Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
• March 25th, 2010
Sorry I missed last weeks show, I had to attend a tribal gathering. But this week is packed with news and music for your entertainment. Also, I will post another podcast this weekend when there is more news updates. Music is always online at the http://littleburma.podbean.com/ and http://smoothshow.podbean.com/ as well.
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Saturday, March 13, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Event Date: Friday March 19, 2010
Location: California Valley Miwok Tribe, 10601 Escondido Pl., Stockton,
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
The California Valley Miwok Tribe proudly presents Ms. Elouise Brown. Ms. Brown’s presentation is in regards to the resistance to coal development on Indigenous land. Ms. Brown will speak in Stockton, CA as a part of her state-wide lecture tour on the current environmental and Native resistance to coal mining initiatives on Indigenous land.
As the Paredon Oil & Gas Drilling Initiative controversy continues in Carpinteria CA. Elouise Brown, a Diné (Navajo) Traditionalist and President of the Doodá Desert Rock committee, will speak out about the dangers and the ongoing exploitation of indigenous land and people by energy companies.
This lecture will be held at the Tribal Offices of the California Valley Miwok Tribe 10601 Escondido Pl., Stockton, CA 10:00 am – 1:00 pm on Friday, March 19, 2010
This Event/Lecture is free
BACKGROUND – Doodá Desert Rock – The community of Chaco Rio in the Navajo Nation (SW of Farmington, New Mexico) has been blockading entry to the site of a proposed 1,500 megawatt coal fired power plant since December 2006. Desert Rock would be the third coal plant within a 20-mile radius in a region already suffering from extreme levels of toxic emissions. http://www.doodadesertrock.com/
Ms. Brown will give an update on The Paredon Oil & Gas Drilling Initiative, or Measure J. http://www.edcnet.org
For more information please contact:
Silvia Burley, CVMT Chairperson (209) 931-4567
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Buffalohair Tornado Strikes Home
Posted in Reflets Sombres with tags Hammon Tornado, OK Tornado, Tornado on March 9, 2010 by buffalohair
While researching a news item I received a news clip about a tornado in western *Oklahoma. As I was viewing this news brief I began to notice some familiar sites then it dawned on me, that is my reservation. Holay, this twister was bouncing around all over the place tossing 5 houses about and ripping down power poles. Of course the power was out and the phones were down adding to my anxiety as I tried frantically to call home. I was only 400 miles from home but at this juncture it might as well be a million.
I finally made contact with my brother and sister-in-law. They assured me that everyone was OK. It was a blessing to hear that my people were safe at the very least. But there was a moment where I felt shear panic since I could not rouse any of my relations. Visions of catastrophe filled my thoughts as the feeling of helplessness and fear surged through my veins. Covering news stories about disasters in the last few weeks fanned the flame of concern. I saw the aftermath of several Earthquakes around the world. The faces of the survivors haunted me since their eyes told volumes about loss, sorrow and disbelief. Now I was watching a news video in disbelief as a tornado ripped through my town and the twister just missed my house.
Fortunately my brother was in light spirits as well as my tribe. They joked about the twister that came to visit our village but we all realized how fortunate we were that none of our relations were injured. I was not so amused since my heart was still racing from my near panic. I was reminded that this was to be expected since no place on Earth would be untouched by change. Funny, that’s what I always mention in my articles. I had a taste of my own medicine and in a way it did me good. For some reason I was walking around in a bubble of immunity, like I was above the tribulations that lay in store for humanity but nothing could be further from the truth. I was reminded about our traditions and prophecies. We are living in the time of great change and we got a wake-up call from one of the elements of the four directions today. No place on Earth will be spared from the wrath of Ma Earth as she cleanses herself, not even the Red Moon Agency.
Your Devil’s Advocate
Monday, March 8, 2010
Posted in Asia with tags Earth Changes, EarthQuakes, Spirituality, Time of Change on March 8, 2010 by buffalohair
Another coincidentally close earthquake has struck in *Okcular Turkey today killing scores of people. Like I said quite a while ago we’ve entered a much more virulent phase of Earth changes. Yet we quibble about material things when we should be seeking out our spirituality and preparing for rough times that lay ahead. Sadly world leaders have chosen to ignore the realties of the times we live in favor of colonizing the planet through Globalization. The real business at hand should be how to prepare for the survivors needs whence change is in full swing. Eventually all the noble aid givers and emergency managers around the world will be to busy domestically to rush to all the countries in desperate need of assistance. There will be no more show boating by pompous politicians with aid filled planes and ships. It will be fend for yourself as changes alters the face of the Earth.
Earth Changes can be compared to a woman’s season as her body purges all that causes her discomfort. Well, Ma Earth has entered this phase of cleansing and there is no global or green solution we can conveniently buy our way out either. For all the “Here and Now” folks who’ve refused to recognize that these changes are real you are about to learn an important lesson about prophecy. The Earth Changes are an all encompassing event where no part of the planet will be spared change. That means you can’t run to Boulder Colorado to find sanctuary or play out some bazaar scenario you watched on some lame “End of the World” movie. Interestingly enough some people I interviewed choose to ignore the signs, prophets or their own vision. They would rather pretend these catastrophic events are not related. Preferably they would rather die shopping than face the reality of the times we live. Many people know but they don’t want to think about it and face their fate blindly. So I guess it would be the end of the world for them but in reality it is only the end of a cycle.
My people call it the humbling times and for the most part we are prepared to face our destiny. Actually we are quite happy to see the end of this cycle of greed and material lusting. Unencumbered by material excesses we are better prepared than most since we never were dependant on electronic gizmos and the toys of the opulent. Frankly many of my people were never in a position to afford such luxuries. So weaning us from the 21st Century will not be an issue for the most part. I would miss spell check, my cameras, computers and other multi-media gizmos would be rendered useless so this change would hit me pretty hard at first. Good thing I know how to track, hunt and forage for food in the woods. Growing up in abject poverty has its advantages since this has prepared me for the future I do believe. But gads, why the spell check?? Oh the humanity.
Quakes are only a precursor to what lays ahead and eventually the chemistry of electricity will be altered and cease to function so all them electrical gizmos will be nothing more than a paper weight. In a vision it was said that people from many worlds would look in awe at the power of Ma Earth since even the most advanced technology will be rendered useless. That means if there were space dudes with cool technology they would also be stuck on Earth with their broke down intergalactic Frisbees. In my visions alone I saw many beings struggling to survive Ma Earth’s onslaught and I really don’t care if you believe it or not. I am not the only person with visions or knowledge from ancient teachings by far. It was said there would be many messengers from around the planet who would be warning the world about the times that lay ahead. Believe me, I did not choose to be one of those messengers. My uncle told me that I had no choice in the matter anyway. So here I am telling all you boneheads to prepare for some rough times ahead. If you don’t like my message call the office and complain to my boss. 1-800-Doomsday
Time is running short and eventually I will not be able to hold your hand and walk you through these times. Fact is all messengers will be incommunicado as the media shuts down. People will be scrambling to remember what those “Whizz-bang Prophets” were rambling about when times were good. This whizz-bang prophet will be way to busy tending to my elderly and assisting my people to give a flying crappola what others are doing. It was said people would hear the truth but their ears would be deaf to ancient teachings. And of course there are others who would rather face extinction then give up their IPod or stock options in healthcare. I guess they would be self cleaning…lol
The secret to survival is actually quite simple since it only requires a person to be connected with the spirit world and to know their messengers. In other world you must know which spirit is good or which spirit is bad when they approach you with messages or warnings. How else would Moses know to place lambs blood over the doors of his people homes when the angel of death cruised through Egypt? He knew his messengers and was connected with the spirit world. So get a grip on your commando gear and all your underground shelters since this is not the key to survival at all. It’s all about your personal spirituality and the connection you have within your dogma. Just remember, filling offering plates does not buy spirituality nor does it offer any guarantees. It only pays the rent paisan.
Your Devil’s Advocate
Sunday, March 7, 2010
"Older than America" doesn't pull its punches - and Georgina Lightning is OK with that.
Posted at 5:50 PM on March 4, 2008 by Euan Kerr (1 Comments)
Georgina Lightning doesn't mince words.
As writer, director and lead actress in "Older than America" she is unrepentant about wanting to tell the story of the Indian boarding schools in the US and Canada, and their lasting damage on generations of native people up till the present. The schools were designed to encourage assimilation, but critics says many children were abused and even killed. The last of the schools closed in the mid 70's, but Lightning says the psychological damage they left behind has badly damaged the very fabric of Indian society.
Shot in late 2006 around Cloquet "Older than America" is a drama set on the Fond du Lac reservation. It tells the story of a young woman (Lightning) who begins seeing visions of ghostly children. As she struggles to work out what these visions mean she begins to uncover the unsavory history of the now deserted boarding school.
Lightning says growing up on a Cree reservation in Canada, she didn't know that her own father, an abusive alcoholic, had been sent to a boarding school as a child. She only learned this after he committed suicide. Lightning says she came to see how many families around her were in a similar position.
The film will get a special screening on Friday as the opening night event for the Women with Vision festival at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. It will then get its official World Premiere at the South By Southwest Festival.
Lightning says she expects a strong emotional reaction from the Indian and non-Indian communities. She says what she hopes the film will do is start long overdue conversations
Congratulations on the film, "Older than America!" I have been studying this issue for a long time and I always try to connect with others who are sensitive to it. There are a couple of points that I would like to add to the historical events you described.
Indian boarding schools continued to grow throughout the 1940s and 50s and doubled in the 1960s. In 1973, the BIA operated 200 schools in 17 states. 60,000 children were attending boarding schools. Some of the most notorious boarding schools operated in this recent time like Concho boarding school in Oklahoma.
Today there are 10,000 American Indian children who live in an Indian boarding school dormitory. This includes 56 boarding schools, 14 peripheral dormitories, and 7 Off-Reservation Indian Boarding Schools: ND, SD, OK, CA, OR. About half of them take kids as young as 6-years-old. You can verify my #s through the Office of Indian Education Programs. See www.oiep.bia.edu.
Many if not most of the children in these programs are high-needs kids who come from struggling families. Indian boarding schools today are often a dumping ground for these high-needs or at-risk kids. While the conditions of Indian boarding schools are much better today than what they were a hundred years ago, these kids still suffer the effects of cultural abuse and institutionalization in understaffed, under-funded dormitories, often a very long way from home.
Another historical event that I would like to highlight are the recent events that have occurred in Canada with residential school survivors. The Aboriginal Healing Foundation manages $400 million for healing programs throughout Canada. See www.ahf.ca/. Will we ever make similar progress in the United States? I hope so.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
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The Smooth and Little Burma Show
The Smooth and Little Burma Shows are here temporarily until I get their pod-casts up and running. They are fun music shows with little politics. Besides this is more a test run eh.
Saturday 6-9 pm MST
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