Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Celebrating 'Two-Spirit.' Why IS Janklow scared?

Winkte is the Lakota word for gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender (GLBT) members in its culture and ceremonies. The folkway became all but extinct after so-called "christian" missionaries swept in to prey on children left orphaned by the slaughter and/or chemical enslavement of their parents. Indian Country Today brings this scholarly report:
Like many Native traditions, this acceptance was lost when the dominant society drummed traditional tribal beliefs out of a generation of Indians and replaced them with Christian values.“Two-spirit” has become the accepted term for GLBT Native Americans. It is an English translation from the Ojibwe term niizh manidoowag, which refers to people who carry both a masculine and feminine spirit.
From Montana PBS and Independent Lens:




Convicted felon, Bill Janklow sounded scared shitless on his idea of public radio as he condescendingly pontificated yesterday to host Paul Guggenheimer. Effectively held hostage, Guggenheimer threw journalistic integrity into the river by repeatedly addressing the former governor as "Bill." Ever hear Neal Conan or Diane Rehm refer to a multiple-term governor as "Bill?" Of course not.

I coulda sworn Janklow called for the removal of the mainstem dams. The Corps enjoys sovereign immunity; expect a political powerplay directed at them from Marty Jackley.
Marion’s Pastures is situated in a large meadow, west to the Missouri River, within the City limits of historic Fort Pierre, South Dakota. This development was established in 2000 and is nearly completed at this time.
Is this single-party patronage coming home to roost in a town with a history of flooding? Flood victims sue THIS guy!

The Corps sells 24% of US hydropower capacity. In March, Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced S.629 - Hydropower Improvement Act of 2011. From TreeHugger: "With US public support fading fast for nuclear power, timing of this reintroduction has to be intentional."

3 comments:

caheidelberger said...

Uh oh: the Arizona wildfire really were mankind's fault! But does that deflate the Gaia-revenge theory?

larry kurtz said...

Pure heptane.

White Buffalo Calf Woman said...

Beloved Two Spirit does not mean gay or lesbian. It means much more to all, the soul and sole, the two spirits. Okay that is the buried bowl. White Buffalo Calf Woman cold (stone like a snow flake, crystalline)