"tomorrow is ground hog day. i dont know if that is a tribal holiday or not. but it lands on a friday and it is snowing. so we have to wait and see.
i was at a ceremony one time and this old lady ask me if i had tried the groundhog. i just laughed and she said 'really it is groundhog.' i didnt believe her so she went and got some for me. i had to try it with her standing over me.you dont mess with old indian woman. it wasnt bad. first and only time i have eaten groundhog.
i have been getting google alerts about the tribe taking over harrahs casino sooner than expected. now that ought to be very interesting. the fight will be on. in most indian tribes there exists an us versus them mentality. it has always been there but is more pronounced now that we have money. some indians didnt care at all about the tribe, being indian etc. but money has changed all of that. instead of "them indians -- it is 'us' indians." some of the ones that tried to pass all these years are first in line now. we have the potential to be a powerful entity, but we spin our wheels fighting each other. we stand in the way of our own progress. the bottom line is who controls the money. sad thing is some of our people dont realize we dont need money to be indian. when it is time to stand before our Creator, He wont ask us for a roll card or bank statement.
to put it all in perspective....there is a giant black hole in the middle of our universe that will suck us all in. and nothing can escape from that. i dont think it will happen in our lifetime however. so we probably will have to learn to get along with each other in the mean time. and all the money in the world probably wont make that happen anytime soon."