The Final Indian War In America Is About To Begin

Dale Looks Twice, left, and Acorn High Hawk lead the procession out of Manderson to the Wounded Knee massacre gravesite.

Dale Looks Twice, left, and Acorn High Hawk lead the procession out of Manderson to the Wounded Knee massacre gravesite.

By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) / HuffPost

South Dakota’s Republican leadership of John Thune and Kristi Noem always march lockstep with the other Republican robots. Neither of them care that South Dakota’s largest minority, the people of the Great Sioux Nation, diametrically oppose the Pipeline and they also fail to understand the determination of the Indian people to stop it.

The House vote was 252-161 favoring the bill. The bill was sponsored by Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) who is trying to take the senate seat from Democrat Mary Landrieu, They are headed for a senate runoff on December 6 and Landrieu has expressed a strong support of the bill in hopes of holding her senate seat.

Two hundred twenty-one Republicans supported the bill which made the Republican support unanimous while 31 Democrats joined the Republicans. One hundred sixty-one Democrats rejected the bill.

Progressive newsman and commentator for MSNBC, Ed Schultz, traveled to the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota this year to meet with the Indian opponents of the Pipeline. Firsthand he witnessed the absolute determination of the Indian nations to stop construction of the Pipeline.

He witnessed their determination and reported on it. Except for Schultz the national media shows no interest and apparently has no knowledge of how the Indian people feel about the Pipeline nor do they comprehend that they will go to their deaths stopping it. What is wrong with the national media when it comes to Indians?

As an example of the national media’s apathy, the Lakota, Nakota and Dakota have turned their backs on the $1.5 billion dollars offered to them for settling the Black Hills Claim and although they are among the poorest of all Americans, the national media does not consider this news.

Why do they protest the XL Pipeline? Because the lands the Pipeline will cross are Sacred Treaty Lands and to violate these lands by digging ditches for the pipelines is blasphemes to the beliefs of the Native Americans. Violating the human and religious rights of a people in order to create jobs and low cost fuel is the worst form of capitalism. Will the Pipeline bring down the cost of fuel and create thousands of jobs?

President Barack Obama has blocked the construction of the Pipeline for six years and he said, “I have constantly pushed back against the idea the somehow the Keystone Pipeline is either this massive jobs bill for the United States or is somehow lowering gas prices. Understand what this project is. It is providing the ability of Canada to pump their oil, send it through our land, down to the Gulf, where it will be sold everywhere else. That doesn’t have an impact on U.S. gas prices.”

In the meantime Senator Landrieu conceded that it is unlikely that the Senate and the House will have the two-thirds majority needed to override an Obama veto.

Wizipan Little Elk of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and a coalition of tribal leaders from across the Northern Plains and the United States have pulled no punches on how they intend to fight the Pipeline to the death if that is the only way to stop it.

South Dakota’s elected leadership has totally ignored the protests of the largest minority residing in their state. They have also totally underestimated and misunderstood the inherent determination of the Indian people. This is a huge mistake that will have national implications and it is taking place right under their Republican noses.

What is even worse South Dakota’s media has also buried its collective heads in the sand even though Native Sun News has been reporting on the Keystone XL Pipeline since 2006. Award-winning Health and Environment Editor for Native Sun News, Talli Nauman, has been at the journalistic forefront of this environmental disaster about to happen from day one and she has been rewarded by the South Dakota Newspaper Association with many awards for her yearly series of articles on this most important topic. Until this issue became a political football, the rest of South Dakota’s media had been silent.

The Keystone XL Pipeline that is being pushed by TransCanada may well be the beginning of the final war between the United States government and the Indian Nations. A word of caution to TransCanada and the U.S. Government: please do not disregard the determination of the Indian people when they say they will fight this Pipeline to their deaths if need be. They mean it!

When asked if he truly thought that a handful of Indians could stop the construction of the Pipeline, Little Elk simply said, “Try us!”

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe stands its ground against the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline ‪#‎NoKXL‬ ‪#‎StandTheLine‬

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe stands its ground against the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline ‪#‎NoKXL‬ ‪#‎StandTheLine‬

(Note: This column will appear before the Senate votes on the Keystone XL Pipeline. The House has already approved the construction of the Pipeline)

Tim Giago, an Oglala Lakota, is the editor and publisher of Native Sun News.

Source: www.indianz.com/News/2014/015666.asp

164 thoughts on “The Final Indian War In America Is About To Begin

  1. Our indigenous peoples have my support, 1,000,000,000,000,000%.
    My ancestors may be Irish and Scottish, but my heart and spirit
    is for our Native American and First Nations who believe that
    all creation and their ancestral burial grounds are revered very sacred,
    and those who commit sacrilege upon all that is revered sacred and
    blaspheme Great Spirit’s holy name, shall suffer the consequences.
    The time is now for our indigenous brethren to re-claim
    their sacred home-lands and become the TRUE leaders of this land
    again as they were before the Inquisition invaded this
    continent and screwed things up.
    It’s time to give the Oppressors a taste of their own medicine
    and save the sacred lands, waters, and ALL of Creator’s majestic
    wonders (including the Mah-Gooh-Yeeh (wolves)
    and the Eeh-Neeh-Wah (buffalo), along with our bears, eagles, etc.)
    from being brutalized to extinction.

    Unyah~

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  2. People SHOULDN’T negotiate (again, SHOULD NOT) make agreements with a nation that continues to oppress it’s own people. It isn’t about protecting just one minority but the Nation as a whole. The dangers associated with trying to deal with Oppressors is written in the history books people. The government already proved what its contracts (treatises) are worth. LEST we forget that they attacked a village of innocent women and children. ALL OVER THE COUNTRYSIDE.

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  3. I’m here to fight! We should be more organized than this though. We have no Supporters to back us. We fight the Pipeline they just throw us in prison. What good is that? Protest? That has little effect! We need a bigger message. Something the whole nation will see, something that will turn heads and make results. Give us the support that we need. Brainstorm people, we need a think tank going! I have my Ideas, but we all have ideas too. The internet is a major asset in this game too. Let’s find a way before Americas new president comes to power! America is crumbling we don’t need to be buried with it!

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    • I know alot of people dont like us & think we are all about drugs but the number 1 thing that brought the Rainbow tribe together in the first place was praying for r mother earth and to cease the destruction of her..the Rainbow tribe will stand with them & we are in the hundreds of thousands strong & cross allll continents..we wont let this go down without a fight.

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  4. As someone who lives nowhere near where they want to build this monstrosity, I stand with the Lakota people.

    I’m in the UK, where ‘our’ government want to frack the hell out of everywhere here, oh, but not by London. These short-sighted, conniving psychopaths have no regard for the Earth or it’s people, flora, and fauna anywhere, and need to be packed into a rocket & shot off the Earth for good, along with their precious fiat money, GMOs, and toxic pharmaceuticals.

    rant over

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  5. melody Bryant November 21,2014 this is not right. I would fight too. I have Cherokee in me and I know how I feel about my Native blood. stand proud and do what you have to do.!!!!!! it’s a crying shame they want to break treaty. Or I guess it would be. government put Natives on reservations , which was wrong to begin with and now they want to do this on what is Native Americans secrete grounds, holy grounds and where you all live. hell no don’t let it happen. excuse my words, but that’s the way I feel. keep sharing this info. may thee great spirits be with you all and guide you all.

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  6. Tim–Keep up the good work! Native Sun News-keep us informed. I hope Congress can come to their senses on this pipeline and not bow down to the big oil company supporters and the likes of the Koch Bros.
    Maybe it is time for the old “Silent Majority” to start being heard–

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  7. USA and Canada stay out of their lands let decent people live their lives clean – your very destructive, harmful, not caring and desrespectful- haven’t you had enough greed on your plate! Lord’ help these tribes – I’m with you people all the way!

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  8. What they need to do is honor the treaties. They have taken enough. I stand with my Native brothers and sisters. Time to do what is right. Stop letting greed and corruption rule.

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  9. It’s how we do it in America. Big money wants it so they get it. Elections don’t stop them, because they own many states, as in my own, North Carolina where a power company lawyer is puppet governor; they just reinforce the power for the land grabbers; and most Americans don’t give a shit. Oil, gas and coal own our government; and apparently that’s OK with the majority of Americans, at least those who vote. What’s on TV tonight? I’d love to see those Indians kick all those pipe-liners in the ass.

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  10. Time for greed and power stop and do what’s right. Honor treaties. Stop taking from the Native people the small amount you gave them. If it takes war I stand with my brothers and sisters.

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  11. If it ends up happening will someone organize a something larger because I think and hope that a lot more people then just one tribe will stand with the Lakota

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  12. it was ironic and telling as the vote was announced a war cry ensued – and the announcers on the national news said – what was that? they had not heard the voice of the First Nations people either before or after the decision nor do they enter the discussion as to the sacredness of the land. Fox News and CNN have both done a disservice to the world

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  13. This is ridiculous! First people come here and push the Native Americans away into tiny Reservation and now they are trying to take the last lands they own. This is absolutely not ok!

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  14. I saw this on Facebook and shared with all my South Dakota family. If the media ignores you, use social media to get your point across. I support the Sioux. All the way. Total admiration!

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  15. There are many parallel realities, and this one is 1 step away from the lowest, hell.

    That’s what I’ve come to conclude in my 35 years so far in this place.

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  16. what if we did the same .to them ,,what if we went to Arlington cemetery ,took all there war heroes crosses ,tossed them in the trash ,and put in a septic holding tank ,.and some toxic wast ,.what if we turned all the us monuments in to a trash refuse .,but if i went and dug up ant grave id be in prison ,…so why ant they ,,, trespassed,you have the right as a sovereignty nation to govern who will join your tribe,you have political right also as a sovereign nation ..you should be lobbying for a seat .,elected by all nations ..just native .. ,we should have a native political seat in the un .since we are no longer a nation under god ,we are now indivisible ,,and only 10 to 20 years from now ,you will be shown that , every last declaration of our independence ,has been surrendered to the crown,,we are no longer the us armed forces .we are now NATO UN world army, ,but we just gave the crown titles to massive acreage of us soil ,with hereditary titles ,meaning ,that’s her land ..no matter what,, if she doesn’t pay taxes ,,,no foreclosure ,,,,,no repossession ,,,,not even our own government can get it back ,,,unless she sales it ,,thousands of prime land miles ,,why to pay off some money owed .,but i don’t know about you, but i read that any time a person leaves the united states territory, they must have a passport ,and it is up to that country. to allow that person to enter ,,well all reservations are all independent nations ,from the us that land is a nation in side the nation .and in the sovereign act we hold all rights responsibility and social support ,,we can not apply for any kinda relief ,,well do they have legal passports ?,,when they get them you can boycott any one country for there involvement in to terrorist activities/,then restrain them for terrorist threats /,after telling them that there not allowed on the res /and they say there coming no matter/ what /that’s threatening to home invade/ or trespassing// fordable entry /,,,,fuck the us government like they have any say what happens on in or who can come in our land ,.THE US HAVE NO POLITICAL POWER OR SAY, WE ARE NOT AMERICANS WE ARE ORIGINALS ,,SO KEEP YOU VOTES AND ALL THAT POLITICAL MAMBO JUMBO ,CUZ IT DON’T MATTER OR HAVE ANY EFFECT ON WHAT WE WILL LET YOU DO ,,BUT YOU SHOULD HOLD THIS GOVERNMENT AT FAULT ,AND SUE THEM FOR KIDNAPPING A CHILD FOR SLAVERY PROFIT OR TRADE ,,USING THE FEDERAL SYSTEM TO RAISE AND TORTURE CHILDREN FOR 60 YEARS ,,FORCIBLE RESTRAINT ,, SUE THE US FOR THERE REMOVAL OF CHILDREN TO SCHOOLS, .MAKE THEM HOLD A National TESTING DAY FOR ALL US CITIZENS WHO BE-LEAVE THEY MAY BE RELATED TO A TRIBE ALL THE INDIANS THAT HAVE NATIVE DNA WILL NOT HAVE TO PAY ANYTHING FOR THE TEST BUT THEN THEY HOOK YOU UP WITH A ADVOCATE THAT MATCHES YOU TO EXACT TRIBE AND CLAN SHOW THAT YOU HAVE THE BLOOD ,BRING BACK THE LOST ONES THOSE ARE THE SEVENTH GENERATION THERE FULL CIRCLE .THE GOVERNMENTS OWN MISTAKE WAS REMOVAL ACT ,YOU JUST SENT OUT PEOPLE YOU KIDNAPPED IN TO MAIN STREAM SOCIETY TO LEARN TO BE WHITE AND COEXIST ,WELL WHEN THE DNA COMES BACK WITH A TOTAL US NATIVE TEST RESULTS THE FIRST TIME THE US WILL PANIC THINK OF ALL THE PEOPLE WHO SAY WORK IN GOVERNMENT ,LAWYERS DOCTORS ,JUDGES POWERFUL POLITICAL PEOPLE TRAINED AND EXPERIENCED IN THE US DIRTY POLITICS SOME WOULD EVEN UNCOVER YEARS OF BLATANT ATROCITIES JUST CUS THERE NEW FOUND HERITAGE AND FILL WRONG FOR IT AND THERE ACTIONS EVERY Last person who

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    • How does our nation react to opposition of the XL Pipeline? Possibly suppress the stories of the opposition and begin the systematic genocide of a culture, via dismantling the basic family unit… ? Remove the children and you dissolve a culture… thus, dissolving your opposition by quietly and systematically stealing the children. http://youtu.be/xYUMI-uJMaI The war HAS begun, unfairly and in the dark. 😦 I am white and of immigrant ancestry. I am horrified at what has been done / is being done to the natives of this land. 😦

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  17. The vote failed so screw all you that are in favour of the pipeline. Sometimes, sanity does prevail. The era of the demise of the capitalistic imperialist has dawned.

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    • But the threat is not gone. How does our nation react to opposition of the XL Pipeline? Possibly suppress the stories of the opposition and begin the systematic genocide of a culture, via dismantling the basic family unit… ? Remove the children and you dissolve a culture… thus, dissolving your opposition by quietly and systematically stealing the children. http://youtu.be/xYUMI-uJMaI The war HAS begun, unfairly and in the dark. 😦

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  18. I am glad to see the Native American stand up for themselves. As a real Indian wish it would also apply to how they address themselves. You’re not Indian. You’re Lakota. Don’t let this country take who we are and our distinction as completely different peoples from both of us. The author should know better.

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  19. A few years ago I visited my family in South Dakota, where I grew up. I now live in Maine. I drove with my sons, then aged 8 and 5, across the state, purposefully going through the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. As we drove through, they were shocked by the conditions they saw – living conditions they’d never seen before. “Dad,” said Ryan, the eldest, “What happened to these people? Why do they live like this?” I replied, “They lost a war.” He looked surprised and said, “who did they lose to?” “The Americans,” I replied. Dana, the five year old suddenly blurted out, “that’s us!” That initiated a great conversation that I hope instills values in them to reject oppression and racism. To this day, as a white man who is very cognizant of the fact I live on territory brutally conquered in a low tech holocaust, I see treatment of the Indian peoples as being of primary importance. My ethnicity is German. I have studied extensively the German holocaust and how that society has come to grips with its past. We need to do that here in the US.

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    • This is one of the many problems within the nations. American Indians are the true Natives of our lands. Someone, somewhere, decided that we were not being recognized as a true minority, so they decided it would be better politically, if the nations changed the moniker from what was originally considered an honorable title. Those people elected to follow the ways of all other minorities and relabel the heritage as Native Americans. Now, we are considered just another minority trying to obtain rights we do not deserve. Same as African Americans trying to obtain excessive rights they do not deserve. None of them came from Africa as slaves. Their forefathers did. My heritage is here as an American Indian.

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      • You DO realize WE were ACTUALLY a people long before Columbus went looking for India, got lost, & called us Indians?? No, I am NOT a part of the COLONIZED MINDSET, nor does MY heritage have ANYTHING to do with Columbus and his lost voyage looking for India…to say Amerikan Indian is a “proud” term is to continue to JUSTIFY COLONIZATION.

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    • I am Metis, My father was french Canadian and mother Kanawake Mohawk. My family in Canada prefer “First Nations”. My family in the USA prefers the term “American Indian”, as opposed to Native American, for one true reason. If you are born in America, you are a native to this country. American Indians are the only true Natives of our lands.

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      • Since when are the people of the United States, the “only” Americans? I thought this was NORTH AMERICA!! Not UNITED STATES AMERICA. Are not Canadians and Mexicans also Americans? The white people of the United States… No one can match this arrogance. By the way, I`m white man married to a woman who is 37% Native American.

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      • I actually have NO BLOOD connections with Indians…they are from INDIA, & I…WE…ARE NOT THAT.
        It is part of the Colonized mind to continue using a people whose lands Columbus was looking for to refer to OURSELVES, as if we had no identity before his “discovery”.

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    • Semantics. Arguing about what name to refer to America’s Indians (PC – Native American or Native) takes much away from the real issue, stopping the pipeline.
      And, you cannot change a word used to identify a people (geographically incorrect or not) completely. Sure you reach some, but not all, not even close!
      Look at how it’s been an uphill battle to change America’s teams like the “Cleveland Indians!”
      What’s wrong with “Indian”, anyway? Most Indian people refer to themselves as such.
      RN

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  20. I don’t think I ‘get it’. Sacred Ground is the reason? Certainly things could be worked out where the actual burial grounds could be avoided being disturbed. America needs to be dependent upon its own resources instead of those of foreign countries.
    If this was about fracking , I could understand this, as that is horribly bad to the environment all around. (surface of earth, the sky above and ground below, water table even setting off earthquakes).
    I find however, it was interesting that the Alaskan pipeline actually had the strange added benefit that it caused an increase of the population of caribou.

    That being said, there must always be an eye kept open with any proposal at all, and stands must be made with care, there is just so much corruption with all government agencies at all levels. Even right at the top with the president and congress. The history of atrocities of the Gov against the native nations, and its genocidal greed are a matter of record.

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  21. I would like someone to contact me from the reservation so that I can go there to help when the time comes. I am a veteran with the necessary tools and techniques to resist these white devils. The time will come after our next presidential election.

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  22. Conservatives love it when people in places like Texas talk about secession. If the Sioux nation ever goes that far, just remind them how many of them have supported secession for others.

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    • Loss due to facing overwhelming numbers and logistical disadvantage is not, Little Stub, the same as defeat! Besides, war isn’t something they want…it is simply all we understand!

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    • What makes you think it is war that they “want”. What they WANT is for the pipeline to NOT go through THEIR land.They are a sovereign Nation. The land is THEIRS, not the Governments, not the States either. As an Infantry veteran, I also stand with them.

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    • Who the fuck do you think you are you better keep your real name off of here. I can’t believe you said that. What is wrong with you it didn’t go well cause you bitch people had guns and more men and lies. Not this time we’re stronger and greater in number. Your a worthless meaningless piece of shit

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    • The Lakota were not defeated in war. Custer ring any bells ? Only by deception, lies and treaties. Never in warfare. Lies and treaties will not decieve this generation. Your use of “Chief” is about as intelligent as me calling you Mr. President. The resolve on this issue is certain.

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    • Please stop being “that” white guy that claims he’s 1/32nd Native American or his great, great, great grandma was a “Cherokee princess” to sound interesting. This is such a common family lie that it has been studied. Even if you’re “1/32nd” (lol doubtful and nearly impossible to know that far back). It’s still offensive and irrelevant.

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    • I am 1/4 Indian and if I have to I will stand with these Indians. We have mistreated these people more than any race and have tried to destroy them since we moved into this country. It is time to stop pushing them aside they are the true natives of this land they should be the ones making the law for there nation.

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