same level–both too high.

I saw the car pull into the drive, ’69 or ’70 model Cadillac Deville, looked factory-new. It pulled into the parking lot at a snail’s pace.. An old woman got out so slow I thought she was paralyzed; she had a cane and a sheaf of flowers–about four or five bunches as best I could tell.

I couldn’t help myself. The thought came unwanted, and left a slightly bitter taste: ‘She’s going to spend an hour, and for this old soldier, my hip hurts like hell and I’m ready to get out of here right now!’ But for this day, my duty was to assist anyone coming in.

Kevin would lock the ‘In’ gate and if I could hurry the old biddy along, we might make it to Smokey’s in time.

I broke post attention. My hip made gritty noises when I took the first step and the pain went up a notch. I must have made a real military sight: middle-aged man with a small pot gut and half a limp, in marine full-dress uniform, which had lost its razor crease about thirty minutes after I began the watch at the cemetery.

I stopped in front of her, halfway up the walk. She looked up at me with an old woman’s squint.

‘ Ma’am, may I assist you in any way? ‘

She took long enough to answer. ‘

‘ My pleasure, ma’am. ‘ Well, it wasn’t too much of a lie.

She looked again. ‘ Marine, where were you stationed? ‘

Vietnam, ma’am.. Ground-pounder. ’69 to ’71. ‘

She looked at me closer. ‘ Wounded in action, I see. Well done, Marine. I’ll be as quick as I can. ‘

I lied a little bigger: ‘ No hurry, ma’am. ‘

She smiled and winked at me. ‘ Son, I’m 85-years-old and I can tell a lie from a long way off.. Let’s get this done. Might be the last time I can do this. My name’s Joanne Wieserman, and I’ve a few Marines I’d like to see one more time. ‘

Yes, ma ‘am. At your service. ‘

She headed for the World War I section, stopping at a stone. She picked one of the flowers out of my arm and laid it on top of the stone. She murmured something I couldn’t quite make out.. The name on the marble was Donald S. Davidson, USMC: France 1918 .

She turned away and made a straight line for the World War II section, stopping at one stone. I saw a tear slowly tracking its way down her cheek. She put a bunch on a stone; the name was Stephen X.Davidson, USMC, 1943 .

She went up the row a ways and laid another bunch on a stone, Stanley J. Wieserman, USMC, 1944 ..

She paused for a second. ‘ Two more, son, and we’ll be done ‘

I almost didn’t say anything, but, ‘ Yes, ma’am. Take your time. ‘

She looked confused.. ‘ Where’s the Vietnam section, son? I seem to have lost my way. ‘

I pointed with my chin. ‘ That way, ma’am. ‘

‘Oh!’ she chuckled quietly. ‘ Son, me and old age ain’t too friendly. ‘

She headed down the walk I’d pointed at. She stopped at a couple of stones before she found the ones she wanted. She placed a bunch on Larry Wieserman, USMC, 1968 , and the last on Darrel Wieserman, USMC, 1970 . She stood there and murmured a few words I still couldn’t make out.

‘ OK, son, I’m finished. Get me back to my car and you can go home. ‘

Yes, ma’am. If I may ask, were those your kinfolk? ‘

She paused. ‘ Yes, Donald Davidson was my father, Stephen was my uncle, Stanley was my husband, Larry and Darrel were our sons. All killed in action, all marines. ‘

She stopped. Whether she had finished, or couldn’t finish, I don’t know. She made her way to her car, slowly and painfully.

I waited for a polite distance to come between us and then double-timed it over to Kevin, waiting by the car.

‘ Get to the ‘Out’ gate quick.. I have something I’ve got to do. ‘

Kevin started to say something, but saw the look I gave him. He broke the rules to get us there down the service road. We beat her. She hadn’t made it around the rotunda yet.

‘ Kevin, stand at attention next to the gatepost. Follow my lead. ‘ I humped it across the drive to the other post.

When the Cadillac came puttering around from the hedges and began the short straight traverse to the gate,

I called in my best gunny’s voice: ‘ TehenHut! Present Haaaarms! ‘

I have to hand it to Kevin; he never blinked an eye–full dress attention and a salute that would make his DI proud.

She drove through that gate with two old worn-out soldiers giving her a send-off she deserved, for service rendered to her country, and for knowing duty, honor and sacrifice.

I am not sure, but I think I saw a salute returned from that Cadillac.

Instead of ‘ The End ,’ just think of ‘ Taps. ‘

As a final thought on my part, let me share a favorite prayer: ‘ Lord, keep our servicemen and women safe, whether they serve at home or overseas. Hold them in your loving hands and protect them as they protect us. ‘

Let’s all keep those currently serving and those who have gone before in our thoughts. They are the reason for the many freedoms we enjoy.

In God We Trust.’

Sorry about your monitor; it made mine blurry too!

If we ever forget that we’re one nation under God,

then we will be a nation gone under!

Cemetery Watchman

Interesting information about Cemetery Watchman

As I stated, someone sent this story to me on May 20th 2010

I cannot even remember what I was doing yesterday let alone back then, anyway I tried to find the writer looking out on the internet, no one knows? However, it would seem that since at least Jul 21, 2007 people have been condemning the writing and the writer?

I do not care who wrote it, it is a beautiful letter and I plan on keeping it on my WordPress for all to read!

Remember to thank a VET!

Oxymoron

A figure of speech that combines contradictory terms.
Tulsa Oklahoma
http://www.cityoftulsa.org/
Welcome asking if anyone agrees with you that the words
Native Americans is an oxymoron
When you are right you are right!
It is true that our people are also Immigrants to this land that we call Indian country, you call the America’s.
However, one small difference about your thinking compared to our way of thinking.
When our ancestors came to this land there were no humans, a lot of plant and animal life, no humans.
I still must agree with you because they surely must have looked at us as Immigrants.
Remember, the plants, animals and our ancestors, for the most part, were in homonymy with Mother Earth until the Europeans arrived.
With your way of thinking one would have to agree that First nations is an Oxymoron, and so on.
Of course Traditional Indigenous Immigrants ( our ancestors) were thinking about the way the Europeans took over the land, culture and ceremonies as an Oxymoron.
Native American Occult is an (Oxymoron)!
At least in the traditional tribes of the New England area.
Native American Gatekeeper (an Oxymoron)?
A gate keeper is, once again, Occult not indigenous traditionalist!
Native American Arena is a big (Oxymoron)!
An arena is what is used in the big top at a circus however, I do agree that about 85% of the powwows now held around the world are a caravel an circus, fun to look at but not native.

Florida State Mascot Upsets Native Americans In Oklahoma.

Florida State Mascot Upsets Native Americans In Oklahoma.

http://www.newson6.com/story/15483585/florida-states-mascot-causes-debate-between-native-americans-in-oklahoma

Oklahomans Native Americans (the Seminole Nation in Oklahoma), say they were too disgusted to watch because of the Florida State Mascot, Chief Osceola,
and the use of Native American images.

If you think that is bad try being a retired to Florida Native American.

Every April 1st I receive email’s from “Friends” with this Mascot doing some kind of a joke!

I tried to watch the game and root for their new coach however, I found myself rooting for Oklahoma, so I just went to bed.

How can we,
the Native Americans in this country, demand respect from the non natives around the world while some clown rides on a horse dressed like a Hollywood
movie Indian to stick a piece of wood into a football field?

One can get any male dog to go out and make their territory!

Indian activist will receive honorary degree

Oklahoma-born American Indian activist will receive honorary degree.
http://newsok.com/activist-to-receive-honorary-degree/article/3561919

The award recognizes Harjo (Cheyenne and Hodulgee Muscogee) as a poet, writer and speaker, Harjo has used words to champion American Indian art and culture. As a policy shaper, she has helped tribes reclaim a million acres of land, has lobbied for laws protecting religious freedom and returning remains and artifacts from public institutions to natives.

However, she is best known for filing a lawsuit forcing the Washington Redskins football team to change its name and logo.