November 21, 2007

Traditional Indians are "lost"?

VIEWPOINT:  Tribal leaders don't reflect membersBeing a member of the Great Sioux Nation is no different to me than being a citizen of the U.S. Those who would call me a sellout in response to this statement, I would call “lost”: Lost in the sense that although their opinion is their own, it contradicts their everyday lifestyles.

Have we all not become Westernized? Do we not go to the grocery store to get food and go to Wal-Mart to buy all sorts of stuff? Do we not hope our children go off to college and get good jobs?

Well, guess what? If you are an American Indian and you answered “yes” to these questions, then you've become Westernized.

1 comment:

writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
And if you are American Indian and also confesses to liking John Wayne movies, you really can be accused of becoming 'Westernized!'
All Best
Russ Bates