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Mike Raccoon Eyes: Native Advocate, candidate for City Council of Richmond, CaliforniA close examination of the Native American vote in the United States in the national elections of 2012 and the Native perspective of what it means to Indian Country a.


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kat yazzie (400)
Thursday January 5, 2012, 11:25 am

Barbara K (61)
Thursday January 5, 2012, 12:52 pm
Noted, my friend. I hope more native Americans run for office all over the country. Glad you are back.

Phyllis P (232)
Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:52 pm
This is awesome news. Glad you are back, too.

Debbie Hogan (115)
Thursday January 5, 2012, 2:03 pm
Richmond...Very close to home for me. Would be very refreshing to have a Native American on the city council for once. Thank you for this, Kat. Long time, no read. Great to have you back.


Süheyla C (234)
Thursday January 5, 2012, 2:05 pm

ewoud k (68)
Thursday January 5, 2012, 2:38 pm
Thanks for posting Kat!

ps: You're back! Wow!

Barbara W (342)
Thursday January 5, 2012, 5:03 pm
It's long overdue Kat.. Thanks for the post. Will move to my networks..

Angelika R (143)
Thursday January 5, 2012, 5:59 pm
More power to him, yeah! Thanks Kat and wb! More should come forward and hopefully present a Native presidential candidate as well... maybe time for "back to the roots" after all other efforts in black and white have obviously failed and ran your country into decline..

Penelope Ryan (178)
Thursday January 5, 2012, 6:10 pm
Welcome Kat, you have been missed. Representation in our political structure is not fair, has never been fair and is getting worse. Maybe if more First nations people were in office it would get better but the 1% clearly controls the government.

Sheryl G (359)
Thursday January 5, 2012, 6:12 pm
Wishing him all the best. Welcome back've been missed.

Agnes H (144)
Thursday January 5, 2012, 9:15 pm
I honestly hope he'll make it. I believe the Indigenous People, not only in America, but even here in Australia, could do with MORE people like him! Indigenous People are treated like dirt and need a strong leader like him. Bring back the POWER to the Original People of the Country! Once they see that One Man can make a change, the others will soon follow and start believing in themselves again! It were the British who started destroying these People. Before Manhattan was in British Hands, it was in Dutch Hands, who lived in peace with the Indians and had a good Trade with them. They believed in Freedom of Religion from the start, that's why they went to The New World!

Bob P (394)
Friday January 6, 2012, 7:20 am
thanks best of luck to him

Warren Osborn (1)
Friday January 6, 2012, 7:55 am

peggy p (43)
Friday January 6, 2012, 8:17 am
bless you and thank you

Robert O (12)
Friday January 6, 2012, 9:37 am
Thanks Kat.

Jim Phillips (3247)
Friday January 6, 2012, 10:34 am
GO Mike Raccoon Eyes in Richmond, CA.

Live near there and will watch for results.

TY, Kat..

Pierre D (0)
Friday January 6, 2012, 1:14 pm
Hi !
This a very good news.
Hurrah for your coming back, every Native Americans ! Thank's, and happy new year…

Alice B (241)
Friday January 6, 2012, 1:32 pm

. (0)
Friday January 6, 2012, 2:06 pm
thanks Kat...hoping for the best....

Mike S (86)
Friday January 6, 2012, 2:30 pm
Noted and shared. Thank you for posting Kat.

Sharon L (132)
Friday January 6, 2012, 4:56 pm

Valerie Hammett` (21)
Friday January 6, 2012, 5:41 pm
We need transparency in our government. i dont care for the race of a leader as long as hes right in the heart and mind.

MmAway M (522)
Friday January 6, 2012, 6:39 pm
Thank you Kat! Absolutely will send this on! Living here I am going to stay on top of it I do PROMISE (Sadly, I am going to take some time off, but will have a friend Take a peek on this one!)

Winefred M (88)
Friday January 6, 2012, 6:43 pm
Hi Kat,glad to have you back and article noted.
Great that the native Americans are running for office.

Past Member (0)
Friday January 6, 2012, 7:32 pm
Evey indigenous tribal human the British stole from after Captain John Smith landed on the shores of my forefathers were either burned alive or murdered in other ways, save three men and a few women and children! I am all for taking the stolen cattle ranch land and other lands used for murdering sentient beings and returning this to Nature, wild life and people who have a right to live freely and away from this dominant society that so wantonly and greedily takes over and kills off as though Sacred Life is trash. Awareness is so limited, it is hard to believe people are the same species. Perhaps outwardly we all share physical attributes, but, spiritually, we are so varied it is unbelievable.

Winefred M (88)
Friday January 6, 2012, 8:11 pm
Amen to that Yvette.

Rosemary G (79)
Friday January 6, 2012, 8:21 pm
Time has tell the illegal occupiers and murderous Christian Terrorists what to do..Get rid of all the parasites like our criminal, lying politicians.
I am all for the rights of the original people of this country, the return of their original language, rituals and religion. Restore all defaced land and forbid future defacing like the white President's faces in the beautiful Mountains! I find them sacrilegious!

KS Goh (0)
Friday January 6, 2012, 11:30 pm
Thanks for the article.

Past Member (0)
Friday January 6, 2012, 11:49 pm
Food for thought. Thanks for posting.

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Friday January 6, 2012, 11:52 pm
The lying, scheming politicians, especially the Repukelicans brought to power by the Tea Party voters' turnout, are DEFINITELY ATTEMPTING TO KILL THE NATIVE AMERICAN VOTE by REQUIRING PICTURE I.D. in many States.

This is part of their blatant attempt to DENY THE VOTE to the Elderly, to College Students, to the Poor, to Ethnic Minorities -- all of whom, along with Native Americans, quite possibly either don't have the "proper" kind of I.D., or would have trouble GETTING the right kind of I.D. the Repukelicans require.
For example, College Students might be living out-of-State; the Elderly might have been voting for years without I.D., because they may have been delivered by midwives or before Birth Certificates were required; the Poor might have trouble getting I.D. for financial reasons; and so on.

We KNOW this.
Let's NOT let the Repukes get away with that, THIS time around!
Native Americans and the rest of us, must be prepared to REALLY CHALLENGE the fake "election results" that are undoubtedly going to come up!!!

Carmen S (611)
Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:05 am
noted, thanks for sharing this Kat

Winefred M (88)
Saturday January 7, 2012, 6:01 am
Aha BMutiny Amen to you.
I always had this believe that all republicans are with Satan,and you know what they say,they are doing their job in the name of you know who.
I think He's very sad and amazed of what people will do in name of..............
It's an easy way to win and get more votes,very scamming,and cunning too.
Anyway that's the way they conquered America isn't it?

LeMoyn Salmonsen (88)
Saturday January 7, 2012, 8:44 am
After finishing high school, lived and worked in and around Richmond in my late teens and early twenties, though some time has passed since those days, I believe they’re still a progressive community that can and will do this.

Bonnie B (103)
Saturday January 7, 2012, 3:37 pm
Thank you for sharing this good news, Kat. I suddenly wish I lived there so I could vote for him! My ardent wishes for his success! and I hope other Native Americans follow in his foot steps!

Brenda R (6)
Saturday January 7, 2012, 5:56 pm
Wish I could vote for him, I am in NY.

SuSanne Plum (17)
Saturday January 7, 2012, 6:27 pm
Thank you Barbara for this fwd (C2 insists my old page is "missing"). I thank you Kat for this AMAZING article and Welcome you back with much gratitude. In Peace SuS

divergent revolution (309)
Sunday January 8, 2012, 7:52 am
500 years for 500 nations,the time has come.

J. G (55)
Tuesday January 31, 2012, 12:36 am
Thought it was a Petition at first. Good for him as a Native American

Bette M (91)
Friday February 10, 2012, 6:16 pm
May this Native American indian win for it is long long over due.
And, hopefully a Native American indian can work his/her way
to the White House.

Wherever you are there once was a forest.
Plant & protect Danny's trees for life.
Trees are the lungs of the earth.

. (0)
Saturday February 11, 2012, 5:14 pm
Good Luck its time for good people to stand up for whats right and I believe this man will. Good to see you back. I'm still having a hard time on here but now and then I can get one in. I hope this one takes. Blessings to you. Joy
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