Indian Country Today E-Weekly Newsletter - June 06, 2018

E-Weekly Newsletter - June 06, 2018 - A new ICT, Deb Haaland wins primary, Two Spirit Nation rejects Supreme Court

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No. 1-3
Mary Alice
Mary Alice

Sir, SnowFoxWalkingShaw, I have some feathers that are said to be eagle feathers. I was going to make a prayer fan but I think this would be more important. If you can give your address to the paper's editor I will mail them to you so you can see if they really are eagle feathers.

Mary Alice
Mary Alice

Some people have lost their inborn knowledge about teaching the next generation how to live with the human community around them. We were proud to be known as a group that was good sportsmen. We did not even boo at bad calls.

SNOWFOXWALKINGSHAW
SNOWFOXWALKINGSHAW

WELL FOR ONE THING OUR BOY'S ARE BIGGER CAUSE THEY SERVE CREATOR AND WALK ON MOTHER WITH RESPECT TAUGHT BY OUR COACH'S ,BEST THING TO TELL OUR BOY IS STICKS AND STONES WILL BREAK BONES BUT NAMES WILL NEVER HURT US AND LET THEM KNOW THEY HAVE A BIG STICK TO USE IN THE GAME THAT REPRESENTS SPORTSMANSHIP..YOU HAVE TO PREPARE THEM PSYCHOLOGICAL FOR HATEFUL RACIAL REMARKS AS THEY EVEN HERE FROM OTHER ADULTS ON THE OPPOSITE TEAM ,WHICH IS UNAMERICAN AND NOT SPORTSMAN LIKE YOU CANT JUST WARN THEM YOU HAVE TO REALLY PSYC THEM IN ON IT ,TILL IT DON'T HURT ,HAVE A PRAYER CIRCLE BEFORE THE GAME SAGE THE CIRCLE WE ARE NATIVE AMERICANS OUR HERITAGE IS ABOUT SERVING AND PRAYING FOR OUR ENEMIES DO THE NATIVE COMMANDMENTS ARE ANY OF THE BOYS CHRISTIAN INDIANS TEACH THEM THAT PRAYER IS POWER AND NOT LOUD RACIAL REMARKS TEACH THEM TO BE NATIVE WARRIORS AND CREATOR IS WITHIN THEM AND THEY HAVE TO WORK HARD TO WIN THEIR FEATHERS . I WAS MY SON'S COACH IN BASEBALL HARD BALL AT THAT, FIRST WOMEN COACH IN VENTURA CA ,LONG TIME AGO MADE ALOT OF BOYS RUN ROUNDS ON THE FIELD HERD A LOT OF RACIAL DIRTY REMARKS , MY BOYS CAME IN FIRST PLACE , MY SON WAS 8 WHEN HE FIRST STARTED PITCHING ,I HAD HIM PITCH THE HARD BALL AT THE PILLOW TIED AROUND MY BELLY AS I SAT ON A CHAIR AFTER MY OPERATION BECAUSE THE COACH WAS TO BUSY TO HELP HIM PRACTICE MY SON WAS VERY DARK AND VERY HANDSOME .HE PITCHED AN ALL OUT GAME WOW THIS LITTLE INDIAN HE WAS ON FIRE FOR THE GAME THEY CALLED HIM NAMES ALL RIGHT IT WAS WORSE BACK THEN THAN NOW ,THEY WOULD YELL WHAT IS HE ,HE HAS CURLY HAIR BUT HE'S NOT BLACK HE,'S LIKE DARK CHOCOLATE HAHAHA BOTH SIDES WOULD START .MY SON I WAS VERY PROUD OF HE WOULD YELL I'LL PRAY FOR ,WE LIVED I N THE PROJECTS ALSO I BEING A SINGLE MOTHER OF 4 WONDERFUL KIDS ,AND BEING PHYSICAL DISABLED WITH DEGENERITIVE JOINT DISC DISEASE I HAD BOY GIRL BOY GIRL ,WHAT A TEAM WE WERE I PUT THEM IN SPORTS ANY SPORT I COULD LOOKS LIKE FOOTBALL WAS THE WINNER HIM GROWING UPV WITH HIS BIG BROTHER HE BECAME A WINNER AS TO HAVE MY ELDEST SON MICHAEL STRONG FOREST FOUR WINDS VALLEY TO HAVE AS A ROLE MODEL. WHAT A LINEBACKER MY FOUR WINDS WAS A FULL BACK HALF BACK WHAT A ROLE MODEL HE WAS BECAME A CAPT IN THE V.C.F.D. JUST RETIRED LAST YEAR WITH A BACK THAT SCREAMED PAIN AS HIS FEET DID ,AT 56.HIS YOUNGER BROTHER QUARTER BACK RUNNING BACK NAME IT ,THERE SISTER'S CHEER LEADERS AND ALL STEPHEN PATRICK FIRE HORSE ESKIMOLIAN VALLEY LIVED ON THE CHUMASH RESERVATION FOR A WHILE DANCED FANCY DANCE DRUMMED AND PAINTED THE POW WOW DRUM FOR HIS SPIRITUAL FATHER PETE CROW HEART ZAVALA PETE NAMED HIM FIRE HORSE AS HE RAN LIKE THE WIND AND THAT WAS A BIBLE NAME AS THE ANGLE ROAD THE FIRE HORSE ,I NAMED HIM ESKIMOLIAN CAUSE HE LIKED THE COLD WHEN WE WENT CAMPING UP AT WHEELERS GORGE IN VENTURA COUNTY CA VALLEY WAS HIS DADS LAST NAME ..1978-79 I WAS AWARDED MY SSI MONEY AND I MOVED MY FAMILY TO OAK VIEW RIVER BOTTOM I MET PETE ZAVALA THROUGH INDIAN EDUCATION VENTURA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT WAS SO MUCH FUN FOR MY FAMILY TO BE FRIEND'S WITH PETE'S FAMILY OF KIDS HIS WIFE WAS CHUMASH PETE APATCHE ME MY TRIBE OF 4 OSAGE KICKAPOO /WHITE IRISH SITTER'S .FLOYE BELLAR THE DIRECTOR INDIAN ED VENTURA COUNTY.WITH THE SSI MONEY I DEVELOPED A MINI FARM/RANCH /FAMILY HOME ON THE OAK VIEW RIVER BOTTOM BOUGHT A STALLION FOR $350.00 LEASED A MARE .I WAS A VOLUNTEER FOR LT RICHARD CLACK GAME WARDEN I HAD WILDLIFE I REHABED GREATHORN OWLS AND HAWKS OF ALL KINDS .I HAD A WONDERFUL ACRAGE OF VEG/GARDEN WE LIVED IN A THREE BEDROOM 4PLEX THE LANDLORD WENT FOR MY PLANS TO DO ALL OF THIS BEFORE I MOVED MY FAMILY IN THE APT HE PAID THE WATER I PUT IN WATER PIPES AS TO RENT AN ACRAGE TO PUT THE HORSE'S IN WOW I WAS IN HEAVEN AS I ADVERTIZED IN THE STAR PAPER ABOUT ME WANTING TO START A PLACE FOR NATIVE AMERICAN KIDS FIRST OFFENDERS ,AND I HAD SO MANY PEOPLE THAT WANTED TO HELP ME I THOUGHT ABOUT MY OWN KIDS BUT THEY SAID OH MOM HOW GREAT WE CAN HELP AS TO I HAD WENT TO A PROGRAM IN MOREPARK WILDLIFE TO STUDY TO BE A WILDLIFE PSYCHOLOGIST , AS MY BACK WAS SO BAD I EARNED MY BADGE AND BECAME A ASSISTANT TO WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AND I WAS VERY HAPPY AND WAS READY FOR A NEW FUTURE WITH MY KIDS AND WILDLIFE .BUT SOON IT ALL BECAME A NIGHTMARE THE HELLS ANGELS WOULD BEAT MY HORSE'S AND CUT THE FENCE WIRE'S DOWN LET ALL MY ANIMALS OUT AS I DID NOT GO OUT WITH THEM .THY THREATEN MY GIRLS BY TELLING ME THEY WOULD GO OUT WITH THEM THEY ROAD THE BIKE'S ON MY PORCH AND SLAPPED ME ON THE BUTTOCKS IN FRONT OF MY KIDS WELL THAT WANTED MY KIDS TO GO GET THE FOOTBALL TEAM IN THATS WHAT THEY DID THEY WERE ALL 16 17 NOW BY THIS TIME AND SLEPT IN THE FIELD WITH MY ABUSED HORSE'S .WE HAD CALLED THE SHERIFFS BUT YOU KNOW HOW IT ENDED WITH HELLS ANGELS KNOWING THEM ONE DAY I WENT TO THE STORE IN VENTURA ABOUT 30 MILES AWAY FROM OUR HOME WHEN I GOT HOME I HERD NOTHING BUT MY DAUGHTER SCREAMS I RAN TO THE HOUSE MY ELDEST SON MICHAEL WAS WITH ME I TOLD HIM GET MY 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN I RAN TO THE BACK YARD WILDLIFE HABITAT AND THETOR HELLS ANGLES PITBULL HAD CHEWED OF MY TORTAS RIGHT LEG AND WAS OVER ON HIS BACK MY GOAT WAS ALMOST DEAD FROM BLEEDING TO DEATH THE PITBULL HAD MY YOUNGEST DAUGHTER PINNED BEHIND MY WASHER WITH HER KITTEN HE HA CHEWED OFF THE 2 FRONT LEGS AND IT WAS SCREAMING WITH HER SO I HAD TO CRUSH THE KITTENS SKULL AND MY DAUGHTER WOULD NOT TURN LOSE OF IT SHE WAS COVERED WITH BLOOD SO I REACHED BEHIND THE WASHER AND CRABED HER HAIR AND TWISTED IT AND SHE LET GO OF THE KITTEN AND I THREW HER BY HER HAIR ACROSS TO THE BACK DOOR SHE WAS CRUSHED TO SEE HERE THAT ALL HAPPEN AND SAID WHY MOM WHY DID YOU KILL THE KITTEN SHE WAS IN DENIAL OF COURSE ,AND WANTED TO KILL THE MEN I AIMED AT THE PITBULL BUT I HAD NO BULLETS IN THE SHOT GUN AND TOLD MICHAEL TO GO GETMY BULLETS THE MEN LAUGHED LITTLE DID THEY KNOW I WAS A MARKSMAN ONE SHOT AND ITS OVER SO I CRABED THE UTILITY BROOM THAT HAD A THICK HANDLE AND BROKE IT OVER THE PIT BULLS HEAD DID NOT FASE HIM AT ALL THE NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOOR CALLED POLICE THE HELLS ANGELS CALLED THE PIT BULL TATOO AND THE PIT JUMPED BACK OVER THE FENCE ,ALL MY WILDLIFE BIRDS WERE DEAD ALL THE MALLARDS MY BACK YARD WILDLIFE HABITAT WAS DESTROYED THE MEN WENT TO PRISON THE PIT WENT TO HELL WAS PUT TO SLEEP MY HOME 1979 ALONG WITH IT ALL WAQS GONE THE .A SAID I NEEDED TO LEAVE THAT AREA I DID BUT THEY FOUND MY SHOT MY HORSE NICKED HIS BACK LEG THEY WERE FOUND PUT INTO PRISON CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT MURDER .WELL MY KIDS AND I WENT ON BUT I HAD TO HAVE ANOTHER OPERATION .MY KIS GOT OLDER MOVED ON I MOVED TO SANTA BARBARA WENT AND VOLUNTEERED FOR MANY REHAB WILDLIFE PLACES .MY STEPHEN FIRE HORSE FELL OFF A ROOF AS TO PUT ON A NEW ROOF BROKE HIS BACK LEG HIP AND HIS HEAD BRAIN COMPRESSION FRACKTURES GAVE HIM UNBALANCED PROBLEMS SO I SAID IN 2000 YOUR GOING TO STAY HOME NOW ,WE HAD A GRAND TIME HE PLANTED OUR GARDENS EVERY YEAR I COULD NOT HAVE HAD A BETTER LIFE FT OR BETTER FINANCIAL PARTNER WE PUT OUR SSI MONEY INTO ACTION AND WOULD GO CAMPING AND POW WOW AND WE LIVED HAPPY EVER AFTER UNTILL STEPHEN WOULD NOT WANT TO TAKE HIS HYPERTENION MEDICATION HE WANTED TO MOVE FROM THIS HOUSE THAT MY SON IN LAW BOUGHT FOR US TO RENT FROM THEM FROM MY DAUGHTER KIMBERLY SEPTEMBER WINDS, IN THE 55 PLUS COMMUNITY IN OREGON ,WE MOVED FROM SANTA BARBARA MOUNTAIN S WE LOVED IT THERE WE LIVED IN A 35 FTER KITCHEN AND ALL SO HAPPY BUT A WAY FROM ALL 50 MILES ONE WAY FROM A DOCTOR CLINIC AT THE RES CHUMASH RES AND I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A GOOD THING FOR US TO MOVE FROM THE MOUNTAINS AS I WAS GETING OLDER AND NEEDED OPERATION SO WE LEFT TO OREGON A HOUSE IN 55 PLUS I WAS VERY UNHAPPY BUT ID NOT LET ON HOPING I COULD WORK ON GETTING US ANOTHER COUNTRY SPOT ,STEPHEN GOT SO UNHAPPY STOPED MAKING JEWLERY OR ANYTHING STOPED TAKING HIS MEDS FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE THE DOCTOR TOLD HIM NOT IF YOU HAVE A MASIVE STROKE BUT IT'S WHEN I PLEADED WITH HIM HE SAID I WANT GOD CREATOR TO DO SOMETHING ,HE REALLY DISLIKED IT HERE BUT I COULD NOT FIND ANYTHING I TOOK HIM ALAROUND AND BEGGED HIM TO PLEASE TAKE HIS MEDS HE SAID I WANT CREATOR TO DO SOMETHING HE LOVED OUR CHURCH AND ALL ON 5/8/17 OUR LORD TOOK FIRE HORSE HOME TO BE WITH HIM IN HIS SLEEP ,I HAD MADE HOME APPOINTMENTS FOR HIM BUT PEOPLE CALLED ME AND SAID HE DID NOT ANSWER HIS PHONE OR OUR DOOR ,MY DAUGHTER TOOK ME TO GET MY GLASS'S IN MEDFORD I TOLD HER BETTER GO HOME SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT WE GOT HOME SHE WENT INTO HIS BEDROOM CAME OUT SAID MOM HE'S JUST LAYING THEREACROSS HIS BED I SAID NO I WENT IN AND KNEW HE WAS GONE BRAIN DEAD I POUNDED ON HIS CHEST YELLED WAKE UP STEPHEN BUT NO HE HAD EARLYER LOST HIS STOMACH FOOD SO I SAID CALL 911 SHE YELLED OH NO I SAID GET ME A LARGE WHITE TOWL TO BATH HIM I I DID JUST WHAT HE WANTED ME TO DO TELL ALL GOD DID SOMETHING ITS BEEN A HARD YEAR FOR ME HAS TO HIS PASSING I O HAVE HIS REMAINS WITH ME .WRAPPED IN HIS RABBIT FUR WITH HIS PRAYER BAGS FEATHERS FROM MY CHEST I HAVE A FRIEND AUTUANY THAT IS MAKING HIS STAFF I WANT TO HAVE A MEMORIAL FOR HIM AS TO HIS YEAR PASSING I DONT HAVE PROPER EGALE FEATHERS FOR HIM AND I WANT GOD TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT MY SON WAS AWESOME LAW BIDING CITEZEN , AND I WANT TO INVITE INDIAN COUNTRY TO HIS MEMORIAL I WANT TO TRY AND HAVE A CAMP OUT WITH HORSES ME CARRY HIS REMAINES AND STAFF ITS MADE OUT OF MANSANITA AND I 'AM ASKING VOLUNTEERS TO COME FORWARD TO HELP ME WITH FEATHERS TO HANG ON HIS STAFF I CAN FAX YOU WONDERFUL LETTERS AND TO HELP ME GIVE HIM A NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN MEMORIAL PLEASE CONTACT ME THANK YOU AHO

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