Russell Means: Welcome To The Reservation

January 20th, 2011

The United States is one big reservation, and we are all in it. So says Russell Means, legendary actor, political activist and leader for the American Indian Movement. Means led the 1972 seizure of the Bureau of Indian Affairs headquarters in Washington, D.C., and in 1973 led a standoff at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, a response to the massacre of at least 150 Lakotah men, women, and children by the U.S. Seventh Cavalry at a camp near Wounded Knee Creek.


American Indian Russell Means gives an eye-opening 90 minute interview in which he explains how Native Americans and Americans in general are all imprisoned within one huge reservation. Means is a leader for the Republic of Lakotah, a movement that has declared its independence from the United States and refused to recognize the authority of presidents or governments, withdrawing from treaties it made with the federal government and defining its borders which cover thousands of square miles in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Montana.

Means explains how American Indians have been enslaved within de facto prisoner of war camps as a result of the federal government’s restriction of their food supply and the application of colonial tactics, a process that has now also been inflicted on the United States as a whole which has turned into, “one huge Indian reservation,” according to Means.

Means warns that Americans have lost the ability of critical though, and with each successive generation become more irresponsible and as a consequence less free, disregarding a near-perfect document, the Constitution, which was derived from Indian law. Means chronicles the loss of freedom from the 1840’s onwards, which marked the birth of the corporation, to Lincoln’s declaration of martial law, to the latter part of the 19th century and into the 20th when Congress “started giving banks the right to rule,” and private banking interests began printing the money.

One Response to “Russell Means: Welcome To The Reservation”

  1. hilly7 Says:

    Please listen to what Russell says on how the Sioux were taken over 1- Destruction of Food Supply. 2 – Restricting Travel. We are seeing that now. 3 – This lead to dependence. 4 – Dumbing down of Children once that was done. 5 – Taking away of weapons.

    The same plan works all of he time, every time. Now how does this work? Simple. Lie to a willingly ignorant public through media, be it “News”, TV, Movies, radio, and eventually textbooks.

    While he speaks of American Indians and Americans he does so of with respect to those Americans that either lead or go along being willingly ignorant. His respect for Americans that are human beings is quite high. We born human, but we were meant to become a human being in Indian terms. Any color can attain human being.

    Now at some point, a fake or half taught Christian will says Grandmother Earth, sometime you will hear the earth is your mother. I look for that to happen and many Sheeple will follow, wagging their tails being them. Pagans worship Moth Earth and nature, most Indian tribes are not Pagans. I think the other thing I look to be taken out of context is when he talks about knowing nature and the signs or cycles of nature. Probably some will even strike upon when he says that good coexist. I would challenge people to study this for themselves rather than listen to those who claim to come in the name of God twisting words and instilling hate.

    I say this from my own experience as to hearing a preacher say that people who have had a NDE are all New Age religion, twisting one term we use, The Light. Being part white and part Cherokee, plus one of the people who had a NDE, that has given me some idea. Being a Christian I get to hear a lot of it an am asked many questions. Questions I don’t mind. It’s the people who pose to know all the answers and favor themselves an interpreter of God that I do mind, especially when they have a lot of power. They deceive the masses and are evil.

    So if you are white or Christian, you actually need to listen to Russell’s message. It is not about hate. It is not about prejudice. It is about love and harmony with God, other peoples, and yourself, done in the hopes that you will find it. Unless you are limited on the understanding about God then you should have no problem with any of his words. Jesus proclaimed that Heaven has simplistic rules to get there, all of which you just heard, along with some factual history. If the ones you have been listen to today have you feeling superior, hating, getting whatever you can, you are listening to the wrong people. That should be self evident though, look around at what the world has become.

    Thanks Namaste and those who do DProgram for having the guts to place this up. Even more, you are one of the only ones left that have the balls and the heart to keep it real and true. You know me, long winded. I have been friends with Russell for a long time now, so I am happy that you had this on. Thanks, Anthony

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