Legal Treaties Should Be Honored

Legally signed, agreed upon, and ratified Treaties bind the signatories to compliance.  A Treaty is Law.  It is only Right to Honor these Treaties. — Bear
 WORLD’S PEOPLE: REJECT AND ABOLISH ILLEGAL GOVERNMENT ACTS
http://flyingcuttlefish.wordpress.com/  alerted me to this petition
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World’s People
N/DN/D/LAKOTA OYATE OMNICIYE 1851 TREATY OF FORT LARAMIE TERRITORIES  GREAT TURTLE ISLAND – INDIGENOUS HOMELANDS Whereas, the N/DN/D/Lakota (Nakota Nation, misnomer “Sioux”), Cheyenne, Arapaho, Crow, Hidatsa, Mandan and Arikara Indigenous Red Nations are signatory to the 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie, which was unanimously agreed upon by each of the seven Indigenous nations surrounding the Very Sacred Big Horn Black Hills Mountain, Black Jagged-Rocky-Mountains (misnomer “Black Hills”), and Sacred Red Stone Canunpa Regions, through their respective Oyate Omniciye “General Council” mandate and principal chief representation thereof, with the government of the United States of America on September 17, 1851, ratified by U.S. congress in 1853, and Whereas, all lands, water, air and resources of our Grand Mother Earth and Grand Father Sky of the Nakota are necessary for any physical and spiritual health and well-being of the sovereign people of the Nakota nation, and Whereas, the Nakota nation maintains and is clearly defined as the holder of INDIGENOUS TITLE to Nakota 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie Territories, which include, and are in no way restricted or limited to all land, water, and air resources within said 1851 Treaty Territories, and Whereas, Article VI of the U.S. Constitution states, “treaties made with Indian nations shall be the supreme law of the land”, and Whereas, the L/D/Nakota nation is aware that the government of the United States has finally adopted and passed into law the “Genocide Convention Implementation Act (Proxmire Act) of 1988”, ratified and signed by the president as Public Law 100-606 on November 4.1988, which outlaws any and all forms of “mental anguish” and “physical and mental torture” committed upon Indigenous “Indian” nations and peoples by the government of the United States (offenders punishable by up to a million dollar fine and life in prison), and Whereas, all alleged “claims/deeds/titles and/or transfers thereof” by the government of the United States, upon the territories of the Nakota nation are based upon false assumptions and are hereby maintained and reaffirmed as null and void as defined in this resolution and as maintained by the legal existence of the 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie, and Whereas, the Nakota Nation and peoples can no longer tolerate third party intrusion into and upon their jurisdictional territories by the government of the United States and their so-called “states of South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, and their agents, in the form of limited liability corporations, municipalities, state, county, city, town governments”, and Whereas, the following legislative, judicial, and executive “acts, treaties and/or agreements” are adverse, contrary to and otherwise violate the 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie, Article I and Article VI of the U.S. Constitutions, United States Public Law 100-606, the United Nations doctrines of human rights and the international covenant on the prevention and prosecution of the crime of genocide: 1. the 1871 appropriations act 2. the Manypenny commission act of 1876 3. the Dawes (general allotment) act of 1887 4. the 1889 agreement 5. the citizenship act of 1924 6. the Indian reorganization (I.R.A.) act of 1934 7. the Indian claims commission act of 1946 (basis of the illegal so-called “Black Hills Sioux claim settlement”) 8. the Indian religious freedom act of 1978 and amendments – which fall short of recognizing 1851 Treaty Territories in entirety as a sacred site, with total undisturbed and unlimited access to and use of said territories by the Citizens of the 1851 Treaty Signatory Nations 9. the mni wiconi water projects of 1988 10. the Indian gaming regulatory act of 1988 11. the Indian agricultural resources management act of 1993 (H.R. 1425, S 410, March 18, 1993, Daschle/Inouye)  12. the 1999 omnibus water act (Daschle’s mitigation act”), and Whereas, the total unlimited and undisturbed access to and use of 1815 Treaty of Fort Laramie territories, and the authority and jurisdiction over, upon and within said territories, remains with the people of the signatory Indigenous Red Nations to said 1851 treaty, through their respective ancient and traditional “Oyate Omniciye” Circle Meetings of The People”, who are guided by the instructions through the visions and dreams of Grand Father Sky and Grand Mother Earth – the Great Mystery, the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Canunpa of the N/DN/D/Lakota Nation, the Four Sacred Arrows of the Cheyenne and the various sacred possessions of the signatory nations to the 1851 Treaty. Therefore be it resolved that all false assumptions of sovereignty through “claims, deeds, titles, jurisdiction, occupation, and transfers” thereof by the government/citizens of the u.s. upon territories of the N/DN/D/Lakota Nation are maintained and reaffirmed as null and void as defined in this resolution and as maintained within the 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie of September 17, 1851, and Be it further resolved that the N/DN/D/Lakota Nation and people can no longer tolerate third party intrusion into and upon their jurisdictional territories by the government of the United States in the form of limited liability corporations, and state government agencies, and Be it further resolved that the twelve (12) legislative, judicial, and executive “acts, treaties and/or agreements” listed previously are adverse, contrary to and otherwise violate the 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie, Article I and Article VI of the U.S. Constitutions, United States Public Law 100-606, the United Nations doctrines of human rights and the international covenant on the doctrines of human rights and the international covenant on the prevention and prosecution of the crime of genocide, and Be it finally resolved that the total and undisturbed access to and use of 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie Territories, and the authority and jurisdiction over, upon, and within said Territories, remains with the people of the seven Indigenous signatory nations to the 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie, as authorized and agreed upon by and through their respective ancient and traditional “Oyate Omniciye”, “Circle Meetings of The People” (“General Council”), guided by the instructions though the ancient visions and dreams from Grand Father Sky and Grand Mother Earth – the Great Mystery, and of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Canunpa of the Nakota, the Four Sacred Arrows of the Cheyenne, and the various other sacred bundles of the other signatory nations to the 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie. We the undersigned, hereby proclaim as null, void and condemn and reject all unilateral, arbitrary, u.s. congressional “acts” concocted by the u.s. against the N/DN/D/Lakota Nation after the year 1853 and the theft of, and encroachment upon, sacred N/DN/D/Lakota ancestral homelands and territories. We believe the 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie is the last legal document between the government of the u.s. and the N/DN/D/Lakota Nation, having been developed and adopted through the ancient, female-inclusive Oyate Omniciye “Circle Meetings of The People”. We understand that the many illegal “acts, treaties, agreements” are violations to the following; Article VI of the U.S. Constitution which states, “treaties made with Indian nations shall be the supreme law of the land”, Public Law 100-606 the “Genocide Convention Implementation act of 1988”, Article 1, Section 2, Part 3 of the u.s. Constitution which states, “Indians not taxed”; and the 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie. We demand that the aforementioned and continued acts of genocide against the N/DN/D/Lakota Nation hereby immediately cease and the u.s. government officials and their states immediately comply with the above laws, convention and supreme law Treaty.

HAIRCUTS FOR HUGS kicked out of park

 

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Michael Johnson (left) hugs friend Anthony Cymerys, known as Joe the Barber, in Bushnell Park,
in Hartford, Conn.  May 1, 2013
photo:  Jessica Hill AP

Mari Boine – Sow Your Gold — Goaskinviellja

Mari Boine – Sow Your Gold

Mari Boine – Goaskinviellja / Eagle Brother

Mari Boine, previously known as Mari Boine Persen, (born 8 November 1956) is a Norwegian Sami musician known for having added jazz and rock to the yoiks of her native people. Gula Gula (first released by Iđut, 1989, later re-released by Real World) was her breakthrough release, and she continued to record popular albums throughout the 1990s.

Boine was born and raised in Gámehisnjárga, a village on the river Anarjohka in Karasjok municipality in Finnmark, in the far north of Norway.

Her parents were Sami (Lapps). They made a living from salmon fishing and farming. She grew up steeped in the region’s natural environment, but also amidst the strict Laestadian Christian movement with discrimination against her people: for example, singing in the traditional Sami joik style was considered ‘the devil’s work’. The local school that she attended reflected a very different world from her family’s. All the teaching was in Norwegian.

As she grew up she started to rebel against being an inferior Lappish woman in Norwegian society. For instance, the booklet accompanying the CD ‘Leahkastin’ (Unfolding) is illustrated with photographs with racist captions like ‘Lapps report for anthropological measurement’, ‘Typical female Lapp’, ‘A well-nourished Lapp’; and it ends with a photo of Boine herself as a girl, captioned ‘Mari, one of the rugged Lapp-girl types’ and attributed ‘(Photo: Unidentified priest)’.

She was asked to perform at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, but refused because she perceived the invitation as an attempt to bring a token minority to the ceremonies.

In 2003 Boine was awarded the Nordic Council Music Prize. She was appointed knight, first class in the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav for her artistic diversity on September 18, 2009.

Her songs are strongly rooted in her experience of being in a despised minority. For example, the song ‘Oppskrift for Herrefolk’ (‘Recipe for a Master Race’) on her breakthrough CD ‘Gula Gula’, sung in Norwegian unlike the rest of the songs which are in Sami, speaks directly of ‘discrimination and hate’, and ironically recommends ways of oppressing a minority: ‘Use bible and booze and bayonet’; ‘Use articles of law against ancient rights’.

Her other songs are more positive, often singing of the beauty and wildness of Sapmi (Lapland). The title track of ‘Gula Gula’ asks the listener to remember ‘that the earth is our mother’.

She sings in a traditional folk style, using the yodelling ‘yoik’ voice, with a range of accompanying instruments and percussion. For example, on ‘Gula Gula’ the instruments used are drum, guitar, electric bass clarinet, dozo n’koni, ganga, claypot, darboka, tambourine, seed rattles, cymbal, clarinet, piano, frame drum, saz, drone drum, hammered dulcimer, bosoki, overtone flute, bells, bass, quena, charango and antara.

Inbreeding Not Such a Good Idea

http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2009/04/royals-prove-inbreeding-is-a-bad-idea/

April 16, 2009

Royals Prove Inbreeding Is a Bad Idea

Those jokes about inbred royals might have some basis in fact, according to a  new study in the journal PLOS One .

The Hapsburg dynasty ruled Spain from 1516 to 1700, reigning over the height of the  Spanish empire. The dynasty ended when the last king, Charles II, who suffered  physical and mental disabilities, died without issue despite two marriages.  Inbreeding had been thought to play a role in the family’s extinction.

A young Charles II, c. 1673, via Wikimedia Commons

A young Charles II, c. 1673, via Wikimedia  Commons

A group of biologists from Spain developed an extended pedigree of more than  3,000 individuals over 16 generations so that they could calculate the  “inbreeding coefficient” of the Spanish Hapsburg kings. The inbreeding  coefficient is a measure of relatedness between two individuals. Here’s an example:

Take a first-cousin mating. First cousins share a set of grandparents. For  any particular gene in the male, the chance that his female first cousin  inherited the same gene from the same source is 1/8. Further, for any gene the  man passes to his child, the chance is 1/8 that the woman has the same gene and  ½ that she transmits that gene to the child so 1/8 X ½ = 1/16. Thus, a  first-cousin marriage has a coefficient of inbreeding F =1/16  [0.0625].

The six kings of Spain married a total of 11 times. Nine of the marriages  were “consanguineous unions in a degree of third cousins or closer.” There were  even two uncle-niece unions (eww). Over time, the biologists calculated, the  inbreeding coefficient rose from 0.025 for Philip I, the founder of the dynasty,  to 0.254 for Charles II. His inbreeding coefficient–0.254–is as high as that  expected from a parent-child or a brother-sister relationship (double eww).

In addition to the high inbreeding coefficients, the biologists cited two  other lines of evidence that inbreeding was the cause of the Spanish Hapsburgs’  demise: First, the family experienced a high rate of infant mortality, with half  of the children failing to reach age one (compared with 80 percent survival at  that time in Spanish villages). Second, many of Charles II’s disabilities and  illnesses–short stature, weakness, intestinal problems, sporadic hematuria,  impotence/infertility–could be explained by two genetic disorders, combined  pituitary hormone deficiency and distal renal tubular acidosis. The probability  that an individual would inherit two recessive traits would be extremely low,  but inbreeding made that much more likely.

This wouldn’t seem to have much relevance here in the present, except as an  interesting side story in the history books. However, the authors note that  consanguineous marriages account for 20 to 50 percent of all unions in certain  populations in Asia and Africa and reach as high as 77.1 percent among army  families in Pakistan. In those families, more than 60 percent of marriages are  between first cousins.

Read more:  http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2009/04/royals-prove-inbreeding-is-a-bad-idea/#ixzz2TaIXYT4H

Flashmob Moscow (Russia) : Putting on the Ritz

 

Of all the “Flash Mob” videos I’ve watched, I think this is STILL my favorite.
The weather is so miserable and gray and wet and cold and  yet those sturdy,
wonderful (Russian) folk smile and create a GOOD TIME.  A really GOOD TIME. I love it.  Today is rainy and drizzly (but muggy rather than cold) here in my home.  Hand Springs would make nice muddy splashes!!
Flashmob Moscow (Russia) : Putting on the Ritz 2012
Hundreds of dancers joined together in Moscow on 26.02.2012 to perform together a great flashmob of “Puttin’ on the Ritz”, a popular song written and published in 1929 by Irving Berlin, and introduced by Harry Richman in the musical film Puttin’ on the Ritz (1930). The title derives from the slang expression “putting on the Ritz” meaning to dress very fashionably. The expression was inspired by the swanky Ritz Hotel.

Tar Sands Is Worse Than You Imagined

Tar Sands Is Worse Than You Can Imagine: Incredible Images You Have to  See: AlterNet is teaming up with the Post Carbon Institute to bring you  mind-blowing images and stories that will inspire you to take action.

http://www.alternet.org/environment/tar-sands-worse-you-can-imagine-incredible-images-you-have-see?akid=10333.220654.UNYCgW&rd=1&src=newsletter825861&t=17

Rabbit Proof Fence

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Rabbit-Proof Fence is a 2002 Australian drama film based on the book Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington Garimara. It is based on a true story concerning the author’s mother, as well as two other mixed-race Aboriginal girls, who ran away from the Moore River Native Settlement, north of Perth, to return to their Aboriginal families, after having been placed there in 1931. The film follows the girls as they trek/walk for nine weeks along 1,500 miles (2,400 km) of the Australian rabbit-proof fence to return to their community at Jigalong, while being pursued by a white authority figure and an Aboriginal tracker.

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Korkoro

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A Gypsy family travels the French roads during the Second World War, followed by Little Claude, a young boy seeking a new family after his parents “left and never returned”. Upon reaching a town where they traditionally stop for a few months and work in vineyards, aviey learn that a new law forbids them from being nomadic. Theodore, the town’s mayor, and Miss Lundi, the schoolteacher, protect and help the Gypsies. Despite this, They are arrested and placed in an internment camp. Theodore manages to rescue them and gives them a piece of property where they must settle. But the Gypsies’ deeply ingrained thirst for freedom makes this sedentary lifestyle difficult to bear. After Theodore and Miss Lundi are arrested for resistance, the Gypsies decide they must get back on the move in order to remain free

There were no flowers in the Veterans Administration Hospital — and I’ll be back —

Dear Ones

I will be mostly off-line (more or less) for a while. Dear Husband is gravely ill and in the VA Hospital with heart troubles.
I’ll check in now and again…and please know I haven’t forgotten you and your beautiful words and images, I’m just pre-occupied.

Amongst other life-style changes, DH must quit drinking alcohol. Well he hasn’t had any after Saint Patrick’s Day and arriving in the Emergency Room on Monday …. And him with 30 gallons of mash in the barn, this minute.

I noticed, when I brought some flowers from our yard, that, as far as I could see by peaking in rooms I passed and there being NO florist cart anywhere, that the flowers I brought were the only ones in the entire building.
All of those veterans stuck inside in the Spring, and no one even had any flowers in their rooms seemed so sad, to me.  If you have time, take a small boquette of fresh flowers to a VA hospital. It wouldn’t take a lot of effort. I used a cleaned out shiny “soup can” as a vase. Maybe just place them on a nurses station, so everyone passing by can enjoy… or give to some lonesome, abandoned looking bed-ridden veteran  (ask a nurse, first, just to make sure it won’t create some sort of health problem).

In the VA Hospital, where my husband is, I want to say that the staff  is a most competent caring staff, the housekeeping is outstanding, and the cardiologists are superior, there is even a surprisingly good library.  Even the tile-work in the patient bathrooms is attractive and well done.  And clean.  That is one clean facility.

Thank you for all you have done
Granny Bear

I Am The Voice of Freedom

 
I hear your voice on the wind
And I hear you call out my name

“Listen, my child,” you say to me
“I am the voice of your history
Be not afraid, come follow me
Answer my call, and I’ll set you free”

I am the voice in the wind
and the pouring rain
I am the voice of your hunger and pain
I am the voice that always is calling you
I am the voice, I will remain

I am the voice in the fields
when the summer’s gone
The dance of the leaves
when the autumn winds blow
Ne’er do I sleep thoughout
all the cold winter long
I am the force
that in springtime will grow

I am the voice of the past
that will always be
Filled with my sorrow and blood
in my fields
I am the voice of the future,
bring me your peace
Bring me your peace,
and my wounds, they will heal…

I am the voice in the wind
and the pouring rain
I am the voice of your hunger and pain
I am the voice that always is calling you
I am the voice

I am the voice of the past
that will always be
I am the voice of your hunger and pain
I am the voice of the future
I am the voice, I am the voice
I am the voice, I am the voice