It ain’t easy being Indian… (March 2015)

By Ricey Wild
News From Indian Country

After 10 years without I have satellite again thanks to my Brother Mike W. I’m absolutely addicted to the H2 channel when it’s about Ancient Aliens and America Unearthed; both are very well produced in that they bring up more questions than answers that leave the viewer to make up their own mind. In fact, they are the very opposite of organized religion. I love especially when my own belief that we here on this Earth have been created as an Extra-terrestrial Alien Ant Farm science project is validated though not in those words. Ayyyyy!!!!

Yeah, yeah, yeah believe what you like but please don’t deny or diss other people’s Creation stories which are every bit as valid as any other that have millions of followers or just a relative few. Just to reiterate the Great Flood must have been an actual event because most cultures have their own stories about what happened; not just the Christian story about Noah & the Ark.

In fact I saw an episode generally about North American Indian Peoples’ Creation Stories, NOT MYTHS, about how the flood wiped out the previous civilizations because the people became wicked and then the creation of our Turtle Island where we live now. In addition to oral history there are also really big in every sense of the word signs on rock art, in caves, hieroglyphics, pyramids, ancient cities and texts, mounds, artifacts, human remains and even colossal figures drawn in a desert that can only be seen from the air like the Nazca Lines in the plains of Peru and the Carnac Stones in France.

Yes I freely shout that I am a ‘nerd’ and do not apologize for it, rather I make a point of keeping an open mind for unfamiliar ideas, practices and cultural beliefs. I like that about me and in other people. So when I see that not only books but television programs that have the integrity to investigate and broadcast non-mainstream shows I watch them and crave more.

The most fascinating show I watched was a woman archaeologist who in the 50’s in a dig in central Mexico came upon artifacts that were dated back to 300,000-400,000 years ago made by people!!! WE People here in America where our ancestors are still being portrayed and dismissed as having only come here via the Bering Strait 10,000-13,500 years ago. Gaghhhh!!! The findings were not published because she being a she and the dating was so incredible no one could or would acknowledge it and then the artifacts conveniently disappeared.

For not remembering her name I apologize; I feel she deserves justice and acclaim for her work.

On the weekend for lack of enlightening programming on satellite I watched “Bizarre Foods” hosted by Andrew Zimmerman, famous for eating bugs, gizzards and other queasily questionable, to my palate, foods. But recall that I consider keeping an open mind is essential so…while I had a hard time deciding if I would actually eat this or that ethnic delicacy there was also the story of the culture behind it which was wonderfully interesting and enlightening.

Like, I would totally eat a chocolate covered cricket (or pretty much anything smothered in chocolate I’m being real here) but would pass on…most of any innards of a beast that was barely cooked. I started out hungry when I was watching the show but got rather green about the gills when even Andrew grimaced at the feast in Madagascar, I mean that guy will shove anything in his face!!! But what a job he has hey? He travels the world, eating all along the way and gets paid for it. Big, bald obese white men have all the luck! I want in that game.

Speaking of game I asked my Dear Gramma Rose about what she used to eat as a kid. Her father Henry La Prairie was a trapper and log burler and they lived in Rezberry here. She said they had a cow and that the family ate what ever was put on their plate. They dined on a lot of catfish, rabbits of course, porcupine, beaver, venison, moose and spuds; all the good stuff and she’s 96 now. No fast food in those days unless you count deer and rabbits.

I’m trying to eat better again, I did very well for a while until a holiday feast came up and all bets were off. My main goal is to be healthy as I can in this crazy preservative filled GMO insecticide world. I’m sure I won’t be chasing any rabbits and reading its label like I do grocery items but I won’t count it out either.

No stern lectures from me; I just want my People to Live Long and Prosper. Thank you Spock for that sentiment.

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