The Klu Klux Klan is active where the author of the following Declaration Of Life lives. Not too long ago one of their members got to an Indian that was under anesthetic in a local hospital and carved KKK onto his stomach. Because of a real and serious danger to the author of the following ‘Declaration For Life’, for now, on my Blog, she remains anonymous.
‘We, the Women of the Oglala Lakota Oyate, a Matriarchal Society of the Lakota Nation, hereby Serve You with a 30 day notice to CHANGE Your Business or Be Banished.
We are under the Authority and Protection of the Natural Laws of the Great Lakota Nation.
For Over 100 Years We Have Cried and Buried Our Loved Ones Whose Lives were Lost to Alcohol that Came From Whiteclay, Neb
. We Will No Longer Accept YOUR Type of Business which Only has Destroyed the Spirits of Our Men, Women, and Children for Generations.
We Invite You to Stay, Change YOUR Business and Live BUT YOU Can No Longer LIVE Off the LIVES of OUR Relatives. Open a Laundromat or Movie Theater something other than Alcohol Sales.
If You Refuse to Comply within 30 days, We will Consider this a Breach of Peace and We, the Women of this Great Nation, will take Action to Ensure Our Youth will Be Protected from the Poisons of YOUR Business.’
I have only become aware of this situation in the last few months. I am a believer in non violent civil disobedience. I am a Buddhist who tries to follow the example of His Holiness the 14th. Dalai Lama. I believe that violence is wrong. My problem is that every non violent means of action that has been attempted has made no difference to the following facts
‘According to the Indian Health Services statistics:
The Age-Adjusted Alcoholism Death Rates in the reservation area are 1,622% higher than the national population mean.
The Age-Adjusted Tuberculosis Death Rates in the reservation area are 1,233%higher than the national population.
The Age-Adjusted Diabetes Mellitus Death Rates in the reservation area are 517%higher than the national population mean (13.3 per 100,000 versus 68.7).
The Age-Adjusted Suicide Rates in the reservation area are 265% higher than the national population mean (11.2 per 100,000 versus 29.7).
According to the US Census Bureau:
The percentage of households living at or below poverty rates on the Pine Ridge Reservation are 365% higher than in the national population mean (13.0% versus 47.4%).
The college diploma rates are 82% lower on the Pine Ridge reservation than the mean of the national population (24.4% versus 4.3%).
80% of Pine Ridge Reservation residents are unemployed.
Infant mortality rates are five times higher than in the national population.
Other than Haiti, life expectancy on the Pine Ridge is the lowest in the Western Hemisphere.’
This has to change.
I pray that violence will not be needed.
But if it is needed I pray in the way of the Bodhisattva for all of the bad karma to come to me.