Grass Roots Oyate
January 16, 2000
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GRASS ROOTS OGLALA LAKOTA OYATE
RED CLOUD BUILDING, PINE RIDGE AGENCY, SOUTH DAKOTA:
colors shown amongst Grass Roots Oyate towards the cause!
On January 16, 2001; the
anniversary of the peaceful take-over of the former Red Cloud Building, a group
of the Grass Roots General Council leave to meet with the newly elected Tribal
President, John Yellow Bird/Steele at Billy Mills Hall concerning the building.
Upon their arrival, on KILI radio was former media coordinator for the
Grass Roots Oyate, Dale Looks Twice, now a highly paid Tribal employee with
others like him speaking against the Grass Roots General Council.
As the insolence continues
towards the Grass Roots General Council, they respectfully walk out of the
meeting while the group of original seven whom Dale refers to, act with total
vengeance towards the Oyate as they now fitfully graze with IRA Government
officials. This is another classic example to the Oyate who listened to KILI
that nothing has changed with the new IRA election except the names and faces.
As the Grass Roots General
Council enter the former Tribal Chambers where the alter holds the sacred
Cannupa used earlier to pray with for courage, many sit silent and numb from
what had just been witnessed. As
many of those sit and contemplate on what had just happened and what to do next,
one thing was clear to the Grass Roots General Council, that there cannot be any
negotiations with the newly elected IRA officials.
Another thing was also clear
to the Grass Roots General Council, that those former supporters of the Grass
Roots Movement who now sit as paid Tribal employees shall be treated as such.
Names like Dale Looks Twice, Eileen Janis, Floyd and Natalie Hand, Oliver Red
Cloud have now been stricken from any further connection or media contact to the
GRASS ROOTS OGLALA LAKOTA OYATE!
ROOTS OGLALA LAKOTA OYATE
OCCUPATION OF THE FORMER TRIBAL BUILDING CONTINUES WHILE SEVERAL GRASS ROOTS
OYATE NOW GRAZE ON THE SIDE OF THE OPPRESSORS!
a scheduled meeting between the Grass Roots Oglala Lakota Oyate and General
Council and the IRA tribal council, shrewd attempts by several former supporters
of the Grass Roots Movement were made to return the tribal administration
building back to the newly elected tribal council.
Members of the Grass Roots Oglala Lakota Oyate General Council suppressed
the attempt by returning to the former Red Cloud Building.
In spite of false statements made by Dale Looks Twice over KILI radio of
assault rifles in the building, Grass Roots Oyate remember not to long ago when
he was using the same intimidation tactics with the last tribal administration
members of the Grass Roots Oyate, who we have observed to have no respect for
themselves let alone the Sacred Canunpa, genuinely hurt elders.
Mrs. Marie Randall stated, "We
went to pray with them and talk and we get treated as though this past year
being here, holding the building, and praying was nothing!
Our hearts and feelings were hurt. We
returned here and had a Pipe Ceremony just for what happened at the Billy Mills
Grass Roots General Council will continue to stand on their Sovereign rights
under the original 1868 Ft. Laramie Treaty; to use the building as an Embassy
for all bands of the Tetuwan Nations in their plight to be heard within the
World Court level. It is obvious to
many that we can no longer wait for the change in the IRA system and that we
must move forward, together, now.
Grass Roots Oyate members Floyd and Natalie Hand, Oliver Red Cloud, Dale
(including his so-called "original seven") who were involved with the
take-over, as of now have been officially warranted as of having no affiliation
to the GRASS ROOTS OGLALA LAKOTA OYATE! (For names of those original seven, you
may contact Dale.)
Grass Roots Oglala Lakota Oyate will continue to move forward with their goal of
establishing the Embassy of the Tetuwan Nation; input from the other bands in
this endeavor will be appreciated. The
building will be re-named and a dedication ceremony will be held at a future
date to be announced for all to attend.
thank everyone for their continued support.
For further information, please contact Wallace Little, Jr. or any Tokala
at 605-867-5821. Email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
and icq # is 75999256; email and icq are checked daily.
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