The history of the nations warriors has been to protect and defend, not just the tribe, women and children, or the land-but the things we believe in, our ceremonies and traditions.

I can think of no better instrument to expose a fraud calling themselves a warrior or a medicine person than their participation in such things regardless of how they attempt to explain it, the guise they employ.

Yes, it is the twenty first century, and we are obliged to adapt in many ways, to find a way to wed the past and present in the least harmful way-ownership, whether good or bad is a part of that equation-from the vehicle we drive to the possessions we claim as ours.

Such possessions come with an implied responsibility – it is a foolish person who doesn’t take care of what they own, or of themselves, families, and their communities – it’s no less foolish failing to attend the land or our beliefs.

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OLD AND NEW REALITIES
Posted by rezinate on November 13, 2013

https://rezinate.wordpress.com/2013/11/13/old-and-new-realities/

As a people we live in a time of new and old realities-the old being that often enough we will hear words spoken by ancestors cited as a quote-an example would be that no one owns the land, that it cannot be sold.

A new reality is that the nations have a history of selling or leasing land, mostly due to poverty, and usually getting the short end of the stick.

It can only follow that if the land cannot be owned or sold neither can it be leased-it may sound good to quote such sentiments but the reality is something different.

If all the land sold or leased by the individual or a nation as an entity in the last hundred or so years remained under our control I believe we would be in a much better…

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