MIKE RACCOON EYES KINNEY: NATIVE WRITE-IN CANDIDATE FOR US PRESIDENT 2016
There is NO one for Indian Country to vote for in the US Presidential 2016 bid! I am now starting a National write in campaign as a PROTEST VOTE AGAINST THE DEMOCRATIC & REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES! I have made the decision to be a NATIVE WRITE-IN CANDIDATE FOR THE US PRESIDENT! It may sound crazy to do as such, but these SO-CALLED MAINSTREAM CANDIDATES DON'T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT US IN INDIAN COUNTRY! My goal is quite simple: MORE HUMAN & CIVIL RIGHTS FOR INDIAN COUNTRY!
" THE NATIVE VOTE EQUATES NATIVE ELECTED OFFICIALS TO GIVE US REPRESENTATION IN A RACIST, COLONIAL MAINSTREAM SOCIETY
Among the most difficult civil rights issues are those facing Indian Country's 10 million Native Americans. Federally recognized tribes are considered domestic dependent nations, with their rights to tribal sovereignty preserved. Tribal sovereignty refers to tribes' right to govern themselves, define their own membership, manage tribal property, and regulate tribal business and domestic relations; it further recognizes the existence of a government-to-government relationship between such tribes and the federal government. The federal government has special trust obligations to protect tribal lands and resources, protect tribal rights to self-government, and provide services necessary for tribal survival and advancement.
The fight to preserve tribal sovereignty and treaty rights has long been at the forefront of the Native American civil rights movement Moreover, Native Americans suffer from many of the same social and economic problems as other victims of long-term bias and discrimination - including, for example, disproportionately high rates of poverty, infant mortality, unemployment, and low high school completion rates. The struggle for equal employment and educational opportunity is key to addressing these problems that historically plague Indian Country.
WE NOW KNOW INDIAN COUNTRY IT IS TIME TO RISE TO POWER! We know as Native People can no longer afford to go along to get along!
The Native vote equates Native elected officials rebuild Native community by community and person by person, and Indian Country as a whole. I can't tell you how many everyday people that I've talked with who've visited Indian Country, and they've looked around and they saw all the social indicators of decline: high infant mortality, high unemployment, many other very serious problems among our People, and they always ask, " What happened to these people? Why do Native People have all these problems?"
To be blunt, many Native Peoples view the current United States government as a racist, colonial, illegal foreign government that is occupying our many Native Nations and could a dam less about us!
Five hundred years of conquest, death, cultural deprivation, and mistreatment have left North American Native populations with unresolved grief about our history. The racist, colonial policies of the United States government views as a so-called 'conquered people', oppression and repression of our God given Human and Civil Rights as First Nation Peoples and mass extermination, ethnic cleansing and racial genocide.
Native people know that with the emergence of many Native elected officials in 2016 that is the beginning of the prophecies of when Indigenous Native People are in CONTROL of the three America again within the next 25 years or less!
As I state on mainstream media and town hall meetings through out Indian Country, I make the following statement:
" CREATOR'S WORLD RENEWAL CYCLE SHALL START SOON! THE NATIVE MAN SHALL RISE TO POWER SOON! WE AS NATIVE PEOPLE SHALL BE IN CONTROL OF THE AMERICAS AGAIN! BE READY! LEARN YOUR PRAYERS! LEARN YOUR SONGS! LEARN YOUR DANCES! BE READY! THE NATIVE MAN SHALL RISE TO POWER AND BE IN CONTROL OF THE AMERICAS!"
Mike Raccoon Eyes Kinney is of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee, out of Southeast Kentucky. He has been a Native Advocate for more Human and Civil Rights for Indian Country for the past 25 years. He is the San Francisco Bay Area delegate for the Inter-Tribal Council of California. He is a writer and author on traditional and contemporary issues of Indian Country, as well gives inspirational motivational talks about the spiritual empowerment of Native Peoples. He currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.