Emerging Native Political Philosophy from a New Generation

We didn’t live through the Civil Rights movement. We see that not all of our people will make into the middle class, or even the working class. Many of us have benefited from the sacrifices that our parent’s generation made, but we look back and see that something fundamental about who we were was lost along the way. Whether it was lost in the bottom of a bottle, in single family detached residential home, a car, a nine-to-fiver, cable TV, promises of the American Dream gone unfulfilled, Hope and Change that never delivered. A lost tongue, a clan disintegrated, a fading memory of who we were obscured by some New Identity, defined by casinos, poverty, Indian Country Today, liberalism, conservatism. We find that we are none of That. Instead we reach back and find something rich and defiant. We brush it off and find a new use for our old tribal political and economic structures, adapted to this modern age.

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Excerpts from Contemporary Traditional below, by CRG

Living as traditionally as possible is fantastic, but the next step for us is to sever the ties with our oppressors.. remember, that WE have the power to change our future for our children, for their children, and for all our future generations. Living under the thumb of Illegal European Immigrants is something we can combat through collective effort and motivation..
REMEMBER;

YOU survived GENOCIDE

Our battle isn’t over, don’t allow the history books to dilute your thinking or allow you to think that we’ve ‘lost’ our continent, or ‘lost’ our place in history. The battle continues in the modern genocidal mindset.. be PROUD, and FEEL STRONG; we’re still here. After their never-ending attempts at extermination; We’re still here. You survived Genocide…

… and now is the time;
To turn the Page.

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About Vince

I am a Tlingit, born and raised in Tlingit Country, and a proud member of the Tlingit Nation.
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