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John Redeagle Castillo
As a Native American
Written by John Redeagle Castillo

I was born in the State of Texas in fact not to far from our current President Bush was born. However, I do not consider President Bush, to be my President because he was somehow name to be President of the United States, by nine very conservative Supreme Court Judges however we the people of the United States of Americans did not vote for President Bush to be our President so you figure out how he still became President. My Germany friends does this not make you wonder who is running our country perhaps our international corporations? Also, all our congressional and senator are in the pockets of the rich and wealthy corporations do you think they are for the common people when it cost millions and millions of dollars to run for a public office?I would have to be truthful to you but our country is run and control by International Corporation so usual I refer to our government as the United States American International Corporations and not as the United States of American. So my Germany friends do you consider our Country the United States of American as a country of Democracy? Please, be inform that our news media are run not for the public interest but at the interests of private corporations and private companies so you know that we not going to get the whole truth. And this why our President Bush, was able to lie to us about the War of Iraq, because the news media never told us the truth and still the President is still claming that there is still are Mass Weapons of Destruction in Iraq he still claims they are hidden somewhere in Iraq perhaps it will take another 20 years before we will find the weapons of mass destruction?

Treatment of Native Americans In the State of Texas 1970

Well, when I was born in my hometown near Fort Stockton, Texas, and I was not allowed to be born in a hospital because I was brown skin or Red skin. So as Native Americans and together with the Mexican and Black people we had no right to the laws of the land because of our skin color. So can you believe that after we fought the Nazi in World War Two, that the white people of the State of Texas were treating us Native Americans, Mexicans and Black people the same way as the Nazi. I was never allow to go to the all white public school because only white people were only allow to go there and if you try to go to a white school well they just shoot you like a dead dog. And white people should to say to me that a Red Indian is better dead than a dead dog. As for dating white girls well you might as well say goodbye to your family because the white people who shoot you or hang you. I had a very close friend who was 16 year old and his name was Gilbert and he love this white girl and she love him but our Native American’s community warms him that the white people would kill him. However, he still date with this white girl and when some white people saw him holding hands with this white girl they got him and tied him to their back of their truck and drags his body thought-out our town letting us know if a Red Indian or Native man try to date or hold hands with a white girl you would kill the same date. So my Germany friends if you’re read about our American history books you will never read about this because the people in power that controls our government to not want for you to know the truth. They do not want the people from Europe to know about how racism the white people from the USA were toward us.

When I was very 7 years old I wanted to go to the public library and I remember to this date this date because I wanted to go to my public library to read to learn about Europe.

So I got up early in the morning and told my parent to take me to the public library they told me that they would take me there but the white people would not allow me in their public library but still I refuse to believe this and still I demand from my parents to take me to the library to go to read this books. So my poor parent took me to the library and my father ask this library’s white people in a very kind and gentle way if they would be able to help us and this white people start yelling at my parents and myself at their top of their voice that they were not there to service the Indian or Mexican people and they start pushing us out of the public library with no respect like we were dogs out to the streets and they told us to stay out and never to come back.  I remember to this day how I start to cry deep within my heart how could this white people treat me a young innocent child of only 7 year old this way. I use to cry and go to bed crying because I could not go to the public library to read about my friends in Europe perhaps I was thinking I was born in the wrong country and what was wrong with my people to be treated this way. Perhaps I was thinking the whole world is like this toward our people. Also, I remember when I was 9 years old I try to go across the white neighbor because to me this was a short way to walk to my house but I was thrown stones by the white people because I was walking on their white streets and I was thinking is this is the way the whole world is toward our people.

I kept thinking as a young child perhaps God was white because even when our people went to our own Christian church we had to go with our own people because the white people never allow us to their white Christian Church perhaps God was white. It was funny because when the United State Army wanted for me to go and fight their wars they did not ask me about my skin color. Also when I was draft into the army at the age of 18 years old this was first time I saw a white army doctor because before we were not allow to see a white doctor and also my family was not able to paid for the doctor fees.  And away I was send to kill and kill for this country and they told us not to question about the war that we kill because this country was base on justice and freedom for everyone but still I did not see freedom or justice for my people.  The only once getting justice and freedom were for the rich people and companies that control our country. I try to escape from the army but I was told that if I would try to leave they would put me in prison or shoot me like a dead dog. So I serve and I came back but my father told me that when I came back from war that I lost my Soul because I put all my feeling always that I was now only a instrument of destruction of the USA government. So when I came back I had not feeling because the war destroys all my feeling of been a human being. So my army doctor told me that lots of wars veterans that come back from war have a difficult having relationship with their wives or their former girlfriend. I notice this when former girl friend Angela bought this to my attention but I now receiving treatment for this lack of deep feeling. Wars destroys your human Soul it hard to explain unless you have been in war.

Also, in 1990 I did receive a direct award from the President of the United State of American for my military outstanding services. However, I feel that I that I paid too high a price to go to war because still I feel like I was never accept in my own country plus I still praying to get marry and have a family perhaps with a European woman because I am afraid my children will be send to war to fight for the rich companies.  Also, still today there are over 40 millions USA children that never see a doctor because their families are so poor they can not afford to see a doctor.  Can you believe that we the richest country in the world can not afford healthy insurance for children. I know of lots of family that are working but because the jobs here are so low paying that lot of working family still can not afford to pay for their medical insurance for their children or themselves.

Please, make sure you go to see the movie call Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore, this movie was ban by our own government until the French Government and a Canadian reporter bought pressure on the American government to allow for this movie to be shown.
Yes, life is always a struggle and I have inform Peter, that I am may not be able to go to Germany because some USA government and other individuals so do want to speak about my view about my view of antiwar in Iraq and other injustice that I see happening in my country. So yes I am a fighter and yes life is always been a struggle but I love to fight and I am a tough fighter and I am very determine to see you and all my friends in Germany on September 24, 2004.    
Rosa O. Novarro
oldes traditinal dance group in USA

Rosa O. Novarro, Toltecas en Aztlan, berichtet uns von ihren Leuten. So wird sie z.B. von der Mauer zwischen Mexiko und USA berichten – einer Mauer, wie wir sie von Berlin kannten. Für die Azteken ist Mexiko nicht alleine die Heimat ihres Volkes. Aber USA will das natürlich nicht hören und die Besiedlung von Amerika sah anders aus, als es den Politikern lieb ist.

Chicano Park ist ein winziger Teil des großen Amerikas - ein Stück Heimat für viele, unterschiedliche Stämme der Azteken. USA übergibt jedoch den Platz unter den Brücken der Highwaystraßen nicht an die Völker des Chicano Parkes. "Geldhaie" sind scharf darauf. Tag für Tag arbeitet Rosa O. Navarro hart als offizielle Vertreterin der Danza Aztec von San Diego. Auch arbeitet sie als Lehrerin an der Universität des Staates San Diego in Kalifornien.
Gina Toledo
USA-New Mexico
History of The Pueblo of Jemez

The Pueblo of Jemez (pronounced "Hay-mess" or traditionally as "He-mish") is one of the 19 pueblos located in New Mexico. It is a federally recognized American Indian tribe with 3,400 tribal members, most of whom reside in a puebloan village that is known as "'Walatowa" (a Towa word meaning "this is the place"). Walatowa is located in North-Central New Mexico, within the southern end of the majestic Canon de Don Diego. It is located on State Road 4 approximately one hour northwest of Albuquerque (55 miles) and approximately one hour and twenty minutes southwest of Santa Fe.

The Pueblo of Jemez is an independent sovereign nation with an independent government and tribal court system. Our secular Tribal Government includes the Tribal Council, the Jemez Governor, two Lt. Governors, two fiscales, and a sheriff. Interestingly, for reasons discussed later, our 2nd Lt. Governor is also the governor of the Pueblo of Pecos. Traditional matters are still handled through a separate governing body that is rooted in prehistory. This traditional government includes the spiritual and society leaders, a War Captain and Lt. War Captain. Through perseverance, our people have managed to preserve our traditional culture, religion, and knowledge of our ancient traditional ways regardless of outside pressures. We have also preserved our complex traditional language, a language the anthropologists and linguists refer to as "Towa". Jemez is the only culture that speaks this language, and our traditional law forbids our language from being translated into writing in order to prevent exploitation by outside cultures.

Having originated from a place called "Hua-na-tota," our ancestors, the Jemez Nation, migrated to the "Canon de San Diego Region" from the four-corners area in the late 13th century. By the time of European contact in the year 1541, the Jemez Nation was one of the largest and most powerful of the puebloan cultures, occupying numerous puebloan villages that were strategically located on the high mountain mesas and the canyons that surround the present pueblo of Walatowa. These stone-built fortresses, often located miles apart from one another, were upwards of four stories high and contained as many as 3,000 rooms. They now constitute some of the largest archaeological ruins in the United States. Situated between these "giant pueblos" were literally hundreds of smaller one and two room houses that were used by the Jemez people during spring and summer months as basecamps for hunting, gathering, and agricultural activities. However, our spiritual leaders, medicine people, war chiefs, craftsmen, pregnant women, elderly and disabled lived in the giant pueblo throughout the year, as warriors and visitors could easily reach at least one of the giant pueblos within an hours walk from any of the seasonal homes. In addition, impenetrable barriers were established with cliffs to guard access to springs and religious sites, to monitor strategic trail systems, and to watch for invading enemies. In general, the Jemez Nation resembled a military society that was often called upon by other tribal groups to assist in settling hostile disputes.

Our people experienced their first contact with Europeans in the form of Spanish conquistadors in the year of 1541. When the Coronado Expedition entered into the area, exactly 40 peaceful years went by before contact between the two groups was experienced again. The Rodriquez-Chamuscado Expedition entered the area in 1581, followed by the Espejo Expedition in 1583. In the year 1598, a detachment of the first colonized expedition under the direction of Don Juan de Onate visited the Jemez. A Franciscan priest by the title of Alonzo de Lugo was assigned to our people and he had our people build the area's first church at the Jemez Pueblo of Guisewa (now Jemez State Monument on State Highway 4 in Jemez Springs). According to our intricate oral history, as well as early written Spanish records (Espejo Expedition 1583), the Jemez nation contained an estimated 30,000 tribal members around the time of the Spanish contact, indicating that the population of the Canon de San Diego was probably three times larger than what it is today. Unfortunately, the peace between our differing cultures did not last long and the Jemez population soon became decimated as a result of warfare and diseases introduced by the Europeans.

During the next 80 years, numerous revolts and uprisings occurred between the Jemez people and Spanish, primarily due to Spanish attempts to Christianize our people by force, and congregate them into just one or two villages, where the Franciscan missions were located. As a result, numerous people were killed on both sides, including many of the Franciscan priests. By the year 1680, the hostilities resulted in the Great Pueblo Revolt, during which the Spanish were expelled from the New Mexico Province through the strategic and collaborative efforts of all the Puebloan Nations. This was the first and only successful revolt in the United States in which a suppressive nation was expelled. By 1688, the Spanish had begun their reconquest in force under General Pedro Reneros de Posada, acting Governor of New Mexico. The Pueblos of Santa Ana and Zia were conquered, and by 1692, Santa Fe was again in Spanish hands under Governor Diego de Vargas. Four more years would pass before the Jemez Nation was completely subdued and placed under clergy and military rule. Our ancestors were moved and concentrated into the single Village of Walatowa where we presently reside today. As a result, the most significant of our ancestral sites are now located just out of view of the Pueblo on federal lands and are no longer controlled by our people. Regardless, our ancestral lands are still held in the highest esteem by the Jemez people and not a week goes by that they are not paid tribute to through our prayers and religious offerings.

In the year 1838, Jemez culture became diversified when the Towa speaking people from the Pueblo of Pecos (located east of Santa Fe) resettled at the Pueblo of Jemez in order to escape the increasing depredations of the Spanish and Comanche cultures. Readily welcomed by our ancestors, the Pecos culture was rapidly integrated into Jemez Society, and in 1936, both cultural groups were legally merged into one by an Act of Congress. Today, the Pecos culture still survives at Jemez. Its traditions have been preserved, and as previously noted, the Pueblo of Jemez still honorably recognizes a Governor of Pecos.

Our people are internationally known for arts and crafts. Pottery such as bowls, seed pots sgraffitto vessels (elaborately polished and engraved), wedding vases, figurines, holiday ornaments, and our famous storytellers are now in collections throughout the world. In addition, Jemez artisans also create beautiful basketry, embroidery, woven cloths, exquisite stone sculpture, moccasins and jewelry. Our people are also known as "runners" many of whom still hold unbroken records at major national events, and continue to set new records with each generation entering into track and field competition.

Traditional dances are still held throughout the year at Jemez, many of which are not open to the public. The public is welcome to share in certain events, particularly the "Nuestra Senora de Los Angelas Feast Day de Los Persingula", August 2nd (Pecos Feast of St. Persingula), the "San Diego Feast Day" on December 12th. Additional events open to the public occur at various times throughout the Christmas Holidays. Information regarding these events can be obtained at the Walatowa Visitor Center at the Pueblo of Jemez. Cameras, video camcorders, tape recorders, sketchpads, alcohol and firearms are strictly forbidden at these and all events by the order of the Governor. No authorized publication information regarding Pueblo activities allowed.

We hope you enjoyed your virtual visit to our historical Pueblo!

Pueblo of Jemez - William Whatley
Guillermo Chavez Rosette
USA-New Mexico
1972 lernte er zuerst über die traditionelle Sweatlodge Zeremonie im San Diego Indianer Reservat, vom White Roots of Peace (WRP), einem reisenden indianischen College. WRP kam von der Insel Alcatraz, unter der Leitung von Richard Oaks und Chief Standing Arrow der Onondaga Nation, gemeinsam mit Repräsentanten der 6 Nationen und den Clan Grossmüttern, zur Unterstützung der indianischen Spiritualität und der indianischen Souveränität. Im San Diego Viejas Reservat praktizierte er die Sweatlodge gemeinsam mit dem Elder Sam Brown. Einem der ältesten indianischen Führer der indianischen Rancherias, in welchen die Sweatlodge „Temascal“ genannt wird, sowie tatsächlich in Mexico. Er erzählte, dass die franziskanischen Mönche die Sweatlodge gemeinsam mit den Natives von San Diego nutzten, um ihre Körper zu reinigen und dass er sich erinnert, das die Sweatlodge Zeremonie von Mexico nach Kalifornien kam.  

1973, brachte Guillermo die Sweatlodge Zeremonie zum Colegio Tonantzin in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Er leitete auch Sweatlodge Zeremonien am American Indian Arts Institut in Santa Fe.
Guillermo führt die Sweatlodge Zeremonien in der Taos Gemeinschaft weiter. Er half beim Aufbau und der Leitung der Sweatlodge Zeremonien in Taos Pueblo. Er unterstützt außerdem den Sonnentanz Kreis und Treffen zur spirituellen Heilung durch Sweatlodge Zeremonien.

Linda M. Velarde
USA-New Mexico
Linda M. Velarde, ist eine Einheimische aus Velarde, New Mexico, einer 450 Jahre alten Chicano Farmer Gemeinschaft, die am Rio Grande liegt, nahe dem San Juan Pueblo im nördlichen New Mexico. Linda ist Co-
Direktor des Vallecitos Mountain Schutzgebiets, einem Wildschutzpark und Tagungscenter, wo sie kontemplative Tagungen für Internationale und Nationale Umwelt- und Sozial-Aktivisten veranstaltet. In den vergangenen 10 Jahren oganisierte, verwaltete, förderte und leitete sie, als Co-Leader diese Tagungen in VallecitosLinda ist seit 25 Jahren in der Umweltschutzbewegung aktiv und ist eine erfahrene Organisatorin der Gemeinschaften.
Linda war Assistant Direktor, Büro Mangerin und Gemeinschaftsorganisatorin für das Western Environmental Law Center, einer Anwaltskanzlei für öffentliches Recht und Umweltschutz, mit Büros in Taos, New Mexico und Eugene, Oregon. Zusätzlich war sie Assistant Direktor, Büro Managerin und Gemeinschafts Organisatorin für die Anwaltskanzlei Burnett, ebenfalls Kanzlei für Umweltschutz. Linda arbeitet in lokalen und nationalen gemeinnützigen Gremien, inkl. der Co-Chair of Seva Foundation, einer nationalen und internationalen Einsatz Foundation,
1994 - 2000 Linda machte ausgedehnte Reisen durch die südlichen indianischen Staaten von Mexico und Central America. Sie hilft und unterstützt Natives von San Salvador, Pipiles, Guatemala und Chiapas, Mayas und Mextecas von Oaxaca. Linda wurde 1998 vom Council of Elders auf dem heiligen Gebiet von Francisco el Alto und erneut auch im Jahre 2000 auf dem heiligen Gebiet in Rabinal, Guatemala, für ihre Hilfe beim Aufbau von Fonds und ihrer Mitarbeit bei allen Maya Nationen von Maya, Xinca und Garifuno in Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador und Honduras, sowie für ihre Mitarbeit beim Rückkauf von Heiligen Gebieten, geehrt. Ihr wurde auch Anerkennung und Ermächtigung gegeben, den Rat der Ältesten zu vertreten, um sie in ihrer Mission und in ihren Bemühungen zu unterstützen, andere heilige Orte vor der Zerstörung zu bewahren und sie vor den Bundesbehörden von Guatemala und  den Botschaftern der Vereinigte Staaten zu vertreten und die heiligen Orte der gesamten Mayanation als Zeugen zu erhalten, wenn man sie der Mayanation vor dem heiligen Feuer des Mayarat in Rabinal umwidmet. Es wurde eine Verordnung erlassen und genehmigt von der gesetzlichen Vertretung und dem Anwalt des Ältestenrates von Guatemala, betreffend der Wiederinbesitznahme der heiligen Orte in San Francisco el Alto und Rabinal.

Linda ist derzeit vom Rat der Ältesten autorisiert nach Kapital und Betriebsmitteln zu suchen, damit mit dem Rückkauf und der Wiederinbesitznahme der heiligen Mayastätten, die oben erwähnt sind, fortgefahren werden kann und es zu sponsern.  Viele der Stätten sind in Gefahr zerstört zu werden durch Viehzucht und Ackerbau, und sind in privaten Händen. 1998 erhielt sie den Martin de la Cruz Preis vom internationalen Kongress der traditionellen und einheimischen Medizin an der Universität von New-Mexico, Albuquerque, New-
Mexico für ihren internationalen Kongress XII der traditionellen und einheimischen Medizin.
"Transforming the Art of Healing through Diversity". August 17, 1998. In den  letzten 13 Jahre war  Linda ein Mitglied von einem traditionellem Lernprogramm von Danza Azteca de Anáhuac, einer vorkolumbianischen aztekisch zeremoniellen Tanzgruppe, gegründet in Taos, New-Mexico. Sie ist der Malinztin (Feuerwächter) der Gruppe. Danza Azteca de Anahuac führte nationale und internationale Reisen durch und ebenfalls zeremonielle Veranstaltungen. Linda ist auch Co-Verantworliche für die Organisation der jährlichen Dia de Cuauhtémoc Ceremony , die in den vergangenen 6 Jahren in Taos, New Mexico ausgerichtet wurde. Sie praktizierte die Meditation in der Vipassana Tradition für viele Jahre, einschließlich der Ausbildung durch Joseph Goldstein, Jack Kornfield, George Mumford und Thich Nhat Hanh.
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Raul de la Cruz Carillo
Medizinmann Raul de la Cruz Carillo


Ich bin ein mexikanischer Eingeborener.

Ich gehöre zu den Huichol Indianern. In Mexiko gibt es fast 70 verschiedene Stämme. Die Huichol Indianer sind ein einheimischer Stamm Mexikos in der „Sierra Madre Occidental. In dieser Abgeschiedenheit fand der Stamm seine Stärke. Unsere Kultur konnte überlebten, weil wir vor mehreren hundert Jahren vom Einfluss der Außenwelt verschont blieben.

Der Stamm fand Schutz durch die Ehrenhaftigkeit der Huichol Indianer und göttlichen Einfluss. Beides findet sich in der Kunst und Heiligenwelt wieder. Viele göttliche Dinge zeigen sich in den Lebenselementen, wie die Sonne, der Mond, das Feuer und das Wasser. Einige Tiere gelten als Überbringer und zeichnen sich aus – darunter der Hirsch, die Schlange, das Kaninchen und der Skorpion. Als Spiegel unserer Tradition findet sich neben Peyote auch der Mais.
Ich freue mich in Deutschland von meiner reichen Kultur, Religion und Geschichten zu erzählen.
Ronny Jimmy
Ronny Jimmy kommt aus Kanada und ist Cree-Indianer. Er ist mit seiner deutschen Frau und seiner kleinen Tochter zurück in seine Heimat, in ein Blockhaus am See.
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