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PowWows.com » Depp wants to buy historical Native American landmark

According to news sources, Johnny Depp wants to buy historical site, Wounded Knee and return it to the Oglala Lakota people of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

You remember Wounded Knee. Twice, it has been the location of historical conflicts between the Lakota people and the US Government. The first time was on December 29, 1890 when the US 7th Calvary massacred about 150 Lakota, most of them women and children. The second time occurred on February, 27 1973 when the American Indian Movement (AIM) and other Lakota people occupied the site for 71 days to protest living conditions on the reservation.800px-Wounded_Knee_aftermath5

The owner of the site, James Czywczynski, originally put the sacred site up for sale at $4.9M, much to the outrage of the Oglala Lakota who are one of the poorest peoples with the lowest per capita income and an estimated 70 percent unemployment rate in the country.

Occupy Wounded KneeDepp, who has always been a proponent of the Native American plight, became outraged when he heard what Czywczynski has planned and decided to spend millions of his own money to buy the land and give it back to the Oglala Lakota of the Pine Ridge Reservation.

It’s very sacred ground and many atrocities were committed against the Sioux there. And in the 1970s there was a stand-off between the Feds and the people who should own that land. This historical land is so important to the Sioux culture and all I want to do is buy it and give it back. Why doesn’t the government do that? – Johnny Depp

Mr. Depp, you raise a valid point


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The Oracle Report Wednesday, July 17, 2013


First Quarter Moon Phase: Moon in Scorpio
Ruling Mahavidya: Dhumavati

Amidst strong cosmic and supernatural forces of transformation, a reprieve is delivered today. There’s a pause in the “pounding” that is underway this week (see this week’s posts in the Archives for more information).

In essence, the Mahavidyas at work this month are taking a break – an intermission. This enables things to develop a bit before they return to it. During the intermission of a play, there is time for the plot to settle in on us. We process it. We discuss it with others and this takes our thoughts in other directions. We expand our experience of the play.

Intermission is also when we refresh or have a beverage. We quench our thirst. These are themes today.

But all in all, today’s energy conspires toward lusciousness as the Great Goddess Sophia invites us to indulge in our creative collaboration with her. There is only one thing we need to do for this: find and connect with our humanity.

It would be a good idea to define how the term “humanity” is meant here. At its finest – it’s natural state, humanity expresses, through artistic means, a spectrum of emotions, all of which are fundamentally rooted in love. Humanity maintains it’s natural state through connection with the natural world around it. Humanity is in love with its environment.

The message today is to connect with something outside in nature, remark on its beauty, and in the process, fall back in love with life. It works best if you are actually outside, but if you aren’t able to be out as much as you would like, catch a glimpse of something out of a window (office window, car window, house window) and carry it with you in your mind.

Tomorrow and Friday, the goddesses return from their break and pound away again.

(They are pounding away at nothing less than space-time itself, but more on that tomorrow.)