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
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
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
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