Great video! Played for the US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on Thursday, on implementation of the Declaration the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Produced by Ryan Red Corn, Osage, and Dallas Goldtooth of the Indigenous Environmental Network.
Geronimo E-KIA, a poem by the 1491s
Accompanying music by A Tribe Called Red
"On May 1st around 3:30pm President Obama received a message from a Navy SEAL saying "Geronimo- E KIA" the code meaning Osama bin Laden is dead. We humbly disagree.
Geronimo was a product of his environment. A human. One with flaws. One with enough history that the person charged with defining who he is can shape the narrative any which way he likes. People chase him today, just as they did then. His story, or peoples versions of it, lead us to this point where we are today. But this poem isn't about Geronimo is it?
Don't confuse the war with the warrior."
Featuring Featuring Casey Camp, Brooke Cunningham, Brittany Cunningham, Mason Cunningham, Dallas Goldtooth, Danon Hare, Mark Hendricks, Auryeyapiwin Mahpiya Maza, Sedelta Oosahwee, Alex Red Corn, Electa Red Corn, Ryan Red Corn, Tito Ybara.