Changes: What they mean

A lot of people don’t understand what change is, or what type of change is being made, because they blinded by the fact that they get paid to sign a contract. In the end they are going to lose more than they would ever imagine. Take all the treaties for example. Our ancestors signed these treaties to help the future of us all, but they didn’t know the negative impact these treaties would have on their people, they believed that they were going to help us. We can’t blame them for the good that they had in their hearts, for the damage that resulted from it.

An enormous amounts of native americans are on welfare, diabetic, sick, and letting the very thing that destroyed our culture control them. There are those that still have some of the old teachings, but don’t teach for the sake of passing this knowledge on, they teach to seek benefit and payment. They don’t know how crucial it is for our people to regain this knowledge and grow up with it.

When an animal disappears from this world, it is called extinct, that’s what’s happening to our language and traditional teachings they are going extinct, just like animals today. If we really do have pride in who we are as people and as natives of this country, we will do what’s best for all of us, not just the people we like. We are being disconnected from our feelings for mother earth and for our culture with the corruption that continuously eats at our leaders and young ones. If we really a people that believes that there is a greater being that made this land, for us to give and take, then we must do so. Because, all we ever do is take, we never give. If we really passionate about the traditions that have been passed on for many generations, we will pass them on without asking for something in return.

The reason we hunt is because we need food to feed our loved ones and strengthen our bond with nature.

Let’s teach our young ones and ourselves that we don’t need to always take, we need to give.

-EAB

Reasons we want…

Time has passed since the atrocity that is the residential schools. But people today still suffer from memories of what happened during that time. There are individuals that managed to hide and stay out of attending these schools. The ones that had to attend these schools, suffer from emotional stress, dependency on drugs & alcohol, physical and mental disabilities.

At some point in time a man decided that money would help mend the wounds that are on the backs and faces of these people that attend these schools. Money can’t bring back a childhood or a friend that has died from being brutally beaten. Money can’t teach us our language from our people. Money is the reason we’ve become so lost and dependant on drugs, alcohol, and many other addictions. Money is the reason we hate and lie. Money causes families to fall apart.

If we took a second and looked at ourselves, and realize the potential we have in our hands and in our body. We can heal, we can help each other, we just have to get up and try. When we look at the children of today they don’t know the history that is our people, they don’t know the importance of tradition, they will probably never know, that’s if we don’t rid ourselves of this wanting and needing of money. If we were to abolish the crave we have to possess money, we may be able to abolish the addictions that control the lives of many of our people. All it takes is one step, this one step can mean the world to many.

Let’s stop asking for money and let’s start teaching our people about; our people and our traditions.

-EAB