The following letter was published in the Saint Cloud Visitor on May 4, 2006.

The Saint Cloud Visitor is a Minnesota Catholic diocesan newspaper.

By Thomas Dahlheimer
Wahkon, MN.

The leaders of the Mexica Movement are some of the main organizers of the current national protests against proposed legislation to make "illegal" immigrants felons. They claim there is no illegal immigration from Mexico because the American continents actually belong to the indigenous people.

I am spearheading a local, national and international movement to regain the Mdewakanton Dakota indigenous people's sacred name for our state's "Rum" River. And I am also trying to replace our state's 19 other white racist geographic place names.

I support some of our nation's Catholic bishop's protests against current proposed legislation to make "illegal" immigrants felons. Our white Euro-American culture does not belong here. I believe that, to some extent, mixed-blooded indigenous peoples' cultures belong here, and that only full-blooded indigenous peoples' traditional cultures fully belong here; and that the only illegal immigrants are white Euro-Americans and other foreigners living among the indigenous peoples of the Americas' homelands.

Our bishops are finally starting to understand that 500-plus years ago our church instigated an injustice against the indigenous peoples of the Western hemisphere. They need to apologize for what happened, work toward stopping the ongoing injustice, and offer restitution to the indigenous peoples of the Americas, which includes protesting against the current proposed legislation to make "illegal" immigrants felons. It's time to give the indigenous peoples' homelands back to them and quit imposing our culture on them.

An article of mine about this topic can be viewed and read by clicking on Independent Indigenous Sovereign Nations

Indian Country Today article on this topic:The Immigration Crisis Is a Sham: Repopulating North America

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