You have much wisdom Horseman. We must never lose sight of the past it is what we have in common. My people say "The past is in fromt of us and the future lays hidden behind us" We know our past we do not know our future, we have yet to make it a reality. We create the future based on the past if we stop remembering the past who will we build a future?
Another saying is "I will be what I will to be" meaning I am who I say I am not who you think I am. Opposite of I will be what I will be or I am what I am.
I claim no rights or accept any gifts from strangers. Any right the is given to me can be taken away so I chose to accept any. the only RITE I have is my rite to live. My only code is never harm another and never lie. Simple and correct so now I really do know all my rites and every law. If I pretend to be smarter than I am and think I know all the laws in the counrty and all the rights I have that they once gave me then I am fooling myself nobody else. The governments of Canada and the US do whats right nothing more. And I do not want to burden them with my wants. So I accept nothing from them and the expect nothing in return. I live and let live. A little land to grow food a roof over my head is all I need anything extra is want not need. I make sure my family wants for nothing and have all they need.
My people think they want to work and want big houses they need all these things... Look at America today people have no work losing houses. Why? Because they never owned a house and they work for a living... If my house blows down tomorrow I build a new one no body comes and takes it. I work for no one I do as I please. Work is somthing sombody else thinks for you to do and pays for your time. Play is what I think I will do for myself. WHo is better off? Man who must slave away to keep what he wants? Or me who does what he loves and can never be evicted from my home ? who has the security? Who has everything he needs. Who is happy? Wo is still a slave? Who is Free?
I keep telling people everything you need is rite here in the reservation everything you want is outside the reservation. In the rez everything you need is free outsidr the rez everything must be paid foe with you labor and sweat with your live blood. Too expencive for me. I will not pay that price for stuff I don't need. If I need eggs I go to the chicken coop, Apples I get off my ass and go pick them. Or you can go get eggs made off the rez and pay someone else for bringing them same with apples. Thast just being lazy men are always poor. I don't support people off the rez. If I am too sick one day to go fishing I will ask for some fish and they never take my eggs or apples in return SO when I am well again I can take a basket of apples and eggs and give them a gift at their door. I had more than i needed.
SO My friend you see Poverty and poor is only want and greed. And I need none of that. Think about the rez money each person gets each month. say a small rez of 1000 people got 1000 a month. thats 1 million a month 1 year 12 million. the reson the rez is poor is because the greedy send it off the rez to get things they want. Seal the rez and it will be full of money like a great lake of cash. The money just goes round and round like a great school of fish that never leave and every month one million more fish are added. That is the old ways with a new future.Why by apples from off the rez if I got apples? My apples are better than the can of applesuace has to be. And I love growing apple and raising chickens And I will trade then for money or a good apple pie
SOme of the people I call apples they are red on the outside but white on the inside. They want to live like the whites but see themselves as red. THey want others to do their work for them. If I want a house I go build it with lots of help from others. Why would I be stupid enough to get a stranger in and do it for me and be a slave for 30 years to pay for it when I could have done it myself??? That is stupid. I may be uneducated but I'm not stupid
I fill my pond with fish not trade them for stuff I don't need its my natural resource and I look after it. And after a bit the fish will spawn now fish on their own which I watch with great interest
Say 7% interest that means the fish double every 10 years in a few generations your going to need a bigger pond. MAybe expand the rez and with all the cash swimming around imagine 1000 people with 240 million we gonna have a rich rez and what did we have to do to get it? Stop wanting and not be greedy and lazy. Who will not want to live in a place like we had in the old days? Rich and abundant self sufficient. How fun would that be watching money make more money and not having to do anything? I love fishing hahaha.
Then when the time is right you trade paper for land.... give away some paper and you get land in return
Stop being greedy and the land will return to its people! The land left the greedy and returns to the needy. Make your own future based on the past. No Greed and all you Need and all the land will return one day.