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  •  It was a direct quote from here, (3+ / 0-)
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    capelza, dewley notid, Tyto Alba

    that I wrote this week, notice the date it was posted.

    Head of BIA Apologized for Genocide (2000)
    by Winter Rabbit [Subscribe] Wed Feb 25, 2009 at 04:40:41 PM PST

    I already answered you below somewhere.

    That doesn't change the fact that you have yet to say something about the content of the diary, that the other side of the story needs to be told. Like, in Native American Studies programs in Oklahoma, the truth about the Washita Massacre isn't taught. Furthermore, I'd expect better behavior from a scholar like yourself. I talk to several online, and they stick to facts sure enough, and would never resort to some of the things I've read from you, the false accusations of racism, and "stick to your flute and incense."

    You don't admit this is ongoing genocide and only seek to discredit. The error I made above I had already written about and should have double checked, been doing this for 7 hours now.

    I will say, that you're either in that field helping or harming of your position or future position.

    You have a responsibility to tell the truth, the whole truth,and you'll never get it teaching others with the attitudes I've seen you display.

    What if you told your professors to "stick to their flute and incense?" That reveals ignorance in itself.

    Some tribes, less so than I'm aware of, use the flute for ceremonial reasons. I have yet to find one instance I could point to specifically. I'd like to see it not in the abstract. Most I've read, such as the Cherokee and the Cheyenne, used it for courting and obviously more so for personal expression now days.

    I don't use incense, I use sage, cedar, and sweetgrass. If you're going to make a derogatory statement about about my spiritual practices, at least don't homonigize them.

    A "scholar" wrote the Bell Curve, so not all "scholars" are humane. Either they avail themselves to both the current research sciences and are connected to the human element of their work, or they don't.

    In your case, I'm not impressed. I think you should write a few diaries and enlighten all.

    I care what work you've done, I was in a room with several famous saxophone players, took lessons from a few. I have my Masters in Music. So what? What have I recorded? Is my work published? Yes, and yes - just never saw a penny, signed a contract I didn't read very well. I asked what you've written.

    I sincerely hope you don't continue teaching colonial education, if you are now; I don't know. So let's take the test. Was there genocide against the American Indian? If so, give me four examples.

    She nourishes us; that which we put into the ground she returns to us. Big Thunder

    by Winter Rabbit on Sun Mar 01, 2009 at 09:50:52 PM PST

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