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The Thick Dark Fog Releasing March 1, 2012


Society & Culture  (tags: The Thick Dark Fog, Walter Littlemoon, Boarding Schools, Wounded Knee, South Dakota, Indian, healing, heritage, native television, educational )

Sheryl
- 2597 days ago - nativetelecom.org
Walter Littlemoon is a 69-year-old Lakota man born and raised in Wounded Knee, South Dakota. The Thick Dark Fog profiles Walter's journey to heal himself and his community while reclaiming his heritage.



   

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Sheryl G (359)
Tuesday February 7, 2012, 10:05 am
There is a short video with the reading to this attachment. This is an important film and we can thank Walter for sharing his important journey with us and his wife Jane for assisting Walter in this journey. In order for a national healing to begin we need for the truth to be exposed. Too much has been left in the dark. Thank you Walter and Jane and the ones who produced the film for allowing the light to be brought forth upon dark chapters.
 

Vallee R (280)
Tuesday February 7, 2012, 10:16 am
Thanks Dandelion - hope I can see it - listened to the short video.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Tuesday February 7, 2012, 11:27 am
I put another story on that I feel ties in with this one. It is called Let The Spirit Live by John Trudell.

When the Spirit isn't allowed to live within us we have the long journey as Walter Littlemoon, trying to seek out our Spirit, what happened, why do I feel I'm in this Thick Dark Fog. Native voices silenced so that others could keep the Spirits within all of us in the dark.

Please go to the John Trudell video and see how this affects so many, and not only just Indians anymore. Although they were the proverbial canary in the mines. Too few listened and even fewer cared, it is to all of our peril that the majority of the people did not hear, see, and open their hearts.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Tuesday February 7, 2012, 1:01 pm
Whoops the link to the John Trudell story didn't take it is:
LET THE SPIRIT LIVE
 

Darlene W (289)
Tuesday February 7, 2012, 1:02 pm
May the spirits be with you Walter Littlemoon. I will fight for Native Americans any time. If not for them where do you think people would be today? If people listened to them they would be in a lot better place today. Bless everyone of them. I am so very proud to have Native American in my blood.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 7, 2012, 2:54 pm
Stories need to be told and heard and passed on to the children.

In this way, wisdom is garnered, meditated upon and honored that life may continue.
 

Patrick Donovan (344)
Tuesday February 7, 2012, 3:02 pm
Horrific is the first word that comes to mind. I hope the healing is able to continue.
 

Kamila A (141)
Tuesday February 7, 2012, 3:33 pm
We are in the days when the fog is lifting and we are left with the truth of what is really going on. We have to decide how to go forward. It is not easy, but if we keep our hearts open we will find the way.
 

Eternal G (734)
Tuesday February 7, 2012, 3:44 pm
Courageous man, in order to heal and bring empowerment to the next generation he had to enter the fog and came out with this powerful account of his life that holds true the world over!
It angers me so much that there are still so many white people who refuse to take accountability for all the wrongs done to indigenous people and will not say sorry... SHAMEFUL!
 

Mary T (178)
Tuesday February 7, 2012, 5:37 pm
Thanks Dandelion the truth about the Native people needs to be told and not covered up with lies.
 

Patricia E G (52)
Tuesday February 7, 2012, 6:59 pm
John Trudell...Heeavy dude. Ahead of his time.
Little Foot flick I'm waiting to see.

Thank you Dee.
 

Patricia E G (52)
Tuesday February 7, 2012, 7:05 pm
Dee, I'm as confused as you ...
Apologies to Mr. Walter Littlemoon.
 

Jenny Dooley (830)
Tuesday February 7, 2012, 7:06 pm
Thank you Dandelion!
 

Cynthia Davis (340)
Tuesday February 7, 2012, 7:09 pm
TY Dandelion
 

Arild Gone for now (174)
Wednesday February 8, 2012, 3:06 am
The same thing happened to my Native People in Norway but as this link will show,we've come along way since then.2 days ago they celebrated their National Day and they have their own Parliament:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sami_National_Day

Thanks for posting Dandelion,let us never forget the injustice that was done.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday February 8, 2012, 6:35 am
Thanks for sharing Arild. I'd like to think there would be some improvement in the usa but it will not happen until we get the corruption and the big money out of our Governments. There is a big disgrace upon this land and it will not change until the people finally get so disgusted they start rising up.....it is starting.....but too many still sleep.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 8, 2012, 7:23 am
life has value beyond measure
Peace and Love
 

Myron Scott (70)
Wednesday February 8, 2012, 10:24 am
Another beauty (like your Trudell submission).

Apologies, too, to our Mother - all of ours.

One thing and another and now this and I'm remembering a film called Koyaanisqatsi, which means Life Out of Balance.
Worth a look for those who haven't seen it.

Walk in beauty, all.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday February 8, 2012, 11:30 am
Thanks Myron for bringing up Koyaanisqatsi.......life out of balance.
 

Carmen S (611)
Wednesday February 8, 2012, 12:02 pm
thanks Dandelion for sharing this
 

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Wednesday February 8, 2012, 2:28 pm
Thank you Dandelion for an interesting article. Amazing story. When will the nation hear their cry.
 

Barbara DeFratis (21)
Wednesday February 8, 2012, 2:47 pm
Thank for the post and the heads up, since I support my local PBS station, I get a program guilde when the March one comes, I will keep an eye out for this one to watch and/or record.
 

Caitlin M (104)
Wednesday February 8, 2012, 2:48 pm
This is a most important video. When I saw it some months ago it brought a number of things into place for me to not only understand the Native American experience, but to understand the depth of betrayal humans have foisted upon humans beyond the Native American story...but for all our stories. Dandelion's link to John Trudell's video is providing a full-circle story. I look forward to seeing the film that Myron mentions also. Thanks to all who have kept on the journey to lift that fog from themselves and who journey further to share the learning with all of us.
 

Diane Piecara (14)
Wednesday February 8, 2012, 3:42 pm
Perhaps we are all in the fog. We all must heal by learning to respect all life and our Mother. It is a personal journey to bring us each back into the light.
 

Cindy B (61)
Wednesday February 8, 2012, 6:39 pm
Thank you my friend Dandelion. I've been very depressed myself due to some personal stressors and so it would be hard to watch this film which will certainly be both depressing and infuriating. But I still would if I got the chance. In Australia they did the same thing to the Aborigines -- took the kids away from their families, suppressed their culture, their language, their spirituality... And all the while, the pompous, pious, self-righteous white people who did it were invoking God. Just another example of the cruelty and idiocy of organized religion and those people who use it to support their selfish personal agendas.
 

Phillip I (67)
Wednesday February 8, 2012, 7:26 pm
Akita mani yo.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday February 8, 2012, 7:47 pm
Your words are very true Cindy and I hope you feel better real soon.
 

Lynn S (235)
Wednesday February 8, 2012, 11:17 pm
Unfortunately the trailer is not available for viewing. will see if I can watch it on the internet when the programme is out since I do not have cable.

Like the US, Canada's history with it's First Nations has not been good. Children were taken from their homes to residential schools, forbidden to speak their own language, to celebrate their culture, all with the idea of taking out the Indian but leaving the man, so to speak. Despicable things were done that should never been done. Over the past decades, there have been monetary awards, but how does that repair the damage from the raping of the soul? Thanks Dandelion.
 

Susanne R (236)
Thursday February 9, 2012, 12:04 am
Walter's story is so familiar to me. Did you share it several months ago? In any event, I'm glad Walter's documentary was such a success, and I'm really looking forward to seeing it. Thank you for sharing this information!
 

Pamela C (75)
Thursday February 9, 2012, 1:13 am
This profiles a shameful period in United States history.
 

Quanta Kiran (67)
Thursday February 9, 2012, 2:23 am
Thanks.
 

Elsie Au (259)
Thursday February 9, 2012, 4:58 am
Thanks for sharing.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Thursday February 9, 2012, 5:53 am
Indeed Susanne I had placed a different movie trailer on about Walter story. As this came through Native TV and had the release dates and a different video I thought it was a good reminder for people as I know how much the other video touched so many.
 

patricia lasek (317)
Thursday February 9, 2012, 9:34 am
I don't know what to say.
 

Marianna Molnar (9)
Thursday February 9, 2012, 11:14 am
noted
 

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Thursday February 9, 2012, 12:59 pm
Thanks for sharing Sheryl! What a courageous man! May the healing continue.
 

Les L (12)
Thursday February 9, 2012, 9:05 pm
Ty Dandelion
 

Kathy Javens (104)
Saturday February 11, 2012, 6:43 am
Noted. As painful as it may be, the truth must be told. The centuries of injustice must be brought to the surface so that healing may begin. I cannot begin to know what the Native Americans feel or have felt, but I do know that when I see things like this, it makes my heart ache for all of the injustice that they heve been put through. May the spirits watch over them,guide them and give them the peace they deserve.
 

Terri Hughes (416)
Saturday February 11, 2012, 10:09 am
If anybody has been discriminated against, it has been the American Indians. They have had THERE land taken away from them, there rights and just about everything else. Other people say they are discriminated against and they scream and yell until they get there way. They DON'T know what being discriminated against means. The American Indian has gotten a raw deal all the way around. This is NOT RIGHT. They have just as much right to be here as ANYBODY else does. And they DESERVE BETTER than what they have gotten over the years. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.
 

Rita D (87)
Sunday February 12, 2012, 5:42 pm
Thank you dear Sheryl for sharing this with us! I have great respect for Walter and his community and I think it's very courageous to do what he does here! I am touched.
 

Jose Ramon Fisher Rodriguez (13)
Saturday February 18, 2012, 8:23 am
Any way to help this movie come to Greece?
 

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday February 18, 2012, 9:58 am
I just gave Jose Ramon some information behind the scenes to this question. If anyone else, outside of the USA has the same or similar question please contact me via C2.
 

Nancy C (806)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 2:15 am
Securing the rights of indigenous peoples remains a battle connected with the same human foibles. Power and greed are characteristics that some homo sapiens cannot seem to shake. Your postings are a grave reminder that we must all awaken and grasp of life what is truly valuable. Our land, our animals, the waters, the air and the love and honor to keep our lives simple and pure. Thanks to Walter Littlemoon for allowing us into his journey and connecting his suffering to the trials of today. His family and ours will benefit from the knowledge he has discovered. Love to you and yours all...
 
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