Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Obama Meets with Wrong Indian during Thanksgiving Week
When Apache-Jumano historian Enrique Madrid spoke in San Angelo at the Lady in Blue Celebration, he referred to the great holocaust the white man inflicted on his people. Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving this week, recalling the time when settlers broke bread in thanks with Native Americans. This occurred before the great theft.
President Obama met with Indian Prime Minister Singh. Tonight the White House will host a state dinner in honor of the Indian leader. What will they eat? Who will attend? My guess is not one Native American will be invited.
It's rumored that New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson will dine with PM Singh. He named November American Indian Heritage Month in his state. That may be the best Native Americans will get.
Tomorrow, Obama will pardon turkeys. Meanwhile Sarah Palin has her sights set on the White House. We recall her experience with turkey slaughter.
Update 5-4-11: Native Americans are offended by the code name used for Osama bin Laden. "To equate Geronimo or any other Native American figure with Osama bin Laden, a mass murderer and cowardly terrorist, is painful and offensive to our tribe and all Native Americans." The slights continue.