Hi I love your Tumblr! Our law firm recently posted a video of the respected Russell Means as a tribute to his life. I'd really appreciate it if you reblogged it so we can get more views on the video. Thank you so much!
Thank you! I reblogged the video, hope everyone watches it :)
Russell Means, left, and Dennis Banks in 1973, when they led a protest at Wounded Knee, S.D.
Mr. Means cut off his braids a few months before receiving his cancer diagnosis. It was, he said in an interview last October, a gesture of mourning for his people. In Lakota lore, he explained, the hair holds memories, and mourners often cut it to release those memories, and the people in them, to the spirit world.
As my friend Fritz emailed me yesterday from Innsbruck: Means cut his braids and died … for sure he was a good man.
Gil Birmingham on Working with Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer in "The Lone Ranger" [Interview]
We just got a great interview with Gil Birmingham from The 2013 movie “The Lone Ranger” with Johnny Depp. He tells StarCam’s Jennifer Tapiero about his busy summer at the FX Summer Comedy Party which includes working with Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer in “The Lone Ranger” and filming a pilot with Michael Chiklis and Dennis Quaid. Watch it anytime on our YouTube channel (StarCamCelebrities) or just follow the link. Thanks!!! http://youtu.be/5Y82clyPDvo
“What you are is very important. Who you are. If you don’t know who you are then you’re like a… like an empty vessel. So it has to come from your heart. You have to grow as a person, as a man, as a woman, from within and it … it really has to come from within to really understand. It’s like reading a poem. You can just read it but then you don’t understand its meaning. But if you read it from your heart and soul then you can really understand the message in the poem.”—Rudy Youngblood
“And then to treat my nation like we don’t know how to fight? We, the Lakota, who are responsible, the first nation, to ever militarily defeat the United States of America, on the field of battle, and Lawrence of the Plains has to teach us how to fight?”—Russell Means on Dances with Wolves (via theillustratednerdgirl)
“All my life, I’ve had to listen to rhetoric about the United States being a model of freedom and democracy, the most uniquely enlightened and humanitarian country in history, a “nation of laws” which, unlike others, has never pursued policies of conquest and aggression. I’m sure you’ve heard it before. It’s official “truth” in the United States. It’s what is taught to school children, and it’s the line peddled to the general public. Well, I’ve got a hot news flash for everybody here. It’s a lie. The whole thing’s a lie, and it always has been. Leaving aside the obvious points which could be raised to disprove it by Blacks and Chicanos and Asian immigrants right here in North America—not to mention the Mexicans, the Nicaraguans, the Guatemalans, the Puerto Ricans, the Hawaiians, the Filipinos, the Samoans, the Tamarros of Guam, the Marshall Islanders, the Koreans, the Vietnamese, the Cubans, the Dominicans, the Grenadans, the Libyans, the Panamanians, the Iraqis, and a few dozen other peoples out there who’ve suffered American invasions and occupations first hand—there’s a little matter of genocide that’s got to be taken into account right here at home. I’m talking about the genocide which has been perpetrated against American Indians, a genocide that began the instant the first of Europe’s boat people washed up on the beach of Turtle Island, a genocide that’s continuing right now, at this moment. Against Indians, there’s not a law the United States hasn’t broken, not a Crime Against Humanity it hasn’t committed, and it’s still going on.”—Russell Means (1992)