On this Memorial Day, we remember the fine men and women ( including Native Americans ) who have and are proudly fighting for the freedoms that we enjoy.
One Haskell Indian Nations University instructor Julia Goodfox (Princess Crazyhair), would disagree with us though. Even as she collects a paycheck from the United States government for “teaching” at a United States government school and enjoys the freedoms of living in the U.S. everyday. Those freedoms given to her by our U.S. military.
In a recent interview, Julia Goodfox ( Princess Crazyhair) ask this question:
1. “Why are we supporting the US Military?”
These are exerts from that interview:
“ Julia Good Fox also describes how the colonization continues in the United States, with American Indian children forced to say the Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S. in schools”.
“Julia Good Fox points out that Native Americans are taught to identify with the US and military”.
And of her employer The Bureau of Indian Education/ Bureau of Indian Affairs Julia Goodfox states:
“There are similarities as well between the US Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Palestinian National Authority (PNA)”.
We have to ask since Stephanie Birdwell-Bighorn has allowed Julia Goodfox (Princess Crazyhair) to remain at Haskell Indian Nations University if she also agrees with these views?
The bigger question here is why has The Bureau of Indian Education/ Bureau of Indian Affairs allowed Julia Goodfox ( Princess Crazhair) to remain at Haskell Indian Nations University?
We have one more question is R.O.T.C. still alive and well at Haskell or did Julia Goodfox (Princess Crazyhair) and her good friend Venida Cheanult ( VCEM ) manage to get rid of that program also?
Again, we at haskellnews commentary salute the proud ( Native American) men and women of the U.S. Military and all of those who have or are currently serving this great country of ours.
We would like to recognize some of the Native Americans who have served:
Haskell Indian Nations University’s Color Guard.
The Navajo Code Talkers ( Link: http://www.navajocodetalkers.org)
The Census Bureau suggest that in the 1990s there were 160,000 living Indian veterans. This represented nearly 10 percent of all living Indians—a proportion triple that of the non-Indian population—and confirms once again that Native Americans play an important role in the U.S. military. ( Link: http://www.answers.com/topic/native-americans-in-the-military).
Pictures with permission from: navajocodetalker.org and militarytimes.com
You can read Julia Goodfox’s ( Princess Crazyhair) entire interview at: (Link: http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2009/01/apartheid-borders-palestine-and-indian.html)
And/or by doing this yahoo search:
julia good fox native americans in the military
Remember “ Putting Lip Stick On A Pig Doesn’t Help”.
haskellnews commentary 05/31/2010.
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