Dedication To All My Relations…

November 30, 2011

To our elders who teach us of our creation and of our past so that we may preserve it for ancestors yet to come.

This is dedicated to our relatives before us, thousands of years ago, and to the 150 million who were exterminated across the Western Hemisphere in the first four hundred year’s time, starting in 1492.

To those who have kept their homelands
And to the nations extinct due to mass slaughter, slavery, deportation and disease unknown to them
And to the ones who are subjected to the same treatment today.

To those who survived the relocations
And those who died along the way.

To those who carry on traditions and live strong among their people.
To those who left their communities by force or by choice and through generations no longer know who they are.

To those who search and never find.
To those who turn away the so-called ‘non-accepted’.
To those who bring us together.
And to those living outside, keeping touch, the voice for many.

To those that make it back to live and fight the struggles of their people.
To those that give up
And those who do not care.

To those who abuse themselves and others
And those who revive again.

To those who are physically, mentally, or spiritually incapable, by accident or by birth.

To those who seek strength in our spirituality and way of life.
To those who exploit it
-even our own.

To those who fall for the lies and join the dividing lines that keep us fighting amongst each other.

To the outsiders who step in
-good or bad
And those of us who don’t know better.

To the leaders and prisoners of war, politics, crime, race and religion
-innocent or guilty.

To the young
The old
The living
And the dead.

To our brothers and sisters in all living things across Mother Earth and her beauty we’ve destroyed and denied the honour that the Creator has given each individual:

The truth that lies in our hearts.
All my relations

Listen to this phenomenal song by Ulali: All My Relations

Notes from the link above:

“All Our Relations ~ Sang By: Ulali ~ Lyrics By: Pura Fe.
A note about “All My Relations” The music for All My Relations” is based on an Irish drinking song from the late 1700’s. Gary Owen is actually the American pronunciation of two Gaelic words that roughly translate into Owen’s Garden,
(and I do mean roughly) which is or was a place in Ireland where people gathered to drink and whatever. It was listed as “Auld Bessy” at a publishing in 1788 and subsequently
attributed to “Jackson of Cork” around 1800. It was adopted by the American military during the 1800’s as a marching song.

It is often referred to as Gary Owen March or Hale in the States. It was often used by the American military as they marched into battle to kill the Native Americans, most notably by Custer at the battle of Little Big Horn as he marched against the Lakota Nation. It continues to this day to be used by the American military. Pura Fe wrote the narative that Ulali speaks over the music. We use it as the background of the narrative to
commemorate and honor all our relations and others who have died throughout the wars.”

Thank you miscellaneacalifornica for typing these up!

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