After recent revelations that the US Government engages in massive hacking, the planting of malware and spyware to gain control and access to computers and engages in massive internet surveillance one has to take all accusations by the US of hacking with a grain of salt.
For over a decade hundreds of innocent young girls and women have been disappearing in Canada. School girls under 11, teenagers and young ladies have all disappeared or have been found beaten, raped or dead in dumpsters, ditches, by the side of the road and in landfills.
A group of farmers, ranchers and Native Americans, known as the Cowboy and Indian Alliance, is protesting against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. This alliance includes leaders of such Indian tribes as the Dene, Cree and Metis Peoples.
The situation in Ukraine and the policies of the United States internationally with regard to sovereignty, resources and force all have their origins in the founding of the American state on the genocide of the native people and the stealing of their resources, says elder with the Mohawk Nation Tekarontake.
No people in the history of the world have suffered more at the hands of their fellow man than the indigenous peoples of North and South America. These people suffered the greatest genocide ever to occur on Earth and yet still remain the most peace loving nations on our planet.
In the United States only those with money can get justice. There is no justice for the poor and the lawyers assigned by the state to defend those without the finances to retain their own lawyers in reality only serve the interests of their bosses, namely the state. The inability to get justice or to be treated with the same respect as the rest of the population is particularly acute for marginalized indigenous peoples whose only avenue for redress against wrongs inflected on them by the state and its agents are in the very courts those guilty of crimes against the Indians control. Tekarontake an elder with the Mohawk Nation spoke to the Voice of Russia about a case that has been dragging through the courts for 17 years and one that saw armed state police beating Indian women and children. The Indian victims have refused to settle out of court, but the cards are stacked against them as the state does what it does best, protect its own criminals.
While the world is focused on Crimea and the right of the Crimean people to self-determination there is a group of people that has more of a right to self-determination than any other in the world.
The genocide of the indigenous peoples of North and South America continues to this day and the Indian Nations continue to fight for their very existence. The US Government has never rescinded standing orders for the complete extermination of the Indian People nor has it ever allowed the true owners of the lands that the "Americans" are squatting on to achieve any sort of redress. In monetary terms the "Americans" owe the native people over $700 trillion yet they continue to rape the land that is not theirs to begin with. Mark Maracle and Elder with the Mohawk Natition and an Iroquois spoke to the Voice of Russia on these issues and more. Mr. Maracle stated that the Great Law of Peace that was given to the Iroquois was given to the whole world and he invites people to come and listen and learn.
With the US destroying much of the world and killing millions of people in their resource wars it is important to look at the roots and the foundations of that country. The US was founded on the theft and exploitation of resources and on the extermination of the native people.
A youth-suicide epidemic is sweeping Indian country, with Native American teens and young adults killing themselves at more than triple the rate of other young Americans, according to federal government figures.
All environmentalist hopes that the new State Department overview of the controversial TransCanada oil pipeline, Keystone XL, would clarify its impact on nature went up in smoke in recent days after the report was revealed to downplay many of concerns that have plagued the project since it was first proposed in 2008, making activists talk about civil unrest as a way to halt the construction. Voice of Russia host Rob Sachs has looked deeper into the issue with Jane Kleeb, Executive Director of the group Bold Nebraska, who said the survey was a mixed bag in that it confirmed the pipeline would go over sacred Indian lands, while ignoring its impact on climate change.
Native Americans come from Siberia. An international group of researchers that included Russian scientists studied the gene composition of the ancient residents of Siberia. As a result they obtained new data about the early stages of human population of various continents, including America. It turned out that the modern Native American tribe of Karitiana is the closest to the ancient Siberian people. The genes of residents of Siberia still comprise 38 percent of the DNA of Native Americans.
The topic of “American Exceptionalism” has been making its rounds in the world media in an op-ed piece for the New York Times President Putin said "It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional whatever the motivation. There are big countries and small countries", said President Putin, "rich and poor, those with long democratic traditions and those still finding their way to democracy. We must not forget that God created us equal".
With the debate going on the supposed exceptionalism of a certain country it seemed like a good place to start to ask a native of that country their opinion on the exceptionalism of the invaders. In part 3 of a longer interview Mohawk Elder Kahentinetha Horn who spoke to the Voice of Russia, details how the Mohawk Community she lives in was surrounded by the Canadian military forces when they protested the destruction of an Indian graveyard and ceremonial site. She also told us how she was repeatedly beaten and describes an attempted sexual attack by Canadian border police.
With the debate going on the supposed exceptionalism of a certain country it seemed like a good place to start to ask a native of that country their opinion on the exceptionalism of the invaders. The response was sobering. This exceptional nation based on genocide and built by slaves is morally bankrupt has not culture to offer, is running out of resources and its people have no jobs, are losing their homes, going hungry and have no hope for the future. Where then is the exceptionalism? Mohawk Elder Kahendinetha Horn spoke to the Voice of Russia on these issues and much more.
The topic of American exceptionalism has been making its rounds in the world media in an op-ed piece for the New York Times President Putin said "It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional whatever the motivation. There are big countries and small countries", said President Putin, "rich and poor, those with long democratic traditions and those still finding their way to democracy. We must not forget that God created us equal". Americans feel they are exceptional. Why? It is one of the fallacies of American history, American history ignores the big lie that America is a country founded on stolen land and based on genocide. I spoke with a native American, a member of the Mohawk Nation to see what she thought about American exceptionalism.
When the Europeans first arrived in the Americas the native people’s welcomed them and allowed them to stay on their lands. The European invaders soon decided that the only way to steal the lands and all of their riches was to classify the people that were living there as non-humans. This precipitated the worst genocide in the history of the world. Kahentinetha Horn, a Mohawk Indian elder and a member of the Bear Clan retells the tragic history of the Mohawks and the rightful inhabitants of Great Turtle Island.
Many of the indigenous peoples of North America called the continent “Great Turtle Island.” A part of their advanced philosophy and culture included a complex and extremely developed constitution called the Great Path. The Mohawk were responsible for maintaining the peace and were the guardians of the Great Law which was supposed to bring peace not only to North America but to the entire world. Kahentinetha Horn spoke to John Robles about the history of the Mohawk, American Indian culture and beliefs and current issues of important to the indigenous people of “Great Turtle Island.” Please visit our website in the near future for a continuation of this very revealing interview.
According to Indian teachings those governing and ruling our planet should plan seven generations ahead and ensure that our Mother Earth is being taken care of and respected. The world has also ignored the fact that in the 1980s genocide was committed against approximately 250,000 Mayan Indians in Guatemala and South and Central America with the support of the United States. Long time Indian Rights activist Robert Free Galvan spoke with the VOR’s John Robles about these matters and much more.
In the third and final part of an interview with Indian Historian and Mi'kmaq elder Dr. Daniel Paul, the discussion continues regarding the genocide of the American indigenous peoples. Dr. Paul discusses the disingenuous "apology" by the US Government which was attached to a Defense Bill, the continued suppression of the real history of North America in the school systems of the continent and the continued institutionalized racism Native Americans face.