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  I would like to use this space on this website to address Native American issues and tell stories in an endeavor to teach future generations. My brother, Snow Owl, has done a fine job of gathering and writing for this website, my desire is only to emphasize some things that are important to me, having walked this Earth as (what the white man calls) an Apache since the winter of 1921.

   The first section below consists of articles on Native American issues and information.  Some came from articles sent to me, some from articles I gathered and some are links to articles on this website, that I would like to highlight.

    The second section is a list of stories/legends. When I was a child, there was no television and very few people had radios. We used to sit by the fire and listen to the storytellers. The stories were passed down from one generation to the next. I am telling these stories now, so that they can be passed on to future generations.  

    The third section concerns voting. The article "Honor Your Ancestors: Register and Vote!" was written in 2004, it applies to ALL elections. The article "How to Make Your Voice Heard" has been updated for the election in November 2008. Spirit Hawk's article "Full Circle" is a must read for the coming election.

If you have an article or story that you feel belongs in Wolf's Corner,
    Fill Out the Form Below, and I will get back to you.--Spotted Wolf

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ARTICLES and INFORMATION


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Commentaries and News on Native American Issues
Susan Bates

On this website since August 2004

Editorials and Contents List of this weekly E-zine
Wotanging Ikche Native American News-Gary Night Owl

On this website since May 2005

Insightful Articles on Current Native American Affairs
So Says, Spirit Hawk ^i^
On this website since November 2007

Articles of Interest Written by David House  Star-Telegram Staff Writer

HANDBOOK OF AMERICAN INDIANS-1906 INTRO

NATIVE AMERICAN LEGENDS AND STORIES

When complete we will have over 800 Native American Legends and Stories
from over 90 Tribal Nations, as well as over 90 Legends and Stories
from Unknown Nations.

CLICK TO GO TO LIST OF TRIBAL NATIONS' LEGENDS and STORIES

All of the stories are printer friendly  or have printer friendly versions
so that you can print them out to share with others that
don't have computers or internet access.

Since I am Apache, I have the Apache List here
as well as on the Native American Stories and Legends List Pages

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HONOR YOUR ANCESTORS: REGISTER AND VOTE!
If Native Americans would get out and vote, then someday we might have a Native American running for president. ~ Spotted Wolf
American Indians were the last group to be permitted the right to vote in the United States of America.

African-Americans got their voting rights in 1870 and women in 1920, but it wasn't until the 1960's that the original people of this land won a voice in what goes on here. (We were officially accepted as US citizens in 1924, by the way, and have a higher percentage of men and women in military service than any other ethnic group in the country. I am myself am have fought in many wars for this country. (So anyone who believes American Indians aren't 'real' Americans, might as well leave this page now. )

We have had a long wait and a long struggle for representation in this political system. My ancestors didn't have the opportunity to vote against Andrew Jackson, who ordered his troops to evict them from their homes at gunpoint and force-march them to Oklahoma (despite the Supreme Court declaring it unconstitutional).

I didn't even have the opportunity to vote for a governor who wouldn't take our children out of our house against their will and ship them off to faraway boarding schools to be violently 'civilized.' (I was out fighting a war proving I was a "real" American.)

Well, we have the opportunity to vote now--but dishearteningly few of us use it. Until we stand up to be counted, American politicians will continue to ignore us and our wishes, and this time, there is nobody to blame but ourselves.

Our ancestors fought and suffered and died because they didn't have the option of influencing the United States government.

And regardless of whether we may be full-bloods, mixed-bloods, or mostly-white descendants of an Indian great-grandmother, we owe it to them to use this right they have bought with their blood and tears.

BE A WARRIOR. VOTE.

HOW TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD
The information below has been updated for the 2008 Election. If we are going to make our voices heard we need to participate in ALL elections.
~ Spotted Wolf
1. REGISTER TO VOTE--

Unless you live in New Hampshire or Wyoming, this is easy. Here is a page sponsored by the League of Women Voters that offers an online voter registration form. All you have to do is fill out the form with your name, address, birth date, and drivers license number or social security number, then print it out and mail it to the address provided. If you don't have a printer, you can also call the Secretary of State of your state and ask them to send you the form in the mail.

If you live in New Hampshire, you have to go to the city clerk or request an absentee registration form from them. Here's the page about how to get registered in New Hampshire. You can also just register on Election Day in New Hampshire, if you bring ID and a utilities or credit card bill with your address printed on it. In Wyoming, you have to contact the county clerk to get registered, here's the list of Wyoming county clerks.

The deadline for registration is different in every state. You should register as soon as possible to avoid missing it. Here is a good list of the voter registration deadlines in all 50 states.

 
2. INFORM YOURSELF ABOUT THE ELECTION--

Learn about who the candidates are and what their positions are on topics that are important to you. Here is Barack Obama's website and Barack Obama's page- First Americans' Issues, one of five pages on his website concerning Native Americans. While Mc Cain does not have any pages about Native American issues, here is his website John Mc Cain's website .

There are also congress, governor and local elections. Here is an excellent state by state election information page by the League of Women Voters (it is non-partisan and publishes the candidates' own answers to issue questions).

Another nonpartisan candidate information page is Project Vote Smart.

If you are interested in environmental issues (as many native people are) you can also check out League of Conservation Voters which informs the public about the previous environmental voting records of different candidates.

You may also want to check your tribe or nation's homepage as some chiefs and tribal leaders have endorsed candidates who have done honorably by us.

As for native representation in government, now that Ben Nighthorse Campbell (Republican senator from Colorado) has retired, there are no American Indians representing our country in the Senate any longer.

3. VOTE--

Election Day is Tuesday November 4 this year. Make time to go vote! If you're not sure where your polling place is, the League of Women Voters can help you again: their voter information guide has links to tell everyone in every state where the polling station is. (They also have good information about what to do if there's a problem at your polling place, which happened in some states last election.)

If you are going to have trouble getting to the polling place (it is far away, you don't have a car, your health isn't good, you may not be in town that day, or it's too hard for you to make time) you can consider voting early. Almost every state lets you do this.

In most of them you don't need an excuse at all, and in others, simply stating you plan to be away from town that day is sufficient. Usually you just have to fill out an absentee ballot and send it in by mail.

There is a good site here, EZVote, that gives detailed instructions for exactly how to do this in every state. If you turn in an absentee ballot early (more than a week before the election) it will be counted on election day at the same time as all the other ballots. So if you're even a little bit worried about getting to the polling place on November 2, look into this option.

 
4. REGISTER YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND ENCOURAGE THEM TO VOTE TOO--

No one is more community-based than American Indians. Can you imagine what would happen if all of us voted this year?

There are almost two million American Indian people in the US, and another ten million people of American Indian descent. The more we vote, the more politicians will care about our issues.

Talk to your friends, get them to register and vote. Talk to your family, maybe the whole clan can go to the polls together. Talk to your community, maybe the elders might think it's a good idea to have a meeting in October where everyone prepares absentee ballots together.

And if anyone ever polls you, and you are Native American, then state your ethnicity as 'Native American'. The more visible we are, the more strength we have.

5. SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS THAT REGISTER, ENCOURAGE, AND HELP VOTERS.

If you want to do more, you can join with a group who is doing voter registration and get-out-the-vote activities, help them, and/or ask for their help mobilizing your tribe.

The National Congress of American Indians has a nonpartisan Native Vote program this year working to mobilize Indian and Native Alaskan voters. There is a good group called America Votes which is dedicated to nonpartisan voter registration and participation in general.

If you don't want something nonpartisan, then the Republican Party and the Democratic Party both work on voter registration and mobilization too.

And the NAACP works to prevent voter intimidation and disenfranchisement of minorities at the polls--they are predominantly African-American but have also fought for American Indian and Latino rights, so they would surely also welcome your involvement.

If Native Americans would get out and vote, then someday we might have a Native American running for president. ~ Spotted Wolf

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Below are Links to Spotted Wolf's Corner Articles-
[ Contents---Register and Vote! ] [ Remembering The Great Chiefs ]
[ Native American Legends & Stories ] [Anglos Once Were Immigrants ] [Handbook of American Indians 1906 -Contents]
[ Native American Indians and the Eagle ] [ Native American Names & Meanings ]
[ Past Notable Native Americans-Pg-.1] [ Past Notable Native Americans- Pg 2 ]
[ Hill & Holler Thanksgiving Column ] [ A Thanksgiving Teaching ]
[ On Being an Indian ] [ Where is Goyathlay's (Geronimo) Skull? ] [ Cochise ] [Goyathlay (Geronimo) ] [ Mangas Coloradas ] [ Nana ]

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