Native What Month 2.


© Marty Two Bulls.

And it continues. If you don’t know about the latest atrocities, learn. All that because fucking white people want their cake and to eat it, too. Yeah, yeah, I know, lotsa good white people out there. I know. Lots of them on the front lines, I know. And it really is appreciated, know that. It’s just that it’s not helping right now, because even all the white people who signed on, who woke up, who joined the fight, you’re in the minority with us, against all the racist, greedy white people who simply do not give a fuck. They’ll be busy with their holiday, and pretending to be thankful for fuck knows what, perhaps the fact that oppressing minorities just got a whole lot easier. I can see them thanking their idiotic, bloodthirsty god for that one.

Every year, the irony of November being named “National American Indian Heritage Month” kills me a bit more (First instituted in 1990, by Bush). This year more than most, with the criminal atrocities being committed at Standing Rock. There was a demented, malign genius to choosing November, what with most people being occupied with that grand holiday, “thanksgiving”, and preoccupied with Xmas. The majority of Americans don’t have the slightest idea of there even being an NDN heritage month, and if they do, there’s a bit of lip service perhaps, but not much more. As for learning, dive into the Standing Rock Syllabus.

High Cost of Human Rights Corrodes DAPL Financing:

Government scientists have just identified the largest deposit of oil in the United States. Newsflash: It is nowhere near the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). On November 15, the U.S. Geological Survey released the largest estimate of continuous (unconventional) oil that USGS has ever assessed in the United States. The site is the Wolfcamp Shale formation in the Permian Basin of West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. USGS estimates the Wolfcamp play at 20 billion barrels.

There are two bits of significance for the fight against DAPL, the Black Snake, rooted in two theories of what the DAPL might be able to move if and when it is finished. The investment banks funding the Black Snake bought into the project based the state of the oil market at the time and expert projections for production over the life of the pipeline.

The oil market has shifted in many ways since the first round of DAPL financing was anticipating rising demand and more expensive supplies.

Hey America, I’m Taking Back Thanksgiving.


  1. rq says

    Okay, seeing as I’m not USAmerican, I only remembered about USThankstaking yesterday due to a noDAPL related thing somewhere (here or FB, can’t remember).
    In any case, holy fuck whose idea was it to call November of all months, knowing the extremely well-celebrated holiday that lands smack on that semi-final Thursday every single fucking year, National American Indian Heritage Month. You mentioned the distractions of USThankstaking as well as the approach of christmas, but the insensitivity of celebrating National American Indian Heritage the same month their genocide is celebrated (okay, fine, the preliminary feast to their impending genocide)…
    Anyway. This is mostly a comment about my own ignorance that there exists a National American Indian Heritage Month and my failure to connect it to USThankstaking.

  2. stellatree says

    My sister got us tickets to the Indigenous People’s Sunrise Gathering on Alcatraz this year, aka Unthanksgiving. I hope I can show support and learn to be a better ally. Still working on the Standing Rock syllabus materials and posting them to my friends. I’m not looking for cookies, this is the least I can do. I just want you to know people are listening and getting educated through your efforts.

  3. says


    My sister got us tickets to the Indigenous People’s Sunrise Gathering on Alcatraz this year

    Oh, lucky you! You’ll have a wonderful time.

  4. stellatree says

    I’m a bit childishly excited about it! A little nervous about being in a crowd but I’m sure I’ll be OK. :-D

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