There’s been a rash of racist flyers distributed in South Dakota area recently. These flyers exemplify my concerns about the need for tolerance and respect for the spiritual beliefs of others. It’s been said that the flyer I’m including here has been circulated by church members. The flyer calls the sacred Lakota rite of Yuwipi, as well as hand games, ‘satanic,’ and claims our sundancers suffer from ‘mental illness.’ Nothing could be further from the truth. It amazes me that a religion based on the sacrifice of such a selfless, loving, and wise individual as Jesus of Nazareth, who was a Jew, could contain bigots, misogynists and racists, who’ve hid behind crucifixes as innocents were massacred by those who called themselves conquerors.RT @_RuthHopkins: Sorta weird when people tell me they love my column but they can't like it/share it for fear some 1 will see & be angry with them. #IndianUp
Diane Rehm hosts a panel discussion of the politics of the domestic violence bill here. Women living on reservations are particularly vulnerable. RT @NCAI1944: @drshow Charlotte Hays wrong #VAWA re: tribal provisions/courts - const. safeguards provided ncldng due-process rights.
Russell Means is in the news. An AP story is linked here.