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These Memories - John Trudell

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In the reality of many realities how we see what we see affects the quality of our reality. We are human being and these memories are trying to remind us human beings human beings it is time to rise up, remember who we are. Powerful reminder to us all.

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Sheryl G (363)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 7:36 pm
These Memories

In the reality of many realities
how we see what we see
affects the quality
of our reality

We are
children of earth and sky
DNA descendant and ancestor
human being physical spirit
bone flesh blood as spirit

We are
in time and space
but we're from beyond time and space
the past is part of the present
the future is part of the present
life and being are interwoven

We are
DNA of Earth, Moon, planets, stars
we are related to the universal
Creator created creation
spirit and intelligence with clarity
being and human as power

We are
a part of the memories of evolution
these memories carry knowledge
these memories carry our identity
beneath race, gender, class, age
beneath citizen, business, state, religion

We are human being
and these memories are trying
to remind us
human beings human beings
it is time to rise up,
remember who we are
~ John Trudell

Terry V (30)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 8:56 pm

Barb K (1688)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 9:18 pm
Very insightful. TYSM for sharing Dandelion.

Carrie B (306)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 10:33 pm
Thank you for sharing Sheryl.

Devon Leonar (54)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 11:53 pm
I love John Trudell. Thanks for sharing this Dandelion

RosemaryRannes H (650)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 12:34 am
Sheryl John Trudell's poem These Memories speaks to us all . "it is time to rise up,
remember who we are."
I just had to share this on Twitter. Thank you for sharing.

Gloria p (304)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 1:01 am
Poetry of truth.

Elisa F (235)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 1:18 am
Enjoyed this. Thanks, Dandelion :)

Sunday November 3, 2013, 1:20 am
noted with thanks

Rose Becke (141)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 1:33 am

P A (117)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 1:42 am
Thanks Dandelion.

Roxie H (350)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 1:57 am
ty so much :)

Arild Gone for now (174)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 3:09 am
Powerful,thanks Sheryl.

Ben O (171)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 4:13 am
Thanks Sheryl.
"Let us put our minds together and see what future we can make for our children"
(Sitting Bull/Thatanka Lyotake)

Ben O (171)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 4:16 am
John Trudell; Biography:

Birgit W (160)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 4:39 am
Very deep and touching poem and song. I wished we would all follow what he says. Thank you very much Dandelion.

Theodore Shayne (56)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 5:02 am
Noted & posted

Barbara K (60)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 5:19 am
Wow, this is so true and so great. Thanks for posting it, my friend.

Neill Abayon (667)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 5:34 am
I enjoyed it. Thanks Dandelion for sharing.

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 5:57 am

Thank you for this wonderful submission, Sheryl.


divergent revolution (309)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 6:04 am
Pilamaye, good medicine
Lila wopila icicapelo Dandelion
There are so many beautiful songs and poems, it's going to be a great month for my medicine path thread in yellowstone curents!

Angelika R (143)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 6:52 am
Thanks Sheryl, -Trudell is as always simply striking. Rosemary spoke out my thoughts.

Daniel Partlow (179)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 7:09 am
Really enjoyed this, Thanks!

Pat B (356)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 7:13 am
This video is wonderful, passing on also. Thank you, Sheryl for post. BTW, went to the Austin Powwow yesterday. I've gone the last 19 years. I am so glad to see Native American women (Veterans), represented in the Honor/Color guard during the Grand Entry! I had the opportunity a few years ago, to meet one of the original Navajo Code Talkers from WWII. It was an Honorable, wonderful, and memorable experience.

Please view the following for the representation of OUR Native American Woman Veterans/History


SuSanne P (193)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 7:22 am
Thank you so much Dandelion. My words fail in comparison.

Angelika R (143)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 7:27 am
I want to add one more petition to the list in Dandelions message -sorry, don't know where else to place it..
Some might see it and sign, thx.

Tell Congress: Support our Native children! (Heidi Heitkamp bill)

Sheryl G (363)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 7:51 am
Thanks Angelika for the additional petition. For those who come to this thread and do not get my personal messages the other petitions I offered are below:
Support Nutritional Health for Native American Children

Native American Suicide Prevention Act

Petition to the BIA Stop the Stealing of Native American Children

Susanne R (235)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 8:12 am
Beautiful and powerful! Thanks for sharing this, Dandelion! All petitions signed except for the one regarding Native American children. An error message (404 Not Found. The page that you have requested could not be found) kept appearing whenever I tried to submit my information.

Sheryl G (363)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 8:17 am
Thank you Susanne. I'm not sure why that one petition keeps doing that as I access it every single time yet I've had a few others tell me that as well. Not sure if it's the browser that people use that will not allow it for some and yet others can open the petition. I thank those who have been able to access and had signed.

Sheryl G (363)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 8:27 am
It appears to open under certain browsers, was just told they could open it under Firefox and I can access it by the Google Chrome.

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 8:47 am
We are human being
and these memories are trying
to remind us
human beings human beings
it is time to rise up,
remember who we are

Thanks Sheryl for this wonderful submission. Green star.

Dotti L (85)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 9:19 am
Thanks, Dandelion and SuSanne for forwarding and others for the links to petitions.

Anne P (174)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 9:52 am
Wonderful ... I have such admiration for John Trudell, his endless activism for Native peoples and his perseverance in the face of adversity and terrible personal loss (the murder of his family). He should be name a Poet Laureate of the United States. Thank you for posting, Dandelion!

Sheryl G (363)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 9:56 am
I agree Anne P. He is truly an asset to us all. Now if only more would listen and heed his words.

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 12:29 pm
Noted w/thanks, Dandelion. That was absolutely beautiful! Those words truly encapsulate my own personal beliefs. I'm adding this poem to "Desiderata" as the 2 most significantly spiritual poems in my life. Signed the petition Angelika listed, and will now go to sign the rest.

Birgit W (160)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 1:58 pm

LaurenBackSoon K (173)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 2:17 pm
Noted & Shared. Thanks Dandelion!

marie C (163)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 2:43 pm
Wonderful so meaningful
Noted shared and tweeted
Thank you so much

. (0)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 3:06 pm
TY Dandelion. We know who we are and what we are. We only need to look deep enough inside of ourselves and want to see reality and not fantasy.

Yvonne White (229)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 3:17 pm
Thanks Dandelion!:)

Vivian B (169)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 3:50 pm
Hello, Dandelion! It is a pleasure to sign all the petitions that are on this share.
My husband's uncle was one of the Code Talkers. He passed away not long ago.and he was an inspiration to us all!
Thanks so much, again, Dandelion!
It is a very powerful passage!

SuSanne P (193)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 5:32 pm
Just came home and I'm pleased to share many are grateful and have signed Dandelion! TY Angelica, signed! Before I read the update about Firefox I tried once again to no avail. I'll try now. I thank all for your Beautiful posts. I am going to change my video to this one (on my profile page). It just blew me away and I agree it is by far one of the most Spiritual poems I have ever known. I haven't read John Trudell prior to today and guarantee to become familiar with him now. His name sounds very familiar so possibly you have sent his words to me in the past and I have forgotten. I won't forget again!!!

Sheryl G (363)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 5:44 pm
Vivian, this Nation owes a great deal of gratitude to the Code Talkers, unfortunately it wasn't given in the respect it should of been. In the past I've posted stories about the Code Talkers on here.

Yes, Susanne, I've posted other videos of John Trudell and have mentioned various things about him or posted quotes by him. His influence upon my life has been life long......

Athena F (131)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 7:04 pm
Lovely, thank you so much! :)

Deborah W (6)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 8:45 pm
What you care most about says the most about you. What do you stand for? If you stand for nothing you fall for everything. Think about it.

Colleen L (3)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 9:31 pm
Beautiful. Really loved watching and listnening to it. Plus signed all 3 petitions. Thanks Dandelion

Past Member (0)
Monday November 4, 2013, 5:31 am
Thanks for sharing.

Winn A (179)
Monday November 4, 2013, 7:37 am
Thanks so much.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 9:08 am
Thank you so much Dandelion...
Thank you Ben and Angelika and thank you all for this creative world :)

SusanAWAY Allen (219)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 6:17 pm
Awesome. Thanks.

Gina Caracci (219)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 9:05 pm
All petitions signed as well


Gina Caracci (219)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 9:07 pm
OH! The Lakota Peoples petition kept saying page couldnt be found and I tried twice

Sheryl G (363)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 11:41 am
Yes, I've mentioned before that Petition only will open under certain browsers, someone said they got in by the Firefox. I was able to use google chrome.
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