A Tribal Cultures' Influenced New Age Globalization Mission
by Thomas Ivan Dahlheimer
Revised on September 28, 2012
Peaceful New Age globalization revolutionaries believe in creating a more uniform
and homogeneous world, with a global culture uniting all of mankind into a single
community, unfettered by war, ethnic conflict, religious sectarianism and economic
inequality - it is our mission to establish this perfect world.
New Age globalization revolutionaries are of a world-unifying syncretistic religion.
It is called the New Age Religion.
We are on a mission to make this religion the future One World Religion. We hope
it will be the religion that will unite humanity religiously and serve as the basis and
principle of unity for a single united global culture. We are on a mission to unite humanity
religiously and culturally.
Globalization has brought Indigenous leaders of tribal cultures powerful allies, a louder
voice that can be heard internationally, an increased ecological awareness, an earth-saving
and people-unifying message and increased political influence around the world.
Globalization's positive impact on indigenous people is a blessing.
And indigenous tribal cultures' influence on globalization is contributing
the most beneficial contributions toward uniting humanity and solving the global ecological crisis.
The above statement can be largely authenticated by an evaluation of the
United Nations' acceptance and promotion of a new world religion, an eco-religion. It
is a religion that is highly influenced by the scientific Gaia hypothesis and eco-conscious indigenous
tribal cultures, This eco-religion is the religion that New Age globalization
revolutionaries are of, advancing and promoting.
Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, President of the Pontifical Council for Pastoral
Health and former Director of the Theological Pastoral Institute of the
Latin American Episcopal Conference, called the UN lead global ethic movement
an "eco-religion." He said it
manifests itself "as a new spirituality that supplants all religions, because
the latter have been unable to preserve the ecosystem." Vatican Radio said
the popular film Avatar "cleverly winks at all those pseudo-doctrines that
turn ecology into the religion of the millennium."
Ecology as the "religion of the millennium" or "new world religion", stems from the
Gaia hypothesis, which James Lovelock, a world renowned scientist and futurist,
offered as a new paradigm shift, a shift from viewing nature as a machine, which
is a materialist paradigm, to viewing our Earth, named Gaia by Lovelock, as a living
organism with a self regulating consciousness. The indigenous tribal peoples' term for our earth,
"Mother Earth", is a term that was adopted by New Agers decades ago. More recently,
thanks to Lovelock and the United Nations' led global ethic movement, the Earth is also being
called Gaia by New Age globalization revolutionaries.
Restoring Native Names To Sacred Sites Rectifies Injustices,
Helps Usher In A New Age
I am an indigenous peoples' rights activist. I initiated and am spearheading the
movement to change
the faulty-translation and profane name of Minnesota's "Rum River"
back to its sacred Dakota Indigenous/Native name Wakan, which when translated into English means
Spirit or Great Spirit.
My movement to restore the Dakota/Native name to a sacred Minnesota river is a part
of a national movement to restore Native names to sacred sites. I am a leader of this national movement. And my movement to change the
derogatory "Rum River" name is also a part of a
United Nations movement to rename geographic places around the world.
I correspond with a leader of the national movement to restore Native names
to sacred places. His name is Robert Satiacum. A USA Today/Arizona Republic article
that presents information about our work is titled Tribes embrace native names to preserve culture. The article
is subtitled Return to original place names preserves cultures, fixes wrongs.
Mr. Satiacum's web site
is named Restore Native Names.org and he is the leader of the
Alliance to Restore Native American Names to holy and sacred sites. My web site
to promote the movement to restore Native names to sacred sites
is named Restore Native Names To Sacred Sites.
In 2007, I wrote a draft bill
to rename fourteen geographic place
names that are derogatory and offensive to Natives. I then received
approval from the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council for Representative
Mike Jaros to introduce the bill. Jaros then introduced
the bill to
the Minnesota legislature. My movement to restore Native names to sacred
sites and rename geographic places that have derogatory names that are offensive to Natives
is a movement to
help re-sanctify the world and usher in a new age.
A bishop secretary of the Pontifical Council
Of Peace And Justice, Bishop Giampaola Crepaldi, wrote me to inform me that the Pontifical Council
has "taken note" of
this movement of mine. This Pontifical Council recognition of my movement
was reported in the National Catholic Reporter.
A representative of the United Nations Permanent Forum On Indigenous Issues and several
internationally renowned Indigenous activists have
given their support for my movement to restore the sacred Dakota name Wakan to
a sacred site/river - including Russell Means, Clyde Bellecourt, Ward Churchill, Rev.
Sequoyah Ade, Dr. Michael Yellow Bird and Charles E. Trimble. Also, a number of
U.S. nationally renowned Indigenous activists, non-Indigenous multicultural
social/political activists, Native rights advocacy organizations and two Mdewakanton
Dakota Communities have given their support. A list of all the
supporters of this movement can be found on my web site.
When Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton was a U.S. Senator he was giving and offering me
assistance. I received two letters from him. He contacted the U.S. Board on Geographic
Names to make sure that the name of a Minnesota river, the "Rum River", could be changed.
He informed me that it could be changed.
The Dakota word wakan is sometimes spelled wahkon. I live in a small town named
Wahkon. And the headquarters of my Rum River Name Change Organization are located in this same town.
A Worldview Around The Word Wahkon Globalization Movement
Globalization is a movement that is homogenizing the world's cultures. This movement,
strengthened by the wide spread use of modern communication technologies, is
creating a monoculture, or single
united global culture. It is creating a united global culture with
a single government, religion, economic system and social order. There are various expressions of
this movement. There is a Catholic globalization movement and a New Age globalization
movement, etc.. These movements seeks to influence the world's globalization movement
so that it goes in the direction that they want it to go and reaches the goals they want it
MultiCultural Review is a quarterly trade journal and book review for educators and
librarians. It is distributed through out the United States. This nationally renowned trade journal and
book review published an article of mine when I was of the Catholic globalization movement.
Several years after the article was published I left the Roman Catholic religion
and globalization movement and joined the New Age religion and globalization movement.
The article's title is, To Change A Name. An excerpt
from the article reads:
"Twenty-five years ago I became aware of the profanation of the Dakota name for the Rum River while
researching the worldview behind the word wakan, which since the late 1960s has been embraced by the
counterculture as a part of a movement toward global unity and environmental sustainability. In 1983
I attended the Tekakwitha Conference held at Saint John's College in Minnesota. This is a Catholic
Native American conference representing over 100 tribes, and there I heard missionary priest Stanislaus
Maudin present a paper on the juncture between the Dakota concept of wakan - the term itself has
been adopted by many Indian tribes - and the Catholic Church's globalization movement aimed at
uniting humanity within a single united culture. Since attending that conference, I have been active within
the Catholic Church's countercultural movement to promote respect for indigenous peoples and the
environment as well as for the unity of all humanity
When the article To Change A Name was published I was of a somewhat
"New Age" syncretistic expression of Christianity. I was accepting all
of the essential doctrines of Christianity at the time. I am now of a somewhat "Christian" expression of the
New Age religion. Since my convertion to the New Age religion, I have remained a follower of Jesus Christ, but I am no longer accepting most
of the essential doctrines of Christianity. Because of this religious conversion, recent letters and articles of
mine state that the religion of my coutercultural globalization
mission is the New Age religion. I am now active
within the counterculture's New Age globalization movement. It is a movement to promote respect for indigenous peoples and the environment
as well as for the unity of all humanity. My expression of this movement
has a worldview around the word wahkon. An article of mine about this topic is titled
The Latter Rain
"Christian"/New Age Movement.
The word wahkon/wakan is sometimes translated to mean sacred or holy.
It has become a popular word that is being used to describe all of the sacred traditional
tribal cultures of the indigenous peoples of the Americans.
Those who travel among the Dakota hear them speak of their beliefs in
wahkon/wakan. Their wahkon is the essence of all life, pervading all nature, animate and
inanimate. It is also everything that is sacred in the spiritual and material worlds of the
creation. Various terms are used to describe it,
such as holy, sacred, spirit and spiritual. Spirits and gods are
embodied within it. And it has many
names: Wahkon, Wahkontonka, Wakan, Wakan Tanka, Tunkashila, Taku SkanSkan,
Spirit and Great Spirit.
In an article of mine that was published in the
Thomas Merton Center newspaper
an article titled A Thomas Merton Influenced
Movement, there are
the following statements:
"The 'Sioux' (Dakota) are used to portray all Native American tribes in Hollywood, anyone wanting to see a
"real Indian" wants to see a war bonnet and a tipi. Therefore, I believe that the world psychic views
all Native Americans as "Sioux"; and that when people watch the traditional Hollywood movies about
Native Americans they often hear the "Sioux" using the word wakan (sacred), or the combined words
Wakan-Tonka (Spirit-Great). Hence, a lot of people believe that the word wakan and the name
Wakan-Tonka are used by all Native Americans.
The word wakan is used by a lot of Native American
tribes, bands, and villages. And because we believe that Native American culture has the most valuable features of all cultures,
features such as kinship tribalism, an ecological spirituality, a charismatic spirituality...etc., and also
because we have therefore made it the predominant culture of our globalization movement, we therefore
describe our movement as a world-view behind the word wakan movement.
When I wrote the article A Thomas Merton Influenced Movement a few relatives
of mine were reading books by Thomas Merton and assisting me in my work to advance and promote my
Thomas Merton influenced globalization mission. Currently, we are using the phrase "a worldview
around the word wahkon", instead of the old phrase "a worldview behind the
Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was an internationally renowned Catholic monk, mystic and writer. He was the
author of over 70 books. His best-selling book, The Seven Storey Mountain, was featured
in National Review's list of the 100 best non-fiction books of the century. Merton was a believer in all religions. He created his own syncretistic
brand of religion while remaining under the authority of the Roman Catholic Church. He gave equal
attention to the mystical traditions within Catholicism, Zen Buddhism, Hinduism and Sufi Islam. And
he was also an advocate for indigenous peoples' rights and promoted the good traditional values of
Around the time when the article A Thomas Merton Influenced Movement was published
Chris McCloud and I were
friends. McCloud was a renowned song writer who once won a contest to represent the U.S. in
an international music convention in Tokyo, Japan. When McCloud and I were close friends
we lived in Anoka, near the confluence of the Wakan/"Rum" and Mississippi rivers. We
also spent some time together in Wahkon, Minnesota.
the 1960s McCloud met
and socialized with Paul McCarthy and other world renowned countercultural leaders at Apple Studio London.
At that time,
and also when we were friends, McCloud was influenced a lot by Thomas Merton. When Chris McCloud and
I were friends we were of the counterculture's expression of the Catholic globalization movement. And
we had a worldview around the word wahkon.
The founder and leader of the largest hippie community in the world, Stephen Gaskin, is
an internationally renowned leader of the countercultural hippie revolution. Gaskin once wrote:
"The word wakan has a strong and universal concept and people around the
world know something about it." The dual purpose of Gaskin's hippy community is to become
wakan (holy) and influence the whole world to become wakan.
According to Gaskin, his hippie community "is a demonstration project for
a sustainable future, a nonviolent ecofriendly cooperative community of pioneers ushering
in a new age."
Gaskin's internationally renowned ecovillage is
called The Farm.
It is located in Tennessee.
It was established in the late 1960s. Steven Gaskin and
200 of his hippie followers formed
into a commune and traveled from California's San Francisco Bay area to the small town of
Summertown, Tennessee. And near this town they set up their communal village. Today
it is the largest hippie community in the world. It has 250 members and it is very successful.
A letter of mine was published in the The Farm's
FREE PRESS newsletter. And on
The Farm's web site there is a link to the Hippie Museum wherein
there is an introduction and link to an article of mine about my hippie visionary mission. A link
to this article
was also displayed on Hippyland, the world's largest hippie web site. In the article I wrote that
I have a worldview around the word wahkon.
In my letter to The Farm I wrote:
While in the San Francisco Bay area, I, and
a friend of
mine, Richard Carter, who knew Stephen Gaskin and attended Monday Night Class, were, along with some
hippy friends of ours, forming into a commune, so that we could, in imitation of Stephen Gaskin's
commune, move to a rural location. Carter, his wife (Lois) and I (or a small commune) traveled
to Wahkon, Minneota to potentually establish our larger commune there. However, our time in
Wahkon did not last long. I remained in Wahkon and later developed a world view around the word wahkon.
I am trying to re-establish the original commune in Wahkon
Since I converted to the New Age religion and globalization movement the webmaster
of hippyland, Skip Stone, has corresponded with me and personally published
articles of mine on his Hippyland web site. Some of the articles mention
that I have a worldview around the word wahkon.
The introduction to my hippyland coolove article Constance Cumbey, Matthew Fox
and the "New Age Christ" reads:
In the late 1960s, a leader of the counter-cultural hippie revolution, along with his
wife and I, traveled to Wahkon, Minnesota from California to potentially establish a
counter-cultural community there. At the time, our plans to unite humanity, establish
world peace and ecological balance temporarily came to an end. However, there are
some indications that we will be getting together again in Wahkon, to promote
a New Age Gaian, world view around the word wahkon, counter cultural, global
initiative...an Occupy Wahkon Global Initiative
Hippyland (or Hippy.com) is a web site with over 250,000 registered members. About 12 years ago
an article of mine about my worldview around the word wahkon, an article titled A 1960s Hippie Activist
was posted on this
site's ACTIVIST SPOTLIGHT display.
Albert Bates is an
internationally renowned hippie countercultural
activist and a very prominent member of The Farm. We occasionally correspond. He became a global authority
on ecovillages, founding the Global Village Institute for Appropriate Technology.
He is the author of several books. One of his books Climate in Crisis is
introduced by Al Gore. Bates, as an attorney, argued environmental and civil
rights cases before the United States Supreme Court and served on the steering
committee of Plenty International for 18 years, focusing on relief and
development work with indigenous peoples, human rights and the environment.
In respect to
a Coolove article of mine Albert Bates wrote, while corresponding with me, "good article". More recently,
both Albert Bates and Skip Stone sent me positive e-mail responses to an article of mine
that I sent them, an article titled Creating a new U.S.A culture
based on traditional tribal
values. When I wrote the article I was still a Roman Catholic. Skip Stone
posted this article of mine on his hippyland web site.
Maudlin (deceased) was the abbot of Blue Cloud Abbey and founder and
Executive Director of American Indian Research Center. Reverend Maudlin was also a
leader of the Tekakwitha Conference. For many years Reverend Maudlin was in constant
correspondence with the Vatican Commission on Traditional Religions. During the
1983 Tekakwitha Conference Reverend Maudlin addressed a large group of conference
participants and said "there is a whole worldview behind the word wakan".
Several years ago Reverend Maudlin gave his support to change the name of the "Rum River" back to
its sacred Dakota name Wakan.
Pontifical Council, Tekakwitha Conference, Matthew Fox And
After I sent the Pontifical Council For Justice And Peace (1.) a
that I received
from Archbishop Harry Flynn, (2.) a
from the Board of Directors of the
Tekawitha Conference, and (3.) an
about my Rum River name-change
movement and associated Catholic globalization mission, I (as previously stated)
from the Pontifical Council
For Justice And Peace. Bishop Giampaola Crepaldi wrote: "The Pontifical Council for Justice and
taken note of your campaign and the associated material you sent with your letter."
In 1983 I attended the Tekakwitha Conference. At the time, I had a
youth of the 1960s countercultural Catholic globalization mission-with a worldview around the word wahkon. A short while after
Reverend Stan Maudlin addressed a large group at this conference and said "there is a whole word view
behind the word wahkon", I was interviewed by Reverend Matthew Fox, the
conference's keynote speaker and a leader of the Catholic globalization movement.
Fox had corresponded with Thomas Merton and was influenced a lot by him. Fox was especially interested in my mission because
Merton had asked him to reach out to the youth of the 1960s countercultural revolutionaries and offer his
assistance to help guide our movement. Fox made this Thomas Merton conection with me.
Establishing a single global religion for all of humanity, by means of the syncretization of Catholicism
with other religions, especially with the indigenous tribal
peoples' traditional religions, was, in the 1980s, an important Catholic globalization mission of the world renowned
Reverend Mathhew Fox.
Near the end of Mathhew Fox's and my "talk" during the 1983 Tekawitha Conference he asked me to
"keep in touch" with him,
so as to keep him informed about the progress of my youth of the 1960s countercultural
Catholic globalization mission. Several years ago Matthew Fox sent me a letter wherein he gave his support for the
effort to change the name of the "Rum River".
Even though I left the Roman Catholic religion and globalization movement I am still
promoting the establishment of a single united global culture, a culture
that I believe will be made up of the best of the past of all the world's cultures and traditions.
And I believe that this culture will be wahkon (sacred), or predominately permeated
with the traditional tribal cultures of the indigenous peoples of the Americas.
I no longer believe that the religion of the future single united global culture will
be a somewhat syncretistic-religious expression of Catholicism, but a somewhat "Christian" expression
of the New Age religion. Matthew Fox has also left the
Roman Catholic Church and is now considered by some
scholars to be of the New Age religion and globalization movement.
An international renowned scholar and author, Constance Cumbey, believes that Matthew Fox is
of the New Age religion and globalization movement. Cumbey came into the international lime light after her best-selling book Hidden Dangers
of the Rainbow, a book about the New Age Movement, was published. She is credited as "being
successful at waking the Christian church up to the New Age movement." She once wrote that Matthew Fox
"was most likely the Antichrist."
In a recent blog post about me and
my article Proposed Occupy Wall Street Global
Initiative Cumbey wrote that I am "closely affiliated" with the world renowned
Matthew Fox. She also indicated in the blog post that I could be the "Antichrist" or
"New Age Christ". In response to her
blog post about me I wrote and posted an article titled Constance
Cumbey, Matthew Fox
and the "New Age Christ"
. The article explains what the United Nations' "new world religion" is about
and presents information about my promotion of this eco-religion.
The Doctrine of Discovery
Indigenous Peoples Literature (IPL) is an award winning
site about indigenous peoples'
issues. This site has been accessed over 10,000,000 times. A few years ago IPL posted my
article Restoring The
Fundamental Human Rights Of Indigenous Peoples. In response
to this posting, both Steven Newcomb and Tony Castanha contacted me to thank me for writting and submitting
the article. Newcomb and Castanha are
renowned leaders of the movement that is dedicated to restoring
to indigenous peoples the fundamental human rights that were denied them by
15th century, Christian discovery doctrines-that were incorporated into the laws of
In 1823 the Doctrine of Discovery, a
series of 15th century papal doctrines, was quietly adopted into U.S. law by
the Supreme Court in the celebrated case, Johnson v. McIntosh. Writing for a
unanimous court, Chief Justice John Marshall observed that Christian
European nations had assumed "ultimate dominion" over the lands of
America during the Age of Discovery, and that - upon "discovery" -
the Indians had lost "their rights to complete sovereignty, as
independent nations," and only retained a right of "occupancy" in
their lands. Also, according to Marshall, the United States - upon winning
its independence in 1776 - became a successor nation to the right
of "discovery" and acquired the power of "dominion"
from Great Britain.
When the Christian European nations discovered Indian lands, and also, when the U.S. gained its
independence, the Indians [did not], at either time, lose their God given right to
absolute root ownership of their lands, nor did they lose their God given right to
continue on as independent nations, with complete sovereignty rights. And they still retain
these fundamental human rights today. Never-the-less, these
rights were denied them by (first) European international law and (then later) by U.S. law. Today, the U.S. and many other nation states
continue to deny these fundamental human rights to their indigenous peoples.
Newcomb, Castanha, me and many other activists are on a mission to (1.)
influence Pope Benedict XVI to publicly repudiate the
Doctrine of Discovery - a doctrine that is
"the shameful root of all the discrimination and marginalization
indigenous peoples faced today," [a UN document] and (2.)
influence nation states to repeal their laws that are based
on Christian discovery doctrines and principles so that they can enact
new laws that respect and honor all the human rights of
their indigenous peoples.
The National Episcopal Church of the United States recently repudiated the
Doctrine of Discovery. The Episcopal Church's resolution renounces
the doctrine "as fundamentally opposed to the gospel of Jesus
Christ and our understanding of the inherent rights that
individuals and peoples have received from God."
In respect to my article Restoring The Fundamental Human Rights Of Indigenous Peoples
Newcomb wrote: "Thomas, good article".
And in respect to this same article Rob Capriccioso, a columnist for Indian Country Today
Media Network, the world's largest
Indian news source, also contacted me. At the time, he e-mailed me a link to his ICTMN
article about this
topic. Capricciose and I have also corresponded by telephone. Tony Castanha has
also contacted me to thank me for my
wherein I protest against the 15th Century Papal Bull Inter Caetera. And after the Anoka County
of mine about this topic Steve Newcomb sent me a message wherein he
"Thanks Thomas, keep up the good work..."
Two paragraphs in an official UN
about the eleventh session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues read:
(1.) As the Permanent Forum - the United Nations expert advisory
body dealing with the human, economic and social rights of
indigenous peoples - concluded its
eleventh session...on the special theme, the ongoing
impact of the Discovery Doctrine on indigenous peoples and the
right redress. That fifteenth century Christian principle was
denounced throughout the session as the "shameful" root of all
the discrimination and marginalization indigenous peoples
(3.) The Declaration also demanded that States rectify past wrongs caused by such
doctrines through law and policy reform.
In Steve Newcomb's
Five Hundred Years of Injustice:
The Legacy of Fifteenth Century Religious Prejudice, he wrote:
In the bull of 1452, Pope Nicholas directed King Alfonso to "capture,
vanquish, and subdue the saracens, pagans, and other enemies of Christ," to "put
them into perpetual slavery," and "to take all their possessions and property."
In the Inter Cetera document of 1493, Pope Alexander stated his desire that the
"discovered" people be "subjugated and brought to the faith itself."
In 1823, the Christian Doctrine of Discovery
was quietly adopted into U.S. law by the Supreme Court in the celebrated case,
Johnson v. McIntosh.
Today - five centuries later - the United States
government still uses this archaic Judeo-Christian to deny the rights of Native American Indians.
Paul Gorski is a nationally renowned multicultural
educator and social/political activist with some international recognition. We occasionally
correspond. He posted an article of mine,
titled Independent Indigenous
(IISN) on his MultiCultural
Pavilion digest forum. And after reading Gorski's post of my article Amy Kasi, the Program
for the National Multicultural Institute (NMCI), displayed a quote from the article
and a link to the article on NMCI's monthly newsletter, as its October SPOTLIGHT article. The
..."However, the indigenous peoples living in this land are still being denied three of
their-endowed by the Creator-inalienable equality rights, or fundamental human rights.
The right to absolute root ownership of their scared traditional/ancestral homelands,
the right to be recognized and treated as full independent sovereign nations and
the-freedom of religion-right to fully re-establish their traditional
religions within their sacred ancestral homelands,..
In respect to my IISN article, Kasi wrote: "I think it would be a valuable
resource for anyone interested in not only indigenous peoples but also the history
of the US and human rights violations in the US."
Indian Country Today Media Network published
a letter of mine titled: Supports restitution.
This letter was also published
in the Saint Cloud Visitor, a Roman Catholic diocesan newspaper. This letter was published when I
was still a Roman Catholic. An excerpt from this
"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.
Indian Country Today Media Network also published a
mine about the work Newcomb and I did on a draft Minnesota apology resolution
that apologies for the abuse of Minnesota Indians. On March 17, 2010 an edited presentation
of my draft apology resolution was introduced to the Minnesota legislature as a
House Concurrent Resolution. The abuse caused by the Christian Doctrine of
Discovery is presented in the resolution.
The March 17, 2010 house concurrent resolution
expressing regret for conflicts between Native Americans and
European settlers, a resolution that is made up of mostly
wording from the draft resolution that I wrote, is located at a State of Minnesota web page
A house concurrent resolution
A statement in the March 17, 2010 house concurrent resolution reads:
"WHEREAS, because of the United
States of America's belief in the "doctrines of
discovery," collectively called the Doctrine of Discovery, Minnesota Dakota and Ojibwe tribes
were denied their fundamental human rights and denied their rights to be fully independent
sovereign nations and have absolute root ownership of land within Minnesota;..."
The Minnesota Indian Affairs Council (MIAC)
asked me to write and send Anna Marie Hill, the Council's Executive Director,
a MIAC Draft
Resolution endorsing the
to replace Minnesota's derogatory geographic site names that are offensive to American
Indians. Alfred Bone Shirt (Sigangu), a nationally renowned American Indian activist
who is the contact person for the
Human Rights Advocacy Coalition,
posted (on-line) my MIAC Draft Endorsement Resolution. My draft Minnesota Apology Resolution is similar to
my MIAC Draft Endorsement Resolution. Two excerpts
from my draft Minnesota Apology
(4.) acknowledge the root cause of the subjugation and exploitation of Minnesota Indian tribes, as being
the papal bull of 1493 (Inter Caetera); wherein, Pope Alexander IV directed colonial European nations to
go to the Americas and "subjugate the barbaric people and their lands, and bring them to
(5.) acknowledge that this papal bull (Inter Caetera) was used
to formulate colonial European international law,
a law that was later, both, incorporated into United States law as well as used to influence American citizens,
including Minnesota citizens, to conform to a unified white racist or white supremacist and religious sectarian
proselytizing mindset that was, and still is, the root cause of the subjugation and exploitation of Minnesota
Indian tribes as well as all other U.S. Indian tribes.
The World Council of Churches recently denounced the Doctrine of Discovery and stated
that "it is fundamentally opposed to the gosple of Jesus Christ." A letter of mine about
this topic is titled Set Indigenous Peoples Free
. The letter was posted in Indigenous Peoples Literature and
Indian Country Today Media
Network. An excerpt from the article reads:
"Because the World Council of Churches recently denounced the Doctrine of
Discovery and declared it to be 'fundamentally opposed to the gospel of Jesus',
more and more U.S. Christians are becoming aware that, both, Columbus' act of
taking possession of indigenous people's land for Spain and the founding
fathers' act of establishing the United States of America were 'fundamentally
opposed to the gospel of Jesus.'"
Indian Country Today Media Network has published
six of my letters. A
few of those letters are about this Doctrine of Discovery topic.
Indigenous Peoples Literature posted an article of mine titled:
Whitewashed The Genocide Of Indigenous Peoples. An excerpt from this article reads:
"Hopefully, Pope Benedict XVI will soon formally revoke the 15th century papal bulls which were
primarily responsible for the horrible atrocities committed against Indigenous Peoples and then lead the
Catholic Church and Western "Civilization" through a process of radical transformation, and by doing so,
lead humanity into a new age, wherein Indigenous Peoples will be given their due respect."
Five on-line articles of mine about the "coming new age" are titled,
New Age Globalization And The Coming New
World Order, Proposed
Occupy Wall Street Global Initiative,
Constance Cumbey, Matthew Fox And The "New Age Christ"
, Achieving World Peace And Ecological
Balance, and The Latter Rain "Christian"/New Age Movement
Ethnocide And Genocide Were Committed Against Minnesota's Indigenous People
In 2008, the Minnesota Sesquicentennial Commission (MSC) and staff created and managed
a web site. The purpose of a section of the web site was "to bear witness to the tragic
side of Minnesota Statehood in 1858 and acknowledge the pain, loss and suffering of
the Native American culture in Minnesota."
After the MSC stated that Minnesotans "acknowledge that ethoncide and genocide have occurred in
other parts of the world" it presented the following statement on its web site.
"Yet we remain either
unaware of or unable to look at our own history and acknowledge the painful wounds of
ethnocide and genocide right here in Minnesota. We have a very hard time acknowledging
that the pain remains and that it has affected much of our history thru to the
The Winona Daily News published a letter of mine titled
State looks to settle
up with the past
. It is a letter about my participation in an official Minnesota Sesquicentennial
event during Winona Minnesota's Great Dakota Gathering and Homecoming reconciliation
Excerpts from this letter read:
"Leonard Wabasha, a hereditary chief of the Dakota and director of the Shakopee Mdewakanton
Sioux (Dakota) Community Cultural Resource Department, invited me to address the Dakota tribal leaders
and government officials during the May 16 reconciliatory ceremony in Winona."
"When Minnesotans become aware of or able to look at their own history and acknowledge the painful
wounds of ethnocide and genocide right in their own state, they will be inspired to go through a radical
social, political and religious transformation. A peaceful cultural revolution will occur, and Minnesotans
will be changed for the better. And this will help to heal the Dakota Oyate's painful wounds caused by
ethnocide and genocide."
In a Twin Cities Daily Planet article of mine
Healing the Dakota People's Painful
Wounds Of Ethnocide and Genocide
I am an indigenous peoples' rights
activist and I agree with the MSC statement that acknowledged the truth that Minnesota
committed ethnocide and genocide against the Dakota
people. I am advocating that the governor of
Minnesota establish a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to continue and advance the
reconciliation work that the MSC began.
Tim Pawlenty was the Governor of Minnesota when my article Healing the Dakota People's Painful
Wounds Of Ethnocide and Genocide was published. Minnesota now has a new governor. Therefore,
I am now advocating that the
current governor of Minnesota, Mark Dayton, establish a Truth And
to continue and advance, both, the Minnesota Sesquicentennial reconciliation work and the
reconciliation work that the State of Minnesota has so far, in this year of 2012, accomplished
during the Sesquicentennial of the anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota war of 1862.
Support From Minnesota's Christian leaders
When I was working to gain support for the introduction and passage of a
Minnesota Apology Resolution that would apologize for the abuse of Minnesota's indigenous tribal peoples I contacted leaders
of Minnesota Christian churches and organizations to request apologies for their church's or
organization's and Christian religion's ties to the exploitation of Minnesota's Native
In responce to my requests for apologies, I received positive response messages from Chris Leifeld, the Execution Director of the
Minnesota Catholic Conference, Reverend Mark Peters, the Execution Director of the Lutheran
Coalition for Public Policy in Minnesota, Reverend Dr, Gary B. Reierson, the
Execution Director of the Greater Minneapolis and Saint Paul Area Councils of Churches,
Bishop James L. Jelinek, the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota and Bishop
Kinney of Saint Cloud Diocese.
When Christopher Leifeld was the Executive Director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference I
met with him in Anoka, Minnesota, a city located at the confluence of the Wakan/"Rum" and
Mississippi rivers. We talked about my indigenous peoples' rights
activist initiatives. Archbishop Harry Flynn and Bishop John Kinney have sent me letters of support
for my effort to change the derogatory name of the Rum River.
Enviromental Activism On The Wakpa Wakan
In the Dakota language Wakpa Wakan when translated into English means River Spirit
or Spirit River and (as previously stated) it is the sacred Dakota name for the
sacred site/river the European explorers and colonists named "Rum River".
Paul Gorski posted
an article of mine about this topic on his web site Multicultural Pavilion. An excerpt from the article reads:
An American Indian environmental activist wrote an article for the best-selling Minnesota newspaper
(the StarTribune) wherein he advocated the formation of a group of American Indian environmental
activists who would then canoe from the mouth of the "Rum" River to its confluence with the Mississippi River.
And do so, in an effort to change the dominant culture's collective attitude toward rivers in particular and water
in general. The author of this StarTribune article (David Gonzales), envisioned a future "Rum River"
canoe journey wherein a group of American Indian environmental activists would stop along the way and set up
colorful tepees and camps at key environmental locations along the river as "environmental schools" to promote
American Indian environmental awareness.
A Twin Cities Daily Planet article about a Dakota
group's canoe journey down the length of the Wakan Wakpa to reclaim
their tribal legacy and promote the sacredness of the river is titled
A scouting party for the future: canoeing the Wakan Wakpa.
In my article Environmental Activism
I present a piece about Tom Wisner, a nationally
renowned environmentalist who has given his support for, both, the movement to
restore the sacred Dakota name to the river currently named "Rum" and some environmental
activists' plans to help clean up this river. An excerpt from the article
"Tom Wisner, a nationally renowned singer, song writer and environmentalist made the movement to regain
the sacred Dakota name for the badly named 'Rum River' the centerpiece of his 2005 Winter Solstice
radio broadcast, a two hour show that was broadcasted on the internet. Mr. Wisner is known nationally
for his song 'Chesapeake Born'. 'Chesapeake Born' became the title song for the 1986 National Geographic
Special on the Bay region. Wisner's classroom techniques were filmed by Washington-area NBC-TV and other
stations, and he received national, state, and local awards for excellence in teaching. He was given
citations by two governors and was named a major figure in land-conservation work by President Reagan's
Commission on the Out-of-Doors.
In a letter to me Tom Wisner wrote:
"Thanks for including the affirmation for my support of the
Wakan River cause in your recent writings about the Rum River name change! I will continue to think
through and to refine commentary as time goes on! More will be included in this coming cycle of
programs and broadcasts about the Year of the River! I think the idea of a Native American canoe
journey down any river could be beneficial to the political interest to legislate for clean water. I'm not as
sure about the placement of 'Colorful Teepees' as I am sure about the presence of powerful men like Banks
or Means or the native voice like that of Winona La Duke who recently was quoted saying, 'we don't need
sustainable development we need sustainable community". The image of the whole watershed is an important
ecological piece in the story. Thanks for the work you are doing! I believe the work of bringing integrity
to the naming of place, issue and cause is a legitimate part of the work to clarify our place in building
a better world."
Russell Means is an internationally renowned American Indian activist.
The LA times has described him as the most famous American Indian since Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse."
Like Tom Wisner, Means has also given his support for, both, the movement to restore the
sacred Dakota name, Wakan, to the river currently named "Rum", and the environmental
clean up of this river. He wrote:
I hereby support the movement to change the derogatory name of a Minnesota River,
the White Man named Rum River. In my language, "Wakan" is Holy. I support
the effort to return this Minnesota River to its rightful name Holy Water.
Perhaps it will quit being polluted as well.
The Dakota people's Wakan or Wakantonka (Great Spirit)
is not a person. It is everything
that is sacred in the creation. Spirits and gods embody it. Therefore, the word wakan
in the name Wakpa Wakan can be translated to mean "holy", "sacred", "good Spirits", "Spirit"
and the "Great Spirit." Hence, various translation names, such as "Holy River",
"Sacred River", "Spirit River", "River of Good Spirits" and the "Great Spirit River" have
been give to this river.
The Dakota Are Returning To Their Sacred
On the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Dakota war of 1862, an anniverary which is occuring
in this year of 2012, Governor Mark Dayton repudiated Gov. Alexander Ramsey's
angry words about the Dakota in 1862 and declared a day of reconciliation.
Ramsey said: "The
Sioux Indians of Minnesota must be exterminated or driven forever
beyond the borders of
the state." In response to Dayton's repudiation of Ramsey's "angry words" a StarTribune article
quoted a South Dakota man, Corbin Shoots the Enemy, a member of
the Crow Creek
Tribe (an exiled Dakota tribe),
as saying "...WE'RE COMING HOME."
The Dakota who were exiled from Minnesota after the historic 1862 "Dakota Uprising" are returning
to their Minnesota homeland. In a 2012 StarTribune article about this topic there are the words:
"Hundreds of Dakota were in Flandreau, SD, for a ceremony planned
Friday along the Minnesota-South Dakota border to symbolically
welcome back to Minnesota the Dakota who were exiled after the war.
In preperation for the permanent return journey to their Minnesota homeland some Dakota travel from
their out-of-state places of exile to Winona, Minnesota and participate annually in
The Great Dakota Gathering and
Here is a video of mine about the Chairman of the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota
Community, Jim Anderson, and some other Dakota people, taking part in a movement to awaken the people
of the dominate culture to the reality that the Dakota are beginning to return to
their Wakan/"Rum" River Watershed Traditional/Ancestral Homeland to reclaim it
and cleanse it of its dehumanizing injustices still being committed
against the Dakota people.
In preparation for the Dakota people's
full return to their Wakan/"Rum" River Watershed Traditional/Ancestral Homeland, I
in an open letter
to the City Council of Ramsey Minnesota, a city that boarders
on the "Rum River", state that the City of Ramsey should change its dehumanizing and
offensive name to show due respect for the Dakota people.
In my article
The 150th Anniversary of the U.S. Dakota War
" After the Dakota were annexed
from their sacred Mde Wakan (Mille Lacs Lake) homeland and then forced to move to the southern half
of the state, this horrendous traumatic transition brought them into close contact
and consequential cultural-clash conflicts with the white invaders/settlers.
From that point on, survival for the Dakota became a daily struggle. The
'daily struggle' escalated and eventually caused the historic 1862
On the Nebraska Santee Dakota Tribe's web site where is the following statement:
"The Santee's defeat by the Chippewas at the Battle of Kathio in the late 1700s
forced them to move to the southern half of the state which would bring them
into close contact and eventually conflict with the white settlers.
From that point on, survival for the Santee Tribe would become a daily struggle.
On the Lower Sioux Indian Community's web site there is the following statement:
"Long ago, the Mdewakanton Dakota lived around Mille Lacs Lake in central Minnesota.
Around 1750, our ancestors were displaced by another nation, the Anishinnabe, and they
relocated throughout the southern portion of the state. This was not the last time
the Mdewakantons would be forced into a new home. Treaties in 1851 and 1858 resulted
in nearly 7,000 Dakota people being moved onto a narrow reservation along the Minnesota
After the U.S.-Dakota
War of 1862 all of the Dakota were forced from their Minnesota homeland to
live in exile. Only a small group of Dakota families who were deemed non-threatening
were allowed to return. They established four tiny reservations that represent
a small fraction of their former reservation land.
In The Circle article
'Dakota Rising' its author Jon Lurie wrote:
"Wyatt Thomas traveled to Mille Lacs
County from Nebraska where he lives on
a reservation as a member of the Santee Dakota Tribe. Thomas said that
Minnesota, and Ogechie lake in particular, was, to him, 'home'. Thomas was on
a mission to scout his tribe's Minnesota ancestral lands. An
important first step in reintroducing the Santee Dakota to their
original homeland. Thomas is one voice in a growing chorus of
indigenous cultural leaders who agree that the reclamation of
traditional lands is crucial to solving the Dakota mental health
crisis due to the brutality of their historic treatment."
The "Rum River" runs
through Ogechie Lake and this lake is located within the Dakota people's Mille Lacs
Homeland. In a Mille Lacs Messenger letter I wrote:
"I support the effort to restore Ogechie Lake. I am working to influence the U.S.
government and the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe to give Ogechie Lake back to
the Dakota Indians in a restored condition."
In the article Dakota Rising Jon Lurie quoted Wyatt Thomas:
"When I go home to Santee," Thomas says, "I will tell the
everything we seek for healing...the herbs, the medicines and the stones are
still there in Minnesota, and we must return to them. I will tell them
to remember that all of Minnesota is Dakota land. Even though they took
it from us, one day we will have it back. One day it will be ours again,
when the time is right."
I created and administer the Facebook group Regaining the Dakota Oyate's Mille Lacs Homeland
. It has twenty seven members. Wyatt Thomas is a member of this group.
The Mille Lacs Messenger has published several of my letters
my campaign to help the Dakota Oyate regain their sacred Mille Lacs traditional/ancestral
homeland and independent sovereign nation status and rights. In one of the letters
"The Mdewakanton Dakota people are coming back to
reclaim their sacred Mille Lacs
homeland and I am preparing the way for them to return and reclaim it. They're
coming to reclaim their sacred land, lake, river headwaters and full
independent sovereign nation status and rights."
Four on-line articles that are related to
the contents of the above quote were given the following titles,
The importance of Mille
Lacs Lake in the history and culture of the Dakota people
,Reclaiming Minnesota..Mini Sota Makoce,
the Dakota homeland,
Dakota rights activist initiatives, and
Dakota Land and Tradition.
On the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community's web site my videos of the Dakota people's
Mille Lacs Lake (Mde Wakan) traditional homeland and other areas of the Wakan/"Rum" River
Watershed are displayed. Along with the videos there is written
information displayed. A video picture and an excerpt
of some of the "written information" is presented below.
(1.) The mouth of the Wakan/"Rum" River.
This sacred Dakota river flows out of Wakan/"Mille Lacs"
Lake. The Dakota call this river by the sacred name for
their lake [Wakan], which translated means Spirit or
Great Spirit. The Dakota had a village located at this
sacred site. Around the year 1750 French "settlers"/invaders
tricked a newly arrived band of Ojibwe to violently
forced the Dakota from this sacred site of theirs. However,
the Dakota are beginning to return to reclaim this sacred
site. The Dakota name for the sacred land surrounding the
mouth of this river is Mdo-te-mini-wakan, pronounced
Bdoh-Tay-Mni-Wah kahn, and translated as
Mouth (of river) + Water + Spirit.
On the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' web site there are
pages that display videos and written historical information
Wakan/"Rum" River Watershed. An excerpt of the "historical information" reveals how
French/European colonizers used a trickery tactic to indirectly kill and drive the Dakota from
their homelands, it reads:
"Early White/Indian intervention played an important role in the
settlement of the area by white men. The French, instigated
fights between the Ojibwe and Dakota so as to ally themselves
with the Ojibwe."
An article of mine about indigenous peoples regaining their sacred
ancestral homelands is displayed on NewsForNatives.com. Its title is Regaining the
Mdewakanton's Mille Lacs ancestral homeland.
An excerpt from this article reads
"The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe oral tradition tells that, by the end of the 1760s Kathio battle, their
ancestors had violently forced the Dakota from their Mille Lacs area homeland; and that that is how they took
possession of the Mille Lacs area land that they now live on. However, because they were indigenous red
pagans they didn't own the land that they, with the help of the Europeans, took from the Dakota people. And
these indigenous red Ojibwe pagans, to this present-day, do not own the land that they are now living on,
its U.S.A federal land. The indigenous people of the Americas, still, do not have a papal granted moral right
to own land. The papal bull Inter Caetera has not yet been revoked. I am working to rectify this injustice.
At least a part of the Dakota people's original Mille Lacs area homeland should be give back to
Promoting Kinship Tribalism
During the 1984 Mr. & Mrs. I. C. Rainbow family reunion my uncle Don Rainbow addressed
the seventeen families gathered at that Rainbow family reunion and said: "A Rainbow is a sign of God's
salvation plan and I believe that we may be used to glorify God more than any other family in the
world." He made this very grandiose statement after I spoke to him about my vision of our family coming
together in kinship tribalism in order to promote the tribal way and to also promote my countercultural,
worldview around the word wahkon, globalization mission.
Five articles of mine that promote tribal values are titled,
A Mission to Retribalize the World Regaining traditional tribal values
and ancestral homelands Regaining traditional tribal values
and ancestral homelands, Creating a new U.S.A culture based on tribal values
, The Tribalization of Industrial Civilization
The Retribalization of the World.
My Anti-alcohol Stance And Campaign To Bring
The following several paragraphs are about my anti-alcohol [bring back prohibition] stance and campaign
associated with the Rum River name-change movement.
In the book Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origins and Historic Significances, a book written by
Warren Upham and published by the Minnesota Historical Society, there is a statement by
Upham that indicates that he believed that the Rum River name is incompatible
with its sacred "Sioux" name Wakan, because, as he stated,
"rum brought misery and ruin...to many of
During Prohibition there was a national movement to change the name of the "Rum River"
by those who saw the addictive and harmful nature of rum upon society. I believe
that their movement was a good movement. Their reason for initiating the movement
is also one of the reasons why I initiated and am spearheading the movement to
change the name of the "Rum River".
I received a supportive call from Gene Amondson, the 2008
for the National Prohibition Party. We spoke about the work we are doing to bring back
Prohibition as well as establish dry states, counties and cities, etc.. Amondson is an
international speaker and he has been on the John Stewart Daily Show once and on the
Oprah Winfrey show twice. He asked me to keep him updated on the progress of my mission to bring
Also, Rita Kaye Wert, the National President of the Woman's Christian
Temperance Union, contacted me and gave her support for the "good work" that
I am doing to change the name of the Rum River and bring back Prohibition.
The chairman of Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community, Jim Anderson, wrote
his community's letter of support for the effort to
restore the sacred Dakota name, Wakan to the river currently name "Rum".
A part of the letter reads:
I believe that renaming the river "Wakpa Wakan" or "Spirit River" is a great stride in mending the circle
that we share with all four colors of man. We, as Dakotas, are very happy that there are people out there
that are trying to understand that by using names like "rum" and "devil" to label sacred sites and
places is degrading to our children, our elders and also to our ancestors. These places were already
named in our language by our people because of their special meaning. When we have to tell our
children why these places have been named after a poison or the worst words in their language. It is
demoralizing to us to have to explain why a place is named after the same things that helped to steal
our land and language. To have to be reminded of the cultural genocide that has been perpetrated
on all Indian people. So, in changing the name back to the Dakota language, it will help in the healing
process that our people continue to deal with.
In a StarTribune newspaper article Jim Anderson is quoted as saying:
derogatory term. Naming a sacred river after what they were binging up to our people
is wrong. We're in favor of the name change.
LeMoine LaPointe, director of the Healthy Nations Program at the Minneapolis
American Indian Center is quoted in an Isanti County newspaper as saying:
important to the health of Native American people that the river be called by its
original name. Rum is a pollutant, a destructive chemical. It's not a poison river,
it's a holy river.
I believe the restoration of the river's original name would help uplift the Native community, which
has been historically plagued by alcohol usage. When Europeans came to the Americas, the homelands of
nearly 100,000,000 indigenous people, they brought rum and other alcoholic beverages with them. At
the time, the Natives had no cultural controls in place for their usage. Hence, because of alcohol
abuse, things moved into degradation and multitudes of premature deaths. And this situation was made
even worse by the "settlers"/invaders' frequent use
of alcohol in ruthless genocidal attacks, alcohol was given
to the Natives in order to kill, subdue, or cheat them.
I believe that by drawing attention to the Rum River Name-Change Movement "white guilt"
will increase, because of a heightened awareness of the catastrophic consequences
caused by white "settlers" introducing and selling alcohol to Native Americans;
and that this increase of "white guilt" will, in a lot of ways, cause the
people of the dominant culture to offer all Native Americans their long
over due restitution justice. Especially when it comes to making amends
to help Native Americans to free themselves from the plague of alcoholism. This terrible plague
is a 15th century instigated ethnic-cleansing and Christian empire-building plague and it is
currently a very destructive part of the United States', Vatican promoted, on-going
genocide of this lands indigenous peoples.
A web page of mine that presents more information about this topic is titled
My anti-alcohol stance and campaign to bring back prohibition. Two
articles of mine about this topic are titled Solving The Alcohol Abuse Epidemic
was used to commit atrocities against indigenous peoples
I web page of mine that displays four letters to the editor of mine about
my proposal to criminalize the selling of alcohol beverages near sacred
Native American sites, including the Wakan Wakpa ("Rum River") is
Alcohol Near Sacred Native Sites.
My Anti-gambling Stance And Campaign To End Legalized Gambling
An article of mine about my opposition to tribal casino and bingo hall gambling is titled
Opposed to tribal gambling and derogatory
geographical site names. A excerpt from
the article reads:
In a radio broadcast that can be downloaded and listened to at
Waziyatawin (Angela Wilson), a leading Minnesota Dakota/Native activist, talks about
Minnesota's Dakota tribes with casinos as being "gaming" tribes that have an invested interest in their
casinos and that the tribal council members of these tribes are more interested in,
both (1.) the money they make from their tribe's casino businesses, and (2.) the respect
they get from prominent leaders of the dominate culture, who like
them because they are prominent tribal leaders - than they are
about regaining and preserving
their people's good traditional values and liberating themselves and their tribes from
the earth and health destroying dominate culture.
Waziyatawin also told the Dakota tribes with casinos "you can not be spiritual and have casinos."
Tom Grey is the executive director of the National
Coalition Against Legalized Gambling and head of the national religious community's
anti-gambling Washington office. During a telephone conversation with Mr. Grey, he told me
that he supports my work to put an end to legalized gambling. He also told me
that when he comes to Minnesota he will meet with me.
During a telephone conversation with Tom Grey I listened to him read a statement published in
a New York Daily News
. It was an anti-casino statement by Irving Powless Jr., a chief of the
Onondaga Nation. His statement reads:
"We won't put a casino here in Onondaga. It's an addictive detriment to the community,
and the surrounding community. People lose
their houses, jobs and families because of casinos. We won't base our economic
development on such an (enterprise)."
In the same article, Gewas Schindler, a grandson of Chief Irving
Powless Jr. is quoted as saying:
as you put up a casino, people want to go there
and make money, and all they care about is money. It's almost a complete mind-changer. You put it up and it
begins to destroy your traditions."
In a Twin Cities Daily Planet article of mine, titled
Healing the Dakota People's Painful Wounds Of Ethnocide and Genocide
there are a couple of paragraphs about this topic. They read:
I believe that a peaceful cultural revolution will soon occur
and that non-Native Minnesotans will, by showing appropriate
respect for Native people, be changed for the better. I also
believe that current Minnesota Dakota Natives as well as the
exiled from Minnesota Dakota Oyate will return to their
sacred traditional Minnesota homelands and reclaim/regain
them and that they will also be changed for the better.
I believe that indigenous people's biggest battle is with
addictions associated with alcohol, tobacco, drug and gambling
abuse...etc., and that most of Minnesota's tribes are caught
up in that which promotes the use and abuse of addictive
products, casino gambling businesses and sale of alcohol
and tobacco products. Alcohol, tobacco and drug abuse as
well as violent behavior, gangs, etc. are rampant amongst
Minnesota's indigenous people. Therefore, I am requesting
that they break away from this way of life and get back
to their good traditional values. In respect to Minnesota's
Mdewakanton Dakota Oyate, I have, by way of a letter,
requested that they return to their Lake Mille Lacs area
traditional homeland and reclaim it. I have been preparing the way for this to
occur and it is now time for this peaceful revolutionary
change to take place.
I believe that the casino-operating Dakota tribes will soon get rid of their casinos and
return to their good traditional values within their sacred traditional/ancestral homelands, and
that when they do, a related "peaceful revolutionary change" will occur...my countercultural
mission (or role) to establish a popular expression of the tribal culture's influenced
New Age globalization movement will become manifest to the multitudes. I also believe that soon-after this occurs I will become the leader
of the New Age Movement, and then quickly usher in the New Age
and New World Order.
My countercultural New Age globalization mission
counters the American expression of
globalization, by which economies of countries around the world are often coercively
lead by U.S. money and intimidating military might toward an orientation to a global market
that is controlled by multinational and global financial institutions. These institutions
favor U.S. economic prosperity and also promote the U.S.-Christian supported,
Zionist-United Nations agenda. The U.S. globalization movement is promoted by the American Christian
political ethic as it seek to establish "God's kingdom" -
made in the U.S.A - all over the world. It is largely a Christian-delusional and
brutal empire-building movement to gain total world domination.
When the international orgainization that persecutes the indigenous
Palistinian people, the Zionist-United Nations, and its predecessor League of Nations
were founded, the entire continent of Africa and much of Asia as well as Latin America and others were under
barbarous colonialism, inhuman and genocidal occupation, and the indigenous peoples of these lands had no say or any
input in neither its founding nor the formulation of its Charter, etc. It was
only founded to serve the interests and excesses of its founders, the
colonialist, imperialist, and arrogant hegemonic powers. And that is why
it should now be restructured by Humankind in general.
The root of the problem associated with
this current corrupt world order is the United Nations' acceptance and promotion of the 15th century,
Doctrine of Christian Discovery, principle. The World Council of Church recently renounced
the Doctrine. The
UN should now also renounce the Doctrine. After renouncing the Doctrine the UN should then
establish a new age and new world order in which the human rights of all peoples are respected,
including all of the indigenous peoples' human rights.
The American globalization movement promotes an economic and cultural process that is
creating a monoculture - a global culture ruled by the rich and powerful. It destroys
the earth's life supporting eco-systems and radically
exploits third world nations. It steals their natural resources and
makes their masses of poor people wage slaves who work for
From the perspective of the poor and indigenous peoples the United Nations promoted-American
globalization movement, an indigenous peoples persecuting Zionist movement, is just another variety of
colonialism and imperialism
this greedy and corrupt expression of globalization we need to rediscover the
indigenous peoples concept of kinship community and ecological
awareness, and then promote those important concepts...and do so,
by promoting the counterculture's tribal cultures' influenced-New Age
globalization movement. A movement that will ultimately go forth
victoriously and establish a new age and new world order in which justice dwells and peace,
love and unity reign triumphantly.
A blog post about an on-line booklet that is the antithesis of this article and my mission
is titled Tribal
People In The New Age.