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Our voices will be heard Saturday

Published: Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 11:40 a.m. CDT

“Voices” will be heard Saturday. Throughout the day, “Idle No More” will have special meaning for American Indians.

Every treaty we have had has been broken, and no compromise can be heard or made — does this sound familiar? We served in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and so on. We did not get the right to vote until 1945, or declared “human beings” until 1952.

Yet land taken out form underneath us was declared ours by treaty in the 1800s. Silent no more and voices we have. Enough is enough!

I bet no one knows what Wounded Knee was about. Both!

We were not allowed guns or rifles to get food for our people — sound familiar? Soldiers were selling our rations for profit — why feed us, we were nothing, invisible, to them.

We are human, with a lot to offer, if given the chance. We have beautiful ceremonies and are preserving Mother Earth and Father Sky. We need the chance to show others how we can work wonders with others.

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