Weekend Update #11 – Colonialism

March 16, 2009 by Russell Means Freedom  
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Why is the USA the way it is? Colonialism! Why are American Indian Reservations in the deplorable state they are? Colonialism! Where are the Global Banking Powers leading the World to?

Weekend Update 06

January 6, 2009 by Russell Means Freedom  
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Documentary on Palestinian History

Weekend Update 01

December 2, 2008 by Russell Means Freedom  
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Russell comments on the “house of cards”that IS the U.S. economy, the coming economic depression, the Mumbai terrorist attack and President Obama’s most significant initiative; the institution of a 16 team college football playoff.

Russell Means Weekend Update #1


November 17, 2008 by Russell Means Freedom  
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Republic of Lakotah

RE: Twelfth Day of Snow Emergency

Many hundreds of American Indians still snowbound and without electrical power or water on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Sofia Romero, age 98, snowed in, no power, no water, food situation unknown.

Emme Zimiga, age 96, snowed in, no power, no water, food situation unknown.

Amanda Milk, age 80’s, no legs, dialysis patient, snowed in, presumed dead.

Hisle SD – 38 households (average of 17 persons per household on Reservation) still snowed in with out power or water.

Lost Dog Community – 5 families snowed in, no power, no water, food situation unknown.

Lacreek Electric Association reports that over 1,000 power distribution poles broken by the storm have been replaced, but dozens more are still down, while repair efforts have been diverted to the some of the main distribution lines still partially inoperative.

Genocidal Results of the Failed American Indian Policies of the United States Government:


Lakotah men have a life expectancy of less than 44 years, lowest of any country in the World (excluding AIDS) including Haiti.

Lakotah death rate is the highest in the United States.

The Lakotah infant mortality rate is 300% more than the U.S. Average.

One out of every four Lakotah children born are fostered or adopted out to non-Indian homes.

Diseases such as tuberculosis, polio, etc. are present. Cancer is now at epidemic proportions!

Teenage suicide rate is 150% higher than the U.S national average for this group. POVERTY:

Median income is approximately $2,600 to $3,500 per year.

97% of our Lakotah people live below the poverty line.

Many families cannot afford heating oil, wood or propane and many residents use ovens to heat their homes.


Unemployment rates on our reservations are 80% or higher.

Government funding for job creation is lost through cronyism and corruption.


Elderly die each winter from hypothermia (freezing).

1/3 of the homes lack basic clean water and sewage while 40% lack electricity.

60% of Reservation families have no telephone.

60% of housing is infected with potentially fatal black molds.

There is an estimated average of 17 people living in each family home (may only have two to three rooms). Some homes, built for 6 to 8 people, have up to 30 people living in them.


More than half the Reservation’s adults battle addiction and disease.

Alcoholism affects 9 in 10 families.

Two known meth-amphetamine labs allowed to continue operation. Why?


The Tuberculosis rate on Lakotah reservations is approx. 800% higher than the U.S national average.

Cervical cancer is 500% higher than the U.S national average.

The rate of diabetes is 800% higher than the U.S national average.

Federal Commodity Food Program provides high sugar foods that kill Native people through diabetes and heart disease.


Indian children incarceration rate 40% higher than whites.

In South Dakota, 21 percent of state prisoners are American Indians, yet they only make up 2% of the population.

Indians have the second largest state prison incarceration rate in the nation.

Most Indians live on federal reservations. Less than 2% of Indians live where the state has jurisdiction!


Only 14% of the Lakotah population can speak the Lakotah language.

The language is not being shared inter-generationally. Today, the average age of a fluent Lakotah speaker is 65 years.

Our Lakotah language is an Endangered Language, on the verge of extinction.

Our Lakotah language is not allowed to be taught in the U.S. Government schools.