Normally I can’t stand Indian Country Today, and have even joined the call issued by Brenda Norrell of Censored News (an excellent independent indigenous news source) to boycott them because of their endorsement of the rape of mother earth, and because of their joining in the war being waged still by the FBI against veterans of the first wave of the Red Power Movement. However, as they say, even a broken clock is right twice a day, and this would be just such an instance.
The children of the West (Americans) are fighting amongst themselves (again) over distribution of a wealth that does not belong to them, a wealth derived from Indigenous lands. The opportunity to redefine wealth based on a more realistic view of the earth and an understanding of man’s place may be now.
There is a very old Iroquois prophecy called the The Two-Headed Serpent.
Stuart Myiow of the Mohawk Traditional Council of Kahnawakeh told this prophecy, as did our ancestors. He’d say, “This is the Two-Headed Serpent Prophecy. We must remember this prophecy was told to the Five Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy before the coming of the white man with his church and state [and the dispossession of the authority of women], so any rational person should contemplate what the next state of the prophecy is.” Read the rest of this entry