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Russell Means - His Last Video - Clouds

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- 1977 days ago -
Russell Means, a self-described "Oglala Freedom Fighter", began his journey to the spirit world at 4:44 am, with the Morning Star, at his home and ranch in Porcupine. This is his last video he made and speaks of his book to help us all and Treaty School.

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Sheryl G (363)
Tuesday October 23, 2012, 10:27 am
Honoring the Life of Russell Means

The family of Russell Means invites you to join us in “Honoring the Life of Russell Means”. The honoring will highlight his life, leadership and the eternal fire that he re-ignited throughout Indian Country.

October 24, 2012, begins at 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. MST, at Little Wound High School Gymnasium in Kyle, South Dakota USA, on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Russell Means, a self-described “Oglala Freedom Fighter”, began his journey to the spirit world at 4:44 am, with the Morning Star, at his home and ranch in Porcupine.

This Honoring will be the first of four opportunities for the people to honor his life. The next three Honorings are tentatively scheduled as follows: 2nd Honoring at Wounded Knee ’73 Occupation Memorial (Feb 2013); 3rd Honoring at Wind Cave State Park, SD (June 2013); 4th Honoring on Russell’s birthday (Nov 10, 2013) at location to be determined.

There will be a designated media area at the Honoring on Wednesday at Little Wound School. Press credentials required.

Contributions of star quilts, blankets and food to feed the people will be appreciated, and may be brought on Wednesday, October 22, directly to Little Wound High School, Kyle, South Dakota.
Financial contributions to advance the visionary work of Russell Means can be sent to:
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund
Administrative Office
P.O. Box 110
San José, NM 87565

Paypal contributions can be made at:

Contact: Natalie Hand, (605) 441-0605; Tatanka Means, (505) 288-8390

For those who would like to leave some words to the family on Russell Means guest book go to:
Russell Means Online Guest Book

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 23, 2012, 11:34 am
Excellent video. Noted. Russell will be missed.

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday October 23, 2012, 1:07 pm
Thank you Sheryl. RIP freedom fighter. What a man! But I wish I could prove him wrong when he said this:
"...This is because every revolution in European history has served to reinforce Europe’s tendencies and abilities to export destruction to other peoples, other cultures and the environment itself. I defy anyone to point out an example where this is not true." Too late to point out an example now... but there are!
Yes, powerful video, I particularly noted him saying "..the universe...has a female and male balance.."-how many would speak in THAT ORDER.


Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 23, 2012, 2:44 pm
Guestbook signed.

Rose Becke (141)
Tuesday October 23, 2012, 2:52 pm
RIP Russell

Evelyn W (15)
Tuesday October 23, 2012, 3:30 pm
I just got the book from Amazon for my kindle.He was a remarkable man.I have been sharing this video.Maybe we can get tens of thousands to buy the book.

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Tuesday October 23, 2012, 3:55 pm
Noted. Thanks Dandelion.

Joe R (190)
Tuesday October 23, 2012, 4:02 pm
An amazing man!

Jim Phillips (3257)
Tuesday October 23, 2012, 4:11 pm
Russel will be missed...

Ty, Dandelion.

divergent revolution (309)
Tuesday October 23, 2012, 4:28 pm
4:44 truly wakan.His spirit is just becoming the lightening that he foresaw.The white buffalo that was murdered is now his and they are both running free.
Thank you Dandelion.

Sheryl G (363)
Tuesday October 23, 2012, 4:36 pm
Indeed Tasunka, as soon as I saw, 4:44am.....It brought a smile to my face.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 23, 2012, 5:05 pm
Thanks for this article.

Darlene W (303)
Tuesday October 23, 2012, 5:18 pm
Thank you Dandelion--I can't send you any more stars. We need to go back to the good old days where they didn't run this country like they do. Blessings to all who love Mother Earth and her inhabitants.

Pat B (356)
Tuesday October 23, 2012, 7:51 pm
Thank you, Sheryl for this video, he will be missed. RIP Russell.

Alice C (1797)
Tuesday October 23, 2012, 11:13 pm
Thank you Danelion ~ I can't send you a star yet.

Stevie A (10)
Tuesday October 23, 2012, 11:24 pm
Dandelion, thank you for

Stevie A (10)
Tuesday October 23, 2012, 11:26 pm
Thank you, Dandelion, for posting this. It brought back a lot of memories for me. I still feel slow and weighted.

Arild Gone for now (174)
Wednesday October 24, 2012, 1:50 am
Guestbook signed,thanks Sheryl.

Cynthia D (340)
Wednesday October 24, 2012, 3:04 am
We will all miss him.

AWAY AWHILE Cal Mendelsohn (1067)
Wednesday October 24, 2012, 4:01 am
Thanks Dandelion

wendy webber (28)
Wednesday October 24, 2012, 4:18 am
Awesome video and I will purchase the book.I remember many of the issues that Russell Means was active in.He was and is an inspiration. I too (like Angelika) made a mental note about what he said "the universe having a female and male balance" and I agree it needs to be said and thought of in THAT order.I have thought this for a very long time now and obviously we are not alone in our sense of order to the universe. I never knew that about clouds.Am excited to read the book.Thanks Dandelion

john byrne (50)
Wednesday October 24, 2012, 4:24 am


Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 24, 2012, 4:31 am
What a great man and a sad loss to the earth! Noted and shared. Thanks Dandelion, for posting

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Wednesday October 24, 2012, 6:01 am
Thank you for signing the Guest Book for Russell Means.

R.I.P Russell Means.I am Egyptians and believe,like many Egyptians,you are a great man that will be always remembered.

Terrie Williams (798)
Wednesday October 24, 2012, 9:24 am
RIP Russell. May your fire and truth always be with us.

Jae A (316)
Wednesday October 24, 2012, 9:56 am
RIP Russell ..but for many your spirit will remain a beacon of hope that one day balance will return to our mother earth and all of it's life forms and natural resources/beauty. .

Sheryl G (363)
Wednesday October 24, 2012, 10:07 am
I suppose Wendy the amount of words for clouds is no different than the Inuit who also had a lot of words for snow, and depending on the word used it spoke many things to them.

Anna M (18)
Wednesday October 24, 2012, 10:14 am
Our world needs more like this awesome gentleman

Tamara Hayes (185)
Wednesday October 24, 2012, 10:33 am
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RIP Rusell. Your truth and humbleness will always be a North Star for me.

Mike M (43)
Wednesday October 24, 2012, 11:03 am
Be at peace Rusell

Yvonne White (229)
Wednesday October 24, 2012, 12:59 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Dandelion because you have done so within the last week.

Christeen A (377)
Wednesday October 24, 2012, 2:31 pm
Thank you. I really enjoyed the video. He will truly be missed.

David Menard (43)
Wednesday October 24, 2012, 3:55 pm
Russel Means be at peace among your ancestors.

donald Baumgartner (6)
Wednesday October 24, 2012, 4:19 pm

. (0)
Wednesday October 24, 2012, 5:20 pm
Safe passage brother. Yahteheay

Fred Krohn (34)
Wednesday October 24, 2012, 5:54 pm
This one earned his place on the Spirit Paths. May he find his way to the Next Hunt!

Debra Van Way (12)
Wednesday October 24, 2012, 7:01 pm
Wonderful video-wish I could have met the gentleman. I have had the pleasure of meeting many Native Americans from many tribes across the country through powwow gatherings and they all impressed me. My child has danced with them and we have enjoyed their storytellers. We were treated as honored guests. A very wise group of people-in tune with the world around them-if only the rest of us were so in tune-our Mother would not be so damaged. I just purchased the book and love it. I hope the young people of all the tribes find their way back to the true values. Thanks for sharing-I will treasure the book.

Sheryl G (363)
Wednesday October 24, 2012, 8:29 pm
Quotes from Russell Means

"Indian policy" has now been brought down upon the American people, and the American people are the new Indians of the 21st Century.

“So I'd much rather get across the concept of freedom. It's what's important to Indian children. The only way you can be free is to know is that you are worthwhile as a distinct human being. Otherwise you become what the colonizers have designed, and that is a lemming. Get in line, punch all the right keys, and die.”

“I want to talk about the environment and the American Indian viewpoint, I hate the word Native American. Its a government term, which was created in the year 1970 in the Department of the Interior, a generic term that describes all the prisoners of the United States of America.”

"I've told people after I die, I'm coming back as lightning," he said. "When it zaps the White House, they'll know it's me."

Gloria Morotti (14)
Wednesday October 24, 2012, 8:37 pm
He is a treasure.

Ellen m (215)
Thursday October 25, 2012, 2:10 am
His circle is now complete, and it is up to us to keep his flame alive...thanks Sheryl, with deep sympathy to you as i know how much this hurts your gentle heart...1love

Sheryl G (363)
Thursday October 25, 2012, 5:56 am
Thank you Ellen, yes, the heart is heavy, it normally is this time of year as my husband took his Spirit Walk on October 26th 9 years ago, but time is a strange thing, sometimes that is long time ago but for a loss it seems like yesterday too. So two men, both warriors in my mind and people who cared a lot for the people are forever linked at this time.

Ruth C (87)
Thursday October 25, 2012, 6:35 am
Wonderful man, he will be missed.

Jytte N (64)
Thursday October 25, 2012, 7:16 am
I am so sorry for this loss to humanity. Thank you for informing us dear Dandelion, and I regret your personal pain.

Indeed, in our patriarchal world, we have excess of masculine energy, and we need to limit it by adding more feminine forces. This will create a dynamic tension between the feminine and masculine energies, leading to balance and social and environmental harmony.

Our political leaders do not understand that. Instead they promote ever more masculine individual economic profit maximization based on dominating society and exploiting nature both of which are feminine entities. The only ones that benefit from that system are the political and economic elites, or the 1percent, or the billionaires. In the process the feminine society and nature suffer, they are the 99 percent, the poor.

The diversity Russell Means is talking about relates to the feminine. In a masculine, patriarchal world all is one and alike. If you would like to read more about how to create a dynamic tension and balance between the feminine and masculine energies in order to save our world, please visit the Intsangano website. You can both learn and contribute for others to learn. It is all for free:

Maria S (95)
Thursday October 25, 2012, 11:30 am
What an amazing, proud and inspirational man. His speech brought tears to my eyes. I've always admired the Native Indians, their way of life, admiration of their ancestors & trying to follow in their footsteps and their respect for Mother Earth. My daughter will be visiting N.Y next week and I've already asked her to get the book for me. I'm looking forward to reading "If you've forgotten the names of the clouds, you've lost your way" Freedom Fighter you will be greatly missed to all humanity.

Thank you Dandelion. My condolences to you and your people.

. (0)
Thursday October 25, 2012, 1:20 pm
Thanks for the video Sheryl. He will be missed

Caitlin M (104)
Thursday October 25, 2012, 7:22 pm
It is sad that this lovely man will no longer be amongst us here. He now knows the names of the clouds from a different perspective. Bless him and his family forever. Thank you, Dandelion, for sharing this. I look forward to finding his book.

Sandra M Z (114)
Thursday October 25, 2012, 10:31 pm
Last night I happened to see an excellent speech Russell Means gave, on "The 11th Hour". The subject was , "Challenging the Euro Centric view of the World". He was very eloquent, it was very thought provoking.

Thank you Dandelion, noted.

Sue M (106)
Friday October 26, 2012, 9:46 pm
Noted!~ Posted to Facebook!~
R.I.P. Russell ~

RosemaryRannes HusbandNeedsPrayers (650)
Friday October 26, 2012, 9:59 pm
Sheryl thank you as always for your sharing.... more than words can say.
Tasunka said it best.
i signed the condolence Guest Book. Russell Oyate Wacinyapin is Free > his life a living legacy for future generations.
pilamaya ye . . . . . . .

Lynn Squance (235)
Saturday October 27, 2012, 12:00 am
Russell Means, a Spirit of Light for all of to follow, never to be extinguished..

Thanks Dandelion.

Lynn Squance (235)
Saturday October 27, 2012, 12:25 am
Thanks Jytte for the link to

I will be looking more closely at this.

Larry D Grazier (1362)
Saturday October 27, 2012, 2:28 pm
I found this very interesting. I may by the book at some time?
Blessing to all..Larry "Indian Boy" Grazier

Rita De Vos (87)
Sunday October 28, 2012, 11:39 am
Thank you so much for sharing this precious video in here dear Sheryl! What a remarkable man, warrior & very wise Soul, Russel Means was (is). He & his legacy will live on forever in the hearts & thoughts of so many ;)
R.I..P. Russell!
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