Manataka American Indian Council                                    Volume XIV  Issue 12  December 2010




Preserving The Past Today For Tomorrow



December 2010



Boston Tea Party


Christmas Day


New Year's Eve


"Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a

means by which we arrive at that goal." --Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The American Indian fight for freedom has been long and our peace on earth will be

achieved when we remember the light that dispels all darkness." -- Lee Standing Bear Moore




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Feature Story 1:

  The Iroquois Thanksgiving Address

Elders Meditation:

  Frank Fools Crow, Lakota

Feature Story 2:

  This Blanket is For You

Feature Story 3:

  The National Day of Mourning
Feature Story 4:  

Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson: Exhumation of a Monster

Endangered Earth:

  Restore Deepwater Drilling Ban

Mother Earth Watch:

  Coal Ash Is Killing Wildlife

Tribal News:

  Indian Veterans Housing Opportunity Act Now Law
Book Review:   Skywoman: Legends of the Iroquois

Inspiration Thoughts:

  The Soul Has No Rainbow If The Eyes Has No Tears

Website Updates:

  26 New Stories!

Manataka Needs Prayer Ties

Join the Manataka Powwow Committee

American Indian Information and Trade Center

Calling All Manataka

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Legends of Old:   Camp of the Ghosts: Blackfoot Legend
Feature Story 5:   Ancient Maya Holy Time - Chapter 8

Letters to the Editor:

  A Criminal I Am...
Feature Story 6:   Denmark is a Shame!
Grandfather Gray Hawk:   A Teaching Observation
Organic Consumers:   Anti-Frankenfish Candidates Win Races
Elder's Meditations:   Lame Deer, Lakota
Earth Medicine:   Return Of A Supergrain
Women's Council News:   Queen Lili'uokalani


The Fluoride Fraud
Animal Rights and Wrongs: Last Wild Buffalo Herd Faces Slaughter
Sacred Sites: Glen Cove Sacred Site Under Attack

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  Civilizations of America

L. Cota Nupah Makah:

Magdala Rameriz:


The Winter Cabin

Teachings of the Crystal Skulls

Indigenous Music and Dance:

  Native American Music Award Winners!

Feature Story 7:

  Eleven Lies about Indigenous Science

Elder's Meditations:

  Dr. A. C. Ross (Ehanamani), Lakota

Heath Watch:

  ADHD Drug: 500% Increase in Death Rate

Food & Nutrition:

  Preparing Your Basic Survival Stockpile
Book Reviews:   Kateri - Native American Saint
Poetry Circle:   The Only Law of Life
Healing Prayer Basket:   A Miracle Happened Today
Manataka  Business:   November Council Meeting
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By Chief Jake Swamp


Today we have gathered and we see that the cycles of life continue. We have been given the duty to live in balance and harmony with each other and all living things. So now, we bring our minds together as one as we give greetings and thanks to each other as people.  We give thanks for our family,


friends, and fellow human beings...

Now our minds are one.


We are all thankful to our Mother, the Earth, for she gives us all that we need for life. She supports our feet as we walk about upon her. It gives us joy that she continues to care for us as she has from the beginning of time. To our mother, we send greetings and thanks.

Now our minds are one.  







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"Believing people can soar beyond ordinary life." Frank Fools Crow, Ceremonial Chief, Teton Sioux, Lakota


We are created by God to be vision people. First we set the goal and then we see. If we create within ourselves a picture or vision and we hold that picture or vision in our mind, whatever we picture will show up in our reality. If we can see ourselves being educated, then schools and teachers will show up in our lives. If we picture in our mind a positive, spiritual person to be in our lives, we will attract this type of person in our relationships. How big can our dreams be?


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Put within me a vision of the being you would have me be.

Then help me to keep the vision in my mind

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This Blanket is For You - an old winter story retold

By Takatoka


There was once a man and his son who lived together in their tipi lodge near the ancient mountains that gave life to the Arkasaw River.


The man loved his son greatly and taught him everything he knew.  When they took long walks in the forest, the man stopped often to explain the wonder and medicine of flowers, herbs, trees and grasses. He spoke of the giving spirit of each plant and how each one serves as healing medicine. At night as they sat together watching the stars, the man told his son about the cycles of life and the vast beauty of the universe.  As they prepared meals, the son watched his father intently and listened to his wise instruction knowing that his health and well-being were foremost in his father's mind. He told his son about the seasons and cycles of life and the importance of being in balance within, and in balance with the environment and all things and other humans.  The father encouraged his son to make friends with all the forest animals, to sing and drum and give thanks to the Creator of All Things.  Yes, the man loved his son greatly and taught him everything he knew. 


As the son grew to become a young man, his father took him hunting and counseled him in the old ways of conserving sources of life; to always give more than he takes; to be kind and compassionate; to be an honorable person; to have strong faith in the Great Mystery, the Creator; and live softly.


One day the son came to his father and said, "Father, it is time for me to take a woman into our lodge.  It is time to have a sits-beside-me woman.  I would like to have your permission to go to a village down river to seek my mate."





Happy Holidays from Manataka!


We are thankful for your continued support of Manataka's

programs and activities.  We are thankful for your continued

walk on the Good Red Road.  We are thankful for all the

blessings of our Creator.  ~Manataka Elders, Staff and Volunteers



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On Thanksgiving Day, many Native Americans and their supporters gather at the top of Coles Hill, overlooking Plymouth Rock, for the "National Day of Mourning."


The first National Day of Mourning was held in 1970. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts invited Wampanoag leader Frank James to deliver a speech. When the text of Mr. James’ speech, a powerful statement of anger at the history of oppression of the Native people of America, became known before the event, the Commonwealth "disinvited" him. That silencing of a strong and honest Native voice led to the convening of the National Day of Mourning.


The historical event we know today as the "First Thanksgiving" was a harvest festival held in 1621 by the Pilgrims and their Native American neighbors and allies. It has acquired significance beyond the bare historical facts. Thanksgiving has become a much broader symbol of the entirety of the American experience. Many find this a cause for rejoicing. The dissenting view of Native Americans, who have suffered the theft of their lands and the destruction of their traditional way of life at the hands of the American nation, is equally valid.


To some, the "First Thanksgiving" presents a distorted picture of the history of relations between the European colonists and their descendants and the Native People. The total emphasis is placed on the respect that existed between the Wampanoags led by the sachem Massasoit and the first generation of Pilgrims in Plymouth, while the long history of subsequent violence and discrimination suffered by Native People across America is nowhere represented.


To others, the event shines forth as an example of the respect that was possible once, if only for the brief span of a single generation in a single place, between two different cultures and as a vision of what may again be possible someday among people of goodwill.


History is not a set of "truths" to be memorized, history is an ongoing process of interpretation and learning. The true richness and depth of history come from multiplicity and complexity, from debate and disagreement and dialogue. There is room for more than one history; there is room for many voices. Read More>>>



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Feature Story

Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson:

The exhumation of a monster
Opinion By Albert Bender

Jackson was a racist devil incarnate – an early day American Hitler whose deadly legacy for Native Americans remains extant to this day.

There is a monstrous specter haunting  Indian Country – a specter that when it last appeared sentenced tens of thousands of Native Americans to hideous, agonizing deaths. A specter that American Indians would  have never imagined to rise  again from the depths of Hades to anguish Native people; Andrew Jackson has been exhumed.

The wraith has taken the profile of an art form – the play Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson. This iniquitous, malevolent production  parading itself as historical “satire” arose in Los Angeles  in 2008,  and after a “successful” run at the Public Theater in New York is now set gracing the lights of Broadway  at the Jacob’s Theater.  Its current run began on September 20.

This foul creation is replete with the most  racist anti-Indian lines passed off as “humor” and the most flagrant, biased stereotypes of Native people. This drama was meant to appeal to an undercurrent of anti-Indian hatred flowing through  white America. It has been  a sold out show and the subject of rave reviews including those appearing in the New York Times. In fact one reviewer said   “The last ten minutes are best, when Jackson offers Native Americans a final solution. This comment refers to Jackson’s statement to a Native character  “What I know to be true is that the extinction of your people is inevitable”.

Sound familiar – Hitler’s “final solution” was to send the Jewish people to the crematoriums.  The Nazi leader was the first to use the term the “Final Solution,” and now incredibly it is resurrected in reference to Native Americans by  mainstream journalism. 












The Center for Biological Diversity


Lawsuit Filed to Restore Deepwater Drilling Ban

The Center for Biological Diversity last Friday sued Interior Secretary Ken Salazar for concluding that oil drilling doesn't put the environment at risk -- and then putting the environment at risk by lifting the U.S. moratorium on deepwater drilling. Our lawsuit seeks to reinstate the moratorium until the feds do a complete analysis of deepwater drilling's dangers to wildlife and the environment. The suit comes just after the Interior Department announced it's considering its first deepwater drilling permit since it lifted the moratorium.

"It's astonishing that despite the BP spill's overwhelming toll on the Gulf of Mexico and its wildlife, Secretary Salazar lifted the moratorium by concluding there are no significant environmental effects from drilling," said Miyoko Sakashita, the Center's oceans director. "Salazar is repeating the same tragic mistakes that led to the massive spill in the Gulf by discounting the risks of drilling for oil thousands of feet underwater."


Gulf Update: Take Action Six Months After Nation's Worst Eco Disaster
Wednesday was a dark anniversary for those who care about wildlife and wild places. Six months ago, BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico -- launching a disaster that would spill more than 200 millions of oil and kill more than 6,100 birds, 605 sea turtles and nearly 100 mammals. Today, oil still fouls beaches and wetlands and cripples populations of birds, endangered turtles and other Gulf species. Yet the federal government still hasn't dealt with offshore drilling's frightening environmental risks. Says Kierán Suckling, the Center's executive director, "We should be marking the six-month anniversary of the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history by redoubling our efforts to protect the environment and making sure something like this never happens again."  That's what the Center's doing. Last week we voiced our opposition to the government's premature lifting of the ban on deepwater drilling. Days later, Suckling spoke on the keynote panel at the Society for Environmental Journalists' annual conference about the BP disaster, highlighting the seven lawsuits we've launched to hold the government and BP accountable and showing why we've been leaders in calling for offshore drilling reforms -- which we're not done with, not by a long shot.

Idaho Throws Temper Tantrum Over Wolves (Again)

In a not-so-surprising move, Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter this Tuesday ordered his state's Department of Fish and Game to stop assisting federal authorities in investigating illegal wolf kills. The action won't likely make a difference on the ground: Few wolf poachers in the northern Rockies are apprehended in any event, and the greater threat to the state's wolves is federal predator "control" accomplished through homing in on radio-collared wolves and gunning them and their families down from the air. Otter's move comes after litigation by the Center for Biological Diversity and allies put all northern Rocky Mountains wolves back on the endangered species list earlier this year -- much to the governor's chagrin. We're still pulling out all the stops to maintain gray wolves' endangered species status across the country and opposing the loosening of wolf-control regulations. 






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Coal Ash Is Killing Wildlife
Burning coal doesn't just spew carbon dioxide into the air. It also spews toxic waste, called coal ash, into the environment, poisoning wildlife and human communities across the country. Every year, burning coal for electricity produces more than 130 million tons of coal ash laden with arsenic, mercury, lead and other dangerous contaminants. Yet the federal government has set no rules for coal-ash disposal, even while hundreds of coal-ash dump sites are known to be leaking waste into endangered species' habitats and humans' drinking-water supplies. But instead of regulating coal ash, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is now considering labeling it as common household garbage and letting industry continue dumping it without federal oversight -- in fact, with a government green light.



Whale Poop: Critical to Ocean Ecosystems (Including Fisheries)
Have you ever wondered what happens to the waste of some of the largest animals in the sea? Well, most whales actually deposit a liquidy plume that floats near the ocean's surface and, according to a recent study in the journal PLoS ONE, dramatically boosts the health of ocean ecosystems. Whales feed near the sea floor, then poop near the surface, bringing to the top of the ocean essential nutrients like nitrogen that help phytoplankton -- and thus fish and the whole food chain -- thrive.  That benefit to fish runs counter to previous assumptions that whales compete with fish for food, and thus that a reduction in whales is good for fishermen. "Our study flips that idea on its head," says whale biologist Joel Roman. "Not only is that competition small or nonexistent, but actually the whales present can increase nutrients and help fisheries and the health of systems wherever they are found." All the more reason to save the whales.  Read more in Science Daily and learn about one whale the Center for Biological Diversity is saving.


Nevada OKs Hunt of Rare, Renowned Sage Grouse
On Saturday, the state of Nevada opened an ill-advised hunting season for the greater sage grouse -- which federal officials have already declared warrants protection under the Endangered Species Act. While the unique grouse awaits official placement on the endangered species list, Nevada wildlife officials have authorized gunning it down in parts of eight counties. The bird once numbered in the millions, but fewer than 200,000 sage grouse are now estimated to survive across 11 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces. The decline is due to a number of factors, including oil and gas development, livestock grazing and off-road vehicles. The bird is famous for its fascinating mating rituals, in which males fan their tailfeathers, raise their wings, bob their heads and expand distinctive yellow air sacs to compete for females' favor. "Nevada is making it OK to hunt a species that federal biologists say needs more protection. What does that say about the state agency charged with protecting Nevada's wildlife?" said Rob Mrowka, a Nevada-based ecologist at the Center for Biological Diversity, which is seeking federal protections for the grouse. "State and federal wildlife agencies should be working together, rather than at cross purposes, to help this magnificent bird survive."


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Indian Veterans Housing Opportunity Act of 2010 Signed into Law
On October 12, 2010, H.R. 3553 was signed into law: The Indian Veterans Housing Opportunity Act, which will allow Native American veterans greater access to housing by excluding veteran’s benefits from the definition of income under the 1996 Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act. 
More than 20 percent of the population in Indian Country has served in the military, and many veterans have been hindered by the income definition flaw in the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act.  The original 1996 Act allows tribal community access to housing grants by providing support to families who make less than 80 percent of the median income of their area. Due to an oversight in the Act, it counts veterans disability or survivor benefits as income. As a result, many of these former service members who receive those benefits are made ineligible for housing assistance.
The passing of the 2010 Indian Veterans Housing legislation will ensure that disabled Native veterans, their families and their survivors are not denied housing support due to their military service.  Representative Ann Kirkpatrick from Arizona introduced the Act in September 2009, and it officially passed the United States Senate in September 2010.
"For over a decade, Native Americans who fought for this nation watched as their veterans’ benefits actually created new burdens for them, and that’s unacceptable,” said Congresswoman Kirkpatrick in a news release.  "We have worked hard together to right this wrong. With our victory, more of America’s heroes will be able to move into higher quality housing with their families, and communities across Indian Country will grow stronger.”
The Nagoya Protocol – Nearly 20 Years in the Making
Indigenous people throughout the world have been negatively impacted by the rapid rise of biogenetic research and its effects on the natural world.  The expansion of the global economy, the biotech industry and the increasing demands of human consumption has led to the loss of thousands of species and ecosystems that sustain life.
More than 130 species become extinct each day, which is 1,000 times higher than the natural extinction rate.  Many of the regions that experience the highest rates of extinction and exploitation of biodiversity include communities of Indigenous peoples that have lived within these ecosystems and protected them for future generations. 
In an effort to build a global wide initiative on protecting biodiversity, the United Nations declared 2010 as the year on biodiversity.  Biodiversity is the variety of species, their genetic make-up, and the natural communities in which they occur. It includes all of the native plants and animals in a given environment and the processes that sustain life on Earth. 
In October 2010, the United Nations Convention on biodiversity adopted the Nagoya Protocol, which is designed to alleviate the exploitation of biogenetic resources and create a fair sharing of benefits of biodiversity resources throughout the world.  In a recent article posted by the Japan Times, reporter Eric Johnston stated:
"For decades, scientists, pharmaceutical firms, cosmetics manufacturers, agricultural businesses and the biotech industry have turned out everyday products that … consumers use without any second thoughts.  Many of these products, from cold medicines and drugs to toothpaste and makeup, were created using plants or organisms from places such as the tropical rain forests of Latin America and Southeast Asia.
They were taken without the knowledge or consent of the Indigenous peoples who live there. Or the traditional oral knowledge of the uses of such plants was used for the basis of laboratory research that led to patented drugs, the profits of which were never returned to the people whose knowledge made their development possible. Under the Nagoya Protocol, access to genetic resources shall be subject to prior informed consent by the party that provides such resources.”
The Nagoya Protocol is being hailed as one of the most important decisions made by governments worldwide to address the rapid loss of species and ecosystems throughout the world.  To view the official video on the United Nations Convention on biodiversity, please Click Here


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Book Watch


by Joanne Shenandoah and Douglas M. George-Kanentiio

Shenandoah-Tekalihwa:khwa and George-Kanentiio retell nine traditional Iroquois tales. In a series of creation stories, readers learn how Skywoman fell from the world above, how the animals spread mud on the back of a turtle to catch her and the Earth was born, how the moon was formed, and how human beings were created. Other tales describe the origin of the dancing star constellation and of the evergreen. One selection tells "How the Bear Clan Became Healers" and another describes a sea creature in Lake Ontario. Full-color single- and double-page spreads and black-and-white pen-and-ink drawings depict the action and provide cultural details. The dignity and clarity so much a part of Native American storytelling are evident in this volume. Selections in Skywoman subtly work in Iroquois traditions. The combination of solid writing and evocative artwork make this book worthwhile. 108 pages, 10.1 x 8.9 x 0.5 inches, Hardcover; 1998; 978-0940666993 $ 19.95 + s/h





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“…Remember: If the Creator put it there, it is in the right place.
The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears." ~An Indian Chief 1847


I grew up in a family whose unspoken motto was “Peace at any Price.”  I heard my parents raise their voices only three times in twenty years; they seldom showed anything but a totally united front... My brother and I discovered very early that arguing or “talking back” to an adult would never be tolerated.  Conflict was such a taboo, in fact, that I never learned to express an opposing opinion or to even stand up for myself.


This strategy, so essential in my childhood, has proven a lot less helpful in my adult years.  Life has taught me that some things are worth fighting for.  I have discovered that people in close relationships need to tell each other what they need and how they feel, even if it causes temporary conflict.  I have learned that it is okay and even wise to set strong boundaries when one’s values and well-being are threatened.  I have found that expressing an opinion, even an opposing one, paves the way for growth both at home and at work as long as it is done with kindness and respect.


So now I am willing to fight for a good marriage, for good relationships with my children, friends, and coworkers.  I am willing to say “no” when necessary to protect vitally important areas of my life.  I am willing to speak kindly and respectfully but honestly with those around me.  How about you?     Evelyn Montfort ~EAP Counselor


“He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.” ~ 8:21 (NLT)


La Vie est Dure, Mais Dieu est Bon!   This has always been one of my favorite sayings. Translated it says: Life is hard, but God is Good.  In the midst of both of these realities is the joy and happiness that abounds in a life well lived.




Chaplain Fred D. Wilcoxson PhD, PC, BCCC

Elder of Manataka American Indian Council





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Animal Rights:


Wolf Slaughter Set to Begin

Beautiful Words:


Manataka Pride by Luke Easter

Book Reviews:   Osage Indian Customs and Myths 
Education:   Motivating American Indian Students in Science and Math

Elders Speak:


Powwow! By Wanonaha by Maka Nupa L. Cota



The Path of Being Human by Magdala


The Creator's Tool by Robert Gray Hawk Hoffman


Calling All Manataka by Linda Two Hawk Feathers James


Telling of the Old Stories by Gram Selma


Intimacy by Robert Gray Hawk Coke


Lee Standing Bear's Visions by Takatoka

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Manataka Needs Prayer Ties

Uncle Sam's Shameful Treatment of American Indians

Manataka Elder Council Biographies

Iroquois Prophecies Tell of Great Changes Ahead

Thanksgiving Myths

Food & Nutrition:   The Advantages of Organic Food 

Health Watch:


Drinking It In: Is Fluoride Good for You?

Earth Medicine:


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Coyote Spills the Stars - A Cochiti Legend

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Manataka Needs Prayer Ties


Manataka ambassadors and friends travel to many places around the continent and around the globe and meet with elders and spiritual leaders of many nations.  The gift of tobacco is a sign of reverence and respect and is a long held tradition of many peoples.  Often, prayer ties are strung together and taken to sacred sites and or places that require healing (such the Gulf of Mexico). 


We need thousands of prayer ties.  You can help by making as many prayer ties as you can and send them to us for distribution to people and places that need your prayers.  Read More>>>



Manataka Powwow June 10 - 12, 2011


Join the Manataka Powwow Committee Now!

As chairman of the June 2011 Manataka Powwow at Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas, Grandfather Hawk Hoffman will share many years of powwow experience as you provide needed assistance in organizing, promoting, supervising details and working at the event. Scheduled for June 10 - 12, 2011, the Manataka Powwow will have a huge arena at Bald Mountain Park and Campgrounds to host dancers, drummers, special entertainment, and vendors.  Send us your contact information and what you would like to do to help. 


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by Grandmother Linda Two Hawk Feathers James


People of Manataka!  You are the ones who answered the call of the Place of Peace.  It is well and good to seek this place, and it is good to be in this place, but we who have experienced the peaceful feeling that Manataka can give, cannot just stay in that place of peace.  We must take an example from the rainbow woman who reaches out from the spirit world to us.  That is how we begin to seek.  Yet, there are so many people who may not be sensitive to her invitation because the sounds, sights, and smells of the world block out the spirit.  Read More>>>








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