Our belief was that one does not sell the land upon which the
people walk, for it is too sacred. Today this difference in beliefs
regarding land and the human treatment of the land remains a key
stumbling block to our two peoples being able to understand and relate
to one another as equals.
Regrettably, it was our people who began to slowly relent and give
in to the forced ways of our oppressors. Thus began our long and
torturous spiral journey downward to where we find ourselves today -
subjugated, oppressed, regulated, incarcerated and with very few of
our people still following and living the Traditional Teachings of the
Ancestors. It should be a simple matter for our people to return
to our Traditional Teachings and to begin once again to honor,
nurture, respect and protect the Great Mother and to once again
fulfill our responsibilities as the caretakers of the Great Mother.
Our return to the Traditional Teachings of the Ancestors is our
healing path - the healing path of our families, clans, relationships
and our people. Certainly there is nothing that our oppressors can
offer to us for our survival. It is, after all, their "moonbuying"
madness that has created the problem that our people find ourselves in
As for the "moonbuyers", their culture will only continue
to spiral out of control, downward until they stop harming,
destroying, disrespecting and killing the Great Mother. Their
continued path toward self-destruction, which manifests itself within
their society with all of the disorder, will only continue to get worse. It cannot help but
do so because of their misguided belief that humans can and should
sell and buy parcels of the Great Mother.
Bear in mind that the beliefs and values of our people have guided
our people for thousands of generations and have helped to preserve,
nurture and protect the Great Mother for thousands of generations.
These beliefs are as valid and legitimate as that of any other
peoples. It was these beliefs and values that produced, maintained and
guaranteed the paradise that was our homeland. Look what happened to
our homeland under a different belief system.