Lakoas haben Leuten wie Swift Deer den Krieg erklärt:
Against Exploiters of Lakota
First of all; We (meaning A.I.C.S.) did
not write this declaration.
It was written by Lakota/Dakota/Nakota Spiritual people.
We do however support, and we encourage others to support, each and
every word written here.
Elders don't get around the internet like we do, so they are only partly
aware of all the exploitation going on. Support those who wrote these
words making it known to the exploiters - we know who and what they are,
we do not approve, we are watching, and we are notifying others. Above
all else, BOYCOTT the fakes and make sure your friends do not fall
victim to them!
At the Lakota Summit V, an international gathering of US and Canadian
Lakota, Dakota and Nakota Nations, about 500 representatives from 40
different tribes and bands of the Lakota unanimously passed a "Declaration
of War Against Exploiters of Lakota Spirituality." The following
declaration was unanimously passed on June 10, 1993
are the conveners of an ongoing series of comprehensive forums on the
abuse and exploitation of Lakota spirituality; and
we represent the recognized traditional spiritual leaders, traditional
elders, and grassroots advocates of the Lakota people; and
for too long we have suffered the unspeakable indignity of having our
most precious Lakota ceremonies and spiritual practices desecrated,
mocked and abused by non-Indian "wannabes," hucksters,
cultists, commercial profiteers and self-styled "New Age shamans"
and their followers; and
with horror and outrage we see this disgraceful expropriation of our
sacred Lakota traditions has reached epidemic proportions in urban areas
throughout the country; and
our precious Sacred Pipe is being desecrated through the sale of
pipestone pipes at flea markets, powwows, and "New Age" retail
corporations have been formed to charge people money for admission into
phony "sweatlodges" and "vision quest" programs; and